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St John's wins tickets to celebrate the Commonwealth Day Observance, in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen.

Students and staff returned from a fantastic and memorable week skiing in Malnitz, Austria. There were over 40 skiiers of varying abilities and each and everyone enjoyed the delightful and challenging slopes of Malnitz. Skiing in the largest snow fall Austria has had in years, the skiiers from Year 8 to Year 12, were able to develop their ski skills and enjoy the apres ski too!

A group of our Year 9 students have won the Hexham and Newcastle Catholic Partnership Modern Foreign Language Olympic Message Film competition 2012. The students prepared and filmed a short film giving their ideas of an olympic message entirely in French and German. The judges were most impressed by the confident presentations and commented particularly on their imaginative filming locations, good accents and charismatic performances. They will be presented with a trophy and certificates lat

On Holocaust Memorial Day ,Friday 27th January, forty Year 9 students visited Durham Cathedral and participated in workshops about the Holocaust and then listened to Rudi Oppenheimer a Holocaust survivor. Rudi survived five years under the Nazis in Holland and in the camps of ‘Westerbork’ and Bergen-Belsen. He ended up on ‘The Last Train from Belsen’.

The Music Department would like to congratulate a number of musicians on recently passing their Music Grade Examinations. Charlie Frankcom and  Edward Stringer from Year 9 passed their Grade 3 Violin Exams, whilst Nimisha Norman and Kamran Fawad from Year 8 were successful in passing their Grade 2 Violin Exams.  Also, Freya Kalus from Year 10 was successful in gaining her Grade 4 Vocal Exam.  All students have been working hard in preparation of their exams.


Someone once said revenge is a dish best served cold, and St John’s served their dish straight from the freezer. Ruthless, skilful, energetic and full-blooded are merely a few of the adjectives you could use to describe ‘The Eagles’’ performance against a side who had inflicted upon them their only defeat of the season thus far, by 6 goals to 2.


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