A Lesson in First Aid

Students in Grades 3 - 5 spent a productive session learning some key first aid skills this week. SJR parent Rishona Hyman from Aqua Essence Swim Academy visited the students with her colleague Mitchell to teach the sessions, which included learning important lessons about choking, applying band-aids and making 911 calls. Huge thanks to Rishona for spending the time teaching these invaluable skills!
St. John’s-Ravenscourt School was founded in 1820 principally to serve the children of the Selkirk settlers. By 1834 there were forty students, evenly split between boys and girls. SJR has inevitably grown and changed over the years since, though its success throughout has been unimpeachable. We have graduated 18 Rhodes scholars, for example, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II granted patronage and established a scholarship in her name in 1981. Today the programs are as strong as our reputation. A strong academic program is paired with an equally strong attention to the values of stewardship, ethical leadership, and excellence in all areas of academic, social and athletic life.