Dramatic Days

Last week, students from Grade 5 through to Grade 12 took park in a variety of theatrical experiences in the city. At the beginning of the week, Mrs. Martin took all the Grade 6 students to see 'Torn Through Time' at the MTYP, a brand new show from local artists. This was a great experience for all the students. Meanwhile, Grade 12 Arts Prefect Wendy made the most of being part of the 'Backstage Pass' program at the Royal MTC; having applied for this program, she was selected to experience six workshop/play dates throughout the year and on this occasion, she was able to be part of an accent/dialect workshop in the morning followed by a performance of 'Matilda' in the afternoon. Also part of the 'Matilda' experience were the Grade 9 and 10 drama classes, as well as all our Grade 5 students, who had the opportunity to see the play on Thursday. The performance ties in well with the Grade 9 Broadway unit which they are currently studying, especially since they are using a song from 'Matilda' for their choreography project in the unit. Another notable SJR connection with 'Matilda' is Grade 8 student Zachary Gordon, who has been playing the part of Tommy in the show. This was his first appearance in a show at the Royal MTC. Congratulations Zachary!
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.