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Building Wellness and Community

Over the last few years, Mr. Steven Landreville, Physical Education Teacher and Vice Principal of Middle School, has dedicated significant time to completing a Post Baccalaureate Diploma Program in Education and his Master of Education. In his studies, Mr. Landreville examined the importance of a strong, unified and collaborative culture, subsequently turning to his professional environment, here at SJR, to engage his colleagues and students with his findings.

To this end, he led the inauguration and continuation of Middle School Wellness Days, which are designated blocks of time that invite students to engage with their school community, both with staff and fellow their peers, in positive and healthy ways. Not only did students learn about activities that help them feel empowered, but they also discovered ways to lift the spirits of those around them, which proved to be particularly beneficial during height of the pandemic months.

To learn more about Middle School Wellness Days and how important these activities have proven to be, read the full article, starting on page 20, in the latest Focus magazine | 2020-2021 Year in Review.
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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.