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Educate and Empower

In the Fall of 2020, students were welcomed back to campus to learn in person, after a long COVID hiatus. The pandemic certainly was on centre stage, but so were many social, political and environmental events that were on the minds of students. Young people who are always reminded that they are the future, so bearing the weight of 2020 on their shoulders was a massive load to carry. It didn’t come as a surprise to Rebecca Powell, Director of Student Leadership, when droves of Senior School students began reaching out to her about concerns they had regarding a young person’s ability to evoke change. From these conversations, the Educate and Empower Club was born. 

To learn more about the Educate and Empower Club and its impact on Senior School Students, read the full article, starting on page 22, 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.