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Round Square International Conference 2022

Today we bid farewell to six senior school students who will soon be jetting off to the UK to participate in this year’s Round Square Conference. The Conference is an annual event run by, and for, students aged 16-18. Each year, the conference is held in a new country, where a different school hosts the event, which is based on a new theme.

Take Less and Be More – that’s the theme driving the activities and opportunities offered to the 800 student delegates, from 50 different countries, who will be participating in this year’s conference. The overarching aim of this Conference will be to make a collective pledge, together as a generation, “that will carefully consider what we take from our environment and from the people around us,” while always striving to offer more than what we’ve taken.

We can’t wait to hear what our students not only take away from this experience, but also what they’re able to give back as result of their opportunity to participate.
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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.