An Animated Visit

On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, children's author Kevin Sylvester paid a visit to Junior School to talk - and read - to the students. Grades 3-5 enjoyed an animated reading of his graphic novel "The Almost Epic Squad", while Kindergarten to Grade 2 were treated to his story "Splinters", a hockey-themed twist on the classic Cinderella story. Kevin kept the students engaged with his humour and enthusiasm, as well as his great stories - thanks so much for coming by to visit us!
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.