Lest We Forget

On Friday, November 9, 2018, all three schools held special Remembrance Day assemblies to remember those who have served and sacrificed for our country. In Junior School, the Grade 5 prefects and captains marked the occasion with a presentation about the history of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance. The Ensemble Club also performed a song, accompanied by Grade 11 student Jacob on the cello. It was a fitting way to mark this occasion and remember the members of our armed forces who have served, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
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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.