Let's Get Coding!

Last month, Grade 2 students had the opportunity to create their own coding challenges, working with Mr. Rob Wiebe in the IDEA Lab. Using their knowledge about community buildings from their unit of study in Social Studies, the students created coding challenges for each other. As they moved Lego figures, they had to list specific coding directions in order to get to different spots. The lab was filled with energy as students worked together to create the challenges, and then to solve coding challenges created by classmates!
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.