Mini-Mesters for the Day

On January 29, 2018, students in Grades 9, 10 and 11 participated in Mini-Mesters, organized in part by the Grade 11 Leadership students. Taking place to coincide with Bell Let's Talk Day (January 30), this year's theme was 'wellness', with the aim of focusing on students' physical and mental well-being at a busy time of year. The goal of the day was to provide students with a productive break from any stress they might be feeling. .

The activities on offer revolved around mental, emotional, physical, and social wellness, with choices ranging from yoga and ice skating to photography, meditation, Turkish paper marbling and jewllery making. The day was a great opportunity for the students to enjoy something different and focus on their physical and emotional wellness.


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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.