Jump Rope for Heart

On Friday, March 1, 2019, Junior School students in Kindergarten to Grade 2 participated in another successful 'Jump Rope for Heart' event to help raise money for the Heart & Stroke Foundation. This was the 9th annual event to take place at SJR, raising money for a great cause. It began in 2011 after Gerry Briggs, husband to Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Cheryl Briggs, suffered a stroke. Gerry spoke to the students about his recovery and how much the Heart & Stroke Foundation has done to help him through the process.

Over the past 8 years, we have raised over $25,000 for the Foundation. This year, the students collected an impressive $3,800 to add to that total. Thank you to all the parents who came to help out with this important event.
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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.