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International Night: A Trip Around the World in Our Own Gym

by Jayatee Ray - Tuesday, November 21, 2017

This past Thursday, Saint John High School celebrated its vast multicultural student body, and unique culture by hosting yet another successful International Night. Preparation began for this event from September and was wonderfully executed by the Saint John High School Special Events committee (Brianna Savoie & Allie Scott) as well as other helping students, such as Mrs. Cameron's world issues class who helped make poster boards of all the different nationalities found in our school.

The night began with cultural music playing in the background as comminute members, students, and parents filled the gym. Immediately they were presented with booths presenting cultural wear and aromas of the different foods these cultures had to offer. From Germany to China to Somalia, all cultures were presented to the public - a small window into what the culture had to offer. It was a bit after when performances began, and everyone got to enjoy live music and dancing from all around the globe.

International night was a night where everyone celebrated one another. We celebrated our different cuisines, our different languages, out different attrite, and with that, we found a common ground of acceptance and love - in our very own gym.


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John Westhaver Tells his Story

by Submitted Article - Sunday, November 19, 2017

Many of you will start driving pretty soon. And while driving brings freedom and fun, it is also a huge responsibility. Did you know that new drivers are twice as likely to be involved in a crash within their first two years of driving? Even if it is a minor crash, it can have physical, emotional and financial consequences. We want you to know about the importance of making smart driving choices. We were lucky to have John Westhaver here to share his story
and message of Road Safety with us.

For the next three weeks John will be traveling through the maritimes on the Zero Fatalities Tour. This is a tour he created last year, as he is on a personal mission to end the number of fatal vehicle crashes in Canada and the devastation it causes to the surviving families. John has won two awards for the work he does with schools and communities. In 2012, he received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal and this Spring he was awarded the Coast Mental Health - Courage to Come Back Award.


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Theory of Knowledge Class Takes in Wapikoni

by Tracy Lutz - Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sometimes the stars align.

Theory of Knowledge, a mandatory class for the IB Diploma Programme, explores the central questions "What do we know?" and "How do we know it?" That exploration takes us through many areas of knowledge, among them the arts and indigenous knowledge systems. When it was discovered that Wapikoni, the mobile cinema showing short films made by Indigenous peoples, had a stop at the Saint John Arts Centre, its relevance to our study couldn't be denied.

And, fortunately, the timing was perfect! Typically, the class meets every Wednesday night, but because everyone wished to attend the annual Memorial Game being held Wednesday the 15th, for this week only the TOK class was moved to Tuesday - the one night Wapikoni was in Saint John.

Sometimes the stars align.


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Mental Health Sessions presented on Student Development Day

by Lori Lofstrom - Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday morning saw a variety of mental health professionals from the community come to Saint John High and share their expertise with us! Community members spoke on self-esteem, sexual health, mindfulness, youth empowerment and much more! The students were engaged while learning and highly enjoyed the morning. What a great way to kick off November!


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Over 40 Exhibitors Participate in Career Exhibition

by Mike Whelton - Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Saint John High School hosted a Student Development Day on Wednesday, November 8th that featured an impressive Career Day Exhibition with more than 40 careers from all employment sectors. Many of the volunteers were made up of members from the Saint John High School Alumni. Three former classmates from the Class of 1988 celebrated a mini reunion of sorts this week. It was nice to have Dr. Duncan Webster, an Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr. David Clifford, Dentist, and Mr. Greg McIntyre, Pharmacist and Shoppers Drug Mart owner volunteer their time to speak with our students. Saint John High School would like to extend thanks to all of our volunteers and we hope to see them back again in the future.


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SJHS Remembers!

by Webstaff - Friday, November 10, 2017

On November 10th, the staff and students of Saint John High School took time to remember and honour our war veterans. The ceremony was very moving and was lead by Will Oliver, a grade 12 student.

Ms. Wood's, IB Social Studies 10 class created a touching video, dedicated to those SJHS students who fought in the wars, including one of our recent graduates who died in April, 2008, David Greenslade.

The Honour Guard, organized by Jon Webb and led by Tristen Walker was very impressive. Readings and the Lord's prayer were done by Kathleen O'Keefe, Ali Scott, Emma Higdon, Maddie Adams Alexander.

The choir, directed by Ms. Gallagher, sang 3 beautiful pieces during the ceremony; Blessed is the Lord, All of us Are Free and Hope for Resolution.

It was a wonderful tribute and a special thank you to all of the students of SJHS who were very respectful while remembering.

Trades and Tech Gala for Girls

by Submitted Article - Thursday, November 9, 2017

On November 29th, NBCC will be hosting a Trades and Tech Gala for Girls. Students will be have the opportunity to explore exciting careers in skilled trades & technologies. Women who are currently working in these fields will be present to meet with the students to discuss various careers. Young women will be provided a meal and be able to meet with mentors and hear fascinating stories from dynamic guest speakers.

The cost is free and students in attendance will have the opportunity to win an Ipad.

Click here for more information.

International Night

by webstaff - Thursday, November 9, 2017

Looking for something to do tonight November 9th. Come join us at Saint John High School for a tour around the world.It is from 6pm to 8pm in the gym at Saint John High School.Hope to see you there.


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SJHS captures back-to-back field hockey provincial titles

by Jillian Wilton - Sunday, November 5, 2017

This past weekend the team travelled to Miramichi to compete in the NBIAA Field Hockey Championship hosted by James M. Hill. The Greyhounds faced off against the Bernice McNaughton Highlanders in the semi-finals and won 3-2 to advance to the championship game against the Harbour View High School Vikings. The Greyhounds played their hearts out and left everything on the field to come out with the exciting 1-0 victory in sudden death overtime. Julia Murray scored the winning goal!

Congratulations Greyhounds!


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Student Development Day this Wednesday!

by Mike Whelton - Sunday, November 5, 2017

On Wednesday, November 8th, SJHS will be hosting a Student Development Day with a focus on career exploration ,mental health and distracted driving.

This is a collaborative initiative organized by SRC & Guidance. Student Development Day is an opportunity for students at Saint John High to focus on personal growth. The day will start with a full school assembly, where special guest John Westhaver will talk about distracted driving. The next hour will be devoted to career exploration. We have over 40 volunteers coming to our school to talk to students about a variety of occupations. Finally, students will spend the final hour of the morning in workshops. Students may select one workshop here on Eventbrite. Sessions are first come first serve. Once a session is full it will close to registrations and students will have to select a new session. Information sessions are centred on understanding and improving mental health. This event is open to SJHS students only.

Please click here see a list of Presenters who are coming on Wednesday.

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