10 May 2013

During the April holidays a number of sporting and cultural tours took place.

St. John’s College (Johannesburg) Easter Rugby Festival
The College participated in this prestigious annual season opener. The first two games were wins for us, including
against our hosts. On the final day we played Windhoek Gymnasium but went down 40-6.
New friends were made and stronger ties forged with our namesake school.
We have already received, and accepted, their invitation to the 2014 festival.

The 1st XV then went on to play three matches at the annual Cottco Festival held at Prince Edward School during the
final week of the holidays. Here we won two of our three games, losing to Churchill on the final day.

This weekend we host Kyle College (Masvingo) for three afternoon games; 12.45 pm – U16A, 2.00pm – 2nd team
with the 1st XV playing at 15.30 on Saturday. You are welcome to come and support the RAMS.

The following weekend sees the College hosting the U18 provincial rugby trials. This will culminate in the RAMS taking
on St. George’s at approximately 16.00. Please diarise this date, as it will be one of the season’s highlights.

St. Alban’s 50th Anniversary Hockey Festival
Our 1st XI cricket team visited as a part of these celebrations in February, followed in the holidays by season opening
hockey matches for our U16 and 1st XI hockey teams.
Our 1st XI found the opposition very demanding but managed a win against St. Benedict’s.
Bear in mind, though, that the point of the tour was to prepare for the domestic season.
The U16 side also met with tougher opposition than normal but this has helped prepare them for the local games
throughout this coming term.

Bi-Annual History Tour
Once again, Mrs. Mukotsanjera led a large group of students on a tour of places of historical interest in Europe. The
focus is mainly on sites and events associated with both world wars, including a visit to Auschwitz. This fascinating tour is
a special opportunity for students to learn about the past so that they can see how this insight can be applied to life in
the modern world. There is so much to say about this tour but a feedback session will be held in due course for those
who would like to attend.

IT
The College has installed six additional Smartboards as a part of the ongoing programme of technical upgrading of
classrooms.

These facilities will bring us that much closer to our goal of equipping the whole College with various options that assist
in learning and interaction.

Mashonaland Swimming Team Tour to Sasolburg : 21 – 27 March 2103

Congratulations to the following St John’s College boys who were selected and achieved these results:
Aiden Burnett Gold 200m freestyle
Martin Eeson Bronze 50m backstroke
Thomas Reid Silver 200m Freestyle
Bronze 50m Freestyle

Upcoming Events (Cultural)

Saturday 18th May (2.30pm and 7pm) – The Kilted Generation at Reps Theatre.
St John’s College Pipe Band present a fundraiser show (to enable them to travel to the world piping championships in Glasgow), with guest singers and the St John’s Jazz Band.
A wonderful musical event for all and a great cause to support. Reps is supporting this with free use of the theatre as a thank-you for the band’s annual appearance at Reps’ new year’s eve celebrations
Times : 2.30 pm ($10) Evening show 7pm ($12)

Saturday 25th May
Africa Day – “Africa Welcomes the World” : Cultural evening with music, songs, displays, fashion show and various stands from around the world.
Venue : College Hall
Time : 7 pm
Tickets : $10 including supper ($5 for children)

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