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The School has published its annual magazine The Johnian, which reviews the highs and lows of the last academic year. Written predominantly by pupils, this annual magazine commends the School’s achievements, developments and highlights of 2013-14. Compiled over the course of the 2014 Summer Term, this year’s edition of The Johnian is the most comprehensive ever, with a full recap of successes in music, drama and sport.
In the magazine, Housemasters/mistresses and House Captains give a roundup of all house activity, noting triumphs and catastrophes in house competitions, as well as the efforts of pupils in fundraising for their chosen charities. Pupils are interviewed on their skills, passions and experiences to give readers an insight into life at St John’s and how much more they hope to achieve in the coming months and years.
The magazine also includes pupils’ personal highlights of the year. For example, Harry Lonsdale, (Upper Sixth, Montgomery House) commented that his high point was “witnessing the sunrise over the Atlas Mountains, after a painful tumble from a camel on the geography trip” (– ouch!), and a number of the School’s talented musicians remarked on the St John’s choir trip to Prague.
Headmaster Martin Collier said, “There were so many highlights of 2013-14, from Oxbridge success to sporting glory. If I had to choose one event which encapsulates St John’s as a school it was the Community Holiday. It was a very special week for all involved and an event which showed the School at its very best.”
The School’s first Community Holiday also lends itself to a heart-warming feature in the magazine (pages 78-79), written by former pupil Dhiraj Patel (Surrey House Captain 2013-14).
The Johnian magazine serves as a celebration of the School’s activity and congratulates pupils on their continued efforts to work hard and excel, both inside and outside of the classroom, whilst they “seek the things that are above”.
The electronic edition of the magazine (in PDF format) can be accessed by clicking here.
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