Prof Martin Veller, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Wits University, talks to us about the extraordinary times the pandemic has brought on and the effects on those in our education systems.
God bless Africa, Guide our leaders, Guard her children, And give her peace. Amen
In 1920, St John’s College was still in its infancy. The school had been established in 1898 as a parish school of St Mary’s Anglican Church in downtown Johannesburg. Soon afterwards, the social upheaval caused by the Anglo-Boer South African War – as well as the deportation of the school’s headmaster by the Boer authorities – had necessitated the closure of the school for some eighteen months.
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Mrs Margot Long, Second Mistress at St John's Preparatory, has been selected as this year's recipient of the International Boys' Schools Coalition (IBSC) Hawley-Jarvis Service Award.
The St John's College community proudly welcomes Mr Lester Lalla, the 11th Headmaster of St John’s Preparatory.
Mr Lalla joins us from St Stithians Boys’ Prep where he served as Deputy Head: Curriculum & Innovation.
Although we are living in challenging times as we face the COVID-19 pandemic, they are not entirely unprecedented in the history of St John’s College. We see from the Letter of 1918 written by Fr Clement Thomson CR that 102 years ago a pandemic necessitated the school’s closure for a prolonged period.
Proposal to name science laboratories after Mr William Raphulu and Mr Thomas Kubayi
Mr William Raphulu and Mr Thomas Kubayi are both retiring this year after having served the College as laboratory technicians in the physical sciences department for more than 35 years each.
We say goodbye to Mr Patrick Lees today after 14 years of distinguished service to St John's College, ten of them leading the Preparatory School with distinction.
The end-of-term newsletter and Easter wishes from Mr Stuart West, Executive Headmaster at St John's College.
The St John’s College staff are now working and teaching remotely. We are still contactable via our regular email addresses from 07h30 until 16h30 from Monday to Friday.
Welcome to the College Classifieds, our digital publication that offers our community the opportunity to advertise their wares and services with fellow Johannians.
In response to the National State of Disaster, as declared by President Ramaphosa in terms of the Disaster Management Act, St John’s College will be closed from Wednesday 18 March until Tuesday 5 May 2020, and all planned events and tours during this time have been cancelled.