Recent Blog Postings
St. John’s 12th graders got an unusual and up-close look at how UPS enables global commerce recently during a personal tour of the Cologne hub by top company executives.
Hosted by Nando Cesarone, President of UPS’s Europe region, the 39 students and four chaperones got a rare glimpse inside the center of UPS Europe’s midnight sorting hub. There, almost 45 kilometers of belts disperse up to 190,000 packages an hour between 11 p.m. and 2:30 a.m., in time for the last of UPS’s 42 planes to take off around 5:30 a.m.
We had the pleasure of inaugurating our amazing Mud Kitchen in the Timbertops playground last week.
Jonathan, one of our maintenance team members, made it from scratch. We would like to thank him again for this wonderful project!
As teachers, we feel that playing outside, using nature, discovering the properties of sand, mud, leaves mixed with water is essential to becoming a well-balanced person. The children love experimenting, they love “cooking”, they collaborate, they become Risk-Takers, it also allows the child to make new friendships.
Grade 6 students carried out their first scientific investigation this week. They were looking at different factors that could affect the time taken for a pendulum to complete a full cycle. Some students chose to test the mass of the bob, some chose the length of the pendulum while some chose to test the initial position from where the pendulum is released.
Mme. Verbert’s Dual Language Grade 5 class did a fun exercise yesterday to learn about energy.
Our grade 6 students had their first pre-lab activity yesterday and they were absolutely delighted. It was an opportunity for them to learn how to use some of the equipment in the lab to measure quantitative data. There were multiple stations set up. They used a triple beam balance and a digital balance to measure the mass of solids. They also learned to how to use a graduated cylinder to measure the volume of liquids. They were not using any hazardous chemicals, nevertheless, it did not stop them from having their lab coats and goggles on.