Students Organize Workshops for Refugee Children

A group of 6 students, myself included, visited the Alsemberg Red Cross asylum centre, along with the CAS coordinators and Ms. Doyle. I found it to be a very effective visit. Arriving at the centre, one of the men in charge gave us a short tour of building and gave us some information on how…

European Central Bank Honors St. John’s Economics Team

Our senior economics team displayed their expertise in monetary policy to win the prestigious 2017 European Central Bank (ECB) Generation Euro competition. Out of 153 international schools who participated in the first round, 20 in the second and 5 in the final, the St. John’steam (Akari, Casper, Brendan, Justin and Nicholas) was selected as the winner – an amazing achievement.…

Benefits of Being a Third Culture Kid

If you haven’t heard this term already, here is a brief explanation of this new ‘genre’ of kids- Third culture kid (TCK) is a term used for children who are raised in a culture that is different from their parents’ native culture, or varies from the culture of the country that is in the childs…

Best International Schools in Belgium

Why study in Belgium? With a blend of international cultures, nature, arts and history, Belgium offers a wonderful experience to expats, right in the heart of Europe. Europe & Languages Belgium has three official languages: Dutch, French and German. With the EU and NATO headquarters located in Brussels, Belgium is home to many international families.…

Can international schools reduce conflict in the world?

St. John’s International School in Waterloo, Belgium conducted a survey on the topic of international schools and conflict in the world. The statement was: Do you believe there would be less conflict in the world if all children would have an international school experience? The context of the question was whether the world would be…