January 20, 2019

Sticklebacks 2019

On 17th January 2019 the St John’s Sticklebacks swimming team made their way to the Olympic Park in Stratford. We were competing once again in the first heat of the Panathlon challenge. It was a very cold day with the first signs of snow in the air as we made our way across east London to the Olympic Park. The weather however did not dampen the mood on the bus and our team arrived in good spirits. We arrived in…

May 15, 2018

London Panathlon Plate Finals

The St John’s Sticklebacks were back in action on the 10th May competing in the finals of the Panathlon swimming competition. Our team of eight travelled to the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park to compete against eight other qualifying teams from the south of England. Our team had qualified in second position on a technicality so we were entering the competition feeling hard done by, but confident of a good result. We arrived at the pool in good time…

July 13, 2017

Aquinas Trust Sports Day

Sports Leaders On a beautiful July morning, six of St John’s sports leaders went across to Walthamstow’s Pool and Track to help their peers from other Catholic Schools in officiating the Aquinas Trust School sports day. Our sports leaders have been working hard all year to learn the skills and rules needed to assist in many different sporting activities. At St John’s our sports leaders are involved in the practice of gymnastics, athletics, football and basketball and are called upon…

March 22, 2017

Aquinas Trust Mass

The Aquinas Teaching & Learning Trust, which is made up of a number of primary and secondary schools based in the Waltham Forest deanery, celebrated its first annual Mass at Our Lady & St George Church, Walthamstow recently. St John's was one of the schools. Click here to take you to the full article.

February 2, 2017

Judoka embark on the yellow belt challenge

It gives me great pleasure to announce that a dozen of our 6th form students have accepted the yellow belt challenge put to them by the British Judo Association. The Fighting Chance Project’s Yellow Belt Challenge is a British Judo partnered programme that works with grass roots community Judo clubs to engage young people from disadvantaged and vulnerable backgrounds. The Fighting Chance Project believes that by introducing young people to the positive activity of judo, they can make new friends,…

December 5, 2016

Sticklebacks Strike Again

On the 1st of December 2016 the St John’s sticklebacks made the journey across east London to Newham to compete in the Penathalon swimming competition. The competition had a mixture of traditional swimming races as well as team events and this year our team were fielding a mix of novice and experienced swimmers. It was a crisp, frosty morning as team St John’s began their journey east however the team’s spirits were high and an air of confidence could be…

October 3, 2016

Boxing Comes to St John’s

Dear Parents, carers and Families, We are delighted to inform you that for the next ten weeks the former boxer, Colin Sweet C, McMillan, will be running classes for a group of our students. Colin was the former British and commonwealth featherweight champion who went on to win the world championship belt in 1992. Colin and his associate Lisa will be running classes based on the training concepts of boxing. The Classes will take a variety of formats but a…

July 8, 2016

Swimming Success at the Olympic Park

London and South East swim finals 2016 On a grey, wet, Tuesday morning, the St John’s Sticklebacks (Swim team) made their way across London to the Olympic pool in Stratford to compete in the London and South East England swim finals. The Sticklebacks qualified for the event by winning the Essex heat and teams were competing from as far afield as Norfolk. This time the competition was also slightly nervier for our athletes as not only was it the finals…

May 12, 2016

The Panthers strike again

From the Sports Desk   On the 11th May, on a very dark, wet day the St John’s Panthers girls football team made their way across London to compete in the South London special league. Our team is relatively new to football but have been training hard with the Tottenham Hotspur development team. In our first game we drew Glebe who were very strong opponents. The stand in coaches for the competition were Sam Beaman and Jacky Toohey who set…