'Day Two' marked by an emphasis on House Spirit, Community & Etiquette

posted Sep 7, 2011, 9:49 AM by fr.irenei@stjohnsacademysf.org   [ updated Sep 7, 2011, 10:02 AM ]
The second day of this year's new orientation week, 'Week One', has begun, carrying on the joyful spirit begun with yesterday's first day of school.

In this second day of school, new and returning students at St. John's are emphasising not only their focus on academic excellence and achievement (through some time spent learning the school's 'ESLRs', or Expected Schoolwide Learning Results), but also on community, spirit, and etiquette in school.

Students are spending time together in their Great Houses, learning more about the program as well as designing their own House constitutions, charters, and electing officers. Special House 'pep rallies' have also been staged, among great enthusiasm on the part of our students.

A special section on etiquette has followed, drawing students into a full understanding and appreciation of our emphasis on proper etiquette in school, our attention to our school uniform policy, and our focus on respect and love.


St. John's Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (the 'ESLRs'):

  • Know, understand and implement the basic beliefs and practices of the Orthodox Christian faith in one’s personal life.
  • Be prepared to live as a truly useful member of society who practices Christian citizenship towards others and true Orthodox piety towards God.
  • Be able to think critically and analytically.
  • Be able to express oneself in an effective and confident manner.
  • Acquire the motivation and ability to strive for intellectual excellence.