Zimbabwe is blessed with its climate and there is a strong emphasis on sport in our schools which is why many of our students are so sought-after in foreign countries. The nature of sport makes it a pertinent social metaphor for teaching a young adult a great deal about life itself; about rules and structures, the value of a team unit, displaying humility in victory and graciousness in defeat, as well as being an important factor in overall health and wellbeing. St John’s believes that by actively pursuing a sport will stand our students in good stead for life, but playing a wide cross-section of sports will also develop different parts of their character.
St John’s pupils are also very much encouraged to embrace and participate fully in the many cultural activities and societies that the school offers, thus striving to add a multi-dimensional aspect to their profile as a student, with the realisation that a balance between academics, sport and culture is a diet which best feeds a healthy mind and body.
Apart from the tangible activities students engage in, there are many principles which are included into the ethos of the 6th form which are aimed at developing character and social responsibility. An Honour Code specific to the 6th form is a document to which all students are required to pledge an undertaking to uphold all the values, principles and traditions on which the school is founded. In addition, Human Rights issues, global awareness and a Green Policy which promotes eco-literacy, environmentalism and sustainability form very much a part of what St John’s as a whole wishes to instil in all its students, thus helping them to become morally upright citizen of a modern world order which more and more will rely upon the initiatives and motivation of the next generation.