City of St. John’s Youth Programs

Limited spaces are available in the following City of St. John’s, Recreation Division youth programs!

Register now:  

  • Online through RECconnect
  • In person at either H.G.R Mews Community Centre or Paul Reynolds Community Centre
  • Telephone at (709) 576-8499

Youth & The Arts

Improv, painting, drum circles and so much more for youth to get artistically creative outside the lines!

Date:                August 2nd-August 6th, 2021
Time:                9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Ages:               12 to 16 years
Location:          H.G.R Mews Community Centre
Cost:                 $ 100.00

Youth Yoga and Mindfulness

Simple yoga and breath, meditation for focus and calm, and teachings that nurture awareness and kindness in their relationship with themselves and each other. Must bring own yoga mat.

Date:                July 13th, 2021
Time:                9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ages:               12 to 16 years
Location:          Paul Reynolds Community Centre
Cost:                 $ 24.00

Youth Coding Workshop

Learn to code and problem solve alongside skilled Brilliant Lab instructors. Build and program robots, learn to program videogames, build websites and much more!

Date:                July 26th, 2021
Time:                1:00 -pm to 4:00 pm
Ages:               12 to 16 years
Location:          Paul Reynolds Community Centre
Cost:                 $ 21.00

We Need Your Support – Second Outdoor Classroom

School Community, we need your help!

Given the popularity of our existing outdoor classroom, our Staff and School Council wanted to pursue a second outdoor classroom. Construction has already started to the left of the bus / student drop off, where we have grubbed the area and are in the process of laying gravel.

It will be MDJH’s 50th year anniversary in September 2022, and we thought that this outdoor classroom could be dedicated to our past students and families, which is why we decided to reach out. If a family or families would like to purchase a boulder for $150, it can be dedicated to a person or family and will be memorialized by a small plaque embedded on the boulder.

If you are interested, please contact Ms. Pike at the office.

Update from Public Health Nurse

A case of head lice has been detected in your child’s school. Anyone can get head lice, mainly through direct head-to-head contact but also from sharing hats, combs, hair brushes, headphones, helmets, hair accessories and other personal items.

Parents or guardians may feel frustrated or embarrassed, however the problem has nothing to do with standards of cleanliness. Please do your part to prevent the spread by checking your child daily for the next few weeks and weekly thereafter. Lice infestation is much easier to treat if caught early.

If your child has head lice, please start treatment immediately and notify your child’s school. A booklet called Managing Head Lice at Home is available through your school or school nurse, this booklet may help you. This booklet can also be found electronically on the Eastern Health website:

 Your Health> Healthy Living A to Z>Head Lice> Managing Head Lice at Home (PDF)

Once a case of head lice has been found all family members should be checked as well.

If you have further questions, please contact the Public Health Nurse.

Treena Walsh


Community Garden – Phase 2

Even with the less than seasonal weather lately, we’re hard at work on our community garden. New planter boxes have been added to the side of our outdoor classroom, and we’ll hopefully see some green soon!

June is Pride Month

Don’t be afraid to show your true colours! The NLESD School District is proud to join with our partners to celebrate our diverse communities.

For SLGBTQ+ resources from trusted sources, click the image below.

MUN Engineering Summer Camps

The time is finally here!  Registration for Memorial Engineering Outreach summer camps will open on Monday, June  14.

To see the dates each program is being offered, click on the associated website.  It is important to note that capacities are limited, especially for in-person programs. 

  • Virtual Programs – Registration will open at 9:00am on Monday, June 14th. 


Programs include:

  • STEMories – free
  • Virtual Girl Quest – $25.00 Registration fee (ages 9-12)
  • Fun with STEM – $25.00 Registration fee (ages 9-12)
  • Teen Tech Week – $50.00 Registration fee (grades 7-9 – kit included)

For each of these programs, participants will need access to a device with internet connection, webcam and microphone; as well as some basic craft and household supplies for activities and projects.  Lists will be shared in advance.

  • In-Person Girl Quest (1/2 day program) – Registration will open at 12:00pm on Monday, June 14th


Program designed for girls ages 9-12 years

Camp will run from 8:30am to 12:30pm and will be held in the Engineering Building. Public Health Measures and COVID-19 protocols will be in place.

  • July 5 – July 9
  • July 19 – 23
  • August 2 – 6 (No Camp Regatta Day)
  • August 16 – 20
  • In-Person Robotics and Junior Engineers (1/2 day program) –Registration will open at 1:00pm on Monday, June 14th


Program designed for children ages 9-12 years

Camp will run from 8:30am to 12:30pm and will be held in the Engineering Building. Public Health Measures and COVID-19 protocols will be in place.

  • July 12 – 16
  • July 26 – 30
  • August 9 – 13

Our websites have been updated with program dates.  Please note that the registration links will not be activated until registration opens on Monday. During registration, if you are prompted to email me for a waitlist space, please email me as soon as possible; as waitlists are created in order of the time the email is received.  Please include the program and dates you are interested in so that you can be added to the proper waitlist.  Given reduced capacities, we are not able to offer the same number of spaces as we did in the past, and programs have been modified to ensure we are able to adhere to the Public Health measures currently in place.

If you have any questions, please email me to let me know.  I will work through them as quickly as I can.

Many thanks for your continued support of our programs.

Kathryn Hong (she / her)   

  • Coordinator for Outreach Activities
  • Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • T  709 864-3108
  • EN3011 

At Memorial University, the spring 2021 semester is proceeding in a primarily remote/online environment. As academic programs, research operations and student and administrative services continue, Memorial is committed to supporting students, faculty and staff to be safe and successful.

MUNup is a new online tools and resources hub to help students succeed while learning remotely. With transition and orientation programs, services, virtual events and community engagement opportunities, the sky’s the limit.

For more information on Memorial University and COVID-19, visit

Grade 9 Students – Ziggy’s Menu

On June 22 and 23, Grade 9 students will be able to order lunch from the Ziggy Peelgood truck. This is a special treat for our Grade 9s as they end their time here at MDJH.

If you would like to place an order, here is the menu. All orders must be placed with their homeroom teacher by Wednesday, June 16th.

  • Homerooms 91, 92, 93, 99, 910 will be able to pre-order food for June 22
  • Homerooms 94, 95, 96, 97 and 98 will be able to pre-order food for June 23  

Message of solidarity with our Muslim families

MDJH stands in solidarity with our Muslim families, whose community has just experienced a terrible loss in the attack on the Afzaal family in London, Ontario, which killed four members of the family.

As a school we are feeling especially deeply the loss of Yumna Afzaal, who was also a grade 9 student.

Any act of hatred and violence diminishes us all.