Cricket at MDJH!

Interested in learning a new sport that is played the world over? Looking for a sport to coach? Look no further!

Learn to play Cricket – Mondays at 2:30 pm in the MDJH gym. Open to students in Grade 7 and 8! No charge – just bring your sneakers!

Interested in learning how to coach Cricket? Mondays at 2:30 PM in the MDJH gym!

Go CODE Girl – Saturday, February 16th

The 2019 Go CODE Girl session will take place on Saturday, February 16.  This event is available for girls in grades 7-11 and is FREE!  The workshop will take place at the S. J. Carew (Engineering) Building from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.  Space is limited and online registration will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Coding experience is not required for this event, but an interest in coding will definitely help!

Registration is set to open on January 29, 2019 at 12:00 noon.  Click here for more information and to register.

Registered Babysitting Course

The City of St. John’s is offering a Registered babysitter Course at the Kilbride Lion’s Club Community Centre.

Babysitting Course: # 13156

  • Learn the basics of babysitting for children from birth to school age and first aid/emergency response
  • Bring a doll and lunch
  • Can register for this course online or is person at one of our facility locations
  • Saturday, February 2, 2019
  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Ages 11 to 14 years (must be 11 years by course date)
  • Kilbride Lion’s Club Community Centre
  • $55

For further information regarding this program please click here.


Basketball Medals for MDJH

Congratulations to the Grade 7A Boys Basketball Team on their gold medal win this past weekend in Mobile.

Congratulations also to the Grade 7 Girls Basketball Team on taking Silver at the Beaconsfield Invitational.

Way to go, Grizzlies!

Grade 9 Farewell Carnival / Call for Parent Volunteers

This year, MDJH will be hosting the Farewell Carnival on May 16, 2019, from 6:30 – 9:00 PM. Both the Student Council and the School Council have endorsed this event. All Grade 9 students are invited to attend as it will be one of the last times to come together as the senior class of MDJH.

The City of St. John’s Youth and Recreation Group are helping to organize the occasion. Some of the events that have been planned include:

  • First Down Football Challenge
  • Large Games
  • Bouncy Castle
  • NEW! Escape Game – Can you escape in 20 mins?
  • Clue Orienteering
  • BBQ
  • HoopZone
  • Memorial Banner
  • Wii Sports & Just Dance
  • Karaoke
  • Smoothies
  • Magician (Mark Weber)
  • Photo Booth

As each student completes an event, their card will be hole-punched and their names will be entered for a prize. To keep costs at a minimum, we will be looking for the donation of small prizes. If you would like to donate an item, feel free to drop it off at the office. Items that have been donated have included: gift certificates, movie passes, basketballs, caps, etc. We will also be looking for parents/guardians to make mini cupcakes in batches of 50.

The food items include: BBQ hot dogs, popcorn and fruit smoothies. Dress for this event is casual: shorts, t-shirts and sneakers. To help offset the costs, we are asking that each student bring in $20.00. If there are any concerns please let the office know. Please fill in and return this permission form as soon as possible, along with the $20.00 fee.

We are also currently looking for Parent Volunteers to help supervise this event. In anticipation of Grade 8 students participation next year, we thought it would be fitting for Grade 8 parents to participate. If you are able to volunteer for this event please fill in this form and pass it in to your son’s / daughter’s Homeroom teacher.

Handball Program at the Paul Reynolds Centre

The City of St. John’s would like to share some new programming at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre.

Handball – Ages 12 – 14 (Junior High age):

  • Free Demo Thursday, January 17 at 3:30 – 4:30pm at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre

Program Registration is open

  • Dates: January 24 – March 28, 2019
  • Time: 3:30 – 4:30pm
  • Cost: $40

Handball – Ages 10 – 12 (Elementary age):

  • Free Demo Tuesday, January 15 at 3:30 – 4:30pm at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre

Program Registration is open

  • Dates: January 22 – March 26, 2019
  • Time: 3:30 – 4:30pm
  • Cost: $40

For further information regarding this program please contact Christine Jones at the Recreation Division, Community Services Department

A Weekend of Grizzly Medals!

MDJH sports teams had a great weekend of competition! Congratulations go out to:

Grade 8 Boys Volleyball team, who won Gold in the St. Peter’s Winter Classic!

Grade 8 Girls Volleyball team, who took home Silver!

Grade 9 Boys Volleyball team, who took home Silver!

Grade 7 Girls Volleyball team, who took home Silver in the PWC Invitational!

Grade 8 Boys Volleyball Team, who took home Silver!

Way to go, Grizzlies!