Our Community


Our Graduates Study, Work and Live Around the World

Each graduate is welcomed into the Alumni Association and encouraged to remain involved in the school and keep us informed about their latest life milestones. The Alumni Association hosts events throughout the year to give alumni the opportunity to connect with each other and with St. John’s.

Many of our alumni return to the school to say hello to their former teachers, meet with current students, and to volunteer their time and wisdom at our Career Fair.

For more information about how you can get involved within the alumni community or at the school, please contact the Advancement Office at 604 732 4434 or

Our Alumni Association Executive (AAE)

Our Alumni Association Executive (AAE) is formed of volunteer alumni. The AAE works together with the school to host events, run alumni social media accounts, create the Soar enewsletter and support alumni relations.

India Coates ’18

India is currently working in the commercial banking sector at RBC. After completing a degree in International Relations and a Masters in Management, she continues to apply her skillset to her industry and the SJS alumni network. During her time at SJS, she was heavily involved in debate and public speaking, musicals, volleyball and the Student Council.

As the new Chair of your Executive Committee India’s plans include innovating the SJS alumni network. Her advice is to always stay unique and be yourself because you bring ‘you’ to the table. No matter where you go, you will always be proud of your accomplishments by simply doing your best.

Nicholas Woo ‘14

Nicholas graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from SFU Beedie. Currently a member of the Access Pro Bono Society of BC, a non-profit organization providing legal services to the underprivileged community in British Columbia, he intends on pursuing a career in law. During his time at SJS, Nicholas frequently displayed his musical talents at talent shows and put on a charity concert as part of his Middle Years Program Project.

Some of his favourite memories of the school include the Bamfield fishing trip, Big White Ski Trips and the Graduation Gala. He hopes to help create memorable events for alumni to reconnect, including expanding the types of alumni events to include industry and networking events.

Bruce Bai ’20

Bruce is currently pursuing his Music Business degree at New York University. He has been working diligently in the music industry, ranging from talent management to music publishing, as an Event Producer/Executive, A&R, and many more aspects to be discovered. During his time at SJS, Bruce was heavily involved in the Student Music Board of Director, Honours Band, Talent Shows, Musicals, Basketball and Student Council.

His hopes for the AAE is to bring together the powerful network of SJS Alumnus from all over the world, especially on the East Coast of North America. He says “While everyone might be pursuing unique paths now, we all share one common unforgettable experience – St John’s School.”

Ellie Chambers ’22

Ellie is a second year student at McGill University studying Biology and Linguistics. She is currently working as a Research Assistant at the McGill Computational Psychology lab helping investigate how social situations impact how we process language. Ellie joined SJS in Grade 1 and participated in numerous clubs including volleyball, honours band and school reach during her time at the school.

Heather Ngyuen ‘11

Heather is a proud SJS Alumni from the Class of 2011. She absolutely loved her education at SJS and she attributes her passion for giving back to the education community to every single SJS educator that cared for her and helped mould her into the mother and woman she is today.

Heather aspires to spread financial education by helping families understand how to properly plan for their financial future and how to protect themselves from financial burdens. She has been helping families since 2015 as a Marketing Director and has taught in preschools and prep schools since 2016 having obtained her Montessori Early Childhood Education Degree.

Dylan Wong ‘22

Dylan graduated from SJS in 2022. He currently studies co-op management and marketing at the University of Toronto. He has worked in Marketing for AssistList and Viacore to date, with a focus on SEO and social media as well as graphic design and supporting the launch of website rebranding. 

At SJS, Dylan enjoyed playing on the volleyball teams and participating in jazz and honors band and he hopes to contribute to the SJS alumni community by sharing his experiences at SJS and his passion for marketing!

Contribute to the SJS Community!

We are looking for alumni volunteers for the following opportunities listed below.

How to Volunteer

Please email to indicate your interest in
any of these SJS volunteer opportunities.

Communications Volunteers

Want to add an alumni voice to the Soar newsletter or alumni-focused social media platforms?

We’re looking for several alumni volunteers who will help source and interview fellow SJS alumni for content on all alumni communication channels. This is the perfect position for an outgoing person who likes to connect with new people and is looking to develop their writing or marketing skills in the process.

Event Support

Want to relive an exciting SJS event or gain experience in event planning?

There are several events we host that require an extra set of hands. Whether you want to be involved in the planning of a large event or attend for a couple hours to help out, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities available for alumni.

Event Lead

We are looking for an innovative and creative individual looking to enhance our alumni experience and engage our alumni network!

This role involves planning three to four events per year, while giving the opportunity for the individual to test their leadership, team work, and delegation skills.

Leadership Volunteer Position – Alumni Association Executive

The Alumni Association Executive (AAE) is a group of former SJS students who volunteer their time to keep the alumni community informed, engaged and connected to the St. John’s School community. They plan events, run the alumni social media accounts, create content for the SOAR alumni e-newsletter and support the school’s alumni relations programme. If you’re interested in gaining valuable skills and are passionate about strengthening our SJS alumni community, we encourage you to apply for this two-year volunteer leadership commitment.


We are looking to find an alumni that is enthusiastic and detail oriented!

As secretary your role is to help capture meeting summaries and key action items. In addition, being a liaison in preparing, and hosting meetings. Part of the role involves effective communication with other executive members in regards to the progress of action items.

Speaking Opportunities

Looking to develop or hone your presentation and speaking skills? Alumni speakers are encouraged to share their SJS experiences with other members of the St. John’s community at several events throughout the year.

University City Hosts

Do you remember what it was like to start university in a new city and not know many people?

We’re looking for current university students around the world who can volunteer to be the point person for our newest graduates when they start school in September. You would take on the role of being a friendly face to help answer questions, give tips on navigating the city or campus and recommend the best sights and restaurants.