Spiritual leadership is provided by our School Chaplains who are in attendance part-time on the Secondary Campus and on the Junior Campus for two days per week. The Secondary School Chaplain is Father Warren Huffa, the Priest of Holy Innocent's Church at Belair and our Junior School Chaplain is Clare Bruce. Clare is a registered teacher, has experience in Youth Ministry and is a member of Holy Innocent's.
The School Chaplain directs chapel services and plays an integral role in the development of the Religions and Values Education program. Students attend regular chapel services and also formal assemblies that our Chaplains participate in.
Our Chaplains also have a counselling, mentoring role where they can work with individual student, with families and with staff.
Heads of School
Each Head of School has the responsibility for leading, managing and developing their school, ensuring that the needs of students at that particular development stage, are central to the practices and policies that are implemented.
Heads of School support the work of staff, deal directly with student issues and concerns and work closely with student leaders in developing the ethos of our school. They also coordinate year level acquaintance evenings with parents to discuss issues relevant to curriculum and welfare. The Head of Learning Support also plays a critical role in the welfare of students who have special learning needs within the School.
Each new family at St John's Grammar School will meet with the Head of School before entry. This ensures that families can ask any question they may have and also for the school to assess the specific needs of each student.
The School Counsellor is a registered Psychologist and is available to work with individual secondary students, families and staff on three days of each week. She provides support and guidance in areas such as relationships, mental health, motivation, sleep, parenting, decison-making and grief. Confidentiality is always discussed early in any interaction to determine the needs of the student or parent.