From the P&F

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

Kytons orders are starting to arrive, and you have until the end of this week to get them in to either the Junior Campus or Secondary Campus Reception offices.  If you haven’t seen the order forms yet, you can download them here.  There are lots of tasty Christmas goodies on the order form, so make  … Read more

Students as leaders

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

Leading with or without the badge and living beyond yourself are dispositions that are integral to each student’s development in the middle years here at St John’s. These are consistently reinforced and supported. As such, we have a growing number of student-led clubs that operate at lunch times. These include origami, board games, book club,  … Read more

To the Class of 2016

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

The most popular career choices that you have made are nursing, teaching, health, law and engineering.  It centres on your obvious desire to help people. You all seem destined for vocations that are about working in the interests of others or with others. It’s hardly surprising given your track record of school of leadership, volunteering,  … Read more

Exciting opportunities for Stage 1 Indonesian students!

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

This semester, the Stage 1 Indonesian class has been one of only three schools in SA who were invited to take part in an exciting new initiative funded by the Cultural Attaché at the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra, and supported by the Flinders University Indonesian Department. Through this initiative our students have had the opportunity  … Read more

Year 12 Valedictory

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

To a packed hall of family, friends, staff and students, Father Steve held a moving Eucharist service (you can read his speech here), blessing our graduating Year 12s and their futures. A special Assembly followed, during which a slideshow of memories reflected back on our students’ journeys through the School, before they all left their  … Read more

The Muffin Making Plane has launched!

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

  Throughout the year, Year 6 have worked with Mrs Chapman and visiting composer Julian Farraretto (world-renowned Jazz Violinist, and multi-talented composer, string arranger and musical director) to compose and record their own track. Students have driven the whole process which involved coming up with a name for the song, a subject for the song,  … Read more

St John’s students join the Blackwood Christmas Parade!

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

Please keep Friday 2 December free ready to join in with or watch the annual Blackwood Lions Club Christmas Parade. The Parade is held on the first Friday in December every year and is followed up with a carnival atmosphere party on the Waite Reserve. Groups assemble from 5.30pm and the parade starts at 6.30pm.  … Read more

From the P&F

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

Thankfully, the P&F are starting to wind down for the year – we are all ready to shift our focus to our own families as we head into the most socially hectic couple of months in the calendar. Our final fund-raising ‘fling’ is the Kytons Christmas Goodies, and we urge you all to take a  … Read more