Bay to City Fun Run!

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

Sunday 19 March 2017 SA’s iconic fun run in REVERSE! The third Sunday Mail Bay-City Fun Run… This is fast approaching, and this year we hope to see a record number of runners from the St John’s community. Each year many students, parents and staff tackle this popular event. There are two distances you can  … Read more

Drop the Chaplain off the tall building!

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

As a Chaplain at St John’s Grammar, there are times that I am sure some of the students would like to drop me off a tall building. I get that. I’m the religious guy! So, when Anglicare invited me to do just that – drop off a tall building, albeit with lots of ropes and  … Read more

Positive use of digital technology

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

Developing and employing contemporary skills is something our students continue to do as a core component of their education at St John’s. This includes with digital tech and the devices students use at school are to enable greater scope with their learning than ever before. They allow students to collaborate, communicate, think critically on information  … Read more

RITE Journey and Calling Ceremony

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

Shortly after 6.30am, as the sun rose for yet another beautiful sunrise, Father Steve stood in the darkness at the centre of the Sports Centre. There, he was surrounded by many nervous, some excited, and some very tired Year 9 students, seated in small circles with their RITE Journey teacher. Each child, starring at one  … Read more

Year 12 Retreat

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

Our Year 12 students thoroughly enjoyed a two night three day Retreat staying at Nunyara last week. The Retreat is designed to forge even closer connections within the group, the help gear them for the year ahead and to simply have some spirited fun. The Induction Night with parents kicked started the program, Carla Centofanti  … Read more

Preschool outdoor learners and explorers – inviting the real world in!

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

Early childhood educators have long recognised that natural, purposeful outdoor learning spaces are vital for children’s optimum learning; benefitting children physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. Environmental play offers a multitude of learning benefits – physical skills, building stamina, social skills, managing risks and respect for nature… an enormous list of educational benefits! The Early Years  … Read more

Leadership Development

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

This week we celebrated the newly formed Junior School Student Representative Council at Assembly. Our Year 6 classes have also been exploring these themes in RAVE. Responsibility in leadership means accepting the duty to contribute to others and follow through on expectations. You do not need a title to become a leader. Leadership is about  … Read more

Changes in the Senior School for 2017

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

Welcome to all families to the start of the new school year! In the Senior School we have used student and staff feedback to build on our educational experience for senior students. In 2017 there a few changes that are worth sharing; We are introducing CANVAS to our school community. This Learning Management system provides  … Read more

Fantastic beginnings in the Middle School

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

Welcome all families to our Middle School year for 2017!  I trust you have had a relaxing holiday period and the refreshment you gained form this time is proving helping at this busy moment in the year! The year promises to be a comprehensive, fulfilling and most enjoyable learning experience for our young adolescents. I  … Read more