Cancer Council Relay for Life

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

In Term 4, the focus of our Rite Journey program is on What is my purpose? and What do I have to give? We are excited to announce our inaugural involvement in the very special community event, Relay for Life, a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for Cancer Council’s research, prevention  … Read more

From the P&F

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

It was wonderful to see so many happy faces at our Mums’ Night on Friday – what a great way to kick off the last Term of 2017!  We had 109 lovely ladies at the Stirling, all keen to get out and about, share a drink and a laugh, and generally celebrate all that we  … 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 Grammar. These are consistently reinforced and supported. Over time, the culture of making the most of opportunities (and indeed creating them) to lead the agency the students have  … Read more

Welcome back to Term 4

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

Welcome back to the final term of the year. Term 4 is always an enjoyable term as the relationships and routines within the class are firmly entrenched and so much progress from the start of Term 1 is visible. Also there are so many special events that occur that add to the enjoyment of the  … Read more

Building resilience in early learners

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

Edith Grotberg, from the International Resilience Project says, “Resilience is important because it is the human capacity to face, overcome and be strengthened by, or even transformed by the adversities of life. Everyone faces adversities; no one is exempt. With resilience, children can triumph over trauma; with out it, adversity triumphs.” (Grotberg 1995) On entering  … Read more

Our Graduating Class of 2017

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

This week, our Year 12 students were given a memorable farewell. It all started with class and House celebrations, a Dress Up Day and Valedictory Ceremony on Friday. This is a wonderful group of young people, with terrific families who have contributed so much to the success of the school. Graduating from school is one  … Read more

Staffing updates

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

Tim Budenberg Originally from Adelaide, Tim developed his passion for teaching when he was a Residential Tutor at Pembroke. Like many of our teaching staff, he has furthered this passion by studying his Master of Education and will graduate later this year.  Tim loves to get involved in school life; he has participated in many  … Read more