Thanks!

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

As I come to the last of everything as a Chaplain at St John’s Grammar – last Chapel, last newsletter, last assembly, last….the overwhelming feelings are of gratitude and hope. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity I have been given by the school to speak something of the life of God into the life  … Read more

Taking Stock

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

As we storm to the finish line next week, I wonder how many of us take stock of what 2017 has thrown at us – and what we have achieved. It has been a massive year personally, so much happening in my own world and lots to celebrate with my family and friends. There has  … Read more

Secondary Campus Staffing News for 2018

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

Stephen Daughtry (Father Steve) commenced as our Secondary Campus Chaplain 5 years ago, in 2013. When he became the Rector of The Church of Holy Innocents, it was necessary for Father Steve to reduce his time as Chaplain, and Paula Thorpe joined us to assist in this role. Due to work commitments in 2018, both  … Read more

My last newsletter for the Junior School

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

Last Newsletter! The end of each year (which seem to be coming quicker and quicker!) gives us the opportunity to reflect on the achievements of the children, staff and school in general. I am able to reflect on this year and the last ten in fact with great pride. Due to the vision and confidence  … Read more

ELC at the Blackwood Christmas Pageant

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

Although the rain threatened all evening the St John’s community was well represented at the Blackwood Pageant. The Early Learning Centre teachers interpreted the theme of Aussie Christmas by utilising the heart warming Christmas story of Wombat Divine by Mem Fox. Friday afternoon the children helped to paint cardboard cut outs of the Australian animals  … Read more

Celebration

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

As this newsletter goes live the Year Nine’s will be making final preparations for their Casual – an opportunity to enjoy each other’s company, have some fun and celebrate their Middle School journey. Our unofficial Middle School values have continued to be reinforced and, in time, lived out by our students throughout the year –  … Read more

Signing off from the P&F for 2017!

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

We have had our final Parents and Friends meeting for 2017, and are beginning to lock in plans for next year. It is at this time of year that we take the opportunity to review our funds, in light of our fundraising efforts during the year, and determine how much we have a surplus to  … Read more