A busy start at the ELC

What a great start we have enjoyed at the ELC. The new families were welcomed during our “Open House”, assisting children to become familiar with their classrooms and for parents to mix and chat.  ELC staff also held a Parent Information Evening in both buildings to share routines and expectations. During the first week of… 

From the P&F

Week 4 already!  It has been a great start to the year, getting around to all the year levels and letting you all know what the P&F are planning for the year.  One of the most important jobs for us early in the year is to establish Parent Reps in all the Junior School classes… 

Maximising student results

A central focus for 2018 in the Senior School is ensuring that every students achieves their best possible results. In Year 12, this enables students to achieve their highest ATAR and also equips all Senior School students with the necessary skills for success. Critically, we know that IQ does not predict academic success and can… 

Finding our wings to Soar

At St John’s Grammar, our vision is for every student to learn to soar and the wonderful part of this vision is that what that soaring will look like for each student, may be vastly different from the next. We embrace the unique strengths and qualities each child brings and we support them to reach… 

ELC Specialist Programs and our new students

We are truly blessed to be part of such a warm and caring community. This was affirmed over the last week when Simon McKenzie and I were able to meet with the new students and their buddies as well as the parents of new students. It was a great opportunity to share some morning tea… 

A great start to the year at the Junior School

The start of the year in the Junior School has been extremely eventful for staff and students alike.  Home group teachers hosted Acquaintance Evenings and outlined their vision for the year, expectations and strategies to support students’ social, emotional and academic development. These expectations have been reinforced during lessons to ensure every student started the… 

Continuous pursuit of Soaring Higher in the Middle School

The Middle School staff and I continue to strive for the provision of the best experience a young adolescent can have in optimising their positive development through these most formative years – both for themselves and for their contributions in building future community. To do this requires heart and a view of the holiness in… 

Showcasing Learning at St John's

It’s an exciting time to be at St John’s Grammar. Our students are Learning to Soar: it is our School motto and encapsulates both our School-wide SOARING Pedagogy and our students’ proven ability to excel at the highest levels. 2018 is the year of Soaring Higher and I’m pleased to outline a number of initiatives… 

The Gala Ball, Uniform Shop, Parent Choir and more!

Happy New Year to you all, and welcome to another busy year at St John’s Grammar!  I hope you have started the year feeling refreshed and relaxed, because if your calendar is anything like mine, that feeling will soon be a distant memory!  I am trying to get to as many acquaintance nights as I…