Year 7 Camp – Final Arrangements and Instructions

By Skylark,

Dear Parents The Year 7 Camp to Hindmarsh Island is next week, Monday 26 March to Thursday 29 March. Students have been issued with the following information, the Camp Booklet and the Menu Planning Booklet. For your convenience, these can also be accessed at the end of this email. Spare copies of these documents can  … Read more

Living beyond yourself in the Middle School

By Amanda Bertschinger,

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. Over time, the culture of making the most of opportunities (and indeed creating them) to lead, to grow the agency the students  … Read more

Community Support Network

By Amanda Bertschinger,

St John’s Grammar School has a long standing tradition of being a caring school.  We want to find ways in which we can provide practical short term assistance to school families. Coordinated by a parent volunteer in conjunction with the School, this is a valuable opportunity for our community to be able to be even  … Read more

Building connections with Community

By Amanda Bertschinger,

As children move into early childhood settings they broaden their experiences as participants in different relationships and communities. Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia Over the Term, you may have noticed a wide range of visitors coming to the  … Read more

Junior School Swimming Carnival

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Last Friday our Years 3-6 students competed in the annual Junior Campus Swimming Carnival at the North Adelaide Aquatic Centre. House leaders ensured all the children were in high spirits and encouraged their teammates to enjoy themselves and to perform their best. The competitors eagerly took to the water where they performed extremely well throughout  … Read more

Professional Learning

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Every year, our staff not only attend professional development both in Adelaide and across Australia to improve and challenge their thinking around best teaching practices, but are also asked to facilitate professional learning in their area of expertise. In fact, just recently Carlee Mitchell presented at the ACHPER SA HPD  Leadership Seminar. Over the last  … Read more

Almost there!!!

By Amanda Bertschinger,

This term appears to be flying past in a blur of activity… it seems every second week is a sporting carnival (or another BBQ to organise!). Our first Junior School BBQ was held at the Swimming Carnival on Friday, and thanks to the very organised Year 5 Parent Rep team of Lena Clark and Lisa  … Read more

Where shall we play today?

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Working here at St John’s Grammar with the students, the families and amongst a dynamic team of teachers is a joy, and when you walk into our classrooms you quickly gain a sense of who we are and what we value. You are quickly welcomed into inviting, warm, safe and engaging learning spaces where students  … Read more

Soaring with dancing robots

By Amanda Bertschinger,

During the past month the Year 5s have been working in class on a robot animation project using Choreographe software. We have just received the exciting news that three of our students have had their animated dance entries shortlisted as finalists in South Australia. These three students, Charlie Clarke, Harry Behrndt and Josh Murphy, have  … Read more

What makes a great school?

By Amanda Bertschinger,

I cannot believe it is Week 8 and the Term is more than half over! Time is certainly flying by and there is a genuine buzz in the Junior School, and in my mind, this is a sign of a vibrant and purposeful learning environment. I can evidence this statement by the way students in  … Read more