Farewell to Rev’d Paula Bullock

By Lucy Shelton,

Holy Innocents Anglican Church will be holding a special farewell for Paula on Sunday 20 January. Paula will be preaching at both the 8am and 10am services, and there will be a celebratory morning tea between the services (9am) and after the later service (11.15am). We would like to invite staff, parents and children from  … Read more

News from the P&F to finish 2018 with a bang!

By Lucy Shelton,

The end of the year is fast approaching, the ‘to do’ list is full of Kris Kringles to buy, baking to get underway, and Christmas parties to prepare for. The Parents and Friends Committee had our final meeting for the year last week, and we had two main agenda items: Firstly, we set about making  … Read more

Secondary Campus Awards Night 2018

By Lucy Shelton,

On Wednesday 12 December, awards will be presented to students across the Secondary Campus at the 2018 Awards Night. Students who are receiving an award will be notified by COB Friday 7 December. The Awards Night will take place in the Secondary Campus Sports Centre, commencing at 7:30pm. Attendance is compulsory for award winners. A  … Read more

Year 10 Explore and Soar Program 2019

By Tracey Wilson,

  In Term 3, 19 to 23 August 2019 Year 10 students will be involved in a 5 day camp called Explore and Soar. These experiences are designed to provide students with a range of choices to appeal to different interests. To enable us to book in these trips, we need families to commit to  … Read more

Middle School Celebrations

By Amanda Bertschinger,

As this newsletter is published, Year 9’s will be thinking ahead to final learnings, assessments and preparations for the end of year events – especially so to their ‘Casual’ – an opportunity to enjoy each other’s company, have some fun and celebrate together their Middle School journey. Indeed, it has been a journey and the  … Read more

WINGS with Carlee Mitchell

By Amanda Bertschinger,

“Our Wellbeing provides our WINGS TO SOAR.” Wellbeing is our ability to feel good and function well. It is what provides us with the resilience to navigate the natural highs and lows we all experience in our lives while enabling us to cognitively, emotionally, socially, spiritually, and physically flourish. We see the development of healthy  … Read more

Finishing with Style

By Amanda Bertschinger,

My youngest daughter has begun competing in Rhythmic Gymnastics, and so I am starting to develop a much greater appreciation for the sport. She trains incredibly hard with most evenings spent trying to perfect another trick. But beyond her love of the sport and commitment, it is the competitions that have impressed me the most.  … Read more

Encouraging Students to take social action

By Amanda Bertschinger,

As the School Counsellor, a broad principle in my meetings with students at St John’s has been to not only acknowledge and listen carefully with questions to the difficulties young people face, but also, to help them to come to know they always have skills and ideas from other parts of their lives that will  … Read more