Sport

By Amanda Bertschinger,

There is never a dull moment in the sporting world and it is no different here at St John’s! We had a number of teams competing in tennis, softball, girls basketball, cricket, boys twilight footy, volleyball and badminton. Close to 200 students per week competing in different associations with pride, team work, spirit and fun!  … Read more

Let Them Talk

By Amanda Bertschinger,

By age two, your child was probably using around 50 words. Between ages two and three, they experienced an enormous surge in language development and could use around 200 words. They could string three or four words together in simple sentences and they could understand a whole lot more. Communicating with our children is one  … Read more

  Category: ELC

Secondary Campus Parent-Teacher Interviews

By Lucy Shelton,

A reminder that Parent-Teacher Interviews are scheduled for the first week of Term 2, on the Monday and Wednesday evenings (Monday 29 April and Wednesday 1 May). Detailed instructions about how to book interview times online will be sent with your child’s Term 1 academic report at the end of Term 1. The intention is  … Read more

Year 10 and 11 Immunisations

By Lucy Shelton,

The first of the two Year 10 & 11 Immunisation sessions is scheduled for Thursday 11 April, Week 11 at 9:00am. Only the students who have returned their consent forms will be able to receive the Meningococcal B Vaccine, Bexsero Dose 1. If a student is away on the day, please contact Mitcham Council to  … Read more

Term 1 in the Four Year Old Program

By Amanda Bertschinger,

We enjoyed a very engaging and busy start to our year in the Four Year Old Program. The first few weeks were spent getting to know each other, building new relationships and reconnecting with old friends. We have also enjoyed welcoming many new families to the St John’s School community. We worked closely with Gabby  … Read more

  Category: ELC

Celebrating First Term at the ELC

By Amanda Bertschinger,

At the ELC, we have enjoyed working with each family to build the individual child’s best foundation for future learning. It has been a great first term in 2019 establishing our St John’s Grammar values and beliefs with the children in both the Rectory and Mussared buildings. In the Junior School, the caring culture is  … Read more

  Category: ELC

The End of Time Management

By Amanda Bertschinger,

As part of our Wellbeing Program, students are educated around a range of strategies to support their wellbeing, including around how to be more successful students. This presentation was given as part of the Wings Program, encouraging students to rethink the constant mantra of “I don’t have enough time” …  “Beware the barrenness of a  … Read more

Student Agency Creates a Unique Graduate

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Term 1 has ‘soared’ with customary St John’s Grammar style – a sense of fun, incredible swiftness and so many triumphs. Swimming Carnival and Sports Day have been amazing events but often the soaring moments that need reflection, happen behind the scenes. Last week I had the pleasure of accompanying four students to the Independent  … Read more

Year 7 Camp – Student Reflection

By Amanda Bertschinger,

In week 9 of Term 1, the Year 7 students went on their Wilderness Escape Camp. It was at Hindmarsh Island and included many outdoor activities that were mostly water based. Some of which included surfing, sailing, a kayak expedition and a raft building activity. We were all very impressed by the service of Wilderness  … Read more