Connecting with the Real World

By Amanda Bertschinger,

During Term 2, our Senior School students have been given a number of opportunities to connect their current learning with life beyond school. This has included opportunities for students to participate in music, sporting and career endeavours. Generations In Jazz was held in Mount Gambier, with bands and choirs competing from around Australia and even  … Read more

School Uniform

By Amanda Bertschinger,

The St John’s Grammar School Uniform is a symbol of the School. It creates a sense of identity and belonging for our students. All students are required to wear the correct, full uniform with pride and parents are expected to support this policy. St John’s Grammar School maintains high standards of uniform and general appearance.  … Read more

Band Bonanza and Generations in Jazz

By Amanda Bertschinger,

In a flurry of activity at the end of Term 1, the bands of St John’s Grammar had an exceptional fortnight of musical rehearsal and performance. On April 4, Big Bands 1, 2 and 3, The Saxophone Ensemble and the year 7, 8 and 9 class bands all performed exceptionally well at the annual Band  … Read more

Supporting the Social and Emotional Needs of our Students in the Digital Era

By Amanda Bertschinger,

One of the biggest challenges to young people’s healthy wellbeing in today’s world is certainly the technological environment that they experience daily life in and navigating how to manage themselves and their interactions with others, online, in a safe and healthy manner. Technology isn’t going anywhere, nor should it. There are so many wonderful benefits  … Read more

Rectory News

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Welcome to all families of children commencing or returning to the Rectory Program. If you are a new family to the St John’s Rectory Program this term, I know that you will love being a part of our very special St John’s community and that you’ll be made to feel most welcome in our Centre.  … Read more

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News from the P&F Committee

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Greetings from the Parents and Friends! It has been a while since I last wrote a newsletter article, so I figured it was time to update you on the ‘P&F doings’ over the last few months. Junior School Barbecue Season is mostly finished, aside from one more JP Fun Day at the end of Term  … Read more

Learning Philosophy

By Amanda Bertschinger,

St John’s is one of the few schools in South Australia (and possibly the nation) that teaches Philosophy as a standalone subject from Years 7 to Stage 2. We have a proud tradition of being able to do this for over 20 years and hope to continue well into the future. As young people begin  … Read more

Middle School Journey

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Middle School at St John’s continues the education of the heart for each child – here they are known and loved. This critical stage of learning is so important because of the characteristics of young adolescence; a time of rapid change across many domains where future dispositions – ones we take into adulthood – are  … Read more

Winter Sport

By Amanda Bertschinger,

The winter sporting season has started again with a flurry of trainings, trials, events and games from Week 1, Term 2. Across the Middle and Senior school, we have over 220 students involved in weekly competitions, in seven different sports and 18 weekly teams. A huge focus area in sport this year is continuing to  … Read more