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

Stage 2 Mid-Year Exams

By Tracey Wilson,

  Dear Parents and Students Mid-year exams for St John’s Grammar School students studying SACE Stage 2 will be held from Friday 28 June to Wednesday 3 July, This is the last day of Term 2 and then in to the first week of the school holidays. Exams will take place at the St Barnabas  … Read more

Year 10 11 Mid-Year Exams and Revision

By Tracey Wilson,

  Dear Parents and Students Exams and Revision In the last week of this term, Year 10 and 11 students will sit the end-of-semester exams in a number of subjects. The exam schedule can be found HERE. In the preceding week (Week 8), students will focus on exam preparation in those subjects that stage an  … Read more

Celebrating Bees at the ELC

By Amanda Bertschinger,

World Bee Day is celebrated to spread awareness of the significance of bees and other pollinators for human survival. Here at the ELC, we invited the Bee Babies Show, featuring ‘Bumbles’ and ‘Buzzy’ to learn more about bees and their role in our environment. This interactive and informative incursion introduced the children to the varying  … Read more

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Health and Wellbeing at the ELC

By Amanda Bertschinger,

With the recent headlines of influenza afflicting the community, I would like to share some brief messages regarding children’s health while they are at the ELC, remembering that we aim to provide a healthy and safe environment for children’s learning where the children can be safe and secure. Parents with sick children are asked not  … Read more

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