Netball Umpiring Workshop

By Lucy Shelton,

Dear Parents, If you have a child in Year 6-12 who is interested in developing their netball umpiring skills, please encourage them to attend an upcoming Netball SA umpire workshop run by Bruce Stribley. The course will be held on Tuesday 23 July, the first day back of Term 3, at Pulteney Grammar’s Robert Henshell  … Read more

Year 9 Information Evening

By Tracey Wilson,

  Dear Year 9 Parents It is already time to start thinking about 2020! We begin the transition for our Year 9 students at the start of Semester 2. This ensures students are well prepared for the changes to come. These include subject changes, SACE, ATAR’s, VET and I am sure there are plenty of  … Read more

Year 10 ‘Driver Safety’ Parent Information Evening

By Tracey Wilson,

  Year 10 Parents are invited to attend an informative session on ‘Driver Safety’ at 6.30pm Tuesday 13 August in the John Bray Centre. This highly acclaimed program was originally developed with SA Police and is coming to our school. The evening program is for parents and is presented by Darren Davis. Please see attached  … Read more

End of Term – Year 12 Information

By Tracey Wilson,

  The year seems to have flown by and the school is very optimistic about the possible results of this hardworking group of senior students. A review of their CANVAS grades shows they are tracking well and I look forward to their performance in the mid-year exams, starting tomorrow and continuing into the first week  … Read more

Open SSSSA Knock Out Basketball – Girls

By Amanda Bertschinger,

I am fortunate to have led girls’ basketball for the last 10 years at St John’s and in this time, we have had some great success, along with some disappointment too. However, I am a big believer that success should not simply be measured by the win/loss column but more importantly, by the qualities and  … Read more

What is Reconciliation?

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Each May for the last 10 years, St John’s Grammar School has had a group of Year 10s visit Pipalyatjara on the APY lands of South Australia. Having recently returned from this year’s trip, one of our students, Jake Kuchel spoke at a School’s Reconciliation event, which St John’s Grammar School hosted last week. Having  … Read more

Time for a holiday….almost.. AND Subject Planning Process for 2020

By Amanda Bertschinger,

As the end of term looms, the wonderful promise of holidays beckons. July holidays always seem to be the most important holidays for school students and we are incredibly lucky to have three weeks. They are, in my mind, the most important holidays, because they arrive when students (and teachers) need them the most. Students  … Read more

Wonderful Junior School Experiences

By Sandie Bray,

Several weeks ago, I had a discussion with leaders from schools in South Australia and interstate. We enthusiastically discussed numerous topics from wellbeing initiatives to curriculum and assessment. One conversation that stands out in my mind was about Junior Schools, and what makes them unique and vibrant places that prepare our students for a wonderful  … Read more

Transitioning in the ELC

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Change can be daunting but it doesn’t have to be….. Throughout the last few weeks, many of our students have begun an important transition of change. Next term, some of our students will be moving from the ELC to the Junior School into the mid-year Reception class. Another group will be moving from the 3  … Read more

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