Apply for work over the summer holidays!

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Many companies/employers are taking applications and hiring now for the busy season. As such, students may like to consider the below for their best chance at gaining employment in a highly competitive environment. Preparing Written Job Applications Job Applications/Cover letters are very important. No matter how impressive your resume is, a poorly written cover letter  … Read more

New Look P&F Making Plans for 2020

By Amanda Bertschinger,

The St John’s Grammar Parents and Friends Committee held our AGM on Monday 2 September and it is exciting to welcome some new faces to the table. Amanda Jarvis, a longstanding member of the team, has stepped up into the Secretary role with the background support of Felicity McNish, who has resigned from the executive  … Read more

Healthy Lunch

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Halloween has come and gone and being well and truly into Term 4, Christmas and the silly sugar season is nearly upon us. Over the past few weeks, we have been noticing increasing numbers of confectionery and sugary treats sneaking into children’s lunch boxes. Whilst we appreciate the rationale behind these “forbidden fruits”, they are  … Read more

  Category: ELC

What is my purpose? What do I have to give?

By Amanda Bertschinger,

These are two big questions our Year 9 students explore during Term 4, as part of the final stages of their Rite Journey year. On the weekend, our Year 9s participated in Relay For Life in Belair National Park, raising awareness and money for the work of the Cancer Council. This event provides such an  … Read more

Celebration

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 their Middle School journey together. Indeed, it has been a journey and with  … Read more

Vital Information Regarding Fire Safety at the ELC

By Amanda Bertschinger,

To ensure safety of the children attending the Early Learning Centre, St John’s Grammar School provides relevant policies and information on the school website. Below are excerpts for the school policies for your immediate attention. The Early Learning Centre is situated in an area of High Bushfire Risk. The School’s Policies and Procedures have been  … Read more

  Category: ELC

Celebrating Student Success

By Amanda Bertschinger,

What an emotion-filled, fitting and joyous celebration Valedictory Day was for Year 12 students and their families. A moving Eucharist service followed by the Graduation Ceremony and concluding with the whole-school farewell assembly, the morning is a trilogy of dedications and reflections. This event is backed up with the Graduation Dinner just after the Year  … Read more