Service – the world beyond St John’s

By Amanda Bertschinger,

St John’s students continue to exhibit a real passion to improve the world. This is supported by the school in a number of ways, including being embedded in our Wellbeing Framework. To quote the framework, “service is at the heart of St John’s mission, with students and staff encouraged to be active, responsible citizens, learning  … Read more

Junior School Staffing News

By Sandie Bray,

As we near the end of what has been a very successful year in the Junior School, I thought it timely to reflect on the accomplishments in the past 2 years and update you about our future directions.  At the beginning of 2018 we defined several key strategic areas to focus on, namely the delivery  … Read more

Year 11 Students Last Day

By Tracey Wilson,

  All Year 11 students are required to attend a compulsory information session on Thursday 5 December from 8.30am to 1.30pm. Students will collect exam results,  meet with their 2020 teachers and receive some work for the new year. Thank You  

Year 10 students Last Day

By Tracey Wilson,

  Year 10 Students are required to attend an information morning on Tuesday 3 December from 8.30am to 10.30am in the JBC. Students will receive their exam results, subjects for 2020 and information regarding SACE. Thank You    

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