Junior School Open Morning 2019

By Sandie Bray,

Last Sunday St John’s Grammar hosted an Open Morning on the Junior School campus. Despite the cool weather on the day, the school shone brightly and the event was well attended by current families and pleasingly, new families strongly considering  a St John’s Grammar educational journey for their children. Overwhelmingly, the feedback received was excellent,  … Read more

Future Education 2030 – Professional Learning Day

By Amanda Bertschinger,

On Monday 22 July, all teaching staff on the Secondary Campus engaged in Professional Learning around the theme of ‘Future Education 2030 – Ignite the Spark’. Our partnership with Flinders University allowed us to host the Professional Learning at Flinders University, Tonsley Campus. Staff were asked to engage in research around future education skills through  … Read more

School Bus Services

By Tim Wilson,

Shuttle Service From Monday 19 August, the school bus shuttle service between the Junior and Secondary Campuses each morning and afternoon will now be serviced by the school’s own bus and the Roadrunner school bus, rather than via the Adelaide Coachlines bus. School Bus Services Did you know that we have multiple school bus services  … Read more

Vietnam Trip 2019

By Amanda Bertschinger,

An excited group of Year 9 St John’s students arrived in Ho Chi Minh on a hot, humid Saturday night and immediately took to the crowded bustling streets, in search of a perfect bowl of Pho. Our intrepid guide, Mr Hai led us to a suitable café and we began our adventure in Vietnam. The  … Read more

Middle School Enterprise!

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Year 8 is the year of Build and this week, our wonderful JBC Theatre played host to a fantastic celebration of student agency, creativity, innovation, individual passions, living beyond self, problem identification and budding entrepreneurship; it was finals night for the Year 8 Innov8 project! Run like a New Inventors style show, each finalist presented  … Read more

A Culture of Care

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Recently, I was asked about the St John’s difference and this made me reflect deeply on what makes me love working at St John’s and as a parent, why I choose to send my children to our great school. For me, our culture of care is like no other place. The care that is extended  … Read more

Acts of Kindness

By Amanda Bertschinger,

This term in the Junior School, we have launched an “Acts of Kindness Challenge” for our students and staff, with a lofty target set of 1,000 acts of kindness by the end of Term 3. All classes have keenly accepted the challenge and students and staff are focused on sharing kindness towards each other and  … Read more

Responding to Diversity in the ELC

By Amanda Bertschinger,

In our modern, diverse society and a world that increasingly recognises the realities of global interdependence, it is essential that children learn cultural competence. The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) states: ‘Cultural competence is much more than awareness of cultural difference. It is the ability to understand, communicate with and effectively interact with people across  … Read more

  Category: ELC