Category: Careers


Virtual Careers Expos

By Tracey Wilson,

Dear Senior School Students The impact of COVID-19 has been felt across the world, with the education industry experiencing significant disruption. For students in years 10,11 and 12, this time of the year is an important one, with decisions being made that will shape your future careers. Due to the cancellation of the Tertiary Studies  … Read more

Year 10 Work Experience

By Tracey Wilson,

  Work Experience is fast approaching for your child.  This will take place from Monday 25 May to Friday 29 May 2020. It is most important that a Work Experience placement is organised as soon as possible and the relevant paperwork is completed and returned to school by Week 10 of this term.   Please  … Read more

Year 10 Work Experience 2020

By Tracey Wilson,

  Five days of Work Experience is part of the Personal Learning Plan (PLP), a compulsory Stage 1 SACE subject, undertaken by all Year 10 students at St John’s Grammar School.   Work Experience should be viewed as an educational/learning experience that is conducted in another environment, the workplace. Whether your son/daughter intends to seek  … Read more

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

Careers Update

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Current Year 12 students On Monday 5 August, I ran a SATAC information session in the JBC regarding applications to South Australian universities. The University of Adelaide, Flinders University and UniSA were back at St John’s again on Wednesday 28 August from 1 – 8.30pm to provide individual counselling about university courses and pathways to  … Read more

Careers Update

By Amanda Bertschinger,

The Foundation for Young Australians New Work Order report series highlights the increasing dynamism and complexity of our working lives, where today’s 15 year olds will likely navigate 17 changes in employer across five different careers. From the perspective of young people, the key barriers preventing them from transitioning to full-time work are: Not enough  … Read more

Careers Update

By Amanda Bertschinger,

There are many interstate and overseas tertiary institutions visiting Adelaide at present and I am outlining some of the opportunities to interact with them.   Interstate Universities at St John’s Grammar Representatives from the University of Melbourne, the University of Tasmania and Monash University visited St John’s on Friday 5 April to talk about what  … Read more

Careers – Important dates

By Tracey Wilson,

University visits Friday 5 April Recess (10:40am) University of Melbourne visit to St John’s Secondary campus. Lunch (1pm) University of Tasmania visit to St John’s Secondary campus. Lesson 6 (2:35pm) Monash University visit to St John’s Secondary campus. Venues to be confirmed. See Ms Castine for details, and to let her know you are interested  … Read more