Category: Current Parents


Australian Government 2019 Student Residential Address Collection

By Lucy Shelton,

Dear parents, The Department of Education and Training will be undertaking a student residential address and other information collection over the coming weeks and in order to comply with the Government’s requirements, we request that all parents ensure their contact information is up to date in the parent portal by Monday March 4. We are  … Read more

Kickstarting Careers in 2019

By Briar Standing,

Careers The New Year has brought a wonderful new space for Careers at St John’s, which is now located at the top of the stairs in Retreat House. This year, we have approximately 30 students studying Vocational Educational and Training (VET) programs, which assist students to become ‘job ready’ thereby increasing their employment prospects. They  … Read more

Introducing our new Leader of Learning & Curriculum

By Briar Standing,

Hello St John’s! Today I took ill-judged steps to consult the internet for some pithy ‘education quotes’ with which to begin this article. I’m surprised to report that some interesting things actually came up; notwithstanding Benjamin Franklin’s views that education is an ‘investment in knowledge [which] pays the best interest’ and Nelson Mandela’s understandable view  … Read more

Welcome to 2019 – A Message from the Principal

By Briar Standing,

Dear Parents I trust that all of our families have enjoyed a great summer break and our young stars have had time to recharge, set some new plans and start 2019 with optimism and excitement. We most certainly have. There has been a ton of work done at all of the campuses over the holiday  … Read more

WINGS with Carlee Mitchell

By Amanda Bertschinger,

“Our Wellbeing provides our WINGS TO SOAR.” Wellbeing is our ability to feel good and function well. It is what provides us with the resilience to navigate the natural highs and lows we all experience in our lives while enabling us to cognitively, emotionally, socially, spiritually, and physically flourish. We see the development of healthy  … Read more