Category: Education


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

WINGS with Carlee Mitchell

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

“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

Encouraging Students to take social action

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

As the School Counsellor, a broad principle in my meetings with students at St John’s has been to not only acknowledge and listen carefully with questions to the difficulties young people face, but also, to help them to come to know they always have skills and ideas from other parts of their lives that will  … Read more

Staffing update

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

As is the case in all schools, the end of the year is the time when most staff make changes – they retire, change employers, take a year off and so on.  St John’s is no exception, and at the end of this year, we say goodbye to a few of our staff members who  … Read more

Property and Grounds update from the Principal

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

As part of the Property and Development plans for 2018 going into the new year, I would like to share a summary of the work done recently and that which is about to start. The Solar expansion project has been completed (30kW up to 100kW) and the new LED sign for the Secondary Campus (like  … Read more

Routines from the Rectory team…

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

Welcome to Term 4 to all families of children commencing, or returning, to the Rectory Program. If you are a new family to St John’s Rectory Program this term, I know that you will love being a part of our exceptional St John’s community and that you’ll be made to feel most welcome in our  … Read more

Calm environments at St John’s Grammar ELC

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

The start of each new term, semester or school year is a great time to reassess and remind ourselves about how important it is to respect and value the children’s needs of a calm and quiet environment inside. Here at the ELC, we support and encourage a calm and quiet environment, where children have the  … Read more

Welcome to Term 4 in the 4-year-old room….

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

We have enjoyed a delightful and busy start to our term. Week 1 brought about some challenging weather, and as most of you know, we didn’t have power for Monday or Tuesday. The children managed really well, and it was actually an excellent way for us to have some interesting conversations about how reliant we  … Read more