School Funding

There are so many myths about the funding of Independent Schools that many people do not know what the truth is. As we move towards elections these myths will be promulgated again, so I would like to pre-arm you with the facts so that you will be able to spot the inaccuracies. All Independent schools… 

Congratulations to Stuart Henshall

The Student Citizenship Award was presented to Stuart Henshall in Senior School Assembly yesterday by the Order of Australia Association. Amongst its objectives are; to foster love of and pride in Australian Citizenship, and to promote good citizenship, by example, by encouragement and by awards to individuals and other groups to alleviate poverty, promote harmony,… 

What's happening in Education?

Our politicians already appear to be in election mode and are making statements about many areas of education. I think that it is important that parents and caregivers have a background to some (if not all!) of the big issues so that we can decide which are most important for the future of our children… 

From the Principal

Best Wishes Next week is one to look forward to for many of our students. Our 60+ Year 4 – 7 students who are participating in the SAPSASA District Athletics Carnival on Wednesday 23 August and in the Independent Schools Swimming Meet on Thursday 24 August go with our best wishes. All of the Year… 

Week 4 Update from the Principal

Safety Improvements We were very pleased to be informed by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure that safety will soon be improved for motorists and pedestrians at the Main Road junctions with Gooch Court, Penno Parade North and Downer Avenue, Belair. Of particular importance for our students is that a pedestrian refuge will be… 

Term 2 Update from the Principal

New Principal I am delighted with the appointment of Richard Anderson as the next Principal of St John’s Grammar School. He is an exceptional educator, a respected leader in the educational community, and he is passionate about the future success of our School. The Chair of the St John’s Grammar School Board, Mr Arndrae Luks,… 

Student academic results & curriculum achievement standards

Australian Student Academic Results Recent media reports have reported negatively on Australian student performance in the OECD Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), saying that Australian student performance has declined. This is only part of the story and not entirely true, because when the results of Australian Independent students are separated from all Australian school… 

Staffing for 2017

New Staff for the Secondary Campus In Food Technology we have Emily Jones, a recent graduate and a very successful chef. Her current employer (since 2012) is the Playford Adelaide, M Gallery Collection where she has supervised and trained a team of apprenticed and new kitchen staff. Prior to this she was the Sous Chef…