Category: From the Principal

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

New technology initiatives from 2019

By Tim Wilson,

St John’s Grammar School is implementing some exciting new developments to our digital technology offering from 2019. JUNIOR CAMPUS At the Junior School level, these new programs will advance the learning experiences for all students from Reception to Year 6, whilst providing more integrated teaching and learning opportunities across the Campus. RECEPTION – YEAR 2  … Read more

Staffing update and Week 9 arrangements

By Amanda Bertschinger,

I am delighted to announce new appointments of staff for 2019. Nick Raimondo is the new Leader of Curriculum and Learning (Secondary) replacing Ramon Bartholomeusz who is heading to Seymour College as their new Head of English (Senior School). Nick’s career in education spans Tertiary, Middle and Senior settings, and includes extensive experience in academic  … Read more

Thinking beyond SACE completion

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Media reports in relation to Year 12 students completing SACE has caused widespread concern. A significant and growing proportion of South Australian students are not completing their SACE and this has compelled the media to attack the State Government for what looks like an attempt to hide these outcomes. It is disheartening for those working  … Read more

Anniversary Assembly

By Tim Wilson,

St John’s Grammar School Anniversary Assembly 9am, Wednesday 5 September On Wednesday 5 September, all staff and students from Reception to Year 12 will come together to celebrate both the 60th Anniversary of the St John’s Grammar Junior School and the 20th Anniversary of the St John’s Grammar Secondary Campus. The whole School community is  … Read more

An Enterprising Learning Experience

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Last week, a group of talented, enterprising Year 8 students showcased their CRTL ALT DESIGN projects to an appreciative audience in the finals of this annual design challenge. These students revealed their innovative and creative thinking and a range of newly developed skills in the development in a range of formidable products. An automated pet  … Read more

Lifelong Advocacy

By Amanda Bertschinger,

I was blessed to be part of the recent APY Lands expedition superbly orchestrated and piloted by our reconciliation champion Brian Wicks. Accompanying Brian and I were Sue Cullen from our ELC and Meg Hansen (former school parent and acclaimed photographer) and ten students from Year 10. The students were wonderful ambassadors of our school,  … Read more

The St John’s Grammar Report Card

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Ensuring schools are receptive to feedback is a must. Schools are in the business of serving up a first class educational product but it’s not up to us to decide if we make the grade, it iss the students and parents who need to make that judgement call. If our report card is not glowing  … Read more