Category: From the Principal

Celebrating Student Success

By Amanda Bertschinger,

What an emotion-filled, fitting and joyous celebration Valedictory Day was for Year 12 students and their families. A moving Eucharist service followed by the Graduation Ceremony and concluding with the whole-school farewell assembly, the morning is a trilogy of dedications and reflections. This event is backed up with the Graduation Dinner just after the Year  … Read more

Managing Social Media

By Amanda Bertschinger,

A school’s duty of care to its staff and students now extends well beyond the school gates and the boundaries between what is and is not a risk that a school needs to take responsibility for, have become less clear. Social media continues to blur the boundaries between what is personal and what is public.  … Read more


By Amanda Bertschinger,

For Anglican Schools, faith is incarnational, invitational and interactive. It is grounded in our belief in Jesus Christ, God incarnate. Because of our commitment to living life in relationship to Jesus Christ, St John’s has an opportunity each day, to put faith into action. This faith is invitational in that we offer our school community  … Read more

What’s on the Wellbeing Agenda

By Amanda Bertschinger,

We all read a lot about wellbeing and I know our community is constantly reminded of the wellbeing programs and actions the School undertakes to better equip all people with the tools, the understanding and the impetus to look after themselves and each other. The development of our new Wellbeing Framework, the establishment of the  … Read more

From the Principal

By Amanda Bertschinger,

There are a number of exciting initiatives happening across the school this term. Counselling on the Secondary Campus We have decided to transition into a counselling system that meets our Secondary School needs in a more potent manner. Leading our Counselling service into this new model is Michael Sharp. Michael is an Occupational Therapist, who  … 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

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