Category: From the Principal

Term 1 Reflection

By Leonie Harwood,

From the desk of Acting Principal, Leonie Harwood Do you remember the start of this year? The optimism and hope with which we greeted the new year. Like many people, I wrote down a list of twenty things to do in 2020. Goals, plans, holidays, jobs around the house… twenty things that seemed important in  … Read more

2020 Student Residential Address and Other Information Collection Notice

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 2 March. We are  … Read more

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