Category: From the Principal


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

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