Category: From the Principal


New Sister School and Teaching Professional Learning

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Indonesian Sister School I am pleased to confirm that our proposed Indonesian Sister School relationship with Bina Cita Utama (BCU) will officially begin next Term; BCU’s new school year commences on 10 July and we return from our mid-year holiday break on 25 July. BCU is a Year 1 -12 School of approximately 150 students,  … Read more

Week 4 Update from the Principal

By Amanda Bertschinger,

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  … Read more

Term 2 Update from the Principal

By Amanda Bertschinger,

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,  … Read more

Student academic results & curriculum achievement standards

By Amanda Bertschinger,

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  … Read more

Staffing for 2017

By Amanda Bertschinger,

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  … Read more