Category: Junior School


ICAS Competitions – 2019

By Lucy Shelton,

Dear Parents 2019 ICAS Competitions This year we will be offering students in Years 3 – 6 the opportunity to participate in the International Competitions and Assessment for Schools (ICAS) program run by Educational Assessment Australia.The ICAS assessment series is designed to assess students’ abilities to apply classroom learning in new contexts, using higher-order thinking  … Read more

Library Assistance Required

By Lucy Shelton,

Dear Parents and Carers, Do you have some time on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday morning? Would you like to be more involved in the St John’s community? If so, we would love to hear from you! Our Junior School Library is seeking some volunteer assistance with some projects. If you would like further  … Read more

School Uniform

By Amanda Bertschinger,

The St John’s Grammar School Uniform is a symbol of the School. It creates a sense of identity and belonging for our students. All students are required to wear the correct, full uniform with pride and parents are expected to support this policy. St John’s Grammar School maintains high standards of uniform and general appearance.  … Read more

Supporting the Social and Emotional Needs of our Students in the Digital Era

By Amanda Bertschinger,

One of the biggest challenges to young people’s healthy wellbeing in today’s world is certainly the technological environment that they experience daily life in and navigating how to manage themselves and their interactions with others, online, in a safe and healthy manner. Technology isn’t going anywhere, nor should it. There are so many wonderful benefits  … 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

Courage; Heart and Mind

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Recently, I was fortunate to spend some time with our Year 5 students, teaching them about mindfulness and the benefits of seeking mindful moments in their lives. They had some great thinking about what mindfulness might look like, but were challenged by the experience of a ‘mindful walk’, where they were asked to try and  … Read more

Our International Student Program

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Recently I visited southern China with our International Student Coordinator, Jo Zhang. There were four key reasons for travelling to China: To affirm strong partnerships with current recruiting agents, especially in Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Guiyang and to establish new relationships with agents; To meet with parents of existing students (we met with eight families in  … Read more