Category: Junior School


Bushfire Prevention

By Lucy Shelton,

South Australia Police are committed to preventing bushfires in our local area. Please view the fact sheets below and take action now to keep your property and our local area safe this summer. School Fire Prevention Home and Business Fire Prevention Rural Fire Prevention Please direct any queries to the Crime Prevention Office on 8207  … Read more

“Let’s Get Physical”

By Amanda Bertschinger,

When we reflect on the significant things we can do to keep our mind and body feeling good and functioning well, one of those most valuable things is ‘being active’ and unfortunately, it is often the most common thing we let slide as we get older. By adolescence, we often will see an increase in  … Read more

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