Category: Junior School


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

New Parent Buddy Program – are you interested in helping a new St John’s Grammar family?

By Amanda Bertschinger,

The New Parent Buddy Program is a new P&F initiative, aimed at supporting the parents of families new to the school, as they navigate their family’s preparation and first days and weeks at our School and within our community. The initiative will pair a new parent with an existing parent ‘buddy’ who will be there  … Read more

Australian Government 2019 Student Residential Address Collection

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 March 4. We are  … 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