Category: Middle School


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

News from our Captains

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Our School Captains, Ben Ransom and Katie Aitken and Vice-Captains Kaitlyn Howlett and Alex Matters have plenty on their leadership plates. On top of their advocacy roles and their formal duties, all four of them have taken on a number of projects. At this week’s Leaders meeting, they shared their most recent work. Over the  … Read more

Hey, House it Going?

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Well, funny you should ask. So many amazing, exciting and wonderful things have happened in the Middle School over the last five weeks with regard to House. Every House jumped straight into the deep end to organise their ‘Ra Ra Parade’ in preparation for the Swimming Carnival. From the catchy lyrics of the Fresh Prince  … Read more

Student Feedback Surveys

By Amanda Bertschinger,

At St John’s Grammar School, as teachers, we pride ourselves on knowing our students, as we consistently talk to them about their level of understanding, as well as provide more formal feedback on tests, assignments and class work and when needed, work one on one with them to support their individual needs in learning. Canvas  … Read more

Making the most of opportunities

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Around 40% of the Middle School students are new to our campus this year. This is significant, wonderful and has involved much learning for our new students! Yes, learning with regard to the planned curriculum, but also so much learning around positive change: new relationships – staff and peers, timetables, locations, expectations, communication, organisation and  … 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

Year 7 Buddy Program

By Tracey Wilson,

  On Friday morning 15 February Year 7 students will walk to Nunyara to meet with their Year 12 buddies. Students will be involved in various games and activities, finishing with a special morning tea. Please see the attached letter regarding the Year 7 Buddy Morning Tea . Thank You

Introducing our new Leader of Learning & Curriculum

By Briar Standing,

Hello St John’s! Today I took ill-judged steps to consult the internet for some pithy ‘education quotes’ with which to begin this article. I’m surprised to report that some interesting things actually came up; notwithstanding Benjamin Franklin’s views that education is an ‘investment in knowledge [which] pays the best interest’ and Nelson Mandela’s understandable view  … Read more