Category: Senior 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

Swimming Carnival

By Amanda Bertschinger,

On Thursday 21 February, in a sea of red, yellow, green and blue, the whole Secondary Campus boarded a convoy of buses and headed to the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre at Oaklands Park for the annual Swimming Carnival. Our House Captains, Heads of House and Sports Department have spent the first weeks of Term  … Read more

The Importance of Sleep for our Students

By Amanda Bertschinger,

The wellbeing framework is one of the school’s newest initiatives, yet we cannot discuss wellbeing without mentioning sleep. As a subject teacher, we cover this in depth in Stage 2 Psychology, as we identify the different stages of sleep and explore its effect on our lives, and it gets serious. According to the World Health  … Read more

We Want You!

By Amanda Bertschinger,

On Friday 24 May, year 10 students will attend school for a mock job interview appointment, which they will have prepared for in their PLP classes. These interviews will have a formal tone and we would love our community to be involved. If you have any experience with conducting job interviews and are willing to  … Read more

Special Provisions in the SACE

By Amanda Bertschinger,

The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) is a flexible qualification, designed to allow all students equal opportunity to access learning. In support of this, Schools who deliver the SACE are empowered to make reasonable adjustments in curriculum and assessment, to enable students eligible on the grounds of disability, to participate in programs and associated  … Read more

Nurturing Responsible Young Adults

By Amanda Bertschinger,

“With great power comes great responsibility.” These iconic words, spoken by Uncle Ben, are probably the best thing to come out of the Marvel Spiderman Series. One of the hardest things for anyone to do, but especially young adults, is to take responsibility for your own actions. This term, a strong message has be given  … 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

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

Year 12 Formal

By Tracey Wilson,

  The St John’s Grammar Year 12 Formal for 2019 is to be held at The National Wine Centre, Hackney on Saturday 23 March, commencing at 6.30pm with a Year 12 group photo. This event will conclude at 11pm. Please click on the FORMAL link for a detailed letter.