Category: Senior School


Year 12 Profiles and Baby Photos

By Tracey Wilson,

  Over the past few weeks students have been asked to complete a Profile Questionnaire and supply a baby photo for their end of schooling celebrations. Unfortunately there are still many outstanding; please can students either email them to twilson@stjohns.sa.edu.au or drop them in to RH111 asap. They are required by the end of the  … Read more

Essential English Excursion

By Amanda Bertschinger,

This term the Year 12 Essential English class have been studying the classic novel The Outsiders and discussing the challenges of living with social disadvantage. On Wednesday 4 September, the class visited two organisations in Adelaide who work with people experiencing homelessness and other personal difficulties, such as addiction and mental health problems. In the  … Read more

Foodies Week

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Over the course of Explore and Soar week, a group of 12 keen students embarked on an extensive and enjoyable tour of the culinary highlights Adelaide has to offer. From a cheese-making class in Woodside to sampling the delicacies of the Adelaide Central Markets in the City Centre, we were lucky enough to experience firsthand  … Read more

Sydney Trip

By Amanda Bertschinger,

For the 2019 Year 10 Explore and Soar week, 22 students and four staff members passionate for the Arts, ventured to Sydney for a fascinating week learning about the different aspects of the Arts on offer in this vibrant city. The cultural tour included visiting the ABC studios in which we saw the band Birds  … Read more

South Eastern Adventure Trip

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Just under a month ago, a group of 10 students and Mr Leaver began the South Eastern Adventure Trip to Victoria, as their choice for Explore and Soar Week. We set off on Monday with a six-hour bus ride to the Glenelg River and a stop at the Naracoorte Caves on the way. These caves  … Read more

2019 Explore and Soar Ski Trip

By Amanda Bertschinger,

The 2019 trip was a huge success and all students and staff thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We left Adelaide on a calm Sunday morning and arrived eight hours later at a dark, wet and wild Falls Creek. The sleet soon turned to snow as the temperature plummeted and we woke up to 15 centimetres of fresh  … Read more

Stepping Outside Our Comfort Zone

By Amanda Bertschinger,

This newsletter includes a number of reflections about student activities in the Senior School this term. The Year 10 Explore and Soar, student excursions and of course the Festival of Ideas are all occasions where we ask students to step out of their comfort zones, to do something different. In reality, this sentiment is actually  … Read more

Year 12 Final Information

By Tracey Wilson,

    We are fast approaching the concluding stages of Year 12. These final weeks are critical and require ongoing commitment and hard work that every student finishes the year successfully. The Term 3 break represents a vital opportunity for all students to finish assignments and projects and revise for the November exams. Students need  … Read more

’13 Reasons Why’ – Digital content

By Tracey Wilson,

  In the past two years, our school has provided information for both parent and student consideration, in regards to the viewing of particular digital content, specifically, the “13 Reasons Why” series. With the recent launch of Season 3 of  “13 Reasons Why”, we believe it is important that we again write to families to  … Read more

Sleep Research Study Survey

By Tracey Wilson,

  St John’s students are participating in a sleep research study from Flinders University, the survey will be held on Thursday 29 August, 8.30am to 9am. This will involve students in Year 7 – 11 and will occur in the Sports Centre during Home Group, the researchers need to be in attendance. Students will just  … Read more