Category: Senior School


Year 10 ‘Driver Safety’ Parent Information Evening

By Tracey Wilson,

  Year 10 Parents are invited to attend an informative session on ‘Driver Safety’ at 6.30pm Tuesday 13 August in the John Bray Centre. This highly acclaimed program was originally developed with SA Police and is coming to our school. The evening program is for parents and is presented by Darren Davis. Please see attached  … Read more

End of Term – Year 12 Information

By Tracey Wilson,

  The year seems to have flown by and the school is very optimistic about the possible results of this hardworking group of senior students. A review of their CANVAS grades shows they are tracking well and I look forward to their performance in the mid-year exams, starting tomorrow and continuing into the first week  … Read more

Open SSSSA Knock Out Basketball – Girls

By Amanda Bertschinger,

I am fortunate to have led girls’ basketball for the last 10 years at St John’s and in this time, we have had some great success, along with some disappointment too. However, I am a big believer that success should not simply be measured by the win/loss column but more importantly, by the qualities and  … Read more

What is Reconciliation?

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Each May for the last 10 years, St John’s Grammar School has had a group of Year 10s visit Pipalyatjara on the APY lands of South Australia. Having recently returned from this year’s trip, one of our students, Jake Kuchel spoke at a School’s Reconciliation event, which St John’s Grammar School hosted last week. Having  … Read more

Time for a holiday….almost.. AND Subject Planning Process for 2020

By Amanda Bertschinger,

As the end of term looms, the wonderful promise of holidays beckons. July holidays always seem to be the most important holidays for school students and we are incredibly lucky to have three weeks. They are, in my mind, the most important holidays, because they arrive when students (and teachers) need them the most. Students  … Read more

Year 10 and 11 Immunisations – Part 2

By Lucy Shelton,

Dear Parents, The second dose of the Year 10 and 11 Immunisation for Meningococcal B Vaccine, Bexsero, is scheduled for Tuesday 18 June, Week 8 at 9.00am. Only students who had dose 1 in April will be eligible to receive dose 2. If you have any queries, please contact Mandy Hooper in the Pargeter Building  … Read more

Connecting with the Real World

By Amanda Bertschinger,

During Term 2, our Senior School students have been given a number of opportunities to connect their current learning with life beyond school. This has included opportunities for students to participate in music, sporting and career endeavours. Generations In Jazz was held in Mount Gambier, with bands and choirs competing from around Australia and even  … 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