Category: Senior School


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

Learning Philosophy

By Amanda Bertschinger,

St John’s is one of the few schools in South Australia (and possibly the nation) that teaches Philosophy as a standalone subject from Years 7 to Stage 2. We have a proud tradition of being able to do this for over 20 years and hope to continue well into the future. As young people begin  … Read more

Winter Sport

By Amanda Bertschinger,

The winter sporting season has started again with a flurry of trainings, trials, events and games from Week 1, Term 2. Across the Middle and Senior school, we have over 220 students involved in weekly competitions, in seven different sports and 18 weekly teams. A huge focus area in sport this year is continuing to  … Read more

Stage 2 Mid-Year Exams

By Tracey Wilson,

  Dear Parents and Students Mid-year exams for St John’s Grammar School students studying SACE Stage 2 will be held from Friday 28 June to Wednesday 3 July, This is the last day of Term 2 and then in to the first week of the school holidays. Exams will take place at the St Barnabas  … Read more

Year 10 11 Mid-Year Exams and Revision

By Tracey Wilson,

  Dear Parents and Students Exams and Revision In the last week of this term, Year 10 and 11 students will sit the end-of-semester exams in a number of subjects. The exam schedule can be found HERE. In the preceding week (Week 8), students will focus on exam preparation in those subjects that stage an  … 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

Choral Eisteddfods – SENIOR VOCAL ENSEMBLE

By Tracey Wilson,

Dear Parents St John’s Grammar is delighted to again participate in the 2019 Adelaide Choral Eisteddfod Competition. This is to be held on Wednesday 19 June 2019 at Elder Hall on the grounds of the University of Adelaide, North Terrace. Students will need to meet at the back entrance of Elder hall at 6:45pm for  … Read more

Choral Eisteddfods – SECONDARY SCHOOL CHOIR

By Tracey Wilson,

Dear Parents St John’s Grammar is delighted to again participate in the 2019 Adelaide Choral Eisteddfod Competition. This is to be held on Thursday 20 June 2019 at Elder Hall on the grounds of the University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide. Students will need to meet at the back entrance of Elder Hall at 5:45pm  … Read more

Important Information for Year 10 Parents

By Tracey Wilson,

  In Week 4, Year 10 students are participating in work experience from Monday 20 May until Thursday 23 May. This exploration of the world of work will give students insights into the demands and expectations of the workplace and help them develop useful employability skills. If students are ill or late on any day,  … Read more

Choirs in Concert Saturday Rehearsals

By Tracey Wilson,

  Dear Parents St John’s Grammar is delighted to again present the 2019 Choirs in Concert. This is to be held on Saturday 1 June at Blackwood Hills Baptist Church, 72 Coromandel Parade Blackwood. The following ensembles will be participating in the concert: Senior Vocal, SATB, 8-9 Class Choir, Secondary School Choir, JS Choirs, A  … Read more