A busy term for the P&F

Thank you to Year 3 and 4 Parent Reps and their team of volunteers who successfully manned the BBQ and food stall for the Junior School Athletics Day in the Belair National Park last Thursday. From all accounts it was a busy day, and particular thanks go to Kellie Desteno and Emma Donahey who were… 

Junior School Athletics Carnival Wrap up

Last Thursday, the entire Junior School competed in the annual Junior Athletics Carnival at the Main Oval in Belair National Park. In perfect weather conditions, our House Leaders ensured all the children were in high spirits and encouraged their teammates to enjoy themselves and to perform their best. All student’s eagerly took to the track… 

Risk taking and adolescents

One of the most difficult topics to present a clear strategy around for young people is risk-taking. Managing the fine line between acceptance through conformity and acceptance through risk-taking is incredibly difficult and at times very confusing for young people. In learning, we know that we must encourage students to take risks, to be brave… 

Partnership

As an extraordinarily full Term 1 draws to a close, I reflect on what has been, and the trajectory the students in the Middle School are on. Our students have made an excellent beginning to their current year of the Middle School journey. Whilst our already strong culture has been further invigorated by our renewed… 

Physical development and literacy learning

A child’s physical development is an extremely important part of our daily ELC program, and each child’s competence with their physical and cognitive development is monitored to ensure development is relative to peers. Climbing, jumping, hopping, agility and muscle strengthening, coordination of arms legs, eyes and cognitive functioning, is an integral part of our learning… 

The Social and Emotional Learning that allows our students to flourish

In the last newsletter, our Principal, Richard Anderson emphasised our School’s thorough approach to managing situations of conflict and bullying. Our approach is holistic, proactive and preventative, and encompasses three layers: Explicitly teaching social emotional skills A caring and supportive school culture Restorative justice practices and the opportunity to grow and learn from mistakes It… 

Living beyond yourself in the Middle School

Leading with or without the badge and living beyond yourself are dispositions that are integral to each student’s development in the middle years here at St John’s. These are consistently reinforced and supported. Over time, the culture of making the most of opportunities (and indeed creating them) to lead, to grow the agency the students… 

Community Support Network

St John’s Grammar School has a long standing tradition of being a caring school.  We want to find ways in which we can provide practical short term assistance to school families. Coordinated by a parent volunteer in conjunction with the School, this is a valuable opportunity for our community to be able to be even…