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Junior School Staffing News

By Sandie Bray,

As we near the end of what has been a very successful year in the Junior School, I thought it timely to reflect on the accomplishments in the past 2 years and update you about our future directions.  At the beginning of 2018 we defined several key strategic areas to focus on, namely the delivery  … Read more

Apply for work over the summer holidays!

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Many companies/employers are taking applications and hiring now for the busy season. As such, students may like to consider the below for their best chance at gaining employment in a highly competitive environment. Preparing Written Job Applications Job Applications/Cover letters are very important. No matter how impressive your resume is, a poorly written cover letter  … Read more

Expressions of Interest – 2020 ‘Ride a Horse’ Program

By Lucy Shelton,

Dear Parents, We are seeking expressions of interest from students who would like to join an Equestrian Australia accredited ‘Ride a Horse’ program in 2020. Participants will learn all about the world of horses at Kirby Park Equestrian School, run by Olympian, Megan Jones, and will be provided with transport to and from St John’s  … Read more

Uniform Centre News

By Lucy Shelton,

The needs of our school have changed and developing our new International Learning & Living Precinct has meant the relocation of our Uniform Centre to Penno Parade, where it is accessed via the John Bray Centre for Performing Arts carpark. The Penno Parade property has been repurposed from a residential home to multifunctional depot including  … Read more

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 or drop them in to RH111 asap. They are required by the end of the  … Read more

Environmental Science

By Sandie Bray,

We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful natural resource located next to St John’s and two years ago we set out on a journey to better utilise the Belair National Park as an educational resource. In order to achieve this goal we accessed the expertise and knowledge of Natural Resource Management and Amanda  … Read more

If you’re happy and you know it …

By Sandie Bray,

Something that attracted me to St John’s Grammar is its genuine commitment to wellbeing – student, staff and community. Our comprehensive Wellbeing Framework that was launched earlier this year and supported by scientific evidence. There is no doubting that we all gain from developing life skills in multiple areas, including resilience, expressing gratitude, friendship building,  … 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

Year 8 Immunisations – Dose 2

By Lucy Shelton,

Dear Parents, The Year 8 Immunisation for dose 2 of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Gardasil vaccine is scheduled for Week 6, Wednesday 28 August. Dose 2 will only be given to students who had Dose 1 back in February this year. Please contact the Middle School Office if you have any concerns. Yours Sincerely, Mandy  … Read more

Sustainability – where to from here?

By Sandie Bray,

As Teachers and Leaders we are always pondering over the big topics and questions that face as individuals and as a community. The topic of Sustainability is one topic that is frequently discussed in the media and business sector. It challenges our thinking around our personal and collective responsibility for and impact on the environment,  … Read more