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Year 10 Communion Service

By Tracey Wilson,

Dear Parents On Wednesday 26 September, students in Year 10 will be attending a Communion Service at Holy Innocents Church with Father Steve Daughtry. We will be walking as a group to Holy Innocents Church, departing from the Front of Retreat House at 8.30am and arriving back to school at approximately 10am. Accompanying teachers will  … Read more


By Sandie Bray,

I wrote earlier in the year in an article titled ‘Where shall we play today?’ about our plans to develop differentiated play spaces within the Junior School that help support the diverse needs and interests of our students. After a successful planting day at the end of last term which promoted a sense of shared  … Read more

Junior School News

By Sandie Bray,

Making and Keeping Friends Not surprisingly, students who develop friendships are generally happier at school and more likely to thrive academically. In some relationships a negativity bias can make students feel sad because they focus on an aspect of the relationship that did not go so well on a given day, rather than appreciating the  … Read more

Parent Teacher Interviews

By Nicki Paterson,

Dear Parents Bookings will open on Monday 24 September for Secondary Campus Parent/Teacher interviews which will be held on Monday 15 October, Week 1 Term 4, between 4pm and 8pm. All interviews are in allocated 5 minute sessions, booked via the Parent Portal. To log in, please use your Family ID as your username and  … Read more

Year 6 Grandparents’ Day

By Sandie Bray,

On Wednesday 26 September, the Year 6s are hosting a Grandparents’ Day. It will take place from 1.45 to 3.00pm in Harnett House. This will be an opportunity for the Year 6 students to show case all the varied, rich and exciting activities, they have participated in this year so far! They will have a  … Read more

Year 12 Seniors Jumper and Rugby Top 2019

By Tracey Wilson,

  As is customary and a privilege for their Senior Year, Year 12 students can purchase and wear a Seniors Jumper with the School Uniform, and a Seniors Rugby Top for sports uniform days. Please be aware that the Rugby Jumper is not to be worn with the formal uniform. The purchase of these tops  … Read more

STEM Learning Expo

By Nicki Paterson,

Dear Parents   On Wednesday 19 September, Week 9, there will be a STEM Learning Expo at the Secondary Campus. The event will be held in the Design and Technology Centre Courtyard and will run from 2.45pm until 4.15pm.   Learning spaces surrounding the Design and Technology Centre Courtyard will showcase Middle and Senior School  … Read more

The Great Book Swap

By Tracey Wilson,

The Great Book Swap Did you know that more than 130 million book titles have been published world wide? Did you know that the Japanese have a word (tsundoku) for buying more books than you can read? Did you know that the Great Book Swap of St John’s will be held at lunch on Wednesday?  … Read more

ELC3 Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Mornings

By Lucy Shelton,

During Week 8 and 9 the ELC3 students will host Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Mornings. Families are invited to book in for a session on the form located at the sign out area in the Rectory. The sessions will be held from 9:15am – 10:15am on the following days: Week 8: Monday 10 September, Wednesday  … Read more

Year 8 Immunisations

By Nicki Paterson,

Dear Parents   Year 8 students are scheduled to receive their second and final round of immunisations for this year on Thursday 13 September, Week 8. Please ensure your child wears PE uniform on this day.