Category: Wellbeing


Year 9 Rite Journey – Mentoring

By Lucy Shelton,

Dear Parents, We know that learning how to be an adult in any society requires guidance, mentoring and a great many conversations. Adolescents are best supported during this journey by a broad and supportive community and a diverse range of experiences and conversations. We strongly encourage each student to establish a mentor for 2020; an  … Read more

Year 10 & 11 Driver Education Program

By Tracey Wilson,

Dear Parents Driver education has been a focus in the media lately and there have been various media reports recently regarding the low standards of Driving Instructors and Examiners. We know that a large number of our students are near to commencing their driving lives and we share your desire to support them to develop  … Read more

Secondary Campus Counselling Service

By Lucy Shelton,

Dear families, We have a counselling service based on the Secondary Campus and in 2020 this can be accessed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. We have two wonderful counsellors to support our students, with Michael Sharp continuing from last year, and Mandy Seyfang joining our school community this year. Both Michael and Mandy are highly  … Read more

What is my purpose? What do I have to give?

By Amanda Bertschinger,

These are two big questions our Year 9 students explore during Term 4, as part of the final stages of their Rite Journey year. On the weekend, our Year 9s participated in Relay For Life in Belair National Park, raising awareness and money for the work of the Cancer Council. This event provides such an  … Read more

“Let’s Get Physical”

By Amanda Bertschinger,

When we reflect on the significant things we can do to keep our mind and body feeling good and functioning well, one of those most valuable things is ‘being active’ and unfortunately, it is often the most common thing we let slide as we get older. By adolescence, we often will see an increase in  … Read more

“Let’s Get Physical”

By Amanda Bertschinger,

As we approach the final quarter for our Year 12 students, it is important to reflect on the significant things we can do to keep our mind and body feeling good and functioning well. One of those most valuable things is ‘being active’ and unfortunately, it is often the most common thing we let slide,  … Read more

School Camp: Courage and Adventure Magnified

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Our Middle School camp experiences at St John’s provide unique outdoor education experiences, which give our students a chance to connect with nature, while also learning new skills. We have purposely created a sequence of outdoor education experiences that progressively add more physical, mental and emotional challenge, as they advance through the Middle School. Our  … Read more