Category: Year 9


Year 9 Rite Journey: Relay For Life

By Lucy Shelton,

Dear Students and Families, We are very excited to be again participating in the Relay For Life – Belair event, in support of the Cancer Council SA. This is an event that our Year 9 students participate in as part of their Rite Journey year, and it is being held on Saturday 2 November –  … 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

Vietnam Trip 2019

By Amanda Bertschinger,

An excited group of Year 9 St John’s students arrived in Ho Chi Minh on a hot, humid Saturday night and immediately took to the crowded bustling streets, in search of a perfect bowl of Pho. Our intrepid guide, Mr Hai led us to a suitable café and we began our adventure in Vietnam. The  … Read more

Year 9 Camp Information

By Lucy Shelton,

Dear Parents   Year 9 Camp and the Rite Journey ‘Abyss’ Experience We are writing to inform you of the details and plans for the Year 9 Camp, in Week 7 of Term 3. In conjunction with Wilderness Escape, the school has developed a camping experience carefully tailored for our Year 9 cohort. Students will  … Read more

Year 9 Information Evening

By Tracey Wilson,

  Dear Year 9 Parents It is already time to start thinking about 2020! We begin the transition for our Year 9 students at the start of Semester 2. This ensures students are well prepared for the changes to come. These include subject changes, SACE, ATAR’s, VET and I am sure there are plenty of  … Read more

Year 9 Rite Journey – ANZAC Day Service

By Tracey Wilson,

  On ANZAC Day the school invites all Year 9 students to attend the Dawn Service at the War Memorial in Blackwood meeting at 6.00am for the 6.30am service. This has become an important part of the Rite Journey schedule. We have invited former service personnel to speak with the students in the last week  … Read more

Year 9 Rite Journey – Mentor Program

By Tracey Wilson,

  Dear Parents and Carers An important part of the Rite Journey program for our Year 9 students is the third stage; The Following. This involves seeking out a mentor who will provide additional support, guidance and have meaningful conversations with your son or daughter on a regular basis throughout the year. Please click on  … Read more