Reception to Year 6 Athletics Carnival Information

By Lucy Shelton,

Dear Parents, The 2019 Reception – Year 6 Athletics Carnival will be held on Friday 29 March, Week 9, at Belair National Park’s Main Oval. Please click on the links below for confirmed details. Athletics Carnival Information Schedule Parking Booklet Original Letter Yours sincerely Simon Laube Junior School Sport Coordinator

Interschool Athletics 2019

By Lucy Shelton,

Congratulations to all students who have been selected in the St John’s Grammar Secondary Campus Athletics Team to represent the School at the upcoming Track and Field Carnival, Wednesday 10 April, Week 11. Trainings will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and students are invited to attend the Team Breakfast on Tuesday 9 April,  … Read more

News from the Deputy Head of the Junior School

By Sandie Bray,

Over the past year we have been looking at different options we can offer the students during play times. As mentioned in the previous newsletter we are in the process of developing our play spaces to enhance opportunities to play and for students to interact. Giving like minded students the opportunity to mix with each  … Read more

News from the Head of the Junior School

By Sandie Bray,

Welcome to Week 5! It is hard to believe we are approaching the mid-way point of Term 1. Pleasingly all students have settled into their new learning environments well and are enjoying the challenges and successes that a new school year provides. Equally satisfying is the way new staff have embraced life in the Junior  … Read more

New Parent Buddy Program – are you interested in helping a new St John’s Grammar family?

By Amanda Bertschinger,

The New Parent Buddy Program is a new P&F initiative, aimed at supporting the parents of families new to the school, as they navigate their family’s preparation and first days and weeks at our School and within our community. The initiative will pair a new parent with an existing parent ‘buddy’ who will be there  … Read more

Wellbeing Framework

By Amanda Bertschinger,

There was much excitement at the ELC last week as we prepared to jump on the big bus to travel to the Secondary campus for the launch of St John’s Grammar School’s Wellbeing Framework. Entertained by students from across the campuses, acting out the six pillars, which underpin this holistic framework. The children were mesmerised  … Read more

  Category: ELC

Riding the Transition Wave

By Amanda Bertschinger,

“Life is full of challenges and obstacles that can cause children to feel overwhelmed and frustrated. If we want our children to approach challenges and change with positivity and confidence, we must teach them to develop resilience. Building resilience comes from the development of social and emotional skills, which include coping skills. ‘By developing the  … Read more

  Category: ELC

Language Nutrition

By Amanda Bertschinger,

“Only the child under three can construct the mechanism of language, he can speak any number of languages, if they are in the environment at birth.” – Maria Montessori Maria Montessori identified six sensitive periods, one of which is the Sensitivity to Language, beginning at birth. At the ELC we immerse each child in a language-rich  … Read more

  Category: ELC