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 twilson@stjohns.sa.edu.au 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

“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

Essential English Excursion

By Amanda Bertschinger,

This term the Year 12 Essential English class have been studying the classic novel The Outsiders and discussing the challenges of living with social disadvantage. On Wednesday 4 September, the class visited two organisations in Adelaide who work with people experiencing homelessness and other personal difficulties, such as addiction and mental health problems. In the  … Read more

Foodies Week

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Over the course of Explore and Soar week, a group of 12 keen students embarked on an extensive and enjoyable tour of the culinary highlights Adelaide has to offer. From a cheese-making class in Woodside to sampling the delicacies of the Adelaide Central Markets in the City Centre, we were lucky enough to experience firsthand  … Read more

Sydney Trip

By Amanda Bertschinger,

For the 2019 Year 10 Explore and Soar week, 22 students and four staff members passionate for the Arts, ventured to Sydney for a fascinating week learning about the different aspects of the Arts on offer in this vibrant city. The cultural tour included visiting the ABC studios in which we saw the band Birds  … Read more

South Eastern Adventure Trip

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Just under a month ago, a group of 10 students and Mr Leaver began the South Eastern Adventure Trip to Victoria, as their choice for Explore and Soar Week. We set off on Monday with a six-hour bus ride to the Glenelg River and a stop at the Naracoorte Caves on the way. These caves  … 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

2019 Explore and Soar Ski Trip

By Amanda Bertschinger,

The 2019 trip was a huge success and all students and staff thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We left Adelaide on a calm Sunday morning and arrived eight hours later at a dark, wet and wild Falls Creek. The sleet soon turned to snow as the temperature plummeted and we woke up to 15 centimetres of fresh  … Read more