Innovation and enterprise in the Middle School

Last week our wonderful new theatre saw a fantastic celebration of creativity, innovation, living beyond yourself, individual passions, problem identification and budding entrepreneurship. I’m not talking about the Parent Choir rehearsal but rather the Y8 Ctrl Alt Design Finals! Run like a New Inventors show, each finalist presented their design, the journey along the way,… 

From the Principal

Best Wishes Next week is one to look forward to for many of our students. Our 60+ Year 4 – 7 students who are participating in the SAPSASA District Athletics Carnival on Wednesday 23 August and in the Independent Schools Swimming Meet on Thursday 24 August go with our best wishes. All of the Year… 

SASI Fitness testing on the Secondary Campus

At the end of Term 2, all Middle School students completed South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) fitness testing. As you would be aware, there is a great deal of research which provides cause for concern about decreasing fitness levels and related health issues. The tests give students an idea of what their fitness is like,… 

Navigating Senior School subject choices

Students and parents have some important decisions to make in the next couple of weeks in regards to subject selections for next year. This week, the Subject Expo was well attended by our senior students and parents were educated on the SACE, ATARs, University requirements and new subject offerings. The Expo was supported by our… 

From the Junior School

Our fluctuating weather has certainly taken its toll on staff, children and parents alike. Influenza has stuck both our campus and the ELC too. Please ensure if your child is unwell that they stay home, recuperate, and not spreads the flu further. We have been fortunate to have five international students join our school this… 

Join us for the P&F AGM!

Well it is certainly ‘full steam ahead’ for my family – how about yours?  Those holidays seem like a lifetime ago… The Parents and Friends are holding our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 22 August at 7.00pm in the boardroom at Retreat House. This is our opportunity to reflect on the past twelve months of… 

City to Bay Fun Run

Sunday 17 September – Week 8 The City-Bay Fun Run is fast approaching, and this year we hope to see a record number of runners from the St John’s community. Each year many students, parents and staff tackle this popular event. There are three distances you can choose from, 12km, 6km or 3km. Training has… 

28th International Montessori Conference

Earlier this term I had the upmost privilege of attending the 28th International Montessori Congress, ‘Pathway to Peace: Montessori Education for Social Change,’ held in the beautiful city of Prague in the Czech Republic. Not only was I excited to be attending my first ever International Congress, but the enormity and diversity of my fellow… 

From the Junior School Music Department

Students in musical ensembles will be show-casing their musical talents at a number of performances this term, culminating in the annual music night on 21 September. In addition, students in Year 4 and 6 are preparing items for the above concert. More details will be sent home in a letter in due course. Coming events… 

A wonderful start to Term 3 for the Junior School!

What an exciting day it was for 16 of our new Receptions on Tuesday of last week! Their transition visits and comfortability with knowing each other made for a smooth and enjoyable start for them with very few tears. Five international students also began their 5-week study tour this term. They are Rikki in Year…