Montessori National Conference

For me, the weekend provided a wonderful opportunity for the new ELC teaching team to listen to, share and discuss a wide range of education topics, including Montessori information. The guest speaker sparked a range of ideas and discussions. Many of the ideas presented challenged us as teachers but one personal “take away” thought was… 

St John's Choirs are winners!

Last week the Junior School Choir, Secondary School Choir and Senior Vocal ensembles competed at the Adelaide Choral Eisteddfods. The adjudicator was world renowned Choir master Carl Crossin OAM who provided the choir with fantastic feedback and awarded the following places: Junior School Choir received 3rd Place Secondary School Choir received 1st Place Senior Vocal… 

Journeys in the Middle School

Our Year 7s have been on a journey of significant learning and adaptation as they have negotiated their first semester of Middle School. The contribution, life and energy they have added to our Middle School, with considering how all this time they have been on a huge transitional journey from their Junior School years to… 

Everybody shines

It’d been another tough week and Friday was just a step too far. We all know that Fridays should be banned for the general health and wellbeing of humanity but – yet again – Friday had rolled around and the students had pressed the ‘eject’ buttons on their brains. She knew it wasn’t their fault.… 

The Student Welfare Executive Team at St John's

The Secondary Campus Student Welfare Executive met last week to share the vast pastoral work done this term and to discuss future plans. The combined efforts of this group are just so impressive and I was keen to share with the School community an account of what constituted our last agenda. Careers Counsellor, Wendy Edwards… 

Year 8 Drama Zombies!

It’s the end of the world and hordes of rampaging zombies are about to kill you. What do you do? Try your hand at Kung Fu against the undead? Attempt to reason with creatures that would rather eat brains than use them? How to survive the zombie apocalypse was addressed by Year 8 Drama in… 

From the Junior School

As we speed towards the end of Semester One it is interesting to reflect on the past two terms and look ahead to the second semester. Firstly, we are so fortunate to have such a supportive community where volunteers are plentiful and community spirit high. Our Community Care program, where parents in need of support… 

Let's get the Ball rolling!

It is time to get the Ball rolling once again (pardon the pun!) – back on the P&F agenda is starting to plan for the Gala Ball 2018, so now is your opportunity to get in touch with us if you want to be involved, or have some suggestions or offers for assistance!  We are… 

Melbourne Sports Exchange

The inaugural School Sports Exchange between St John’s and Hume Grammar began the first weekend in June. It was an amazing opportunity for senior students to experience a sporting spectacular in the hope of further developing a sporting partnership well into the future. Our team of 60 students took part in boys and girls basketball,… 

Walk Safely to School Day

While some students joined one of the organised ‘walking buses’ from either the Belair National Park or Secondary Campus, others walked from home or took the opportunity to park the car a little further away than usual. Members of the SRC committee greeted families as they arrived at school with stickers and fruit, kindly organized…