Holiday Ideas

Following what seems to have been a long, cold and wet winter it would be great to enjoy quality time with your family. During the upcoming holidays you may be looking for some activities to share with the family if you’re not at work and the children at Vacation Care. Here are some indoor and… 

The CANVAS Trailblazers

Last week, a committed and talented group of teachers established, ‘The CANVAS trailblazers’. The group is charged with advancing the ideas and skills of others using this Learning Management and Communication system that the school introduced this year. Another sub-group, led by our new Leader of Learning and the Curriculum, Ramon Bartholomeusz, and our new… 

From the P&F

Ladies, I hope you have seen the advertising material for our annual Mums’ Night, coming up at the end of Week 1 Term 4. The theme is, ‘Gin in the Spring’ and will be held upstairs at the Stirling Hotel on Friday 20 October at 7pm. The cost is $35 per ticket, and includes a… 

Term 3 - that's a wrap!

In the blink of an eye another term has flown past. At the end of each term, I really like to take some time to reflect on all of the highlights and this term there has been many! Excursions to Old Tailem town, the Migration Museum and State Library, Camps, Book Week, Science Week, performances,… 

Pedal Prix success!

Last week saw the conclusion of the 2017 Pedal Prix season, with the team competing in the 24-hour race at Murray Bridge. Students from Years 6 – 10 participated in the event, and worked together throughout the night to get some excellent lap times, with our fastest lap time going to Mitchell Keegan in Year… 

The Year 9 Rite Journey Camp

Spending last week in the Flinders Ranges with the Year 9 students has really helped me appreciate the importance of this unique experience in our education program. The camp builds on the work done in Rite Journey classes and is designed to push students out of their comfort zones, to encourage a sense of team… 

Year 9 Camp and Lord Mayor visit

This week, our Year 9s have had a little more confidence in their step and been noticeably more connected within the cohort. This growth has stemmed from their camp last week in the Flinders Ranges and its link with The Rite Journey. Throughout the year, The Rite Journey has provided the students with a series… 

A teacher and parent perspective on building resilience

On Wednesday 30 August, ELC teachers attended a Junior School staff meeting for a presentation on the importance of building resilience in children by Madhavi Nawana Parker. Her message is such an important one and as a teacher and parent I found myself immediately inspired and committed to trying some of her suggestions and tips.… 

Congratulations to our Tournament of Minds Team!

St John’s Grammar is unique in many ways. The programs we offer here are outstanding. Our Learning Support Program is second to none (and I can speak with a great deal of authority as I was in charge of the Independent Schools’ Special Needs Hub Group for over 20 years). Our Learning Teams program also…