Ripples Edition 17 | 9 November 2017

Principal’s Message

Dear Families, On 6 November we joined together at our twenty-fourth annual Night of Celebration.  The annual Night of Celebration is always a wonderful acknowledgement of academic, sporting and extra-curricular achievements of our students. The list of awardees on this occasion was most impressive and we congratulate all students on …

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Primary News

Having an attitude of gratitude can be the factor that leads young people to a successful and happy life. It is our thoughts that determine how we will react to situations and it is our thoughts that determine our behaviour. When we think positively and with an attitude of gratitude …

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Curriculum

Australian Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge On Thursday 2 November, St John’s proudly hosted the First Annual Australian Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge. Over 55 students came to the Innovation Summit to pitch their innovative product ideas to a panel of industry leaders: Mr Bernie Woodcroft, Director of ilab Accelerator, …

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Pastoral Care

Mobile Phone Protocol Mobile phone protocol is an issue which is not unique to schools and it is important that we teach students appropriate use of mobiles in society. Under normal circumstances mobile phones should be turned off or on silent mode while the student is at school. Students are …

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Lake Side Reflection

In the stillness of the Prayer Spaces, before any children have arrived, you look around at the blank canvas.  You wonder, how will this space bring meaning to these little lives? This can be summed up in one eloquent expression from a student “Prayer Spaces make God feel alive”.  Prayer …

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Sport

Term One, TAS Sport, 2018 Preparation for next year’s Term 1 sports are underway.  It has been fantastic to see the students attending training.  Preparing now for Term One sports will place St John’s in a good position for our first round. The first TAS round will be at home …

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PACE

After our successful eisteddfod season with performances at Music Fest, our Performing Arts students have followed up with successful, entertaining performances at our Night Of Celebration. We must thank all the students involved in Alpine Singers, Chorale, Wind Symphony, Jazz Ensemble, Bella Voce, Percussion Ensemble, Fella Voce and all involved …

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Dates for the Diary

November 2017 Year Nine Graduation On Friday 1 December, we will host a special ceremony to farewell the Year Nine students from Middle School as they prepare to enter their Senior Schooling phase in 2018.  All students will be acknowledged and presented with a Middle School memento. Please see the attached …

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St John’s Foundation

FREE BREAKFAST FOR THE GRADUATING CLASS OF 2017 It has become a tradition for the Old Collegians’ Association (OCA) to host a breakfast for the graduating class on their final day at school. This year members of the OCA will host a BBQ Breakfast on Friday 17 November from 7am …

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P&F Association

During this past week, the P&F held a thank you event for all those who have been involved in making our contribution to the college a successful one this year.  I would like to thank all those who have contributed in any way in assisting the P&F for what we …

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Student Protection

You have the right to feel safe at all times including when you are a student at this school and until you graduate from the College. Protection for children and young people is of paramount importance in Anglican Church schools. St John’s Anglican College has policies and procedures which assist …

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