Ripples Edition 2 | 15 February 2018

Principal’s Message

The rhythm of school life is underway, with our leadership ceremonies taking place early this month. Primary leaders and Secondary prefects, who were selected last year, through a process involving staff, students and an interview process, received their badges and pledged to uphold the College values and expectations of them. …

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Primary News

Leaders help themselves and others to do the right things. They set the tone, build a vision and create new ideas. Leaders are members of teams that work together for a common goal. The members of the team can achieve more together than they ever could on their own. Think …

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Curriculum

Scholar’s Assembly On Monday the College gathered for a special assembly to recognise our scholars of 2017.  At our Scholars Assembly we celebrate those students who have achieved an OP of One to Five.  We are very proud of the achievements of our 2017 Graduates with the highest number ever …

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Pastoral Care

Recently there has been a lot of information in the media about the use of mobile phones in schools. At the end of last year the French Government announced that from September 2018 all mobile phones would be banned in all Primary, Middle and Junior schools. The main reason for …

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Lake Side Reflection

Recently I came across this great quote from Lewis Carroll’s book, Alice in Wonderland.  “I believe school gives our children an opportunity for adventure” St John’s Outdoor Education Program offers students an opportunity to stretch themselves and to be challenged. It was great to see our students on Year Seven …

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Sport

Secondary Week six will mark the beginning of Term Two sport preparation.  In order to accommodate the introduction of additional sports into the training schedule, training for Term One sports will be reduced to one session per week.  During week six and seven students will trial for Term Two sports.  …

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PACE

All our performance groups and troupes are now up and running for the year. It is great to see so many students involved in Choirs, Instrumental bands and ensembles, drama and dance troupes. We look forward to seeing what each of the groups create this year. We invite you to …

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Important Information

 St John’s Silver Anniversary Cookbook  To celebrate 25 Years of the College, St John’s is launching a Silver Anniversary Cookbook.  This Cookbook will feature recipes from our College community including parents, guardians, grandparents, staff and Old Collegians. We are looking for recipes under the following categories: Start the Day (Breakfast) Lunchbox …

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Dates for the Diary

February 2018 2018 Annual Business Breakfast  St John’s staff and Year 12 students invite you and a guest to the 2018 Annual Business Breakfast with guest speaker, Catherine Clark, CEO at Netball Queensland.   This Breakfast will once again be held at Hillstone St Lucia from 7:00 am for a 7:15 …

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St John’s Foundation

Past Mother’s Reunion  The St John’s Foundation is hosting its Annual Past Mother’s Reunion on Saturday 3 March 2018 with guest speaker Leon Betts, volunteer speaker for the Melanoma Institute Australia and father of the late Emma Betts from the blog Dear Melanoma. This is a lovely opportunity to catch …

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P&F Association

Call for Sponsors and Raffle Prizes at the 2018 College Carnival  Dear College Families, As we start the countdown to the College Carnival on Saturday, 26 May 2018, we are calling for all levels of Sponsorship (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Goods in Kind &/or Raffle Prizes) in order to be able to …

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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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