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2021 Pedal Prix Season

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St John’s Grammar is gearing up for the 2021 The Pedal Prix Season.

Every year a fabulous team of parents provide support and encouragement to keep our team travelling, and we could not be successful without the support of this Parent Support Group.

There are a variety of ways to be involved, from attending official and training events and cheering on our cars, to more specific roles in:

  • Cooking
  • Marshalling
  • Bike maintenance and building

We launch on Sunday 14 March with a ‘Come and Try’ morning at 10:30am at the Secondary Campus.  Everyone is welcome, you might even get a spin in a car!

Key 2021 Dates

Come and Try                    Sunday 14 March, 10:30am – St John’s Grammar Secondary Campus

Training Day                       Sunday 16 May, 10am – Victoria Park

Race Day 6hr Event          Sunday 20 June – Victoria Park

 

Training Day                        August TBA

Race 2x6hr Event               11-12 September – Murray Bridge

Bike Mechanics Group     First Thursday of every month, 6pm – Pedal Prix Shed

 

Student gym sessions are held every Wednesday lunch in the EFM gym, Secondary Campus.

 

We would love to hear from you.  For more information, and to register your interest in joining the Parent Support Group, please email sbaldry@stjohns.sa.edu.au

Yours sincerely,

Suzy Baldry

SJGS Neurodiverse Families Group

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Dear Parents,

An important part of our student culture across the School is the existence of interest groups and an ever-expanding list of lunchtime and afterschool activities to suit every child, and we are always encouraging students to speak to a student leader, Home Group teacher or Head of House if they see an opportunity for a new group to be established in an area they are passionate about. Likewise, we welcome parents and families to approach any of our Heads of School or the Parents & Friends Association if they would like support in establishing a new group that they feel would benefit the School community.

In 2020, a group of our parents did just that, establishing the ‘SJGS Neurodiverse Families Group’. The aim of this Group is to provide a place for members of the School’s Neurodiverse community to build friendship, provide support and strengthen  the feeling of belonging and connection. Parents Emma Ward and Jacquie Nevin are excited to see the group foster new connections in 2021, and welcome any members of our community to contact them with ideas or questions. A Facebook group has been established to provide a simple way to communicate, but if you do not have Facebook, please email Emma and Jacquie and they will keep you informed about what the group is up to.

The Aims and Rules of the Group, published in the private Facebook group, are included below. To join the group, click here and answer the membership questions. Only current St John’s Grammar parents will be approved to join.

If you have any questions, please contact Emma or Jacquie on the email addresses below.

Yours sincerely,

Lucy Shelton
Community Development Coordinator

 

Aims

The aim of this Group is to provide a space for members of the School’s Neuro-diverse community to come together to build friendship and help strengthen the feeling of belonging and connection within the School community.

Formal diagnosis is not required.  We also welcome any families of the School who may not identify as Neuro-diverse, but for other reasons may be looking for connection with their ‘diverse-kin’.

The Group page can be used by members to instigate social catchups (Is anyone up for a coffee after drop off on Friday?), share public information that may be of interest (Here’s an interesting article from Reframing Autism…) or to advise of upcoming  events (Sausage sizzle for all on Sunday!).

We also hope to organise information sessions from time to time with guest speakers in areas of interest to the Group.

 

Now… some general rules to help keep this Group a safe and welcome space for all:

  1. The privacy of our children and families is of utmost importance so please be respectful of not oversharing specifics on your family to the Group page. This includes not disclosing your child’s diagnosis in any Post.  Face to face discussions are always  a better forum to discuss personal circumstances.
  2. Some families may prefer to remain anonymous within this Group. Please don’t share details of members outside of this Group.
  3. There will be some Staff members who choose to join this Group. They will be here as an interested family, not in their professional role as ‘Staff’.  Please let this be a safe space for them too, and don’t expect them to respond to any Post or Comment  as a School Representative.  Please respect their privacy in this forum.
  4. All Posts will be approved by an Admin in the first instance so if you wish to post anonymously, the Admins will facilitate this.
  5. This Group is exclusively for the families of SJGS. It is run by Parents, with a School Admin having responsibility for approving new Members and ensuring all Members are current SJGS families.  Please feel free to ‘Invite’ other School families who may  be interested in joining.
  6. The intention of this Group is to promote social inclusion and build positive relationships. This is not the space to promote or debate medical views.

These Rules will be updated from time to time.  If you have any specific queries, please email either Emma or Jacquie on the email addresses provided below.

We hope you all feel welcome.  This Group is for You, so please provide feedback at any time.  All comments and suggestions welcome.

Emma Ward – jwa60651@bigpond.com

Jacquie Nevin – danjaqs@optusnet.com.au

St John’s Grammar Community Singing Group

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Parent/Community Singing Group: PGR (Parental Guidance Recommended)

Tuesdays 6:45 – 7:45pm, St Barnabas Chapel, Secondary Campus

Do you currently sing in the shower? Get out of the shower and join the St John’s Singing Group: PGR. Everyone is welcome and a love of singing is the only prerequisite!

The first rehearsal is free, so why not come along next Tuesday and give it a try? It’s fun and a great way to get to know other parents.

For more information, please contact Nina Corlett-McDonald, or come along on Tuesday 16 February for your first rehearsal.