Events

Year 12 Final Information and Events

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We are fast approaching the concluding stages of Year 12.

These final weeks are critical and require ongoing commitment and hard work that every student finishes the year successfully.

Please find linked below a detailed letter outlining the final events and information for Term 4. This includes:

  • Dress Up Day
  • Valedictory Day
  • Study Week
  • Stage 2 Examinations
  • Return of Books
  • Stage 2 Subject Examinations Timetable
  • Graduation Dinner
  • Baby Photos
  • Awards Night
  • Year 12 Gift

FINAL INFORMATION: CLICK HERE

Run Against Violence Community Film Night

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Run Against Violence Community Film Night – All welcome

As part of our Stage 1 Health and Wellbeing course, we will be involved in this year’s Run Against Violence campaign. Our class will take part in a community film night, led by Ms Hunt (a participant in the event – running 1300km in 19 days with her team) on Monday 30 August in the JBC. We will be contributing a range of interactive foyer displays that promote awareness for an end to family violence. The night will feature two short documentaries from the Run Against Violence organisation and a guest speaker.

It’s a free event but bookings are essential as numbers are limited due to Covid restrictions. Run Against Violence – Book Here

Event Program

6:30pm             Interactive foyer displays about family violence by Stage 1 Health and Wellbeing students

7:00pm             The Steps Together documentary (rated M)

7.30pm             Guest Speaker, Kat Herine from the Red Heart Campaign

7.50pm             Iceberg documentary (rated MA15+)

8.15pm             Finish

If current restrictions change,  we will still run the event via zoom.
#tonightweunite

We hope to see you there!

Stage 1 Health and Wellbeing Students, Carlee Mitchell and Rebecca Hunt

Friends of the Performing Arts

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Term 1 Update

Last Friday, members of the Friends of the Performing Arts including Leony Carlsson, Melissa Miegel, Lou Rising, Tracey Bryans, Sue Mitchell and Linda Kennedy worked tirelessly organising, sorting and cleaning the Drama Storage Room and Drama Teaching Classroom in the JBC, and Costume Department in Retreat House. Their contribution has made a huge difference, systematically arranging and categorising Drama items and clothing, for ease of locating. Thank you to these wonderful volunteers for giving up their time, we greatly appreciate it.

We are also very grateful to the Friends who have volunteered to work at events this Semester, such as working behind the bar at the Band Bonanza on Wednesday 31 March. We look forward to working with many more of the Friends at upcoming Term 2 Music and Drama events.

If you are interested in being involved, please contact Julie Mullner at jmullner@stjohns.sa.edu.au or on 8278 0212.

Patrick Penfold
Head of Performing Arts

 

Year 11 Explore and Extend Week

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The Explore and Extend program will be held in Week 11 (6 – 9 April) for the Year 11 students. After consultation with students, we have developed a range of experiences that the students have chosen from and represent some of the activities/events that the pandemic has impacted for them.

These include:

Global Adventures:
Over 4 days we will travel the globe starting with a visit to the Nan Hai Pu Tuo Buddhist Temple at Sellicks Hill. Then students will experience an Asian cuisine cooking class at Sticky Rice Cooking School Stirling. We will visit Hahndorf for a traditional German lunch and cultural immersion and finish with an Amazing Race in the city visiting cultural locations and experiencing a traditional Japanese lunch.
Travelling the world requires student to try new foods, find their way around, catch public transport, make the most of new experiences, meet new people and understand different cultures. We want students to have an opportunity to try all of this here in Adelaide.
Students will stay 2 nights at Woodhouse Activity Centre on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 April returning to school on Thursday the 8 April for a 3:25 pick up. On Friday, students will meet at school and spend the day in the city on an ‘Amazing Race’ style activity, returning to school by 3pm.
Cost: $550

Surf, Sun and Sea:
Beyond the Classroom offers a brilliant surf camp based out of the York Peninsula. Students will stay 3 nights in tents at Corny Point. All instructors are experienced surfers; hold senior first aid, Level 1 surf coach certificates, surf rescue certificates and working with children police clearance certificates.
Students will participate in Surfing, snorkelling and beach activities around Berry Bay. All accommodation, travel and activities are included in this camp. Most food will be provided.
Cost: $850

Work and the City:
Experience a range of workplaces, exploring potential career pathways. Students will visit the Universities, attend workshops and a range of work places. This is not an overnight camp. Students meet each day in the city and are dismissed from the city. They provide their own lunch. The cost of workshops are included in the cost.
Cost: $100

APY Lands:
Students attending the APY trip will have returned to school by Week 11. They are able to use this week to catch up on work missed while away on APY. They can study from home or be supervised at school in TLC.  Cost: Already paid

Work Experience:
A number of students are using this week to complete their own work experience after it was cancelled in 2020. This must be booked through Ms Castine – Work Experience Coordinator.

Parents will be sent the relevant Consent2Go for the experience their child has selected. Parents are required to pay for this camp. We have endeavoured to keep costs to a minimum with these camps but understand that this expense may be difficult for some families. If you are not able make the payment, please let us know ASAP so that your child can participate in an alternative activity.

ELC and Junior School Year Level ‘Coffee and Cake’ Mornings

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The P&F Junior School Community Team have arranged a series of ‘Coffee and Cake’ mornings at the Sheoak Cafe to give parents an opportunity to catch up with other parents in their child’s year level.

We have scheduled the Term 4 series of ‘Coffee & Cake’ mornings at the Sheoak Cafe as follows:

ELC – Friday 5 November at 9am

Reception – Friday 5 November at 9am

Year 1 – Friday 29 October at 9am

Year 2 – Friday 22 October at 9am

Year 3 – Friday 12 November at 9am

Year 4 – Friday Friday 19 November at 9am

Year 5 – Friday 3 December at 9am

Year 6 – Friday 26 November at 9am

The Sheoak Cafe will be offering a Coffee and Cake special for $10 for any parents that attend.

Please RSVP by COB the Wednesday prior to your year level coffee and cake morning by clicking here. We will send you a text if your Coffee & Cake morning is cancelled due to any reason.

We hope you all have a lovely time catching up!

Your sincerely,

Junior School Community Team

Junior Campus Music Ensembles and Choirs

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Does your child love music? Below are the extra-curricular ensembles running at the Junior School in Term 1, 2021. Ensemble rehearsals started in Week 2, and choir rehearsals will begin in Week 3:

Ensembles

Year 4 Strings and Junior Strings

  • Wednesdays, 2.55-3.45pm in the Chapel. Please contact Leith Stutterd if your child is interested in attending.

Junior Band

  • Thursdays, 7.45am in the Chapel. Please contact Leith Stutterd if your child is interested in attending.

Choirs

Concert Eagles – Years 3-6

  • Wednesdays, 8am in the Music Room. Please contact Sarah Raymond if your child is interested in attending.

Junior Soarers – Years 1-2

  • Thursdays, 8:10am in the Music Room. Please contact Sarah Raymond if your child is interested in attending.

If you have any questions about the Junior Campus Music Program, please contact Sarah Raymond by email.

Year 8 2021 Immunisations

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Dear Parents,

This week, Year 8 students have been given their Immunisation packs for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination (two doses) and the Diphtheria Tetanus Pertussis (dTpa) vaccination (one dose). The form in this pack must be completed by a parent/caregiver and returned to Student Services, Pargeter Building no later than Wednesday 10 February. It is a requirement that all forms be completed and returned regardless of whether the student is receiving the vaccinations or not.

The first round of vaccinations are scheduled for Tuesday 16 March. If you have any queries or concerns please contact Mandy Hooper at Student Services on 8278 0214.

Yours sincerely,

Mandy Hooper
Student Services

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