Junior Campus

2022 Junior School Music Scholarship


Principal Richard Anderson will offer up to three Junior School Music Scholarships for 2022 to encourage existing instrumental students who learn at least two instruments to keep up with both and be part of the School’s ensembles.

The scholarship will cover the 2022 tuition and hire of the student’s second instrument, the priority being for students studying a string plus a wind instrument, however guitarists, vocalists and pianists may apply if one of their instruments is a string or wind instrument.

Students in Years 4 and 5 will be invited to audition on Friday 29 October (Week 3) with Mrs Sarah Raymond and Mr Leith Stutterd.

Students are expected to perform a piece on both or all of their instruments, undertake a sight reading, aural and general music knowledge test as well as speak about their aspirations for music.

Register your interest by sending an email to Jenny Chapman at jchapman@stjohns.sa.edu.au by Monday 18 October.

Wellbeing Masterclass Series for Parents


Our approach to Wellbeing at St John’s Grammar is about a holistic approach to learning about wellbeing and ensuring our whole school community flourishes through a strong culture of promoting and supporting wellbeing. In June, we are excited to offer our parents a series of Wellbeing Masterclasses and we strongly encourage our parent community to attend, gaining valuable insights from experts in their fields and a greater understanding of the wellbeing programs, initiatives and knowledge shared with your children regularly.

Key events in June (suitable for parents of Year 5 – 12) are:

If you have any questions about these upcoming events, please don’t hesitate to contact our Leader of Student Wellbeing, Carlee Mitchell.

2021 Wellbeing and Engagement Collection


Dear Parents and Caregivers

Wellbeing and Engagement Collection

Students in Year 4-12 have been invited to take part in a survey being conducted in Term 1 2021.  This is a survey that our school participates in each year and provides us with important wellbeing data. This article provides key information about the survey.

Purpose of the collection

Young people’s sense of wellbeing is an important part of how they learn at school. The purpose of the survey is to seek students’ views about their wellbeing and their engagement with school.  Students in year levels 4 to 12 across South Australia will be invited to participate in the Wellbeing and Engagement Collection. The information collected will help the education system and broader community to support young people’s health and wellbeing.

What is the survey about?

The survey asks students about their social and emotional wellbeing; school relationships and engagement and learning in school; and physical health and wellbeing and after school activities. Students’ answers will be kept confidential – no one (including school staff) will use the results to identify individual students.

What is involved in project participation?

Teachers will arrange for students to undertake the survey during class time. Students will be asked if they would like to participate and will be free to withdraw at any time. If you do not want your child to participate, please contact Carlee Mitchell, Leader of Student Wellbeing by Wednesday 24 March.

 Will students’ information be kept confidential?

The Department takes measures to ensure students’ personal information and their identities remain anonymous when participating in the survey.

Participating schools with fewer than 5 students undertaking the survey will not receive a school report in order to protect the confidentiality of students.

What will happen if a student is distressed during or after the survey?

Whilst the survey questions are not expected to distress students, the survey includes questions that ask about topics such as students’ happiness and experiences of being bullied. Teachers will inform students that:

  • If they find the survey uncomfortable or distressing, they should leave the survey screen immediately
  • It is not compulsory to take part in the survey as a whole, and
  • Students may skip individual survey questions if they wish.

Students who may want to speak to an adult about concerns or issues and will be supported to do so.

Where can I get more information?

Further information on the Wellbeing and Engagement Collection can be found at www.education.sa.gov.au (search:wec) or can be collected from the school. For questions or concerns, or to view the questions, please email Education.WECSA@sa.gov.au.

Likewise, I am your school contact and I am happy to discuss any queries you may have.  Please contact me via email: cmitchell@stjohns.sa.edu.au or phone: 82780278.


Carlee Mitchell
Leader of Student Wellbeing

Cumberland United Women’s Football Club


Introducing Cumby – the local, dedicated girls and women’s football club

Cumberland United Women’s Football club would love to hear from girls interested in playing soccer.  The club’s philosophy is to develop and nurture football talent among women of all ages in an environment that grows skills and capabilities in teamwork, respect, commitment and leadership.  We’re a fun and friendly local club dedicated to encouraging and supporting girls and women to play soccer.

Local training grounds

Currently, the club is training at St John’s Grammar Secondary Campus while they are getting brand new club rooms at their home ground at the Women’s Memorial Grounds (Shepherds Hill Road).

Come and meet us!

We invite you to join in one of our “Come & Try” classes through the month of March. Please contact juniors@cuwfc.com.au to register your interest and come along.

Want to know more?

More information can be found at:

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


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

Speech and Drama Classes for Years 3-6


This year, we are expanding the options available for students interested in taking part in Speech and Drama co-curricular classes on the Junior Campus. Year 3 students can participate in Speech and Drama classes on Mondays at lunch, and Year 4-6 students can choose between lunch time and after school sessions, with most held in the Junior School Chapel, and the Monday after school session held in the John Bray Centre for Performing Arts on the Secondary Campus.

For more information, please click on the relevant information below, and to book your child’s place, please click here:

Year 3 Speech and Drama 2021

Year 4-6 Speech and Drama 2021

Year 4-6 Speech and Drama 2021 Lunch Classes