Parents & Friends

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.

Friends of the Performing Arts


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 or on 8278 0212.

Patrick Penfold
Head of Performing Arts


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

St John’s Grammar Community Singing Group


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 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 a Tuesday night for your first rehearsal.