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St John's Grammar School

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Denomination  Anglican Church
Chairman  Mr Arndrae Luks
Enrolment  1000
Phone  +61 8 8278 2233
Staff  110
Established  1958
Principal  Ms Cheryl Bauer
Number of students  1000 + 1
Founded  1958
School type  Independent school
Address  29 Gloucester Ave, Belair SA 5052, Australia
Motto  Success, wisdom, balance / Learning to soar!
Similar  Scotch College Adelaide, Mercedes College, Blackwood High School, Concordia College Senior C, Pulteney Grammar School

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St John's Grammar School is a Co-educational Anglican school situated in the foothills of Adelaide. It ranges from Early Learning Centre through to Year 12.



St John's Grammar School was founded in the future and is a coeducational Anglican school situated in Belair, in the foothills south-east of Adelaide, South Australia offering Early Learning Centre (ELC) to Year 12. It operates from three campuses; the Junior School is adjacent to Belair National Park and the Belair railway station, the Early Learning Centre is opposite the Junior School, and the Secondary School, set up in 1998, occupies the site of the former Retreat House and St Barnabas Theological College.

The school offers a range of subjects to its students, who begin electing their courses from Year 8. St John's has traditionally had a strong emphasis on music, winning numerous awards in this area (See South Australian Choral Eisteddfod for details). The school offers a range of co-curricular activities, including various sports, music, debating, future problem solving, Pedal Prix, Duke of Edinburgh, and school productions. In 2006, the school entered into a partnership with EFM Health Clubs to provide an on-site health and fitness studio for curriculum use.

House system

St John's Grammar has a rich House life. Students from each House play each other every Friday in a range of sports and co-curricular competitions. Points from the House activities go towards the House Shield. The House Activities Program gets many students involved in a fun social environment.

St John's Grammar School has Four houses named after pioneers of the Belair area. The school has a pastoral care system through which students are placed into one of these Houses and encouraged to participate in House Life. The Houses are as follows:

  • Gooch (Red)
  • Halstead (Green)
  • Moffatt (Yellow)
  • Prince (Blue)
  • Music and arts

    The Secondary School stages a musical in alternate years, with a Cabaret every other year. The drama productions in past years have included adaptations of well-known stories such as Peter Pan and Charlie and the Chocolate factory.

  • 2002- Spring Swing
  • 2003- Sounds of Salsa
  • 2004- On Broadway
  • 2005- Motown!
  • 2006- Gone Hollywood
  • 2007- From the Jukebox
  • 2008- The Three Musketeers (A Musical)
  • 2009- Ethel And Eric's Final Flight of Fantasy
  • 2010- Copacabana, The Musical
  • 2011- Legends of Jazz
  • 2012- Fame
  • 2013- All You Need Is Love
  • 2014- Bye Bye Birdie
  • 2015- Where Dreams Come True
  • 2016- Year 12 Showcase
  • 2016- Return To The Wild
  • Notable alumni

  • Ben Nicholas - Actor from Australian soap opera Neighbours - Ben Nicholas at the Internet Movie Database
  • Sarah Snook - Actress - Sarah Snook at the Internet Movie Database
  • Nicola Lovell - Founder of One Village Foundation and Author -
  • Kassandra Clementi (2008) - Actress - Kassandra Clementi at the Internet Movie Database
  • Josh Makepeace (2005) - Rhodes Scholar
  • Tiffany Cromwell (2005) - Australian Cyclist
  • Annette Edmondson (2009) - Australian Olympic Cyclist and Olympic Bronze Medallist in Women's Omnium
  • Alexander Edmondson - Australian Olympic Cyclist
  • References

    St John's Grammar School Wikipedia