Personal Learning and Success

Empowering lifelong learners

Personal Learning and Success

Empowering lifelong learners

To encourage a culture of lifelong learning by developing adaptive learning programs, technologies and professional partnerships in the St John’s community.


  • To actively educate the St John’s community on the science of learning and the impact on learning for effective student outcomes.

  • To embed practices based on the science of learning research into the development and implementation of teaching and learning practices.

  • To further develop flexible learning pathways that employ technological advancements in learning practices that prepare highly skilled agile digital citizens.

  • To partner with leading academic institutions to expand student and educator access to best global research practice.

Key Projects


Launch of St John’s SOAR accelerated learning and enrichment program in Years 5-12.

A new Aviation Unit has been introduced for our Year 10 students in the subject of Design and Engineering Technology.

Re-modelling of Middle School curriculum and academics with the introduction of continuous assessment through subject progress checkpoints and new progress indicators centred upon the 21st Century Skills.

Grant funded project administered through Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) to provide support in the review and implementation of a new teacher growth and development model.

Three new elective subjects will introduced in 2022 for Years 9 to 12.

Biomed – In response to the growing number of students wishing to pursue health related careers, this interdisciplinary subject will cover topics in Health, Biology and Biochemistry and lead into Biology, Psychology and Health in Years 11 and 12. For further details click here.

Engineering – Offered in Year 9, this subject will provide students with a potential pathway to study Engineering in their senior years. For further information please click here.

iTech – Offered in Year 10, this bespoke subject will be designed and implemented by St John’s educators and include problem-based learning subject modelled on IT industry’s project centered approach. For further details click here.

Key Projects


Development of St John’s bespoke Teaching and Learning Framework to improve student outcomes from a holistic perspective.