Our Head of School


Welcome to St John’s. I am delighted you are visiting our website, and hope it gives you a good insight into our school. As you explore our programs and facilities, may I invite you to come and experience St John’s in action.

Successful learners of the future will be creative, confident and disciplined. Academic results are a component of this profile but they are not the only ingredients. This is why we want our students to have an education that provides them with the social skills, physical health and well being, that gives them the emotional strength to deal with life’s challenges.

At St John’s we offer a broad, challenging, academic curriculum, that is integrated with pastoral care initiatives, and sporting and cultural pursuits.  Within the context of a family, Christian environment, we promote a fun atmosphere where boys and girls are engaged, motivated and self-directed in their learning.

We offer a comprehensive wellbeing program that draws heavily on the principles of positive psychology. We access the resources available from the Live Life Well @ School program, as well as the work of Martin Seligman and mental resilience. We work to develop each student’s sense of self-efficacy and develop the character traits that enable this, such as hard work, self-control, grit and adaptive thinking.

I hope you enjoy exploring this website. I also hope you come and visit us, where you will see that ‘There’s no place like St John’s’.

Ms Shannon Rosewood
Head of St John’s Junior School

About Ms Shannon Rosewood

Ms Shannon Rosewood, the Head of St John’s Junior School, completed her Masters of Education (Special Education) at Newcastle University and also holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Sydney.

Ms Rosewood’s career in Primary education began at Blue Mountains Grammar School. She commenced teaching at Abbotsleigh in 2005, where she held the positions of Year 3, 5 and 6 Coordinator. Ms Rosewood has held the position of Head of St John’s Junior School since mid 2014.

Ms Rosewood believes that every child should be challenged and stimulated in their learning journey. It is her role to build strong foundations in literacy and numeracy across the school, ensuring that they are supplemented by engaging programs in all subject areas. Intellectual rigour, creative thinking and diversity are paramount to learning.

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