St John's Primary School


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Applications now open for Pre Kindergarten 2021 and Kindergarten 2022

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Visit us!

We would love to show you our school

Visit us!

We would love to show you our school

Welcome to St John’s

St John’s School, Scarborough is a Catholic, co-educational, single stream primary school for students from Pre Kindergarten to Year 6.

Our school’s tradition of educational excellence spans over 70 years and continues to be supported by our dynamic teachers and diverse curriculum opportunities. Our education expands well beyond the walls of our classrooms and our programs develop in each of our students the aptitudes for lifelong learning.

Our teachers endeavour to develop the whole child by encouraging children to discover their own talents and strengths, shaping and positioning students to learn and thrive in our ever-changing and developing world by activating engaging and rewarding learning and encouraging students to contribute to their communities.

Our vibrant and varied academic, social and pastoral programs are underpinned by our strong school values – Truth, Achievement, Respect.

Our students and families are welcomed into our warm, caring and connected community. We are proud to be widely recognised for our welcoming and inclusive community and have an excellent reputation in the area for pastoral care and quality Early Childhood education. Walk inside our school gates and you will feel this community spirit.


Visit Us!

Come and visit us to experience the life of a St John’s student.

A tour is an opportunity to observe classrooms in action, to see our facilities and to talk with our Principal, Mrs Velma Erskine, about the St John’s programs and offerings. We’ll get in touch with you and confirm your tour.

Sacrament of First Eucharist

This Sunday is a very important one in the lives of many of our Year Four students and their families. The boys and girls will receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist.

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Federal Election

As many of you would be aware we are only a few days away from voting in the Federal Election. Whether you are the ultimate election tipster or someone who just votes because they have to, it is important to remember that we are lucky to live in a country where we have the opportunity to ‘have a vote’ and the party we elect is not likely to be led by someone who will lead us into war or create unliveable chaos.

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During the last two weeks our Year 3 and Year 5 students have been sitting the NAPLAN Tests. This can be a stressful time for the children, teachers and families. Often, we lose perspective of what these tests really are, which is simply a snapshot in your child’s education.

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  • Monday, 23 May 2022
    • Faction Cross Country Years 1-6
  • Wednesday, 25 May 2022
    • Fr Christian Class Visit (9.45- 10.45)
  • Thursday, 26 May 2022
    • Running Club Years 3-6

Term Dates for 2022

Term 1
Monday 31 January – Friday 8 April
Term 2
Wednesday 27 April – Fri 1 July
Term 3
Monday 18 July – Friday 23 September
Term 4
Monday 10 October – Friday 9 December