St John's Primary School


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Applications now open for Pre Kindergarten 2021 and Kindergarten 2022

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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.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Christmas Masses

Christmas celebrations this year

Thursday 24 Dec, 5:00pm – Christmas Carols
Thursday 24 Dec, 5:30pm – Children’s Christmas Mass
Thursday 24 Dec, 7:30pm – Christmas Carols
Thursday 24 Dec, 8:00pm – Christmas Vigil Mass
Friday 25 Dec, 7:30am – Christmas Day Mass
Friday 25 Dec, 9:30am – Christmas Day Mass

With the most recent COVID regulations however, there will be some differences for Christmas celebrations this year. Whilst the 2sqm / 1.5m rule has been relaxed for us, we are only allowed to have 60% capacity in the church, which means no more than 180 people.

Because we normally get larger numbers for Christmas, all Christmas Masses this year require that you book yourselves in beforehand using our TryBooking system which can be accessed from the website: Please read the latest COVID updates for our Parish whilst on our website.


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.

Annual General Meeting

The AGM took place last Wednesday and all reports from this presentation will be made available in the coming weeks on our website. Congratulations to Luke Willcock, Lisa Rutherford, Greg Wheeler, Mark Cunningham and Simon Youlton who join Richard Barrett, Grant Blake, Rob Pala, David Somers, Fr Grant and myself to form the School Advisory Council in 2021.
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Semester Two Reports

Reports will also be available at this stage from Monday next week. When discussing and sharing these with your child, celebrate the strengths and growth and also identify an area of focus for 2021. Please acknowledge the effort your child has put into each area not focusing on simply the grade.
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Transition Session – Step up Day

2021 Step Up Day session will take place as planned on Monday 7 December, from 9.30am – 10.30am. The session will give the students from Kindy – Year 5 the opportunity to meet their 2021 teachers before the commencement of the new school year.
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Term Dates for 2021

Term 1
Monday 1 Feb – Thursday 1 Apr
Term 2
Tuesday 20 Apr – Fri 2 Jul
Term 3
Monday 19 Jul – Friday 24 Sept
Term 4
Tuesday 12 Oct – Friday 10 Dec