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.

Interschool Cross Country Carnival

Congratulations on a sensational day of running and encouragement too all of our students as they participated in the Interschool Cross-Country Carnival. Our Cross-Country Captains, Ella Harney and Jesse Wheeler are to be commended for the fantastic way in which they helped younger students on the day and for their encouragement for all students.

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Class Liturgies

Pre-Primary to Year 2 will be celebrating their class liturgy on Wednesday 16 June commencing at 9.00am in the school Hall

Kindy Liturgy will be celebrated in the Kindy classroom on Tuesday 22 June commencing at 9.00am.

All parents and friends are welcome to join us!

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Why doesn’t the School ask for my permission for school outings?

Excursions are part of your child’s educational programme, just the same as their classroom lessons, sport and other activities, except they are delivered elsewhere. As principal of St John’s, I am legally authorised and responsible for designing and safely delivering each child’s educational programme in their year group, regardless of where that delivery takes place.

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  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
    • NAIDOC
  • Friday, 25 June 2021
    • Reports Home
  • Friday, 25 June 2021
    • Year 3 Assembly
  • Friday, 25 June 2021
    • FJ with Fr Patrick
  • Monday, 28 June 2021
    • Prayer Assembly
  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
    • Pyjama Day St Vinnie’s Appeal

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