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 Athletics Carnival

A terrific day was held on Tuesday when our St John’s Athletic Team took to the field for the Interschool Athletics Carnival. It was wonderful to see the joy, excitement and at times pain of our students as they participated in the events on the day. It was fantastic to see so many parents and grandparents surrounding our students and cheering them on. Congratulations to all team members on a very successful day. Results of the day are listed below. And yes….Winners are Grinners! Go St John’s!!!

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Grandparents’ Liturgy and Morning Tea – Week 5, Term Four

On Wednesday 10 November, we will be hosting a Grandparents’ Mass and Morning Tea. This will no doubt be a very special morning for all grandparents to have the opportunity to share part of the school day with their grandchild/ren and to observe the learning that takes place in the classrooms. An invitation to grandparents will be forwarded to all families at the beginning of Term Four.

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Planning for 2022

We are beginning in earnest to plan for the 2022 school year and enrolment numbers and interest in St John’s is very high. We ask that if you know you will not be with us in 2022 for any reason that you inform the office staff as soon as possible as we have a growing waitlist.

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  • Saturday, 16 October 2021
    • P&F Bunnings Sausage Sizzle
  • Monday, 18 October 2021
    • Whole School Testing
  • Monday, 18 October 2021
    • ICAS Maths – 2 blocks

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