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.

Book Week 2022

I was amazed by the array of clever costumes that were worn by the children and staff for our Book Week parade on Tuesday morning. Gangster Granny made a special appearance to host the parade under the careful direction of Mrs Erneste who kept things moving along smoothly. Thank you to everyone for joining in with the spirit of this day which reminds us of the many amazing adventures that we can find in books.

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Welcome to Our New Staff Member

We warmly welcome Statia Somers to our St John’s staff. Statia will work as as an Education Assistant in Pre Primary on Wednesdays and Thursdays and in Year 1 on Fridays.

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School Assembly

Tomorrow, at 8.45am, we have our Year 4 students presenting their class Assembly along with the presentation of Merit Awards. Over the past number of weeks, it has been so pleasing to have parents and carers attend our Assemblies and being able to sharing in your children’s great achievements.

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  • Monday, 10 October 2022
    • Students first day back
  • Tuesday, 11 October 2022
    • Parent Child Reconciliation Workshop- Hall or Learning hub TBA
  • Wednesday, 12 October 2022
    • Kindy Health Nurse
  • Wednesday, 12 October 2022
    • SIMS Photo Shoot
  • Wednesday, 12 October 2022
    • Mass

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