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.

Feeling extra busy at this time of the year? Rushing around, end of year school functions, Christmas parties to go to, making sure you at least start a Christmas shopping list, etc, etc.
Whilst trying to keep a peaceful smile – not just on your face – but in your heart.  This is where “the rubber meets the road” as they say.
Am I a peaceful, encouraging, trusting person who does not let stress get to me?
For as it says in scripture: “Do not worry what to wear… do not worry about tomorrow, for today has enough worry of its own.” “In ALL things trust in God.”
Jesus came into this world to give us peace and, as he was leaving his disciples, he reiterated this: “And peace I leave with you.”
May we extend this peace to all we meet in this “busy stressful” time of Christmas. And most importantly be peaceful within yourself.

In the coming weeks we will transition to End of Year Celebrations. This time of the year is such a mixture of emotions for so many people. Please watch and listen to your children carefully as these emotions can often get the better of children who are already getting very tired. Keep your child’s teacher informed of any concerns you have and give your children a rest if you think this will help them.

Our teachers are writing End of Year Reports at the moment. This report will provide you and your child a summary of their learning for the 2022 academic year. This always requires an extra amount of effort from already tired teachers and so we will watch out for them as well.

I am grateful to work in a community where we watch out for each other, offer support where necessary and celebrate together.  I am looking forward to following school celebrations that will take place over the next few weeks:

– Grandparents Day Wednesday 30 November
– End of Year Concert Friday 2 December at 6pm
– Thanksgiving and Graduation Ceremony Tuesday 6 December at 9am
– Year 6 Graduation Dinner Thursday 8th December

Learn more…

  • Monday, 05 December 2022
    • Adventure World Year 6
  • Monday, 05 December 2022
    • Step Up Day K-YR 5
  • Monday, 05 December 2022
    • Kindy 2022 Orientation
  • Tuesday, 06 December 2022
    • Kindy Incursion
  • Tuesday, 06 December 2022
    • St John/ Thanksgiving/ Graduation Mass
  • Wednesday, 07 December 2022
    • Big Day In
  • Thursday, 08 December 2022
    • Feast of Immaculate Conception & Yr 6 Graduation Mass
  • Thursday, 08 December 2022
    • Graduation Dinner
  • Friday, 09 December 2022
    • Bell Ring 2.30pm
  • Friday, 09 December 2022
    • PP Nativity Assembly am
  • Friday, 09 December 2022
    • Students last day

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