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.

This Sunday is the celebration of The Most Holy Trinity. The readings selected for Trinity Sunday provide an opportunity to reflect on the nature of God. Over recent weeks, we have celebrated the Ascension and Pentecost – both of which reveal something about the nature of God through Jesus and the Spirit.

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  • Tuesday, 06 June 2023
    • Pupil Free Day
  • Wednesday, 07 June 2023
    • School Photo Day Kindy – Yr 6
  • Wednesday, 07 June 2023
    • Lifelink Launch Newman College
  • Thursday, 08 June 2023
    • Parent Child Workshop First Eucharist
  • Sunday, 11 June 2023
    • Feast Day of Immaculate Heart of Mary
  • Monday, 12 June 2023
    • Tough Stuff – tough all-rounders

Term Dates for 2023

Term 1
1 February – 6 April
Term 2
24 April  – 30 June
Term 3
17 July – 22 September
Term 4
9 October – 8 December

Pupil Free Days for 2023

Tuesday 7 March
Monday 24 April
Tuesday 6 June
Monday 21 August  (Catholic Day)
Tuesday 22 August