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.

Easter – Rejoice

We can now rejoice in the glory of Jesus and the joy he has given us in his resurrection. Easter is not just one day. It is the whole season of 50 days, which will last until Pentecost. Easter time is about new life. We rejoice in the new life of Jesus. The season of Easter is a very special time in our church year. The Resurrection of Jesus provides us with a great symbol of hope. Jesus has triumphed over death and has returned to us to be a guide to the reality of His Father’s Kingdom of Heaven. His message of ‘love for God and each other’ is very simple but one that many of us fail to be able to completely realize.
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On Tuesday morning our Year 6 Christian Ministry leaders lead a very reverent Anzac Day Service. The origins of this day of recognition are very important as we commemorate 106 years of ANZAC spirit. The history and tradition of this day is appropriate for all families to reinforce the learning and understandings of this commemorative day with children so that they grow up appreciating not only the sacrifices made by our soldiers, BUT……also appreciating the wonderful sacrifices made by our grandparents and great grandparents which enabled us to live in such a wonderful, prosperous land filled with opportunity. God Bless all our ancestors as well as all who work today to ensure the continuation of peace for the world.
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Mother’s Day Mass and Morning Tea

Next Wednesday, 5 May we will gather together as a community to celebrate and acknowledge our mothers, grandmothers and all the people who care for us. We warmly invite mothers, grandmothers and carers to come along to our Mother’s Day Mass which will commence at 9am in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Morning Tea for mothers and grandmothers will be held on the school grounds following Mass. Remember to RSVP for catering purposes
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  • Sunday, 09 May 2021
    • Mother’s Day
  • Monday, 10 May 2021
    • Prayer Assembly
  • Tuesday, 11 May 2021
    • NAPLAN

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