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.

The 2022 school year has come to an end. This time of the year is always a time of mixed emotions. We may feel tired with the plethora of events to attend and jobs to be done. But as we reflect on the year that was, may we also feel a sense of joy and achievement with everything that we accomplished and as we look to 2023, may there be a sense of hope with the new adventures and challenges that lay ahead.

This morning we celebrated the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. It was so lovely to see the children, staff and parent community fully participate in this mass with reverence and joy. On behalf of St John’s School, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Father Christian Irdi, and the parish of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church for everything they have done to support the St John’s School community in celebrating the eucharist. We are truly blessed to have Father Christian who continually supports our students and staff.

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Nothing from Sunday, 29 January 2023 to Sunday, 05 February 2023.

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
Monday 6 June
Monday 21 August  (Catholic Day)
Tuesday 22 August