St John's Primary School

Scarborough

Stations of The Cross

It is important as a Catholic School, to reflect and recreate the events of Holy Week. At Wednesday’s Stations of the Cross re-enactment, the Year 6 students reminded us all how important the events of Holy Week are and how we should prepare for Easter Sunday. All students are to be congratulated for their reverent participation in the re-enactment.

Stations of The Cross

It is important as a Catholic School, to reflect and recreate the events of Holy Week. At Wednesday’s Stations of the Cross re-enactment, the Year 6 students reminded us all how important the events of Holy Week are and how we should prepare for Easter Sunday. All students are to be congratulated for their reverent participation in the re-enactment.

Stations of The Cross

It is important as a Catholic School, to reflect and recreate the events of Holy Week. At Wednesday’s Stations of the Cross re-enactment, the Year 6 students reminded us all how important the events of Holy Week are and how we should prepare for Easter Sunday. All students are to be congratulated for their reverent participation in the re-enactment.

Winners at The Inerschool Swimming Carnival

Well done to all our outstanding swimmers at the Interschool School Swimming Carnival.  St John’s won the Girl’s Swimming Trophy and we were pipped at the post by 6 points to come 2nd place overall.

Easter Raffle

Congratulations to all winners of the P&F Easter Raffle. A grand total of 8.20 was raised.

Anzac Day

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.”
LEST WE FORGET

Guild Swimming Carnival

The 2021 Guild Swimming Carnival took place for Years 3 to 6 and it was a fantastic demonstration of sportsmanship, participation and marvellous efforts. It was fantastic to have the Year 3’s along to lead the cheering and no team did it better than Byrne, however Dominic who came out on top in the swimming points to win the overall trophy.
Thank you to the teachers and many parent helpers who assisted with making it a terrific event. We could not have held the day without you all. It was great to see many families attend the carnival as spectators too; the children loved having you there! Congratulations also to all our participants and we wish our super swimmers from each age group all the best at the Interschool Swimming Carnival on Thursday April 1st.

First Reconciliation

Lent is a time for us to focus on our Reconciliation with God and with others. Last Tuesday evening our Year Three students received the Sacrament of First Reconciliation. We congratulate the children for their reverence and preparedness in receiving this special Sacrament.

Harmony Week

Harmony week is about cultures coming together and sharing all the different things we do each day. Harmony week is important because as we recognise all of the great things about being a multicultural country.  Harmony week is a fun way to experience different activities and celebrations all around the world.  This week St John’s students have been doing activities such as yoga, making bracelets and cultural dancing.  The students have loved learning together.

St Patrick’s Day

Yesterday we celebrated St Patrick’s Day by wearing green and we raised 4 for Project Compassion through our gold coin donations.

Dianna Rigg Staff Personal Development Day

It may have been an extra long weekend for our students and their families but not for our staff. The St John’s staff were hard at work today being equipped with quality educational skills to maximise literacy outcomes for our students. The day was facilitated by PLD (Promoting Literacy Development) founder Dianna Rigg.

‘Carnevale’ Masks

In Italian classes we have been learning about the celebration of ‘Carnevale’ and discussing the ways in which Italians celebrate this special festival in cities like Venezia.
The children have created their own versions of Italian ‘Carnevale style’ ‘maschere’ (masks) and have been using their masks to have role plays in Italian.

Learning Hub

New for 2021 our Library has become an interactive ‘Learning Hub’
During lunch time children can enjoy reading, colouring in and book scavenger hunts.  In addition, children can also engage in meditation, lego club and board games.

New Uniforms

Don’t the students look fantastic in their new uniforms. A reminder that the new changeover in school uniform period will cease at the end of 2022. By 2023, all students should be in the new school uniform, but I am hoping families will endeavour to change uniforms in the near future.

Irish Dancing

There are some serious contenders for the new cast of Riverdance this terms at St John’s.  Pre Primary to Year 6 students are learning their first Irish set dance.  The leprechauns have told us that they have been practising their steps around your kitchens at home too!
It is wonderful to be able to integrate a number of curriculum outcomes through one activity.

Swimming Lessons

The year 3-5 swimming lessons are coming to an end at Scarborough Beach Pool. Students have been improving their cardiovascular endurance in the pool ahead of this term’s swimming carnival. The warmer February temperatures have ensured the pool a welcome sight for all involved!

Surplus Library Books for Sale

We have a surplus of books in the library that are no longer required.  They will be available for students to purchase on Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th March for a gold coin donation.  All proceeds will be donated to the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund, supporting the Bushfire Appeal.

Welcome Back

Our staff are excited to be back at school with students on Monday. Some children may have mixed and varying reactions when they see people wearing face masks, so we have taken photos of our staff members to help prepare them! Please talk with your child about face masks and try guess which member of staff is in each of the photos!
We look forward to welcoming all students along with parents on Monday, enjoy your Sunday and stay safe.

Student Leaders

Congratulations to Tom and Claudia who are our as Head Girl and Head Boy for 2021.  Supporting them are Peter and Molly as Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl.

Our Guild Captains for 2021 are Kiaran and Tomo for McAuley, Hamish and Coco for Dominic, Alma and Sunny for McBride and Bridget and Summer for Byrne.

As Student Leaders we look forward to witnessing their leadership and community involvement this year.

Contour Lines

If you stepped inside the art room and may easily mistake it for a garden. We have started the term developing observational drawing skills, focussing on different fruit and vegetables chosen for their organic lines and contours.  Children sketched a variety of objects, paying close attention to detail.

Surfing

The Year 6’s began surfing lessons at Trigg Beach this week. It was excellent to see some of them giving it a go for the first time and others showing off the skills learned over the summer. What a great way to start the day!