St John's Primary School

Scarborough

Pyjama Day – St Vinnies Winter Appeal

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As part of our support for the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal for a gold coin donation, we very happily enjoyed our comfy pyjamas for a day. While the excitement about coming dressed in your PJ’s might have been a bit of a novelty for all, the generous non-perishable donations were astounding with food supplies being brought into the school. Congratulations to all as ‘together’ we have made a significant contribution towards the St Vinnies Winter Appeal and helping those people in greatest need in our community.

Pyjama Day – St Vinnies Winter Appeal

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As part of our support for the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal for a gold coin donation we very happily enjoyed our comfy pyjamas for a day. While the excitement about coming dressed in your PJ’s might have been a bit of a novelty for all, the generous non-perishable donations were astounding with food supplies being brought into the school. Congratulations to all as ‘together’ we have made a significant contribution towards the St Vinnies Winter Appeal and helping those people in greatest need in our community.

Charcoal Shoe Drawings

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The Year Two class had fun sketching pictures of real shoes. Lucky Mrs Ndreca owns lots of pairs of shoes! The challenge was including all of the fine details, like stitching, logos and the looping of the laces. They all did a fabulous job creating realistic artworks that look like they are about to run off the page. Next step is to add some colour and charcoal for effect.

Primary Angelico Art Competition

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Congratulations to these students for having a piece of their Artwork selected to enter into the Primary Angelico Art competition. I am sure you will agree, they are outstanding pieces and we are incredibly proud to have them representing St John’s School.

Netball Clinic

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It is great to be able to welcome the SEDA AFL and Netball programs in the last two weeks. The students thoroughly enjoyed showing off their netball skills and the experience of learning from the student teachers.

St Vincent De Paul Winter Appeal

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Just a reminder that the Student Council have organised a Pyjama Day to be held on Tuesday 30th June along with a Food Can Drive. All children are encouraged to come dressed in their pyjamas for a gold coin donation, and help support the St Vinnies Parish Shop by supplying non-perishable food. We thank you for supporting the St Vinnies Winter Appeal.

West Oz Wildlife

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Now that the Covid-19 restrictions have been eased West Oz Wildlife drop in for visit. The children got to meet a koala, dingo, snakes and lizards.

Footy Clinic

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It is great to be able to welcome back visitors to the school. SEDA AFL program came in to help teach the kids new skills and activities. Next week the Netball students will take the groups and continue a great learning experience for the students.

National Reconcilition Week 27 May – 3 June

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The theme for National Reconciliation Week 2020 is, In This Together.  In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, this theme is more relevant than ever.

The 28th of May 2020, during this year’s #NRW, marks the 20th Anniversary of the Reconciliation Walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the year 2000, where 250,000 people walked together in an act of unity, calling for true Reconciliation to be realised in this nation. This is still the largest public gathering in Australia’s history. 

Italian Competition

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Recently our Years 5 & 6’s took part in an Italian Competition run by the Italo-Australia Welfare and Cultural Centre.
The Year 5s were asked to create an imaginary “casa” (house) and to label the parts of the house in Italian and then write a short poem about the house they made.
The Year 6 topic was “L’Amicizia” (Friendship). The students had to write a description of two of their friends in Italian and to create figures of their chosen friends based on a template that was provided.
Their projects will be judged alongside entries from students of Italian from other Western Australian Primary Schools.

One Minute Challenge – Crazy Crab

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Balance, strength and coordination put to the test this week with the crazy crab challenge. How many can you do in one minute?

Library News - the Sloth Who Came to Stay

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In Library, the Pre Primary children read a beautiful story with Mrs Ndreca called The Sloth Who Came to Stay.  It is all about a Sloth who teaches families how to slow down and enjoy the little things. A silver lining to what we are experiencing is that we can be conscience and achieve this without the business our lives usually bring.  Here are some beautiful messages from the Pre Primary children to help us through this uncertain time.  Hope everyone at home is having a wonderful time being together and enjoy the slow pace.

Rainbow Art

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The inspiration for our Art lesson was RAINBOWS. Rainbows have been a symbol of hope used to spread kindness and joy through the Covid 19 pandemic. Our task was to create a ‘Rainbow’ inspired art piece, that brought joy and happiness to everyone who saw it. The children all did a fabulous job and will their rainbows certainly make you smile!

‘MULGA’ THE ARTIST

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During Art we have been learning about the amazing ‘Mulga the Artist’. We agreed we have never seen a more fun, funky, vibrant and dynamic artist before. His use of texture and the way he adds the cool accessories to animals to give them personality is pretty impressive!
Students at home and school have been busy creating their own artworks inspired by ‘Mulga the Artist’

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY FOR SUNDAY

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Students have been busy making something special for their mums for Mother’s Day.

Welcome Back

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Welcome back to Term 2.  Here are a snap shot of students enjoying remote learning either at home or school.  Watch this space next week for more pics.

St John's School - Staff TicTok

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One Minute Challenge – Socks on Socks Off

Have a look at Mr Sanders first one minute challenge. A nice easy one that the whole family can try at home. Set the timer and see if you can get more than your parents, your brother or sister or maybe even beat Mr Sanders.

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Happy Bunnies

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There were many happy bunnies during our Easter delivery on Wednesday.
A special thank you to IGA Doubleview Fresh and Woolworth Karrinyup for their for their donations.

Online Learning

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Each day students who are on line learning from home check in with their teachers.  They go over their schedule for the day, ask questions, and share their wonderful learning experiences!

One Minute Challenge – Bucket Flip

Mr Sanders at home 1 minute challenge for this week. See if you can flip your way to victory and if you can’t find a bucket, try think of another household item to give it a go.

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Australian Red Cross

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In Term 1 The Australian Red Cross delivered an interactive and informative incursion that taught students about refugees and people seeking asylum around the world and in Australia. During the ‘In Search of Safety’ program students had the chance to imagine what it would be like to flee their homes quickly through an engaging simulation, and to hear from children their age about their experiences of seeking safety. A great opportunity for the students to learn about human rights, why people need protection and they’ve all been given an activity to practice humanitarianism at home!

Senior Guild Swimming Carnival

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We were blessed with glorious weather last Friday for our Yr 4-6 Senior Guild Swimming Carnival held at Newman College pool. 
The Senior Swimming Carnival Shield and overall winner was unanimously awarded to Byrne.
With the Team Organisation and Sportsmanship Award is presented to Dominic for demonstrating team support, sporting behaviour and a tidy bay area.
Congratulations to the individual trophy winners and your contribution to your guild!

World Prayer

Today, Wednesday 25th March, to coincide with the Feast of the Annunciation, we will be joining in praying The Our Father and The Angelus at noon.
The world today calls us to be united, we will have the opportunity to unite our voices in praying to God.

World of Maths

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The students from Years 1-6 had a very hands on incursion with the World of Maths. The students worked on various activities in small groups and had the time and freedom to pursue the problems themselves. The activities cover all aspects or Mathematical concepts; Number, Space, Measurement, Structure & Working Mathematically.

Ash Wednesday

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Our Ash Wednesday Mass marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. The ashes remind us it is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday, through which we attain redemption.

Shrove Tuesday

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Thank you to our P&F parents who volunteered their time to make pancakes for Shove Tuesday.  The students raised 2.25 which will be donated to Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion campaign.

Swim Trials

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With the heat of the Perth summer it was a great day to be at Scarborough pool!
The children from Years 3, 4 & 5 not only got to cool off, but the swim trials also gave them the chance to put their names forward for the swim squad and get ready for the upcoming Guild Carnival and the Interschool Swimming Carnival.

Going Green with Our Drawing

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If you visited the Art Room this week you would be easily mistaken for thinking it has become a plant nursery. An eclectic assortment of vases and jars were filled with cuttings of greenery from around the school and garden. These were used as a stimulus for our drawing activities and putting in the practice of ‘Contour Drawing’ which helps develop students’ observation and drawing skills. Careful attention to detail and recreating the organic lines in the leaves and flowers resulted in some excellent still life artworks. I was also particularly impressed to see students tackle the challenging task of drawing the many succulents in our outdoor space.
Keep your eyes peeled for the work on display soon.