St John’s School


School News

Dear Parents and Carers

Just to keep you informed on the “ins” and “outs” of principalship here at St John’s we have provided a photo of the incoming principal, Mrs Velma Erskine, taken with me during our Handover and Induction discussions held over the past two days. Hopefully, knowing what Vel looks like will enable you to say hello should you see her around over the next month. Vel will also be at our AGM next Tuesday evening to meet with the community. Do come along if you are able to, to hear the reports and enjoy the community socialising aspect after the meetings.

Well done to all involved in the Lapathon last Friday. Congratulations to Tracey Barrett and Jenelle Avins for your organisation of the event and to Emma Taylor and all the other parent helpers for their amazing support of every facet of the event. The children were kept watered and shaded wherever possible, laps and time in the sun culled and children creatively encouraged to slow their pace by the fabulous DJ, Courtney Waller. The sausage sizzle and icy poles provided by the P&F were very much appreciated too by the children. Well done to all Year 1 – 6 children too for your fantastic efforts during the ‘run’.

As our AGM approaches I am thrilled to say that most classes have had a P&F representative nominated. The Year 4, 2020, class still awaits a nomination although I am sure several people are considering taking on the role. I’ve also received a nomination for Board membership in time for our AGM next Tuesday.

Mary Bizzaca

Calendar of Events

Mon 18  
Tues 19 Trashless Tuesday
Wed 20 Mass Yr 3
Thurs 21 Trashless Thursday
Swimming Lessons Yrs 1-5
Fri 22 Assembly Yr 1
Mon 25  
Tues 26 Trashless Tuesday
Reconciliation Yr 4
AGM 7pm
Wed 27 Parent Volunteers Thank You Morning Tea 9:00am
Thurs 28 Trashless Thursday
Swimming Lessons Yrs 1-5
Keyed Up Music Guitar & Drum Concert 3:30pm
Fri 29 Keyed Up Music Voice & Piano Concert 3:30pm
Upcoming Events
Thurs 5 Dec Christmas Concert 5:30pm start
Thurs 12 Dec Yr 6 Graduation Mass 5pm – Yr 5 attend also
Fri 13 Dec Last Day Term 4 for students



Thank you P&F for a fun filled and fundraising day.

Girls Cricket

On Thursday we were competing against a few schools in cricket to go to the world-famous WACA. We were so excited to compete although it was an extremely hot day. Our first game was against Deanmore Primary School. Luckily we managed to win. So far we were already having fun and we were seeing some amazing cricket talents that barely anyone knew about.

Our next few games we also won. Our team players were Aqua, Mackenzie, Jessie, Chloe, Poppy, Addie, Sanna, Eva and myself. We all worked extremely well together and got great advice from Dad, Nikki and Claire. One of our tips was when getting a free hit off the cone to aim for the orange cones because if it gets past the orange cones it will result in an eight.

We had won all our games and had made it into the Grand Final against Baldivis. It was a tight game. We had beaten Baldivis before so we hoped to do it again. In the end we won the Grand Final and we will now play at the WACA on Friday. We are all super excited and we hope we can go on to play at the MCG.

By Summer & Addison

Money Raised – Bake Stall

Thank you to all who purchased goodies and supported the fundraiser last Friday. The money raised for the National Breast Cancer Foundation was $351.14. Well done to Summer Gascoyne and her supporters who baked and bought.

St Vincent de Paul Society                                                                                 Christmas Appeal

The St Vincent de Paul Society of Scarborough and City Beach deliver Christmas hampers to families in need. These are families in our local area and refugees within the Perth metro.

This is a simple way to provide families with dignity and joy at Christmas time.

This year we require enough food for 100 hampers as a gift to approximately 250 people.

Can we kindly ask for your support and generosity by donating some of the following:
• Christmas Cakes / Plum Puddings
• Mince Pies
• Long Life Custard
• Jelly
• Tinned Fruit
• Cordial / Soft Drink
• Potato Chips / Crackers
• Sweets / Lollies / Biscuits
• Tinned Peas / Corn / Beetroot
• Tinned ham / Tuna

Donation boxes for your items are provided at the School Office.

The hampers will be packed and delivered on
Monday 16th December between 9-11am
Holy Spirit School Hall, City Beach

We are looking for volunteers for packing and delivery. If you are able to help, then please contact Nicole Kirk on 0434 863 120.
Children are most welcome.

Thank you for your support.


Last Chance – School Photos

Dear Parents

We have been advised by Kapture Photography that all sports and/or special team photos taken this year will be removed from their website at the end of this term in readiness for next year’s photography. This is your last chance to view and purchase these photographs. Please visit and access the gallery using our school code; CM72KS

This code can also be used to purchase class or individual photographs should you have missed out earlier in the year.


November 19 Oscar Castledine Kindy
  23 Stephen Randolph Yr 2
  23 Elena Kyngdon Yr 4
  25 Levi Cohen Yr 2

Scholastic Book Club – Issue 8

Please place your orders by Monday 25th November.

Online ordering using LOOP is preferred, via

If paying with cash, please place the exact money and completed Student Order Form into the Scholastic box in the office.

If you miss the cut-off date, orders for the current issue can still be placed via LOOP, however $5 for home delivery postage will be charged by Scholastic.

Any queries please email Kirsten Kyngdon at  


Uniform will be CLOSED on Friday 22 November.

Please order online and Nikki will deliver orders to the classroom on Friday afternoon.

Nikki  0422411024

Canteen News

***Recess SPECIAL for remainder of Term 4  –      Fresh Mango Smoothies      $2:50

Insulated lunch order bags available $10 from uniform shop/online or front office.

Lunch Orders: Cut off time for Canteen orders is midday Tuesday.


Roster Date Volunteer 1 Volunteer 2
Wed 20 Nov Anita Bevacqua Volunteer Needed
Wed 27 Nov Volunteer Needed Volunteer Needed
Wed 4 Dec Kasia Martin Volunteer Needed

Link to Canteen Roster – Many thanks Rachel Mardon Mob: 0405 476 282

St John’s School, as part of the Catholic faith community, strives to provide a caring, compassionate and supportive environment, where each person is valued and encouraged to develop to his/her full potential.

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