St John’s School


School News

Dear Parents

The voting for the Head Students for 2020 was conducted today, attended by the Year 3 – 6 classes. Students in Year 5 who wanted to nominate themselves for the role presented persuasive speeches to the audience of students and parents. Miss Hall coordinated the voting system on line this year and after listening to the speeches students in these classes headed back to class to vote for their preferred candidates. The results of the two Head Students for 2020 will be announced at the Year 6 Graduation Mass next Thursday evening.

Thank you to all who attended the Annual General Meeting last Tuesday evening to hear the Board and P&F Reports for the 2019 school year. These Reports will be placed up on the website this week for the community to access. We welcome and congratulate two new Board members, Grant Blake and Robert Pala to the School Board for 2020. At the same time we once again thank Sarah Waddle and Andrew Durkin for their four years of dedicated service to the School Community through their roles on the School Board. Given there was, to name a few: a principal appointment, a rebuild programme and the New Build Opening this year their roles were certainly demanding of their time.

School Reports for our Pre Primary to Year 6 students will be accessible for you early next week on SEQTA Engage but we will send you a message to confirm the day and time of uploading once all editing has been achieved. As I’ve said in previous years please don’t hesitate to let us know if we have inadvertently left a ‘he’ in instead of a ‘she’ or a name misspelling, etc. The reason we like to send them out by the Monday or Tuesday is to give you time to touch base with your child’s teacher should you have any queries about the report content.

Our end of year Thanksgiving Mass will be held in the church at 2pm tomorrow afternoon. At this mass we thank God for the students, staff and parents in our community and in particular our Year 6 class and departing staff. Immediately after the mass there will be a social gathering held in the Multi Purpose Room therefore the use of the Outdoor Learning Area for ‘pick up’ after school may prove to be a little crowded. It may be a good idea to arrange to meet your child in the Year 6 Undercovered Area just for this Wednesday.

I may see you at tomorrow’s mass but if that is not possible certainly hope to see you at Thursday evening’s Christmas Concert.

Mary Bizzaca

Calendar of Events

Mon 2 December Adventure World Yr 6
Outback Splash Yr 5
Scitech Excursion Yr 4
Tues 3 Trashless Tuesday
Kindy – Christmas Fairy Incursion 12pm
Wed 4 Kindy Christmas Concert 9am
End of Year Mass 2pm
Thurs 5 Trashless Thursday
Swimming Lessons Yrs 1-5
Christmas Concert 5:30pm
Fri 6 Assembly PP Nativity Theme
Semester 2 Student Council Certificates
Mon 9  
Tues 10

Trashless Tuesday

Wed 11 Special Assembly 8:45am
Yr 1 Picnic Excursion
PP Christmas Lunch
Thurs 12 Trashless Thursday
Yr 6 Graduation Mass 5pm – Yr 5 attend also
Yr 6 Graduation Dinner 7pm
Fri 13 Last Day Term 4 for students
Yr 6 Farewell Assembly 8:40am
Slip ‘N’ Slide
Upcoming Events
Mon 3 February 2020 Students start Term 1


Congratulations Aqua!

Last Saturday Aqua Samuels broke the Hamersley Little Athletics 80m hurdles record for the third time this season in 14:61 seconds. Well done Aqua, keep up the hard work.


Children’s Christmas Eve Mass & Nativity Tableau

As most of you will know the school’s church The Immaculate Heart of Mary will be holding a Christmas Eve service which will include a Christmas Nativity tableau representing the Gospel reading.

As such we are requesting parents of children from Kindy up to Yr 6 whose child(ren) would like to take part to please let us know.

There are many parts that need to be filled. All are non speaking and costumes will be provided.

We also need children for the choir, altar attendants and to read the mass.

Please let either Toni Tomlin or Liz Hill know by no later than Friday 13th Dec if you wish to be a part of the mass or nativity scene within the children’s Christmas Eve mass.The service will be held from 5.30pm on 24th December for approximately 1 hour with Carols commencing at 5pm.

Toni Tomlin –
Liz Hill –

Please note that we can not guarantee which role your child will be given.

For Kindy and Pre Primary children we will require angels, sheep and other animals given that they are smaller!



Money Raised – St John’s Week Mission Day Stalls

Monies raised from the St John’s Week Mission Day Stalls totalled $775.25. The funds raised will be donated to Mission Australia. Thank you to all who contributed to the stall. A great effort, well done!


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.


December 3 Lachlan Martin Yr 3
  3 Hamish McIntosh Yr 4
  4 Damon Rio Torto Yr 1
  7 Lennox Hadodo Yr 4
  9 Mia Starkie Yr 4


Uniform Shop OPEN Fridays 8am – 9:30am

The Uniform Shop is available online with cut off for online orders Fridays 8am.
If you want to order online the orders will be delivered to your child’s class.

Or email your order to

Nikki  0422411024


Canteen News

***Recess SPECIAL for remainder of Term 4:    
Fresh Mango Smoothies      $2:50
Gingerbread star cookies     $1 each

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 4 Dec Kasia Martin Chantal Laval
Wed 11 Dec Eilish Rattray Volunteer Needed

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


P&F Meeting

The next P&F meeting will be next Wednesday 11 December at 7pm. All class representatives and P&F committee members for 2020 are invited to attend.


Pizza Lunch

The P&F will provide a pizza lunch for PP- Yr 6 students on the last day of school to join the water slide fun day. An icy pole will also be provided.


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