St John’s School


School News

Dear Parents and Carers

During this last week of Term 2 many schools traditionally honour NAIDOC week which is recognised nationally from this Sunday, the 7th of July, through to the 14th July. This years NAIDOC theme is Voice, Treaty, Truth. Yesterday we held a special Prayer Assembly around this theme for the Year 1 – 6 classes and today Kindy held a Prayer Service with parents, Father Grant and special guest, Phil Narkle attending. Phil also spent time speaking with the Pre Primary-Year 6 classes. During PE time on Thursday Mr Sanders and the Year 6 students will run games based on aboriginal culture for the younger students.

Yesterday at our Student Council meeting the students discussed ideas for action on our ‘war against waste’ following on from Friday’s informative and entertaining Year 6 assembly. They determined that instigating a weekly Trash Free Tuesday, commencing next term, where plastic wrappers and any disposables of any kind are discouraged is a good start. The Year sixes have included more about this within the Newsletter. More of their wonderful ideas will be shared at our Sustainability Committee meeting being held tomorrow. Romola Harney, several of our teachers and Year 5 and 6 Student Councillors are some of our community members on that particular committee.

Today’s newsletter is the ideal opportunity to thank Mrs Francesca Abbonizio for enriching our school community over the past three years as our Pre Primary teacher. Francesca heads off on maternity leave at the conclusion of this term. We want to say a heartfelt thank you to you, Francesca, for all the love, care and diligence you have given towards providing such an exciting and rich learning environment for our St John’s children. We wish you and David the very best as you enter the phase of parenthood!

We congratulate our Year 5 Academic All Stars team for achieving the outcome today of coming 2nd overall against the 6 competing schools. The Year 5 school teams competed across areas of Maths, science, chess, drama and English. Well done, children. We are super proud of you.

We hope everyone has a fantastic holiday and that you all find time to rest and relax. See you in Term 3.

Mary Bizzaca

Calendar of Events

Mon 1 July  
Tues 2 Kindy Prayer Service “Welcome to Country” ~ Phil Narkle – 9am
Academic All Stars – 8 selected Yr 5 students
Wed 3 Mass Yr 5 at 9am
Thurs 4 PE lessons – Indigenous Games
After School Soccer
Last Day of Term 2
Uniform Shop – CLOSED
Tues 23 Students start Term 3
Wed 24  
Thurs 25 Uniform Shop – OPEN 8am – 9.30am
Fri 26  
Upcoming Events
Fri 26 July Dad’s Night Out – The Lookout Scarborough
Fri 9 Aug School Disco at Karrinyup Sports Hall ~ 5pm – 8pm


Kindy Prayer Service 

When we come together as one community as we did this morning for our Kindy Prayer Service, we create strong bonds. We model beautiful behaviour for our children and they then are encouraged to replicate this in their future choices. How blessed were we to have our Parish Priest, Father Grant here to develop the children’s understanding of God in their lives. To add to the richness of our special morning, we were also blessed to have Phil Narkle, an Aboriginal Elder and dear friend here for ‘Welcome To Country’. Our Kindy group were as amazing as ever, beautiful listening skills and complete devotion to their words and songs. An absolutely gorgeous way to wish everyone a safe and fun holiday.

Cathy Godfrey

Farewell Mrs Abbonizio

We say farewell to Mrs Abbonizio as she goes on Maternity Leave at the end of this term. Farewell and congratulations.

Academic All Stars

Our Year 5 crew came first in English and Maths, and second overall. Well done!


Next term, we are going to be starting a TRASHLESS TUESDAY, which meas no rubbish is to be thrown out during recess and lunch times. TRASHLESS Tuesdays will be happening every Tuesday for the remainder of this year. We are aiming to reduce our use of plastics and we hope you can participate.

If you usually use plastic or cling wrap, you can think of using containers, metal spoons and forks, or use the wax wraps we made last year.

Remember to use the 3 Rs – REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE!!

Many thanks from the Student Council “arm” of the Sustainability Committee.

Year 6 Assembly – Sustainability

Last Friday, the Year 6 students, put on a great assembly through the medium of skits, commercials, songs and reports based around sustainability and their recent school waste audit, persuading the gathering to reduce, reuse and recycle. 


Students of the Week ending 28 June

Honour Certificates
PP Soleil Pineda Beasley & Daniella Carmel
Yr 1 Liam Fitzpatrick & Grace McKenna
Yr 2 Sienna Geneff, Tom Totterdell & Jayden Rigney
Yr 3 Olivia Ince
Yr 4 Natalia Star & Imogen Hamilton
Yr 5 Hudson Leicester & Jack Wigley
Yr 6 Leo Kelly & Ayla Barrett
Marvellous Manners
Yr 3 Coralyn Rigney
Yr 6 Summer Gascoyne

Happy Birthday

July 2 Lucien Hill Yr 2
  2 Zachary Sartorello Yr 3
  6 Jhane Bartalesi PP
  6 Coralyn Rigney Yr 3
  8 Sienna Geneff Yr 2
  9 Remy Misfeld Yr 1
  9 Daniel Irakoze Yr 3
  12 Lauren Johnson Yr 1
  14 Sara Pavlinovich Yr 5
  15 Luke Durkin Yr 6
  16 Khajuan Hayes PP
  17 Lily Pala Yr 2
  17 Campbell Evans Yr 5
  20 Audrey Misfeld Yr 4
  20 Coco Wilsoncroft Yr 4
  22 Cristo Aggiss Yr 6

Sport News

Netball Results

Yr 2/3 St John’s Shooting Stars def Karrinyup Cubs      12-2
The girls played a well structured game with good passes and lots of intercepts. Everyone showed great spirit with a good win. Well done girls.
Karrinyup Panthers def St John’s Superstars      11-10
The girls played another great game on Saturday. It was an exciting match to watch and both teams looked like they were having fun! Very proud of their efforts!
Yr 6 MLC def St John’s Sparks      18-7
The score doesn’t show how fantastic the game was and how well the girls played. MLC is second on the ladder and St John’s dominated the last three quarters of the game. If MLC had not run ahead in the first quarter the game would have been ours. Well done girls I am so proud of how far you have come and your strong teamwork. Keep up the hard work!


  • These photos show the concrete foundations for the brick walls being constructed to make seating and to house garden beds.


Uniform shop CLOSED Monday 22nd July due to pupil free day,
OPEN Thursday 25th July 8 – 9.30am.

The uniform shop is now also available online with orders delivered to the classroom or the front office.

Or email/text order to
Rachel – 0405 476 282

Canteen News

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


Roster Date Volunteer 1 Volunteer 2
Wed 3 July Liz Hill Volunteer Needed
Wed 24 July Volunteer Needed Volunteer Needed
Wed 31 July Maryanne Regeling Volunteer Needed

Link to Canteen Roster –

Many thanks

Rachel Mardon
Mob: 0405 476 282

P&F News


Wish all our school families a safe school holidays. We look forward to a busy term 3 and hope our St John’s Dads can make it along to Dad’s nights out in week 1 of term 3.

DAD’S NIGHT OUT – Friday 26 July 6pm at The Lookout, Scarborough
SCHOOL DISCO – Friday 9 August 5pm-8pm at Karrinyup Sports Hall (Newborough Street, Karrinyup).
Volunteers will be called for in week 1 of Term 3.

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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