St John’s School


School News

Dear Parents and Carers

The photo above displays our Year 6 children, who were part of the Sacrament of Confirmation held last Sunday, receiving a celebratory cake, decorated with a white dove – one of the symbols of wisdom related to the sacrament. Congratulations to all our Year Sixes for your mature participation on the day and your dedicated involvement in the six week programme. Thank you to our Year 6 parents, to Father Grant and Mr Goldie and to our APRE, Mr Alonzo, for supporting and guiding the children as they undertook this programme. Additional thanks to our choir and our music teacher Mrs Albert for their contribution to the mass.

Today we had four Year 5 girls from Holy Spirit join our Year 5 class as part of an ongoing plan between the two schools to provide opportunities for the girls in both Year 5 classes to broaden friendship circles within their neighbourhood.

Our Enrichment programme for much of this term for the Year 4-6 students involves Mrs Bottega working with those enrolled to sit for the Australian Mathematics competition to enrich their understandings. The other area of enrichment Rosalba is undertaking is to prepare those Year 5 students selected for the Academic All Stars competition. This competition is against 5 other single stream Catholic schools and was won resoundingly last year by the current St John’s Year 6 class by winning in 5 of the seven categories.

Mary Bizzaca

Calendar of Events

Mon 10  
Tues 11  
Wed 12 Interschool Cross Country at Dianella Reserve No.1 – 11am – 2.30pm
P&F Meeting 7pm
Thurs 13  
Fri 14 Assembly Yr 1
Yr 6 Waste Audit
Mon 17 Board Meeting
Tues 18 Stirling Library Storytime Session – Yr 5 & PP  ~   9.30-11am
Wed 19  
Thurs 20  
Fri 21 Winter Lightning Carnival at WA State Netball Centre & Henderson Park 9.30am to 2.15pm – Yr 5/6
Upcoming Events
Tues 2 July First Holy Communion Parent Information Meeting 6pm
Thurs 4 Last Day of Term 2



On Sunday our class had Confirmation at 11:00am. It was really exciting and a little nerve racking leading up to this very special event.

Once we got to church we were ready for our photos. After our photos it was time for Confirmation. We all walked in and sat with our family. Not long after my Sponsor and I were standing waiting for my turn to get confirmed.

After church was over everyone was congratulating each other. Once we got home we got ready for everyone to come over. We had a little party with my cousins, friends and family.

I had an amazing time and I am so grateful that I had this opportunity.

Sarah, Yr 6

“Birds of Prey” Incursion – Kindy

Thank you Yvonne for our amazing incursion last week on “Birds of Prey”. Yvonne is a wildlife warrior, saving injured birds in her spare time and training Ozzie the Eagle for the Eagles games on other days! The children were interested and engaged throughout the presentation, asking meaningful questions and listen carefully to Yvonne’s responses. This incursion is a wonderful way to highlight the need for conservation of our wildlife and increase our Kindy children’s understanding of the importance of sustainable practices for their own future.

Reptiles – Kindy

Thank you Ryan. How blessed are we to have our own STEVE IRWIN in Kindy! Ryan brought to school a variety of reptiles for the children to observe, touch and ask questions about. A magnificent morning that intertwines beautifully with our indigenous and sustainability interests, issues close to our Kindy hearts. The colours of the reptiles have inspired the children to create aboriginal dot paintings which we are working on for our Art Exhibition. 

Writing – Year 2

The Invisibility Potion by Levi Leicester
I think that scientists should not use the invisibility potion for the following reasons.
Firstly, there will be way more robbers as they would use it to be invisible and rob you.
Secondly, it could be way too dangerous because if you get badly hurt, the people in the hospital would not be able to see you.
Finally, as it would make you invisible, people would not be able to see you when you cross the road. If a car comes they will not be able to see you.
These are my reasons why we shouldn’t share the invisibility potion.

Should we use the Invisibility Potion? By Oscar Ling
Scientists should not let people use the potion for the following reasons.
Firstly, we do not know if the potion is safe to use and whether it would make you sick.
Secondly, bad people will use it to do bad things and the police will not be able to catch them because they are invisible.
Finally, you should not be able to use the potion because their mum and dad would drink it and you would be sad.


On Wednesday June 5th 2019, Mrs. Bizzaca, Mr. Alonzo and four Year Six students attended the 2019 Lifelink Launch day at Newman College. Frances Knox, Chloe Ottobrino, Ayla Barrett and Charlie Cossom joined students from Catholic primary schools across Perth to listen to ArchbishopTimothy Costelloe praise the efforts made by all Catholic schools to contribute to Lifelink. He also encouraged them to continue the hard work in providing for those in need. Our student created ‘Big Book of Love and Hope’ was displayed proudly on stage for the duration of the afternoon. Thank you to our Year Sixes who represented the school proudly.

Project Compassion

We would like to thank everyone at our school community for their generous contribution towards Project Compassion. As a school, we raised $775.65 to help Caritas Australia with their various missions across Australia and around the world.

Happy Birthday

June 12 Kayne Oboh Yr 2
  17 Kynan Barrett Yr 5

Scholastic Book Club

Your Scholastic Book Order is due in the office Monday, 17 June at the latest.

Parents can either place orders using the student order form at the back of the magazine or online using Loop. Simply download from the App Store or go to

Please Note:
– We are unable to place orders for past issues.
– Change cannot be given for vouchers.
– If paying by cash, please pay correct amount. Thank you.

Any queries please email Kirsten Kyngdon at

Sport News

Interschool Cross Country

DATE: Wednesday June 12
LOCATION: Dianella Reserve No. 1, Light Street, Dianella

10:30am Morning tea at school
11.00am Depart school
11:30am Schools arrive
11:40am Course walk through
12:15pm Events commence
Year 5 girls 1750m
Year 5 boys 1750m
Year 4 girls 1250m
Year 4 boys 1250m
Year 3 girls 1000m
Year 3 boys 1000m
Year 6 girls 2000m
Year 6 boys 2000m
2:15pm Presentations
2:30pm Depart venue


Year 5 & 6 Winter Lightning Carnival

Thank you to those Year 5 & 6 parents who have already filled in the permission form for the upcoming Lightning Carnival. Just a reminder to please fill it in at your earliest convenience if you have not done so already by following the link below.

After School Soccer

If you wish your son/daughter to participate in an after school soccer program for the remainder of the term, click on the following link for more information and enrolment.

Netball Results

Yr 2/3 St Johns Shooting Stars def PLC      9-4
After the week off, the team were very happy to be back on the court. The girls showed great team work to secure a win over PLC.
St John’s Superstars def St Mary’s 17      11-8
What a great effort from the girls! They remained focused throughout the game and their hard work at training paid off. Great support on court amongst the players which was lovely to see. Well done!
Iona def St Johns Sparks      21-1
The girls had a really tough game over the weekend against a strong Iona team. Even though the score was high the girls really pulled together the second half and we are looking forward to a great game on Saturday!

Building Works


• Builders are making great progress. The outside area has been excavated and internal structures are being reshaped.
• Church grounds parking – the building company has been very accommodating in only using a couple of car bays.


Uniform shop CLOSED on Monday 17th June,
OPEN instead that week on Thursday 20th June 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 12 June Volunteer Needed Volunteer Needed
Wed 19 June Maryanne Regeling Volunteer Needed
Wed 26 June Emma Taylor Volunteer Needed

Link to Canteen Roster –

Many thanks

Rachel Mardon
Mob: 0405 476 282

P&F News

SAVE THE DATE – St John’s Quiz Night

This years St. John ’s Quiz Night will be held on SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER 2019 at Scarboro Surf Lifesaving Club!

P&F Meeting

Reminder: There is a P&F Meeting this Wednesday, 12 June 2019, at 7pm. All welcome.

Thank You Woolworths Karrinyup

A big thank you to Woolworths, Karrinyup for their donation of all the sausages and buns used at the sausage sizzle at the St John’s Guild Cross Country Carnival recently. The money raised was for the Year 6 Graduation Dinner.

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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