St John’s School


School News

Dear Parents and Carers

Today saw a great start to our Student Councillor’s Trashless Tuesday venture. This idea arose from a Sustainability Committee meeting held late Term 2 with student, parent and staff representatives collating ideas for St John’s to encourage greater responsibility for the environment within our student body. The Year Six students participated in a Waste Audit earlier this year and wanted to see a reduced amount of plastic wrappings and containers in our bins. They have also introduced a Green Shovel Award that will identify the class that has shown the most effort to be trashless! This will be announced at every Student Assembly, along with our Golden Broom award.

This Friday there will be a funeral held between 2:30 and 3:30 so as you can imagine there will be a scarcity of parking available in the church car park.

As the vast majority of you would be aware our school incorporates a programme titled “Highway Heroes” within our Health programme. During the Staff Professional Development held at the beginning of Term 3 staff spent three hours unpacking the Highway Heroes program for each Year level and created documents that aligned H.H. with our Keeping Safe Curriculum and Health Curriculum. The P&F supported the school in purchasing these resources for every year around four years ago. (Thank you, again!). The H.H. resource supports resiliency in children and the development of friendships. Today one of the creators of the Highway Heroes program, Claire Orange, facilitated a session with our Year 2 children on resiliency and friendships and ran a session with the Year 2 parents just after that. Claire is a Child and Family Therapist and coincidentally was mentioned in an article in the West this morning regarding childhood mental illness.

Yesterday our Year 4 students enjoyed a special treat, heading off to the Schoenstatt Shrine in Armadale for a Retreat in preparation for their Eucharist. Sister Lisette inspired the students to a greater understanding of the sacrament they are about to receive for the first time.

Mary Bizzaca

Calendar of Events

Mon 5 First Holy Communion Retreat – Yr 4
Edu Dance
Tues 6 Friendships & Emotional Welfare Incursion – Yr 2
Kindy Wildlife Incursion 11am-12 noon
Wed 7 BRLA Test – Yr 5
Thurs 8 Athletics Training – Abbett Park 8-8:30am
St Mary of the Cross
Whole School Mass – Yr 2
Reconciliation – Yr 3
Fri 9 Athletics Training – Abbett Park 8-8:30am
BRLA Test – Yr 3
School Disco at the Stirling Community Centre, Karrinyup ~ 5pm-8pm
Mon 12 Edu Dance
Tues 13  
Wed 14 Science Week Incursion PP-Yr 6
P&F Meeting 7pm
Thurs 15 Athletics Training – Abbett Park 8-8:30am
Feast of the Assumption
Whole School Mass – Yr 5
Fri 16 Athletics Training – Abbett Park 8-8:30am
Yirra Yaakin Incursion K-Yr 6
Upcoming Events
Sun 25 Aug First Holy Communion 11am
Thur 5 Sept St John’s Guild Jumps/Throws – Yrs 3 & 4
Fri 6 Sept St John’s Guild Jumps/Throws – Yrs 5 & 6
Fri 13 Sept St John’s Guild Athletics Carnival
Thur 26 Sept Interschool Athletics Carnival


Student Councillors – Term 3

Congratulations to the following Term 3 Student Councillors

Year 1: Sophie Mackie & Owen Heatley
Year 2: Ciara Rattray & Mackenzie Ebert
Year 3: Olivia Ince & Ella Heatley
Year 4: Mia Starkie & Natalia Star
Year 5: Finn Wibrow & Kynan Barrett
Year 6: Head Girl – Ayla Barrett
            Head Boy – Charlie Cossom
            Dominic: Nicholas Star
            McAuley: Aqua Samuels
            McBride: Baxter Robertson
            Byrne: Mackenzie Easton

Performing Arts Festival

Congratulations to the recipients listed below on achieving the following Awards of exceptional performance.

H4 – PIANO SOLO Coco Wilsoncroft Merit
H5 – PIANO SOLO Brayden Chambers Merit
  Matthew Lao Merit
H6 – PIANO SOLO Poppy Thorpe Excellence
  Neeti Sheth Merit

Friendship & Social Skills Incursion – Yr 2

Claire Orange speaking with Yr 2 children on managing emotions in relation to the Highway Heroes program.

Kwik Kick & Long Bomb Competition

Xavier and Campbell in Year 5, and Baxter, Jackson, Charlie and Luke in Year 6 competed in the Kwik Kick and Long Bomb competition last Saturday at Optus Stadium. Campbell and Xavier are the Year 5 Boys State Champions with a total of 55 kicks. Xavier defended his State Champion title in Long Bomb with a kick of 39.53m. Baxter, Jackson, Charlie and Luke competed in the Finals. Well done boys. Congratulations!

Trashless Tuesday

Great job by everyone in trying so hard to keep your “trash” down. There was barely anything in the one bin we put out today!

Book Week

This year Book Week begins in week five of this term. We have already started exploring the theme ‘Reading is my secret power’ in our library sessions. Children came up with an extensive list of fabulous reasons of why reading is such an important skill, with reasons ranging from the importance of it allowing us to learn new and amazing ideas, to be allowing to escape into vast magical worlds and lands, where you can live out the story being the main character. They also stressed the importance of how reading enriches our imagination and everyday experiences. It is extremely encouraging as an educator to see how reading is valued and enjoyed by all students. Keep up the good work at home!

This year we have chosen to celebrate Book Week within the classroom and therefore we will not be holding a dress up parade. Instead children will be producing a poster that reflects the importance of reading. A prize of a book will be presented to one person from each class at the assembly, for the winning poster.

Term 3 Calendar of Events

Keep a look out for your copy of the Calendar of Events going out this week. Also available on the school website.

Happy Birthday

August 6 Bianca De Rizzo Yr 3
  9 Klaudia Youlton Yr 3
  11 Kai Wheeler Yr 1

Sport News

St John’s Athletics Training

Students from Years 3 – 6 have the opportunity to prepare for their St John’s Athletics Carnival in Term Three. Training will run each Thursday and Friday before school, from 8.00am-8.30am at Abbett Park. Parents will be responsible for transporting their child to Abbett Park and we will walk back to school together at the conclusion of training or your child can be collected. The program will commence this week and run through to week nine. Please complete the permission slip on the link below to ensure your child is able to attend.

Netball Results

Yr 2/3 St John’s Shooting Stars def PC Rosella’s     14-2
A big win for the girls. They played well across the court and showed great teamwork in defence. Our shooters performed well against some tall defence. Well done Shooting Stars.
Holy Rosary Red def St John’s Superstars      14-6
A tough game for the Superstars team but the girls stayed positive and strong. They put on a great defensive display in the context of a fast moving game. At all times, the team focus remained supporting each other and having fun!
Iona def St Johns Sparks      21-13
What an improvement! The last time we met this team it was a totally different story and the scores were much further apart. The team played incredibly well and importantly remembered to work together. I cannot wait to see what the next game brings. Good luck!

Sushi Term 3

If you wish to place a Sushi order for each Friday in Term 3 (of which there are 6 Fridays), please complete an order form and return with the correct payment (cash only) to the office by WEDNESDAY 7 AUGUST. 

Lunches will commence on Friday, 9 August, Week 3, and finish Friday 20 September, Week 9. (Excludes Friday 13 September – St John’s Guild Carnival)

Due to an increase in price from our supplier, Sushi prices have gone up this term to $5.50.

Sushi order forms are available from the school office.


Any queries please phone Kelli Pala on 0414 716 486

Building Works Update: Term 3 Week 3

The grate replacement outside the Kindy doorway is perfect. It means our high heels won’t be put at risk and our little darlings won’t be tempted to drop items down for the sheer delight of it.

The curved brick seating in the outdoor learning space has taken shape. The brick paving is now underway in this space.


Uniform shop opening hours Monday 8 – 9.30am

Tights ($7) and Knitted Stockings ($10) available in store
Second hand uniforms available in most sizes
Free – spare buttons and hat toggles

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 7 Aug Volunteer Needed Volunteer Needed
Wed 14 Aug Karolina Korf-Youlton Volunteer Needed
Wed 21 Aug Maryanne Regeling Volunteer Needed

Link to Canteen Roster –

Many thanks

Rachel Mardon
Mob: 0405 476 282

P&F News

School Disco – This Friday

Get ready for a fun night out- the St. John’s School Disco is on THIS FRIDAY – 9 August 5pm-8pm at the STIRLING COMMUNITY CENTRE- KARRINYUP (behind Karrinyup Shopping Centre, next to the Library in Davenport St). 5pm-8pm – Free dress! To make the night a success, we rely on parent volunteers- to assist with the night, please email Toni ( or Anita (

Tickets are $5/child and $20/families of 4 or more children. Tickets can be purchased either at the school office or online at

P&F Meeting

The P&F will meet next Wednesday 14 August at 7pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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