St John’s School


School News

Dear Parents and Carers

Congratulations to the P&F on the very successful Disco held last Friday evening. Special thanks to the coordinators, Anita Blackwell and Toni Tomlin, to Courtney Waller for his very hip DJ role and to all the other parent helpers. The children all seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves and the location worked well too.

This week is nominated as being Science Week around the nation and in support of this St John’s students are involved in workshops run by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions tomorrow. The 2 major topics being covered are: The River is Our Home & Totems Yarning, with learning intent covering areas of Science as Human Endeavour; Biological Understandings; Growth and Survival of Living Things; Nature & Development of Science.

This Friday the students will have the pleasure of an Incursion from the Yirra Yaakin Dance Group. This Incursion is funded through a grant that Greg Goldie accesses each year in his role as one of our Aboriginal Education Planning Coordinators. The Yirra Yaakin presentation aims to share the perspective of Aboriginal history and culture, one of the requirements of our national curriculum, through the form of Theatre Arts.

Thank you all for supporting our weekly Student Councillor’s Trashless Tuesday venture. Last week saw a huge reduction in plastic wraps and food items in packages so we really appreciated your efforts. Please keep up the effort as we reduce, reuse and add grit to our compost with food scraps.

Mary Bizzaca

Calendar of Events

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
Mon 19 Edu Dance
Tues 20 Reconciliation Yr 4
Wed 21 Performing Arts Choir  ~  Yr 4-6 Sacred Choral
Thurs 22 Athletics Training – Abbett Park 8-8:30am
Athletics Clinic
Board Meeting 6:30pm
Fri 23 Athletics Training – Abbett Park 8-8:30am
Assembly Yr 3
Indigenous Literacy Book Fair
Sun 25 Aug Yr 4 Sacrament of Eucharist at 11am
Upcoming Events
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


Edu Dance

Students from Pre Primary to Year 6 are enjoying their session of Edu Dance this term held every Monday morning. With a concert to be on Monday 16 September to show off their talent.

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.

Students of the Week ending 2 August 2019

Honour Certificates
Yr 1 James Baudia & Emma Bowler
Yr 2 Tom Totterdell, Ava Twite & Amelie Tomlin Waller
Yr 3 Daniel Irakoze
Yr 4 Remi Twite & Molly Taylor
Yr 5 Sara Pavlinovich, Campbell Evans & Darcy Luffman
Yr 6 Sanna Twite & Frances Knox

Happy Birthday

August 18 Alexander Johnson Yr 3

Sport News

Netball Results

Yr 2/3 St John’s Shooting Stars def North Cottesloe      11-3
Great sportsmanship shown by the team to provide an extra player to the North Cottesloe side so they had 7 players. Another fantastic effort of teamwork, strong defence and movement across the court. Great game Shooting Stars.
Newborough def St John’s Superstars      22-5

Tough game against a very strong side. The girls showed grit by putting in a great second half. Most importantly, there were still lots of smiles at the end of the game!!
St Denis def St John’s Sparks      18-16
What an amazing game to watch especially as everyone played with so much enthusiasm and most importantly team spirit. It is fantastic to see how well they are playing as a team and the score certainly shows that. Keep up the hard work and the scoreline will continue to improve! Well done team!

Building Works Update: Term 3 Week 4

This week will see the completion of the brick paving in our Outdoor Learning space. The inside of the PP, Kindy and Multi Purpose rooms are taking shape and we are getting close to having doors and windows installed.


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 14 Aug Karolina Korf-Youlton Volunteer Needed
Wed 21 Aug Volunteer Needed Volunteer Needed
Wed 28 Aug Emma Taylor Volunteer Needed

Link to Canteen Roster –

Many thanks

Rachel Mardon
Mob: 0405 476 282

P&F News


Thank to you our St. John’s School Community for supporting the Disco on Friday night. The new venue looked amazing and the kids had a great time. Huge thank you to our Yr 2 Class reps- Toni Tomlin and Anita Blackwell for organising the event and also to DJ Courtney Waller for the awesome music, light show, live camera, games and prizes. Thank you also to our parent volunteers for ticket and glow stick sales, security and clean up.

P&F Meeting

The P&F are meeting tomorrow night (Wednesday) at 7pm.

This Week’s Attachments


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