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School News

Dear Parents and Carers

Congratulations to all our children who received their First Communion on Sunday. The children read well, were beautifully involved during the mass and were very focused on developing their understanding throughout the sacramental preparation program.

Just a follow up reminder that from now on the canteen ordering times have been pushed back to midday on a Tuesday. Ordering can be done online or by the old tried and true bag drop off method. These can be left in the canteen basket in each classroom on the Tuesday morning. We expect that by next week or thereabouts we will be able to publish a new, updated Menu for recess nibbles and lunches. As prices have remained the same for the past two years we are also looking at raising prices across several items to ensure we can better cover our costs.

We would also appreciate some parents or grandparents putting their name down for canteen help on a Wednesday. As Rachel says on the website, “Please put your name forward to volunteer in the canteen. Your children look forward to seeing you working in the canteen, we really value your input and your child receives a free ice cream after lunch and the volunteer is supplied lunch.” There’s a tantalising motivation for you!

Kiss ‘N’ Ride is experiencing a few hiccups at the moment. It seems there is a need to remind everyone that when dropping children off in the morning the correct driver etiquette is that drivers go as far forward as they can in the Kiss ‘N’ Ride drop off zone before stopping to let children out. Inevitably those who stop just outside the pedestrian gates, rather than driving forward, end up with a line of cars behind them. This causes a level of frustration for drivers pulling up behind, as I am sure you can appreciate. Please also take note that this area is not for parking a vehicle and walking into the school grounds at any time before 9am or between 2:45 and 3:30pm. I do hope everyone endeavours to consider the needs of others in the drop off and pick up times. Children should not be getting bags out of the boot of cars in the morning either as, with other cars pulling up behind one another, there is the potential for a serious accident to occur.

Mary Bizzaca

Calendar of Events

Mon 26 Edu Dance
Tues 27  
Wed 28  
Thurs 29 Athletics Training – Abbett Park 8-8:30am
Fri 30 Athletics Training – Abbett Park 8-8:30am
WEEK 7  
Mon 2 September  
Tues 3  
Wed 4 Yr 1 Class Mass
Reconciliation Yr 5
Great Book Swap for Indigenous Literacy Day
Thurs 5 St John’s Guild Jumps/Throws – Yrs 3 & 4
Fri 6 Assembly Yr 2
St John’s Guild Jumps/Throws – Yrs 5 & 6
Upcoming Events
Fri 13 Sept St John’s Guild Athletics Carnival
Thur 26 Sept Interschool Athletics Carnival


First Holy Communion

The Year 4’s received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on Sunday August 25th 2019. It was a beautiful mass and all the students participated reverently throughout the day. A big thank you to all the parents, staff and fellow students who came and supported our children. It will certainly be a day they will never forget!

Performance Awards

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the 2019 Annual Catholic Performing Arts Festival. There were 28 entries in several categories entered from St John’s this year, including; piano, vocals, drums, strings, guitar and choir. A number of students won awards of merit and excellence including our Year 4-6 Choir who won an Award of Excellence for their performance in the Sacred Choral Section last Wednesday! We are very proud of all students who entered the festival. You have done St John’s proud! Well done to all!

The Great Book Swap 

This year is the “International Year of Indigenous Languages”.  It is vital for young children to have access to books in their language and seeing their way of life reflected in books their own children and community have created. This ensures that cultural identity and connections to country remain strong.

 “Every language is a universe, and each universe allows us to understand what it is to be human in a different, larger and richer way. Like a basket woven out of many pieces of grass, many languages make our societies stronger and better.”
            — Richard Flanagan, author and ILF Ambassador, Garma Festival, Arnhem Land.

On Indigenous Literacy Day (4th September), we encourage all students of St John’s School to help us raise funds to ensure more books can be published and created for remote communities in language.  All students are asked to bring to school good condition books for the remainder of this week and Monday and Tuesday of next week. We will be holding a “Great Book Swap” on Wednesday, 4th September. Students will be asked to come to the undercover area in their classes on this day with a gold coin or two to buy a book to celebrate “The International Year of Indigenous Languages” and show their support for the Indigenous Literacy Fund. This event will be coordinated by the Year 6 class.

Students of the Week Ending 23 August

Honour Certificates
Yr 1  Adelaide Figliomeni
Yr 2 Liana Jackson & Finn Kyngdon
Yr 3 Ava Costain & Indah Radalj
Yr 4 Coco Wilsoncroft & Elena Kyngdon
Yr 5 Nathan Alves Borges
Yr 6 Addison Heatley
Marvellous Manners
Yr 1 Milla Barrett
Yr 6 Alec Zampogna
Valued Virtues
Yr 5 Matthew Lao, Amina Fowers & Brayden Chambers
Yr 6 Sarah Hill

Happy Birthday

August 27 Bridget McDonald Yr 4
  30 Sophie Mackie Yr 1
September 2 Jack Wigley Yr 5

Scholastic Book Club

Your Scholastic Book Order is due in the office Friday 30 August 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

Jumps and Throws

Thursday – September 5th
Year 4 – 9.00am-10.30am
Year 3 – 11.05am-12.35pm

Friday – September 6th
Year 6 – 9.00am-10.45am
Year 5 – 11.05am-12.35am

If any parents are available and would like to help with this event, please email with your preference of time and event (jumps or throws).

Netball Results

St. John’s Shooting Stars def Holy Rosary      11-8
A fantastic final game for the team. All the skills learnt throughout the season were displayed and everyone gave their best efforts. A great first season of netball for the Yr 2/3 team and lots of fun for everyone.
St John’s Superstars def Wembley District Purple      11-8
What a way to finish the season!! The girls played such an amazing game filled with determination and spirit. It was a joy to watch! Thank you girls, for a wonderful season!
MLC def St John’s Sparks      17-10
Even though we lost the game, the girls fought with determination and team spirit. I am very proud of the team spirit they show each and every week as they grow as a team. We have our last game for the season coming up this weekend and I know the team will give it everything they’ve got! Good luck and have fun!

Building Works Update: Term 3 Week 6

This week the roofing for the Outdoor Learning Space is being installed and painting has commenced on the shade cover support poles. The water proofing has been applied to the bathroom floor area and the walls are ready for painting.


From this week the Uniform shop is open on Fridays 8am – 9.30am

Please note the change of day for the uniform shop. 

The cut off day for online orders are now on a Friday 8am. 

If you want to order online the orders will be delivered to your child’s class on Friday mornings.

Or email your order to:-

Nikki  0422411024


Canteen News

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


Roster Date Volunteer 1 Volunteer 2
Wed 28 Aug Emma Taylor Volunteer Needed
Wed 4 Sept Maryanne Regeling Volunteer Needed
Wed 11 Sept Volunteer Needed Volunteer Needed

Link to Canteen Roster –

Many thanks

Rachel Mardon  
Mob: 0405 476 282

P&F News

St John’s Quiz Night
Keep an eye on your emails for the St John’s Quiz night ticket sales! Tickets will be $25 per person to be booked in tables of 8-10. There will be plenty of raffles and games on the night.

This Week’s Attachments


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