St John’s School


School News

Dear Parents and Carers,

It is hard to believe that three quarters of the year has already passed and the end of the term is finally here! It has been an extremely busy yet rewarding term with many changes implemented to the ‘new normal’ school routine and many wonderful achievements noted with the numerous events planned within the school. Most importantly, however, has been the preparation and participation of the students in Year 4 in the Sacrament of First Eucharist and in Year 3 in the Sacrament of First Reconciliation. We congratulate these students once again on receiving these very special and sacred sacraments over the last few weeks.

It is appropriate at the end of the term to thank a number of people for their efforts and contributions over the past 10 weeks. It is important to recognise the tireless work and dedication of the St John’s Staff. The teachers and ancillary staff of this school are most professional in their approach to the development of the students within their care and the advancement of the school as a whole. We particularly thank Miss Jessica Boot who stepped into the Educational Assistant role in Year Two earlier this year. Jess has made a wonderful contribution to Year Two throughout the past six months sadly we farewell Jess today as she has been appointed Events Manager at Joondalup Resort. Thank you and congratulations Jess and we wish you every success for the future.

We are deeply appreciative of the numerous parents from the St John’s Primary School community who have offered their assistance and help to the students, staff and Leadership Team in some way over the term. This support is priceless and certainly assists in the overall operation of the school. Many thanks to all for your efforts.

Lastly, we applaud the students, who have worked productively in class to produce some quality work and pleasing results. Our students have also participated enthusiastically in the various academic and sporting pursuits over the term. Well done to you all.

Mrs Durkin has created a picture collage of photos which sums up the many and varied events throughout Term Three which are further down in the newsletter for your perusal.

Next term, all students move back into their Summer Uniform. Children are expected to wear their summer uniform from the beginning of Term Four. An essential part of the school uniform is a hat. The school rule is: ‘No hat, no play’. Please ensure your child has a school hat and that it is clearly labelled with your child’s name. We ask parents to please check the condition of your child’s uniform over the coming weeks.

Commencing Monday 12 October the St John’s Uniform Shop will be operated by Jenny Franklin Enterprise (JFE). The 24/7 online ordering will continue to operate as well as the shop being open one morning per week.

Please note the change in the shop opening days has moved from a Thursday morning to a Monday morning. The team at JFE are excited with this newly formed partnership at St John’s Primary School.

On Tuesday 27 October, we will be hosting a Grandparents’ Liturgy and Morning Tea. This will no doubt be a very special morning for all grandparents to have the opportunity to share part of the school day with their grandchild/ren and to observe the learning that takes place in the classrooms. Please click on this LINK for an outline of the mornings program and forward the invite to your child’s grandparent/s.

School commences for all students on Monday 12 October and will conclude for all students on Friday 11 December. A Term Four calendar is now available by clicking on the LINK and also available on the school website. 

No doubt, both staff and students are looking forward to a well-earned break. We pray that all families stay healthy and safe over the holidays, and return rejuvenated and revitalised in preparation for Term Four.

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday.

God Bless
St John’s Leadership Team
Velma, Katherine, Vlad


Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves:
They will have no end of fun.
Blessed are those who can tell a mountain from a molehill: They will be saved a lot of bother.
Blessed are those who know how to relax without looking for excuses: They are on the way to becoming wise.
Blessed are those who know when to be quiet and listen: They will learn a lot of new things.
Blessed are those sane enough not to take themselves too seriously: They will be valued by those about them.
Happy are you if you can appreciate a smile and forget a frown: You will bring others to the sunny side of the street.
Happy are you if you can be kind in understanding the attitudes of others even when the signs are unfavourable: You may be taken for a fool but this is the way of the Gospel.
Blessed are those who think before acting and pray before thinking: They will avoid many blunders.
Happy are you if you know how to hold your tongue and smile, even when people interrupt and contradict you: The Gospel has begun to seep into your heart.
Above all,
Blessed are you who recognise the Lord in all whom you meet: The light of truth shines in your life for you have found true wisdom.

What’s happening next Term?

Week 1  
Monday 12th Back to School
Wednesday 14th Beginning of term Mass
Thursday 15th Swimming Lessons
Friday 16th Dance
Week 2 Book Week – Curios Creatures, Wild Minds
Monday 19th Cyber Safety Talk
Tuesday 20th Confirmation Retreat
Wednesday 21st Book Week Assembly
Thursday 22nd Swimming Lessons
Friday 23rd Dance



Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Caritas collection during St John’s Week. We raised a total of $390 which will be put to great use by Caritas.  Visit the Caritas Website to see what our money will be used for. 


St John’s Week Photos!




Academic All Stars

A big congratulations to our Academic All Stars Team. Zeke, Peter, Sunny, Elena, Ella, Bridget, Claudia and Tomo produced excellent results at the annual Academic All Stars Competition placing 2nd overall and winning the Art Discipline. We are very proud of them all. Well done Year 5 students.

Rosalba Bottega
Enrichment Teacher

Talk for Writing Assembly

Year 2 student’s recent assembly used the story Little Red Riding to inspire their version of …. ‘Irish Rainbow Unicorn!’ You heard it here first. Awaiting our book deal!

Fun Incursions this Term

Belinda from Scarborough Surf Life Saving Club came to school to teach the Year 5 & 6’s some First Aid.  The students had fun learning about resuscitation, anaphylaxis, and how to make a sling.

Athletics Interschool


School Health Notice

We have been notified that there is a case of glandular fever in the school community. Please find below links to information on glandular fever. Due to privacy concerns we are unable to provide any further information.
Should you have any concerns about your child’s health please see your GP.

Information Sheet

P&F News

ST. JOHN’S QUIZ NIGHT – 7 November
What an amazing response to our Quiz Night – the current ticket allocation sold out in 2 days. We are hoping COVID restrictions will change prior to the event and we can include those people on the wait list.  Quiz Night Poster

Keep an eye out at the start of term 4 for more Quiz Night News!!!!!

Congratulations to all the students for their energy and excitement at this years Lapathon.
THANK YOU to our amazing event organiser – Yr 5 Class Reps – Kyla Ebert and Maryanne Regeling. The day ran smoothly and the kids enjoyed not only the running, but fruit, sausage sizzle and ice-blocks.
Thank you to all our parent volunteers for your assistance on the day.

A special thanks to all our event sponsors. A sponsors support contributes to the event a success and enable us to further support resources for the school. Thank you to Jen Curtin for coordinating our sponsor engagement.

Final reminder to please return your sponsorship forms and money to school or direct deposit.

The TOTAL RAISED will be announces in term 4!

Our next P&F Meeting will be on Tuesday 13 October at 6pm. Mr Jeff Thorne will be attending to discuss and seek our input for the next St. John’s Strategic Plan.

For the month of September- St. Johns will have a token jar at Grill’d Scarborough. Every token collected will help raise funds for ‘Run to the Rhythm’ Lapathon and new musical instruments for our kids. Don’t forget to give the St. John’s token jar your token vote when you’re at Grill’d Scarborough in September.

Thank you to Jen Curtin for organising the St. John’s Jar at Grill’d

Emma Taylor

Sensory Garden and Flexible Learning Play Space at St John’s Primary School


Thank you to all the dads and everyone who helped out last Saturday with the start of this exciting project. Watch this Space as it progresses.

Trees next!


Pre Kindergarten 3 Year Olds 2021

We are now accepting enrolments for children who are born between
1st July 2017 – 30th June 2018 and will be commencing Pre Kindergarten in 2021.
Please check with the office that we have your application.

Social Media Platforms

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Facebook: @stjohnscarborough

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Happy Birthday

Oct 4 Artemis 3 YO
Oct 4 Amelie Yr 3
Oct 6 Laura Yr 3
Oct 6 Poppy Yr 6
Oct 7 Natalie Yr 5
Oct 8 Ethan 3 YO
Oct 9 Charlotte 3 YO
Oct  9 Samuel Kindy
Oct 9 Jordan Yr 4
Oct 12 Stirling Yr 1
Oct 13 Evie PP
Oct 14 Jack Yr 1
Oct 15 Ruby Yr 4 
Oct 21 Leo PP

Sport News

ProFootball Training
Before School on school oval – Thursdays in Term 4 from 7:30am – 8:30am
See Flyer for more details

Tennis Lessons
Before School Tennis for 7-9 year olds
7.30-8.30am Monday mornings.
Held at Scarborough Tennis Club and kids walked to school after.
$24 per session – small groups.
Racquet provided
Enrol here 

Netball Results

Yr 4 Shooting Stars v MLC Penguins Lost 6-7

The Shooting Stars put in a huge effort in another fast-paced game against MLC for round 8. It was a tight match and unfortunately no win this week, but the girls should be proud of their continued skills development and teamwork this season.

Yr 5 St John’s Superstars v West Balcatta Lost 6-9
Down two players, the girls all played a full game and did an amazing job! Each week their netball and teamwork skills are growing and improving. We have really pushed ourselves this season and loved every minute of it! Well done Superstars!

Yr 5 Allstars V MLC PUMAS WON 13-7
Thanks to Coralyn from year 4 for filling in and contributing to our 8th consecutive win 13-7. Everyone was in fine form tonight!

Yr 2 St. John’s Swans v Tuart Hill WON 9-0

Yr 3 St Johns Waves v Newman Panthers DRAW 7-7
Great whole team effort for this game. The girls played well across the whole court and put in a great performance to get thier 7 goals. Some tough times with solid defence from both teams and our girls nevew gave up. Very proud of the Waves!

Year 4 Shooting Stars v Storm Team 1 Won 4-3
Congratulations to the Shooting Stars on their win this week. The girls played an amazing defensive game and our shooters worked hard to break free from some tough opposition and secure the much deserved win.

Yr 5 Superstars won by Foreit

Yr 5 Allstars V Karrinyup Opals WON 11-4
The Allstars were off to a shaky start in the first qtr, 3 goals nil, but managed to pull together and come off with yet another great win, 11 – 4.
Awesome work team!

Yr 2 St. John’s Swans v St Marys 25 WON 6-1

Yr 3 St. John’s Waves v Holy Rosary WON 9-5
Fantastic way to end our first season. With solid defence and accurate shooting our mid court we amazing through the whole game. Congratulations St. John’s Wave- we are proud of every player for thier commitment and development throughout the season.

Well done everyone!


Commencing Monday 12 October the St John’s Uniform Shop will be operated by Jenny Franklin Enterprise (JFE). The 24/7 online ordering will continue to operate as well as the shop being open one morning per week.

Please note the change in the shop opening days has moved from a Thursday morning to a Monday morning. The team at JFE are excited with this newly formed partnership at St John’s Primary School.

Canteen News

Lunch Orders:  Cut off time for Canteen orders is midday Tuesday

Reusable lunch bags are back in stock and available from the office for $10

Roster Date

Volunteer 1

Oct 14

Volunteer needed

Oct 21

Volunteer needed

Please note; all volunteers will need to complete an online hygiene training course prior to assisting in the canteen. Please note this course is free of charge to complete.
If you would like to volunteer in the canteen please click on the link below to complete the course.

Link to Canteen Roster  –

Many thanks
Rachel Mardon
Canteen Manager

Deanmore Dental Therapy Clinic

This Dental Therapy Centre will be closed for the school holidays September 29 – October 9 2020, returning Monday October 12 2020 8.00am – 4.00pm.

For emergencies during clinic hours please contact Marmion Dental Therapy Clinic on 9447 1275.

Should an emergency arise after clinic hours or during a public holiday please contact the emergency service on 1800 098 818, your local practitioner, or the Oral health Centre of Western Australia on 6457 4400.


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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