St John’s School


School News

Dear Parents and Carers,

Congratulations to our Year 6 students who completed the Sacrament of Confirmation last weekend. Well done to all involved and thank you to families, Fr Peter Whitely, Mr Goldie, Mr Alonzo, parish members and staff for helping these students to prepare.

Annual School Community Meeting and School Board and P&F Nominations 2021
Please join us for the school community AGM next Wednesday evening at 6.30pm. This is an opportunity to hear reports on the progress of the school in the past twelve months and includes a School Board Report, P&F Report and Principal’s Report. It is also an opportunity to demonstrate support for the community and the entities that work to provide the best educational environment for your child. At this meeting, School Board Members and P&F Executive Members are elected for 2021. The AGM will be held in the school hall. If you wish to hold a position on the School Board (School Advisory Council) or P&F Executive, nomination forms were emailed via SEQTA message earlier in the week. Nominations need to be in by this afternoon.
Staffing for 2021 will be announced at this meeting and refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the evening.

At the end of this year we will farewell Ms Melinda Midson and Mrs Kelly Hochen who are leaving St John’s. We recently advertised and completed interviews for positions at St John’s Primary School for next year and we would like to congratulate and welcome the following staff members for 2021, Miss Taylah Ackland and Mrs Amanda Edwards.

Christmas Concert and Picnic on the Grass
Rehearsals for our end of year Christmas Concert are in full swing and our children are getting very excited as they prepare to wow us all with their dance and singing efforts!

Please join us from 6pm on the school oval for a picnic. Bring along your own picnic; picnic rugs and chairs to sit on. The Christmas Concert will commence at 6.30pm. This will be a wonderful evening for our whole school community. The evening will be an opportunity for you and your family to see the great work that the children have been preparing for as well as to spend time prior to the start of concert with other families, enjoying a picnic on the grass.

Pre Kindy and Kindy Information Sessions
Last week we held our Pre Kindy and Kindy information sessions, they were both very well supported by families. We look forward to welcoming all the new parents and families into our community next year.

Booklists for 2021
A number of parents have asked about booklists for 2021, these will be made available in the coming weeks on the school website.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 
Please click on the LINK to view the latest COVID-19 Update outlining changes to the Western Australia (WA) Border Arrangement with South Australia (SA)

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.

God Bless
Velma Erskine


Where there is falsehood, let us bring truth.
Where there is prejudice, let us awaken trust; where there is hostility, let us bring respect;
Where there is sensationalism, let us use sobriety; where there is superficiality, let us raise real questions;
Where there is ambiguity, let us bring clarity; where there is exclusion, let us offer solidarity;
Where there is shouting, let us practise listening; where there is confusion, let us inspire harmony;
You are faithful and trustworthy; may our words be seeds of goodness for the world:
Help us to speak about others as our brothers and sisters.
Help us to remove the venom from our judgements.
Help us to recognise the evil latent in a communication that does not build communion.
Lord, make us instruments of your peace.


What’s happening next week?

Week 7  
Wednesday 25th AGM – Staffing Announcement 6.30pm
Thursday 26th Swimming Lessons
Year 5 Sleepover
Friday 27th  Dance
Week 8  
Tuesday 1st 

Yr 4 Liturgy
Lifelink Day
P&F Interschool Team Lunch Years 3 – 6

Wednesday 2nd

Merit Assembly
Matilda Years 4 & 5

Thursday 3rd

Swimming Lessons

Friday 4th

Christmas Concert 6pm


Lifelink Day

Year 6 Camp

Year 6 had a wonderful 2 day camp at Ern Halliday recreation camp in early November. The weather was beautiful and the students tested themselves on some challenging activities including, archery, beach activities, flying fox and the Big Swing. Everyone had a terrific time and went home on Sunday morning very happy after a big breakfast.

NAIDOC Assembly

Last week the Year 5 class presented a NAIDOC Week Assembly, comprised of the history and stories of the local Aboriginal People, a retelling of an Aboriginal Dreamtime story about the Waugal (Rainbow Serpent) and some songs sung in Aboriginal Language; Wanjoo (Welcome) and I Am Australian (Translated into the Yawuru Language of the Traditional Owners of Broome). The assembly was a beautiful and reflective way to begin our NAIDOC week in which classes across the school completed activities and created art pieces.

Remembrance Day 2020

The 11th of November 2020 marked the 102nd anniversary of the Armistice of World War 1. It is an important day – a day to remember all of those men and women who have fought for their country.

On Wednesday, we marked this occasion by having a whole school assembly, commemorating this important event in our nation’s history. We observed a one minute’s silence at 11am in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.

The Year 3 students delivered poppies for each child to wear at the assembly.

Year 4 Assembly

On Wednesday the Year 4’s did an assembly about Australian animals.  Liza Harvey MLA was in attendance to watch their great show.

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.

St Vincent de Paul Christmas Hampers

The St Vincent de Paul Society of Scarborough and City Beach deliver Christmas hampers to families in need in our local area.

Can we kindly ask for your support and generosity by donating non-perishable food items.

Donation boxes are located in the classrooms and at the Admin Office.

Social Media Platforms

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Students of the Week – 9/11/2020

Honour Certificates  
Yr 1 Mila
James B 
Yr 2 Oisin
Yr 3 Nate
Levi C
Yr 4 Ruby
Yr 5 Lennox
Yr 6 Callum


Congratulations to:

Campbell on receiving a Rugby Scholarship to Aranmore College

Kynan on receiving an award from Northern Districts Gymnastics Club

Lily who won a Christmas Card Design competition and was awarded a prize at a recent assembly by Liza Harvey MLA

Happy Birthday

Nov 23 Tommy 3YO
Nov 23 Elena Yr 5
Nov 25 Levi Yr 3
Nov 26 Jackson Kindy
Nov 28 Tom Yr 3
Nov 29 Violet Yr 1
Dec 3 Lachlan Yr 3
Dec 3 Hamish Yr 5


St John’s Uniform Shop is now operated by Jenny Franklin Enterprise (JFE). The 24/7 online ordering will continue to operate as well as the shop being open every Monday morning 8.15am -9.00am.  The Online order cut off will be Tuesdays at 4.00pm and all orders will be delivered to the classrooms on Thursday mornings.

Please note the change in the shop opening days has moved 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

Nov 25

Volunteer needed

Dec 2

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

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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