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We are one in our Faith,
We are one in our God
We are one in God’s Love,
St John’s we are One
We are one on the Journey,
Our hands joined in Peace
With hope in our Eyes,
and love in our Heart

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Today is “R U OK? Day” This is about reminding us to check in with those around us and making sure that everything is OK. It’s important that if we haven’t heard from someone in a while or if someone is behaving differently that we check in on them to see how they are going. Speak with your children about who they trust and who they can talk to if they are feeling unsafe or insecure. There are many resources available on the RUOK website and the following link shares with us how we can approach asking whether someone is ok and what to do in a range of situations:

Fathers’ Day Mass and Breakfast
We were very fortunate to have our dads, grandads and father figures at school for our Father’s Day Mass and Breakfast last Thursday morning. What an outstanding sign of a strong and committed community!! Children whose families are involved in their schools and support the mission of the school including building good relationships between home and school are most likely to experience success and aim for higher outcomes. Thank you to all for attending and demonstrating your commitment and support for your children and our school. Thank you to the wonderful St John’s staff who were here very early in the morning setting up and preparing for the breakfast – your efforts are much appreciated.

Father’s Day Stall Helpers – Thank you!
We would like to say a huge thank you to all the mums who helped in preparing the many gifts for our Father’s Day stall. A special thank you to Jess Cossom, Sarah Perotti, Nadia Khalaf, Rachel Lowden, Joanna Baird, Zsofia Guczi-Kidd, Trina Cunningham, Jennifer Stevens and Diviania Nogueira who set up the stall and sold all the gifts on the day. We would also like to thank The Healthy Bunch Doubleview and Settler Hives who both gave us great discounts on their stock.

Athletics Carnival
Last Friday all students in the school from Year 1 to Year 6 had a fantastic day competing in the School Athletics Carnival. The students were able to enjoy participating in both the track and team games events. All students are to be congratulated for their efforts and for trying their very best for their Guild.

The carnival was well planned and coordinated by Mr Sanders and we thank him for his fantastic effort in making the Athletics carnival an enjoyable day for all. Mr Sanders was disappointed that he couldn’t be there on the day, however he did hear that we managed to get through all of the events. A big thank you goes to all the staff, parent volunteers and Year 6 parents for all that they contributed on the day; all of your efforts attributed to the success of the day.

Year Two Assembly – Friday 9 September
Miss Joyce’s Year Two class will be presenting their Assembly tomorrow and we can’t wait to learn about all of the wonderful things that they have been doing in class.

Book Fair, Open Night and Art Exhibition
Throughout the week we have had the opportunity to hold our first Scholastic Book Fair in the Learning Hub. The Book Fair is a great opportunity to get some early Christmas shopping done and proceeds help us to purchase more books for our school! The Book Fair will finish up at the end of today!

Week 9 Open Night – Classroom visits
Over the past few weeks the children along with teachers have been busily preparing for Open Night which will take place next Tuesday 4.30pm – 6.00pm. Open Night forms a part of the reporting process at St John’s Primary School. Open Night enables students and teachers to showcase to parents / carers the learning experiences and processes provided to our children at St John’s. We look forward to seeing you all throughout the week.

On Wednesday 19 October, we will be hosting a Grandparents’ Liturgy and Morning Tea. This is always 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. Invitations will be sent home in the coming week and I ask you to please forward them on to grandparents.
The role grandparents play in the lives of their grandchildren may differ significantly but they all share a unique opportunity to help shape the future through their involvement in the lives of their grandchildren.

2023 Enrolments and Families Leaving – Please Notify the School in Writing by End of Term
As the school undertakes the process of preparation for the upcoming school year, it is important that we are made aware of possible movements both in and out of the school community. The end of any school year is a busy time for many families insofar as transfers due to work or other personal circumstances. With position vacancies in some year levels quickly being filled and with growing waiting lists, it is essential that we are made aware as soon as is practical of either new enrolments or of families who may be leaving St John’s at the end of school year.

A reminder that, as per our enrolment contract, the school requires written notice one term in advance if students are leaving St John’s. Therefore, if your child/ren will not be returning to St. John’s in 2023 (unless they are a graduating Year 6 student) please notify us in writing by the end of this term to admin@stjohn’

And Finally…
FINDING A TREASURE: A treasure is not something we earn but something we find. We can spend a lot of our lives wishing and hoping that some treasure will come our way. We can forget that we already possess a wonderful treasure in our loved ones and in the gift of life itself. And the greatest treasure of all is the kingdom of heaven which Jesus freely offers to us. May we have the wisdom to seek our treasure in God, and not in the glittering goods of a passing world.

Wishing you all a wonderful week.

God Bless

Velma Erskine

What’s happening….?

Week 8  
Friday 9 September Year 2 Assembly
Week 9  
Monday 12 September Kindy & Pre Primary Carnival – 9.15am – 10.15am
Tuesday 13 September Open Night & Art Exhibition – 4.30pm – 6pm
Thursday 15 September Year 4 Excursion to Zoo
Friday 16 September P&F Colour Fun Run at 1pm – PP – Year 6
Sausage Sizzle lunch provided by the P&F
Week 10  
Monday 19 September Gina Williams Incursion 11.15am – 12.05pm in School Hall – all parents welcome!
Tuesday 20 September Interschool Athletics Carnival
Wednesday 21 September Jonathon McPherson Incursion – PP – Year 2
Thursday 22 September St John’s Week Mass – 9.00am
Friday 23 September Last Day of Term 3
Back to School  
Monday 10 October First Day of Term 4
Wednesday 19 October Grandparents Day Liturgy & Morning Tea

Athletics Carnival

A few photos from last weeks’ Athletics Carnival. 

Father’s Day Mass & Breakfast

Thank you to our Dads and Grandads who came to our special Father’s Day Mass and Breakfast last Thursday. We hope you all had a lovely day on Sunday.

Kindy Father’s Day

Last Wednesday our Kindy Dad’s were invited in for a “Book and a Brew”.

Year 3 Excursion to the Zoo

The Year Three’s visited Perth Zoo last week for an excursion! The students ventured through the zoo and got to see the different animals that they have been writing information reports on. Students explored the similarities and differences of the vertebrate classes with some of the most interesting and exciting animals from across the world. In small groups, students investigated the characteristics of animals and determined what class of mammal those animals belong to. It was such a wonderful day!

Year 4 Excursion to Perth Mint

This week the Year 4’s were lucky enough to have an Excursion to the Perth Mint. The students got to view the largest gold coin in the country, watch gold being poured as well as find out how much they are worth in gold! They had a fantastic day learning more about Australia’s Gold history and currency – which has been a key Mathematical concept over the past few weeks. A big thank you to Mrs Whittaker and our beautiful parent helpers for coming along today too.


Missing Glasses

If anyone finds a pair of blue children’s glasses can you please hand them into the office. Thank you

YMCA St John’s OSHC Vacation Care – School Holidays

YMCA will be offering Vacation Care during the upcoming school holidays. See flyer for more details: YMCA St John’s OSHC

Karrinyup Little Athletics Club – Come and Try Sessions

Karrinyup Little Athletics Club is holding two “come and try” sessions at Karrinyup Reserve on Monday 12th & 19th September. We welcome all children aged 6-16 years to come and get a taste of the variety of activities in athletics including running, hurdles, jumps and throws in fun and friendly environment. We hope to see you there or contact for more information.

Jump Rope for Heart

We’re skipping through the term!

Jump Rope for Heart is well underway and it’s great to see so many children skipping with smiles on their faces. St John’s has already raised $1772.

Keep on practicing those tricks and don’t forget to share your online fundraising page with friends and family to raise money for a great cause!
Still need to sign up online? It’s easy just follow this link and enter your details.

Interested in where the funds go? Check out this video, Isla’s story. It’s also an inspiring example on how to overcome challenges and learning to skip just like Isla 😊

Let’s see if everyone can learn a new trick by the end of term. Have a look at the following videos for motivations to try something new!

Happy skipping!

Parish Playgroup

Kapture Photography

We have been advised by Kapture Photography that orders are still open for this year’s class and individual photos. Order before the closing date (10 days after photography) to avoid a $30 custom service fee.
You will be notified when any sports and or special team photos will be available for viewing and purchase.

Please visit using our school code; MYABUB

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Merit Award Winners

Congratulations to our recent Merit Award Winners!

Pre Primary
Year 1
Year 2
James Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6

Happy Birthday to the following students who celebrate their birthdays during the next few weeks

Pre Primary
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6




Our Uniform Shop is open every Monday morning from 8.15 – 9.00am

ORDERS can also be placed  ONLINE at, all orders will be delivered to your child’s classroom.

St John’s Uniform Shop is operated by Jenny Franklin Enterprise (JFE). The 24/7 online ordering will continue to operate. The Online order cut off will be Tuesdays at 4.00pm and all orders will be delivered to the classrooms on Thursday mornings

Canteen News

Our canteen is be open for both recess and lunch on Wednesdays and Fridays. ONLINE ORDERS ONLY

On Wednesdays we will be serving food from the usual Snack Shack Menu. On Fridays, the canteen will have a special Meal Deal (Fish and Potato Gems and a drink) and/or Sushi available.

Please note that the cut off for Wednesday orders is at midday on Tuesday and the cut off for Friday orders is midday on Wednesday.

Please refer to our website for the ‘Snack Shack’ menu to place online orders CANTEEN ORDERS

Do you have the Relief List app? If not, go to: and click on the link to the relevant app to make ordering easier!

All orders must have a school insulated lunch bag labelled with your child’s name and year level.
Insulated lunch bags are available to purchase from the canteen for $10 per bag.

If your child is sick and they have placed a lunch order please email Anne and the order will be held over until the following week.

Many thanks
Anne Brown
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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