Welcome to St John's Primary School


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I warmly welcome you to St John’s Primary School, Clifton Hill, our hidden gem in the heart of inner city Melbourne.


At St John’s we understand that in a post-COVID setting, you will be looking for something different when choosing a school for your child. We encourage you to visit us at St John’s.

Everything we do aims to create a school environment that is a place of genuine connection and belonging. We keep our classes deliberately small so that every one of our students has endless opportunities to share, to be a leader, to be heard, to learn in their own way, to know everyone in our school and to be known.

At St John’s we provide a contemporary catholic education in a nurturing, warm and supportive environment where all of our students can thrive.


We personalise learning to cater to the learning and social and emotional needs of every student.  The explicit teaching of social and emotional skills is a key component of each school day, helping our students to understand themselves as members of our school and wider community, and to develop a strong sense of their own identity.

We authentically welcome and celebrate our diversity; our diversity of cultures, of faiths and of learning needs.

I would love the opportunity to show you our school.

Kerrie Campagna

St John's Principal

Key School Dates
Term 3, 2022
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Everyday is Open Day!

Ring and make an appointment or drop in!


Sunday 14th August 11-2pm​

All welcome!

All faiths, all cultures welcome!


Term 3 

Wk 5

Tues 9th - 11am Mass for Feast of Mary McKillop

Thurs 11th - Confirmation Retreat - Lysterfield Retreat

Sun 14th Aug - OPEN DAY - all welcome

Wk 6

Mon 15th - Feat of the Assumption

Sat 20th - Confirmation for our students @ St Joseph's 6pm

Wk 7 

Mon 22nd Aug - Book Week comences

Tues 23rd Aug - Whole School Scienceworks Excursion

Fri 26th Aug - Book Week Parade 9am

Wk 8

Wed 31st Aug - Book Fair Begins

Fri 2nd Sept - Father's Day Breakfast and Mass

Wk 9

Mon 5th Sept - Book Fair Finishes

Wed 7th Sept - Whole School Celebration of Learning 

Student work showcase, guest speaker and music performances


Wk 10

Wed 14th Sept - Footy Day

Fri 16th Sept - Last day of Term 3



Our School


Our Learning


Our Students


Our Community

We would love to welcome you to St John's


St John's Primary School Tours

Come and see us in action! Any time!


Our Open Mornings for 2022 are

  • Tuesday 29th March 9.30-11am

  • Wednesday 27th April 9.30-11am

  • Thursday 12th May 9.30-11am

  • Tuesday 31st May 9.30-11am


*NEW* Open Evening

* Tuesday 17th May 5.30-7pm

Or at any other time! All welcome. All year levels!

Smaller class sizes so your child is loved, nurtured & learns in their own way!

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Celebrating Bastille Day!


Learning Highlights @ St John's 



Class Masses

Parish based Sacramental program

Whole school Masses

Morning and afternoon prayer

Christian Mediation 

Strong Parish connections

Social Justice Focus

Child and Adult Faith Nights




Maths Olympiads & Games

Tournament of the Minds

Year 5/6 Camps



Transition Programs

Buddy Programs

Lunchtime Activities

The Resilience Project

Cybersafety awareness


Bounce Back



Twilight Sports

Sporting School

Interschool Sports

School Swimming

Disctrict Cross Country

District Athletics

District Swimming



Visual Arts Show

School Production / School Production (alternating) 

Music Program

Book Week Activities

Lunchtime Painting Club



Becoming 'hands-on' learners about sustainability

Taking responsibility (with support) for composting & worm farm

Nurturing our veggie patch

Learning about plant and animal life cycles

Learning about and seeking other pathways to become a sustainable school

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Hear From Our Community


A Word from Our Students

"I love St John’s because everyone is so kind and caring. I love that everyone knows my name and all the teachers say good morning at the gate.   I enjoy going to school everyday because I know people will look after me."

- Rose, Year 6

"Education inspired by the power of love and compassion, to bring forth just action and hope in our world."


- inspired by Mary Aitkenhead, Founder of the Sisters of Charity

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Contact Us

St John's Primary School Clifton Hill


St John's Clifton Hill

Address: 77 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill 3068

Phone: (03) 9489 1346

Principal: Kerrie Campagna

Email: principal@sjcliftonhill.catholic.edu.au

Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Email: principal@sjcliftonhill.catholic.edu.au


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