Welcome to St John's Primary School
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.
St John's Principal
Key School Dates
Term 3, 2022
Everyday is Open Day!
Ring and make an appointment or drop in!
(NEW) OPEN SUNDAY
Sunday 14th August 11-2pm
All faiths, all cultures welcome!
Tues 9th - 11am Mass for Feast of Mary McKillop
Thurs 11th - Confirmation Retreat - Lysterfield Retreat
Sun 14th Aug - OPEN DAY - all welcome
Mon 15th - Feat of the Assumption
Sat 20th - Confirmation for our students @ St Joseph's 6pm
Mon 22nd Aug - Book Week comences
Tues 23rd Aug - Whole School Scienceworks Excursion
Fri 26th Aug - Book Week Parade 9am
Wed 31st Aug - Book Fair Begins
Fri 2nd Sept - Father's Day Breakfast and Mass
Mon 5th Sept - Book Fair Finishes
Wed 7th Sept - Whole School Celebration of Learning
Student work showcase, guest speaker and music performances
Fri 9th Sept - STUDENT FREE DAY
Wed 14th Sept - Footy Day
Fri 16th Sept - Last day of Term 3
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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!
Celebrating Bastille Day!
Learning Highlights @ St John's
Parish based Sacramental program
Whole school Masses
Morning and afternoon prayer
Strong Parish connections
Social Justice Focus
Child and Adult Faith Nights
Maths Olympiads & Games
Tournament of the Minds
Year 5/6 Camps
The Resilience Project
Disctrict Cross Country
Visual Arts Show
School Production / School Production (alternating)
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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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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