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 4, 2022

Everyday is Open Day!

Ring and make an appointment or drop in!

All welcome!

All faiths, all cultures welcome!


Term 4 

Wk 8

Wed 23rd Nov - 2023 Prep Orientation Day 2: 9am - 11am

Fri 25th Nov     - Friday Coffee Club: 8:45 - 9:30am in the staffroom

Wk 9

Tues 29th Nov  - Fire Ed for P/1 students

Wed 30th Nov - 2023 Prep Orientation Day 3: 9am - 12 noon

                          - Ed Advisory Committee AGM 7pm

Thurs 1st Dec   - Ellyse Perry (Cricket Aust) visiting St. John's

Fri 2nd Dec      - Friday Coffee Club: 8:45 - 9:30am in the staffroom

Sat 3rd Dec     - P&F Christmas Cake Stall - Abbotsford Farmers Market:                              7am - 1pm

Wk 10

Wed 7th Dec   - SRC's Lemonade & Sweet Stall at recess and lunch

Thurs 8th Dec  - Yarra City Carols: St. John's students singing - Darling                                Gardens: 6 - 9pm

Wk 11

Tues 13th Dec   - Year 6 Graduation Mass and Dinner: 6pm

Thurs 15th Dec - Year 6 "Big Day Out"

                           - End of year Picnic in the school yard

Fri 16th Dec      - Last day of school for students for 2022 

                           - Farewell Mass: 11am

                           - School ends: 1pm


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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 official Open Days for Term 3 have been completed. Pelase contact the Office on 03 9489 1346 to book a time to visit us in action. 

 All welcome. All year levels!

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


Celebrating Footy 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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