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Newsletter - Term 1 Week 6

1. From The Principal

4th March, 2020


Saturday 21st March 9-12 noon!

Come & join us!


Dear Parents & Carers,

There has been a lot of learning and discussion around the topic of leadership at St John’s this term.  Not only did our Yr 5 and 6 students see federal leadership in action, during their recent trip to Canberra, they were also leaders in the manner they represented our school; by the quality of the questions and interactions they engaged in, the respectful manner in which they conducted themselves, and the positivity they displayed to each other and to the public. 

Recently, our Year 6 students prepared and presented leadership speeches to their peers in Years 3-5, who then cast their votes; democracy-style!  Our Preps to Year 5 have also had their own ‘elections’ to vote for the students they would like to represent them on the SRC Council in 2020. 

We are very fortunate to have such a kind and responsible group of young people. It is quite clear that they have all demonstrated their great leadership qualities, regardless of any official position they may hold.This was again demonstrated by the mature manner they engaged with our families at our Open Morning, yesterday.

Student Leaders at St John’s 2020

We take this opportunity to congratulate the following Year 6 students on their Leadership roles at St John’s for 2020.

School Captains:

Klaudija Sikic, Allan Truong

SRC Captain:

Sadie Cefai

Gold Bosco House Captain: 

Eve Gar

Blue O’CONNELL House Captain: 

Favour Omenoba

Green AIKENHEAD House Captain

Daniel Biar

Red HARMAN House Captain

Achol Deng

Social Justice Captain

Dreamz Gatt

STEM Captain: 

Charlotte McKay

We congratulate and thank every one of our Year 6 students for their contribution and efforts in putting themselves forward to these roles.  It takes great courage and bravery to put yourself forward for such roles; and even greater courage to be supportive and happy for others if they should be successful.


Our St John’s SRC Captains are:

Prep/Year 1 SRC Captains:

Gabriella Ficarra & Sebastian Fanelli 

Year 2 /3  SRC Captains: 

Tahlia Trantino  & Mary Biar

Yr 4/ 5J SRC Captains:

Luke Jacobs-Vandergeer & Fraser Howe

Yr 4/ 5N SRC Captains:

Angel Axiotis & Patrick Farrell Healy


This morning, we commissioned and blessed these students in their roles, in a whole school Mass. It was heart-warming to share this mass with so many parents from our school community.


Prep – Yr 4 Swimming

Our school swimming program commences next week. Please ensure that you have SIGNED & RETURNED the permission slip for your child to participate.

The program runs from Tuesday – Friday each week, for 2 weeks.



Lessons at Pool Grade Teachers Walk back to school
11:30am 12:00 – 12:40pm Prep/1 Maria (Tue)


12:10pm 12:40 -1:20pm 2/3 Ann and Carlie 1:50pm
12:50pm 1:20 – 2:00pm Year 4s Narelle / Jess 2:30pm


Once again, I look forward to seeing you around in the playground for a chat.

Kind regards 

Kerrie Campagna

School Fee Accounts have been sent out. ALL BOOK LEVIES ARE NOW DUE!

Thank you! Please contact Gina to finalise arrangements. 


Merit Awards

 These awards, and last week’s awards will be presented on Friday 6th March. Thank you

Year Student Reason:
P/1 Kaius Volpe For listening carefully, being ready for learning and showing great focus in completing his work.Excellent Kaius,  Well done!
4/5J Cruz Dearman For his quiet diligence and encouragement towards others. Keep it up Cruz!
4/5N Tom Wilkinson For his effort towards his work and being a supportive class member! 
5/6 Favour Omeneba For the tremendous growth in her personal, and learning confidence over the past weeks. 
ART Eliza Manickham For modelling best practice in the Art room; engaged in learning, tidy work and leading the clean up.
Mandarin Sebastian Fanelli For his confidence and positive attitude in learning Chinese. 
PE Aiden Sciola For always doing his best during PE classes
Digi Tech Wk 5 Maison Ali For her continuous focus and contributions towards our lesson this week.
Digi Tech

Wk 6

Ajok Biar For her keen interest and participation in collecting data and sharing her findings with the class. 
Science Rose Hutchinson For her enthusiasm and active participation during our first Science class. Well done!



2. From The P&F

From our Parents & Friends…


Hello parents and friends,


The very popular Easter raffle will be on again this year. Raffle tickets will go home soon in a couple of weeks. Miss Melanie will be organising collection tubs for donations in each classroom. We would love every to get involved by donating Easter related items to go into the Easter Hampers. It doesn’t just have to be chocolate and Easter eggs (although these are obviously wonderful), if you have any other creative Easter ideas and crafts, we would gratefully accept them. Thank you for your support



Thanks to everyone who returned their orders. We hope everyone enjoys their lunch tomorrow!



Bakers Delight lunch orders are now available every Monday and Friday.

Bakers Delight lunch orders are now available every Monday and Friday. Parents can order DIRECTLY from a secure Bakers Delight website, no forms, paperwork or coins to find! This twice weekly option is in addition to our usual once a term lunch orders that will be run by the P&F.



We are running a Hot Cross Bun Fundraiser in the lead up to Easter. Sam from Bakers Delight will donate $2 from every pack of Hot Cross Buns sold to our community and deliver them fresh to school. Hot Cross Buns now come in 4 varieties including chop chip, apple and cinnamon, fruitless and the good old fashioned, traditional. They are a great lunch box treat and also freeze really well. 

We encourage you to buy a pack or 2 and support our fundraiser!

Kids Movie Night on Friday 1st May: Keep the date free!

More information to come…

Also remember the school website Calendar is a great go to for up to date event info. You can even sync it with your phone calendar for extra convenience.

Alternatively I can be contacted on 0407343637 or via email

Thanks in advance for your support!

Julia,  (on behalf of the P&F committee)