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Our School

St John's Primary School Clifton Hill

St John’s Primary School strives to create an educational experience for all students that is strongly grounded in our Parish community.  Our education experience for our students is purposeful and relevant.

The pastoral care of all students is our key focus and we place significant emphasis on Student Wellbeing so that we may offer an education that is holistic. We give time to meeting and working with parents in order to build relationships that strengthen and enrich the way our students learn best.

As a staff, we value working together. All staff, inclusive of our leadership team, are encouraged to be responsive in the way they work and to be open and reflective when reviewing their own performance and needs. There is a very genuine commitment to working with individuals so that staff will be skilled to improve student outcomes.

Learning is going beyond surface issues, understanding our own and other people’s strengths and limitations, and creating learning opportunities to transcend these.  Education is about the whole child: academic, spiritual, social and emotional and physical. Without one, the whole child will not attain their full potential.


At St John’s, this is our focus and our goal.At St John’s we are preparing our students for the world of tomorrow.  As such we are aware that our children will need to have certain characteristics to enable them to flexibly operate in an environment of rapid change.  The qualities we strive to equip our students with including:


  • Being reflective

  • Asking questions

  • Being resilient & brave

  • Respond to feedback

  • Be imaginative

  • Be independent

As a Catholic school we are conscious of our Mission to pass on Jesus’ teachings and the values drawn from his life, as presented in the Gospels. These teachings and values underpin all that we do at St. John’s. In line with these Gospel values and democratic principles we seek to respect and be respected, and to include and be included.

Today, our school community is richer for our increasing diversity, welcoming families from all corners of the globe, and of different faiths, proudly coming together at St John’s.

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Our Vision

We are Preparing the Way

as a learning and faith community by

celebrating our Catholic identity

setting high standards

honouring the dignity of all and

supporting diversity.

We are Preparing the Way

so that all can succeed and embrace the fullness of life


At St John's School, we are Preparing the Way 


School Prayer

God of Wonder,

Grant us your guidance and blessing

As we carry on the work of our founders, 

The sisters of charity.

Thanks for our history

And we look forward 

To continuing the tradition.


Open our eyes to the needs of the world around us

So that we can truly become leaders

In  the world, today and tomorrow.


Help us to learn and grow and to love your son, Jesus.



Meet the St John's Team

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Kerrie Campagna


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Father Martin Tanti

Parish Priest

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Gina Mele

Office Administration

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Antoinette Stasi 

Deputy Principal, Classroom Teacher and Learning & Teaching Leader

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Ann Nolan

Deputy Principal, 

Classroom Teacher and Wellbeing Leader

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Narelle Taylor

Classroom Teacher

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Jess Thwaites Classroom Teacher


Violet Holcombe

Classroom Teacher


Patrick McVeigh

Classroom Teacher

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Mona Harsan

French Teacher


Carlie Dowley

Classroom Teacher and Digi Tech Leader


Maria Ruberto

Classsroom Teacher

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Franca Montagna

Learning Support Officer

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Sally Barker

Learning Support Officer


Karen Stubbs

Learning Support Officer


Ben Kowaluk

Learning Support Officer

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Bart Scarfo

Physical Education and Classroom Teacher


Melanie Granata

Religious Education Leader and Literacy & Numeracy Tutor


Lisa Gau

Learning Support Officer


Kristina Montagna

Playgroup Teacher

Our History

St John’s Primary School is over 130 years old and continues to provide educational excellence in the tradition of the Sisters of Charity, our founding and guiding principles.  The charism of the Sisters of Charity is their motto “The Love of Christ Urges Us On”. At St John’s, we believe that we encounter Christ in all those we meet. As a result, we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, inclusive and diverse community concerned for the wellbeing of others. We enjoy a long tradition of being family and community centred.

Please find the document here.