Hello families,

We hope that everyone has well and truly settled into life at St John’s for 2020! There’s a great buzz around our community as new friendships are formed and stories are shared. We’re looking forward to gathering together as a community at our Welcome Picnic, please see below for further details. A reminder that our first Prayer Gathering is taking place on Friday 14th Feb at 2:45 pm, please join us if you are available.

Our Parent Social Media Policy is available on our website and is also linked below for your convenience. We ask that all parents take the time to read over this policy as it is integral to how we communicate online.

Parent Social Media Policy

The power of love is central to our horizon at St John’s so we hope everyone takes a little time to share some love with friends and family tomorrow!






PREP 2021

We are now taking enrolments for Prep 2021.


Please tell friends and family.

If you have a child beginning Prep in 2021 simply call in and collect an enrolment form from the office.

Sun Smart – reminder

School hats/caps are to be worn by students during Term 1. Thank you.



St Johns is excited to be running some additional sports activities.

If you are in Year 5 and 6 and wanting to improve your netball skills and have some fun, come to the Wednesday after school club from 3:30pm until  4:15pm in the back yard. Your home group teachers will have forms for you to fill out. The first session starts this Wednesday, 19th Feb and will run during Term 1.
If you are in Year 3-6 and are planning on trying out for Cross Country Trials (or you just want to  improve your running and get active in the morning), come to our three cross country practices at Shorten Reserve at 7:45am. This will run on Wednesday 19th, 26th and 4th March. Please see your home group teacher for a form to fill out. Please wear your PE uniform and bring a water bottle.
Keep an eye out for some opportunities next term for Prep and Yr 1/2 as well as whole school school sports sessions.
Looking forward to seeing you there
Stevie Symmons
PE Teacher

Please note that children will be participating in Sports lessons on the following days:

           Wednesday – Year 1/2 and Year 5/6 

           Thursday – Prep and Year 3/4

Children are asked to wear their Sports uniform on their allocated day.

Additionally on the last day of Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3 we hold Sports Days and all children are invited to wear their Sports uniform along with their House Colours.




Envision Hands – our community contribution

Envision Hands is a not-for-profit community initiative that uses 3D printing to turn plastic waste into mechanical hands and arms for kids, with the products being sent around the world.

Harry and his little sister (with a little help from Mum, Louise) delivered the bottle tops collected by our families at St John’s to Envision Hands in Werribee.  They met Joe, who designs the hands and got to see the process of sorting, shredding and how they turn the lids into a plastic filament used by 3D printers.

Envision Hands have now achieved their target for lid collection so are asking people to hold off collecting for now.

Thank you Harry, and your family, for helping those less fortunate than ourselves through sustainable initiatives like that of Envision Hands – well done!



Changes to School Banking Rewards Program for 2020
Dear Parents, 
For those who are participating in the School Banking Program, please note the changes below regarding the Rewards Program.
The purpose of the Rewards Program is to reward good savings behaviour. For every deposit the student makes, the automated reward token tracking system will add one electronic reward token to the student’s profile. A physical Dollarmites token will no longer be handed out.  Students can also track their progress on the CommBank Youth app (commbank.com.au/youthapp).
Each reward item is valued at 10 electronic reward tokens.  Students who are eligible to redeem a reward will receive a reward redemption slip in their deposit wallet to choose a reward.  
Please note that we are currently waiting on new reward redemption slips which includes new items for 2020. 
If you would like to learn more about the Rewards Program or participate in School Banking, please visit commbank.com.au/schoolbanking.
Thank you!
Kind regards,


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Important dates

We have many dates coming, please ensure you are on Flexibuzz and check the calendar on our website for upcoming events. Do you need a paper copy? Please collect one from our office.

Term 1


Fri 14: Prayer Gathering 2.45pm led by HG Michele

Thu 20: Family Chats 5pm

Welcome Picnic – from 5:30pm

Fri 21: Assembly 2.30pm

Wed 6: Ash Wednesday Mass 11:30am

Fri 28: Prayer Gathering 2.45pm led by HG Angela


Mon 9: Labour Day – NO SCHOOL

Tue 10: SCHOOL CLOSURE DAY – NO STUDENTS (Maths Progressions) OSHClub will be taking bookings

Wed 11: Preps commence full week

Fri 13th: National Day of action against Bullying & Harmony Day

Thurs 19: Yr 3 Sacrament of Reconciliation 6:30 pm

Fri 20: SCHOOL CLOSURE DAY – NO STUDENTS (Teacher PD Emotional Intelligence) OSHClub will be taking bookings

Fri 27: Last day Term 1 – Finish at 1pm (wear House Colours)


Tue 14: First Day Term 2