Thursday 15th September we’ll be having our annual Footy Day at school. The staff and students are invited to dress in their team colors, participate in a parade of AFL Teams and any other Leagues represented, and will certainly enjoy the announcement of this year’s most popular team.

The Bookweek Theme for 2022 is DREAMING WITH EYES OPEN.

St John’s have a very exciting Bookweek planned, commencing with a visit from renowned children’s author, Adam Wallace on Monday 29th August.  Adam aims to entertain and inspire children with his stories and illustrations and we’re sure this will be a memorable visit for our students.

During the week our Juniors will enjoy a Teddy Bear Picnic and join the older students for a Reading Line where books are shared and read together.

On Thursday 1st September our Bookweek Dress-up Day will be held and students will participate in a Parade and various Book Week Activities.

These Bookweek activities are only part of a busy week of events including a visit to Grades 5/6 by Jason Wood MP, Senior District Sports, Father’s Day Breakfast on Friday followed by Multi-age family Maths games – 9-11am and Winter sport for the seniors in the afternoon.

The first phase of new building and refurbishment project is almost complete. These new facilities, highly anticipated by all, include four large classrooms, open leaning spaces, a library, office spaces and an indoor toilet block.

We trust these rooms will be in use shortly and following this, the removal of the temporary classrooms and toilets, will allow for the final outdoor part of the project to commence, the construction and landscaping of the outdoor learning spaces and the development of a school entrance highlighting our faith and cultural connectivity.

We are grateful for the patience and flexibility shown by families, staff and students who have faced the challenges and inconveniences to parking, play areas and work spaces, during past months.

The whole school community will benefit in many ways and the pride in our school will grow even further.

Front Entry
Walk-Through Open Area
Classroom
Library
Playground Entry
Classroom Undercover Entry
Classroom Undercover Area

 

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We trust you have had a restful and refreshing holiday period because we are welcoming back the school community to what is going to be a very busy Term 2.  Commencing with Grade 3/4 camp to Sovereign Hill this week, the coming weeks include Footy Clinic for the juniors, House and District Cross Country events, Mother’s Day breakfast, First Eucharist preparations and Sacrament, Naplan assessments, swimming lessons, our school disco, St John the Baptist Feast Day and many other day to day events.

Please note our scheduled School Closure Day – Monday 9th May and the Queens Birthday public holiday Mon 13th June.

 

It was wonderful to have parents, grandparents and parishioners join us for our Stations of the Cross Liturgy at the end of Term. Although the wind was strong, our students provided us with a respectful and moving dramatisation of Jesus’ challenges during the last week of his earthly existence, from Palm Sunday through to the Resurrection,  known as Holy Week.

We trust this gave everyone a greater understanding of why Easter is celebrated and is the highpoint of the Catholic Liturgical Calendar.

Following the Stations of the Cross, the Grade 1/2H students shared their reflections through artworks.

The Easter season continues with us starting Term 2 in the 2nd Week of Easter.

 

 

 

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