St John’s STEM Showcase

Come along and check out the amazing creations our students have been working on. Robots and toys that push or pull, 3D Model F1 Circuits, 2D Race Helmes and even some Racing Cars that move.

The enthusiasm in classes has been amazing and as you’d expect, pride in the finished products will be high.

The Showcase will be open to families in the hall, Wednesday 12th June from 2.45pm-3.30pm and Thursday 13th June from 8.30am-9.30am, so pop in and take a look.

Our school works closely to support our local St Vinnies Group of volunteers who are currently running their Winter Appeal.

Clean out your Linen cupboard for blankets etc no longer used and check your wardrobe for excess jumpers and beanies – everything will go to use.

For more info on St Vincent de Paul Society follow this link….  https://www.vinnies.org.au/vic

 

Catholic schools across Gippsland and Melbourne’s outer south-east are celebrating Catholic Education this week from 17th to 24th May. This is a chance for us all to celebrate and be proud of the welcoming faith and learning environment we have here at St John’s.

This year’s theme, A New Dialogue of Love, Hope and Joy is inspired by the Scripture passage,  See, I am Making All Things New’, Revelation 21:5.

St John’s was the host for a video in which Paul Velten (Director of Catholic Education Diocese of Sale) explained Catholic Education and the part the 38 Catholic schools in our diocese play in inspiring young people to engage with the Christian message and to showcase their efforts in making a positive impact on society.

Here at St John’s our students will celebrate by joining  students from the schools within our Parishes in Partnership – St James, Nar Nar Goon and Columba, Bunyip to celebrate Mass.  Please note the days below- All Welcome

  • Wednesday May 22 – Columba, Bunyip to host Years 3 & 4 Mass -10am
  • Thursday May 23 – St John’s, Koo Wee Rup to host Foundation – Year 2 Mass -10am
  • Friday May 24 – St James, Nar Nar Goon to host Years  5 & 6 Mass – 10am

Thanks to all the families who supported our Mothers’ Day Breakfast on Friday and if it was your first time with us, we hope you really enjoyed yourself.  Once again our staff outdid themselves with the organisation, cooking, presentation and clean up, following such an early start.

For those who were able to stay on and celebrate our Mothers’ Day Liturgy that followed, we’re sure you found that very special too.

Our continued blessings to all the mothers and special women in the lives of our students.

One of the highlights for our Grade Three and Four students is the Kitchen Garden Program.  Groups rotate between being creative in the kitchen, maintaining the vegetable garden or doing other related activities when garden work isn’t practical.

Mrs Banjac recently shared some results of one such alternative activity, Kitchen Garden Art.

Check out further works of art which I think you’ll agree, are just ‘beetiful’, on our ‘From the Classrooms’ page.