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The importance of outdoor unstructured play This year at St John’s, we have introduced loose parts nature play activities into outdoor play and we have seen overwhelming benefits from this unstructured play. We love seeing the creations that the children build with...read more
It has been wonderful to walk and talk with students and teachers, hearing about range of fantastic teaching and learning opportunities that have occurred at St John’s. Indeed, much care, enthusiasm and thought occurs within all classroom and outdoor programs across...read more
We are almost at the end of Term 3 and the students are very excited about the upcoming concert next Thursday evening. I pray that the holiday break will give students and staff alike a break from the daily intensity and give the opportunity for a few bugs to...read more
Throughout Term 3, students from Year 5 and 6 compete against other schools in the Interschool Sports Competition. This is always an exciting opportunity for our students and a great highlight of their year. In the competition so far, we have competed against Christ...read more
Our students have been very busy in their Art classes, creating portraits for the Geelong Gallery Who’s Who portrait prize. The student prize coincides with the Geelong Gallery's presentation of the Art Gallery of New South Wales' Archibald Prize 2017 and marks Jules...read more
Years 3 and 4 students have taken on the challenge of growing their own fruit, vegetables and edible flowers. The balcony is blooming, full of large pots growing a variety of carrots, strawberries, spinach and snow peas, beetroots, tomatoes and corn. Students will be...read more
Students in the Years 5 and 6 are currently completing a unit on robotics. This unit utilises LEGO MINDSTORM kits which contain the software and hardware to program robots. By combining different programmable bricks (which is the coding language or instructions...read more
Every year St John’s staff undertake professional development in many different fields relating to education and student outcomes. This term, there was a whole school focus on ‘EXECUTIVE SKILLS in the CLASSROOM: Organising the Disorganised Child’ by Dr Anna Bortoli....read more
St John’s Prep teachers have been involved in a two-year Prep Literacy Project which began in 2016. This is an initiative by renowned educator, Michelle Hutchinson who has extensive knowledge in learning difficulties, particularly dyslexia. St John’s is part of a...read more
On Thursday 24th August, Red group participated with the St John’s students for Book Week. The children were encouraged to dress up as their favourite book character. In the afternoon, Red group watched the Little Red Riding Hood play in the hall which was very...read more
On Sunday 27th August, a team of seven students from Years 5/6 represented our School at the ‘Tournament of Minds Competition’ held at Deakin University. The students who participated were Ned (S3), Imani (S3), Rebecca (S2), Luca (S1), Sarah (S2), Lila (S2) and Zach...read more
Hundreds of our favourite book characters converged on St John’s last Thursday to celebrate Book Week. Our students put in their best efforts to come up with colourful and creative characters to celebrate this special day. In keeping with this year’s theme “Escape to...read more