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Dates For Your Diary
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Term Dates for 2018 also.
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Parents & Friends News
Parents and Friends meeting - Monday 18th June 7.30pm in the Staffroom.
All welcome - If you would like to be involved in the P&F, please come along, we'd love to meet you.
All School News
Wow…wasn’t Canberra Camp a blast! Last week the Year 5 and 6 students drove to Canberra for five days to learn more about Australia and our Democracy. During Camp, we went to a number of places including The Old and New Parliament Houses, The AIS...read more
Last week the Year 5 and 6 students, teachers and supporting parents travelled to Canberra. What an amazing experience for our students. For some, venturing interstate was an exciting prospect. Having been studying the concept of government and in particular...read more
Since the introduction of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program to our Year 3 and 4 classes in 2017, our students have loved nurturing their gardening skills, learning about growing and harvesting produce and cooking delicious meals....read more
Hello Everyone! It has been so busy in here that it’s amazing to know that we are nearing the end of second term. You really don’t know how fast time passes with children all around. The past month we tried different cooking activities to suit different taste buds...read more
On Tuesday 29th May, four of our Year 6 students represented St John’s at the Geelong College Challenge. The students, Leah, Harrison, Lila and Mitchell rotated around five challenges throughout the day, which included a Maths Relay, Robot...read more
Farewell It is hard to believe that my direct involvement with our Lutheran schools in Geelong is coming to a close at the end of this week after 33 years. I began teaching at St John’s in 1986 before becoming Principal of St John’s in 1999 and Principal of both...read more
Once again, the St John’s Mother’s Day Fete and Community Market was a huge success! Our thanks go to all those who prepared in the rain and wind on Friday to ensure everything was ready for what turned out to be a lovely day on Saturday. The...read more
Next week is National Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June) and is a chance for all Australians to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and histories, to share that knowledge and to help us grow as a nation. In our Library classes recently, we have...read more
The Geelong Gallery is currently hosting an exhibition called "REIMAGINE - the world according to children’s books”. The exhibition is a selected range of Australian children’s literature and book illustration from the past twenty years. It includes the...read more
This week a group of our senior St John’s students ran a mini Commonwealth Games for the Brave Bears and the Courageous Lions. The Year 6 students planned and managed the running of all events, drawing on their leadership skills, organisation...read more
This fortnight has been busy as applications for the 2019 school year begin to come in. It has been encouraging to have so much interest in our unique learning environment which nurtures our children with such care. I am pleased to announce that in 2019 we will be...read more
Volcanoes This term we have extended the children’s interest in science by making volcanoes and lava lamps. While we investigated volcanoes last term, the children now have the opportunity to experiment themselves. This term, the groups added their own...read more