If your Child is to be absent from School, please inform the School Office by 9.30am either by phone 5221 5221, email admin@stjohns.vic.edu.au or by using the SMS service “0418712263”. Please note this number will only send and receive SMS messages - it will not receive telephone calls


Dates For Your Diary

Note these in your calendar,
they are not to be missed!
Term Dates for 2018 also.
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Parents & Friends News

Parents and Friends meeting - Monday 19th March 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

St John’s Fete – Supporting our communities

Each year 10% of the profits from the School Fete support local and overseas charities.  This year, 5% donated to Australian Lutheran World Service, 2.5% to Geelong Mums and 2.5% to Strive2Thrive.  Strive2Thrive is a unique exercise and wellbeing program, servicing...

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Principal’s Message

It is hard to believe that another year has passed, the school year has finished and apart from a few loose ends, focus is starting to shift onto 2018.  I am always surprised by how quickly one year ends and before we know it, the new one has begun and away it goes...

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The passing of Garry Matuschka

Garry Matuschka, who passed away on December 11th  2017, was the founding principal of St John’s Lutheran School in 1962. On February 6th, 1962, St John’s School opened its doors to 47 pupils, taught by only two teachers, Garry Matuschka and Marcia Lubke. In a school...

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Year 6 Graduation – Class of 2017

On Monday 11th  December, the Year 6 students celebrated their last days at St John’s with some special graduation events. A lunch at Lipari Restaurant was enjoyed by the students and their teachers followed by a graduation evening in the School hall with their...

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Year 5/6 Adventure Park Excursion

On Friday 8th  December, the Years 5 and 6 Students traveled to Wallington to Adventure Park to celebrate the end of the year. Many rides were experienced with great enthusiasm, the new Tornado Ride, aqua racing and the lazy river.  One of the students said, “My...

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The Joy of Singing

Without a doubt, St John’s students are beautiful singers. Under the guidance of our remarkable music teacher, Mrs Howard, along with choir and class music, our students are a joy to listen to. Their voices coming together is truly remarkable to listen to. Robin Mann,...

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MAD Hatter Group Visit One Care

The MAD Hatter social justice group had one final opportunity to serve the community this week when they visited OneCare to help pack and decorate hampers for families in need this Christmas.  OneCare is a local non-profit organisation located in Geelong West, which...

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Junior Chef Cooking Classes

This term, Prep to Year 2 students have enjoyed weekly Design and Technology rotations, including Junior Chef cooking classes with Mrs Kratzmann. They have made and enjoyed eating frozen rainbow fruit skewers, mini pizza bites and Jamie Oliver style pancakes (pear,...

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Geelong Mums Needs Your Help!

Our Parents and Friends Committee are reaching out to support Geelong Mums and we hope our community will join them to support this great cause. Geelong Mums support parents and children experiencing hardship and work to rehome new and pre-loved baby goods and nursery...

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