Head of Junior School – Week 8

Ms Shannon Rosewood

Ms Shannon Rosewood

Book Day

St John’s had a magical Book Day. We celebrated an enormous range of genres of characters, from Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter to a cheeky Zachary Quack. We hope that all our students are loving their reading and enjoying the world of their imaginations. We were very pleased to be able to present an enormous number of Book Challenge Certificates. Well done!!! Keep up the daily reading to ensure that your children are literate, strong readers who are beginning to look for favourite authors and books.



Biggest Morning Tea

Thank you very much for all your generous donations to our Biggest Morning Tea which was held on Thursday.  With your help, we have raised over $500 for the Cancer Council.  It was a great day all round and for those that attended, we hope you enjoyed some delicious cakes and good company during your visit.

It was wonderful to have friends from Autumn Lodge join us for the morning tea and Book Parade. Our Year 4 students enjoyed meeting their pen pals and the other residents who came for the visit. Connecting with Autumn Lodge and Ken Thompson Lodge is a special part of our literacy and Service programs.




2018 Orientations

Term 3 will bring Transition and Kindergarten experience days so we encourage all families who are interested in St John’s for their children to contact Enrolments on 6774 8700.


Explore NEGS will be theme of these incursion days and Mrs Nixon and Mrs McCann are already planning fun and exciting activities. Our current students will attend these days in either Kindergarten or Transition depending on their enrolment intentions for 2018.

  • Thursday 26 October – Explore St John’s. 9 am to 11 am
  • Wednesday 15 October – Transition and Kindergarten Orientation Day


Upcoming events


  • 8 September Grandparents’ Day
  • 9 September Spring Fair
  • 14 September Matinee of St John’s Musical – Snow White
  • 15 September Evening performance of St John’s Musical – Snow White
  • 21 September Assembly Year 5/6 (Note this is a Thursday)
  • 22 September Staff Day (No Child Care)
  • 9 October Term 4



Term 4 starts on Monday 9 October.

A reminder that students will be wearing Summer uniform.

This includes the following:

Girls – blazer, summer dress, straw hat, short white socks, black shoes, yard hat and cap for sport.

Boys – blazer, blue shorts, white short-sleeved shirts, knee-length navy socks, black shoes, tie, cap and yard hat.

Blazers to be worn with jumper if weather cool.

A reminder that all uniform items are available from the Uniform Shop (open Wednesday and Thursday). Contact telephone number is 6774 8700.


Term 4 events to add to your calendar

  • 9  October   Year 7 Orientation and Girls Night In
  • 3 November Year 1/2 Sleepout!
  • 28 November Transition Celebration of Learning
  • 30 November K – 6 Celebration of Learning
  • 3 December Year 6 Lunch TBC
  • 4 December St John’s Activities Day
  • 5 December Year 6 Final Assembly
  • 5 December End of Term 4 (Tuesday)
  • 5 December NEGS Carols and P and F Family Christmas Party