Our School - School Community

School Community

We strive to maintain and enhance an effective relationship and connection with our Parish and wider community.

St. John’s maintains and enhances its connection to the community through activities such as:  

  • Assemblies and regular attendance at Parish Masses

  • Liturgical celebrations

  • Sports Events

  • Canteen (parent volunteers)

  • Uniform shop

  • Weekly newsletter

  • A very active and hardworking Parents and Friends group

  • School Board

  • Parish Pastoral Group (school representative)

  • Working Bees (one per term)

  • Parent helpers in the classrooms

  • Parent involvement in excursions, inter-school sport, cooking etc

  • Sacramental nights

  • Students attending first Friday Masses with Parish elderly citizens

  • Family Week and Feast Day activities

  • Opportunities for parental education e.g. Cyber Safety

  • Family Carols Night

  • Working with St. Joseph’s College & Mater Christi on various Projects

  • Father’s Day Breakfast and Mother’s Day High Tea

  • Parent Involvement in Running Club

  • KIndergarten Mentor Program


 We welcome the wider community into our school:

  • Work experience / Community Service students from St. Joseph’s College and Mater Christi College and students who are Parishioners and attend alternate secondary schools

  • Clinics conducted by the Knox Basketball Association

  • Clinics with players from the Hawthorn Football Club

  • Tennis Clinics

  • School Nursing Service

  •  A.C.U. training students