School Development

A school of love and learning for all

Last year we celebrated our 40th Anniversary. It was a perfect opportunity to reflect on the journey that has brought us to this place today. To see where, through the actions of so many, the Spirit has been alive and present, forming children, supporting families and providing wisdom and compassion to an open and listening community.

This year we are exploring our understanding of who Jesus is for us and how he challenges us to love others and our world. We are exploring...

The Seven 'I Am' Statements of Jesus

in the book of John


Each year level will delve more deeply and differently in exploring this focus and will teach us about this image of Jesus through presentations at assemblies and through leading us in liturgies.

  • Kindergarten: I Am the Good Shepherd
  • Year 1: I Am the Door
  • Year 2: I Am the Resurrection and the Life
  • Year 3: I Am the Bread of Life
  • Year 4: I Am the Vine
  • Year 5: I Am the Light of the World
  • Year 6: I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life

Families are very welcome to attend our assemblies to see and hear each class' presentation of their focus area.

Our Annual Improvement Plan 2020 identifies three main focus areas for development this year. We want to achieve:

Learning for everyone

Learning that nourishes and grows

Learning together

Access and engagement for all.

A sequenced and rich student-centred curriculum.

Great collaboration leading to great achievement.

We are already working towards these goals through the implementation of our Inquiry Learning Units and the Daily 5 routines and practices from K-6. To see much more about our strategies for meeting these goals you can read our full Annual Improvement Plan below.

We have a great year ahead and we look forward to working in partnership with all of our families.

Outdoor Learning Environment Masterplan

Below is the Concept Design for our Outdoor Learning Environment Masterplan. Please take a moment to view it and provide some feedback for the final planning phase.

Open PDF Version here.

Outdoor Learning Environment Concept Plan

Please provide your feedback in the following survey (click here).

Ongoing School Development

St John the Apostle Primary School is always striving to provide the best possible educational outcomes for its students and families. 

To do this our staff and parent community, represented by the Community Council, undertake the annual cycle of improvement and review undertaken by all Catholic systemic schools to develop a clear vision and path to achieve our aspirations. Our strategic work and intentions are reflected in our Strategic Plans, Annual Improvement Plans and Annual Reports