St John's Catholic Parish Primary School

55 Cape Street

Heidelberg, 3084

Victoria, Australia 

Phone: (03) 9459 2963

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St John's Catholic Parish Primary School

St John’s is a vibrant community with strong parish and local community connections.

Useful Documents & Policies

 

Before & After School Care

OSHClub provides the highest quality Before School, After School, Pupil Free Days and Holiday Care Programs for our students. OSHClub combines a genuine care for students with the OSHC (Outside School Hours Care) experience and expertise to deliver the best outcomes for students, families and schools, by:

  • Providing creative and engaging experiences for all students

  • Delivering fun, educational activities that develop life skills

  • Ensuring there are inclusive programs that appeal to all students

  • Establishing regular clubs at OSHC for students to join in

  • Facilitating a homework club – helping busy families at the end of the day

  • Offering students lots of delicious, fresh and nutritional food choices.

 

All bookings are managed via the website: www.oshclub.com.au/oshclub.html

Communication

St John’s Catholic Parish Primary School recognises that clear communication underpins strong home–school partnerships. The school aims to develop clear, two-way communication that fosters a strong community network and supports student learning. A summary of the tools used to communicate with parents include:

  • Seesaw App (communication about learning)

  • Flexibuzz App (communication about absences, administration matters, upcoming events, reminders, permission slips)

  • Newsletter (fortnightly summary of school news)

  • Email (individual communication with teacher)

  • Website (policies and general information)

Partners in Community (PIC)

St John’s Catholic Parish Primary school is a vibrant and happy community, with the students at the centre of all we do. The PIC committee plays a significant role in enhancing this wonderful atmosphere.

The PIC encourages and maintains a positive social atmosphere within the whole school community. This committee promotes social activities and assists with the ongoing physical  improvements in the school, by setting annual fundraising goals and planning fundraising events to purchase furniture or equipment, in collaboration with the Principal.

School Advisory Council

School Advisory Council Vision

The School Advisory Council (SAC) works towards supporting the school in its role of developing the students’ spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical and social capabilities and capacities.

The School Advisory Council provides advice in assisting the school to pursue excellence in all areas of school life, including the development of Catholic faith, academic dimension, student wellbeing and community relationships. The School Advisory Council works towards ensuring that all members feel supported, valued and encouraged to participate in the life of the school.

 

Role and function of the School Advisory Council

The School Advisory Council acts as a forum for discussion on matters concerning the holistic education within the school.  It brings together in a spirit of cooperation, the Parish Priest, Principal, parent representatives and teachers from the school, so that responsible and informed advice can be given to the Parish Priest and Principal. Through membership on the School Advisory Council, each member assumes an important leadership role in the ministry of the school.

Parent Volunteers

Volunteers have an opportunity to be part of the learning process for students at St John’s. Our volunteers develop an enhanced sense of personal satisfaction from having an opportunity to give back, to share skills, experience and expertise and to learn.

 

Our school utilises volunteers in a range of capacities. For example, there are volunteers who regularly assist in the classroom, with school sporting activities, as members of the school Advisory Council and Partners in community. There are also volunteers who assist on one-off or more limited occasions such as accompanying a class on a school excursion, helping out with the school production or participating in a working bee. Each of the volunteers in the examples above is likely to be engaged in ‘child connected

work’ and therefore the school must ensure that they comply with the requirements of the Child Safe Standards.

St John's

Heidelberg