St. John XXIII is a Catholic Primary school located in the northern suburbs of Melbourne providing a vibrant and comprehensive learning environment for children from Year Prep to Six. St. John XXIII Primary School was established in 1974 as a second school in the Parish of St Luke's Lalor. The school maintains a strong and valuable connection to the Parish guided by the mission of the Scalabrinian Fathers.
St. John XXIII Primary School is situated on approximately 2 hectares of landscaped property in Thomastown East and boasts safe, extensive and contemporary learning spaces. The school consists of eleven spacious classrooms equipped with Interactive Whiteboards and multiple computers with intranet and internet access; a modern Library / Discovery Centre, a recently created Languages Other Than English (LOTE) room, a refurbished Visual Art room, administration and amenity facilities, Adventure Playgrounds, Basketball / Netball Courts and an expansive oval. Recent building developments have seen the construction of a multi-function Sports & Assembly Hall and new fences and gates surrounding the property.
We believe St. John XXIII Catholic Primary School provides a faith-filled environment based on the gospel values. We encourage all of the St. John XXIII community to grow in faith and live the gospel values.
We aim to empower our children to develop belief in themselves and others, to become independent and interdependent lifelong learners, able to achieve their full potential academically, socially, spiritually and physically.
Together we strive to foster in children a resilience to meet challenges in their lives and to look for solutions. We endeavour to provide children with the skills and confidence to view their future and the future of the world with optimism and to make a positive contribution to society through making wise choices.
We believe respect, cooperation and open communication between staff, children, families and the wider community is central to providing a safe, stimulating and fun environment. We aim to develop in children an appreciation and tolerance of different cultures.
We encourage the students to respect themselves, respect others, respect property and their environment.