Year 6 Leaders Day
On Friday 16th February our Year 6 students participated in a Leaders Day at Plympton Oval. In the morning session, the students reflected on servant leadership and what it means to think of others and lead by example. The students then participated in a Rock and Water session led by David Hilliard before concluding the day with an exploration of the skills the students will bring to leadership roles within the school community during 2024.
New Parent Dinner
On Saturday evening, the Year 1 parents hosted a Greek inspired dinner welcoming new parents to the St John the Baptist Catholic School community. This was a great night of connection for our parent community. A huge thank you is extended to Simon Herald and Jennie Piccoli for their commitment in coordinating the event, to the team of Year 1 parents who ably assisted on the night and to the staff who were in attendance.
School Building Wins Two Architectural Awards
We are pleased to announce that our recent school building project received international commendation at the Architecture and Design Collection Awards and the ArchFrame Design Awards at the end of 2023. Two awards were won - Platinum Winner for Educational Facilities (Architecture & Design Collection Awards) and Gold Winner for Education Built (ArchFrame Design Awards).
As we prepare for Christmas, we recall that Advent is a time of hope, waiting, compassion and kindness, as we await the coming of Jesus. During this time it is important for us to take a moment to reflect and give thanks for the many blessings bestowed upon us, but also to pray for those members of our school community and families that maybe facing challenges during this time.
The birth of Jesus signifies a new beginning for all of us. A time for renewed hope, peace, love and new beginnings. On behalf of the staff of St John the Baptist Catholic School, we would like to wish you and your family a wonderful and peaceful Christmas and a New year blessed with health and happiness.
Official Building Opening
On Tuesday 1st August we celebrated a significant school event when we officially opened and blessed the new building. The celebration was presided over by Archbishop Patrick O’Regan and the plaque unveiled by the Hon Blair Boyer, MP- Minister for Education, Training and Skills. They were joined by the Chair of the South Australian Commission for Catholic Schools, Mr John Neate and the Executive Director of Catholic Education, Dr Neil McGoran and a number of invited guests. It was a wonderful community celebration.
Adelaide's Next Handball Champion
Jodie & Haysey from Nova 919 visited our school as part of their hunt for Adelaide's next handball champion. Mikayla & Danica C scored an invitation to face off with Jodie & Haysey and will hopefully walk away with bragging rights and a mammoth Handball Blitz trophy and a cash prize in the weeks to come.
Welcoming Our New Parents
On Saturday evening the 18th February, the Year 1 parents hosted an Indian themed dinner welcoming new parents to the St John the Baptist Catholic School community. This was a great night of connection for our parent community. A huge thank you is extended to Neeta and Alan Saldanha for their commitment in coordinating the night, to the team of Year 1 parents who ably assisted in the lead up to and on the night and to the Dachepalli family (British India Restaurant) for supplying the beautiful food.
Welcome to the 2023 School Year
On Monday 30th January we welcomed 350 children to St John the Baptist Catholic School, of which 47 were new students. We look forward to a wonderful year of learning, connection and growing as a community.
We are excited to announce that the next stage of the School Master Plan has commenced. Two properties and the acquisition of a third, on Anzac Highway will be developed over the coming months to provide the children with additional play space and our families with increased parking facilities. The sketch above provides a general idea of the proposed plans.