Welcome to St John Vianney's Catholic Primary School




Teaching for the future

St John Vianney’s is a co-educational Catholic primary school (Prep – Year 6) with a current enrolment of 464 stude​nts.

St John Vianney’s is an energetic sch​ool community where staff, parents and students work collaboratively to develop a cohesive approach to education. Key features include an awareness of social justice issues and environmental sustainability.​



Principal's Welcomehttp://www.sjv.qld.edu.au/About%20Our%20School/Pages/Principal%27s-Welcome.aspx, Principal's WelcomePrincipal's WelcomeOn behalf of the St John Vianney's school community I warmly welcome you to our school. We have a wonderful partnership with our Parish Priest, Fr Dantus Thottahil​ and the Parish of St John Vianney's. The ministry of education is one that is shared between parents, teachers and the wider community. As Principal, I will support you in nurturing and promoting the growth of our children as we reflect the life and mission of Jesus, promoting a vibrant spiritual life through learning, prayer and liturgy. My commitment to Catholic Education is lived out through my active involvement in Parish and school life and living out the Gospel values through our words and actions. I have a passion for living out the work of Nano Nagle by working with the poor and marginalised.
Learning and Teachinghttp://www.sjv.qld.edu.au/Curriculum/Pages/default.aspx, Learning and TeachingLearning and TeachingCentral to curriculum planning at St John Vianney’s Primary School is the Brisbane Catholic Education Learning Framework which sets out the beliefs and values on which learning is based. We educate all to live the gospel of Jesus Christ as successful, creative and confident, active and informed learners empowered to shape and enrich our changing world.
Open Days & Tourshttps://www.bcesites.com/schoolsEnquiryForms/enquiryForm.php?schoolId=216, 2018 Open DayOpen Days & ToursOpen days are a great way to explore all that St John Vianney's has to offer. Complete our enquiry form to be kept informed of upcoming dates or contact the school office to book a tour.
2022 Enrolmentshttp://www.sjv.qld.edu.au/enrolments/Pages/Enrolment-Procedures.aspx, 2022 Enrolments2022 EnrolmentsApplications for Prep are accepted until the end of Term 1 of the year prior to enrolment. Whenever an application is received, the placement remains dependent on meeting the requirements of the Enrolment Policy. To qualify for enrolment, a Prep student must turn five years of age by 30th June in the year of enrolment.

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School Musical - 14th & 15th Octoberhttp://www.sjv.qld.edu.au/news-events/Pages/School-Musical.aspxSchool Musical - 14th & 15th October<p>The musical - <strong><em>Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies</em></strong> - is well underway at SJV! The main cast members have been allocated their parts and are busily rehearsing at lunch times. Students with special singing and dancing parts are also demonstrating their creative prowess in rehearsals. All of our SJV students have been introduced to the story of Robin Hood and have started to learn their class songs. It will be a very busy and exciting time ahead!!<br><br>In the coming weeks we will include a list of costume items for each year level. Some of the items will be provided by SJV and some items will need to be brought in from home. You may already have these items in the cupboard or they can be sourced economically from op shops, rather than purchasing them new. Perhaps a friend has several and can share them around?!?! These are not required until the end of Term 3 so there is plenty of time to get prepared.<br><br>If you have any queries, we can be contacted on <a href="mailto:elisabeth.cox@bne.catholic.edu.au" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noreferrer">elisabeth.cox@bne.catholic.edu.au</a> and <a href="mailto:aellisvesta@bne.catholic.edu.au" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noreferrer">aellisvesta@bne.catholic.edu.au</a><br><ul><li>Elisabeth Cox - Music Teacher</li><li>Andrea Ellis-Vester - Drama Teacher</li></ul></p><p><br>Helpers needed: if you are able to assist with costuming, sewing, make-up, or donating items, we would love to hear from you. If you have access to large quantities of green and brown felt, chainmail material or capes for our hooded heroes, we would also appreciate that too.<br><br>We are very excited about giving our SJV students an opportunity to showcase their creativity and talents on the big stage.<br>​<br></p>
P-2 Fitness Fun Fridayshttp://www.sjv.qld.edu.au/news-events/Pages/Fitness-Fun-Fridays.aspxP-2 Fitness Fun Fridays<p>Tomorrow is an exciting day as we have our first Junior Running Club for Prep – Year 2. The purpose of this extra-curricular activity is to focus on wellbeing and fitness. To ensure it is a success, I ask the following:​<br></p><ul><li>Children can participate if they are willing to. We can’t have children attending who do not want to participate due to the number of students and time limits.</li><li>Children need to be dropped off at 7:45am to the oval and parents need to exit the school gates. We cannot have spectators for this extra-curricular activity.</li><li>Children need to wear their school uniform as normal with running shoes and can change into their school shoes.</li><li>If children are not participating, they need to arrive at 8:15am as normal.</li><li>If it needs to be cancelled there will be a post on Facebook.</li></ul><p>I thank you for supporting us with these requests and sincerely thank Miss Teagan Thompson and Mr Anthony Piacere for coordinating the program, and thanks to the merry band of ‘Sporty Spices’ staff who have volunteered to help. We have welcomed the huge response to this physical activity, health and wellbeing program for our ‘littlies’.​<br></p>
Library Newshttp://www.sjv.qld.edu.au/news-events/Pages/Premier's-Reading-Challenge.aspxLibrary News<p></p><p>Next week is <strong>Libraries and Information Week</strong>, with the theme Adventures in Space and Time. This coincides with <strong>National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS)</strong>. This year NSS takes place on Wednesday 19 May 2021 from the International Space Station. The story is Give Me Some Space! by Philip Bunting. It will be an intergalactic experience with the NSS book being read by the astronaut Dr Shannon Walker. If you want to be immersed in space stories in the lead up, check out the <a href="https://storytimefromspace.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Story Time from Space</a> website. While in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves reading space or science books to the children of Earth, it’s pretty amazing. We will be joining in the fun at SJV with all things space next week.<br><br>The <strong>Premier’s Reading Challenge</strong> started on Monday, reading records are available from your child’s teacher or the library. If your family is doing the Scholastic May Reading Challenge, remember you can combine the two challenges. The aim of both is to encourage reading for pleasure.<br> <br></p><p><strong>Book Club</strong> orders are expected by next week, thank you for your support.<br>​<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/news-events/PublishingImages/nationalsimultaneousstory2021.jpg" alt="nationalsimultaneousstory2021.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />​<br></p><p><br></p>
SJV Walkathon - 18th Junehttp://www.sjv.qld.edu.au/news-events/Pages/SJV-Walkathon---18th-June.aspxSJV Walkathon - 18th June<p></p><p>St John Vianney's P&F are proud to present the SJV Walkathon – taking a new cultural focus for 2021. This year we will celebrate our local indigenous culture and deepen our understanding of Quandamooka country and its custodians, the Quandamooka People.<br><br>All students will walk to the Wynnum Lighthouse Park (1.5k) and we will begin our day with a traditional Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony. Prep – Year 2 will stay at the park for the day and take part in a series of rotational activities, including : ochre painting, boomerang throwing, traditional dance, didgeridoo demonstrations, spear throwing demonstrations, emu headdress making and traditional indigenous sporting games. Years 3 – 6 will complete the Quandamooka Walk at Wynnum Jetty before joining back at the park for the same range of engaging rotational activities.<br><br>All students will have munch and crunch and lunch provided by the P&F as well as have access to the SJV community cake stall. As in previous years, we will have tents with hairspray/zinc/tattoos and nail painting. These will all be accessed through a gold coin donation!<br><br>We hope that you can encourage your child/children to seek sponsorship from family and friends to take part in this wonderful day. There are a number of prizes for our fundraisers to win!<br></p><p><br>The money raised through student sponsorship will go towards the school’s development of a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). A RAP program provides a framework for our school to be inclusive in our work and contribute to national reconciliation. Our RAP will support us to collaborate and share knowledge, skills and expertise to build strong relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities to assist us to create a culturally safe organisation. The P&F also hope to co-contribute to the installation of an indigenous artwork mural within the school grounds.  In addition, the money raised will be used to upgrade the literacy resources in our library.<br><br>We will be issuing a Walkathon flyer with a Collection Sheet for the children to keep tally of their donations, How to Pay, Prizes to Win and other important information. This will come home with your child very soon.<br>​<br></p><p>Please keep an eye on the school Facebook page and this newsletter space for the online sign-on link to volunteer for the walkathon. There will be spots for parent helpers for each class, crossing marshalls, activity tents, setup and pack down, catering and much more. It really is a wonderful gala day for our school where we can all be involved and present together as a community. Please ensure that you have completed the Volunteer Training as this must be done prior to you being approved to volunteer. Use this link to access the training: <a href="https://www.bne.catholic.edu.au/students-parents/student-protection/Pages/Student-Protection-and-Code-of-Conduct-Training-for-Volunteers-and-Other-Personnel.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Student Protection and Code of Conduct Training for Volunteers and Other Personnel (bne.catholic.edu.au)</a><br></p><p></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/news-events/PublishingImages/Walkathon.fw.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />​<br></p>

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 Upcoming Events



Whole School Assembly 5J (parents from 5J only may attend)http://www.sjv.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=1122Whole School Assembly 5J (parents from 5J only may attend)14/05/2021 4:10:00 AMNano Nagle Centre
Prep Incursion - Ngutana Lui visitorshttp://www.sjv.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=1123Prep Incursion - Ngutana Lui visitors17/05/2021 12:00:00 AM.
NAPLAN Conventions of Language Yrs3&5http://www.sjv.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=1124NAPLAN Conventions of Language Yrs3&518/05/2021 12:00:00 AM.
NAPLAN Numeracy Years 3 & 5http://www.sjv.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=1125NAPLAN Numeracy Years 3 & 520/05/2021 12:00:00 AM.
Year 2 Excursionhttp://www.sjv.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=1129Year 2 Excursion20/05/2021 12:00:00 AMCaboolture Historical Village
Catholic Invitational Cross Countryhttp://www.sjv.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=1128Catholic Invitational Cross Country21/05/2021 12:00:00 AMSt Anthony's
Principal Tour for prospective familieshttp://www.sjv.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=1127Principal Tour for prospective families26/05/2021 11:30:00 PM.
Whole School Assembly 3S (parents from 3S only may attend)http://www.sjv.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=1126Whole School Assembly 3S (parents from 3S only may attend)28/05/2021 4:10:00 AMNano Nagle Centre
Gala Day 2http://www.sjv.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=1133Gala Day 21/06/2021 12:00:00 AM.
Fun Run Prep and Year 1http://www.sjv.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=1134Fun Run Prep and Year 12/06/2021 12:00:00 AM.
Year 3 World of Maths Incursionhttp://www.sjv.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=1135Year 3 World of Maths Incursion4/06/2021 12:00:00 AM.
Prep Excursionhttp://www.sjv.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=1137Prep Excursion11/06/2021 12:00:00 AMRPAC 'Owl & the Pussy Cat"