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Why St John’s?

Teaching is all about the connections we make. We asked our team, “Why St John’s?” This is what they said….

Karen Leese

Karen Leese

Principal

What I love about St John’s –  I have had the pleasure of working in lots of different schools all over the world and what I love about St John’s is the beautiful landscape our school is set in.  From bush and nature play to multiple outdoor learning areas, we have lots of space for children to freely learn and play.  St John’s is like your second home; we really are a small school with a very big heart.  

Sue Denholm

Sue Denholm

Foundation/Year 1 Teacher

I love to work in a Christian environment where students can grow in faith and their understanding of what Jesus did for us. I appreciate the opportunity to teach in a PYP school educating students to be global citizens and supporting them to develop respect for themselves, others and the world around them.

Renae Ruediger

Renae Ruediger

Year 1/2 Teacher

What I love at St John’s is that it is a country, Christan school, which helps give it a lovely family feel. I like how the staff collaborate in their planning to improve students’ skills, knowledge and conceptual understanding.

Laura Anders

Laura Anders

Year 3/4 Teacher

St John’s is a school where God’s love is at the heart of everything they do. They provide warm and caring relationships in a safe environment. I am thankful for the opportunity to teach the PYP to students who are enthusiastic and excited to learn.

Kathy Cluse

Kathy Cluse

Year 5/6 teacher; PE Coordinator

We provide a holistic approach to education with the needs of individuals being met.  The school is a close community who are caring and Christ driven.

Shelley Schild

Shelley Schild

Year 3/4 Teacher

I love the strong, caring community and St John’s. The students are at the centre of everything they do. I appreciate the focus on values, dedicated staff and the quality of education that is offered. It is a special place where you feel truly valued and supported. I love spending time with the children of St John’s and sharing my faith and love for learning with them.
Edith Zeller

Edith Zeller

German (LOTE) + The Arts Teacher

It is a privilege to be working in an environment as caring and supportive as St John’s. I love sharing my first language and culture as well as my passion for art with the children. The PYP lets me collaborate with colleagues, to create learning experiences that are authentic, meaningful, and engaging for our diversity of learners.
Brenda Verrall

Brenda Verrall

Librarian, ICT Coordinator

St John’s is a caring, role modelling, educational community whereby staff, students and families are respected and loved in a Christian filled environment.

Sonya Mosey

Sonya Mosey

Administration

There is a real sense of community among the staff and students here at St John’s and I love being part of this. I enjoy helping others, it brings me great joy in seeing children shine in their learning journey as they grow and develop into unique individuals.

Lynn Grosser

Lynn Grosser

Care Coordinator, Administration

I feel very blessed to be a special part of the support and care to all students, staff and families in my pastoral care role at St John’s.

Angela Dunstan

Angela Dunstan

Learning Support Officer (LSO)

I enjoy being part of a nurturing environment, focused on Christian values and individual needs.
Lisa Pfitzner

Lisa Pfitzner

Learning Support Officer (LSO)

I feel blessed to have the opportunities to build positive relationships with students.
Belinda Niemz

Belinda Niemz

Finance Manager

It is a privilege to serve in a Lutheran school where the teaching and learning has Christ at the centre.

Creating Connections

To further support our endeavour to provide an engaging environment for the ‘whole child’ to grow and blossom, we have a school Care Coordinator that is actively involved in all aspects of the school community. The network of Class Carers coordinated by our school Care Coordinator helps to build strong networks with our parents, students and staff. Parenting information along with social skill development and support in the area or grief and loss are other elements of our Pastoral Care program.

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