Community News

Community Dinner

What a night to remember!

On Friday, 13 September the St John’s Community and beyond came together for the annual Foundation Community Dinner at Hillstone St Lucia. It was an amazing night celebrating our College community, letting our hair down and enjoying each other’s company.

Our major prize car raffle was drawn on the night, which was won by a local employee from a local business!! Congratulations to them and thank you to our car partner, Llewellyn Hyundai and all who were involved in selling raffle tickets. All raffle tickets and donation monies will be going to support the Sports Centre Redevelopment Appeal.

All who attended the night will say that St John’s Secondary teacher Yugeindran Nair did an exceptional job as our Master of Ceremonies, keeping the night on track and filling the room with laughter. Thank you Mr Nair!

Thank you to The Baker Boys Band for providing the entertainment on the night which filled the dance floor and a special thank you must also go to our wonderful sponsors and supporters who made this year’s event possible:

Bronze Sponsor
MTR Property Group
North Shore Coaching College

Bank of Queensland Forest Lake
Geared Up Solutions
Brisbane Safes
Blueroom Cinebar
Revive Yoga & Wellness Centre
Spartan School Supplies Pty Ltd
Beds R Us Australia Macgregor
Lorraine Lea
DreamWorks Driving School
Computer Merchants
Husk Distillers
Eric Trieu
Louise Clark

We look forward to welcoming our College community and beyond back again next year!!!

Samantha Jackson
Development Officer

Old Collegians’ Reunion

We are delighted to invite classes 2018, 2014, 2009, partners, staff and past staff to join us for drinks and canapés on Saturday 19 October 2019 for their One, Five and Ten Year Reunions. The event will take place at the iconic Regatta Hotel, 543 Coronation Drive, Toowong from 6.00pm till late!

Tickets are $20.00 per person which includes a 2-hour food and drinks package. Partners are welcome! Please ensure that you register with any dietary requirements by Friday 11 October 2019. Come back and catch up with peers and teachers on the night! We look forward to welcoming you!


Samantha Jackson
Development Officer

Open Day

As you know word of mouth is the one of the most effective forms of promotion for any school, business, or organisation. We are seeking your support as brand ambassadors of St John’s to spread the word on St John’s Open Days coming up in October.

St John’s Kindergarten
St John’s will hold for the first time a Kindergarten Open Day on Saturday 12 October from 9am – 11am. Children will be able to explore the indoor and outdoor spaces while parents chat with our expert and nurturing educators.

At St John’s Kindergarten, we allow each child’s curiosity and creativity to flourish, providing the perfect balance of child-led inquiry, purposeful play and lots of fun in a caring and nurturing environment. Families are encouraged to register online:

St John’s Prep – Year 12
The final open morning of the year will be held on Wednesday 16 October from 9am – 2pm.

New and existing families will once again have the opportunity to explore St John’s in a business as usual day. Open Day is a perfect opportunity to hear from our Principal, Mrs Maria McIvor, meet our expert staff, and take student-led tours of our facilities. Families are encouraged to register online:

Juanita Bennett

Foundation Business Breakfast

St John’s is delighted to invite our College families and wider community to the final Foundation Business Breakfast for 2019 on Wednesday 23 October 2019. The Foundation Business Breakfasts are an opportunity to connect with other business professionals within our local community and beyond.

Tickets are $45.00 per person
RSVP by Wednesday 16 October

Sports Centre Redevelopment

St John’s Anglican College invites you to attend a Turning of the Soil Ceremony to celebrate the start of construction on the St John’s Sports Centre. Join us on Friday 11 October at St John’s Anglican College, for the official proceedings commencing at 7.30am sharp. A light stand up breakfast will follow the ceremony.

Please RSVP your attendance by Friday 4 October 2019. We look forward to welcoming you as we celebrate this milestone in the College’s history. Register Here –

College Creations

You’re invited to the 2019 College Creations on Tuesday 15 October, in the Performing Arts Centre of Excellence. Showcasing work from both Primary and Secondary students that were produced throughout 2019, it is sure to be a fun evening. Please join us for refreshments and entertainment from 6.00pm.

Click Here to view the invitation.

Getting to Know Our Staff

We would like to announce the following new staff member and ask that you join us in welcoming them into our College Community.

Kate Wotton will take up the role of Primary Teacher for the rest of the academic year covering the resignation of Carmen Abeyewardene.  Kate will be a familiar face on the Primary campus as she is currently one of our relief teachers and has been in the classroom this week meeting the students.

Elizabeth Seagrott
Manager Human Resources & Compliance