St John’s Primary School has enjoyed a long, rich history in Mitcham. Beginning In 1872 with the very first Catholic school in the area called Ayr Hill Catholic School. It became the Parish of St John's in 1952 and our thriving, present day school opened in 1960 as St John's Primary School Mitcham.
Verona Gridley is the current principal, commencing her leadership in 2020. The school enjoys a strong, close community with an enrolment of approximately 150 students. Our school is small enough to care and large enough to provide outstanding educational outcomes.
We have created a dynamic learning environment where Catholic faith permeates, active partnerships with staff, students, families and community are developed and a high quality personalised curriculum is provided for each student.
The learning environments are engaging and flexible to enable learning and teaching to be designed to meet the needs of students.
Our secure, shaded outside spaces include an Adventure Playground, large grassed area, basketball, tennis and netball courts and a 'passive play' area where children can play quieter games and enjoy sharing a large chess set, large Connect Four game and over-sized building blocks.