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, engaging community with an enrolment of approximately 162 students, providing outstanding educational outcomes for all of our students. Our small class-sizes allow for differentiated teaching and learning, fostering a spirit of welcome for all of our families, creating a vibrant and supportive community,
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, multipurpose 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.
St John's Primary School Mitcham is a school which operates with the consent of the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne and is operated and governed by Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools Ltd (MACS). MACS governs and operates 292 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese to continue the mission of Catholic education to proclaim the Good News and equip our young people with the knowledge, skills and hope to live meaningful lives and enrich the world around them. Because the good work of educating the young is a co-responsible task led by every member of the Catholic school community, School Advisory Councils have been established to provide a crucial point of connection between the wider school community and school leaders. This governance model was designed to ease the administrative burden on our schools and parishes, allow parish priests to focus on the mission of education in the parish, enable greater collaboration between schools and ensure greater consistency in school policies and procedures. More information on MACS is available at www.macs.vic.edu.au.