St John’s Primary School







Established: 1872

Principal: Verona Gridley

Address: 490 Whitehorse Road, Mitcham 3132


Key Information


15 Teaching

11 Non Teaching


See website (Primary)


Italian (P-4), Chinese (5-6)

About our school

St John’s provides a dynamic environment for our students and families, where Catholic faith permeates, active partnerships are developed, and a high-quality personalised curriculum is provided for each student. With the recent completion of a major building project, we have enhanced our school facade, updated our Resource room and created a STEM and Performing Arts learning space.

Our outdoor areas were also upgraded with major landscaping works and the installation of a new multi-purpose court, piazza area and soft grass area. Our secure, shaded outside spaces also include an adventure playground, large grassed area, basketball court and a ‘passive play’ area.

Our indoor learning spaces include state-of-the-art classrooms, featuring flexible furniture and walls, to cater for a variety of teaching and learning experiences. Our engaging and contemporary spaces enable rich teaching to be designed, meeting the individual needs of students. Our cutting-edge facilities are supported by strong teaching practices and technologies which motivate enquiring minds and encourages a love of learning. Providing explicit feedback to our students, supports individual goal setting and personalised learning programs.

With a dedicated STEM program we encourage our students to research, design and create, celebrating their diverse interests and skills, as they take action on their learning and make a difference in the world.

Offering an extensive extra curricular program supports our students many talents and needs. We run a marathon club twice weekly, choir, chess club, digi tech, art and lego clubs.

St John’s continues to thrive as a welcoming and active community, developing our students emotionally, academically, socially and spiritually.

Principal's Message

St. John’s is a caring and connected community, leading the future of learning. I believe in working together with families and the community, to educate the whole child emotionally, academically, socially and spiritually. Our classes focus on personalised teaching and strong engagement in the learning, fostering a spirit of welcome. Our contemporary learning and use of technologies, promote engagement in student learning, motivating our students’ enquiring minds. Our students flourish, celebrating their many talents and taking action on their learning. They embrace every opportunity, as their ideas and passions are encouraged, so that every student has an opportunity to make a difference in the community. I warmly invite you to discover more of how St John’s Mitcham makes education an enjoyable and richly rewarding experience for our students.

NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 3 490 454 442 485 466
Year 5 580 492 518 516 517

This table above shows the average student results at this school for the year 2019.
Naplan data is sourced from:


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490 Whitehorse Road, Mitcham, 3132

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