St John the Baptist School Ferntree Gully
The tuck shop operates on Wednesday and Fridays.
Families make an online lunch order for their child. Lunch orders are created by our parent volunteers and delivered to classrooms on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Tuck shop is another great way in which families can be involved in the school community!
Out of Hours School Care
Before and After School Care is provided by Camp Australia.
The Outside School Hours Care program at St John the Baptist Parish Primary School provides time for homework, time to relax, educational activities and a healthy snack.
Best of all, our program makes time for kids to be kids – to play and explore, share with friends and enjoy these precious school years.
Opportunities to Get Involved
We see our parents as our partners. Together we can be amazing! You can participate in a variety of ways such as School Advisory Council, Parents and Friends committee, tuck shop, working bees, excursions, volunteering in the classrooms and just by staying up to date with school news and happenings.
We look forward to welcoming you in any way that you are able to be part of our wonderful community at St John the Baptist. Please feel free to ask or make contact with the office.
Our learning spaces are always open to helpers, we are very grateful to the many parents, grandparents and volunteers that are part of our daily school life. Classroom helpers engage in a variety of activities, including reading groups, maths games, cooking classes, gardening and extra-curricular activities. There are also many other opportunities to join in, for example, by covering library books, attending excursions, assisting with our Art Show and School Production or helping out in the canteen. We know that children who have parents involved in the life of their school have better learning outcomes. Together we believe we can go further!
Parents & Friends
Schools are wonderful social places and many friendships are made between families. The Parents and Friends Committee is a group of parents who plan, organise and lead a variety of social and fundraising activities. Meetings are held throughout the year on a Monday evening. There is a core group of dedicated parents that regularly meet as the committee and other parents come to one or two meetings to help out with key events – all are welcome.
School Advisory Council
Our parents have a lot to offer in the area of school improvement. The School Advisory Council is an opportunity for parents to work with our school leaders to create a better schooling experience for children and families. Typically the School Advisory Council is made up of parents, the school Principal, Deputy Principal and Parish Priest. Some of the areas of focus for our School Advisory Council are School Strategic Planning, Child Safety and School Procedures, Transition to and from Primary School, Extracurricular Activities, Home-School Communication and Partnerships.
We have working bees throughout the school year where we beautify and maintain our school grounds and buildings together as a community. All families who attend 2 two school working bees for the year are rebated their $100 maintenance levy. All working bees are advertised through our school newsletter.