St John Vianney's Newsletter

25 March 2020
Issue Eight

'St John Vianney's school Community Is Committed To The Victorian Child Safe Standards'

Dates to Remember 
 Principal Post
 2020 OPEN DAYS 
Secondary College News
                              Tuck shop 
Community News 
St John Vianney's Catholic Primary School
(03)8543 4444
23 Police Road
Mulgrave, Victoria, 3170

Dates to Remember 

Important Dates


Tuesday 14th APRIL - Closure Day

Wednesday 15th April - Students return for Term 2. 8:45am (TBC)

CANCELLED Friday 22nd May - Confirmation


Term Dates

TERM 1 – 30th January – 27th March(NORMAL FINISH 3.15PM) 

TERM 2 – 15th April – 26th June (EARLY FINISH 2.30PM) 

TERM 3 – 13th July – 18th September (EARLY FINISH 2.30PM) 

TERM 4 – 5th October – 16th December (EARLY FINISH 2.30PM) 

Camp Dates 


YEAR 4 CAMP - 2nd - 4th September (SOVEREIGN HILL) TBC

 Principal Post

From the Principal. . . 

Dear Families, 

May I begin by thanking you all again for your ongoing partnership and support at this time of great uncertainty. Coronavirus (COVID 19) is indeed having an unprecedented impact on our daily lives. At the present moment our focus is very much keeping ourselves and the broader community safe.  It is clear that we need to be particularly vigilant and follow government and health authority directives. These directives are ever evolving and can add extra challenge and perhaps increased anxiety.  It is important too, that in these changing times, we are mindful of and address the anxieties of our children.

We need to have hope and be resilient knowing that we can get through this crisis.  Be kind to yourselves!  

May all of us  continue to pray for healing and support of those locally or globally who are effected by Coronavirus  or have had their livelihood impacted.   

Home Learning

The students are now on School Holidays. Students are not required to complete school work in this time.

At the present time, School will resume at 8:45am on Wednesday 15th April. 

In the event that  school is shut we will send you clear guidelines and instructions related to home learning via email. The circumstances of the Coronavirus are constantly changing and we will be following directives from the Government and Health authorities as to school  attendance.

Home Learning will require access to the Internet/ device. Please contact me prior to Friday if this is an issue. Home Learning will allow for sharing of a device(s) within families. 


A prayer......

A lovely perspective on a challenging time:



Yes there is fear.

Yes there is isolation.

Yes there is panic buying.

Yes there is sickness.

Yes there is even death.


They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise

You can hear the birds again.

They say that after just a few weeks of quiet

The sky is no longer thick with fumes

But blue and grey and clear.

They say that in the streets of Assisi

People are singing to each other

across the empty squares,

keeping their windows open

so that those who are alone

may hear the sounds of family around them.

They say that a hotel in the West of Ireland

Is offering free meals and delivery to the housebound.

Today a young woman I know

is busy spreading fliers with her number

through the neighbourhood

So that the elders may have someone to call on.

Today Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples

are preparing to welcome

and shelter the homeless, the sick, the weary

All over the world people are slowing down and reflecting

All over the world people are looking at their neighbours in a new way

All over the world people are waking up to a new reality

To how big we really are.

To how little control we really have.

To what really matters.

To Love.

So we pray and we remember that

Yes there is fear.

But there does not have to be hate.

Yes there is isolation.

But there does not have to be loneliness.

Yes there is panic buying.

But there does not have to be meanness.

Yes there is sickness.

But there does not have to be disease of the soul

Yes there is even death.

But there can always be a rebirth of love.

Wake to the choices you make as to how to live now.

Today, breathe.

Listen, behind the factory noises of your panic

The birds are singing again

The sky is clearing,

Spring is coming,

And we are always encompassed by Love.

Open the windows of your soul

And though you may not be able

to touch across the empty square,


- Fr. Richard Hendrick, OFM

March 13th 2020

School Closure Day

The School will be closed for students on TUESDAY APRIL 14th (First Day of Term 2). T

Fr Dominic's Farewell

As you will  be aware Fr Dominic will conclude his time as Parish Administrator at the end of April. Fr Eric Alleaume will take up his position as Parish Priest at SJV at this time. If parents are wanting to donate toward a present for Fr Dominic, please drop this donation in an envelope marked "Attention Deslene"at the Parish House or post box on verandah.


Information realting to the Sacramental programs will be made known at a later date. 

 2020 OPEN DAYS 

Open Days 

It is so important that we continue to spread the word about the wonderful SJV Community. 

To that end please tell your friends at Kinder or those in your street or friendship group.

Here is the Open Day Flyer with dates.

Should a prospective Parent not be able to attend the Open Day they can ring the office to make another time for a Tour. 

If you have a shop business  where you are able to display in a window  an OPEN DAY FLYER please come to the Office to pick one up. We would be most appreciative. Another good way of building our partnership! 




We acknowledge the following birthdays from 
Wednesday 25th March- Tuesday 14th April

Happy Birthday! We hope that you enjoy your special day!

- Thidas Prep C

- Thisath 1/2DB

- Noah 1/2DP

- Long 5/6LS

- Elaria Prep L

- Edison 3/4IM

- Elise Prep L

- Olivia 1/2DP

- Doup 5/6R

- Jason 1/2GP

- Rafferty 3/4A

- Nicole 1/2LF

- Athena 5/6R

- Aiden 1/2DB

- Keziah 3/4IM

- Yuvra 5/6R

- Rooney 3/4HP

- Manya 5/6R

- Zahra 3/4IM



Secondary College News

Killester College


Open Day Tours


Mazenod Tour Dates


                              Tuck shop 

The tuckshop at SJV is open from Wednesday to Friday only.

You can order a lunch order via CDFpay  or Via a brown paper bag with money in it.

Please note: The cut off time for CDFpay is strictly 9.30am




Program Details

For more information about our programs and fees, you may visit our website If you prefer to speak to us, you can contact our exceptional Customer Care Team that is available to support our families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - except for National Public Holidays. Alternatively, you’re welcome to visit us in service and chat with our qualified Educators about the Camp Australia program at your child’s school.


We look forward to seeing you and your family soon!

From the Team at Camp Australia

                              Coordinator: Brigitte                                                     Phone: 0423 793 662

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