Important facts for the start of the new school year!

posted Aug 25, 2011, 11:55 AM by
Dear parents, students and families of St. John's: the time for our new school year together is nearly upon us. We are excited to welcome back our returning students, as well as to greet our newcomers -- including both new students and some wonderful, creative new teachers. The year ahead promises to be exciting, encouraging and positive.

Further details on the start of school will be forthcoming by e-mail shortly; but for the current moment, in brief, the following are the key details for the first week:
  • The first day of school is Tuesday, 6th September 2011.
  • The school day begins at 8.10 a.m. (returning families, please note that this is ten minutes earlier than last year!)
  • The first day of school (Tuesday) commences with our annual Start-of-School Moleben, to be served at the start of the school day (8.10 a.m.), and we invite parents and family members to stay for this short service, joining your children in praying for the beginning of their studies.
  • A required all-parents-and-all-teachers meeting will take place on Wednesday, 7th September at 7.00 p.m. This meeting will introduce parents to your children's teachers, and cover a great deal of essential information about school life at St John's this year -- many details of which are new or different from previous years, so it is essential that all families be in attendance.
  • Please visit the school's official calendar on our web site, where you will find details on key dates and events for the opening weeks of the new school year, as well as the whole year ahead -- including our monthly parent evenings, which this year will be an essential part of our school's operation.
We are all very much looking forward to welcoming our students, families and parents back to St. John's!