St John Vianney's Mulgrave
St John Vianney’s School is part of the parish of Mulgrave. The school was established in 1960 as part of the community of Springvale North. The parish continues to be run by the Oblate Fathers. Our school is a Prep - 6 Primary School which is in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
Over the past 8 years the school has undergone a major building and refurbishment program. Our facilities are first class. They are contemporary and functional!
The school is now serviced by 3 main buildings. The administration block houses the school reception area, staff areas & offices, a large library/ICT resource centre and meeting rooms. The refurbishment of this area of the school was completed in 2018 and within this building there is an area for the teaching of Visual Arts.
Two separate classroom blocks accommodate learning spaces for seventeen classes. The Scanlon Centre houses 7 classrooms for our junior school (Preps and Year 1 -2 students). This building also has student and staff facilities, Reading Recovery/Maths Intervention rooms and break out spaces for small group learning.
The Brigidine Learning Centre was completed in 2015 and contains 10 learning areas for our Year 3-6 students. The building has two shared learning spaces, a canteen and staff and student facilities. The spacious and shaded grounds include an oval, attractive gardens, adventure playgrounds, a sandpit, an amphitheatre and asphalt netball/basketball courts.
According to the 2019 census, the school has an enrolment of 420 students. In 2019 the organisation of classes comprised of three Prep classes, five 1-2 classes, four 3-4 classes, five year 5 classes and two year 6 classes. There are seventeen classes in total. Decisions related to the organisation of class structure are made annually based on school policy to best maximise learning for all students.
The school population continues to be culturally diverse, with over forty nationalities being represented throughout the school. English as an additional language is common to many students at St John Vianney’s. While learning English is a necessity and a high priority, the school strongly encourages families to ensure their children remain proficient in their mother tongue and celebrate their multi-lingual abilities.
The school curriculum is based on the Victorian Curriculum and the CEM Horizons of Hope, Learning and Teaching documents. Religious Education is central to the curriculum and is integrated with inquiry learning using the Pedagogy of Encounter process. In 2019 we have the following specialist learning areas including Physical Education, Performing Arts, LOTE (Indonesian) and Library/ ICT.
St John Vianney’s strives to work with families and the parish community to provide students with learning experiences which allow them to flourish in a contemporary world. Religious Education and the Gospel values are central to the life of the school and are strongly reflected in programs, policies and curriculum.
The School enjoys a close relationship with the parish community. A number of school programs are enhanced from individuals and groups from the parish working alongside educators. The annual Community Fun Day, held each October, brings the Parish and School together in a spirit of co-operation to raise funds that contribute to projects which fulfil the vision of both school and parish.
St John Vianney’s continues to strive to provide a learning environment where all students feel safe and flourish in the contemporary world.
First Class Facilities for Our Learners
At St John Vianney's, we are very proud of our first class facilities. We have just completed the last stage of our building program and boast outstanding and contemporary learning spaces to benefit our students, staff and parent community.
17 large new and refurbished classrooms & flexible spaces outside most classrooms providing further opportunity for small group learning/ project inquiry
A functional contemporary large Library Resource Centre which includes an ICT lab with 28 computers
A dedicated space for Visual Arts and another expansive area for Performing Arts
Meeting rooms, and offices for small groups and intervention/ extension work
Modern outdoor learning spaces included a shaded amphitheatre and uncover areas
A spacious oval, basketball courts, shaded outdoor areas including adventure playgrounds
A modern canteen and another kitchen area for students and staff
A spacious and welcoming reception
The use of the Parish Hall and Parish Church
Heating and Cooling in all areas
Access to toilets from inside each building
Two drop off and pick up areas ; one at the front of the school the other at the back of the school
Our School Prayer
Loving God, you sent your son Jesus to be with us.
As the family at St John Vianney's school, we ask for your continued blessing on us all.
Be with us as we endeavour to do our best in all our learning.
Guide us in all our play.
Help us to be kind and considerate to others.
When things get tough or go wrong, help us to remember that you are with us.
Send us your spirit to be active in our lives.
Teach us to pray, to believe, to hope, to be patient, to forgive and to love.
May we strive to be your face, hands and heart.
St John Vianney, pray for us.
Useful & Important Documentation
Policies & Documentation
Out of School Hours Care
OHSC – Camp Australia
We’ve been making kids smile for over thirty years
Each day before or after school, Camp Australia provides a safe and supportive space for children to play, connect, learn and thrive.
As the most experienced OSHC provider in Australia, we provide reliable, engaging and affordable programs to help you balance time and responsibilities. Our programs build on your school’s values to further your child’s experience and interests – and ensure they feel at home with us.
To attend our care you must register your child.
Our hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – Closed on National Public Holidays.
For more information, click on the parent Info Leaflet HERE
8/169 Cheltenham Rd
Dandenong VIC 3175
The shop will also cater for online orders and will deliver to your homes. EFTPOS & Layby facilities are also available.
For the incoming Prep students, parents are given a booking time to assist in ordering uniform.
Over summer in preparation for the following year, the BuxWear store has exclusively dedicated times for St John Vianney’s families to visit
Parents can arrange booking times to fit uniform for their child
St John Vianney’s has a second hand uniform shop but it is dependent on items donated back to the school. The P&F organise second hand uniform to be sold usually twice a term. And these dates are advertised in the newsletter.