Our school community
Our school mantra: Welcoming Respecting Learning Creating Community
Members of the St John’s Parish school community are encouraged to live out the true mission of Jesus by recognising and acknowledging the sacredness and uniqueness of each individual.
The school motto recognises that each of us has been given gifts and we are called to share these gifts with others. By sharing our gifts we shine our light before all.
Religious Education is an integral part of the curriculum at St John’s Parish School. All children are expected to participate in the Religious Education Program and liturgical activities whilst attending St. John’s.
St John’s Parish School provides a comprehensive education comprising all Key Learning Areas (KLA’S) as mandated by the NSW Board of Studies.
The following curriculum areas are taught at St John’s:
- Science and Technology
- Human Society and its Environment
- Personal Development
- Health and Physical Education
- Creative & Practical Arts
Every student at St John’s Parish School has the opportunity to be involved in sport and participate in Diocesan, Inter-diocesan and State Carnivals. Staff at St John’s are committed and dedicated to ensuring that the needs of every student are catered for.
At the beginning of each term, an overview of curriculum for each class is sent to parents.
At the end of term, one teacher interviews are offered as an opportunity for parents to meet and discuss the learning of their child.
The end of the second and fourth terms an individual report is sent home with an invitation to parents to make an appointment for an interview to discuss the student’s progress and formulate goals for future progress.
The teachers are available to parents whenever the need arises, unless of course they are in class. The principal has an open door policy for parents, as well as staff and students, and only asks parents to make an appointment in particularly busy times.
St John’s Parish School works in partnership with the parents to provide each student with the opportunities to reach his/her full potential.
As a result, parents are welcome in our school at all times. Many parents come into the school on a volunteer basis to help with reading programs, canteen, covering books, athletic and swimming carnivals, special occasions during Catholic Schools week, senior citizens assembly and morning tea.