ST. JOHN'S RC PRIMARY
St John’s is a school rich in history, extending back to 1916 when Father Luke O’Reilly bought an old tin shanty and erected it for use as a church of which a portion was utilised as the first ‘non-European’ school for Catholic children. Today this philosophy of equal access to education for all races is continued.
St John’s acknowledge that children come from diverse family backgrounds, and thus incorporates and expands on this knowledge, offering all children the chance to gain a better understanding of those around them while still acknowledging the similarities and differences.
This is achieved by having an open and accessible enrolment policy, where families with diverse backgrounds and needs are all welcome. We, therefore, offer a learner-orientated environment that encourages learners’ initiative, independence and self-esteem.
The vision statement of St John’s is ‘Soaring to greater heights,’ which reminds us that we will strive to be even better and reach even higher than before. The school also aims to bridge the gap between the home and the school. They do this by encouraging partnerships between learners, teachers and parents in which each compliments the work and effort of the other in an atmosphere of mutual trust and appreciation. St John’s believes that strong support and collaboration between the home and school can have a great impact on the achievement and adjustment of our learners.
The parents, guardians and educators of St John’s commit themselves to making the school a place of teaching and learning where every child can learn and is respected, happy and safe.
Sports – Athletics, Chess, Cricket, Soccer, Netball
Culture – Arts and Culture, Speech and Drama, Music, Choir