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square toniI take this opportunity to warmly welcome you to our school website. St John the Evangelist School is certainly a special place. It is a place where students are encouraged to feel safe and to know that they belong, a place where students’ individual strengths are nurtured and developed and a place where faith and a sense of community are fundamental to who we are.  

Our community of learning provides a quality Catholic education within an environment that blends tradition with state of the art educational facilities. Our programs aim to support the development of the whole person in an environment based on Gospel values.

St John’s had its beginnings as early as 1849 when Archbishop Polding blessed the cornerstone of the building now known as Quondong.  Then it was St Patrick’s School, the first Catholic school built by private enterprise in the colony.  A number of dedicated Irish lay teachers ran the school until the Sisters of the Good Samaritan took charge of the school in the late 1880’s. The school continued on the site near the present Campbelltown Catholic Club till 1914, when it was transferred to its present location in Lindesay Street adjacent to St John’s Church.  The school name was also changed at this time.

Our school continues to have a rich heritage in the tradition of the sisters of the Good Samaritan. They were instrumental in establishing a community inspired by faith in the good news of Jesus. We are inspired to continue the journey of faith and are nurtured by the charism of this order to achieve our mission of providing a quality Catholic community that enables each person to reach full potential in the light of our school motto, “Walk in Peace and Joy.”

At St John’s we seek to develop an appreciation of who we are as individuals and as a community. We strive to be the best we can be both for ourselves and in order to contribute to the wider community and make a difference in the world.

Our school is actively supported by the Parents and Friends Association. We welcome and encourage parent involvement and engagement in the school. The students, staff and parents that comprise our community make our school a wonderful place to be.

I encourage you to take a tour of our school through the comprehensive information that is contained on our website.

Christina Murray