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square girlglassesCatholic Schools have a long and proud history in the Australian educational landscape. Originally established by orders of brothers, nuns and priests in the nineteenth century they are now almost entirely staffed and led by lay people.

Catholic Systemic Schools in the Diocese of Wollongong are either Parish Primary Schools or Diocesan Secondary Schools. They are all co-educational schools.

Catholic Schools have a unique character because as well as being places where learning is highly valued, they are places where priority is given to a values-based education in the Catholic Faith. This involves all staff and students proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world.  Staff identify strongly with their school and take pride in their work and the school’s achievements.

In addition to these schools another seven Independent Congregational High Schools, some of which offer single sex education, also exist.

At St John the Evangelist Catholic Primary School, we strive to be a school community that promotes excellence in a learning environment based on Gospel values. Our mission is to provide a quality Catholic school enabling each person to reach full potential in the light of our school motto, ”Walk in Peace and Joy.”

The Catholic culture at St Johns has been built on strong foundations. The staff, students and parents together with the wider community enjoy numerous occasions to share, work and celebrate. The spiritual and prayer life of the St John’s school family is sustained through frequent liturgical celebrations as a grade, stage or whole school.

The school supports the Parish Sacramental Programs, of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. These sacramental celebrations are a highlight in the liturgical life of the school and Parish. Many students receive the sacraments in their own neighbouring parishes as well as at St John’s Parish itself as students attend the school from surrounding suburbs to Campbelltown itself. Each year we also celebrate our Good Samaritan tradition with a Mass dedicated to those beginnings.

The relationship between the school and St John’s Parish is both nurturing and positive with our two priests providing support and pastoral guidance for staff and students.