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Catholic Identity

St John’s is a Catholic College that welcomes students and families from all spiritual and faith backgrounds. 

St John’s Catholic College was founded by Missionaries of the Sacred Heart and Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart who saw education as a means of reaching young people with the message of Christ's personal love for them. Founder of these Orders, Fr Jules Chevalier, extolled the need to educate both the mind and the heart:

Love without knowledge is impossible; knowledge without love is a disorder.  When science does not produce love, it goes wrong; it is a flower without fruit.  This disorder is the more serious because it touches the deepest part of our being, the most essential feature of our similarity with God.

The motto of the College is Strong in Faith. With this in mind we seek to develop a strong moral character, based on the knowledge and practice of the Faith, and to provide a solid general education that allows us all to be caring and compassionate global citizens. 

We express our Catholic Identity through:

  • Regular celebration of the Liturgy and Sacraments
  • Spending time in prayer
  • Outreach and Immersion programs
  • Formal religious education programs
  • Retreats and reflection opportunities
  • Fundraising for worthy causes