St John’s Catholic College is a safe, connected, learning community for local, boarding and international students. We strive for excellence and ensure the holistic development of each student through a balanced approach to faith, academic, sporting and cultural activities.


Fortes in Fide - Strong in Faith

The College motto of Fortes in Fide is drawn from the Latin Vulgate (Latin translation of the Bible) and translates to Strong in Faith, with the scriptural reference being 1 Peter 5: 8-9. St John’s Catholic College shares its motto with the other Missionary of the Sacred Heart (MSC) founded Colleges.


Compassion, Courage, Welcome and Truth

COMPASSION (Colossians 3:12) As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.

COURAGE (1 Chronicles 28:20) David said further to his son
Solomon, “Be strong and of good courage, and act. Do not be afraid or dismayed; for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of the Lord is finished.

WELCOME (Matthew 25:35) For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.

TRUTH (John 14:6) Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Graduate Aspiration Statement 

We aspire for our students to flourish, by leading, living, loving and learning with a strong sense of heart spirituality. We aspire that our graduates can pursue their dreams, make positive contributions to the local and global community, and make good moral decisions that promote a better world.