Philanthropic Donations

St John’s Catholic College welcomes philanthropic donations from individuals and corporations. Funds collected are allocated to support student access and equity, wellbeing and learning, as well as College facilities and services. Suggested areas for philanthropic donations:

  • Supporting First Nations students’ health and wellbeing through the provision of a Registered Nurse and Health Centre

  • Supporting access to education for students from a Refugee background

  • Supporting equity of access to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) laptop program

  • Supporting the development of College facilities through the Building Fund

Philanthropic donations are tax deductable. Please contact the Finance Manager on 08 8982 2222 or at to discuss or to arrange a donation.

Student Demographics (Sourced from MySchool): 

First Nations

St John’s Catholic College was established in 1960 and has been a Boarding provider since 1966. The College operates a Boarding program for 80 students (32 boys and 48 girls). Approximately 95% of Boarding students at St John’s are First Nations students from remote communities across the Northern Territory and the Kimberley Region of Western Australia. The St John’s Boarding Program provides access to an urban secondary schooling education and experience for First Nations students and contributes towards the Closing the Gap educational targets and outcomes. However, it has been acknowledged by several reviews by large accounting and consultancy firms that First Nations Boarding remains underfunded in both operational and capital works aspects.

Year College Enrolment Number of First Nations Students First Nations Students as a Percentage of College Enrolment
2023 267 72 27%
2022 224 74 33%
Refugee and Humanitarian Visa Program

In 2018 St John’s Catholic College established a relationship with Melaleuca Australia, the local agency that provides settlement services for new arrival families through Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian Visa program. Since 2018, the College has provided access to education opportunity and equity for 70+ students from South Sudan, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Pakistan. Students from a Refugee and Humanitarian visa program represent approximately 15% of the total student enrolment.

Year College Enrolment  Number of Refugee and Humanitarian Visa Program Students Percentage of Refugee and Humanitarian Visa Program Students
2023 267 40 13%
2022 224 30 15%
Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA)

The Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA) is a scale that is computed for each school. ICSEA enables comparisons to be made between schools based on students’ backgrounds and the educational advantage or disadvantage that students bring to their academic studies. ICSEA values are calculated on a scale which has a median of 1000. St John’s Catholic College’s ICSEA:

Year ICSEA Bottom Quarter Lower Middle Quarter Higher Middle Quarter Top Quarter
2023 950 35% 23% 27% 15%
2022 935 34% 21% 29% 15%

The St John’s Catholic College Community would like to thank the following members of our community who have made generous philanthropic donations:

  • Sr Anne Corbett Award ($2,000 Scholarship) - Year 10 or Year 11 Student from a Timor Leste background as a contribution to their tuition for the following year. The student who is honoured must have demonstrated the qualities of Sr Ann: friendship, kindness, honesty and compassion.
  • Beverley Pinder OAM and Russell Mortimer for generously supporting equity of access to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) laptop program.