St. John's is a year 1-6 Parish-based Catholic School. Our specific purpose is to lead the children to a knowledge and love of Jesus and to assist oarents and Parish in the religious education of their children. We pursue this goal through our Religious Education Programme and regular class and school masses, daily prayer, lessons, Christian music, visits from our Parish Priest, active service wherever possible, and the observance of special days such as Feast Days and Mission Days.
We particularly stress that the Christian life is in itself life and not just an appendage to it. Thus we believe that no programme is sufficient on its own but if faith is to be nurtured in the children then it is the whole atmosphere and total life of the school, the Parish and the home, the Christian attitudes and values and example that surround the children which will most profoundly influence their faith.
We recognise that each child is unique and we strive to develop each to the fullest extent of their potential. We endeavour to do so in a family environment of trust, sharing and respect for others where the children feel secure and enjoy success in everything they do.
Our Strategic Plan and 2010 Annual Plan demonstrate our commitment to the principles above and I encourage you to refer to these documents which you will find on this site.