Stu­dents look back and re­flect on the year that was

The Western Star - - Feature -

THROUGH­OUT the year, St John’s School has taken part in a mul­ti­tude of ac­tiv­i­ties and pro­grams en­sur­ing our stu­dents re­ceive a qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion in an en­vi­ron­ment of sup­port, guid­ance and chal­lenge.

So­cial Jus­tice

Dur­ing the year, stu­dents and staff have con­tin­ued with our so­cial jus­tice pro­grams.

This year it has in­cluded vis­its to Pi­na­roo, En­deav­our and the Vin­cen­tian Vil­lage.

Th­ese oc­ca­sions give the stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to feel con­nected to the mis­sion of the church and the res­i­dents and clients a chance to in­ter­act with the young peo­ple in their com­mu­nity.

Be­ing of ser­vice to oth­ers in need in the com­mu­nity is one of the most valu­able learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences that any young per­son can have dur­ing their time at the school. Academia

Our school has ex­celled across many aca­demic fields.

We have con­tin­ued to de­velop our phono­log­i­cal aware­ness and read­ing in­ter­ven­tion pro­gram, which has seen fan­tas­tic im­prove­ments in all stu­dents.

This was re­flected in our im­proved school-wide NAPLAN

re­sults; th­ese have con­tin­ued to im­prove as we have rolled out this pro­gram for the sec­ondary school.

Our Year 12 stu­dents from 2018 re­ceived out­stand­ing re­sults with stu­dents fol­low­ing their own par­tic­u­lar path­way on their ed­u­ca­tional jour­ney.

Fur­ther afield, we shone with the maths Team Chal­lenge and achieved ex­cel­lent re­sults at the Opti-MINDS

State fi­nal.

Sport

Stu­dents at St John’s have ex­celled in a va­ri­ety of sport­ing en­deav­ours.

From eques­trian, ten­nis, foot­ball and bas­ket­ball to in­di­vid­ual the sports such as ath­let­ics and swim­ming, stu­dents have com­peted and displayed grit and de­ter­mi­na­tion. Well done ev­ery­one. Re­li­gious Life

Formed in the ethos of Cather­ine McAuley and the Sis­ters of Mercy, St John’s School is a Catholic school which places em­pha­sis on com­pas­sion, re­spect, jus­tice and ex­cel­lence (the val­ues of the Spirit of St John’s).

The school theme through­out 2019 has been ‘You Be­long Here’. Stu­dents have em­braced this theme and em­bed­ded it into their ev­ery­day life.

Pic­ture: Con­trib­uted

YEAR IN RE­VIEW: St John’s Catholic School has taken part in a mul­ti­tude of ac­tiv­i­ties and pro­grams through­out 2019.

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