Aims and Expectations

College Aims

St John’s College aims to provide a positive and successful learning environment by ensuring that each student reaches their potential, and acquires the attitude, skills and knowledge to cope with the demands of their future. This includes:

• Creating an appropriate environment for the staff and students in which core values and beliefs of high expectations flourish.
• Providing the best educational opportunities by reviewing performances and systems in an ordered fashion, as well as responding to situations as they arise.
• Nurturing the partnership role between school, teachers, parents and the wider community
• Assisting in the placement of students by working with and supporting the efforts of the Careers Advisor.
• Providing students with the opportunities to assess pathways.
• Developing high self-esteem, optimism and a commitment to personal excellence.
• Respecting the rights and beliefs of others.
• Providing opportunities for students to participate actively in decision making.

College Expectations

We expect students to:
• Respect others, be kind with their words and actions
• Respect school and classroom rules
• Be punctual to class and follow routines
• Take care of personal and school property
• Display good manners and courtesy at all times
• Value openness, respect and tolerance
• Bring and use their Student Planner/Diary to school everyday
• Bring a note if they are absent from school signed by parent/guardian stating reason for absence
• Wear correct school and sports uniform, otherwise a note is required
• Work independently and interdependently
• Solve problems through the use of various strategies

Within our classrooms, we aim for fairness, equality and consistency through discussion and shared decision-making. A positive approach is used, focusing on good manners, self-discipline and generally good examples, rather than always drawing attention to the negative.

These values, aims and expectations (democratic principles) are communicated to staff, students, parents and guardians and the school community via newsletters, College website, assemblies, student diaries/planners, and annual report.