On behalf of the very special community of students, staff and families that make up St John’s College, I take this opportunity to extend a very warm welcome.
I consider myself extremely fortunate indeed to be associated with such a warm, vibrant and caring learning community and school. Since commencing in late 2022, St John’s College has exceeded my expectations of what a great school ‘looks and feels’, and I hope this will be your experience as well.
We are a learning community within which families and staff work together to build strong home school partnerships. By working together, we support our students on their journey from childhood to becoming independent young adults. Our goal is to support our students to achieve ‘philotimo’: to walk the right path in life. Whilst we are a Greek Orthodox school, we acknowledge and pay respects to indigenous Australians. We pay respects to their leaders – past, present and emerging. We acknowledge the continuing relationship aboriginal Australians have with Australian lands including the lands upon which our school is built.
Our College is a learning environment within which each young person is respected. We take pride in knowing each of our students individually. At our school we know that looking after the wellbeing of children and young adults is critical to support them to fully engage in their learning. This is important because student engagement in learning is the foundation of their academic achievement.
We also support our students’ growth by setting high expectations, providing personalised learning opportunities and prioritising pastoral care. We explicitly teach our students to live our school values which are to love, excel, achieve and dream. Our school enables students to develop their Christian faith. We are family friendly, co-educational Foundation to Year 12 school. Together, with our wonderful students, parents and staff, I warmly welcome you to our school community.
Mr. Andrew Ponsford
St John’s College acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung people who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which our school stands. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.