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Overview of St John’s

St John’s Anglican College is a Kindergarten to Year 12 co-educational Christian school founded in 1994 and located at Forest Lake, Brisbane. With over 1000 students, St John’s offers a faith-led education within an Anglican framework and is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School.

St John’s has three separate sub-schools and a Kindergarten, offering a seamless education for your child across:

  • Kindergarten – for Pre-Prep
  • Junior – Prep-Year 6 incorporating the IB Primary Years Program (PYP)
  • Middle – Years 7 to 9
  • Senior – Years 10 to 12

St John’s academically rigorous program is complemented by Mandarin Chinese, STEM, performing arts, sports, outdoor education and service-learning opportunities – designed to develop balance, deepen connections and to uncover true learning potential. Students at St John’s also maintain a healthy wellbeing due to our holistic educational approach with the inclusion of a rich co-curriculum, positive pastoral care and spiritual programs.

Our overall approach focuses on developing the skillsets our students need to be successful in the 21st century. The basic skills of reading, writing and arithmetic are embedded within the context of the 4 Cs: critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration.

Our teachers encourage intellectual curiosity, foster creativity and inspire the pursuit of excellence in ways that define what a world-class, future-oriented education should be. They couple high expectations for success with relentless care and support – hallmarks of outstanding educational best practice.

Our College way of life is underpinned by our motto – Faith, Service and Courage – derived by us being faith-led in our approach, having a service mindset and being brave in everything we do. Our College Brand Essence is Courageous, Respectful Success meaning this is the heart of our College and it is reflected in our positioning – With Courage, We Soar.

The St John’s International College is also an integral part of our school and students are warmly welcomed. Global students establish new friendships and connections and provide different perspectives to classes and indeed our entire student body. Working together with people from different backgrounds and cultures is an integral part of life at St John’s. In fact, you could almost say we’re a global village. With approximately 1100 students from over 50 different countries, we celebrate both our diversity and our connectedness. We cultivate a warm and collaborative environment because we believe it builds community and brings people together to make exciting things happen. In this environment, we get the best out of everyone.

By doing all of this, our students become successful, critical thinkers and lifelong learners. They are global citizens equipped with the wisdom, capabilities, and distinguished moral calibre necessary to gain acceptance at the best universities and to excel in the next set of challenges and opportunities that await them in life.

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St John's Kindergarten

At St John’s, we allow each child’s curiosity and creativity to flourish. Our Kindergarten provides the perfect balance of child-led inquiry, purposeful play and lots of fun in a caring and nurturing environment.

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Junior School

At St John’s, our curriculum is specifically designed to prepare your child for a rapidly changing future, where they will need personal strengths such as resilience, problem-solving, creativity, critical thinking, and reflection.

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Middle School

St John’s Middle School program is specifically designed to meet the development needs of students in early adolescence by way of stability and continuity and diversity of challenge through encompassing all the key learning areas of the Australian Curriculum.

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Senior School

Senior School at St John’s is a challenging and supportive environment, resulting in graduates who are courageous, respectful and driven to succeed. Our senior curriculum draws from global best practice and prepares students for their vocational pathway of choice.

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