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St John's Anglican College

College Avenue

Forest Lake QLD4078

Tel: 07 3372 0111

Fax: 07 3372 0191


Website: au

Key Details

Type: Independent

Level: Combined

Gender: Coed

Religious Affiliation: Anglican

Scholarships: Yes

Early Learning: Yes

Learning Extension: Yes

International Students: Yes

A Place for the Mind

St John’s values intellectual development: drawing on expertise insight truth and knowledge with imagination persistence and determination. St John’s sets high expectations for student achievement: • students are encouraged to develop positive habits of mind and skills in critical thinking problem solving and team work through our teaching approaches• stimulating extension programs through national and international competitions and clubs• academic challenge through the University of Queensland Enhanced Studies programs in Physics chemistry and Extension Music and Literature• comprehensive Senior School Pathways program leading to appropriate university or TAFE coursesOur highly skilled teachers are leaders in learning who encourage a passion to achieve. Around 80% of our graduates go on to study at university in the Sciences engineering business arts information Technology and the Creative and Performing Arts.

A place for Innovation

St John’s is a collaborative online interconnected learning community. Teachers and students access a sophisticated online learning environment to enhance their classroom learning. Students interact with their course work and their teachers at any time through our supervised learning management system which ensures access and transparency. Classrooms feature wifi data projectors and interactive whiteboards. All secondary students use laptops to aid their learning. The use of information communication technologies in learning motivates students and develops essential skills for their careers and life in a rapidly changing world. St John’s links with business and industry to assist students seeking apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities in the local community. Hospitality students partner with industry hotel management course providers to develop practical experience while Industrial Design courses offer a pathway to the workplace. St John’s teachers are continuous learners who are enthusiastic about developing their own practice through further study and research.

A place for Creativity

Drama music dance and the visual arts make a valued contribution to the curriculum from Kindergarten through to Year Twelve. St John’s recognises the importance of artistic imaginative and intuitive ways of knowing in the development of the whole person. Studying in the Performing Arts requires discipline and commitment and all students have the opportunity to study a band or orchestral instrument through the Instrumental Music Program which commences in the Primary School. The performance program includes bands choirs ensembles dance excellence teams drama troupes and musical stage productions. Students have regularly achieved distinction in eisteddfods and competitions. Students are offered a diverse range of opportunities from work in the classrooms and studios to individual specialist tuition and group productions. St John’s students experience first-hand the life and work of practicing and performing artists through links with arts industry professionals and intensive workshops with commercial theatre groups dance companies the Australian Chamber Orchestra the University of Queensland and The Queensland Conservatorium of Music.

A place for Inspiration

Physical education commences early at St John’s. From Kindergarten our children benefit from learning basic physical skills from a specialist teacher. Throughout Prep to Year Two all children enjoy both Physical Education classes and a Perceptual Motor Program designed to develop coordination balance and flexibility. From Year Three children participate in cross country athletics and swimming carnivals. As a member of the JTAS competition our students participate in a range of major sports and develop important teamwork skills and values. The College competes as a member of The Associated Schools (TAS) the premier coeducational sporting association in south east Queensland. TAS offers weekly sporting competition at home and away venues in a wide range of sports for both boys and girls. Students also compete in carnivals in swimming cross country and athletics all leading to regional state and national competitions. Students have access to quality coaching and training.

A place for Well-being

St John’s recognises the importance of individual well-being and provides for: • physical education for the development of healthy attitudes and life styles. • personal development• outdoor education• pastoral care• a supportive community of parents and friends of the College. Family values are an important part of a St John’s education where students are taught respect and tolerance and the development of personal and life skills is encouraged. Students all participate in activities to foster self confidence and resilience necessary to be successful including annual outdoor education camps that allow students to develop through experiential learning. The camping program is sequenced to allow all students to build on their skills from year to year. Students also have the opportunity to participate in extension programs such as Duke of Edinburgh Awards program and Antipodean trips to developing countries to participate in community projects.

A place for the Spirit

St John’s encourages students to grow in wisdom and faith in God as they experience Christian community in the life of the College and learn through• religious education• tradition and dignity in worship• commitment to social justice• service to others. The College is named after St John the Evangelist one of the first disciples to open their lives to Jesus’ call to hear his teaching and live it out in their own lives. Our students are encouraged to follow in this tradition to grow spiritually and develop as leaders in service to the wider community. All students attend weekly Chapel services. Students assist in developing the worship program and are encouraged to take part in leading the student body. As an Anglican community St John’s values and welcomes students from other faiths and religious affiliations. The College service program provides the opportunity for students to live out their faith in tangible ways by supporting a range of local and overseas projects.


Welcome to St John's Anglican College the leading Kindergarten to Year Twelve coeducational school in south west Brisbane. Shaped by Christian values in the Anglican tradition as they guide everyday College life st John's graduated are well educated respectful resilient and compassionate; equipped to be people of influence in their communities.

St John's is a place for the development of the mind for innovation and creativity for inspiration and well being and for the nurturing of the spirit. Preparation for the responsibilities of leadership in tomorrow's local and global communities begins in Kindergarten and is progressively undertaken by our caring and committed teachers through to Year Twelve as part of everyday community life. Our teachers care about your child are available to listen and provide fine role models. They are leaders in learning focused on providing the best possible educational environment and ensuring that each child's academic potential is nurtured. Teachers are innovative and collegial in their approach and new ways of teaching and learning are explored and encouraged.

Focused on the future for each child the college welcomes parents to participate in their educational journey and facilitates community networks with tertiary providers and businesses which support each student in their transition from school to university and the workplace.

Your family will be welcomed into our community and I encourage you to explore this possibility with us.



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