This is Us
St John the Baptist School Ferntree Gully
St John the Baptist School is nestled in the foothills of the Dandenongs. Our backdrop and natural surroundings provide a wonderful environment to learn, thrive and grow. We warmly welcome you to experience our amazing school and community in action.
St John the Baptist Parish Primary School was established in 1936 by the Parish of St John the Baptist, and the education and care of students was entrusted to the Presentation Sisters (Victorian Province), at the invitation of the then Parish Priest, Fr T. McCarthy. Since its humble beginnings, our Parish school has consistently endeavoured to deliver to the children of our Parish, an inclusive education within the Catholic tradition.
At the heart of St John the Baptist School is the full flourishing of each student in their religious, physical, cognitive, emotional and social development.
This includes our commitment to:
The promotion of a journey that is enlightened by faith, animated by love and leading to hope. (Horizons of Hope Vision and Context Framework)
Honouring the sacred dignity of each person
Searching for truth
Embracing difference and diversity
Building a culture of learning together
Engaging with the deep questions of life
Honouring equitable access and opportunity for all
Commiting to the highest standards possible
Making a difference in the world inspired by the Gospel
Reflecting on the PAST
Embracing the PRESENT
Growing towards the FUTURE
Living in the SPIRIT
Responding to GOD in all
I have come that you may have life and have it to the full. John 10:10
We will be Christ centered, where all are valued since we are made in the image and likeness of God.
We will have a focus on Whole person formation, where each young person will be a person of competence, conscience and compassion.
We will develop Relationships, where we recognised that the strength of our community is in collaboration and service with and for each other and our wider community.
We are one body of many parts. 1 Corinthians 12:12-27