It is my great privilege, as Principal, to welcome you to St John’s Mitcham which is located in the heart of Mitcham. Our school has a rich history of high academic achievement, strong focus on student wellbeing, extra-curricular programs and incredible community support for education and activities. We are part of a strong vibrant Parish community where we strive to ensure our faith is nourished. We trust that there is a sense of belonging for each member of our community as we live the Gospel values of peace, hope, faith and love.
Our school acknowledges parents as the primary educators of their children, and share strong partnerships with our families. We actively encourage and support parents in understanding their role and welcome their involvement. This home- school relationship is centred on ongoing communication, shared values, openness and trust.
St John’s Mitcham is dedicated to providing a rich and diverse curriculum that encourages a love of learning. Our school facilitates student learning through the employment of good teaching and learning practices with the use of technologies which engage and motivate enquiring minds. Curriculum is increasingly delivered digitally through the use of interactive whiteboards, iPads, laptops and chromebooks. Learning is seen as an active process where knowledge is constructed as well as acquired.
We have a strong commitment to the health and well-being of every child and focus on developing healthy relationships and positive thinking skills. Our Social Emotional Learning program, Buddy programs and school values of honesty, compassion, creativity and respect support these.
Our highly professional and dedicated staff work collaboratively together with a commitment to provide for the individual needs to every child. Our school encourages its students to flourish, to celebrate their many talents and to become young people of faith who will strive to make a difference in the world
I warmly invite you to discover more of how St John’s Mitcham makes education an enjoyable and richly rewarding experience for its students.