Our Principal


I am delighted to welcome you to St John’s via our website. Thank you for visiting us. We are a Catholic School established by the Sisters of Mercy in 1881. The Sisters have been significant figures in Catholic education in Queensland.

St John’s is a coeducational school located in Roma, Queensland. The School has 740 students from Years P – 12. The school was established in 1881 by the Sisters of Mercy, the School motto is “Futura in Fides” – meaning “Future in Faith.”

At St John’s we strive to continue the Mercy ethos and traditions through our commitment to assisting our students become people who strive for excellence and accept the challenge to bring compassion and justice to their world. We challenge them to develop their talents and use them not only for themselves but for their service of others, especially those less fortunate.

From the start of their journey at St John’s, every student undertakes a curriculum based on Christian values which offer a wide range of quality educational opportunities so as to foster spiritual, academic, physical and cultural development. Within the School, every student is encouraged to become an independent thinker able to reflect critically, communicate effectively, exercise resilience and develop emphatic relationships. The extensive curriculum provides opportunity for every student to explore possibilities and focus on their interests and strengths. We challenge every student to “have a go” and to “do your personal best”.

St John’s offers a vibrant, exciting and balanced learning environment within a safe and caring community. Together with the formal academic programs, there is an extensive program of co-curricular opportunities including active community service.

At St John’s education is an education for life.

You are welcome to contact us directly if you would like to know more about St John’s Catholic School.

Donaugh Shirley