St John’s Catholic School is situated in Roma, approximately 470 km west of Brisbane, Queensland. It is a Catholic co-educational School of approximately 750 students from Kindergarten to Year 12.
St John’s prides itself in providing a modern learning environment, with up-to-date and state-of-the-art facilities.
The foundations of learning, literacy and numeracy are embedded across all areas of St John’s.
~ An expert teacher in every classroom
~ Diocesan Reading Improvement Strategy
~ Outdoor Education Program
~ STEM Program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)
~ EALD Programs (English as an Additional Language/Dialect)
~ Literacy and Numeracy Support
~ Secondary Retreat Program
~ Pre-Prep Transition Program
Digital Technologies are integral to all teaching and learning at St John’s.
~ Whole school network
~ Interactive whiteboards and projectors in classrooms
~ Individual device for each student in Years 7-12
~ P-6 learning devices such as iPads and Surface Pros
~ Educational Software
~ Digital cameras, scanners, 3D Printers, STEM
St John’s has an extensive range of resources and facilities available.
~ Well-resourced library
~ Air-conditioned classrooms
~ Before School and After School Care
~ Canteen facilities
~ Two school buses
~ Drama Room
~ Hospitality facilities
~ Design Technology
~ Science Labs
~ Art Room
~ Multi-purpose hall with indoor courts
~ The latest interactive SMART Board technology to promote learning.
St John’s has a proven track record of successful transition into further education, training and employment.
~ Work Experience
~ School Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships
~ Vocational Educational Training (VET)
~ Career Education and Counselling
Our extracurricular programs include:
~ Social Justice Program
~ Student Representative Council
~ Various sports programs including representative teams for rugby league, netball, tennis, touch football, basketball, cross country, athletics, swimming and equestrian.
~ Performing Arts Program including Drama and Dance
~ Homework Club
~ School Choir
~ Instrumental Tuition program
~ Enrichment Night
~ Rostrum Voice of Youth
EALD – English as an Additional Language or Dialect
At St John’s, we proudly welcome students from diverse backgrounds. Our school community includes Indigenous students and students from many different countries. We also have students for whom English is an additional language or dialect (EALD). These students speak a language other than English or have parents for whom English is not their first language. Our school has a designated teacher who facilities support for students where needed and ensures teachers are aware of their students’ level of English proficiency and any cultural implications for their students. Students are also supported within the classroom to assist them to complete class work and assessment. Having a diverse environment at our school, helps all students appreciate the astonishing variety of races and cultures in our world.