Founded in 1969, St Johns College is a co-educational Catholic High School in Dubbo providing quality education for young people from Years 7 to 12 in a secure and supportive Christian environment. The strategic intent of St Johns College Dubbo is to focus on high quality education that supports the evangelising mission of the Catholic Church through: Focus and Pursuing Excellence in Catholic Life and Religious Education, Learning and Teaching, and Strategic Resourcing.
At the end of Term 1 St Johns College staff and students presented the musical, ‘Rock of Ages’. The production was a showcase of the student diversity and depth of talent at the College. The Directors, Mrs Vonnie Gilpin, Ms Jodi Cramond and Mrs Elissa Burden managed the sound, lighting, acting, singing and sets, while Director of Music Mr Paul Dunn, together with his band, were the foundation of the performance. It was an outstanding effort by all involved.
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The Year 12 Charity Golf Day was held on Sunday, May 28, and was aimed at raising funds for the targeted charity for 2018, Orana Early Childhood Intervention. The Charity Golf Day was a huge success and together with the many other activities that Year 12 participated in to raise money throughout the year, they raised $13,000 for Orana Early Childhood Intervention. Congratulations to all Year 12 students for their outstanding commitment to this worthy cause.
On Tuesday, August 7 the Aboriginal Culture Showcase was organised by the College’s AEW, Mrs Karen Andriske, as part of NAIDOC celebration. The theme for NAIDOC 2018 is ‘Because of Her, We Can’ and this theme was encapsulated beautifully in the PowerPoint presentations, video clips and student performances throughout the showcase. Students from Years 7 and 8 Language classes sang ‘We are Australian’ in two Aboriginal languages, English, Japanese, French and sign language, while Auntie Beth led the students in the Yindymarra Respect Song. The engagement and enthusiastic participation of the students in all aspects of the showcase was moving to watch and demonstrates the inclusive culture of St Johns College. Auntie Beth, Uncle Ralph, Allana, and Ms Cassie Gibbs were all in attendance at the Showcase.
Newly elected College Leaders for 2019 attended the official dedication and blessing of the new memorial at Victoria Park to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Centenary of Armistice Day on Friday and on Sunday attended the Remembrance Day service.