Our School

Thank you for visiting our school website. Mt St John’s, is a small school located up on the Dorrigo Plateau. We have small class groups with specialist support offered to all students. Children at our school are well known for their desire to further their learning, their generosity to help those in need and their kindness and support of each other.

At our school, students have 1:1 access to a school laptop. Each class has a set of iPads which are used for students to create, communicate and collaborate across learning areas. Each classroom is also equipped with interactive TV panels, so students can easily show their learning as well as access stimulating prompts within class.


Mt St John’s is well known for it’s high standard of Creative and Performing Arts achievements. We regularly compete at the Coffs Harbour Vocal Eisteddfod. In 2018, we placed 2nd in our section. Students enjoy learning through Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Art as part of the Creative Arts Curriculum.  

Students at Mt St John’s participate in a comprehensive Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Program (PDHPE). Swimming is taught in Term 1 & 4, which is included at no cost to parents. Students learn about other sports, fundamental movement skills and have pathways to representative sport through our PDHPE program.

 

At lunch time, students have a variety of activities available to them. Students can assist in the garden, participate in craft club or work under the direction of students as part of ‘Kids Tutoring Kids’. Students also enjoy playing in Bilbyville, an area of the school where native vegetation stimulates their imagination. Children often borrow sports equipment from our Sports Press, which is organised by our student leaders. There is a variety of equipment available which is sure to cater for the needs of all students.   

Students learn about the Mission of the Church through Mini-Vinnies and other charitable works. The children often make things for sale at Made in Dorrigo Days, with money raised often going to St Vincent De Paul or to their winter appeal. We form close links to our Parish through Wednesday Masses, as well as Family Masses (on Sundays), usually held once a term. Students take a lead role by altar serving, leading the readings and assisting with the music at these Masses.  

If you have any questions about our school, I would encourage you to contact the school:

dorp@lism.catholic.edu.au

Phone: 02 6657 2552

 

Regards,

Nathan Trezise

Principal