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Vision & Missionhttp://www.stjohnfishercollege.qld.edu.au/About Us/Pages/Vision-and-Mission.aspxVision & Mission<h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2">Our Philosophy at ST JOHN FISHER COLLEGE<br></h2> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><img class="ms-rteImage-0 ms-rtePosition-2" src="/About%20Us/PublishingImages/2%20Liturgy%20b.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:332px;height:243px;" />The St John Fisher community is inspired by God's spirit and the Catholic faith tradition to live, to love and to learn with respect for truth, the courage to seek justice, the gift of peace and the grace to forgive as we respond with equal dynamism to societ​y's challenges today and tomorrow. We are a Brisbane Catholic girls' college for Years 7-12 providing a contemporary and holistic Mercy education in the spirit of Catherine McAuley, that prepares young women for the world that awaits them. ​​​<br></p> <h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2">To love and to learn</h2> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">The holistic approach to education at St John Fisher College means that your daughter's spiritual, social, emotional and physical growth are promoted as well as her academic learning.  Because our Pastoral Care program is integrated throughout the school system, the Gospel values of love, justice, peace and forgiveness are taught by example and experience.  Sharing the support of a Pastoral Care teacher with a small group of other students offers your daughter an intimate, nurturing atmosphere.<br></p> <h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2">To live as Christian People of Faith</h2> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">The formal teaching of Religious Education in our curriculum is underpinned by the daily lived experience of Gospel values in our community.  The values of love, justice, peace and forgiveness are taught by example and experience.  The college chapel provides a place for regular liturgies and for private prayer and reflection.  Priests from the surrounding community support the college in the regular provision of Eucharist.</p>



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Sofia's Big Pitch for Pop-Up Art Vanhttp://www.stjohnfishercollege.qld.edu.au/News/Pages/Sofia's-Big-Pitch-for-Pop-Up-Art-Van.aspxSofia's Big Pitch for Pop-Up Art Van​<br><p></p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="Sofia_GrahamQuirk.jpeg" src="/News/SiteAssets/Pages/Sofia%27s-Big-Pitch-for-Pop-Up-Art-Van/Sofia_GrahamQuirk.jpeg" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:346px;" />Year 10 St John Fisher College student, Sofia Velkos, has more on her mind than holidays as she prepares for a big pitch to the Lord Mayor’s Council on 4th December.  Early this year, Sofia was one of 80 Brisbane Year 10 students selected to sit on the Lord Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (LMYAC).</p><p>Students meet with the Lord Mayor once a term, to act as a voice for Brisbane’s youth, identifying issues, providing feedback and their opinion on Brisbane City Council policies, local laws, services and programs that affect young people. <br></p><p>Sofia and a team of 10 LMYAC students, including Oliver Horwood of St Joseph’s Nudgee College and Thomas Darben from St Patrick’s College, have come up with the idea of increasing Brisbane’s creativity and vibrancy through the utilisation of a mobile ‘Pop-Up’ van. <br></p><p>Sofia says the plan is for the van to travel to identified areas within Queensland, enabling children and young teens to participate in drawing, painting and other forms of art, using supplies they may not have previously had access to. <br></p><p>“Our aim is to increase the sense of community and inclusivity within Brisbane through art”, explains Sofia. <br></p><p>St Joseph’s Nudgee College student, Oliver Horwood said the idea came from a project the Council currently fund called, Visible Ink in Fortitude Valley which is a free art space with art supplies and resources.<br></p><p>“We’ve been there for meetings and seen people using it, but we felt like more people would use it if they knew about it. And so, came the idea of setting up the mobile art space we proposed to Council,” said Oliver.  <br></p><p>Sofia and one other student will pitch the mobile pop-up van idea, on behalf of 80 students on 4th December and is excited at the prospect of the idea coming to fruition. <br></p><p>“It feels amazing to know that extremely important people like the Honourable Lord Mayor Graham Quirk are asking the youth and future generation of Brisbane for their opinion on current issues that are prevalent within society,” says Sofia. <br></p><p>Sofia says discussions have been raised surrounding the vibrancy and creativity of the city, as well as its environmental friendliness. Methods of improving transport, technology, business, the economy, and lastly health, within the Brisbane region have also been major touch points. <br></p><p> “It’s honestly so rewarding to be a part of the LMYAC group as we provide a voice for the issues and problems that we as individuals and as society, are currently facing. Knowing that these issues can be fixed and changed for the better through the help and assistance of the Brisbane City Council is a real thrill,” Sofia says. ​</p><p>​</p>
Book a College Tourhttp://www.stjohnfishercollege.qld.edu.au/News/Pages/Book-a-College-Tour.aspxBook a College Tour<p>​<span style="font:400 13px/20.8px arial,sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;float:none;background-color:transparent;">We welcome you to book a tour of our wonderful College, occuring the first Friday of each month at 9:30am. The College will also be holding a Twilight Tour on Tuesday 21st May 3:30-6:30pm. Please register your details below, using the drop down box under 'Event Type' to select the tour you would like to register for. </span></p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read c97c78e8-dcad-4b2f-9a03-6969f9007623" id="div_c97c78e8-dcad-4b2f-9a03-6969f9007623"></div><div id="vid_c97c78e8-dcad-4b2f-9a03-6969f9007623" style="display:none;"></div></div><p>​​​​<br></p>

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