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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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Congratulations Shake N Stir Winners 2018http://www.stjohnfishercollege.qld.edu.au/News/Pages/Catherine-Wright-chosen-for-Shake-N-Stir's--Hamlet.aspxCongratulations Shake N Stir Winners 2018<p><font face="arial,sans-serif">​This year a number of St John Fisher College students participated in the<span style="text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;line-height:20.8px;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;"> QLD Youth Shakespeare Festival, known as Shake Fest, with a selection of girls progressing to<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;"> the State finals in October. </span>The state-wide talent search, run by Shake & Stir Theatre company is in its 6th year of operation, and this year attracted 5000 applicants from across Queensland. The aim is to seek out Queensland's finest creative talents, through a celebration of William Shakespeare through a variety of categories including, acting, dance and music, design, photography and film. Congratulations to the following students who Shake N Stir Theatre Co, acknowledge as their 2018 Winners:</span></font></p><h3>Music: Georgia Andrews-Angle for their performance in A Midsummer Night's Dream</h3><h3>Dance: Georgia Smith, Holly Smith, Catherine Wright and Emma Phillps for their performace in Romeo & Juliet and MacBeth. <br></h3><p></p><p>Catherine Wright has also been hand picked to perform in the Shake Fest Student Production of Hamlet in early 2019. <br></p><p><font face="arial,sans-serif"><img src="/PublishingImages/ShakenStir.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:875px;" /><br></font> </p>
SJF Girls See Life in the Fast Lanehttp://www.stjohnfishercollege.qld.edu.au/News/Pages/SJF-Girls-See-Life-in-the-Fast-Lane.aspxSJF Girls See Life in the Fast Lane<p>​Tuesday 16<sup>th</sup> October was no ordinary school day for ten lucky year 7 and 8, St John Fisher College girls, who were granted the exhilarating opportunity to participate in the Dare to be Different Day. </p><p>Run by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sports (CAMS) in partnership with Triple Eight Race Engineering (Australian Supercars Teams), Dare to be Different Day is an international program for 8-12-year-old girls, that aims to inspire girls to consider career paths less travelled in STEM industries and in particular, the motor sports industry.</p><p>With only three schools across the greater Brisbane region selected to participate, the privileged ten travelled with great anticipation to Triple Eight Race Engineering at Banyo, where they were gifted a school day they will never forget. </p><p>“The girls who were selected to participate in the program are high achieving STEM students who embody the very spirit of the school, that is to reach for the stars, think outside the square and never say never," says teacher, Susanne Perey. </p><p>“It was a unique opportunity for the girls to be mentored by a team of successful female mechanical engineers and so wonderful to see them come away empowered and inspired". </p><p>One year 7-student, Natasha remarked; “Being here today has made me realise you can do whatever you want in life as long as you believe you can do it and never give up." </p><p>“It's been a really big privilege and honour to be mentored by a professional driver" said another student, Ma'u.</p><p>“Providing girls with a holistic education is more than a phrase we like to print in brochures", comments Principal Cathy Galvin. </p><p>“Dare to be Different Day is a unique and exciting opportunity for our girls to mingle with female role models who have made it in the STEM industry, whilst getting their hands dirty in a variety of action-fuelled activities. </p><p>“This is real world learning its finest and the girls involved have come home with a newfound interest in cars and engineering, opening their eyes to the endless opportunities that lie ahead".  <br></p><p><br> </p>

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Why choose a girls' school?http://www.stjohnfishercollege.qld.edu.au/Enrolments/Pages/Why-choose-a-girls-school.aspx, Why choose a girls' school?Why choose a girls' school?<span class="frontquote">“Single gender classes provide a learning environment where the female voice is not marginalised. The personal attributes of the teachers, most notably their encouragement, care and availability, motivate these female students from single gender schools to excel” (Tully & Jacobs, 2010, www.agsa.org.au).</span><br /><br /> There are many favourable reasons to choose a single-sex school, particularly during early adolescent years as girls grow into young women and start laying the foundations for their entry into the wider world. Developing strong core values that lead to a sense of pride in one’s identity, is something that is integral to the mission of St John Fisher College. As the research suggests, amongst other benefits, single sex education leads to “improved self-esteem” and “psychological and social wellbeing in adolescent girls”(Cribb & Hasse, 2016 cited in www.agsa.org.au/why-a-girls-school-the-research/ ).



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