At St John Fisher College we are proud of our thriving cultural life. Students in Years 7 to 12 can participate in the College Instrumental Music program and tuition is offered in Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Strings, Piano and Guitar. They can also be a member of our Concert Band, String Ensemble, and our Drum Corps.
Students are encouraged to join the College Choir, which significantly contributes to the spiritual life of the College at Masses, Liturgies and Celebrations. St John Fisher College produces a biennial musical for the whole community to enjoy.
We celebrate our diversity, and this is highlighted by our African, Umbarra, Polynesian and Punjabi dance groups, who share their cultural heritage at various College and community events, with student-led choreography and costume design.
As well as an extensive co-curricular program, St John Fisher offers many cultural clubs, where students of all abilities are encouraged to participate. These include Science Club, Studio 27 (art club), Greedy Readers, Scribblers (writing club), Homework Club, Dance Squad and Theatre Sports.
Public speaking and debating are strongly supported with coaching, and the College frequently secures competition victories in Queensland Debating Union (Q.D.U.), Plain English Speaking, Rostrum and Lions Youth of the Year events.
The College also competes in the annual Shake N Stir's Shakespeare Festival, with categories in dance, acting, photography, costume design, film, and music. Our students regularly achieve success in this festival.
GIRLS WRITE NOW
Our Library is a busy hub of energy at any time of the year, and Library staff love the atmosphere our students create in the space. Each year the Library shares a love of reading with surrounding primary school students by students for a creative writing and French storytelling 'Girls Write Now' Festival. Every second year our Library holds its biennial Girls Write Now Literary Festival to expose our students to a variety of experts in creative fields, encouraging them to use their voices to share their own unique stories.
Our culture creates a vibrant community where students are encouraged to become fully involved in, and celebrate the life of the College.
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