Social Justice

​​Let your light shine


The spirit of St John Fisher College is the courage to seek justice, the gift of peace and the grace to forgive. More than just words, this philosophy is represented in the way the young women of the College are encouraged to stand up, make their mark and let their light shine on issues that are important to them and the wider community.

​Many of our girls independently advocate a range of causes that are important to them, and these efforts are strongly encouraged and supported by the College. The College’s Interact Social Justice Club is very active and central to College life throughout the year. Each year students support a range of local and international projects, involving both fundraising and action for local and international causes. These include support for the disadvantaged and those who have suffered domestic violence, collections for St Vinnie’s Winter and Christmas Appeals, and the well-patronised Kolega Café which together with fundraising for Mercy Works allows us to support our international neighbours in Timor Leste. Environmental awareness has also seen the establishment of Containers for Change bins for bottles and cans.   Last year, a Year 8 student received a Diabetes Ambassador award, with another Year 10 student sitting on Lord Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (LMYAC), with some strong and viable ideas for how to improve our city. 

Go Far. See More. Reach Further

This is the very essence of SJFC thinking, we encourage girls to think outside the square, to challenge theories and to dare to dream. We have had the pleasure of seeing many innovative student-led ideas come to fruition at the College. Last year the College launched its Fun, Food & Fellowship program, led by a group of senior students who believed in building a communal space where everyone belonged. In 2019, a group of students who believe that everyone has the right to a quality education, are in the process of setting up a Bursary Fund for disadvantaged students. 


Harmony Matters  

harmonyday.jpgThe College has a richly diverse and exceptionally talented student body and it is always our pleasure to showcase their many gifts and talents through our various cultural performance groups. Although Harmony Day is always a colourful display at the College, we celebrate intercultural diversity all year around and this is something which remains important to the girls and the College community.