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Our Vision & Missionhttp://www.stjohnfishercollege.qld.edu.au/About Us/Pages/Vision-and-Mission.aspxOur Vision & Mission<h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">OUR PHILOSOPHY</span><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"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">TO LOVE & TO LEARN</span><br></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 and nurturing atmosphere.<br></p> <h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">TO LIVE AS CHRISTIAN PEOPLE OF FAITH</span><br></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 College chapel provides a place for regular liturgies, as well as for private prayer and reflection.  Priests from the surrounding community support the College in the regular provision of Eucharist.</p>

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SJFC Student UN Ambassador http://www.stjohnfishercollege.qld.edu.au/News/Pages/Fisher-Christmas-for-Hope.aspxSJFC Student UN Ambassador <p>​<br><br></p><p>St John Fisher College (SJFC) Year 11 student Prabhdeep Kaur is on her way to becoming a leader of tomorrow after being accepted into the United<img src="/News/SiteAssets/Pages/Fisher-Christmas-for-Hope/prahb.jpg" alt="prahb.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:400px;" /> Nations Student Ambassadors Program. <br></p><p>Prabh said she has long had an interest in international relations and participated in the United Nations (UN) Youth Australia Emerging Leaders Program in 2021. <br></p><p>"During this time I gained an in-depth understanding of political and diplomatic leadership positions offered by the UN and associated government organisations, as well as how they operate in the Indo-Pacific Region," she said. <br></p><p>“Following this, I was kindly invited to apply for the United Nations Student Ambassadors Program.  <br></p><p>“In this role, I try to encourage other SJFC students to become global citizens and find ways to give back to the community.  <br></p><p>“I also intend on running get-togethers to provide an opportunity to socialise with other ambassadors.  <br></p><p>“In addition to this, I have begun participating in regular Model United Nations (MUN) simulations. These are virtual exercises looking at solving global issues alongside hundreds of thousands of students worldwide from all levels of education – primary school to university." <br></p><p>Prabh says her hard work and dedication to this role has helped her to take on challenging situations with confidence, what she believes is a vital characteristic of a leader. <br></p><p>“Many of today's leaders in law, government, business and the arts participated in MUN as students," she said.  <br></p><p>“During this experience I have learnt that those with authority can override public opinions and this specifically is something I have pledged to avoid at all points throughout my leadership journey."<br></p><p>College Principal, Cathy Galvin, recommended Prabh for her role and says she is definitely a student with huge enthusiasm and big ideas on how to change the world.  <br></p><p>“Prabh is dedicated to her studies, has an open mind and is deeply respectful in her dealings with teachers and other students," Ms Galvin said.  <br></p><p>“I can absolutely see Prabh in the world of diplomacy, she is a mighty role model to her peers and we can't wait to keep watching all she achieves."<br></p><p>Ms Galvin said Prabh's participation in the United Nations Student Ambassadors Program was just one example of how the secondary college works hard to prepare students for a changing world.<br></p><p>“Our strong academic outcomes, combined with an appreciation for vocational and co-curricular experiences, give our students the best opportunity to success in life beyond the school gates."<br><br></p>
Catholic Education Week 2022http://www.stjohnfishercollege.qld.edu.au/News/Pages/Catholic-Education-Week-2022.aspxCatholic Education Week 2022<p></p><p><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><em>St John Fisher College: Serving the community, learning for the future, empowering faith and hope.<img src="/News/SiteAssets/Pages/Catholic-Education-Week-2022/SliderOneGoFar.jpg" alt="SliderOneGoFar.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:266px;" /> </em></strong></span></p><p>St John Fisher College (SJFC), Bracken Ridge, is inspired by its Patron Saint's scholarly and social work, where students are supported on their own path to success through John Fisher's pillars of goodness, knowledge, and discipline.<br></p><p>Assistant Principal, Wellness, Deanna Turner, said college life offers a vibrant and compassionate community that promotes respect, care, integrity, service, excellence, and inclusiveness. <br></p><p>“Each student is supported by different participants of our community, including their peers as part of the pastoral care program," Ms Turner said. <br></p><p>“The vertical pastoral care classes consist of students from all year levels, with the PC teachers staying with the same group for their time at college. <br></p><p>“These groups replicate family connections where senior students support those below, practicing love and care for others." <br></p><p>Assistant Principal, Mission and Identity, Geraldine Swindells, said SJFC has a Sisters of Mercy foundation, nurturing service to community, social justice and outreach.<br></p><p>“In April 2022, St John Fisher's community was captured by the ANZAC Day liturgy, where an alumni spoke to students about how her time at SFJC laid the foundations for her to serve the country in the Australian Defence Force," Ms Swindells said. <br></p><p>“In the months that followed staff worked with students to coordinate a "Say It With Sunflowers" fundraiser totaling almost $1400 for Cartias Ukraine by making and selling sunflower hearts and pins, and a bake sale.  <br></p><p>“Our Winter donation drive with St Vincent De Paul<a href="https://www.facebook.com/VinniesAU/?__cft__%5b0%5d=AZX06xLHzyNKWL2VeGil6IqfBO_6qjGzI61RVYmSVAmAmHc4BD9z46V8cSc3HCIbBHLvhAfQ9AiMFyd2PS19LeilBNTTmmSOG2bTVxvQKfSZbZzQtXyuheh-fKpwbsBFjLXITyE-M7uRkBqCayk9nm7gn0oYT9RxutNqJ3urq21xDFoFikU2-ZXk8dH4D2lR9YtpgQIPjC3_3_KSUhPzPv3m&__tn__=kK-R"> </a>Winter raised $720 to purchase 40 blankets for those in need, and our origami 'wall of hearts,' symbolise our solidarity, compassion and remembrance for the young victims of the recent Texas school tragedy.<br></p><p>“Finally, our discussion group, 'The FISH' (Faith and Inspiration, while Sharing some Hospitality), provides a forum for all students and staff to come together to discuss key questions on faith and share diverse points of view."<br></p><p>Principal, Catherine Galvin, said this wholistic approach to education means a student's spiritual, social, emotional and physical growth are promoted as well as their academic learning. <br></p><p>“Our strong academic outcomes, combined with an appreciation of social and vocational experiences, allows students to succeed and thrive in their life beyond the school gates. <br></p><p>“Our curriculum is focused on preparing students for a changing world and when they graduate, they have an appreciation for the many layers that make up the real world.<br></p><p>“As we move though our days, we carry the legacy of St John Fisher and continue to 'go far, see more and reach further' in all that we do. <br></p><p>“It is what keeps us going, so that even in the face of adversity, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, weather events, or watching crisis unfold overseas, the St John Fisher College spirit remains focused and strong. <br></p><p>“We continue to move forward in line with our theme for the year -<em> Together with Hope</em>." <br></p>

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