Our School

Our Mission, Vision and Strategic Intent

St John the Baptist Primary School has a proud history of providing quality Catholic Education for students from Koo Wee Rup and its surrounding districts for over 80 years. We pride ourselves on providing a high standard of education with modern facilities whilst maintaining a country appeal and a personal knowledge of both our students, and their families.

Mission Statement

St John the Baptist Primary School draws its inspiration from the spirit and wisdom of St John the Baptist. His story encourages our school community to receive God’s message and incorporate change and conversion within our lives.

In the tradition of Mary MacKillop, we will strive to cultivate within the hearts of our school community the qualities of service, love, justice, dignity, a compassionate response to the needs of others, a belief in prayer and a lifelong love of learning.

Our School Vision

St John the Baptist Primary School is a Catholic School where:

  • The person of Jesus Christ and His teachings is central.
  • We develop a sense of belonging to the school, parish and wider community.
  • We learn and discover in a welcoming, safe and stimulating environment.
  • Success is celebrated and one’s best is expected.

Strategic Intent

We are a committed faith community targeting excellence in purposeful teaching and motivated learning.

Catholic Identity and Religious Education

To promote a mature faith stance through a recontextualisation of the Catholic tradition in dialogue with self and the other

Learning and Teaching

To develop expert teacher practice to ensure targeted student progress

To target excellence in learning for all students


To ensure strong leadership which empowers every teacher to lead in learning and expert teaching

Democratic Principles

In support of the principles and practice of Australian democracy, St John’s school has a commitment to:

  • The elected government
  • The rule of law
  • Equal rights for all before the law
  • Freedom of religion
  • Freedom of speech and association
  • The values of openness and tolerance
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