St John Fisher College (Bracken Ridge)
Our diverse and academically challenging curriculum is designed to provide a solid foundation for learning and prepare students to be life-long learners. In Years Eight to Ten the unitised curriculum enables students to choose subject units that are in keeping with their interests and abilities and to practise decision making with regard to their own education. In Year Ten units on offer align with Senior school choices. In the Senior school students may choose from tertiary-oriented academic subjects or from more practical vocationally-oriented subjects or they may choose a combination of both. In addition students may participate in work placements traineeships school-based apprenticeships first year university subjects and TAFE subjects where appropriate. We cater for the individual learning needs and talents of all our students. Our students have access to the latest technology to support their learning. The College has a laptop program for students in Year Nine onwards. Modern facilities and spacious landscaped grounds and gardens provide a wonderful environment to support learning. A number of curriculum support groups and clubs operate within the College. Examples include Science Cclub textiles tutorials mathematics tutorials greedy Readers scribblers and Drama Lamas.
There is a genuine sense of staff and students nurturing and caring for each other and this is evident in all aspects of College life from the formal structures of the school day through to informal offers of assistance at lunch time. Each student belongs to a Pastoral Care class with a Pastoral Care teacher who is there to support them and offer them guidance. Also each Year level has a Pastoral Coordinator who provides them with further support and advice. Through the Personal and Social Development Program each girl will explore the life challenges facing them and the implications of living a faith-filled life. We aim to develop the skills Knowledge attitudes and values needed of our girls to become resilient self-confident young women who can show the initiative to solve their own problems and determine their own future. St John Fisher College also has a Big Sister – Little Sister Program in which older students help to orient and support younger ones. Students take part in regular sister group activities such as shared lunches.
Sporting and cultural opportunities are abundant. Our extensive oval space tennis courts and multi-purpose hall accommodate numerous on-site sports whilst our participation in sporting clusters with other schools expands the opportunity for competition. Your daughter has the opportunity to be involved in public speaking debating choir and the College band and the instrumental program offered by the College.
OPEN DAY - Thursday 17th May 2012
2pm - 6pm
Information Sessions given by our Principal on the day at 2: 15pm and 4: 00pm.
We are currently enrolling for 2014 and will be introducing Year Seven in 2015.
Our Open Days are held each year in May However if you would like to have a look around our school please call Suzanne Crowther our enrolments secretary on 3269 8188 to make an appointment or email scrowther@bne. catholic.edu.au.