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Proudly Part Of The Community Of Sydney Catholic Schools

Why choose us?

John the Baptist Catholic Primary School Bonnyrigg Heights is a faith-centred community where Catholic values and strong relationships between students, teachers and parents are nurtured. Enthusiastic and expert teachers deliver strong learning growth to ensure all children achieve their full potential.

We provide extensive co-curricular opportunities that, when coupled with contemporary learning spaces and open areas, allow children to thrive, socialise and discover their passions. It is this holistic approach that makes John the Baptist School a great place to be educated.

Principal’s Message

Thank you for visiting the John the Baptist Catholic Primary School website.  Our school is passionate in providing a holistic education for every student across all domains: academic, social, emotional, spiritual and physical.

Our team of classroom and specialist teachers have a deep knowledge and understanding of each child in the school, and design learning experiences that are developmentally appropriate for all, no matter what their stage of learning. Children are exposed to styles of learning that allow them to think creatively and critically.

Learning at John the Baptist is engaging, exciting and most of all, fun!. At any given time, children may be involved in foundational literacy and numeracy learning, or be immersed in the foundations of their Catholic faith, or be actively involved in sport, art, music (including a band) and drama. As a Newman accredited school, a wide variety of enrichment opportunities are provided to challenge students and extend their thinking.

At John the Baptist Catholic Primary, each child wears a symbol of the rainbow as inspiration for the joy and hope of the risen Christ. We commit to planning, implementing and maintaining a safe, supportive and protective school community that promotes student wellbeing, safety and pastoral care, in a faith filled environment where each child can be nurtured to succeed in all aspects of learning.

I look forward to meeting you and your child soon.

Mr Brendan O’Connor

Principal

Students sitting in church next to statue of John the BaptistHistory

John the Baptist Catholic Primary School Bonnyrigg Heights opened in 1989 with 86 children and six members of staff. Originally planned as a two stream school, it soon became clear that this would be insufficient to cater for the rapid development in the Bonnyrigg area. This resulted in John the Baptist becoming a four stream school in 2000.

Charism

Our school motto is ‘Together we proclaim Jesus’. Our community recognises the presence of Christ in each person and its implication as we interact with each other. We seek to bring to each child a knowledge of Jesus and his teachings, endeavouring to assist each individual to love and follow him.

Four students smiling and standing in front of muralMission

  • Christ is central to our existence.
  • We are a faith community.
  • The child is our focus.

Vision 

  • Is a Christ-centred community which lives and celebrates the Gospel values.
  • Embraces the importance of expressing our faith in the way we live.
  • Is an integral part of our parish community proclaiming Jesus to all.
  • Is committed to the development of the whole child.

Learning Vision

Learning is underpinned by Gospel values and affirms the inherent dignity of all where:

  • The process of learning constantly evolves to meet the needs of learners at appropriate developmental levels.
  • Purposeful learning is supported by effective and timely feedback. It is visible, collaborative, engaging, challenging and inclusive.
  • Authentic learning experiences promote perseverance, risk-taking, reflection and critical and creative thinking.
  • Successful learners set achievable goals, self-regulate and self-evaluate in flexible learning environments.

Three students in robes standing at the altar with the John the Baptist parish priestThe parish and school are united in name, mission and faith and the two work in partnership to proclaim Jesus.

We have a positive partnership with the parish priest, assistant priest and pastoral council in our local parish, John the Baptist Bonnyrigg, to promote unity, mission and engagement. The priests engage in dialogue, planning and decision-making within the school.

Sacramental programs for First Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation are run by a parish core team, which is supported by the school’s Religious Education coordinator and family educator.

Parish Priest
Father Dominic Dinh

Mass Times
Monday and Tuesday: 8.00am
Wednesday: 7.00pm
Thursday and Friday: 9.10am
Saturday: 9.10am and 5.30pm Vigil
Sunday: 8.00am, 10.00am, 5.30pm, 5.30pm

Contact Details
A: 45 Mount Street Bonnyrigg Heights NSW 2177
P: (02) 9823 2572
E: info@johnthebaptist.org.au
W: www.johnthebaptist.org.au

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Proudly Part of the Community of Sydney Catholic Schools

Our school is part of a system of over 150 low-fee Catholic schools in the Sydney Archdiocese.

Sydney Catholic Schools are thriving Catholic communities that ignite a love of Christ through excellent teaching and learning to empower students to reach their full potential.

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