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St John's College
21 Railway Place West
Melbourne North
03 9480 5300
St John’s College is a Foundation-Year 12 Independent Co-educational Christian School. Our mission is to provide high quality education and care for our students within a vibrant, progressive and inclusive learning environment.
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  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
  • Independent
  • Christian
  • Greek Orthodox
Prep - Year 12
Orthodox Christian
Fees 2021
Foundation - Year 2 $5336
Years 3 - 6 $6596
Years 7 - 10 $7496
Years 11 - 12 $8108
  • Academic Achievement
  • Community
  • Culture / Tradition
  • Faith / Religion
  • Music
  • Pastoral Care / Guidance
  • Performing Arts
  • Robotics
  • Science/Technology
  • Sport
  • Tertiary Pathways

Welcome to St John’s College. We are a learning community within which our families and staff know one another and work together to support our students on their journey from children to independent young adults. Our goal is to support our students to achieve ‘philotimo’: to walk the right path in life. We work together to support our students’ growth by setting high expectations, providing personalised learning opportunities and prioritising pastoral care. Our College is a learning environment within which each young person is respected for who they are as individuals. We are a family friendly, co-educational Foundation to Year 12 school. Everyone belongs at St John's College. Together with our wonderful students, parents and staff, I warmly invite you to come and explore all that St. John's College has to offer.

Our Junior Years teachers aim to develop confident, independent learners who are willing to ask questions and absorb new ideas. Alongside skills in literacy and numeracy, our Junior Years students also undertake specialist classes in Physical Education, Library, Music and Greek language.

Pastoral Care
Christian Studies
LOTE (Modern Greek)
Physical Education
Digital Technology
Food Technology

Mathematics - General/ Maths Methods/ Specialist Maths
Visual Communication Design
Music Performance
Health and Human Development
Information Technology
Science - Biology/ Chemistry/ Physics/ Psychology
Humanities/ Business - Accounting/ Business Management/ History Revolutions/ Geography/ Legal Studies
Though we are a single campus we operate as two co-located sub-schools. The Senior School faces Blanche Street and the Junior School faces Railway Parade West. Each of our two sub-schools have their own entrance, reception and class-room wings. The benefit of being co-located is family friendly drop off and pick up as well as Junior School children being able to access facilities such as the STEM Centre and Sports and Arts Centre. In addition to the spaces described below we also provide two IT Learning Centres, a Food Technology Room and a Chapel.
STEM Centre
St John’s College aims to provide the best possible facilities to enhance student learning and experiences. We offer a state-of-the-art STEM Centre (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The STEM Centre is the newest addition to St John’s College. This outstanding wing of our College has been designed to signify the importance of Environment, Technology and Sustainability studies. There are three specialist science areas including Physics, Chemistry and Biology laboratories. The learning spaces are interconnected and allow for a large range of teaching and learning experiences, with the latest learning technologies integrated into each classroom.
Sports and Arts Centre
Our sports facilities include a fully equipped gym, five outdoor playing courts and two ovals. These spaces facilitate the delivery of a wide range of sports including soccer, hockey, netball, softball, basketball, cricket, football and tennis. Our sports centre also provides a wonderful indoor space for whole of school activities and community sporting groups. We participate in inter-school sports as well as the Greek National Sports Event held in various states of Australia each year. There is an annual House Sports events for all students. Junior students participate in an annual swimming program.
Creative Arts
We offer a fully equip music room, a band rehearsal room, two Visual Arts studios and a Sports and Arts Centre. Student work is showcased via our annual Arts Festival. Across the year we provide concerts, instrumental music soirees and the Rising Star talent competition; it is a joy to be an audience for our talented and aspirational students. Our Greek dance and singing groups enable us to celebrate Hellenic culture and provide further performance opportunities.
Junior School Multipurpose Hall
The Junior School Multipurpose Hall provides a welcoming space for primary school events and performances. It is also a wonderful venue for a public meetings, dance lessons and lunchtime activities for students. We enjoy our fortnightly assembly, at which we present student awards, in this space.
St John’s College provides a well-resourced Library to enhance our focus on developing literacy skills, independent thinking, information literacy and to foster a love of reading. Located within the heart of the school.
Philotimo - to Love, to Excel, to Achieve and to Dream. Philotimo is considered to be the highest of all virtues in Greek culture. The core concept is that of respect and walking the right path, with a sense of duty, courage, compassion and generosity. In its simplest form, philotimo means doing good.
Our vision is to educate the whole person, academically, socially and morally. To foster a love of learning, an appreciation of the Hellenic culture and live the Christian values of love, kindness, responsibility and humility.
Our mission is to provide high quality education and care for our students within a vibrant, progressive and inclusive learning environment that integrates Christian values and Hellenic culture across the curriculum.
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