Each year we gather data and feedback from the students, staff and parents about their level of satisfaction with the school. The full report can be viewed at the Cairns Catholic Education website.
The school prides itself on an incredibly hard working and effective Parents and Friends Association. The Parents and Friends are involved in coordinating the school tuckshop, uniform shop, social events, working bees as well as being the major source of raising revenue for the school.
St John’s School recognises and respects that parents are the first educators and as such, are important stake holders in optimising the educational outcomes of their children. The ongoing partnership between the school and parents occurs formally four times a year (Assessment and Reporting) and informally daily, weekly and each term. Parent information evenings, year and term overviews, assemblies, newsletters, excursions, sports coaching, sacramental programmes are all ways staff and parents work together for the benefit of students.
Each term St John’s strives to provide an information session to parents, so they can engage in their child’s learning journey and work in partnership with the school.
The small school enrolment (42 families) creates a family atmosphere at St John’s. Another benefit of a small school is the capacity for everyone to become involved in the social and family orientated events held each year.
Through the sample of parents surveyed, 97% of parents agreed that St John’s School is a welcoming and caring community where everyone is treated with respect. 100% of parents agreed that they respect the principal and school leadership team at St John’s School. 96.7% of parents agreed that St John’s School provides me with clear, timely and relevant information. Also, our parent satisfaction survey stated the 97% of parents thought classrooms were well presented and stimulating places for learning whilst also having beautiful spacious grounds. The final comments from our survey showed that parents have the upmost confidence in the future direction of the school and provide the best learning opportunities to their students by being well equipped with excellent teaching and learning resources.