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St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School - Freshwater NSW

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St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School - Freshwater NSW
A place of learning, united in faith, which integrates a community that supports diversity and is accepting of the individual’s strengths and differences in our contemporary world.
7 Johnson Street
Sydney North, Sydney Northern Beaches
(02) 9939 6699

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Mrs Alicia van der Merwe
  • Primary School
  • Primary Campus
  • Catholic
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  • Athletics (Track & Field)
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  • Cross Country Running
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Our School: St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School is a co-educational school from Kindergarten to Year Six. In recent years, we have grown from a single stream school to double stream in the infant grades, which no doubt will continue as the school enjoys an outstanding reputation in the wider community.

School Community: St John the Baptist school community is very welcoming, inclusive and highly supportive with an extraordinary school spirit. Parents are substantially valued as the first and continuous educators of their child thus, parents and the school enjoy a wonderful partnership in their child’s holistic education.   Many parents are actively involved in the school through various volunteer roles, activities and social events.



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Welcome to St John the Baptist, a diverse and high achieving Catholic primary school with 100 years of rich heritage, yet a progressive stance to 21st century education.  It is a privilege to lead a nurturing and inclusive school committed to offering our students an education inspired with the latest pedagogical approaches. 

St John the Baptist learners are provided with a challenging, yet inclusive curriculum designed to enable each student to thrive. Our motto “Prepare the Way” permeates through every aspect of our school as we develop well rounded, creative thinkers with the skills to adapt to an ever-changing future. We place an emphasis on building a strong connection with our students so they feel safe and respected in our care at St John the Baptist. 

Our team of dedicated, professional educators strive to provide opportunities both in and out of the classroom to nurture each child’s personal strengths, talents and independent thought. We aim to instil in our students- courage, compassion and humility, and the capacity and capability to positively transform the world in which they live.

Our Catholic foundation underpins our approach to developing the whole child; academically, socially, spiritually, physically and emotionally by providing a learning experience grounded in community and social justice with a strong global perspective.

When you join St John the Baptist, every member of the family becomes part of the school community.  As a new Principal, I have personally experienced an extraordinarily warm welcome from a passionate and caring community.  This community pastorally supports each other through every facet of life.  

Here at St John the Baptist, we are flexible, agile and responsive, prioritising individualised curriculum, student wellbeing and your family needs.

We invite you to experience the difference in education that St John the Baptist can offer your family. 

Mrs Alicia van der Merwe

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02 9939 6699

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