As a Catholic learning community we are first and foremost here to offer families a quality and accessible faith-based education for your children.
Our learning community serves as part of St John XXIII Catholic Parish Glenwood-Stanhope Gardens. Gospel values underpin part of everyday life with students learning what it is to be welcoming, just and socially aware. Christ is visible in all areas of learning and teaching, ensuring students develop their full human potential and are well placed to contribute to society in a meaningful way.
Our Mission Framework
Students are connected in their faith journey through:
Prayer is an important aspect of College life including daily prayer in classrooms and staff prayer.
In each learning space, there is a sacred space, which is used as a focus during class prayer. A community prayer book, which is promoted with the children and the parents, continues to be a feature.
Celebrating Catholic Events
Throughout the learning year special prayers and assemblies are held to honour, celebrate and highlight the importance of the lives of Mary, St Patrick, St Mark, St Mary MacKillop, All Saints and All Souls.
Liturgies are held for important events in the liturgical year such as the Opening of School Year, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Easter, Advent, and Christmas.
ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, End of School Advent Liturgy and the Feast Day of Saint John XXIII are also celebrated.
Our Parish Priest and Assistant Priest celebrate year group Masses and Reconciliation. The priests, Religious Education Co-Ordinator and Parish Sacramental Co-Ordinator assist children and their families in parish-based Sacramental preparations.
A most important part of Catholic life is giving to the needs of others. At Stanhope we have a strong outreach locally and overseas. Social justice is an integral part of College life. Our Social Justice program allows students to live their faith in a practical way.
Our students are regularly connected to our community supporting causes such as:
- Project Compassion (Caritas)
- St Vincent de Paul appeals
- Assisting local families in need
- Christmas hampers
- Appeals for victims of natural disasters across the globe
- Appeals for home based natural disasters - drought, fire and flood
- Nursing Home visits
- Refugee visits to the College.
Catholic schools are first and foremost here to offer families a quality and accessible faith-based education for their children.