Indigenous Education at St John's

We would like to take this opportunity to inform parents, of the important role and extra support we can provide to all Indigenous students. By working together towards Closing the Gap we will provide the students with an educational environment and the confidence for success.
Indigenous Education at St John the Evangelist Catholic High School
Nowra is part of the Yuin Nation and the second largest Indigenous population in NSW. Here at St John’s we take pride in promoting Aboriginal Culture and Awareness, and do our utmost to welcome the Aboriginal Community into St John’s School Community as one.

Cultural Focused Activities

Boys Dance Troupe
Girls Dance Troupe
Cultural Camp
Day out to Country
Darwin – Indigenous Immersion Tour
Didgeridoo
Cultural Awareness Days
Learning Homework Centre
Year 7 Immersion Day
Year 7 Transition
Girls Spirituality/Dance Workshop 

Reconciliation is all about understanding. Achieving this involves raising awareness of, and learning about, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

It’s also about changing attitudes that are often based on myths and misunderstandings and encouraging action were everyone plays their part in building a better relationship between all Australians, by presenting the facts and giving people an opportunity to broaden their knowledge; so we can work towards a better understanding.

At St John’s we are working towards moving forward together.

Indigenous Education Staff

Chris Hall - Indigenous Education Administration Facilitator
- Oversee the quality and delivery of wellbeing support and teaching/learning services
- Foster connection and dialogue with parents and carers as well as supporting agencies such as AIME
- Oversee and ensure effective and daily organisation and the management and professional development of staff
- Oversee and initiate the planning of events for parents, students and staff
- Consult and report to the school leadership team on a regular basis
- Promote Indigenous Education Policy within the school as mandated by the CEO
Involvement of the Indigenous Learning Homework Centre

Jo-anne Coleman - Administration | School Support Officer
- Office Administration
- Organisation of Indigenous celebrations & events
- One on one support
- Assessment assistance
- Involvement of the Indigenous Learning Homework Centre

Christine Campbell - School Support Officer
- Classroom support in literacy & numeracy
- One on one support
- Assessment assistance
- Involvement of the Indigenous Learning Homework Centre

Mark Mongta - School Support Officer | Male Mentor
- Boys mentoring and culture

Todd Morley - School Support Officer | Male Mentor
- Boys mentoring and culture
- Classroom support in literacy & numeracy
- Involvement of the Indigenous Learning Homework Centre