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

Christine Finney - Aboriginal Community Engagement Officer
In my role as the Aboriginal Community Engagement Officer, I am directly responsible to the Catholic Education Office, as well as the Principals of St John the Evangelist Catholic High School, St Michael's Nowra, St Mary's Star of the Sea, Milton. I coordinate the Indigenous Education Unit in regards to Aboriginal celebrations, community involvement, parent/family liaison and the support of the Indigenous students within the three schools.

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