Welcome to St John the Baptist Freshwater!
As a member of system of schools known as Catholic Schools Broken Bay we seek to inspire hearts and minds to know Christ, to love learning, to use their talents to be the very best they can be.
Our principal, teachers, staff and parents all work together with the wider community to deliver authentic, professional Catholic education with care and compassion.
Our teachers are committed to the mission of Catholic education and apply evidence-based practice to support students to learn and to gain the confidence and skills to enable them to be involved in shaping their society.
DO YOU NEED TO BE CATHOLIC TO ATTEND A CATHOLIC SCHOOL?
No, your child does not need to be Catholic to enrol at a Catholic school. While preference is given to students of the Catholic faith, particularly if you are active in your parish, our schools welcome families from all backgrounds or faith traditions who share in our mission and purpose.
Catholic Schools Broken Bay will offer K-12 enrolment during 2021. This will provide you with some surety around enrolment in our systemic secondary colleges for your child. As the option becomes available, you will only need to provide one enrolment form in primary school and complete a simple updated form to ensure your child’s continued enrolment in one of our systemic secondary colleges.
Enrolling now for 2022
Thank you for your interest in St John the Baptist!
We welcome all enrolment enquiries and would be happy to answer any of your questions. Please call the school office on 02 9939 6699 or send an email to email@example.com to explore further or to book a tour.
Our enrolment process at St John the Baptist is as follows:
- Submit your Enrolment Application Form and Birth Certificate
- Applicants will then book into an interview with the Principal
- Enrolment interviews conducted
- Enrolment offered to successful applicants
- Acceptance of offer
- Submit all other accompanying documentations
To initiate your application, you will need to complete and submit the following documentation:
- Enrolment Application Form
- Birth Certificate
Accompanying documentation required following acceptance of offer:
- Immunisation Certificate
- Baptismal Certificate (if applicable)
If you need assistance in completing any of the forms or have any questions please contact the school office.
Concerned about school fees?
“While our schools rely heavily upon the support of our families, I have asked that at this time we do all we can to support those suffering immediate financial hardship. It is with this in mind, I have approved new initiatives that will be implemented immediately, and are targeted specifically to families in greatest need, as a result of financial stress” – Bishop Anthony.
Visit https://www.csodbb.catholic.edu.au/parenthub/Fee-Relief-during-Covid-19 for more information on how we’re helping families at this time.
Private School Tours
School Tours are available and can be arranged through the office. Please call 02 9939 6699 to make an appointment. You can also watch our Virtual School Tour here.
Interviews for prospective parents are generally held during May. Parents have the opportunity to meet with the Principal. In addition, children are invited to participate in activities whilst parents are meeting. The information gathered helps our staff to determine your child’s school readiness.
During the Orientation Program held annually in October, the school runs ‘Taste of Big School’ to assist with transition into primary school. This program assists new students to settle into new surroundings and gain confidence in school routines before they officially start. Teachers lead a number of interesting activities that will help the children familiarise themselves with their new school environment. Children will also meet their Senior Student ‘Buddies’.
While the orientation is taking place, parents are invited to attend an information session and morning tea so that they can meet other new parents.
Phone: 02 9939 6699
Address: 7 Johnson Street, Freshwater NSW 2096information
For more parent information, including our A-Z Parent guide, Before and After School Care and school uniform information, please click here.
COVID-19 Fee Relief
Catholic Schools of Broken Bay are committed to supporting families as the impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt in the community. No family will be excluded from our school because of financial difficulties.
Even if you have not enrolled yet, we would like to offer the following help with school fees if you need it:
- A full reduction on ALL fees if your family gets JobSeeker.
- A 50%+ reduction on ALL fees if one parent in your family gets JobKeeper.
If you are unsure if your family can get fee help or need assistance completing the form please contact our COVID-19 FEE HELP HOTLINE on 02 9847 0728 (8am – 4pm Monday to Friday).