Parent Information - St John the Baptist, Freshwater
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Parent Information

This page has information and links for parents and should have answers for any questions you may have. A great place to start is the A-Z guide.

After School Care

Our Before and After School Care provider is Catholic Care. Supervision is provided onsite 7am – 8:45am and 3:05pm – 6pm.

Bell Times

School Bell Times

Bus Travel – 682n

We have an afternoon bus service for students going home. It departs Johnson Street at 3:13pm and goes in the direction of North Curl Curl.

Bus 682n Timetable

Bus 682n Map

Buss Pass Application Form online – Our provider is Keolis Downer Northern Beaches


Our school canteen is currently open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and is run by paid employees. The canteen menu and payment can be found on the Qkr app. Please see below for more information about the app.

We use the Qkr! Online Ordering System. Please see below links to further information.

Qkr payment app tips for Users – Guide

Qkr instructions for cancelling an order


Compass Parent App

We use the Compass App for all communications to parents. All parents will receive a unique username and login when your child starts at SJB.
On Compass you will find attendance information, school academic reports, parent calendar and a newsfeed with current events and information.

Quick Guide – Parent Login Instructions NEW

Extended Leave Form

Please complete this form for any absences of 10 consecutive school days or more. It should be submitted to the school office before the leave is taken.

Extended Student Leave Form


If your child requires medication at school please complete this form before bringing medication in for your child:

Request to Administer Medication in Schools

Extra Curricular Activities

We have a range of optional extra curricular activities available for students to participate in. These are run in class time, once per week and booked through our external service providers. Please follow the link below:


Please find below a uniform storyboard for your use. Please note the Fleece is a half zip, not a full zip in the picture.  Please note from 2023-

Changes for everyone– Black socks with school uniform for all students. White sock with sport uniform. 

The uniform is no longer Summer or Winter, the uniform is cross-seasonal, and children/families can dress in accordance with the weather. There will be no official swap over time announced by the school.  

No ties 

Winter tunics can still be purchased by families in Years 1-6 while stock lasts. New tunics can be purchased from the School and a limited supply of second hand tunics can be purchased from the Sustainable Uniform shop at school via Qkr

The school has sample sizes of uniforms. Please arrange a time with the school office to try on sizes; you do not need to visit Cowan and Lewis. For New Year deliveries, these can be picked up from the school on Friday 27th January 2023 or Monday 30th January 2023.  

SJB Freshwater Uniform 2023 – Story Board

Link to Cowan ans Lewis for ordering – Cowan and Lewis

If you have any enquiries about uniforms please contact the school office on 9939 6699.