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.

SCHOOL VALUES – Courage, Compassion, Humility

SCHOOL MOTTO – ‘Prepare the Way’

SJB Parent Information Handbook

Please click on the link below to access our parent handbook.



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

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 see below for a list of uniform requirements for summer and winter as well as where to purchase. We also have a second-hand sustainable shop with all items priced at $5.00. Ask the school office for more information.

All brand new items can be bought online from Cowan and Lewis. All items will be delivered to the school office and sent home with your child. Please got to: Cowan and Lewis website to see the selection and make your order.

Uniform Change – 2022

After many months of consultation, we are finally able to announce the rollover to Cowan and Lewis as our new uniform supplier.

Roll Out

This will be a very slow process. All current students can wear the current uniform for as long as they desire, or until appropriate sizes run out. Therefore, hand me downs, secondhand stock and stock bought back from suppliers can be accessed and worn, until sizes run out.  SJB Uniform Requirements (pre changeover)

All Kindergarten students (2023) and new enrolments from 2023 will be required to purchase and wear the updated St John the Baptist uniform.


  • Short Sleeve Shirt only no long-sleeved shirt
  • Trousers for girls
  • Culottes- can be worn with socks or tights to cover all seasons
  • No ties

No longer manufactured from 2023 (Stock may be available in “SJB Sustainable Uniform Shop” 

  • Girls winter Tunic
  • Ties
  • Girls Summer Dress
  • Cotton Zip jacket

Cowan and Lewis

SJB Uniform Requirements

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

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