St John Fisher College

St John Fisher College

Bracken Ridge QLD, Brisbane City Central & Northern Suburbs

St John Fisher College (SJFC), Bracken Ridge, really is the hidden gem of schools in Brisbane’s northern suburbs. While our fee is certainly competitive, our focus is truly on delivering a curriculum designed to prepare girls for a changing world.

A Catholic secondary girl’s college founded on Mercy traditions in 1981, the college is inspired by St John Fisher’s academic passion and social justice work.  

Integral to our college is a layered and culturally diverse community of people who are committed to providing a holistic education that promotes the growth and development of every student. This approach means each student’s spiritual, social, emotional and physical growth are promoted, as well as their academic learning. 

Along with recently upgraded facilities, including a Design and Hospitality hub, our college is set amongst 15 hectares of lush greenspace, which offers an ideal learning environment, free of clutter, for our student's minds to flourish. Underpinning our forward-thinking curriculum, you will find a supportive community of parents, teachers and support staff who are passionate about preparing young girls to become courageous women of the future. 

Our students consistently achieve well above the state average in NAPLAN and Year 12 results. Senior subjects through two modes of learning, onsite (at our Bracken Ridge Campus) and online (through Fisher One our digital learning environment). For the past five years, 100 per cent of students from SJFC have received a Queensland Certificate of Education. This tell us our students have been placed on a learning pathway suitable to both who they are currently, and who they want to become in life beyond school, whether their interests are academically or vocationally geared.

The college’s 2021 cohort received an ATAR above 60, with 30 per cent achieving an ATAR above 90, and 13 per cent above 95. The cohort’s top ATAR score was an outstanding 99.55, while the median ATAR of 84.6 shows a marked growth in ATAR attainment.

Many of our teachers have been honoured with Excellence in Teaching Awards as well as Student Choice Awards. Our ‘out of the box’ approach to curriculum caters to students’ interests and real-world demands. Teachers of STEM subjects, who are traditionally thought of as non-creative, constantly look for new ways to encourage alternative ways of problem-solving by developing practical and innovative approaches to learning.

The Fisher Innovate Research Enterprise is a new semester long program providing our Year 9 students with the skills and capabilities required to successfully navigate their futures in an increasingly complex world.

The college also offers an extensive sporting and cocurricular program as well as many cultural clubs, where students of all abilities are encouraged to participate. With an ethos of holistic education, we promote academic excellence both in the classroom and via our many curriculum-focused clubs, such as the Science Club, Studio 27 (art club) Greedy Readers, Write That Essay (writing club) and Homework Club.

Come and see for yourself by registering for our Open Day on 10 May or book a tour today! Live your best life at St John Fisher.

Key Facts

School uniform

The uniform is compulsory

Number of students

Total enrolment: 558
In high school: 558
In Year 12: 74

Gender in depth

Female: 100%

Male: 0%

Other Requirements

Boarding school

Offers IB

Accepts international students

Our Curriculum

Subjects Overview

LOTE taught:
English, French

Activities & Support Staff


Activities (7)


Extra-curricular (6)


Music (2)


Sports (6)

Support Staff

Support Staff (16)

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School Details









Principal: Ms Catherine Galvin


John Fisher Drive Bracken Ridge Queensland 4017

Tel: (07) 3269 8188

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