St John Fisher College, Bracken Ridge is a Catholic secondary girl’s college founded on Mercy traditions in 1981, 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 each and every girl. This approach to education at St John Fisher College means that the student’s spiritual, social, emotional and physical growth are promoted as well as their academic learning. When you peel back the external layers, with its 15 hectares of land, new-look facilities and forward-thinking curriculum that promotes academic rigour, 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. From the teachers to our engaged and enthusiastic body of parents, to the school office staff and even our local parish, our common goal is to guide, foster, inspire, enrich and develop our students. Our team of inspirational teachers is central to this, encouraging ‘out of the box’ thinking with new approaches to curriculum to respond 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. Many of our teachers have been honoured with Excellence in Teaching Awards as well as Student Choice Awards, the latter perhaps the greatest endorsement. 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, Scribblers (writing club) and Homework Club. Our students consistently achieve well above the state average in NAPLAN and Year 12 results. The college offers an extensive sporting and cocurricular program as well as many cultural clubs, where students of all abilities are encouraged to participate. Many of our students go on to compete in the sporting, cultural and business world at very high levels.