Our Catholic Mission

At St John XXIII Catholic College we are first and foremost here to offer families a quality and accessible faith-based education for your child.

St John XXIII Catholic College serves as part of St John XXIII Catholic Parish Glenwood-Stanhope Gardens. Gospel values underpin part of everyday life with students learning what it is to be welcoming, just and socially aware. Christ is visible in all areas of learning and teaching, ensuring students develop their full human potential and are well placed to contribute to society in a meaningful way.




Our Mission Framework

Mission Framework




Students are connected in their faith journey through:




Prayer is an important aspect of College life including daily prayer in classrooms and staff prayer.


Sacred Spaces

In each learning space, there is a sacred space, which is used as a focus during class prayer. A community prayer book, which is promoted with the children and the parents, continues to be a feature.


Celebrating Catholic Events

Throughout the learning year special prayers and assemblies are held to honour, celebrate and highlight the importance of the lives of Mary, St Patrick, St Mark, St Mary MacKillop, All Saints and All Souls.



Prayer And Worship - To honour, celebrate and highlight the significant Feast Days of the Saints, special prayers, liturgies and assemblies are held. These include days to honour Our Mother Mary, St Patrick, St John XXIII, St Mary MacKillop, All Saints Day and All Souls Day.






Liturgies are held for important events in the liturgical year such as the Opening of School Year, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Easter, Advent, and Christmas.

ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, End of School Advent Liturgy and the Feast Day of Saint John XXIII are also celebrated.

Our Parish Priest and Assistant Priest celebrate year group Masses and Reconciliation. The priests, Religious Education Co-Ordinator and Parish Sacramental Co-Ordinator assist children and their families in parish-based Sacramental preparations.







Social Justice - Helping Hands


A most important part of Catholic life is giving to the needs of others. At St John XXIII Catholic College we have a strong outreach both locally and overseas. Social justice is an integral part of College life. Our Social Justice program allows students to live their faith in a practical way.

Social Justice at CLC Stanhope


Our students are regularly connected to our community supporting causes such as:

  • Caritas Australia (Project Compassion appeal)
  • St Vincent de Paul appeals
  • Soctober
  • Catholic Mission Australia
  • Assisting local families in need
  • Christmas hampers
  • Appeals for victims of natural disasters across the globe
  • Jesuit Refugee Services
  • Appeals for home based natural disasters - drought, fire and flood
  • Nursing Home visits
  • Refugee visits to the College.





Catholic schools are first and foremost here to offer families a quality and accessible faith-based education for children.

At St John XXIII Catholic College, we believe that it is important to develop and maintain close links with our local and global community to form partnerships of mutual benefit. Students gain a great deal of experience and awareness through their active involvement with initiatives connected to Community programs.