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Our School

St John’s Girls’ School is a decile nine, integrated state school, situated in park like grounds in the centre of Invercargill.

It is an interdenominational Christian based school.  The school has a strong traditional base. The roll is capped at 150.

St John’s is a small caring school. The students are our focus. The most important thing is that they feel good about themselves, who they are and what they can achieve.

The school is well resourced.  The School Board choose to employ more staff than the school is entitled to, to ensure the girls get the best possible education.  This includes a part time professional dance teacher, Christian Education teacher and a classroom teacher.

Classes are small so individual needs are well catered for.  Our largest class has 22 pupils in it.  Learning support is generally available for those who need it and there are many extension programmes.  The school has high expectations for academic achievement as well as for all other areas.

The school enjoys strong community support.  An active Parents’ Association is involved in fundraising for those extra things.

An enrolment scheme is in place to avoid overcrowding.  There is a large waiting list.

The girls receive a rounded education with a focus on numeracy and literacy.  There is a strong emphasis on the “Arts”.

St John’s provides an education which develops all aspects of personality.  A simple set of values underpins everything we do at St John’s, inside and outside of the classroom.  These values are represented by a character named, KIPRRR.

K is for Kindness, Atawhai                         I is for Integrity, Ngakau pono                                 P is for Perseverance, Manawanui

R is for Resilience, Manawaroa                 R is for Respect, Whakaute                                   R is for Responsibility, Haepapa

The goal is excellence in all endeavors.

Respect for self and others and responsibility for one’s own actions are encouraged.

Honesty, compassion and fairness are valued along with cooperation, tolerance, loyalty, support and consideration.

The display of these values is rewarded in numerous ways.

A high standard of personal conduct is expected.