St John the Evangelist Catholic High School, Nowra


St John’s Champion Surfer

St John the Evangelist Catholic High School, Nowra, Year 8 student Tyler Wright has created history by winning the Beachley Surfing Classic at Manly Beach in October.  This event is the richest event on the ASP World Tour. Tyler defeated the world’s best surfers including World Champion Stephanie Gilmore to win the title. She is the youngest surfer to win this event.

Shoalhaven Youth Drama Awards

On September 10, four Year 12 students participated in the Shoalhaven Youth Drama Awards. In the group performance section, Claire Bourke, Jessica Cuda, Lisa Walker and Carly Young performed their HSC piece “Pterranarcophobia” and placed first. In the individual section, each of the girls performed pieces they had prepared for the HSC.  Jessica Cuda was awarded 1st place, Lisa Walker 2nd place and Carly Young 3rd completing a clean sweep for St John’s.

St John’s Opens NSWCCC Soccer

Winners of the New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges Soccer knockout for 2008.

PHOTO:L to R Back – Danielle Evans, Samantha Cornell, Alix Roberts, Shelby Fenech, Sarah Frank, Jaclyn McArdell, Elise Battin, Mr Vaughan

Middle: Emma Dowse, Hayley Murray, Mia Kitchener, Laura Blackmore, Rose Battagliolo, Kirby Wright

Front: Lani Honecker

Year 12 Reflect at St John’s

On August 19 after the hype and stress of the HSC Trial Exams, Year 12 at St John’s took an opportunity to regroup, take stock of life, and reflect on their journey, past, present and future. Exploring the fears, pressures and stresses of Year 12 was an essential part of the day. So, too, was the reminder of the need to be supportive, and to maintain a sense of unity and hope throughout the time that remains at school.

The Year 12 Theme “We Are the Light of the World,” powerfully stated the message that Jesus gives his followers; a call that all students in this cohort should heed. This was a great occasion to explore this theme – with specific emphasis on celebrating the friendships made while at St John the Evangelist, identifying and celebrating differences of others and, creating hope for the future.

New School Captains

New School Captains have been elected and inducted on October 15 at St John’s:

PHOTO with Fr Pat Faherty, Kathryn Weaver (Capt) Angus Jackson (Capt) Neil McCann Principal