St John's College, Woodlawn
"Tenete Traditiones" -"hold fast to the traditions"
Located by the Willson River, on the out-skirts of the thriving city of Limsore, St John's College Woodlawn is a school with values of catholic faith and living to your full potential. A school full of opportunities and support; of learning and of belonging. A school where you have the power to be yourself. Does this sound like the school for you (or your child)? If so, read on.
A Brief History
At first, it was an agricultural college, a boarding and day school for boys only, however it is no longer a boarding school and in 1996, it became a co-ed school.
Marist charism is a sense of family, simplicity, presence and love of work.
The community that is St John's embraces these characteristics by giving support when it is needed; genuinely caring for each individual student; encouraging students to perform to the highest of their abilities; and sharing in Mary's work of bringing the life of Christ to it's students, and allowing it to grow and flourish in them.
The Symbols, Motto and Crest of Woodlawn
The eagle is a symbol of St John the evangelist.
The motto, "Tenete Traditiones", is taken from St Paul's second letter to the Thessalonians, which reads: "God called you to this through the Good News we preached to you; He called you to posses your share of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. So then, our brothers, stand firm and hold fast to the traditions which we taught you, both in our preaching and our writing". (2 Thess. 2:14-15).
The Colours and Houses of Woodlawn
Green- symbolises hope for eternal life. Green is the colour of Carroll House.
Carroll House- is named after Bishop Carroll, founder of the college. It was his decision to establish a college at Woodlawn.
Red- symbolises love for Christ. Red is the colour of Segrief House.
Segrief House- is named after Father Thomas Segrief, S.M., Woodlawn's first rector.
Gold- symbolises loyalty to christ, the king. Gold is the colour of Bell House.
Bell House- is named after Father James Bell, Woodlawn's second rector.
Kennedy House- whose colour is blue. Kennedy is named after Father John Kennedy, S.M., Woodlawn's third rector.
Events that have taken place in the past include formals, opening masses, swimming carnivals and other sporting events. As you can see, many of these events we continue to honour today.
What We Have to Offer
Woodlawn has a very wide range of sports, including: water polo, gymnastics, tennis, dance, yoga, ten pin bowling, striking and throwing skills and golf, just to name a few.
You also have the opportunity to represent the school in sports such as soccer, basketball, football, netball and cricket.