Through the Family and Faith program, parents – as the first educators of their children – are invited into a deeper and more intimate relationship with the person of Jesus Christ.

John the Baptist Catholic Primary School Bonnyrigg HeightsFamily Educator
The role of the family educator is to connect parish, school and home in faith and learning to create a vibrant partnership. The following opportunities support this partnership:

Adult/Family Prayer
Stop Pray and Reflect (SPaR) is a weekly 15 minute session of reflection for parents on the presence of God in our lives in relation to everyday issues and events. This begins at 9.00am.  Other prayer opportunities are advertised regularly.

Class Prayer Boxes
Boxes are made for the students to take home and share with their families, ensuring each family has an experience of a sacred space and family prayer time in their homes.

Parents are warmly invited to attend grade Masses on relevant Fridays and come together to share morning tea afterwards.

JB Juniors Playtime Group
Playtime group is an opportunity for preschool aged children and parents to socialise and become familiar with the school and faith setting.


Reflections on the scriptures, faith and life, along with parish news and events, is included in the school newsletter.

Pastoral Care

Support for families dealing with grief, hardship or challenge. Social justice initiatives to engage students and families in supporting those in need.