St John Vianney Primary School, Morisset is situated in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle in the township of Morisset on the shores of Lake Macquarie St John Vianney offers a quality Catholic Education in a small, happy, peaceful environment with a real community spirit.
Students are encouraged to pursue excellence in all ﬁelds of school life and to extend their learning experiences and enhance their skills. Initiatives such as Tournament of the Minds, Minilit, Maclit, MultiLit and Mathletics are designed to cater for all students’ needs and allow for collaboration and personalised learning. St John Vianney is recognised as a Gifted Education school and children have the opportunity to enter into specialist programs to support them..
The school plays an important role in the wider community by supporting the Parish Sacramental Program. The school regularly attends Masses and Liturgies and the Mini Vinnies group organises fun days to raise money for the local community, as well as those in the mission fields overseas.
St John Vianney offers a range of sports across the internal and external sporting program including cicket, netball, soccer, tennis, basketball, rugby league, touch football, rugby union and golf. Students are given the opportunity to compete and represent at local, regional, diocesan and state level in swimming and athletics carnivals, cross country and team sports and can participate in the Paul Harragon Cup, Waratah Shield, soccer and netball gala days, join the gymnastic program and improve their swimming skills by attending a 10-day intensive swimming program at Morisset pool. The active after school community program provides specialist coaching in the areas of bike riding and safety, soccer, cricket and much more.
Winning the 2012 Lake Macquarie Environmental award, the school has a strong environmental focus and involves students in recycling programs, vegetable gardens and protecting the waterways of Lake Macquarie.
Students have the opportunity to discover, strengthen and express their creative abilities through music, drama, dance and visual arts and are provided with the opportunity to participate in CAPA workshops, join the music program and school choir, audition for ASPIRE, take part in the dance program.
With the assistance of a specialist music teacher, the school has a musical every second year which is performed on school grounds and also hosts Carols by Candlelight, which is supported by the Parents and Friends Committee.
The school is well-equipped with modern facilities and innovative technology to maximise learning opportunities for students, giving them access to SMART Boards and computers in classrooms, as well as a bank of computers in the Learning Hub, a school hall, outdoor amphitheatre, environmental areas, play equipment and collaborative learning spaces. A new Outdoor play space has been built to encourage Play Based learning.
A Before and After School Care service is provided by Hunter Kids and caters for students each morning from 6.30am to 8.30am and each afternoon from 2.55pm to 6pm.
Students of St John Vianney Primary School, Morisset are encouraged to continue their Catholic education for Years 7 to 12 by attending St Paul's Catholic College, Booragul.