St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School, Woy Woy South was established in 1922 by the Sisters of St Joseph. It was originally located in the centre of Woy Woy on Blackwall road until 1979, when through increased enrolments it moved to
its present site at Dulkara Road.
The school population is drawn from a wide geographical area, across the ‘Coast Peninsula.’ Our enrolments extend as
far away as Kariong to the North, Patonga in the south and McMaster’s Beach to the East. The majority of families in our community reside in the suburbs of Woy Woy, Umina, Ettalong, Koolewong, Tascott, Blackwall, Booker Bay, St Hubert’s Island, Empire Bay, Horsfield Bay, Pearl Beach, Woy Woy Bay, Daley’s Point and Phegan’s Bay.
The school is part of the Parish of Woy Woy Peninsula. In November 2007, a modern state-of-the-art, award winning design church was built on the Victoria Road site. Students are regularly transported to participate in liturgies and masses with the wider Parish community and for dedicated school celebrations.
St John the Baptist is our patron saint. He was the greatest prophet of hope. Through his example and inspiration we
derive our school motto: “Honour Through Faith.” We believe our school is “..A place of dignity and high expectations where the presence of God prevails.” The expectation in our school is that all who are a part of our vibrant community are asked to follow the scripture passage: “Treat others as you want them to treat you.” Matthew 7:12. Moreover, all that we do to live
our Catholic faith is based on our core school values of:
At all times we welcome new families who share in our beliefs and values system.