Principal's Welcome

Principal's Welcome


John Paul College is a unique Catholic co-educational secondary College in Frankston.  As principal of the College, I take this opportunity to warmly welcome you to explore all that our wonderful College offers. Comprehensive information about John Paul College is included on this website and I encourage you to take a tour and meet our students and staff to learn more. 

John Paul College is a well-established Catholic school providing high quality teaching and facilities for learning, sports, music and the arts. The College was founded in 1979 in the merger of two single gender Catholic schools on this site, Stella Maris fcJ College for girls (established in 1968) and Marianist College for boys (1973).

Our College has a rich heritage in the tradition of the fcJ Sisters and the Marianist order. These men and women were instrumental in establishing a community inspired by faith in the good news of Jesus. We are inspired to continue the journey of faith and are nurtured and guided by the charisms of these two orders.

John Paul College provides a comprehensive secondary education in a Catholic environment. It is a place where students feel safe and know that they belong, a place where students’ individual strengths are nurtured and developed and where faith and a sense of community are fundamental to our identity. This is how we live out our mission: With Him is the fullness of life. A John Paul College student knows who they are and how they can contribute to their local and global community.

It is the students, staff and parents who make up our College community that make our school a wonderful place to be. I encourage you to visit to see what makes us unique.


Mr John Visentin




John Paul College
McMahons Road Frankston VIC 3199  
ABN:82 787 261 668

The John Paul College community promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children.