• 2021 March Open Day


    The John Paul College Open Day on Wednesday 17th March at 4.30pm, has reached the capacity allowed under current COVID - 19 restrictions and registrations for this event are now closed. 

    If you missed the opportunity to register for the Open Day, we encourage you to book in for one of our weekly College Tours.

    Book a College Tour

    Open Days provide families the opportunity to learn more about the John Paul College ethos and the countless opportunities we offer to our students.

    Hear from our College Principal, John Visentin, enjoy a student-led tour around our expansive 14-hectare grounds and state of the art facilities and chat to our experienced teaching staff.


     “John Paul College is a vibrant learning community where each student is supported and challenged to achieve excellence. We offer an education that promotes resilience and faith in action. We are committed to maintaining high positive expectations and are attentive to the needs, goals and abilities of every student.”  Principal, Mr John Visentin


    We are now accepting enrolments for 2023, applications close on 20 August 2021.  

    Limited places are still available for Year 7, 2022.   Visit the Enrolments page for further details. 



    Request an Enrolment Pack


    Families interested in learning more about the College and the Enrolment process can do so by requesting an Enrolment pack to be sent to them.  

    The pack contains important information regarding College Fees, Curriculum, Key Enrolment dates and an Enrolment Form. 


    Request an Enrolment Pack 



    COVIDSafe Event Checklist - The John Paul College Open Day is a registered event and the College has undertaken COVIDSafe measures to ensure the safety of the community. 

  • 2021 Swimming Carnival

    The 2021 Swimming Carnival was a splashing success!

    Our Senior Students braved the cold and windy weather on Tuesday 2 March, while our Middle Students took to the pool on Wednesday 3 March. Both days were wonderful days full of laughs, dance moves, splashes and of course House spirit. 

    Well done to all students who participated both in races and out of the pool cheering on their House. 

    Senior Results: 1st - D'Houet, 2nd - Turner, 3rd - Chaminade, 4th - Olsen

    Middle Results: 1st -Turner, 2nd - Chaminade, 3rd - Olsen, 4th - D’Houet

  • AWETISM 2020 Virtual Expo - Edition 12, Term 4

    On Friday 20 November, Australia’s biggest Autistic youth event went virtual, connecting thousands of Autistic students from both primary and secondary school and showcasing their awe-inspiring talents. The AWETISM 2020 Virtual Expo provided a platform for students to present on their unique passions, theories and skills.

  • Bully Zero Presentation, VCAL 2020 Student Reflection - Edition 9, Term 4

    On 27August, we had a 90 minute presentation on the impact and dangers of workplace bullying. It was hosted by the organisation called “Bully Zero” and was made to show us what workplace bullying is, the different types of it, and what to do about it. Because of the current situation of being in lockdown we had to do so via a webinar. It was a very different experience to do it this way.  

  • Class of 2020 Valedictory - Edition 6, Term 2

    The College wishes to thank all Valedictorians and their families for attending last Friday's Valedictory cocktail event. 

    The completion of Year 12 marks a very important stage in the lives of students, JPC is thankful we were able to provide a Valedictory event to celebrate this milestone achievement. 

  • End of Term 2 - Semester 1 Recap

    As the College commences a well deserved term break, let us reflect back on the Term that was. Whilst Term 2 unfortunately got interrupted by a lockdown, as a College community we can truly appreciate the wonderful memories we have created this Term, together and onsite. 

  • Father's Day Breakfast - Cancelled

    John Paul College is committed to the health and wellbeing of our students, staff, families and our wider community.

    It is with regret and sadness that JPC wishes to advise the College community that our Father's Day Breakfast on Thursday 2 September has been cancelled, due to the recent announcement of the extension of the lockdown and restrictions concerning large gatherings. 

    We thank you for your understanding and your ongoing support. We hope you and your family are staying healthy, happy and safe during this time.
    We look forward to welcoming your family to the College for future celebrations.

  • From the Archives: Swimming Carnivals swam and gone

    Last week students gathered at the Pines Forest Aquatic Centre for the annual JPC Swimming Carnival.

    Despite the gloomy, overcast weather, students from all year levels wasted no time diving into the pool, participating in races, cheering on their classmates and earning valuable points for their Houses.

    Take a look back through the years of Swimming at JPC, from the 1980's to the 2000's.

  • International Women's Day

    Monday 8 March was International Women's Day. The College community celebrated this signifcant day on Tuesday 9 March.

    Purple ribbons were handed out in Pastoral Care for students to show their support for the women in their life. Students also watched a video that was put together by our 2021 College Captains. The video recognised inspirational female leaders in history and in society. The Captains video seeks to raise awareness about women's equality and spread awareness about International Women’s Day. The College asks each student today to take the time to understand the significance of IWD and challenge/call out gender bias and inequality you see occurring around you. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.

  • Masterclass in Science 2021

    John Paul College is offering a Masterclass in Science for students currently in Year 7 and students who are registered or enroled at the College in Year 7, 2022 and Year 7, 2023. 

  • Mission Action Day 2021

    A MAD success! On Tuesday 23 March students participated in the annual Mission Action Day, running a number of stalls, games and activities to raise funds and also awareness on issues of social justice. All money raised goes towards the Community Companion Van and towards House charities which extend to communities in East Timor, India and the Philippines. Each community has a personal connection to one of our four House groups.

  • Mother's Day Breakfast celebration

    On Friday 7 May, the College hosted a Mother's Day Breakfast to honour and recognise the mothers, grandmothers and female mentors in our College community.

  • Parent Network Evening - ICT Support

    JPC invites Parents and Carers to an ICT Support information session with the College's Director of ICT, Kj Maan. 

    This evening will provide families with essential information on how to effectively use learning management systems PAM and Microsoft Teams, and will assist parents/ carers to be more involved in their child’s learning.

    Families will have the opportunity to ask ICT related questions. Parent Network Evening events are also a great way to connect with other parents/ carers from the JPC community.

    Event Details:

    Wednesday 24th March 

    7.00 pm – 8.00 pm. 

    John Paul College, venue will be emailed to registered families prior to the evening. 

    The evening will cover:

    • PAM and the PAM app
    • Changes to PAM
    • Microsoft TEAMS for Remote Learning 

    The event topic for this term was chosen in response to feedback from a parent/ carer survey conducted at the end of 2020 after Remote Learning. 

    Register your attendance 


    JPC Parent Network Evenings

    The JPC Parent Network Evenings began in 2016 and provides a network of support for families at JPC. The evenings aim to to increase engagement between the College and families, strengthen the internal JPC community, develop connections with the external community and various organisations and support families to be involved in their child’s learning.

    As such, the topics were extended beyond technology use and have included a number of significant issues that affect parents and their children today. 

    Interested in getting involved in Parent Network Evenings? Become a Parent Network Representative.

    PNE require parent representatives to assist in the coordination and development of information evenings. A parent network representative is a spokesperson on behalf of the JPC parent community that assists in sourcing speakers, contributes to ideas for topics.

    Any Parent or Carer interested in becoming a Parent Network Representative can find out more information via the below button. 

    Become a Parent Network Representative 

  • Resource Centre Book Week competition - Edition 10, Term 4

    The Resource Centre's 'create your own book character' competition is currently running until Friday 6 November, in celebration of Book Week.

  • Responsible Service of Alcohol Training in December - Edition 11, Term 4

    Due to popular demand, Chisholm Frankston have organised for a final two RSA classes to be held via Zoom in December, after the seated VCE exam period. Interested students can send their USI, date of birth and preferred course date to Ms Matthews in order to be enrolled.

  • Sport Colours Day - Edition 10, Term 4

    On 22 October students wore casual clothes with their sport colours onsite, in celebration of the AFL and NRL Grand Finals. Students were seen sporting their favourite team's colours by wearing sporting tops, guernseys, beanies and scarves.

  • Students celebrate World Teachers' Day - Edition 10, Term 4

    We’re so proud to celebrate all of the amazing staff at JPC this week, with World Teachers’ Day acknowledged in Australia today. This year, education staff throughout the country have overcome major challenges to ensure education continued for all students. Students have banded together to thank all of the staff at JPC and recognise their hard work and dedication.

  • Subject Selection and Careers Online Expo 2021

    The College held a Subject Selection and Careers Online Expo last Thursday via Microsoft teams. 

  • Teaching young people about healthy relationships webinar

    In a world where young people are bombarded by adult themes and destructive media messages, it can be hard for parents to feel confident to take on delicate topics with their child. 

  • Term 1 Recap Video

    That's a wrap on Term 1 and what a successful beginning to the 2021 academic year our students have had! 

    Term 1 at John Paul College was packed full of year level activities, whole school events and collaborative learning. Students embraced being back onsite after a tumultuous year in 2020, with the exception of a brief five-day lockdown in Melbourne, which saw students return to online learning for three days.