As we have been navigating the first few weeks of Term 3, we have been in the continuing challenges of the COVID -19 pandemic. Absences of students and staff have been managed within our resources and we have been able to continue with most activities and programmes without having to cancel. I am sure that families will understand that this been managed with the great generosity and flexibility of the John Paul College teachers and other staff. We will continue to monitor our absence numbers and take appropriate actions in line with health advice.
Each year at the commencement of Semester Two, the College formally recognises students at a full school assembly, who have achieved Academic Excellence and have been awarded Certificates of Merit - Exemplary. Unfortunately, in light of the recent restrictions, we were unable to gather as a community for this annual assembly. However, the College still wishes to formally recognise students achievements, excellent learning skills and work habits during the first semester of the 2022 academic year.
Students who received a Certificate of Merit award demonstrated exemplary work habits across all subjects as evidenced on Semester One reports.
Students who received a Academic Excellence award in Years 7 to 9 had an overall result of at least 90% in five or more subjects with no record of modification, late or non-submission of assessment tasks. In Years 10 and VCE Units 1 and 2 had an overall result of at least 85% in four or more subjects/units with no record of modification, late or non-submission of assessment tasks.
Congratulations to these students for their incredible efforts.
"I really enjoyed going to Melbourne Zoo and seeing all the different animals with all my friends. My favourite animal to see would have to be the Snow Leopard."
- Hannah, Year 8
"My favourite activity during STEAM Week would have to be constructing the Volcanoes and testing each to see which would erupt the highest. Although mine didn’t erupt at all I enjoyed building the Volcano, using a plastic bottle and paper." - Cleo, Year 8
"My favourite part about STEAM Week would have to be all the activities we got to participate in. I Really enjoyed flying the Drones and Making the Leaning Tower of Pasta." - Zack, Year 7
"For STEAM Week, I really enjoyed the Leaning Tower of Pasta activity because it was really fun to see what designs would work and what wouldn’t."
- Layla, Year 7
What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I enjoy playing Basketball twice a week. I also have a passion for acting so I enjoy practising outside of school. I also apply for acting roles and try to go to as many auditions as possible.
Do you recall why your parents choose to come to JPC in Year 7?
My parents were really focused on expanding my friend group and helping me step outside of my comfort zone. So, when majority of students from my primary school went to the same high school, they thought to be a bit different they’ll send me somewhere else. Together, we decided on JPC, and it was the best decision we ever made because I’ve met so many new and amazing people and have developed some pretty awesome friendships.
I really enjoy getting involved in the Arts here at JPC. I was a lead in the recent College Production ‘All Shook Up’ and I have also participated in Theatre Sports, a day where students learn improvisation acting over zoom and compete in competitions.
We remember this week, Zoe Brookes, Year 8, PDM6, who sadly passed away in recent days. Zoe had battled ill health for much of her life and had been critically ill in hospital in recent weeks. Zoe showed great bravery during her treatments and was a wonderful example of her D’Houet House charism of courage. She is remembered for her kindness, strength, and incredible fighting spirit. Our thoughts and prayers are with Zoe’s family and friends.
We ask God’s blessing upon Zoe’s family as they struggle with her passing and ask you all to keep them in your own thoughts and prayers.
Zoe’s funeral will be held this weekend, where we will celebrate her life and support each other in this time of sadness.
Eternal rest grant to her, O Lord:
And let the perpetual light shine upon her.
May her soul, and the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace.
What content have you been consuming at the moment? (book, podcast, Netflix series)
I am a self-confessed anime addict thanks to the influence of some current senior students a few years ago. I’m currently making my way (slowly) through One Piece, but my favourite anime of all time is Demon Slayer. I’m currently reading Toilet-Bound Hanako Kun.
What’s the best piece of advice ever received?
“Don’t smile ‘til Easter” – no, I’m kidding. Be your genuine self and share your passion of science with the students.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I enjoy doing Gymnastics and playing a bit of Basketball. Outside of my sports I enjoy playing a bit of PS4 or catching up with friends.
What do you want to be when you leave school?
When I leave school I would love to get into something to do with marine animals as I love animals. My favourite animal is a dolphin because they just seem really smart and agile.
The Subject Selection and Careers Expo, provides students and their families with an invaluable opportunity to explore the wide range of subjects on offer at JPC as well as gain up to date advice regarding pathways, tertiary courses and Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses.
On the evening, teachers from each Learning Area will provide detail on subject and elective offerings, pathway choices, careers options and support, to assist in subject selection.
Representatives from different tertiary institutions including Deakin University, Australian Catholic University, Federation University, Monash University and many more will be available to answer any questions regarding pathways after secondary education.
The expo is suitable for students in all year levels with a greater focus for students currently in Years 8 to 12.
Term 3 – Thursday 14 July
5.00pm – 7.30pm
With so many different pathways and subject options available, the Expo is an excellent opportunity for both students and parents to become 'Future Me' ready.
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I’m a parent. How do I access the fantastic resources from Safe on Social?
We highly encourage all parents to explore this fantastic new platform that the school has purchased for our families. Accessing the portal can be a little tricky at first, but once you log on, save your log in details for next time. Please note there is absolutely no cost to families.
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