John Paul College News

Keep up to date with everything happening at John Paul College including events, excursions, camps, classroom updates and more. 

  • Top Tips to keep you reading while you're learning online

    Top Tips to keep you reading while you're learning online

    The College Resource Centre Team, have provide some top tips on how students can continue reading, while at home. Although students won’t have access to the College's physical collection of books, there are lots of alternative options out there to enjoy.

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  • Reconciliation Week Video

    Reconciliation Week Video

    Reconciliation Week, held every year from 27 May to 3 June, is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. 

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  • Virtual SIS Book in a Day

    Virtual SIS Book in a Day

    On August 11 2020 a team of 8 students chose to accept the challenge of completing an illustrated novella of 4000-6000 words by 5pm, via Teams. 

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  • VTAC guide to applying for Year 12 students and parents

    VTAC guide to applying for Year 12 students and parents

    Year 12 student and families and encouraged to watch the below 40 minutes video on how to apply through VTAC.

    The video explains the registration and application process and also includes information on the SEAS (special consideration) and Scholarship applications that are made through VTAC

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  • What does Resilience mean to you?

    What does Resilience mean to you?

    Isolation and social distancing can bring feelings of loneliness and fear, making resilience a huge element on our journey through lockdown. We asked Staff and Students what resilience means to them during this time. 

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  • Principal's Desk - Wednesday 5th July, Edition 5, Term 3

    Principal's Desk - Wednesday 5th July, Edition 5, Term 3

    It is with a heavy heart and a steady resolve that we begin the next phase of our battle with COVID -19 in our community. The heaviness of heart is caused by the impact on so many of our students, families and staff who have already been impacted by this pandemic.

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  • Year 10 Studio Art, Self portraits: This is me - Edition 5, Term 3

    Year 10 Studio Art, Self portraits: This is me - Edition 5, Term 3

    The focus of the This is Me Self Portrait task was to take a series of Self Portrait photos that communicated an emotion. Students looked at portrait photos taken by professional photographers. They discussed the use of light, angle, contrast and emotion.   

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  • Mask Benefits & Procedures - Edition 5, Term 3

    Mask Benefits & Procedures - Edition 5, Term 3

     We are in our third week of wearing masks and for the majority I feel that the College, students and teachers have embraced this. I congratulate you all on this as it is difficult to have your face covered all day; it’s a big ask but we are all fighting the battle together.  

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  • CSYMA Class is calling for donations - Edition 5, Term 3

    CSYMA Class is calling for donations - Edition 5, Term 3

    Over the course of the term the Year 12 CSYMA class are putting out the call for donations to create Christmas Hampers for those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Every week they will be looking for different items to be donated.

    This week they are looking for donations of pasta, sauce and rice. There will be a each pastoral room for these to be collected.

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  • VCAL prepares young people for work, Age Article - Edition 5, Term 3

    VCAL prepares young people for work, Age Article - Edition 5, Term 3

    In the senior years at the College, students have the choice between a Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning, VCAL or the Victorian Certificate of Education, VCE.  Each student considers their plans beyond school, and their learning style and work habits to determine the best certificate for them. Below is an an edited and abridged version of an opinion piece about VCAL, written for the Age Newspaper, on August 3rd, 2019, but is just as relevant today.

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