Student Spotlight - Abigail, Year 8

Abigail MediumIf you could describe yourself in one word what would it be and why?

I would describe myself as ambitious, because I try to give everything a go and challenge myself to try new things, even though at times it might feel scary.

What do you want to be when you leave school?

When I finish secondary school I would love to go down the path of becoming a Canine Police Officer. When I was younger, I had a very positive experience with Police Officers, who inspired me to do the same work that they do. As I love animals, I feel like this would be a very rewarding and interesting specialisation to get into.

Principal's Desk - Thursday 7th December, Edition 8, Term 4

End of the Academic Year

The College office will close for the 2023 year on Wednesday 20 December.

2023 Start Dates

The first day of school for Year 7 and Year 12 is Wednesday 31 January.

Years 8-11 commence classes on Thursday 1 February.


We are about to enter the Catholic Church season of Advent, which is a time of reflection and preparation for our celebrations of the birth of Jesus at Christmas.

We are reminded of the message to the shepherds in Luke’s Gospel: “Today in the city of David a saviour has been born to you. He is Christ the Lord! This will be a sign for you: You will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.”

This sign of the baby Jesus is a sign of hope for all humanity. It is a sign that calls us to see and acknowledge God’s love for humankind and the promise of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Advent calls us to consider our own role in the mission of Jesus as we wait for His coming, which we celebrate at Christmas. That invitation is to consider how each of us can bring hope, peace and justice into the world in our own ways and within our own families and communities. Each act or prayer, entered into in faith, is a part of Jesus’ mission.

School Advisory Council - Expressions of Interest

The John Paul College School Advisory Council has two vacancies to fill, for a three year term, commencing in 2024.  If you are interested, we welcome your expression of interest in being part of the School Advisory Council.  

If you wish to be part of this group supporting the College, we would welcome your application in writing to the Principal, Mr John Visentin by COB Wednesday 20 December 2023. Terms of appointment are for three years.

No particular expertise is required except a desire to represent and give voice to the parent body in advising the principal about important matters particularly related to the school’s ongoing desire to provide the best possible education for our young people.

Student Spotlight - Rhys, Year 7

If you couldIMG_9597_Medium.jpeg describe yourself in one word what would it be?

I would say open, because I am always open to new ideas and suggestions on ways I could change or improve myself. I am also always open to meeting new people and being there for others if they need anything.

Do you recall why your parents chose to send you to JPC in Year 7? Did you have any motivation or personal reasons why you wanted to come to this school?

My parents wanted me to come to JPC because my brother was already a student at the College, so they knew it was a great school that would provide me with an excellent education. I also wanted to go here because I had heard it was a great school and most of my friends from primary school were coming here.



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