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This time of transition from primary into secondary education is an exciting time for students and their parents/guardians. Our aim at John Paul College is to make this time of transition as smooth as possible and to support students and their families to feel comfortable.

General Information 

The Welcome booklet includes general information about Key Dates, Daily Organisation, Uniform, Learning & Teaching, Faith and Wellbeing.

2024 Welcome Booklet

The Year 7 Day in the Life video was shown to families at the Year 7 Parent Information Evening. The video cover important information about start times, the timetable structure, lockers and class allocation. 

Year 7 Day in the Life Video



Booklist - Year 7 2024

The College's official school Booklist supplier is Campion. We strongly recommend books be purchased online as Campion will deliver any books that are unavailable at the time of purchase at a later date when they become available.

To order books and equipment from the Booklists:

  • Go to  using the code: FMTK
  • Select the items you wish to purchase. Click continue and follow the instructions to finalise your purchase.
  • If you have multiple children, you will need to submit a separate order for each student.

Finance Office and Payment of School Fees

The Finance Office will be open from 8.00am to 4.00pm from Monday 29th January 2024. It is located in the main administration building (enter via Gate 5). Alternatively you can email with any school fee related query, including financial difficulties in relation to school fees.

Please find important information relating to the payment of school fees below. 

Finance Documents

Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) Application Form

CSEF Flyer

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program

John Paul College has been working with a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program for a number of years, which sees every student bring an electronic device to school to support their learning.

The BYOD program supports student learning. The below document includes cyber safety responsibilities, frequently asked questions relating to the program and device specifications.

BYOD Program

Uniform Shop

The John Paul College Uniform shop is managed by Dobsons, offering instore and online purchasing services. 

Regular Opening Hours: Thursdays 12:30pm – 4.00pm and Saturdays 9:00am – 12:00pm. 

Facing the College from McMahons Road, the shop is located to the left of the gymnasium, in the Stella Maris Centre (enter via Gate 6 or Gate 8). 

Shop with Dobsons online at 

Offering a $10 flat rate shipping on all online orders delivered within Melbourne and in-store collection via ‘Click & Collect’ free of charge. 

Uniform Price List

Second Hand Items 

John Paul College is conscious of improving recycling levels and of the desire by many parents wishing to trade their second-hand education items. To assist in improving services to parents at the school, we offer the below services for you to consider.

Dobsons – offer a service for buying and selling second-hand items including uniforms, sporting equipment, stationary and more. Buy and sell online at Phone enquiries should be directed to: 8788 7500

Sustainable School Shop - browse and search the sale ads online. For more information please refer to Phone enquiries should be directed to: 0438 743 444.

Secondhand Textbook and Uniform Trading user guide 

Charter Buses

John Paul College provides subsidised bus services for students residing in the Chelsea, Patterson Lakes, Seaford, Sandhurst, Botanic Ridge and Carrum Downs areas. These buses are not part of the Public Transport system and will only be carrying John Paul College students. 

Places on the buses are subject to transport regulations. Should demand exceed bus capacity a waiting list will be created. As places are limited, casual use of the bus service is not available. 

If you haven’t already applied online and would like your child to be considered for a place on the bus in 2024, please contact Reception via

Bus seat allocations will be provided by email before the end of the 2023 school year. 

Annual Pass per student $1000.

Travel without a valid pass will not be permitted. 

Conditions of Use

John Paul College Health Centre

John Paul College has a well equipped Health Centre attended by a registered nurse. The College Nurse is responsible for the management and operation of the Health Centre, and care of the students and staff who require first aid, basic medical assistance and holistic welfare during school hours.

If your child has specific medical needs please contact College Nurse, Trish Fiore, on 9784 0303.

For more information please visit - College Nurse

Instrumental Music Program and Scholarships

Students are able to elect to learn a musical instrument of their choice from our contemporary instrumental music program. Private Instrumental Music lessons are available on an individual basis or in a group of two students. Instrumental music lessons are available for Voice, Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar and Drumkit.

John Paul College also offers annual music scholarships to high performing students who show outstanding potential on a musical instrument of their choice. Instruments offered are: Voice (Singing), Piano/Keyboard, Guitar (Electric and Acoustic), Bass Guitar and Drumkit.

Application to learn a Musical Instrument

Application for a Music Scholarship

Instrumental Music Program