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John Paul College boasts a rich heritage of nurturing student leadership and cherishing the input of students in the decision-making process.

The College takes great pride in fostering a range of leadership attributes in young individuals, equipping them to lead successful lives beyond their time at the College. The selected leaders undergo formal training spanning two days annually, and they are also afforded the opportunity to attend Student Leadership Conferences and partake in other skill-oriented development courses.

Middle and Senior Leadership

The College's structured leadership framework encourages peer resilience and empowerment. Leadership roles are present in Year 9 and Year 12. In the Middle tier, each House is represented by two captains. Senior school, the leadership positions encompass two College Captains, a College Vice Captain who oversees the Student Representative Council, an Academic Leader, an Arts Leader, a Sport Leader, a Faith Leader, and two House Captains for each of the four Houses.


This Leadership position has provided us with immense life experience, the role of College Captains has allowed us to grow as individuals. It taught us to be resilient and more understanding.

Chase and Bella

Passport to Leadership Program

The John Paul College Passport to Leadership Program is a six month commitment, running twice during the school year. The program develops student's leadership skills, understanding and capacity. Central to this program is the concept of servant leadership – that all good leaders are required to serve others first and foremost. Servant leadership is central to the mission of John Paul College and is reflected within the Marianist and FCJ Characteristics of Education.

Peer Support Program

After receiving training in Peer Support, a select group of Year 12 students volunteer to engage with Year 7 RE classes during one class period within each cycle.

The Peer Support program is structured to aid new Year 7 students in their transition to secondary education. Furthermore, the program addresses prevalent challenges faced by young adolescents, including the pressures of peer influence.