JPC Key Messages - Week 2

In 2018, St. John Paull II College will have its first intake of Year 12 students, and this is a very exciting time in the life of the College. This milestone is significant in that it will bring about the remembrance of the beginning years for the students that first started in the school. They will look back over their time at the school, recollecting their first few days and weeks, remembering all the changes that took place and reminisce about the challenges that they overcame to get to where they are now.    


In the spirit of progress, St. John Paull II College is already working towards 2018. The Leaders of Learning and Wellbeing are currently meeting with all the students (their respective parents and carers also) that will become our Year 7 students in 2018. These meetings enable our future students to become a little more familiar with the school, while at the same time provide them with a glimpse into their future. They act as a source of inspiration of what might become. They are centered around how the school can support and nurture the individual, while allowing them to grow in the direction of their choice. The meetings are invaluable and they provide a real sense of belonging and community.


We as a school community are really looking forward to working with next year’s Year 7 students.


Andrew Ganderton

Maathai Leader of Learning and Wellbeing

See photos of the celebrations at


Miss Elle Boller

A Day Made Better rewards and recognises exceptional primary and secondary school teachers across the country. Parents, students, fellow staff members, or anyone who has ever known an exceptional teacher are invited to show their appreciation by giving them the recognition they deserve.

Exceptional teachers do more than just teach – they inspire, nurture and encourage students to build knowledge, confidence and life-skills.

Miss Elle Boller, St John Paul II College is one of ten exceptional teachers who have been rewarded for their inspirational work.  Miss Boller was presented with her award as part of JPC Feast Day Celebration.  Prizes are valued over $6,000 for the school.

Term 4 School Fees

Term 4 School Fee Statements have now been emailed out. Please contact the office if you have not received yours.



Departing Families

Are you leaving JPC?


We will be sad to see you go but to help us with staffing and timetabling for  2018, we would appreciate knowing which students will not be returning next year.


Please advise via email as soon as possible.

Thank you 

Sports Wrap.....

It has been an exciting few months at JPC Cheerleading with 37 JPC students competing in our last local competition of the year and also travelling to Sydney to compete at the Australian Scholastic Nationals.  We had some great results from both competitions and all our cheerleaders had a fantastic experience. A huge thank you to the parents and supporters who were with us every step of the way.

Both our cheer teams competed against high schools from all over Australia last weekend.  Our level 1  Diamonds hit a perfect routine and gained the hugely coveted “you hit zero” badge meaning they had no  falls, no tumble touchdowns and had no deductions.  Our level 2 team Sapphires placed 3rd in Australia in their category.  Our level 2 stunt group the Rubies defended their title from last year and once again placed first making them National Champions and Jordan Skrtic won best female school tumbler making her National Champion for the second year in a row too. The cheerleaders also organised their own team mascot and we won best mascot for the day too!  Fantastic team and individual results.  Congratulations to all athletes.

At the beginning of the holidays our whole squad competed at Cheercon Cheerleading competition at Tuggeranong.   It was wonderful to see our JPC Cheerleaders cheering each other on and supporting the younger Good Shepherd cheerleading teams too.   We came 4th  overall out of all 43 cheer teams that competed.  This is a fantastic effort for a scholastic team who train once a week!  We are always proud of our cheerleaders not just for their skills but also for their commitment and enthusiasm and good sportsmanship at these competitions.  Congratulations to everyone for a very successful, fun and exciting term.

We will be taking a team of 13 athletes to Melbourne in November to represent JPC and be among 11 000 athletes competing at the AASCF All Star National Championships. These athletes will be working hard in the next few weeks to make sure they have the best routine possible.

If any families or students would like to see our cheerleaders in action and see what this sport is all about they will participating in an end of year concert to be held at Good Shepherd hall on Tuesday November  21st at 6.30pm.  Everyone is welcome.

If anyone would like some more information about Cheerleading at JPC or the 2018 season please email Belinda at or call 0410 561 579.

Illness and Injury

at school

We have a reoccurring problem of students ringing or messaging parents during the day requesting to be collected because they are sick or injured.


It is very important that students report to the Student Office if they are unwell or have been injured during the day.


Staff will always call parents if requested by a student or they feel it is necessary.



If you are contacted during the day by your son or daughter, please ask them to report to student office.  We would appreciate your support with this as it is a duty of care issue for our staff.


Thank you.


14 JPC Staff members are participating in ‘Do it in a Dress’ during October and will be wearing a school dress once a week to raise funds.


If you would like to donate to the JPC team Doing it for the Girls please log on to

Riding your

Bike to School

  • Always wear a helmet
  • follow the road rules

Calling all Musicians

Have you ever dreamt of becoming a professional musician, travelling the world, performing your music to thousands of people?

The first step is right in front of you! Sign up to be a part of our school band program. We cover all musical genres and want to give you the pathway to succeed in music! Whether you have a group of friends or it’s just yourself, sign up and get started! Applications can be found at the Student office. Any further information please email Aron Lyon at

Instrumental Music

Learning music can help students’ self-confidence, self-discipline and team work. Music helps students progress in other important learning areas such as Maths and English. Indeed, countries with a strong focus on music education tend to have higher scores in literacy and numeracy. Engaging music programs have been shown to help with attendance and can be particularly beneficial for students who are not achieving well in school.

All of this evidence for music’s extrinsic benefits make a strong case for music education, but should not overshadow the sheer joy people experience making music, nor the value of the artform itself.


Positions are currently available in our Instrumental Music Program. We offer Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Strings, Woodwind and Piano. Applications can be collected at the Student Office. If you have any other questions please email me at


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