Week 5 - Term 2

JPC gets set to take the Ration Challenge - again!

In just over 2  weeks, a brave team of JPC staff and students will be putting their stomachs on the line in support of refugees by undertaking the Act for Peace Ration Challenge. During Refugee Week (16 – 23 June) we will join people all over Australia in living on the same rations that are given as aid to refugees in camps all over the world. The aim of the challenge is to help us to develop greater empathy for those who are forced to flee conflict, violence, and environmental crises, facing the enormity of losing their homes, family and friends in order to find safety and rebuild their lives.


There are currently almost 60 million displaced persons in our world who rely on the support of organisations such as Act for Peace, the international aid agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia. During Refugee Week, the ration challenge team, with the support of our Year 12 Courage leaders, will be running activities to raise awareness of this significant issue, and encouraging others in our community to consider how our small actions can bring comfort to others.


One way you can help is by sponsoring the team – you can read our profiles and contribute to our team challenge at  - we are currently ranked 14th out of all the schools participating in Australia and would love your help to continue our climb! Every donation helps to provide rations and other aid to people who desperately need our help. As an added bonus, the team can earn rewards through your support to help us make our rations last the distance – a great luxury when your week’s rations consist of rice, beans and lentils.


More information about activities in Refugee Week (Week 18) will be shared with students at school, so stay tuned. Thank you for your support of the team as we participate for the fourth year running in this important initiative.


The Ration Challenge team

Wellbeing week 2019

In an effort to raise awareness of the mental health issues facing our youth, next week JPC will be hosting our first bi-annual Wellbeing Week! Wellbeing Week is a great opportunity to learn more about mental health, and to get involved in heaps of fun activities throughout the week. These include a very exciting cupcake baking opportunity for the program, Raise Dough, as well as some great opportunities to talk to the Student Leadership Team about the issues that youth face. See below for more information, and we look forward to seeing you at Wellbeing Week activities.


Madison Greenwood and Lachlan Richards
Leaders of Peace

Reconciliation Week

Tuesday 28th May we had our Reconciliation Assembly led by Ally Hampton, our Indigenous Captain and run by the Indigenous Students with the fantastic support and guidance of Leaders Codie and Tom our Courage Captains – very appropriate given the National Reconciliation theme for this year ‘Grounded in Truth; Walk together with Courage’. Our students embraced this theme in every sense of the word. They were nervous but showed true courage throughout the assembly.


This year is also the international year of languages and we have been researching and practicing this topic in ILT to enable the Aboriginal students to point to their country on the new AITSIS map and saying hello in their language – a real eye-opener for many staff and students!


Ally and Codie also presented a beautiful dance in full costume.


Annie Daley
Contact Teacher for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Students

Didgeridoo Making Workshop

We will be running a dideridoo making workshop for our indigenous students and would like to offer it to our non-indigenous students also.


It is a unique program designed to enrich and preserve our Australian heritage, while building self-esteem, identity and practical skills.

Participants are given an authentic termite hollowed 'blank' didgeridoo and through a guided process, create their own instrument in one day. All the tools and materials are provided, and at the end of the day, students get to keep their own, newly made didgeridoo. Equally important, the knowledge and experience are theirs to keep forever.


Designed to be Easy
Didge in a Day is designed to be easy for anyone from year 7 and above to participate successfully in.
No wood working skills are required, and all necessary specific training is provided on the day.
Cost per person is $195 fully inclusive and includes coaching, materials, tools,
consumables and the didgeridoo.
Date: Term 2, Wednesday 24th July 2019.

Please Book through JPC office -
Payment can be made through Qkr.
** For Culturally sensitive reasons this is for Boys Only**

See girls program below

Painting Emu Callers

The Girls program will be run by Aunty Fran, a local indigenous lady and will be making and painting Emu Callers.


Cost $50.00


For further information contact Annie Daley (Contact Teacher for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Students)

Senior Drama to Perform at Canberra Theatre in ACT UP!

On Tuesday 4th June the Senior Drama class will be performing in ACT Up Student Fringe Festival that includes plays, dance, music, short films and art installations which will be held at the Canberra Theatre Centre. ACT UP! STUDENT FRINGE is a multi-stage fringe festival of eclectic original performances about the world we live in – created by student artists from high schools and colleges across Canberra! Taking on the theme – TIME’S UP – the student artists will present works based on this theme.

This term, students have been working hard to devise their own performances for this event and are very much looking forward to showcasing their hard work for a live audience. There are two groups performing in the evening; Missing Link and Enterprise 2k-IX.

Missing Link
After the sudden death of a beloved friend, four elderly women realise that their time is running out. They begin to reminisce about the lessons they have learned throughout their lives. Each character learns a different lesson that reveals the them the gift of life.


Enterprise 2k-IX

“Welcome to the exhibition of 2019! Wait… where are all the exhibits?
Travellers – to the time machine!”

It’s the year 3019 and a museum has two days to open their exhibition of 2019, an exhibit dedicated to honouring histories pop culture. But wait! Conveniently, an apt scientist finally harnesses time travel and offers limited opportunity to go back in time.


Family and friends are encouraged to come along to support performers. Tickets for the Festival are on sale now and are $20 (plus a booking fee) available from:

Come along to feast on a night of ‘all-you-can-eat-performance’!


Mrs Sarah Smith
Senior Drama Teacher

Senior Hospitality Excursion

On Wednesday the senior hospitality class along with the teacher went to Merici college for lunch. For main there was the choice of either confit duck with lyonnaise potatoes and red wine jus or grilled tuna with blood orange, fennel and black olive dressing. For dessert there was chocolate, date and almond torte with double cream of spiced pavlova with apple salsa and salted butterscotch sauce. The table was filled with different dishes and it was good to see the other option that we didn’t order.


After lunch we had a tour of the kitchens and meet the head chef, Trish. It was good to see the kitchens and a different setup to our own kitchen here at JPC. It was a good learning opportunity for us as we were able to see different restaurant styles and reflect on our own restaurant styles.


Paris Morris, Year 11

Year 9/10 Food Technology Cook for Charity.

This semester the year 9/10 Food Technology students are studying a unit called ’The World of Food’, examining Global food issues and concerns in different countries, including Australia. Their assessment task was to design a dish to increase awareness of a food concern impacting a particular country and use the staple food from that country.

The students then voted on the dish they thought most suitable to prepare in bulk. The 3 classes made a different dish each: Peri Peri Chicken, Chilli Con Carne and Morrocan Spiced chicken Tagine all served with rice. Charity begins at home and the students were really happy to be able to feed the needy a nourishing, delicious meal, just in time for the cold weather. Ozharvest Charity collected the 100 meals on Friday 31st May to distribute to Canberra’s homeless. Many thanks to Kate Parker and Megan Hadjuk for their assistance and ensuring the operation ran smoothly.


Annie Daley and Ashlee Turner
Food Technology Teachers

UC Visits JPC

University of Canberra visits JPC as part of the University Visits program for Yr 12 JPC students




Gymnastics Success!



to Isaac Baldwin (Year 7) who recently participated in the 2019 National Gymnastics Championships with his team coming 3rd overall.


Individually he received:

Silver-Parallel Bars


Touch and Rugby League Success

2019 Raiders Development Squads


Congratulations to:

Sophie Murray

Rok Van Dalen

Yuri Hromow

Isaac Baldwin

Ajay Anlezark

Joshua Baldwin

Noah Marcantonio

Owen Hromow

Pat Hubbard

Zac Rolls

Cricket Success



to Fletcher Tarry (Year 9) and

Vishwesh Suman (Year 8)

for being selected for the Cricket ACT Under 15's Emerging Comets squad for the upcoming 2019/20 season.


Math Homework Club is back for 2019 and is open to ALL year groups.


Homework Club will run on Thursday's

(commencing Thursday 30 May)

3.45pm - 4.30pm

in JG 1-2


Students just need to bring along some Maths work they are completing in class.


See you all there!


Mr L Rose

Community Trivia Night

Your Leaders of Peace cordially invite you to JPC’s first ever community trivia night from 5:45 to 8:00 on the 27th of June! Wrap up the semester with a night of fun filled competition to aid our very own Mrs Rey’s Sleepout tally! so please bring your gold coins along!


To book and for more information visit
Be sure to register as a team!!


We look forward to seeing you then!

Maddie and Lochie





To aid with our proceedings, we would love the support of our JPC businesses and community who would be willing to sponsor prizes on the night. If you have anything you believe could be donated, please contact the front office, or email


From the College Office


"How To"

Use Qkr! for Excursions

The Excursion Permission Note trial is underway and to help you through the process we have a "How To" guide to help you through the process.


Click here for instruction on how to download Qkr! onto your device

Click here for instruction on using Qkr! on a PC

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Thank you


Stop the Spread of Flu

With several students and staff at JPC with compromised immunity, and with many staff members also living with people with low immunity, we urge you to talk to and teach your children about preventing the spread of diseases.

Developing good health habits such as covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu.

The tips below will help you learn about steps you can take to protect yourself and others from flu and help stop the spread of germs.

  1. The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year.
  2. Avoid close contact - Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
  3. Stay home when you are sick - If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others. If your child has had a fever or vomited/diarrhoea, they must wait a full 24 hours before returning to school.
  4. Cover your mouth and nose - Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, or cough/sneeze into your elbow. This helps prevent those around you from getting sick. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses are spread by cough, sneezing, or unclean hands.
  5. Clean your hands - Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  6. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth - Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
  7. Practise other good health habits - Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

Making healthy choices at school and at home can help prevent the flu and spreading flu to others.

Career News

Alumni Success

JPC congratulates Jacob Foster (class of 2018) on his recent graduation from Naval Recruit School. We are delighted to see you following your dreams!


The College is always keen to hear about the pathways our graduates are following, so if you have exciting news to share, please keep us posted by emailing Mr. Ian Pettit, Leader of Learning (Careers) at

Work Experience Program

Parish News

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