Week 7 - Term 4

2019 Prospective House Leaders at JPC are discerning!

In the leadup to the 2019 House Leaders election, 45 aspiring leaders attended a 2-hour discernment session on Tuesday, where each one explored the traits and expectations of a JPC House Leader while reflecting on their own strengths and areas for development, before making the decision to run for the position.


It was heartening to see the positive and supportive manner in which each member of the group collaborated during the activities, and the thoughtful reflection that took place during the individual tasks. 2019 is in good hands!


Nomination forms are due on December 10. Good luck to all those who nominate themselves for the election.


Mrs Jennifer Tually
Mrs Nicola Edghill
Mr Ian Pettit

Social Justice Day

On Tuesday of Week 6, the Social Justice Group attended the ‘Secondary Schools Social Justice Day’ supported by St Vincent de Paul and Caritas. During this day, the students participated on workshops focused on poverty, young carers and refugees.


During the final session of the day, the JPC Social Justice group presented in front of all the schools to explain the activities they undertake as members of the group. We are very proud of the enthusiasm and dedication they have towards social justice!


Social Justice Baking

On Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, the Social Justice Group of JPC finished the year off with something a little more Christmas themed for the homeless people of Canberra.


The students from years 7-11 participated in a session of baking where the students created various treats including gingerbread, shortbread, oreo balls and vanilla cookies for the St Vincent de Paul Night Patrol Van. The students hope that the homeless will be able to enjoy the treats baked. Hopefully, these treats will allow this time to be a bit more joyful for the individuals that are without a home this holiday season as we approach Christmas.


Lastly, the Social Justice Group hopes that all the families of JPC have a wonderful Christmas this year and that the homeless people of Canberra will also have a safe yet joyful Christmas too.




Miss Zorzi and Miss Masterson

'Arts Up Front'



Thursday lunchtime saw a successful start to the first of the lunchtime Arts Showcases! Drama has begun this celebration of our artists and there were five groups to perform work from this term. Students volunteered to represent their classmates and demonstrated their directorial skills and performance abilities.


Four Year 7 group performed their self-devised Laban Group performances to a supportive audience. These students had edited soundtracks to become their background music which influenced their movements and narrative. These performances were a great mix of character status battle, adventure and fun through acting! 


The 9/10 Drama Elective class has been studying Matt Cameron’s play, Ruby Moon. The Australian play follows the emotional journey of parents, Ray and Sylvie, who are dealing with the disappearance of their daughter, Ruby. The class devised a mash-up performance titled, ‘Ruby Moon’s Dollhouse’. This performance was a true representation of the class’ manipulation of dramatic meaning to influence the audience. The class decided to include music and puppet-like actions to create their stylised, eerie world of Flame Tree Grove, where the play is set.


The theatre was brimming with adoring fans for our performers and the culture of JPC Arts continues to grow! Chookas to all!


Miss Sarah Keane and Miss Kat Allan


The Dance department this term has been busy as usual, with many things happening both in and outside the classroom. This week the Dancers at JPC were able to showcase their talents at the Dance Showcase. Students performed in the theatre at lunchtime and the whole school was invited to be the audience.


The showcase was a complete success! We had range of students from Years 8-10 performing class dance pieces and assessment pieces, as well as outside of school dance projects. There were eight performances in total, showcasing a range of dance styles. From Jazz, Hip Hop, K Pop and Contemporary dance.


Each performance piece was complimented with amazing sound and lighting. Thank you to Jordan Skerritt in Year 8, for all of your hard work plotting and controlling the lighting and sound for the event.


Thank you to all of the performers, who danced their hearts out and were absolutely wonderful to watch.


Miss E Mostyn

Concert Band

Just a message to let everyone know what a beautiful bunch of students I got to work with this year. These students are the JPC Concert Band. We are losing some of our members next year due to them moving schools and we wish them all the very best in the future and hope they pursue their musical talents.


Ms S Robinson

Music Teacher

Music Program 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,


With the end of the year quickly approaching we are now finalising enrolments for our instrumental music program for 2019. We are currently offering weekly 30 minutes, individual lessons with some of the best tutors in the ACT.

We offer lessons on Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Piano, Woodwind (Saxophone, Clarinet, etc), Brass (Trumpet, Trombone, etc), Strings (Violin, Cello), and Drums. With limited spots available please enrol now to ensure your child’s position for 2019. Application forms are located from the links below.


Note - Current Music Students who wish to continue lesson, will need to complete a new form for 2019


Mr A Lyon

Pooch Program

Introducing the newest recruit to the Pooch Pals team at JPC!


Meet Louie he is a Pug and is currently 20 weeks old! He has passed puppy school and is now looking forward to undertaking level one obedience. Louie will be completing his induction program late 2018 and most likely (if he passes!) joining the team for 2019.

He is Lola’s little brother and has been getting great tips off Lola! As always, the program is comprehensive and he has big shoes to fill (quite literally!) to be able to provide the quality care his big sister and Pooch Pal buddies (Pip and Ashley) provide the college.


We are constantly inundated for request to have the dogs help our students so an added team member is most welcome!

Indigenous End of Year Function

An enthusiastic gathering of our Indigenous students, families, staff and representatives from AIME (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience), Darren Brady and Alex Jackson, gathered in the school restaurant on Thursday 29th November to celebrate a fantastic year together with an afternoon sausage sizzle (thank you again Belinda Kelly and Megan Hajduk and the canteen staff for the wonderful food). 


Students received young adult novels from the Indigenous Literacy Foundation as thanks for their active participation in the JPC Indigenous group. Thank you to all involved for such an enjoyable afternoon, especially students and parents. I look forward to working with you again next year!

Annie Daley
Aboriginal Contact Teacher

Sports News



Congratulations to Harry Costelloe who came equal 5th in the Taekwondo World Championships in Taipei in his Individual event and 14th in the teams' event.


The 2018 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships, had a record numbers of participants, with over 1000 competitors from 59 countries, it was held at the University of Taipei (Tian-mu) Gymnasium in Taiwan.


Representing Australia was an amazing opportunity. Harry got through the first round and the semi-finals, beating 30 countries, making it to the finals. In the finals Harry was up against Korea, Korea won through to become the world champion.


In teams, the three boys came 14th in the world and represented Australia very proudly.


Well Done Harry and your Team

National Cheerleading Championships

Congratulations to the 13 JPC Students who travelled to the Gold Coast last weekend to compete in the 2018 AASCF National Cheerleading Championships.


It was a huge event with over 12,000 athletes competing over the 3-day event. Our team had a rough lead up with injuries and last minute substitutions and reworks but managed to put out a flawless routine and take out second place in their division, High School Level 2 and third overall from all the Scholastic entries. A number of these athletes also competed for their club teams throughout the weekend with amazing results.


Congratulations to all those involved:

Ashlee Bedford                 India Grummett                  Georgia Gladmam  Hannah Dawson               Mia Pennay                        Natalie Perez            Emily Watt                        Jessica Cousins                  Hugh Dawson          Giselle Harte                    Jenna McCarthy                 Jasmine Loiterton      Anna Ebdon


Thank you to the families for your support of these athletes and to Coaches Kellie Bedford and Belinda Dawson

JPC v Burgmann

Rugby 7's

Both schools were backed by Rugby loving people that I believe have the potential to revive rugby in the Gungahlin area.


It was a great day though wet and windy. The girls fought hard over 3 games but lost out in the end. It was awesome to see the girls going into Beast mode and just showing toughness, resilience, skill and above all respect. They represented the school with such distinction and hopefully next year we bring bragging rights back to JPC against our rivals Burgmann.


All the girls were amazing but special mentions to Steph Rock who was outstanding on the day as the best player for JPC awarded by the Brumbies, and Jasmine Kelly who was tacking like a machine.

Thank you to these amazing Amazonian Warriors:
Isabel Henden           Nazli Tuang               Jasmine Kelley
Abbie Forester          Angelica Connoly       Cholok Fieg
Sreya Gurubelli         Emma Le Maitre        Stephanie Rock
Elsa Usaia


Mr Yanu

From the College office...

Leaving JPC?

If you know your child/children are not returning to JPC in 2019 and you have not notified the college office, please send us an email as soon as possible.
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The Spirit Junior Youth Group, for young people at school in years 5-6 meet at Holy Spirit Parish, Amaroo on weeks 1,3,5,7 and 9 of the school term at 5pm. This group is a way for young people to come together and learn a bit more about their faith. Contact or 0403425239 for more information.

The Spirit Youth Group, for young people at school in years 7-12 meet after the 5:30pm Mass at Holy Spirit Parish, Amaroo on weeks 1,3,5,7 and 9 of the school term. This group is a way for high school students to come together learn about the Church and continue to deepen their faith. Contact or 0403425239

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