Week 8 - Term 4

Year 10 Thanksgiving Mass &

Awards Ceremony

It was with great joy that we celebrated the end of the year with our Year 10 students of 2018 last night.


The theme of their beautiful thanksgiving Mass was "Let your light shine" - a very apt theme as it captured our gratitude for all they have brought us so far and our aspirations for them as they move into the senior years of their schooling. Fr Jiss celebrated the Mass and his lovely words of encouragement to them set the tone for a beautiful evening. 


My heartfelt thanks to all those who prepared the Mass, particularly to Nicola Edghill and to the leaders of our musicians, Sharon Robinson and Aron Lyon.

Following the Mass, at the Awards ceremony, we congratulated all of our Year 10 students on receiving their Year 10 Certificates and recognised the special achievements - both academic and in other areas - of individual students.


Particular congratulations to students of Year 10 Special Awards:

  • STEM Award for the Best Integrated Research Project and Scientific Report in Science and Mathematics: Georgia Wallace
  • STEM Award for Year 10 Design and Technology: Christopher Gale
  • ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership & Teamwork Award: Isabel Henden
  • ACU Award for Achievement through the Application of a Growth Mindset: Cecilija Matic
  • St John Paul II College Award for Citizenship, Leadership and Community Service, presented by the Rotary Club: Jackson Palombi

Afterwards, students, staff and families enjoyed refreshments together on the terrace before students moved back to the hall for their social, where a great time was had by all.


We are very proud of all of our Year 10 students and look forward to seeing them continue to shine in the next phase of their secondary school journey.


Catherine Rey


2018 Bimberi Hike

During Week 7, from the 28th-30th of November, a courageous bunch of Year 7-9 students embarked on the 2018 Bimberi Hike. The hike was an opportunity for Year 8-9 student to develop their leadership and communication skills and for Year 7 students to develop their resilience in tough situations. The start of the trip involved travelling to Kosciusko National Park and hiking up the steepest of hills to Oldfields Hut and setting up camp. Year 8-9 students lead the group in some team building activities and then we settled in for the night. Thursday saw the best weather we have had for the trip up to Mt Bimberi in years. It was clear and warm, which allowed for perfect views from the top. Students were challenged to lead and keep the group together, showing great compassion for others and truly working together as a team. Despite a long hike, the energy was high enough to continue to play pranks on Mr Boyle. On Friday, we packed up our campsite and started the hike back to the bus. Students were able to fully take the lead on this hike with teachers watching from various hiding spots.

Overall, the students were excellent and rose to the occasion. A huge thank you goes out to the teachers who attended but especially Mr Rees for putting the trip together with detail and expertise.

'Arts Up Front'


Visual Arts

What a great year we have had in Visual Arts at JPC! Students have been inspired and stretched as they have enthusiastically engaged with a variety of artmaking projects and experiences.


In Term 3, Year 9 through to 12 students attended the Portrait Gallery and National Gallery of Australia. Students viewed a beautifully unique exhibition of Australian contemporary female artists and artworks in the American Masters exhibition.

This semester Year 9 and 10 students started with abstract collages depicting their personalities and personal experiences. Above Year 10 student, Madelyn Foster’s collage represented the happiness and acceptance in her personal relationships and at home.

Using their newly acquired skills in colour and composition, Year 9 and 10 students launched into an independent project creating artworks in a medium of their choice. It was wonderful to see students create such a diverse array of personally meaningful artworks within the theme ‘Passions, Desires and Inspirations’.

Our year 11 and 12 students continued to develop their painting skills, exploring various personal themes. We are delighted to announce that Year 12 student Stephanie Pino has been accepted into the School of Art and Design, Canberra. This is an excellent achievement. Well done Stephanie!


Year 8 students demonstrated their capacity to think out of the box by creating their ceramic tiles with various unusual applications of texture and form.


I feel incredibly privileged to have taught such creative and enthusiastic students this year! Keep up the great work Visual Arts students! Keep those creative fires burning!!!!

Amanda Marshall
Visual Arts and Photography 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

Sports News

From the College office...

Senior Blazer Order


Orders for year 11 & 12, 2019 Blazers are due Monday 10 December 2018.


Please visit the College Office to have a fitting and place an order


Blazers are compulsory items for

Terms 2 & 3


Thank You

Lost Property

All items pictured below are lost property.


If you own any of these, please collect them before the end of term.


Any unnamed and unclaimed items will be donated to St Vincent De Paul or to the second-hand uniform shop on the last day of school.


Please remind your child to check the student office for any lost items from this term as we still have unclaimed items with names on them.


Thank you!

JPC Uniform Shop

Please consider donating your unwanted JPC Uniform to the second hand uniform shop.


Please leave all donations at the College office.

Many thanks

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