The benefits of co-curricular activity in schools have been extensively researched and it has been found that students who participate in these activities develop higher academic results, better relationships at school, and are more likely to lead healthy, active lifestyles when they leave school.
Students also feel a greater sense of belonging and have a higher self esteem at school when they participate in structured sporting, performing arts and other activities. In addition, the co-curricular opportunities we provide makes for a more motivated and engaged group of students, which leads to a happier and more cohesive school.
We expect our students to be involved in co-curricular activities and offer a diverse range of opportunities with over 50 sporting, performance or other activities to choose from. Students have no trouble finding something that they will enjoy participating in.
In addition, we formally recognise, at our regular assemblies and at Speech Night, students who have consistently participated and achieved in co-curricular activities.
John Paul College is a major force in inter-school, regional, state and national competitions, with an exceptional number of students gaining state and national selection. Our students are encouraged to take part in sport, with special emphasis on fitness, skill development and self discipline.
Similarly, our cultural opportunities are also recognised nationally and internationally. The College’s major productions receive the highest accolades, giving performance students of all ages the opportunity to excel.
We look forward to seeing every student participate fully in the co-curricular life of the College.