Today is the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence and our Middle School Wellbeing Committee wanted to encourage all Middle School students to make a stand against bullying. Tina, a Year 9 student and leader of the Wellbeing Committee, addressed the students about taking action against bullying and the responsibility that we all have in preventing bullying within our community.
On January 26, 1982, our Foundation Principal, Mr Cec Munns, stood at a makeshift podium in front of the solitary building that made up the John Paul College facilities. After battling endless bureaucracy, obstacles and naysayers, The Founding Fathers from the Catholic, Anglican and Uniting Churches would not be defeated and the College opened to 144 students with just four classrooms, a small brick typing room and the use of Uniting Church hall at the end of Chatswood Road, and the loan of a caravan used as a Tuckshop.
“To empower a woman is to empower a nation” (UN Women’s Day National Committee Australia).
This powerful quote formed the welcome address by Year 11 student, Abinaya Balaji at John Paul College’s inaugural Year 11 “Girls in Leadership” International Women’s Day breakfast.
Congratulations to Year 11 student Sarah-Cait Kirkland, who today, was awarded the position of Yalari Captain for her achievements at school and also within our John Paul College Boarding: Fenton Village.
On Sunday, over 50 JPC staff and students once again took part in the RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run.
Congratulations to our Year 6 students who were inducted as student leaders for 2017 on Friday.
As part of Health and Physical Education (HPE) Week this year, JPC staff will be putting it all on the line by challenging those students brave enough to answer the call. It’s teachers vs students commencing on 6 March, 2017.
Some were quite petite, while others were almost bigger than their owners. Many showed signs of having enjoyed way too many cuddles. There was no denying the love for their special furry friends when our Prep students invited their favourite teddy bear to school for the annual and much-loved Teddy Bears’ Picnic today.