On Wednesday 23rd November, John Paul College Class of 2016 graduate, Taj Pabari, was awarded the 2017 Queensland Young Australian of the Year and is now a finalist for the national award to be announced in Canberra in January.
The Diploma Pathway Programme provides our Year 11 and 12 students with industry recognised skills and knowledge, real world work placements and a high level of employability skills along with a range of nationally recognised qualifications in business. It provides them with a fast track towards university with students completing a Certificate III in Business throughout Year 11 and a Certificate IV in Business in Year 12.
On the ninth of November, John Paul College celebrated another year of academic and co-curricular achievements at our annual Speech Night and Celebration of Excellence. The highest academic honour that can be bestowed on a John Paul College student is The Munns Prize for the Dux of the College.
Throughout our lives we are inspired by those who have chosen to dedicate their lives to educating others. With World Teachers’ Day this year celebrated on 28 October, our Eclipse Dance team presented their contemporary piece “What Teachers Make”.
Yesterday, at our Headmaster’s Assembly, the Captains for 2017 were announced. Congratulations to School Captains – Zachariah Penboss and Grace Ingram; Vice Captains of the Senior School – Hayden Eadie and Nicola Eadie; Vice Captains of the Middle School – Frazer Roberts and Atiyya Batty; Vice Captains of the Primary School – Lerrin Acuzar and Leticya Cole; Vice Captains of John Paul International College – Ken Kondo and Zara Lassey and Vice Captains of Boarding – Desmond Yuen and Bridey Condren.
Headmaster, Peter Foster is incredibly proud to announce that John Paul College is the Inaugural Overall Annual Champion School for 2016 in the The Associated Schools Sporting Competition.
It is no coincidence that we have witnessed a surge of interest from students – individuals and groups – making representations to staff and peers about ‘making a difference’.
t’s 3.40pm on a Wednesday afternoon and there is a hum of intensity surrounding the Tech Tank area of the Noelene Munns Learning Centre. The computers are in overdrive, and are being put through their paces by the 25 Years 1 – 6 students who attend the Coding and Robotics Club.
John Paul College Year 12 student and Vice Captain, Taj Pabari rises at 4.00 am each week day to run his company all before coming to school.
Gone are the days where education was as simple as reading, writing and arithmetic.
Today, our students are expected to learn a variety of skills within a variety of disciplines to keep up with our changing world. The expectations of what students should learn in schools have been drastically altered in the digital age.