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.
It’s 7.00 pm when the van rolls in. Already there is a crowd. On board is tea, coffee, Milo, cordial, packets of soup, Vienna buns, Danishes and loaves of bread.
Well done to our Middle School debating teams who have achieved a clean sweep in the Circuit Debating Competition. We are proud to announce that our Year 7, 8 and 9 teams have topped their table and are premiers in their respective divisions.
“At John Paul College, we are educating our students with the skills and mindsets for jobs of the future concentrating on “the worldwide trends that will shape tomorrow’s jobs…” by Mr Peter Foster, Headmaster.
It’s official – Genevieve LaCaze has PB fever! Genevieve last night recorded her 13th personal best time of the season and ran her heart out to qualify for her second final at the Rio Olympics – this time in the 5000m.
On Monday, we celebrated our Foundation Day. This is a special day when the entire school family has a chance to reflect not only the beginnings of the College and its founders, but also on the significant development since the College’s inception.
As part of the theme of Reconciliation, Kevin in Year 10 suggested that it might be appropriate for the John Paul College First XV Rugby Team to play a round dedicated to the indigenous people of Australia.