Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to the John Paul College website. I hope you find the information provided gives you a glimpse of life at JPC.

As Principal of our fine College, I warmly welcome you to 2019 at John Paul College. I look to our ongoing families to provide support to our many incoming families as we enjoy and work through the year together, in support of our students.

Since 1982, we have built a College and a culture where we demonstrate care for each other – for people both in and beyond our community. As a Christian Ecumenical College founded on the motto of Unity, Christ and Learning, we remain true to these in 2019.

On a daily basis, we can see it through the interactions of students across the College as they reach out to help each other. It can be seen in our Year Twelve classmates when they visit the classes of younger students or when an older accomplished musician takes the time to play in a beginner band and encourage the younger students.

We are a unique College. To have students from more than 45 different nationalities is a remarkable reflection of the broader Australian community and I am intensely proud of our harmonious and compassionate community as we remain faithful to nurturing our multi-faith community.

We know that parent and broader family involvement in the life of each individual student makes a difference to the manner in which he or she integrates into school life and also has an impact on their academic outcomes. Parents who are interested and engaged in their child’s schooling, assist in supporting that young person to get the best out of their schooling journey. As a College, we want to partner with you to ensure that your child or children, take full advantage of the extensive opportunities offered by the College and that they embrace the academic life of our school, with energy, focus and commitment.

We are a College that is serious about academic outcomes. We also offer a rich and diverse co-curricular program. Our students are at the heart of all we do, and this is reflected in our purpose; To Educate, To Inspire, To Make a Difference.

John Paul College creates opportunities and pathways for all students to excel, develop character and become world ready within our culturally diverse and inclusive community. We want them to be authentic young people who demonstrate responsibility and respect for others. We want to prepare them to Be The Future.

The best way to learn more about our fine College is to come and visit us. Why not try our ‘Student for a Day’ program?

I look forward to welcoming you to our campus.

Mrs Karen Spiller OAM CF

Principal