2019 New Student Welcome and Commencement Information

Welcome Parents and New Students!

It is with great anticipation and excitement that we are preparing to welcome you and your family to the John Paul College community in 2019. Starting a new school is always an exciting and nervous time for our families, so we are endeavouring to make the transition as simple as possible to alleviate any nerves and make the process a positive and enjoyable experience.

This page has been designed to ensure that families are supported and ensure you are prepared for your child’s first day. Our Principal, Mrs Karen Spiller OAM, would like to welcome you to our College in 2019 through the video message below:

Further information in regard to entry year and important dates are outlined in the sections below:

Our 2019 School Captains, Zoe Mavromatis and Luke Houen, have also prepare a welcome for our new students with a few inside tips about daily life at John Paul College


Checklist of Items for all New Families


  • Ensure you have submitted all necessary medical information to the Admissions Office – immunisation records, action plans for any medical conditions, medication details etc
  • Boarders to submit a Medical Permission Form to the Admissions Office
  • Purchase uniforms from our Retail Centre – please access our Retail Centre Web Page for trading hours, no appointments are necessary
  • House allocations will be completed in December and a full list of new students and their nominated house will be available at the Retail Centre when you are purchasing uniforms. If you have already purchased your uniforms you are welcome to contact the Admission Office on 3826 3415 for further information.

Please note that there are no stationery requirements for students in Kindergarten to Year Six as this is included in your annual fee structure.  All new families with children starting in Prep to Year Three, will require the JPC Burgundy Reader Case available for purchase from the Retail Centre.