2020 Student Welcome and Commencement Information

Welcome Parents and 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 2020. Starting a new school or coming back to 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 CF, would like to welcome you to our College in 2020 through the video message below.


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

Our 2020 School Captains, Tara Penboss and Gabriel Mira and Vice Captains, have also prepared a welcome video for our new students with a few inside tips about daily life at John Paul College.

Checklist of Items for all New Families

  • Complete the online Medical Profile
  • Complete the online Parent Occupational Profile Document
  • Download, complete and email a Talent Release Form to enrolments@jpc.qld.edu.au
  • 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 January 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 Admissions Team on 3826 3415 for further information.