- “Lent Events” @ JPC
- Year 10/11 Hospitality - Seasonal Produce
- National Portrait Gallery Excursion
- Cinders (A Covid Comedy) – Rehearsals Begin
- Careers News
- Music Faculty - Administration Support
- Oztag Competition
- World's Greatest Shave - Support Amity!
- JPC Try High School - 24 & 25 March 2021
- Holy Spirit Catholic Parish News & Easter Services
Please join us in any or all of the “Lent Events”
and renew your spirit in time for EASTER!
Lent is time to retreat – 40 days in which we can be still and allow a renewal of faith, hope and love in preparation for contemplation of the Easter events such as the Last Supper, Jesus’ suffering and death on the cross, and for His glorious resurrection.
Over the next 3 weeks, the Youth Ministry Team at JPC is offering a series of spiritual experiences in the Chapel, to which everyone is invited.
Lenten Gospel Reflections:
Weeks 7, 8 & 9, Tuesdays & Thursdays RECESS
Meditative music, prayer, the word of God for the day, and a short reflection. This will be a beautiful time for yourself - to retreat and renew.
Stations of the Cross:
Week 7 & 8 Fridays LUNCH
Easter Thursday – Whole School
On Easter Thursday in our Easter Liturgy, the whole school will explore the events leading to Jesus’ death and resurrection, which we will celebrate further over the Easter period.
Breaking Bread – Sr Mary Stephens
JPC Chapel Stations of the Cross Artwork
In today’s Gospel, (Mark 12:28-34) Jesus YET AGAIN instructs us on how to love – just as he does in our Liturgical Theme for 2021 (John 13:34)
One of the scribes who had listened to them debating appreciated that Jesus had given a good answer and put a further question to him, 'Which is the first of all the commandments?'
Jesus replied, 'This is the first: Listen, Israel, the Lord our God is the one, only Lord and you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength.
The second is this: You must love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.'
The scribe said to him, 'Well spoken, Master; what you have said is true, that he is one and there is no other. To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and strength, and to love your neighbour as yourself, this is far more important than any burnt offering or sacrifice.'
Jesus, seeing how wisely he had spoken, said, 'You are not far from the kingdom of God.' And after that no one dared to question him anymore.
Mrs Jennifer Tually
Leader of Learning and Wellbeing – Mission & Ministry
Year 10/11 Hospitality are focusing on utilising fresh seasonal produce from our JPC garden to use in the recipes they make to sell in the canteen. Of course, it is vegetarian or seafood only for lent on Friday’s. Last week it was a cherry tomato, pesto pasta salad. This week it was smoked salmon and vegetarian open sandwiches with fresh herbs from the garden.
Annie Daley and Megan Hadjuk
Our Year 9 and 10 Photography and Media, and Senior Photography students visited the National Portrait Gallery this week during ILT. The educational tours we completed were based around Visual Thinking Strategies and ways in which we can present images to show meaning. They analysed several portraits and were able to assess what they thought the artist had intended to covey in their image. Some groups completed some blind drawing tasks, others drew landscapes and even attempted to recreate portraits. We also were given some insights into the situations behind some very key images in the history of our country. The skills developed will come in very useful over the next couple of weeks when the students will be completing their assessment based on creating their own “Portrait Gallery”. A big thank you to Miss Owen, Mr Dodd and Mrs Walsh for supervising the groups through the Gallery.
Mrs. Danni Jewell
Teacher of P.E & Health and Photography & Media
Our musical show is in full swing with the exciting commencement of Cinders rehearsals on Wednesday afternoon! Students from Years 7 – 12 will be part of our rehearsals each Wednesday afternoon, until the Show in Term 3. These students are full of dedication to developing a spectacular show!
The first rehearsal was one of ensemble building. As the whole cast is responsible for character development and success of the production, it is important to have group cohesion and trust. The rehearsal saw students eagerly participate in a series of energetic activities to break performance fear barriers. As a cast, they independently created their own brief performance using the lyrics of some of the show’s songs. It’s only been one rehearsal – but the show is sure to be a hit!
It is clear that the cast and crew are excited and taking their commitment toward this show seriously. The inclusivity and vitality of the cast is commendable and the cast has already made the crew proud.
Students are reminded to confirm their involvement in the show via QKR! Students are still welcome to be part of the cast and can speak with Mrs Smith for details or look o QKR.
Chookas to all and we look forward to the next rehearsal!
Mrs Sarah Smith
Director of “Cinders”
Dear Parents and Carers,
Parents of St John Paul II College have exclusive access to Elevate Education’s Parent Webinar Series for Term 1, 2021. The recent webinar was on Tech Devices - setting boundaries and promoting self-regulation with teens. It aired live on Wednesday 10th March, but you can access the replay below.
The next webinar is on Wednesday 24th March and covers Note Making Strategies – how to favour understanding over rote. You can register for that event below.
The webinar is run live online from 6 pm – 7 pm where the presenter will share Elevate’s key research and skills and will conduct a live Q&A so you can ask them questions directly.
Should you have questions or would like to contact Elevate directly, their details are listed below.
Tel - 1300 667 945
Email - email@example.com
Each week the Careers Newsletter is available on our Careers Website under important information. Click below to see this weeks edition.
There has been a change to the Administration Support and email address in the Music Faculty.
If you have sent an email to the music faculty and you have not had a response recently, please resend your email to the new JPC Music email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
We apologies for the inconvenience.
Further information about the music program and enrolment forms can be found on the JPC Website.
Congratulations to the mixed U13s Oztag team who made it to the semi-finals of the Monday night competition at Nicholls ovals.
Unfortunately, the team lost their semi-finals 6-5 against Burgman. Both schools did the sport proud playing a very tough game in the right spirit and with lots of sportsmanship and compassion.
Well Done Everyone!
Amity Morris in Year 8 Veritas is raising money for Blood Cancer. Amity will be cutting her hair in one week as part of the World's Greatest Shave.
Please consider supporting Amity for such a great cause.
Thanks for your support.
Mr Steve Thomas
Leader of Learning and Wellbeing