- Project Compassion Fundraising Events
- Mathematics – Year 9 and 10 Re-assessment Process
- 2021 NAPLAN - Year 7 & 9
- 9/10 and Senior Performance Evening
- New Staff Member - Katrina Manning
- Careers News
- Staying Healthy and Safe at JPC
- Student ID Card for Canteen Service
- Holy Spirit Catholic Parish News & Easter Services
PLEASE bring along some money, join in the fun, and give to those in need!
- MONDAY LUNCH - The much anticipated Interhouse COIN LINE! Bring in your coins.
- TUESDAY LUNCH - Sponsor a Winner - Scissors/Paper/Rock - Bring your $, start a quick game with a partner. The winner adds total $ to their House tally (Outside the Canteen)
- WEDNESDAY LUNCH - Guess the Year 12 Baby Photos (Outside the Canteen)
- THURSDAY LUNCH - Cake Stall (Outside the Canteen)
- FRIDAY RECESS Temporary Tattoos - Outside the Canteen
Donations can now be done through Qkr! under "Donations to Charities and Fundraising Events".
Stay Tuned for the Week 9 fun!!
See you there!
Youth Ministry Team / College Leaders / House Captains
One of the key principles of St John Paul II College is to cultivate a Growth Mindset in all our students – we want students to persist, to keep trying, and to believe that, with effort, they can learn – especially when they have found a topic a bit tricky.
To facilitate and encourage continued learning, the Maths Faculty is offering students the opportunity to be re-assessed – to complete another assessment for each of the topics covered so far this term. Teachers will not be prompting students to take this opportunity, nor reminding them – it is the responsibility of students to act in this situation.
Year 9 students have this chance in Week 8 ILT.
To participate, students need to:
- Book a Year 9 maths teacher for an ILT session of their choice
- Indicate on their planner that they plan to complete a re-assessment task, and the topic(s)
- Ask the teacher in the ILT session for the task(s)
- Complete the task(s)
- Hand task(s) to the teacher in the ILT session (teachers will pass it to the student’s classroom teacher for marking)
Students are still expected to complete the set ILT task for the week.
Feedback will be given via the original rubric that is available through Moodle, with changes made and additional comments as required.
Year 10 students will have this opportunity in Week 9 ILT.
An email will be sent to remind students to book this in their ILT planners.
Thank you for your support,
Correspondence has recently been sent to all families including the below link that can be accessed for more information. Closer to time we will be asking students and their families to access the public demonstration site to look at demonstration tests to familiarise students with the type of questions and related functionalities available in the NAPLAN Online assessment.
If you require further information about the tests or you feel that your child will not be able to participate in the testing program, please contact me via email, Michael.Nicoletti@cg.catholic.edu.au by Wednesday 24th March.
Leader of Learning and Wellbeing
On Wednesday night the music department had a huge concert with the 9/10 music class and senior music class performing their assessment pieces to their friends and family. They worked so hard on these pieces and I’m so very proud of them all. Thank you to all those people who came and supported the students at this event. A huge thank you to Aron and the tech crew for your support of these performances. A big thank you to Natasha Bramham for taking photos and John Burgess for filming the performances.
As well as this, the music department was fortunate enough to purchase some new acoustic guitars this week and the year 7’s loved opening the boxes and playing them for the first time. It felt a little like Christmas (to me anyway).
I’ve also added a video that one of our music students, Harry Neumann has done with his guitar teacher. This video looks so professional. Well done Harry!
My name is Katrina Manning, but I much prefer Kate! I have come to the JPC community from St Mary MacKillop College here in Canberra, so haven’t had to readjust to anything in Canberra except the GDE instead of the Tuggeranong Parkway.
I was drawn to this school by the innovative teaching style and limitless opportunities to help students learn through the fantastic focus on wellbeing.
This is my 9th year teaching, having come to it late in life after a career in Hospitality, and a stint being a stay at home mum to my 3 kids. Being a mother myself, I feel that there is a real understanding that can come to teaching, both for the students and the parents in a school.
I am a teacher of SOSE and English, with literacy and reading being a great passion for me. I am hoping to make a difference in the lives of JPC through my love of reading and writing.
Work Experience Pause
A new work experience process has been developed for all Catholic Education schools in the ACT. As a result, work experience for JPC students is on a pause until next term, to allow time to ensure the new process is in place.
ANU Guest Speaker
On Wednesday, Frances from Student Recruitment at the Australian National University came to speak to our Y11 and Y12 students. She explained the direct application process (which is open now for Y12!), the co-curricular requirements and some interesting programs and scholarships offered.
Little Penguins Childcare Excursion
As part of International Read-to-me Day, Y11/12 JPC students visited Little Penguins Childcare in Ngunnawal, to read to the children. The children LOVED our JPC students and the director of the centre said that she had never seen all of the children sitting down at one time! Keep an eye on the careers newsletter as we may have more of these opportunities during the year.
Careers Newsletter for Week 7, Term 1
- Academy of Interactive Entertainment Open Evening
- ANU guest speaker tomorrow
- Careers in the Navy info session
- Check the calendar - many upcoming webinars about University entry and different careers!
Mrs Teena Zorzi
Leader of Learning (Careers) and Wellbeing (Drexel House)
We strive at JPC to ensure that all staff, students and visitors are in a safe and healthy environment. Please talk about the following to your child:
- No aerosol sprays
We remind everyone in the JPC community that sprays are BANNED at JPC as they pose a very serious health risk to several students and staff. This includes deodorant sprays, spray perfumes, hair sprays etc. If your child uses spray deodorant, please talk to them about leaving it at home and not bringing it into school. If they do bring a spray to school, it may be removed from them.
- No chewing gum
Please also talk to your child about not having chewing gum at school. Chewing gum often ends up stuck under desks or dropped on the floor: not only is this unhygienic, but creates an unsightly mess that is difficult to clean. Please support us to keep our school clean and hygienic.
- If your child feels unwell please do not send them to school. If your child has vomited or has diarrhoea, they need to be excluded from school for at least 24 hours.
- If your child feels unwell or has an accident at school and including end of day time to catch their bus they must come to the front office first aid. We are required to make a note of all students who come to first aid, and will call parents/carers if required (This also assists in any Insurance claim that Parents may make due to medical costs for their child).
Thank you for being proactive in these important Work Health and Safety issues.
From Monday 22 March 2021, students must have their student ID card if they wish to purchase items from the Canteen. This helps the canteen staff move the queue along quicker.
If students have not received their Student ID card they need to go to the Student Office to get a temporary card until their new card arrives.
If students have lost their Student ID card, they can order one ($8 ea) through the Student office or they can order one through Qkr! under "School Payments" and go to the Student Office to be issued a temporary card.
College Office and Canteen Staff