- NAPLAN 2021
- NEW POINT OF SALE SYSTEM - Important information for all families!
- Senior Information Evening via Zoom
- Enrolment for 2022
- Chinese Culture Day
- Suasage Sizzle Fundraiser
- Careers News
- Celebrate e-newsletter
- Holy Spirit Catholic Parish News
- Caritas Australia - Our Global Neighbours need your urgent support
- Sutton Public School - 150th Year
- Gungahlin Wolves Gridiron Club
- 20% Off Schoolwear at Lowes
The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an organised set of assessments tasks for students across Australia in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. It provides parents, teachers, schools, education authorities, governments and the broader community to see how our current students are progressing against the national standards.
At St John Paul II College, we use the NAPLAN data and a range of other quantitative and qualitative data, to help assist teachers with additional information for areas of improvement in literacy and numeracy, that are the foundations for learning. They also provide schools, states and territories with information about how education approaches are working, the areas to be prioritised for improvement, and those schools requiring support in teaching and learning.
During the next few weeks, we encourage students and parents/guardians of Years 7 & 9 to use the public demonstration tests to help familiarise students with the type of questions and related functionalities available in the NAPLAN Online assessment. These include Writing, Reading, Conventions of Language and Numeracy.
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 no later than Monday 3rd May.
Leader of Learning and Wellbeing
New Point of Sale System To Top Up and Check Balance Of Canteen Accounts
This week the school installed a new Point of Sale (POS) system called My Monitor. My Monitor enables students to top up and check their canteen balance.
My Monitor allows students to top up and check canteen accounts independently, either online through the portal (link below) or at the terminal, located adjacent to the Student Office.
How to Log In:
- Student/Staff log in using their student login and password used to log onto Moodle/Network.
- Parents are also able to access their child/children’s accounts through Student/Staff log in using the student login details (as above).
Please note that Parent Login is not yet open. You will be notified as soon as this is available.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during the transition to the new system.
JPC College Office
On Wednesday this week, Year 8 students learning Chinese enjoyed a wonderful cultural immersion program, including playing with cymbals, performing lion dance moves, making dumplings and Chinese knots.
We thank all the teachers and students from our Hospitality class that helped to prepare food for the day. We also thank the year 8 Chinese class from Merici College who joined us for the experience.
Thank you to the teachers in the Languages faculty who have put in a lot of time to plan and organise this event and have made this a successful experience for everyone.
Year 8 students commented:
“I enjoyed making dumplings most”
“It was overall a very enjoyable day with lots of good memories”
“I like lion dancing, dancing with the lion costume was fun”
“The martial arts and drum performances were great”
“Thank you for the great day!”
Mrs Sarah Lim
This week the canteen was closed for a couple of days due to an upgrade to the new Point of Sale (POS) system. This new system will enable students to top up and check their canteen balance at the new machine located near the student office (see article above).
As the canteen staff were unable to use the POS they decided to hold a fundraiser for Kids Helpline with a sausage sizzle.
Thank you to all the staff and students who purchased a sausage or two as JPC raised $443.00.
Thank you, everyone!
University of Canberra College Talk
This week, Tamara from the University of Canberra College visited JPC to talk to accredited students about pathways to university. She explained the Diploma offers available at UC and we had many interested students! If you would like more information please see https://www.canberra.edu.au/uc-college.
VET Student Profile
Lilith Prado (current Year 12)
Course: Certificate III in Fitness at FIT College Canberra
Why did you choose to study this Certificate?
I chose to complete a Certificate III in Fitness because I would like to become a personal trainer, and this certificate is the first step to getting there.
What has been the most interesting or important learning from this course?
The most interesting thing has been exactly how much I need to know about fitness and the types of things I need to know which I didn’t realise were necessary.
I have managed this by setting goals for my certificate with specific dates to make sure everything is done by the deadline.
What will you do once you have completed this certificate?
After completing my Certificate 3 in Fitness, I will move onto completing my Certificate 4, which will give me the qualifications to become a personal trainer.
Well done, Lilith!
Elevate Education Seminars
Elevate Education is hosting their free parent webinar series again this term to provide parents with strategies to help their children study more effectively and maximise their success.
The Careers Newsletter for week 11 is now available.
- Defence Force Work Experience program AND university scholarships
- Y11: University of Canberra Fast Forward Program
- ANU applications webinars
- AND LOTS MORE!
Ms Teena Zorzi
Leader of Learning (Careers) and Wellbeing (Drexel House)
For many of us in Australia, life is beginning to return to normal after a difficult 2020. But around the world, many of our global neighbours are still doing it tough – and they need your support more than ever.
The global poverty rate is expected to rise for the first time in 20 years, as COVID-19 compounds existing challenges of access to health care, clean water, sanitation, food and water security and education.
Our closest neighbour, Papua New Guinea, is experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak that is putting a heavy strain on an already fragile health care system.
In India, the second most populous country in the world, a resurgent second COVID-19 wave threatens to undo decades of progress in poverty alleviation.
Meanwhile, in Bangladesh, nearly one million Rohingya refugees continue to live in crowded conditions inside the Cox’s Bazar refugee camp.
now is the time to stand alongside our global community and give them a helping hand.
Your generous donation can help people living in poverty respond to the challenges they face, and to recover for a better tomorrow.
Even after the COVID-19 vaccine is rolled out globally and the virus finally contained, the disruption to livelihoods means millions of people will face poverty, unemployment and food insecurity.
The people most impacted are those least able to withstand food shortages, loss of income and disruption to services. An estimated 40 to 60 million people will be pushed into extreme poverty as a result of the pandemic.
Through your generosity, you can help equip our local partners and church leaders with the resources they need to reach people living in the most marginalised and inaccessible communities.
your donation today can provide support to people who need it most. Our global neighbours need your support as they deal with the economic, social and health challenges that are amplified by COVID-19.
The Difference You Can Make
can provide protective equipment to frontline workers so they can help those most at risk and stay safe
Can provide families with food packs, containing basic essentials and ingredients
will you give what you can today to help our global friends get through this pandemic and beyond? Any support you can provide will make a life-changing difference.
Thank you for standing with our global neighbours.
With our heartfelt thanks,