Wonderful things have been happening this year and Term 3 is no exception at St John Paul II. Our Year 12 students have now completed their Trial HSC examinations and are moving onto the next phase of their journey as they prepare for their upcoming graduation ceremonies followed by the HSC examinations shortly afterwards. It is no time for the students and their teachers to relax and take it easy. The students were addressed last week and the message imparted was that this is the time to make a difference. It is time to make the most of every opportunity to finish time at school well, and the students are certainly doing that. Their classes are certainly places of energy and excitement as the students and teachers work together to achieve their goals.
At the same time Bodies of Work for practical subjects are being finalised for marking as are the major performances for the creative and performing arts. In fact some subjects such as Industrial Technology and Drama have already been marked by BOSTES markers. We look forward to all of our Year 12 students performing to the best of their ability in their examinations and major works, and we know they will be rewarded for their efforts.
Finally, on a matter of a very practical nature we have now accepted 206 applications for Year 7 in 2017. Taking into account the proliferation of schools in our area this is great testimony to the trust our community places in us to provide our students with the best education possible. It is also important for the community to know that our spaces for Year 7 are extremely limited and we are still receiving applications from families in local parish schools who feel that enrolment is automatic without realising that this may not be the case if there are no places available. If you are aware of any families who have not made application for next year please advise them to contact Mrs Fay Lovett on 92087205 at the college as a matter of urgency to avoid the possibility missing out on enrolment for their son/daughter.