Appreciating the vast number of events, opportunities and achievements in our College

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

As we come towards the end of Term 2 we should take the time to reflect upon the vast number of events that have been happening at St John Paul II. Just some of the events include the Yr. 7 & 9 NAPLAN Tests, Yr. 8 Feast of the Ascension Mass, ATSI Reconciliation Day, Student Leaders' Forum with Bishop Vincent, inter school Debating, Mock Trial, MCS and MCCS winter sport and our Athletics Carnival. Recently Year 12 students, teachers and an impressive number of ex-students spent three days at Elanora Heights on the annual Year 12 Retreat. This Retreat is always a highlight of school life for our students beyond the classroom and it allowed them to take time out of their daily routine to refresh themselves for what lies ahead this year and beyond.

The Year 7, 2018 enrolment interviews for the students from the non-feeder primary schools was also completed during this term. We have many applications for Year 7 next year and enrolment acceptances are currently being posted to families. If you know of any family wishing to enrol for 2018 please ask them to contact Mrs. Fay Lovett on 92087205 to avoid the disappointment of missing out on a place in 2018.

Currently I am reading the Semester 1 Student Learning Reports and would like to congratulate the many students who achieved ‘personal bests’, and/or their own learning goals. Year 11 and 12 Semester 1 reports were issued earlier this term and Year 7 – 10 Reports will be issued before the end of this term. Students will be receiving their Parent/Caregiver/Student/Teacher Online interview information booking sheet for the interviews in the next week.

The Parent/Caregiver/Teacher/Student Interviews are scheduled for the Schofields Campus on Monday 24th July from 8 am to 8 pm in the library and the Co-operative Learning Space. All families are encouraged to take this opportunity to meet their son/daughter’s teachers and to discuss their progress.

During Term 3 Weeks 1-5, I will be taking some long service leave. In my absence Mr Regan will be Acting Principal and Mr Wijesekera will be Acting Assistant Principal. Ms Shaw will be replacing Mr Wijesekera as Leader of Learning - Religious Education.