Congratulations, Thank You and Good Luck!

As we commence Term 3 we must congratulate all the staff and students for the wonderful School Musical, Back to the 80s, which was performed in Week 1 of the term. The talent and dedication of everyone involved in the production made sure it was a huge success. It is events like the Musical that show what a wonderful community we have here at St John Paul II.

Our thanks also go to the many parents and caregivers who attended our Parent/Caregiver/Student/ Teacher interviews in Week 2. It was great to see so many families attending and it was particularly pleasing to see the number of students who were well presented in their uniform. We hope that the interviews were a good way to continue dialogue between school and home on ways to enable each of our students to achieve their best in all of their academic endeavours.

We also keep our Year 12 students in mind as they complete their Trial HSC examinations which commenced on Monday 1st August. Additionally the Major Performances for Industrial Technology, Dance, Music, Visual Arts and Society & Culture are now very close and students are busily putting the finishing touches to the works and performances. We wish them well in their endeavours and ask all in our community to keep them in your prayers. We are sure that all our students are working diligently in their studies and we know that they will give their personal best in these examinations, the major works and their studies for the remainder of this term.

We also wish to remind parents and caregivers that there will be Staff Learning Day on Friday 19th August. The focus of the day for staff will centre on the writing process and descriptive feedback to improve student performance. As this will be a pupil free day there will be no classes on that day. The main office will be open only at the Schofields campus. However, as always, the College will assist parents/caregivers if there are difficulties in arranging care for their son/daughter on this day. Please contact us at the College by Monday 15th August, if there are any difficulties in organising care for the day.

From time to time we publish various pieces of information on school procedures and information. One such procedure is the requirement for parents / caregivers to seek permission from the school if they wish their son or daughter to be absent from school for a period of time. The Application for Extended Leave (L) – Travel
(Leave between 10 and 100 days) can be downloaded from the school website.