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In the Classroom: Year 9 STEM (Learning Enrichment)

Year 9 have been focusing on STEM activities during Learning Enrichment. Today they were competing to see who could build the tallest towers - using only dry spaghetti and marshmallows!

SRC Report (Term 3, Week 4)

At the RISE UP Assembly on Monday, the new Year 7 SRC representatives were welcomed. I would like to extend a big congratulations to Alice Durkin, Jayden Ramia, Vincent Crisostomo, Emily Vankuyk, Jessica Marasigan, Keith Sarol and Andre Scott. I look forward to working with them as they grow as leaders, sharing their gifts and talents with the College community over the next 18 months.

Feast of the Assumption Mass

The Assumption of Mary into Heaven is, according to the beliefs of the Catholic Church, the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life. This day is marked as a ‘Holy Day of Obligation’ for Catholics. On Wednesday 15 August the whole school celebrated mass to honour the Feast of the Assumption.

From the Assistant Principals (Term 3, Week 4)

The Assistant Principals share their thoughts and updates on Student and College Leaders, The Feast of Assumption, HSC Trials and Preparation, Preliminary Exams, LENR Guest Speaker, and Subject Preference Selections.

Sports Report (Term 3, Week 4)

A busy start to Term 3 has seen our MCCS and MCS competitions commence. Our girl’s Soccer Teams have had a tremendous start to the year with both teams remaining undefeated thus far. Girls Basketball has also started well with our intermediate and senior teams picking up strong victories over the past two weeks. Boys Touch is underway with our 4 teams playing at least two games each week out at Kingsway Sporting Fields. Our MCS AFL boys have played one game after a Round 1 BYE with our Opens having a strong win where our U14’s had a draw after the game had to be called off in the first half after an opposition injury.

Chromebooks are coming to StJPII!

St John Paul II Catholic College is excited to inform you that in 2019 we will be transitioning Year 7-2019 to a Parent/Caregiver Chromebook Purchase Program. Please note if your son/daughter already has an iPad they will be able to use this in 2019.

NEP Indigenous Student Conference

On Tuesday 14 August, four of our Indigenous Students from Year 10 and 11 (plus those from Wyndham College and some of our NEP collegiate schools), joined the other partners of the Nirimba Education Precinct for the annual Indigenous Student Conference.

Harry's experience with the Melbourne Storm!

Year 10 student Harry Bazley for the past 9 years has had the privilege of being the Melbourne Storm ballboy for their away games. Harry has been a part of the Melbourne Storm setup throughout the salary cap scandal in 2009 all the way up until the Grand Final win last year and into 2018. Harry arrives early for games, helping set up the warmup and stays back after the game to assist clean up. His role allows him to mingle with players and staff before and after games as well as running out with the players. We caught up with Harry to get an insight into what his experience has been like.

Stage 4 and 5 RISE UP Award Ceremony

Today we celebrated the achievements of students in both Stage 4 & 5 who have shown commitment to our RISE UP values! Well done to all students who received their certificates, as well as our music students who sung four songs for us throughout the assembly!

Year 10 & 11 Parliament Alive Incursion

On Tuesday 7 August, Year 10 Commerce students and Year 11 Legal studies students participated in Parliament Alive Incursion. Guest speakers from the Parliamentary Education Office in Canberra Anne Kennedy and Andrew Beck spoke to the students about the Australian Parliament system.