The College Newsletter is produced regularly and is sent via an email update once it is uploaded to the school website. It is the student’s responsibility to discuss all relevant information contained in the newsletter with their parents/caregivers. The newsletter is also archived on the College website for your convenience.
Our College newsletter is a summary of all our exciting news and hard work so far this year. Read about our Youth Ministry trip to Canberra, World Youth Day trip to Mexico, updates from our busy SRC team, careers, sports and more. The 'Teaching & Learning' section gives great insight from Year 7's first term of high school to Year 12's practical experiences in their final year of study. We also encourage families to read the following important notices included.
The last newsletter for the year wraps up 2018 with messages of thanks, congratulations and 'heads up' on preparing for next year! Articles from Mr Fanning and the Assistant Principals addresses recent events, preparing for study next year, staffing changes and notices for our parents and caregivers. The latest news includes exciting updates both in and outside of the classroom, such as stories on sports and science stars, youth ministry work, excursions, charity and more. Important dates for the end of Term 4 and beginning of 2019 are also included. We wish everyone a very safe, happy and holy Christmas!
Welcome to Term 4! The latest issue of the StJPII newsletter definitely recognises the hard work and dedication of both our students and our staff as we head to the end of 2018. Our Year 11 students are reflecting on their high school journey as they now begin their final HSC year, our Year 9 students have spent some valuable time preparing to be the leaders of the Schofields campus next year and recently welcomed the new Year 7 2019 students on their Transition Day. Teachers were recognised for their hard work on World Teachers Day and our sports stars were recognised for their talents and dedication at the Sports Presentation BBQ. Check out the latest issue to read about these great stories and more!
The latest newsletter wraps up Term 3 with the most recent events, celebrations and notices in the StJPII community! Important articles from Mr Fanning, our Assistant Principals and Careers include many current and upcoming topics for both students and parents/caregivers, including information nights, university and career opportunities, staff updates and more - definitely worth a read. This issue also includes a feature page dedicated to our graduating class of 2018. We congratulate them on their achievements and wish them all the best of luck for the future!
Issue 5 contains stories on our most recent Mass celebrations, a report on the new Chromebooks (replacing iPads), recaps on other College Events, Classroom Activities, Excursions, Sport, SRC positions and more!! Enrolments for Year 7, 2019 are almost at capacity - if you would like to apply, please contact the College as soon as possible so that you don't miss out!
Issue 4 contains stories on our incredibly successful Ignite Food Drive, our Special Celebration Ceremony (for Year 12 students who had completed university units last year), recaps on other College Events, Classroom Activities, Excursions, Sport, SRC efforts and more!!St John Paul II Catholic College has so many fantastic unique opportunities, especially with our senior students at the Nirimba Education Precinct - we are so grateful and blessed to be a part of that learning community!
We have a slightly new format for our newsletter this edition! Issue 3 is here, starting with Mr Fanning's From the Principal, Prayer, stage updates from the Assistant Principals, Recent Events, Classroom Activities, Excursions, Club Updates, the Sports Report, Star Spot and the Counsellor's Corner. Check it out!
As always, the latest newsletter is full of upcoming events, notices, updates and exciting news from both in and outside of the classrooms here at StJPII. Living timelines, guest speakers, NAPLAN preparation and poetry writing are all recent teaching and learning strategies to read about in latest news. Also read about our compassionate StJPII community taking part in Vinnies Van, Harmony Day, Jersey Day fundraising, community service and the National Day for Action Against Bulling and Violence. We also congratulate many students on their sporting and public speaking achievements in the last few weeks!
Welcome to 2018 at St John Paul II Catholic College! We have had four weeks of exciting news and events including Year 11 Reflection Day, welcoming our new Year 7 students and their families, Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday celebrations and more! We also invite families to join us at our Open Evening coming up on Monday, 12 March (4pm - 8pm) at our Schofields Campus to explore our community, pathways and quality education!
The last newsletter for the year is here! Newsletter Issue 9 includes the latest news, videos from our big events, updates from the SRC, Stages 5-6 and our ICT team as well as important notices around transactions/paying fees, the College Uniform Shop trading hours for January 2018 and other upcoming events!
We have had a very exciting and eventful first 4 weeks in Term 4 at StJPII with many being recognised for their achievements, many Masses celebrated, many excelling in their learning with a range of fun learning strategies and more! Add the upcoming events to your calendars and enjoy videos from the latest ATSI Student Conference, Year 7 2018 Transition Day, Year 9 Peer Support Day and Year 10 Reflection Day.
Term 3 has been a very busy and important time of year for many of our students, from Year 9-12 Examinations and Year 12 HSC Showcases to 2018 enrolments and all the preparation in farewelling our Year 12 students at the upcoming StJPII Terra Sancta Day and the Year 12 Graduation Ceremony. Our latest newsletter includes all of this and more! Watch the action from Year 7 Medieval Day and the Year 12 HSC Music Showcase, read the latest from our School Counsellor, information and updates from our Stage 5 and 6 teams, the ICT Department and Student Representative Council as well as the latest exciting news from the StJPII community. We look forward to welcoming everyone to our big StJPII Terra Sancta Day next Friday, 15 September, for a day of farewells and celebrations!
Newsletter Issue 6 for 2017 has all the latest information around teaching and learning in the College, as well as the many great achievements of our students, important events coming up in the next month and new videos to watch!
Newsletter Issue 5 provides you with updates on all the exciting teaching and learning happening in our classrooms and reminds everyone of those important events coming up in the next month including our Creative Arts Night and Year 11 Subject Selection Evening. Also included in this issues are some amazing videos from events such as our Athletics Carnival and Year 12 Retreat and special messages from the Stage 5-6 teams.
The latest newsletter includes many important notices for parents/caregivers including a NEW StJPII Sports information page, vaccination program updates, school fees and upcoming events. Also read about the great learning and teaching happening in our classrooms, ANZAC Day ceremonies, a piece from our College counsellor and careers advisor as well as new videos to watch on our Youtube channel!
The last newsletter for Term 1 includes important information around ANZAC Day, student immunisation programs, careers, counselling and all the latest in learning and teaching at the College! Also read about the many sports stars we have at the College preparing for both state, national and international competitions as well as the many new videos on our College Youtube channel. The Term 2 Calendar of Events is also now available to download!
There has been a lot happening at StJPII and a lot to look forward to! Our latest newsletter includes important NAPLAN information for parents/caregivers, opportunities for NAPLAN preparation for students and exciting stories such as our Year 12 students graduating in TAFE courses, raising money on Jersey Day, welcoming Year 6 students to the StJPII high school experience and Year 10 getting busy making hot cross buns! Read about all these stories and more.
Our first newsletter for 2017 is full of many great teaching and learning stories from the first few weeks of school as well as important notices regarding upcoming events, interview bookings, school fees, school blazer orders and careers updates. Also take a look at Year 7's first day of high school and the ceremony that recognised all of our 2016 HSC high achievers! We look forward to meeting everyone at our College Open Evening coming up on Monday, 13 March from 4pm to 8pm at our Schofields Campus.
Our last newsletter for 2016 is full of great memories, celebrations and learning! Read about the day Year 7 became ninjas and Year 8 became pirates, the celebrations of students hard work at Wet n Wild and the Year 11 Semester Two Award Ceremony, students becoming religious educators and others getting active during learning enrichment. Reports include an update on sports, performing arts, ICT requirements for 2017 and the great work of our SRC! Important dates for Term 1 2017 are also included.
The latest Newsletter from StJPII has a range of important notices for parents/caregivers as well as exciting news both in and out of the classroom! Updates on online school transport applications and photography guidelines for parents/caregivers are now available. Also read about a range of great activities happening in the classroom such as Year 10 building earthquake resistant houses and Year 7 going on an algebra walk!
The first newsletter for Term 4 2016 includes many new updates, news and videos to watch! College Principal, Mr Fanning, shares news of changes and exciting events occurring at the College. The latest news at the College ranges from sports achievements, recording music in the studios, experiencing university life in Year 11 Science and attending the St John Paul II Feast Day Mass. Don't feel like reading? Watch some of the latest videos from the College including St John Paul II/Terra Sancta Day, the Year 9 Peer Support Training fashion show, Year 10's Reflection Days with Endless Praise and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Conference!
The last newsletter for Term 3 is full of fantastic news and celebrations including StJPII/ Terra Sancta Day, Year 12 Graduation Mass and Ceremony, Jersey Day, Sock it to Poverty Day, RUOK? Day, reflection days, visual design and photography excursions and more!
Issue 8 Newsletter includes all the latest news, upcoming events and notices to keep you up-to-date with the College as we head into the second half of Term 3. We have many exciting events coming up including our big StJPII/Terra Sancta Day and Year 12 Graduation, Year 9 & 11 2017 subject selections, Year 7 2017 iPad Information Evening, Year 9 2017 Laptop Information Evening, our Father's Day Stall and more! We also hear from Mr Lara about his World Youth Day experiences and our dedicated "Write a Book in a Day" competition writers. Finally, in celebration of Literacy & Numeracy Week (29 Aug - 4 Sept), students can take part in the "Catch a Reader" Competition!
Our latest newsletter is full of news stories around all the exciting events, achievements and learning happening at the College in the last few weeks, including our College musical! Issue 7 also includes important notices around recent changes and upcoming opportunities, such as the new Skoolbag app, HSC standards for 2020 and much more.
Our last newsletter for Term 2 is full of exciting news including our Year 12 students who graduated in Western Sydney University courses, our staff volunteering during their Staff Evangelisation Retreat Day, Year 9 using "Augmented Reality" in Chemistry as well as all the latest news from our Student Representative Council and more! This issue also includes information on our upcoming Year 11 2017 Subject Selection Evening Showcase, our College Musical ticket sales and parent/caregiver/student/teacher interview details.
The latest newsletter includes many informative and useful articles and reports for both parents/caregivers and students! Read about our upcoming College musical, the latest news in sports including house points and representative sports, new forms to be completed by volunteers and contractors, procedures for leave from school, the introduction of the new bishop of Parramatta and more!
The first few weeks of Term 2 have been very eventful at St John Paul II Catholic College! Our students have proudly represented the College in sports, ANZAC ceremonies, university courses and more! In this newsletter we hear about these great stories, our Assistant Principals provide some insight on parents' use of technology and ATARs and we learn about Year 7 educational "Tea Parties". Our Office Staff have also been very busy taking enrolments for Year 7 2017! Anyone who has not yet handed in their enrolments still have the opportunity to submit enrolment applications over the next few weeks.
At this time of year the College has been busy preparing enrolments for 2017 as well as enjoying the liturgies and celebrations for Easter. Read about our World Youth Day pilgrims Palm Sunday procession, Year 7 camp, College Office notices and more! Also download the Term 2 Calendar of Events in preparation for the Term ahead of us.
NOTE: Due to the College website change, the links in this newsletter will not work. If you would like to view an article appearing in this newsletter, please search the topic/article in the search option of our new website. --------------- We have had some fantastic events happening in all areas of the College, including sports, science, public speaking, music, peer support and more! Read about these as well as notices from the Office and Uniform Shop, Stage 5 team, Careers and SRC.
NOTE: Due to the College website change, the links in this newsletter will not work. If you would like to view an article appearing in this newsletter, please search the topic/article in the search option of our new website. --------- Welcome to 2016! Check out all the exciting events that have taken place in the year so far, note down upcoming calendar dates and catch up on all the opportunities available for your child at StJPII.
StJPII Newsletter Term 4 Issue 12
The latest newsletter includes many important parent/caregiver notices such as the introduction of the School Opal Card, uniform shop updates and interviews. Great news stories include WorldSkills competitions, achievements and more!
St John Paul II students have been very busy in the first few weeks of Term 4 and receiving great results and achievements already! Read about the teaching and learning throughout Years 7-12, award presentations and more.
This issue has many exciting events, news and videos to watch from all the teaching, learning and memorable days we have had in the last few weeks. Including St John Paul II/Terra Sancta Day video and more!
Mr Evens, StJPII Careers Advisor, gives everyone the heads up on some fantastic opportunities for our students! This includes university open days, courses, TAFE and other courses/programs!
Newsletter Issue 8 is full of fantastic teaching and learning stories and many important dates to remember for the exciting few weeks we have left in Term 3!
Welcome to Term 3 at St John Paul II Catholic College! Newsletter Issue 7 includes all the latest news, updates and upcoming events happening within our College Community such as our Semester 1 Stage Award Ceremonies and Year 8 Italian Restaurants!
As the Term comes to an end take a look at all the fantastic news and events from the last few weeks at StJPII! Dance, drama and visual arts students have showcased their talents, students have graduated in UWS university courses and more!
Here's all the information you need on opportunities and upcoming events with universities, TAFE, colleges and more!
Newsletter Issue 5 includes useful information on the new Airwatch Device Enrolment Program, Careers Advice, the new Counsellor's Corner blog, the Year 12 Retreat video, latests news, upcoming opportunities and more!
Issue 4 is jam-packed with fantastic news from the College. Read about the ATSI Reconciliation Ceremony, Year 12 Awards, Mr. Murray's act of kindness, our HSC stars and more! Also including upcoming events & opportunities.
Catch up on all the latest news stories, reports and up coming events and opportunities at St John Paul II Catholic College. Download the Term 2 Calendar of Events and watch the latest videos from the College!
Newsletter Issue 2 is full of updates and notices for the StJPII community! From ICT and Sports Reports to information for the QCS Survey and NAPLAN 2015 - this issue covers all the important and exciting news from the College this Term.
Here's all the information you need on opportunities and upcoming events with universities, TAFE, colleges and more!
Our first StJPII Newsletter for 2015! Check out the exciting news stories from the first few weeks and many important notices and opportunities for parents!
The last newsletter of the year and the last newsletter as Terra Sancta College! Take a look at the fantastic news and achievements from this Term as well as exciting and festive upcoming events, notices and the Term 1, 2015 Calendar!
We have some fantastic news and updates in this edition of the TSC Newsletter - including videos and photos from recent events, new achievements and upcoming events such as the TSC Creative Arts Night! Check it out.
Careers newsletter for November 2014
Welcome to Term 4! The first newsletter for this term includes all the exciting news and updates as well as photos and lists of Year 11 and 12 Award Ceremonies. A Term 4 Calendar is also available for download.
This edition includes some great news stories from the last month at the College, calendar of events for Term 4, end of Term reports including Stage 6 Updates, Careers and Technology. Also a sneak peak of Terra Sancta Day photos!
This exciting edition includes updates on the 2014 Building Program, news and updates from Stage 5, sports, careers, Write a Book in a Day and more. Also, don't forget all the important events, opportunities and dates coming up in the next few weeks!
Universities, TAFE, Private Colleges and other careers news.
Introducing the new newsletter format! This issue includes notices and important dates for students and parents, the latest news and happenings around the college, updates from our lovely students in Years 7 and 8 as well as Apollo 14 musical photos!
From the Bishop, Parent/Caregiver/Student/Teacher Interviews, Technology Report, Report Leader of Learning Stage 6, Careers Report,, Year 7 Computer Coding, Year 12 Geography Excursion, Diocesan News and Events, Calendar of Term 3
Parent/Caregiver/Student/Teacher Interviews, Counsellor’s Corner, Twilight Working Bee, Report Leader of Learning Stage 5, Athletics Carnival 2014 Report and Photographs, Community Connections Social Justice at Terra Sancta, Diocesan News and Even
Busways changes, Student Drop Off zone, Stage 4 Report, Year 7 Camp, Merit Honour Roll, Community Connections, SRC Report Student Profiles, Winter School Uniform, Careers Report Working Bee, Social Justice at Terra Sancta
Year 7 and 9 Naplan, Report Leader of Learning Stage 6, Working Bee Thanks, Community Connections, Instrument Program, House Points, Maths Assistance, Season for Growth, Winter School Uniform,Standard Collection Notice, Busways Update, Term 2
2013 HSC High Achievers, Correct Uniform and Grooming, Leader of Learning Stage 5, Facilities Update, Swimming Carnival 2014, Quality Catholic Schooling Survey, NAPLAN, SRC Profiles
Co-operating Principals, Prayer, Assistant Principals, Notification Measles, Chickenpox and Influenza, Student Drop Off Zone, Victor Chang Institute Awards 2013