There has been a lot of exciting things happening in Year 7 in terms 3 and 4! Year 7 have formed a social justice committee and have been working on a number of projects throughout semester two. The self nominated group of over 35 students, have been liaising with their Stage Team, St John Paul II Catholic College staff and community members to collect literacy resources for remote Indigenous communities. Due to the large number of resources collected, the project has now been extended and will go beyond our initial plans. The Wilcannia High School will still receive literacy resources as planned, however we now have an opportunity to expand our opportunity to give.
Weeks before Year 12 had to sit their first official HSC examination, students and staff together went the extra mile in preparation. Every year the StJPII staff create a school holidays and after hours study timetable for their HSC students to provide every opportunity possible for additional help and preparation.
On Wednesday 17 October, Year 9 Drama students travelled to the Opera House to watch An Accidental Death of an Anarchist.Students were also fortunate enough to attend a pre- performance Q and A session with Polly Rowe, Literary Manager at the Sydney Theatre Company and Jacqui Cowell, Education Projects Officer.
Today Year 11 gathered at Mary Immaculate Parish to celebrate Mass as they come to the end of their Preliminary year and prepare for the HSC year ahead! As they reflected on their time so far at StJPII, Fr Ruben challenged students to do their best and to be the best person they can be in this final year of their high school journey. "Do not be afraid. Open the doors for Christ".
Year 12 LIFTED Russell: On Saturday night our Year 12 student Ruselle Madlangbayan sang in front of 100's of people at the premier LIFTED Live Concert. The event was held in the St Patrick’s Cathedral forecourt and promotes a festival-like experience for youth and young adults to experience the beauty of the young heart of the Church in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains.
On Wednesday our Society and Culture HSC students of 2019 visited the NSW State Library and attended a workshop to kick-start their HSC Personal Interest Projects (PIP). After attending a VERY valuable lecture on academic research, referencing including eresources students were taken on a tour of the library including 5 levels underground!