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Back to school for JPII teachers

It was back to school recently for St John Paul II Catholic College, Schofields and Nirimba teachers who enrolled in the STEM (Science, Technology, Mathematics and Technology) Academy at the University of Sydney. The intensive three-day session was an opportunity to build skills and network with industry experts. Read more...

Students embrace Indigenous cultural journey

Around 40 students from 10 Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta schools attended the third annual Murama Youth Summit for a deeper appreciation of Indigenous culture and to learn how to keep culture alive! Read more...

StJPII Youth Ministry at Mary Immaculate

On Thursday 29 November the College's Youth Ministry Team and Mr Lara conducted a Peer to Peer Ministry lesson with all Year-5 students from Mary Immaculate Primary School. The theme of the lesson was around 'God's Love'. The students led Year-5 students around a range of activities including, warm up games, music and testimonies.

StJPII teachers get STEM-ing

Teachers from Science, Mathematics and Technology have just finished a three day intensive STEM Academy at The University of Sydney. Our teachers got the opportunity to work in their specialised disciplines to extend skills and network with industry experts. There was also time to work as a school team and with mentors, to create purposeful and engaging STEM learning opportunities for students at STJPIICC. A highlight of the Academy was seeing an autonomous driverless car and meeting Dr Karl! The teachers are very excited about STEM and can’t wait to share this with their students to get them excited and engaged in Science, Mathematics and Technology.

Ex-Student Zac Kayafison Receives Apprentice of the Year

Congratulations to Zac Kayafis on receiving Apprentice of the Year ! Zac left StJPII at the end of Year 10, 2017 after the guidance and advice he received from our Careers Advisor, Mr Evans. Zac chose a Trade Pathway with Loyola Catholic Trade Training Centre and through his hard work and commitment he was awarded Apprentice Of Year at the school. Mrs Kayafis feels that SJPII has helped Zac in gaining this achievement by instilling great values and discipline from the school and many of his teachers.

Year 12 Science Stars Receive Victor Chang Awards

Congratulations to Isabella Williams and Joshua Phillips who were awarded the Victor Chang Award for outstanding achievement in their Preliminary Science studies. Both students were unable to accept their award in person due to Year 12 Retreat, but their awards were proudly accepted by their respective parents, Josephine Williams and Mark Phillips on their behalf. Isabella and Joshua have been invited by the Victor Chang institute to visit their research facility and shadow some of their research scientists, later in the year.

Year 12 Legal Studies Get Taken to Court

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Update from our Year 7 Social Justice Committee

During term 3 our Year 7 Social Justice Committee have been collecting book donations in the hope of sharing these resources with communities who are in need. Yesterday our committee were busy sorting and counting the books in preparation to make literacy gift packs.

Year 12 Retreat: Finding the Treasure Within

Last week with anticipation, 136 Year 12 students embarked on the annual Year 12 Retreat. Not sure what to expect, they were pleasantly surprised by what would unfold over the coming days. The Retreat is generally a time of reflection, personal growth, friendship, and spiritual consideration; at the end of it, all the participants would have experienced something new, challenging and worthwhile.

Welcoming our Year 7 class of 2019

On Monday, November 5, we welcomed the newest members of our community, the Year 7 - 2019 cohort. Students engaged in a number of activities which allowed them to build new connections with their peers, teachers and peer support leaders. Students had a fun day learning about their new community and we very much look forward to working with you in 2019.