An International Baccalaureate World School
Unity | Christ | Learning
John Paul College has gained a reputation for excellence in holistic education. Our academic, co-curricular and pastoral programs pave the way forward to create excellent opportunities for all of our fine students.
We have created an environment where learning is stimulating, fun and challenging. There are endless opportunities to explore and participate, where ultimately students feel happy, safe and respected.
There is a distinct sense of pride in wearing the burgundy and blue for all who are part of the John Paul College family. To strengthen our practice as an ecumenical school, a comprehensive and deliberate strategic vision is a necessity. We invite you to peruse our website and see why John Paul College will continue to be recognised as a leader in the education of young men and women.
To experience a typical day in the life of a John Paul College student, we invite you to visit during one of our Open Days and observe first-hand what makes John Paul College an excellent educational experience.
John Paul College is one of Queensland’s largest and most progressive private, independent, co-educational schools with a reputation for offering Kindergarten to Year 12 students a contemporary learning experience, supported by comprehensive co-curricular performing arts and sporting programs and a leading Notebook Computer Program.
Ready for the spotlight Students are encouraged to participate in one of the most extensive co-curricular sporting programs of any Australian school, in a wide range of team and individual sports. The College maintains a proud record of sporting achievements, both nationally and internationally. John Paul College has also sustained an outstanding record of high achievement in the Performing Arts. Within the School of Performing Arts, students can participate in group or private instrumental, vocal, dance and drama lessons on a weekly basis. Each student's talent is further enhanced by involvement in an extensive and highly profiled performance program.
John Paul College offers a range of scholarships to support students in their area/s of personal talent. Scholarships are available for current and new, domestic Middle and Senior School students; and are awarded for excellence in Academics, Performing Arts and Sport.
To find out more about our scholarships please visit our website at http://www.jpc.qld.edu.au/enrolments/scholarships-bursaries/
John Paul College is located in Daisy Hill, south of Brisbane, Queensland's capital city. The College is a 20-minute drive from Brisbane's Central Business District via the Pacific Motorway (Exit 24, turn left at the traffic lights, through the roundabout, turn right into John Paul Drive). A network of bus services provides transport to the College from suburbs in Logan and Brisbane. Translink provides a single public transport network covering South East Queensland, with one Translink ticket permitting transport via bus, trains and ferries within the system. Zones, fares and concessions have been standardised across the sytsem. Translink is working with the Queensland Government, Brisbane City Council, Queensland Rail and private operators, such as Mt Gravatt Coaches in improve the integration of services. Bus transport information for the Mt Gravatt Coaches private bus service is available here. All other suburbs, please contact Translink for timetable and tariff information. Ph: 131230 or visit their website http://www.translink.com.au/
Congratulations Class of 2016
Seven students from John Paul College achieved an OP1 in 2016 – more than double the state percentage. An additional six students achieved OP1 equivalence when university bonus points are added. Over a quarter of the cohort (27.9%) received an OP between 1-5.
Headmaster, Norm Kerley congratulated the students.
“These results are a reflection of the hard work of our students and the support they received from their teachers and parents,” he said.
Of the almost 22% of students from the Class of 2016 who completed their entire education at the College, 10% received an OP1.
John Paul College provides multiple pathways to meet the career aspirations, interests and abilities of every student. From rigorous academic courses for those destined for further study to comprehensive vocational and training options, there is a place for every child.
“The ultimate measure of success for any school is seeing graduates attaining their preferred higher education or career pathway,” Mr Kerley said.
Schools are ‘places of people’
No matter the quality of buildings, facilities and programmes, it is the people within schools that matter the most. The way in which the people, the students, staff and families interact is at the heart of education. Our ability to communicate, collaborate, solve problems, become resilient, respect and care for each other will determine ‘success’. In nurturing ‘people skills’ we ready students to thrive in their world and gain employment and life satisfaction. Students as learners are encouraged to challenge and make choices, to inquire and explore with a view to shaping their own learning. They are encouraged to consider a range of opportunities, both within the classroom and beyond, imagine possibilities, and identify goals for their studies and future careers, which the College can support.
We are fortunate that our College community is a microcosm of wider society. It is one, which while contemporary in its teaching and learning, maintains and embraces the traditional values of a Christian ethos. Our standards proudly remain high, and achievements celebrated. We are giving a focus to compassion and promoting the character traits so essential in today’s world.
Norm Kerley, Headmaster