Welcome to the Students' Voice, covering the highlights of Term 1, 2018
At the end of this first term I want to thank the hundreds of parents and staff who have taken the time to meet and speak with me about many aspects of the College.
I have also enjoyed spending time with all our students as I have observed their daily and weekly involvement in many college activities and I have specifically started meeting with students in years six and twelve.
The pride that each of these groups have in the College is really profound. We are all in agreement that we want JPC ‘to be all it can be’ and that we want for our students the same. These last few weeks have seen a continued focus on the all round educational programme that the College offers in so many dimensions including performing arts, sport, community service and leadership development. It has also seen a strengthening of our focus on the academic outcomes for our young people including an overt focus on literacy and numeracy basics right through the College as well as extended writing and critical and creative thinking.
One of the very clear messages that I have also received is that parents and students are united in the desire to continue to honour and enjoy the cultural diversity of the College. This was raised with me time and time again. Of course, it is also reflected in our Values and What We Believe Statement- the value of mutual respect.
I thank you for the warm welcome and encouragement of the JPC family including our committed and professional staff.
I wish all families the very best for a safe and restful holiday break.
Karen Spiller OAM
Sheryl Kinglsey as she retires.
Danielle Dale as she begins Maternity Leave. We await the exciting news of the new addition to her family.
To all students who participated in the trimester 1 TAS finals last Saturday. Overall the John Paul College teams performed very well taking out 5 from 9 grand finals. TAS Premiers include: Open A Girls Tennis, Open A Girls Basketball, Year 9 Basketball, Year 8 Basketball, Intermediate 2nd X1 Cricket. Overall results on the day were: Girls Tennis 4/6, Boys Cricket 3/6, Girls Basketball 4/6, Boys Volleyball 3/6.
Thank you to all staff coaches, and in particular, to our volunteer parents who support the college, coaching, managing teams and working in the canteens to support our Sporting programs.
Congratulations to the following students who recorded outstanding results at the Queensland Schools Swimming Championships held last week: Bridget Kelly Year 6 - Bronze in the 200m Butterfly; Aurelia Gallo Year 7 – Silver in the 200m IM, 50m Breaststroke and 100m Breaststroke;
Jack Dugandzic Year 10 – Gold 200m Breaststroke, Silver in the 100m Breaststroke; Ciao Gallo Year - Gold 100m Breaststroke, 200m Butterfly, and 400m IM, Silver 50m Butterfly, 100m Butterfly, 200m IM, Bronze 50m and 200m Breaststroke. Outstanding effort!
Well done also to Mia Marks, Danis Khizriev and Chloe Mack who reached the finals.
Congratulations to the following students who won medals at the Queensland Junior Athletics Championships last weekend: Year 8 student Heidi Dennis 1st U/13 High Jump; Year 10 students Eli Tuia 1st U/15 High Jump; Isaiah Tuia 2nd U/15 High Jump.
In a celebration of music, Sony Music Entertainment presents
LIVE AT THE STAR GOLD COAST
THURSDAY APRIL 5th 2018
In a celebration of music, Sony Music Entertainment proudly presents one of Australia’s most outstanding female performers live for one night only, the immensely talented Dami Im, Thursday April 5th at The Star Gold Coast.
Special Offer - John Paul College Community
Dami is kindly offering 20% off the ticketed price for the John Paul College community. If you would like to take advantage of this offer please purchase your tickets through http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=DAMIIM18&eg=STAR&ep=20PERCENT.
While earning a reputation as one of the hardest working women in Australian show business, Dami Im has quietly established herself as something of a national treasure. Accolades over the last couple of years have come thick and fast. Dami’s first, fifty-date national tour was a sell-out and she wooed the world at the Eurovision Song Contest. The Korean- born singer and musician first came to national prominence when she won season five of The X Factor in 2013. A virtuoso on piano, Dami also has a Master of Music Studies degree in contemporary singing.
Dami’s special one-off show on Thursday April 5th will take you through her impressive range of songs, from the ARIA number one hits ‘Alive’ and ‘Sound Of Silence’ to the awe inspiring ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Super Love’, intertwined with hits from her ARIA # 1 album DAMI IM, HEART BEATS and the CLASSIC CARPENTERS. Along with debuting songs from her new album due in March 2018, Dami’s new work is a nod to the golden age of great pop song writing.
“I’m incredibly excited about this one-off show; performing live with my piano and band is truly my passion. To be able to share my favourite songs along with some from my new album is something I’m really looking forward to,” comments Dami.
This very special one-night-only show is not to be missed - Dami Im – Thursday April 5.
Tickets on sale via www.ticketek.com.au and 13 28 49.
Website : www.damiim.com
CONNECT WITH DAMI IM: www.damiim.com/
For further information please contact your Sony Music Entertainment representative.
Code Camp are excited to return to John Paul College during the Easter Holidays to teach your child how to code, or continue them on their coding journey to build their very own iPhone or Android app! Have a look at what your child can create at Code Camp http://hello.codecamp.com.au/assembly/
Code Camp has already taught more than 27,000 students in Australia and kids have so much fun with friends during our camps while learning important new skills such as logic, creativity, problem solving, app development and game building in a fun and engaging way, ready to take on the digital world of the future.
Every child attending a holiday camp will build incredible games on Code Camp’s software platform ‘’Code Camp World’’ and walk away with their very own app, playable via the Code Camp App store that they can take home to share with family and friends!
Why do kids and parents love Code Camp? Check out this video to find out : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Gvgxzvf-eQ&t=29s
Follow this booking link for all the dates and details about what’s on offer for the Summer Holidays: www.codecamp.com.au/
Enrol today and help your child become a coding superstar!
For more information, visit codecamp.com.au/faq or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Code Camp Team
In 2018 - 2019 students could travel to:
Argentina: St Andrew's Scots School - Easter 2019, two plus weeks.
Japan: Miyakonjo (girls) or Shizuoka (boys) - December/January 7 - 8 weeks.
Germany: Ursulinenschule Hersel, Bormheim - December/January 7 - 8 weeks.
Families are also able to host students from the abovementioned schools.
For more information about the Tours and Exchange programme please view the PDF below.
Question: How do I access the regular updates for Primary, 7-12, JPIC and Boarding?
Response: The Community Portal area of JPConnect is the index for general content and the Heads of Year and Team Leaders for example publish a weekly update for students and families to support information sharing.
The Boarding Bulletin is found in the “Support Services” group.
View of navigation under the Learning tile
Understanding the elements of the Primary Head of Year (Team Leader) and Class Blogs
Understanding the elements of the Year 7 to 12 and JPIC Blog
The Boarding Bulletin provides access to “Letters to Parents,” a booking form to secure accommodation in the Finch House Granny Flat, the menu rotation, event planners, meetings and photos.
Understanding the elements of the JPC Boarding Bulletin
Phone: 3826 3496
Drop in: Techsphere Service Centre, Markwell Carpark (7.30 am – 4.30 pm Monday to Friday in term time)
The College’s rollout of the new Aruba wireless network has been used as a case study by our partners at Data#3 and the College’s experience from a teaching and learning perspective and technical perspective have been shared in a series of stories released in March of 2018.
At the most basic level our objective was to deploy a next-generation wireless network to provide high-density coverage, performance and reliability to support 21st century learning practices. The Aruba solution selected, provides high-density network coverage and security, as well as data visibility and control of the more than 3000 devices that access the College network.
It incorporates wave 2 wireless network clusters and security to manage the wireless network and access points. In recent months, the network has been expanded to include an outdoor solution in The Arc and over Easter an outdoor solution will be added to the grandstand at Cec Munns Sports Centre.
Head of Year 11, Dawn Boland shared her insights from a teaching and learning perspective commenting on the importance of speed and reliability. This enhanced connectivity ensures each student can access the diverse multimedia content they need for collaborative and creative engagement in their learning experiences.
Network and Systems Manager, Nic Burton was responsible for the technical insights of the project. He conducted proof of concept testing with a number of vendors before selecting the Aruba solution. “
The new solution enables centralised management, increased security through device identity, improved BYOD policy control for the multitude of personal devices that staff and students bring to the network, and workflow automation in one cohesive solution. Network management has improved dramatically with the new solution with improved access to data at a granular level, as
well as greater visibility across the network.
This enables more accurate and timely decision-making, plus the ability to proactively identify any
issues before they become a major problem.
Thank you to our students and their teachers Kara Ilich, Dawn Boland and Arvind Singh and Nic
Burton for showcasing our story.
The following references are supplied as follow up on the details of the case study:
Customer Story: John Paul College (full text)
Media Release: John Paul College Transforms Teaching and Learning Practices with Data#3
Solution (full text)
AARNET article March edition of ARN: Data#3 gives Brisbane school the Aruba treatment
CRN article March edition: Data#3 deploys Aruba wireless network to Brisbane’s John Paul
College (full text)
Customer Story: John Paul College - The Technology Perspective (video)
Customer Story: John Paul College - The Teaching & Learning Perspective (video)
It has been a very full term with lots happening. The focus has been squarely on learning and the classroom. Students have been engaged in activities and lessons that have mightily added to their development. To support this, we have enjoyed many day and evening events that have complimented this academic learning.
Looking back at the term I can see an amazing number of activities and events. The events students and parents have had the opportunity to be involved in have included:
Term 1 of 2018 blessed JPC students with an amazing start to the year, filled with so much fun and happiness. Reuniting with your best friends on the first day of school must be the best feeling in the world. For new students such as myself, very warm welcomes were received and I couldn’t be happier with the new friends I have made.
This year’s swimming carnival was a blast! Our teams had enough energy to power the world. The dancing, singing and cheering put smiles on everyone’s faces. Not to mention the hard work and effort produced by our champion swimmers. By the end of the day records were smashed and so was everyone’s eardrums.
With all this positivity and joy, I am sure the rest of the year is going to be amazing! Year 10 are having subject selections soon, so a friendly reminder is to choose what you love but also what you need for success in the future. Study hard and try your best, to achieve the best. Good luck!
The Year 10 camp is early in Term Two, from 30 April to 2 May at Lake Moogerah. Please make sure you have filled in all the required forms and medical information and returned to the Head of Year 10, Mr Chris Wild.
Year 11 leave the day after on Tuesday 1 May for their 3 day camp at Noosa North Shore. Forms are required to be returned as soon as possible to the Head of Year 11, Mrs Dawn Boland.
The Year 12 Retreat leave a day after this when they head up to Alexandra Headland for a three day retreat with our Chaplain, Mr Steve Ward, visiting facilitator, Mike Fitzpatrick and our PC teachers and Mrs Shaw.
As we come to the end of this term, Easter is upon us and we remember and celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the renewal of life.
I wish you and your family the renewal of life, love, and happiness at this time and may the Lord bless you and your family with joyfulness and a steadfast faith in God this Easter.
The first day of Term Two is Tuesday 17 April.
Monday 16 April - Student Free Day
Tuesday 17 April - First Day of Term Two
Tuesday 17 April - Parents & Friends Meeting
Wednesday 25 April - Anzac Day Holiday
Monday, 30 April – Wednesday, 2 May - Year 10 Camp
Monday 7 May - Labour Day Holiday
Mr Allan Dennis
Head of Senior School
Green Heart Schools Future BNE Challenge
On Friday, March 23rd, ten students from Miss Hollett’s Year 7 Science Class travelled to the South Bank Piazza to represent John Paul College at the 2018 Green Heart Schools Future BNE Challenge, an event coinciding with the 2018 World Science Festival Brisbane.
After arrival and registration, students engaged with several learning experiences themed around environmental conservation and water security and couldn’t resist the chance to have a group photograph with Dr Karl Kruszelnicki – an experience that also made Miss Hollett’s day.
Following an official welcome by Graham Quirk, Lord Mayor of Brisbane, and presentations by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Jess from Street Science and William Matthews of YouTube Channel Will’s Wild Kingdom, the Challenge began with a video message from a mysterious time agent named ‘Atticus’ from the year 2100 that told of water shortages, environmental disasters and widespread chaos in Future Brisbane.
In just under two hours from their original briefing, the team were now tasked with solving the challenge of decreasing biodiversity within the D'Aguilar National Park and had to work together as a team to imagine, plan, model and record a video pitch to solve their problem and change the future.
Our team received high praise for their engagement in the task and consistent demonstration of teamwork throughout the challenge, completing their pitch about the difference that one person can make in improving the health of our urban wild spaces and encouraging biodiversity. As the team’s pitch proclaimed, “We’ve done the damage, now let’s do something to fix it.”
After the Challenge event and a brief lunch, students spent the remainder of the afternoon exploring World Science Festival exhibits at the Queensland Museum, including the Perception Deception exhibit from Questacon and a rare chance to see turtles from the Mon Repos Loggerhead Turtle rookery in the earliest stages of their lives.
The students involved would like to thank Miss Hollett for organising the event and preparing everyone to take part, Mr Bonomini for helping with organisation on the day and acting as impromptu museum tour guide, and each other for a successful and challenging day of Science learning!
By Mr Bonomini (Gifted and Talented Coordinator)
Developing quality leaders begins at school through a combination of diverse experiences and formal programmes to develop leadership skills. Our 46 Middle School Student Council representatives (across Years 7, 8 and 9) attended their leadership retreat at the College last Wednesday night and Thursday. The retreat is student-centred with the Year 9 executive team planning and facilitating the programme. Wednesday evening was a time to come together and build relationships through fun activities and sharing a meal before bunking down in the Wesley Learning Centre for the night. We woke up early on Thursday morning with our guest chefs (Mr Elms, Mrs Gallagher, Mr Crameri and Mr Zietsch) preparing a delicious hot meal for the students. Other elements of the programme included developing the Council goals, mission and vision for the year ahead as well as learning more about leadership from our Principal, Mrs Spiller and Deputy Principal, Mr Kerley. It was a valuable couple of days building a strong sense of team unity to guide the planning and organising of key Middle School events throughout the year.
With perfect running conditions enjoyed by our athletes (and social runners!) the secondary Inter House Cross Country carnival was a fun and spirited event and an enjoyable way to wind down the term. The photos below capture the spirit of the day and provide a sense of the carnival atmosphere:
Finally, I wish all families a peace-filled and joyous Easter.
Mr Mark Zietsch
Head of Middle School
What makes what we do every day at JPC unique? How are we the same and how are we different from other schools? These questions drive the Strategic Vision that ultimately leads to the mission of our College and characterises what happens within classrooms, in staffrooms, out in the playground and beyond the school boundaries.
In the book ‘A vision with a task’ by Doug Blomberg and Gloria Stronks, the writers actively search out the purpose of Independent Christian schooling. Their main assertion is that Christian schools are actively engaged for holistic and responsive discipleship. Through Romans 12, our students are made new by the renewing of their minds through educating for a life of worship and service, for a life of love, truth and justice. In an increasingly changing time in which self-absorbed, individualistic autonomy and consumerism prevail, Christian schools look to honour the gifts of all students and to bear with each other’s burdens, while looking to the interests of others.
Blomberg and Stronks state that there are three signposts that we can make clear for our families.
Firstly, our College community passes on the biblical ‘story’ and the worldview of its tradition, meaning, purpose, roots, culture and wisdom. In a society of shifting values, we emphasize the non-negotiables for a meaningful life, faith in God, reliance of His spirit, commitment to family and community and a calling of service. The Christian story conserves the truth of the gospel to answer the child’s questions of ‘Who am I? Why am I here? What is life for? These are philosophical questions we ask in ‘Who we are’ in our Units of Inquiry.
Secondly, our College seeks critical analysis of the world and human experience. It promotes inquiry of the world and promotes different ways of knowing and understanding. It seeks to understand new insights and exploration through robust thinking, through explicit teaching strategies that nurture each child’s academic welfare.
Thirdly, our College seeks to show how its tradition can reform the world we live in through being guided by a vision that seeks to develop students that will become adults equipped to succeed in the 21st Century and promote a better world.
As we seek to honour the foundations of John Paul College, it is part of who we are to live in and contribute to our community. All gifts are generously given by God and have been apportioned to us by God’s grace for building the body of Christ and doing works of service (Ephesians 4:7-12).
As we enter into the Easter celebrations and holiday period, let us take the time to reflect on how we connect with the Easter Story and on our connection with the Christian community of John Paul College.
We wish every member of our community God’s grace and blessing for a safe and holy Easter.
Mr Andy Gordon
Head of Primary
Stronks, Gloria and Blomberg, Doug. (1993). A Vision with a Task: Christian Schooling for Responsive Discipleship. Baker Pub Group. Grand Rapids, Michigan
Our congratulations go to Prep SP for winning the Pizza Party for being the class with most pre-sold tickets for Movie Night. I am sure our little friends will enjoy filling their bellies tucking into some yummy pizza!
After our Easter holidays, we will be very busy from the start of Term 2, preparing for our two big events happening in May: Mothers’ Day Stall and Mayfair. The Mother’s Day Stall will be held on Wednesday, 9th May at the ARC and we appeal to your generosity to complement our gift tables with donations, for the children to purchase. Any donations can be dropped off at the Primary School Office. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Angie He, now a Senior School parent, who has continued to support our Primary School and once again, has made a very generous donation of beautifully wrapped gifts, to sell at our stall. We sincerely appreciate her kindness!
Mayfair will be held on Friday, 11th May and as per previous years, Friends of Primary will be holding their traditional “Baking Stall”. We are calling out to all our home cooks to help us showcase our great home baking! In addition to the usual treats, we will also be offering Cupcakes, Jams, Relishes, Chutneys and Sauces. If you wish to join our master chefs, team #JPC Bakers, please contact Deonie Cameron on 0413 872 560 or email@example.com with your contact details and a list of the items you would like to make for the stall. In order to reduce costs and to help our fundraising at Mayfair, we are seeking donations for disposable food containers, as well as borrowing trestle tables and gazebos for the day.
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 24th April at 8.45am at the Primary Lawns. As a parent of JPC, we would love to have you involved. If you have any suggestions and/or questions please email Romina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you very much, enjoy your holidays and have a blessed Easter!
Romina on behalf of Friends of Primary
Our Vacation Care programme for the upcoming holidays is now available. Please refer to the attached PDF for programme details and booking form.
Phone: 3826 3361 7.00 am - 9.00 am and 2.00 pm - 6.00 pm (Term Time) or 7.00 am until 6.00 pm during Vacation Care days.
A number of people responded to this question with the following comments.
For me it’s a chance for the family to get together, actually act like a family and have fun. We basically just act like little kids, but that's what we do every "Holiday": is let the child we are inside, escape for one day of fun.
It means eating chocolate bunnies, ears first! And those yummy Cadbury Eggs with the gooey stuff in the middle. And those little teeny foil-wrapped chocolate eggs.
Just another scam
It hasn't meant anything for a lot of years. Even when I was Catholic the only thing it meant to me was a week off from school. Now it means if I work, I get paid double-time.
That I'm forgiven.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ which gives me hope in my resurrection.
I am sure that at least one of those comments rings true for you in some way or another.
For most Christians, they see Easter as one of the most sacred times of the year. Not because of the name, but because of what we remember at this time.
We remember that Jesus gave up the comfort of heaven to live as a man amongst us. We remember that he allowed himself to be tortured and killed on our behalf. We remember that he could have called the angels of heaven down to stop this, but he didn’t. We remember that he suffered a terrible and humiliating public death, so that the world could see, how much God loves us. We remember he died, because of my sin, because of your sin, because of the sin of the whole world. But the story did not end there…
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus' body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, "Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?"
But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.
"Don't be alarmed," he said. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here.
We also remember that he is alive! In this we find our hope for eternal life.
That is what Easter means.
Mr Steve Ward
The John Paul College Parents' Prayer Group welcomes all members of the John Paul College Community.
The Prayer Group's purpose is to honour Christ by praying for the College staff, students and families within the JPC community.
Prayer Group meets every Wednesday morning at 8.30 am in the meeting room in the Wellbeing Centre (except for every fourth Thursday of the month when it is held in the evening at 7.30 pm at Julie Gordon’s house – 64 Highview Terrace, Daisy Hill).
Co-ordinator: Julie Gordon can be contacted on 0421 809 984 or email@example.com by any parent wishing to inquire about about the John Paul College Parents' Prayer Group.
This week, students, staff and the wider JPC community have joined in honouring the memory of Mrs Margaret Keyte, a valued member of the library team, who tragically lost her life in a recent car accident. Many have expressed their sympathies with flowers and cards, while a number of students have remembered Mrs Keyte and her kindness with letters, drawings and prayer at a small memorial table at the Noelene Munns Learning Centre.
Thank you to all those people who have held Margaret and her family in their hearts and prayers. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Margie’s family, particularly her daughter, Mrs Bernadette Duong, a teacher librarian in the Noelene Munns Learning Centre. Margie’s warmth, enthusiasm and beautiful nature will be sorely missed.
The CBCA has released its short list for Book of the Year for older readers, younger readers, picture books, early childhood and information books. This eagerly awaited list is filled with great ideas for some holiday reading if you are off to your local library or the book store.
Don’t forget that JPC offers a large selection of ebooks through the Wheelers ebook platform. Simply go to the Learning Centre page, click on ebooks and then on the John Paul College icon. Alternatively, download the ePlatform app on any mobile device and select John Paul College to browse the digital bookshelves. Students use their standard JPC login to access the ebooks when they are off campus.
Happy reading and happy holidays.
We had great plans to travel to the Nile and save the world on Thursday 29 March in our ancient Egypt Middle School event but unfortunately the weather had other plans. Due to rain, we have postponed the event until early Term 2. The new date will appear in the Burgundy and Blue next term.
Ballad for a Mad Girl by Vikki Wakefield
Grace is a bit of a wild child, the funny girl with a reputation for being super-competitive and up for pretty much anything. She lives for the thrill, but that’s really because she’d rather be terrified than feel nothing at all. It’s been a rough couple of years.
So, when she is offered the chance to contest her record on the pipe as part of the local feud between schools, she isn’t about to back down. Although she’s done it all before, this night is different; she experiences something she can’t explain. Suddenly the rumours that talk of Hannah Holt’s ghost slipping through the gully are not as silly as they seemed.
Slowly she is drawn deeper into the mystery of Hannah Holt’s death. What is real? What is imagined? What is the truth? And finally, is she at risk of losing everyone, including herself?
A spine-tingling ghost thriller from an Australian author whose books consistently hit the CBCA short list for Book of the Year for Older Readers!
The Combined Orchestra of John Paul College and Tagiev entertained audiences with their performance at the Harmony Day Festival held on Saturday 24 March in the Robelle Domain Parkland, Springfield. Harmony Day aims to connect multicultural and mainstream communities and organisations, to enhance intercultural understanding & solidarity, with a view to building harmony within society.
Our final performances for the Term included our Year 1 and 2 Choir performing at the Prep to Year 2 Easter Service held on Monday 26 March. The students sang beautifully “Jesus Loves Me” to their audience.
At the Easter Service for Years 3 to 12 held on Thursday 29 March, Exit 24 performed during the Service, “Drops in the Ocean” by Hawk Nelson and “Because He Lives (Amen)” by Matt Maher.
We wish all families a very enjoyable holiday and look forward to another busy Term 2 with many performances for audiences to enjoy
Sat 14 to Mon 16 April - “We Will Rock You” Musical Camp (Year 7-12 students)
Wednesday 25 April - Marching Eagles perform at Anzac Service, Logan
The date for Withdrawal from Instrumental/Vocal Lessons at the end of Term 2, 2018 is April 17, 2018. Withdrawal forms are available online via jpconnect.net or from the Performing Arts Office.
Mr Norm Kerley
Forward 300 years into the future and the world is controlled by the Globalsoft Corporation. Conformity
reigns. Citizens watch the same movies, listen to computer-generated music, wear the same clothes and
hold the same thoughts and opinions. Musical instruments are outlawed, and rock music is unknown. Ruling the Globalsoft Corporation and keeping citizens in check is Killer Queen and her police chief, Khashoggi. Enter young misfits Galileo and Scaramouche and a struggle begins for the right to free
thought and music.
We Will Rock You (WWRY) is a musical based on the songs of British rock band, Queen and a novel by Ben Elton. Over 16 million theatre goers in 28 countries have been thrilled by this awe-inspiring production. John Paul College is one of the first schools in Australia to perform this Musical.
WWRY will feature stunning costumes, sets and lighting and, of course, Queen’s legendary hits including We Are The Champions, Radio Ga Ga, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Somebody to Love, Killer Queen, Under Pressure, Bohemian Rhapsody and Another One Bites The Dust.
Preparations for our biennial Musical - We Will Rock You - are in full swing with a talented musical project team in place and already planning and rehearsing hard. The Musical will take to the stage of Chandler Theatre on 27 and 28 July at 7.00 pm with a daytime performance on 29 July at 1.00 pm. We look forward to bringing you cast and staff biographies, weekly updates, videos and photos from rehearsals.
The musical is a significant project this year and appointing Richard and his team at Ikonix will provide additional expertise to the musical project team. Richard has worked with the College on two previous productions – The Wiz and Oliver.
More than 200 cast and crew students will be involved in the production across Years 4 – 12.
Tickets will be on sale on Friday 27 April.
We are looking for a few props for our Bohemian and Killer Queen scenes. Big hand held fans (could be real palm fronds), milk crates (any colour) or plastic stools (any colour) would find a welcome home in the Musical. We would ideally love to be able to use these at camp in our last weekend of Easter Holidays.
Inter-House Senior and Primary School Cross Country
A wonderful day was had by all students and staff on Wednesday at our 2018 annual cross country carnival.
The house spirit displayed by our students was amazing!
Congratulations to the following students who won their respective age champions.
12 Years Girls- Aurelia Gallo Boys- Ezrum Santos
13 Years Girls- Giannah Purnell Boys- Samuel Pickett
14 Years Girls- Mia Marks Boys- Lachlan Ward
15 Years Girls- Larissa Vickers Boys- Josh Shah
16 Years Girls- Aysha Ozden Boys- Tyler Kiem
Open Girls- Jessica Smith Boys- Chekole Getenet
The Nicole Cooper Spirit Cup was awarded to Gilmour House.
Congratulations Gilmour students and House Captains Tara Jol and William Sherwood.
Overall Champion House went to Enright House.
Congratulations to all Enright runners and house captains Jessica Smith and Riley Stannard.
Our primary school carnival took place on Wednesday afternoon with just as much vibrancy and school spirit as the senior school carnival.
Congratulations to the following Age Champions
9 Years- Girls Emily Shaw Boys Maverick Mann
10 Years- Girls Phoebe Stedman Boys Liam Winterburn
11 Years- Girls Eva Messer Boys Liam Manson
12 Years- Girls Bridget Kelly Boys Aiden Barr
Overall Champion House - Enright House Congratulations students!
A big thank you to our wonderful volunteers from friends of Netball for running the canteen all day.
Congratulations to Year 10 Students Eli and Isaiah Tuia who took out 1st and 2nd place at the LAQ State Championships U15 High Jump last weekend.
Another congratulations to Heidi Dennis who won first place in high jump and a place in the Queensland team, for the National Championships. Great effort by all!
Congratulations to Lyla Sampson who competed at Warwick this weekend amongst some huge classes placing 2nd in the juniors for the Pre-novice obtaining another qualifier.
Madeleine MacKenzie also competed at Samford official on the weekend, winning both classes of the Medium Dressage and also obtaining her qualifying scores to compete in the middle of the year at the CDI which is an international event!
Lyla and Madeline also competed at the Somerville House Dressage Day with Lyla taking out first place in the preliminary and second place in the novice while Madeline recorded second place in the medium 4.1 and 4.2. Well done ladies!
Great work by all of our Burgundy and Blue teams last weekend; our teams fought hard winning 5/9 grand final matches! All students did the Burgundy and Blue proud!
Overall a wonderful final day of competition for Trimester 1.
Girls Tennis 4/6 wins and a brilliant Open A grand final win over longtime rivals St Paul’s School.
Girls Basketball 4/6 was Outstanding!
Cricket 3/6 was a strong result with Intermediate 2nd X1 taking the grand final in style.
Boys Volleyball 3/6, with our Year 9 boys going down but toughing it out to the end in the grand final match.
Well done to all of our JTAS Hockey and Cricket teams who have also had an outstanding Term 1 of sport.
Congratulations to the following John Paul College swimmers who have been absolutely outstanding at the recent Queensland Schools Swimming Championships.
Year 11 Student Caio Gallo was simply brilliant winning the following medals:
Gold 100m Breaststroke, 200m Butterfly, 400m IM
Silver 50m Butterfly, 100m Butterfly, 200 MI
Bronze 50m Breaststroke, 200 Breaststroke
Year 10 Student Jack Dugandzic
Gold 200m Breaststroke, 50m Breaststroke and 100m Breaststroke
Year 7 Student Aurelia Gallo
Silver 200m IM, 50m Breaststroke, 100m Breaststroke
Year 6 Student Bridget Kelly
Bronze 200m Butterfly
Well done to Mia Marks, Danis Khizriev and Chloe Mack for reaching the finals in their events.
Mrs Karen Graham
Director of Sports and Activities
Laura Geitz is bringing her All Stars Netball Clinics powered by Chemist Warehouse to John Paul College this May!
JPC netballers have the opportunity to learn from Laura and her All Stars Team, including former JPC Netballer Clare McMeniman and special guest superstars Caitlyn Nevins and Romelda Aiken.
During this 2 hour clinic, participants will receive specialist coaching in the position of their choice to help improve the way they play.
WHEN: TUESDAY 1st MAY: Grades 8-12 & TUESDAY 22nd MAY: Grades 5-7
WHERE: Coleman Centre, John Paul College
COST: $66.00 (incl GST) Each participant receives an All Stars T-Shirt, Chemist Warehouse netball and shoe-bag
WHAT TO BRING: All Stars Netball Clinic Ticket (paper of digital copy) & a water bottle
HOW TO REGISTER: For more details and to register click on the link in this event of or head to www.allstarsnc.com.au.
Places are limited to 60 participants per clinic so REGISTER NOW to avoid missing out!
John Paul College family, Southside Friendly Dental Care Family Dentistry have teamed up with JPC to promote the avoidance of sports relates dental injuries.
To find out more about the wonderful JPC special price offered by SFDC, please view the attached leaflet.
On Sunday, 18 March the Fenton Village family came together for a special dinner to celebrate the Luna New Year. Luna New Year holds significant meaning for many of Fenton Village’s international students, and provides everyone within the boarding community the opportunity to embrace and celebrate this event as a community.
With Emmanuel Tiong nominated to take the reins organizing the event, we knew we were in for a treat. With the help of Tiffany Wang and Edwina Lee, Emmanuel was able to deliver a very impressive layout of the dining hall with personalized Chinese greeting cards for all students and staff, as well as coordinating with the chef, an impressive selection of Chinese food for entrées and dinner. Tiffany Wang delivered a special Chinese G race to kick off the evening.
The entire boarding community was thankful for the spectacular effort put in by Emmanuel and his helpers to make this evening special!
Mr Tim Christie
Assistant Director of Boarding
Share it with one of the children in South East Queensland currently in need of a Foster Carer.
Attend on of the following information sessions for more details:
Wednesday, 18 April - 9.30 am to 11.00 am
Wednesday, 18 April - 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm
Wednesday, 19 September - 9.30 am to 11.00 am
Wednesday, 19 September - 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm
For more details please view the attached flyer.
30 March - Good Friday Public Holiday
30 March - Easter Service, JPC Grounds
30 March - Boarder Travel Day
2 April - Queens Baton Relay, Daisy Hill Road Daisy Hill
3 - 16 April Outside School Care Hours Vacation Care Programme
11 - 13 April - Code Camp, Burke Building
14 - 16 April - Years 7 to 12 Musical Camp, Maroochydore Conference Centre
16 April - Pupil Free Day
16 April - Boarder Travel Day
17 April - TERM 2 COMMENCES
17 April - JPIC Welcome Assembly
17 April - Year 3 Street Science Incursion, ARC
17 April - John Paul College Parents and Friends Meeting, Gorman Meeting Room
18 - 20 April - Year 8 Camp
19 April - Year 5 Science Incursion, ARC
19 April - Friends of Netball Meeting, Gorman Meeting Room
20 April - Primary Parade
21 April - TAS Trimester 2 Round 1, JPC vs St Paul's, John Paul College
23 April - Friends of Football Meeting, Gorman Meeting Room
23 April - Friends of Performing Arts Meeting, Performing Arts Meeting Room
24 April - Year 10 Set Plan, Gorman Lecture Theatre/Careers Room
24 April - Primary ANZAC Parade, ARC
24 April - Friends of Tennis Meeting, Gorman Meeting Room
25 April - ANZAC Day Public Holiday
25 April - ANZAC Day Parade (Marching Eagles and Colourguard), Springwood, Logan and Brisbane
27 April - Expresso Training Excursion/VET Cert 2 and 3 Hospitality Students, Brisbane City
27 April - Assembly (Years 7 to 12), Coleman Centre
28 April - JTAS Term 2, Round 1
28 April - TAS Trimester 2 Round 2, JPC vs Canterbury College, Canterbury College
29 April - Boarding Community BBQ, Fenton Village
30 April - 2 May - Year 10 Camp
30 April - Prep - Year 12 Piano and Vocal Recital, Stephen Bean Theatre
1 - 3 May - Year 11 Camp
1 May - Success at School Starts at Home 2 (Years 3 to 6 Parent Event), Gorman Lecture Theatre
2 - 4 May - Year 12 Retreat
2 May - JPIC Assembly
2 May - Year 7 Elevate Programme, Wesley 1-5
2 - 3 May - Year 7 Surf Life Saving, Gorman Lecture Theatre
3 - 4 May - Year 12 Retreat, Alexandra Headlands
3 May - QLD Youth Music Awards - Choral (Years 7-12)
3 May - Friends of Netball Meeting, Gorman Meeting Room
4 May - Primary Parade
4 May - Theatresports (Years 4 - 12)
5 May - JTAS Term 2 Round 2
5 May - Trimester 2 Round 3 - JPC vs St John's, John Paul College
7 May - Labour Day Public Holiday
8 - 11 May - Year 9 Camp
8 May - Year 1 Geckos Wildlife Visit, Year 1 Classrooms
8 May - Kindergarten Mothers' Day Celebrations, Kindergarten
8 May - Friends of Cricket Meeting, Gorman Meeting Room
8 May - John Paul College Parents and Friends Meeting, Gorman Centre Room 5
9 May - Friends of Primary Mothers' Day Stall, ARC
10 May - Kindergarten Mothers' Day Celebration
11 May - Free Dress Day
11 May - Mayfair, Markwell Lawns
11 May - JPIC Expo, Markwell Lawns
11 - 12 May - Cross Country Camp
12 May - JTAS Term 2 Round 3
12 May - TAS Trimester 2 Round 4 - BYE
14 May - Discover Middle School (Year 6 Parents), Drake Building
14 May - Friends of Performing Arts Meeting, Performing Arts Meeting Room
15 - 17 May - NAPLAN
18 May - Primary Parade, ARC
18 May - Years 3 to 6 Together for Humanity Presentation, Gorman Lecture Theatre,
18 May - Assembly (Years 7 - 12)
19 May - JTAS Term 2 Round 4
19 May - TAS Trimester 2 Round 5 - JPC vs St Columbans, St Columban's School
21 May - Friends of Football Meeting, Gorman Meeting Room
22 - 28 May - Primary Book Fair
23 May - Open Day
23 May - Barefoot in the Park
23 May - Year 2 Street Science Incursion
24 May - TAS Cross Country
25 May - Year 11 & 12 AIME Session
25 May - JTAS Cross Country Carnival
25 May - Pentecost Service, Coleman Centre
25 May - Circuit Debating, Gorman Centre
26 May - JTAS Term 2 Round 5
26 May - TAS Trimester 2 Round 6 - JPC vs WMAC, West Moreton Anglican College
27 May - Musical Rehearsals, Coleman Centre
28 May - Brass/Woodwind/Percussion Recital (Years 4-12), Stephen Bean Theatre
29 May - Friends of Tennis Meeting, Gorman Meeting Room
30 May - Year 6 Middle School Engagement Meetings, Wesley 11 and 12
30 May - JPIC Assembly
31 May - Past Parent's Network - Tour and Morning Tea
1 June - Primary Assembly, Coleman Centre
1 June - Assembly (Years 7 - 12)
1 June - Live at the Piazza, Contemporary Ensemble
2 June - JTAS Term 2 Round 6
2 June - TAS Trimester 2 Round 7 - JPC vs CHAC, Cannon Hill Anglican College
3 June - Musical Rehearsals, Coleman Centre
3 June - Fair Go Touch Carnival, Cec Munns Sports Centre
4 June - Friends of Performing Arts Meeting, Performing Arts Meeting Room
5 June - Friends of Netball Meeting, Gorman Meeting Room
6 June - Year 5 Middle School Engagement Meetings, Wesley 11 and 12
7 June - Friends of Netball Meeting, Gorman Meeting Room
9 June - JTAS Term 2 Round 7
9 June - TAS Trimester 2 Round 8 - JPC vs Ormiston, John Paul College
11 - 15 June - Years 11 and 12 Exam Block
11 - 14 June - Years 7 to 10 EL Block
11 June - Year 6 Science Expo
12 June - John Paul College Parents and Friends Meeting, Gorman Meeting Room
15 June - Peer Support Session, Drake Area
16 June - TAS Trimester 2 Finals
17 June - Boarding Staff vs Students Netball Game, Coleman Centre
18 June - Year 11 Physics Excursion, Dreamworld
18 - 19 June - QCS Practice, Coleman Centre and GLT
18 June - VET Diploma of Business Year 12 University Excusion
18 June - P to Year 2 Term 2 Service
18 June - Boarding End of Term Outing
18 June - Friends of Football Meeting, Gorman Meeting Room
19 - 20 June - Years 3 to 6 Athletics Carnival, Cec Munns Sports Centre
19 June - QCS Practice - Coleman Centre and Gorman Lecture Theatre
19 and 20 June - JPIC Carnival
20 June - Performance Evening, Coleman Centre
20 June - Year 11 Retreat
21 June - Years 7 to 12 Inter House Athletics Carnival, Cec Munns Sports Centre
22 June - Year 7 Retreat
22 June - Assembly (Years 7 - 12), Coleman Centre
22 June - Live at the Piazza
22 June - JPIC Term 2 Graduation, Gorman Lecture Theatre
22 June - TERM 2 CONCLUDES
23 June - Boarder Travel Day
25 June - 13 July - Outside School Hours Care Vacation Care Programme
2 - 13 July - Outside School Hours Care Vacation Care Programme1 - 14 July - Junior HAASE Space School Expedition
8 - 15 July - Intensive College Musical Rehearsals (Years 4 - 12), Coleman Centre
10 - 11 July - Days of Academic Excellence
11 - 13 July - Code Camp
15 July - Boarder Travel Day
16 July - TERM 3 COMMENCES
17 July - John Paul College Parents and Friends Meeting, Gorman Meeting Room
17 July - Year 11 Semi Formal, Coleman Centre