FACE – Family And Community Engagement

FACE at JPC is a dedicated team of staff and parents working together to support improved student outcomes. We hope to achieve this through the development of sustained and effective partnerships between the college, students, their families and the community. Research unequivocally recognises a link between engaging families in learning and improved student outcomes, and furthermore a strong sense of community is linked to improved wellbeing, which also affects learning outcomes.  

Our Vision

A welcoming and innovative school where families and the community are valued and trusted collaborators who share in the commitment to, and responsibility of, the holistic education of its students.


Our Mission

To promote effective partnerships between the college, students, their families and the community in order to foster a culture of authentic engagement in school life.


This year we have our first parent representative join FACE.

Louise Kellond has 2 children at JPC, her youngest commencing year 7 at JPC this year. Louise has been heavily involved in school boards and committees throughout her children’s schooling. We look forward to welcoming Louise onto our team and to being guided by Louise’s wisdom and experiences. 

FACE team members for 2020 are:

Louise Kellond - Parent Representative 

Jacqui Duffee - Student Wellbeing Coordinator / Psychologist

Craig Judkins - Deputy Principal Wellbeing

Christine Ward - D'Houet Middle Coordinator 

Amy Rolls - Marketing and Development Coordinator

Caitlyn Jarrett - Learning Innovation Leader

Justine Shachar - Cluster Engagement Leader

 

And we would like to thank, and say farewell to, leaving members:

Jo Sheedy

Jacqui Moore

Peter Griffin

Heidi Colombani

 

If you have any feedback or ideas that will support the FACE team, you are welcome to pass on to Louise and/ or any of the FACE staff.

  • Remote Learning and Revised Dates

    Remote Learning and Revised Dates

    Congratulations to students, families and staff for successfully transitioning to the remote and flexible learning program.  As I write, Year 11 and 12 students are now once again enjoying onsite learning and we look forward to welcoming all Year 7 to 10 students on Tuesday 9 June.

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  • National Reconciliation Week 2020 - Edition 1, Term 2

    National Reconciliation Week 2020 - Edition 1, Term 2

    The theme of National Reconciliation Week 2020 ‘In This Together’ was explored by Mrs Middlebrook’s Year 11C Religious Education class during remote learning.  In exploring the theme, the class discussed how groups of people in aboriginal art were marked as a set of concentric circles, connected by parallel lines of travel. 

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  • The purpose of Anxiety - Edition 1, Term 2

    The purpose of Anxiety - Edition 1, Term 2

    These days we hear a lot about anxiety, and we tend to think of it as a negative emotion.  The truth is, anxiety evolved to keep us safe.  But it becomes a problem when it stops us doing something that we want or need to do.

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  • A message from the Student Wellbeing team - Edition 1, Term 2

    A message from the Student Wellbeing team - Edition 1, Term 2

    This week we have started another new phase in our educational and life journeys.  The return to on-site learning will elicit a wide variety of thoughts and feelings for students, parents and carers and staff.  

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  • Principal's Desk - Thursday 28th May - Edition 1, Term 2 

    Principal's Desk - Thursday 28th May - Edition 1, Term 2 

    Return to School

    It has been a great joy this week to see our senior students returning to school and we are looking forward to the return of all students in the weeks ahead as the staged return to school continues. 

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  • College Captain's Remote Learning Reflection - Edition 1, Term 2

    College Captain's Remote Learning Reflection - Edition 1, Term 2

    "The past two months have been an unexpected and challenging time for the John Paul College community, Australia, and for the rest of the world. However, taking from our experiences, this time has also taught us many things about showing optimism, perseverance, and collaboration throughout what has felt like one of the most difficult periods of our schooling. 

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  • Virtual Cross Country - Edition 1, Term 2

    Virtual Cross Country - Edition 1, Term 2

    Over the last 4 weeks during isolation we have had the JPC Virtual Cross Country up and running. Both students and staff have been encouraged to send in a 3km or 4km, walk or run during this time as a way to keep active, stay connected and even earn some points for their houses.

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  • Remote and Flexible Learning

    Remote and Flexible Learning

    The John Paul College Remote and Flexible Learning Framework is an overall strategic approach to learning when students are not on site at school. There will be particular approaches for different year levels and even for different subjects to allow for the best learning and support to be delivered. However, each approach will fit within this overall strategy, which is designed to ensure that students, teachers, non-teaching staff and families are clear about the coordinated approach we are implementing.

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  • 'Altitude' STEAM program

    'Altitude' STEAM program

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    Mission Action Day

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    MAD challenges all students to carry on the Church's mission of service (especially to the marginalised of our society). The day is student-led with the VCAL students and the Year 12 Leadership team taking charge of the event. These students worked tirelessly in taking on roles of planning and implementing a variety of stalls and activities, with profits going towards the four House charities.

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