John Paul College has a very proud tradition of student leadership.
The model of formalised leadership within the College promotes peer resilience and empowerment. Students are selected as leaders in a process which involves both staff and peers. John Paul College has student leaders at Year 9 and Year 12. The middle school tier of leadership comprises of three captains for each of the Houses, each one being responsible for work in the Arts, Social Justice or Sport. At the senior school level, positions of leadership include two College Captains; Academic Leader; Arts Leader; Environment Leader; Faith Leader and three House Captains for each of the four houses, each one being responsible for work in the Arts, Social Justice or Sport.
We have a proud tradition of leadership at the College. We focus on developing leadership skills and providing leadership opportunities to students across all year levels. To this end, John Paul College is very proud of its ability to develop all aspects of a young person’s leadership abilities which equip our students to be leaders in their lives after John Paul College. Formalised training for our elected leaders occurs over two days during the year, with other opportunities to attend Student Leadership Conferences and other skills development courses also offered.
Our Catholic heritage and tradition informs our model of leadership and is a lived experience present in our day to day lives at John Paul College. Particular emphasis is placed on the qualities of service and sacrifice within leadership as Jesus taught. We look to Jesus Christ and the founders of the College for inspiration as we work as leaders for the benefit of the entire community.
Peer Support Program
After undertaking training in the area of Peer Support, a large number of Year 12 students volunteer to work with the Year 7 RE classes one period per cycle.
Peer Support is a structured program which aims to assist new Year 7 students with the transition to secondary schooling. The program also looks at issues facing young adolescents, e.g. peer pressure.