We base our rules on a model that recognises and accepts the idea that people have rights and, therefore, they also have associated responsibilities. Five rights and associated responsibilities are recognised and established.
A number of regulations have evolved in order to contribute to the development of a sense of community, harmony and efficient conduct of the College as an educational institution. They are based on courtesy, common-sense and consideration of others.
This handbook has been published to inform parents as to how they can support their children and be involved in the life of the College. It also informs parents of relevant policies and procedures that will facilitate cooperation between home and school.
Students are expected to wear the correct and complete uniform coming to and from school, and for attendance at school or for physical education activities. It is expected that our students will take pride in their personal appearance and be supported in this by parents to ensure that uniforms are complete, clean, and tidy, in good condition and fit well.
Uniform and Personal Appearance
Students can never say they have no homework! Teachers are expected to set regular homework, but it is up to the student to make up the gap.
Homework, Files, and Presentation of Work
An assignment plagiarising others work will automatically lose marks and in major cases will be grounds for a 0 grade. Every assignment is to be accompanied by a bibliography.
Aboriginal people are the original inhabitants of Australia. Catholic education embraces the richness and diversity which exists within the Aboriginal nations of Australia. Catholic education is committed to maximising the learning opportunities for Aboriginal people.
Aboriginal Education Policy
Catholic schools exist to further the mission of the Church. In Western Australia, the Mandate of the Bishops requires the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia to make Catholic school education available to all Catholic children, as far as resources allow.
The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to describe minimum standards of conduct in all behaviour and decision making to ensure the safety and well-being of students at John Paul College.
JPC Staff Code of Conduct
JPC Student Code of Conduct
The purpose of the Disputes and Complaints policy is to provide an overview of the process to be utilised in the resolution of a dispute or complaint that may arise from time to time.
Disputes and Complaints Policy
How to deal with a dispute or complaint in a Catholic school
John Paul College has a responsibility to provide an educational environment that promotes the dignity and respect of the person and, therefore, aims to encourage the development of positive relationships between students to reduce all forms of bullying, harassment, aggression and violence.
Dealing with Bullying
Child Protection Policy
Information regarding college visitors, student transport, lost property, personal electronic devices, medication and canteen use
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has been introduced into schools allowing access to email and the Internet and other telecommunication devices. The availability of such resources provides the opportunity for schools to help students develop their full potential. ICT provides significant educational value but can pose a risk of exposure to inappropriate and offensive material and personal safety.
ICT Acceptable Use Procedure
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has allowed schools to develop teaching and learning experiences for students through resource sharing and communication. Using ICT, accessing information, and communicating electronically can be innovative, timely and efficient. It is essential that ICT Resources be used in an appropriate manner by both staff and students to enrich teaching and learning.
ICT Acceptable Use Procedure
Catholic schools contribute to the development of our young through education, particularly to their formation in Christian conscience and virtue. Students in Catholic schools are educated to understand that they are physical/spiritual beings in relationship with God. Catholic schools encourage students to make responsible choices for their lives including healthy food choices.
Health Food and Drink Policy
Dignity, safety and well-being of people are central to the Church's teaching. The Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia (CECWA) acknowledges this and recognises that it is obligated under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (WA) 1984 (the OSH Act) to ensure the safety and health of all school based workplace participants.
Occupational Health and Safety
Catholic Education Western Australia continues to align with WA Government advice to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff, and to provide our schools with relevant information and updates.
School retreats are an integral part of the life-long faith formation of young people. They promote systematic, intentional catechesis as part of the comprehensive evangelisation of students. Catholic school retreats are relational at heart. To be effective, retreat programs acknowledge the individual's unique reality and bring the power of the Gospel into contemporary culture in a way that engages and empowers young people.
Out-of-School Learning and Training Programs provide a valuable pathway for students to explore their transition from school to post-school opportunities. John Paul College contributes to the development of students and their individual needs by providing an educational experience that seeks to promote integrated personal development by relating their curriculum and learning to real life situations.
Out of School Learning Procedure
Wearing a school uniform is an important part of creating a sense of community, as well as a sense of identity for students as part of the John Paul college traditions. JPC has a strict uniform and grooming policy the wearing of correct school uniform is compulsory for all students. The uniform policy can be downloaded from the link below.
School uniforms are available to buy both new and second hand only from the School Uniform Shop.
Sports uniform are brought to school on the designated sports days. To make sure lost clothing and other personal effects are returned to you, please ensure all items of clothing and other personal effects are clearly marked with your child's name.
Saturday - 1:30am to 2:30pm
Tuesday - 3:00pm to 4:00pm