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.
Referencing Guide Lower School
Referencing Guide Senior School
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
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
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