Principal’s Welcome

In 2013, St John Paul II College opened its doors to its first cohort of Year 7 students. As we commence our sixth year, our College has become a flourishing school community in the heart of Canberra’s fastest growing region. Together with Good Shepherd Amaroo, Holy Spirit Nicholls and Mother Teresa Harrison, we are proud to be the pioneers of a pre-school to college Catholic pathway in Gungahlin.

St John Paul II College is a welcoming and inclusive learning community, and a true flagship of twenty-first century education.  We combine the hardware of modern technology with the software of innovation, adaptability and personal resilience.

Drawing on our expanding understanding of the developing brain and individual learning styles, our staff work with families to build personal pathways for every student. We follow the Australian curriculum and we also cater to individual needs, engage with individual passions and extend individual talents, in a community of curious minds. Mentor Teachers assigned to each student provide a continuous point of contact for families and a source of guidance on the learning journey.

Our beautiful, modern campus is a model of smart design and a testament to our ethos of excellence.

As a Catholic school, we support each student to develop in wisdom and self-knowledge, alongside academic achievement. An essential part of our life as a Christian community is working together for the common good whilst fostering in each individual a feeling of belonging and self-worth.  Close ties with Holy Spirit parish, Gungahlin’s three Catholic primary schools and other Catholic secondary colleges enrich our community.

The diversity of our school family, and the enthusiasm of all its members, has given the Canberra community a wonderful example of what education for the twenty-first century can be.

I look forward to building the future with you.

Catherine Rey
Principal