Active, Creative, Engaged
JPC offers a rich and contemporary program of activities to complement the formal Australian school curriculum. We encourage every student to pursue their passions and talents as a central part of a fulfilling life.
All students take part in Physical Education through the curriculum. Our excellent facilities are regularly opened by our PE staff for lunchtime games and sport.
Students are encouraged to represent the College in our sports teams and Cheer Club, as part of our growing program of weekend sports. In 2015 we entered teams in Netball and Basketball; and are actively pursuing other competitions at the suggestion of students and staff.
Students also have the opportunity to qualify for ACT teams in swimming, cross-country and athletics.
The College has a flourishing culture of music education catering to students at all levels of experience.
We are proud to welcome students to our growing Concert Band, devoting the first term of the Year 7 music elective to students who wish to join the group. The intensive program extends students who excel in their chosen instrument, whilst offering first-time learners access to a performing band.
We also cater for students who love contemporary music through our rock bands and Unplugged music programs, celebrating a wide range of musical genres.
Students seeking private music tuition have access to a range of experts in vocal and instrumental tuition.
The College respects and celebrates Indigenous cultures as rich and living traditions. Students are invited to lead and take part in an Indigenous Group, through which knowledge is shared across the school community. Indigenous students work with staff to coordinate whole-of-school events marking NAIDOC Week and Sorry Day; as well as other cultural and awareness activities initiated by students.
Our lunchtime program reflects the diversity and enthusiasm of our staff and students. Popular activities in 2015 include a Chess and Games Club; Debating; the Da Vinci Decathlon; a photography club; fitness club and Dance groups.
The College in the Community
The College encourages students to contribute to the local and global community by fundraising and hands-on activities. Our students take the lead in identifying and coordinating initiatives that reflect our ethos of giving back. They are supported by staff who harness the community program to build skills of leadership, innovation and teamwork. Each House also adopts a House Charity each year to allow students to build a deep understanding and engagement in key challenges facing the community.