John Paul College in the running for National Education Awards

In June, John Paul College (JPC) was identified as a finalist in the Australian Education Awards for four individual categories including School Principal of the Year – Non-government, Primary School Principal of the Year – Non-government, Best Co-Curricular Program and Best Professional Learning Program.

The Australian Education Awards are highly prestigious and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the country’s top-performing K-12 schools, principals, department heads and teachers.

JPC’s robust and strategic pedagogical professional learning program for teachers is highly regarded and a clear standout for these nominations along with the extensive co-curricular program offered, which is made up of over 65 ensembles and choirs, 210 sporting teams and activities, and community care and outreach program for students.

JPC’s fantastic NAPLAN results, in 2018 and 2019, is a direct reflection of the teachers and leaders that make the difference in the College’s strategy, teaching and achievement of academic student outcomes.

The college says its purpose “To Educate, To Inspire, To Make a Difference,” is demonstrated through a variety of educational programs and techniques which push the status quo when it comes to learning, excellence and care. Our educational leaders, co-curricular programs and professional learning support for teachers is a testament to our College purpose and the values we uphold in the community and industry.

“I feel honoured to be named as a finalist for School Principal of the Year alongside my colleague Lindsay McQuattie for Primary School Principal. As educators and leaders, we put our heart and soul into students, staff and the College to provide the best opportunities and pathways possible. To be a national finalist gives us that extra spring to know we are making some great strides in education,” says Mrs Karen Spiller OAM CF, Principal of John Paul College.

“Our Deans of Pedagogy have been working hard to built a robust professional learning platform for our teachers to flourish, learn and be challenged.”

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