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Welcome to St John Paul II College

Dr Craig Whattam.JPG
It is my pleasure to welcome you to St John Paul II College. We are a co-educational, inclusive secondary school serving families in the north of Canberra.

 At St John Paul II College we strive for excellence in teaching so that our students are offered every opportunity for success in their learning. In partnership with families, we aim to develop hope-filled, purposeful citizens who are committed to making a difference in the world. We do this through our carefully planned faith formation, spirituality, and social justice activities, and through classroom learning, pastoral care and wellbeing initiatives. We are blessed to have supportive and expert teaching and professional staff who nurture your child’s growth and learning. Our school is a place where all students are treated with respect and dignity. 

Our College campus is strikingly modern and inviting, and we are fortunate to enjoy state-of-the-art facilities in which we learn and work. Although we are a young school, our students are happy, engaged and responsible. Our stunning results with our senior students at the end of Year 12 bear witness to the quality of the learning and teaching at the College. In 2023 45% of students studying a tertiary course achieved an ATAR above 80 and 23% of students achieved an ATAR above 90. Eleven percent of our 2023 class of Year 12 achieved an ATAR above 95. College Dux, Kian Cox achieved an ATAR of 99.0, followed closely behind by Georgia Ellison who received an ATAR of 98.5. Similarly, students who engaged in the Accredited Pathway have found themselves readily engaged in apprenticeships, traineeships and further study of their choice.

I encourage you to have a good look at our website, and if you are interested in enrolling your child in the future, please call our College Office on (02) 6163 4800 to arrange a College tour.

As the incoming Principal for St John Paul II College, I am honoured to be joining this wonderful young community. My aim is that we are the school of choice in the Gungahlin area for secondary students. We are a Catholic school in the spirit of St John Paul II. We therefore aim to be people of justice, peace, and courage.

I look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Dr Craig Wattam

Year 7 Boys with CWA 1Senior Girls with CWA 1


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