St John Paul II College Nicholls
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1021 Gungahlin Dr
Nicholls ACT 2913

Phone: 02 6163 4800


01 Jul 2022

Pupil Free Day - Staff Professional Learning Day

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am writing to let you know that there will be two pupil-free days this term. This was decided by Catholic Education to help teachers manage the extra work load that has arisen for all schools, due to COVID staff absences. Our staff have been incredibly generous with their time but it has come at a cost.

Catholic Education asked schools to decide on days that would be most suitable to their circumstances. Accordingly at JPC, the following days will be pupil-free:

  • Tuesday 14 June. This will be for all of our students except for the senior students who have exams that day. These will go ahead as scheduled.
  • Friday 1 July. This is the last day of term.

We scheduled these days, mindful of the opportunities they might afford families, given that they border either a long weekend or the holiday break. 

During these days, staff will be catching up on work that has been put aside earlier in the year and they will be completing further professional learning.

I realise that having these days places a burden on families and I thank you for your understanding. As always, if you are unable to care for your son or daughter at home, we will have some minimal supervision at school during these days.

Many thanks,

Catherine Rey

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