Open Event (Years 8-12)

JPC holds a variety of events in the lead up to and during the ACT Catholic System schools enrolment period (May).

The Senior College Expo is on Tuesday 7 May 2024 from 4.00 to 7.30 pm.

Year 8-12 College Expo

The Expo is designed for all Year 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 Students and their families to see what JPC has to offer with subject information (in years 9-12), apprenticeship options, post school options and information about moving into senior years.

Students and families in the different year groups will all find the event useful to them in different ways.

Faculty information for Year 11 and 12 Subjects will be available from 5.00- 7.30pm and students and families are invited to discuss opportunities with JPC staff. There will also be a presentation in the theatre throughout the night outlining how to choose subjects in Year 11 and 12 and some introductory information about the Senior Secondary System. For Year 9 students this may help support decisions about electives choices for Year 10.

Years 9 & 10 Electives, 2025

Senior Boys

For Student in Year 8 and 9 with changes to the Australian Curriculum the College has redesigned our curriculum offerings. Please come along to hear about elective choices for Year 9 and 10, 2025 on this night from 4-5pm. In 2025 choices will be available in core learning areas including Mathematics, Science, Religion and HASS. All electives that will be on offer in 2025 will also be on display.  Information on how to select your electives will be given out on the night as well as emailed out afterwards. 

The Careers Expo

The Tertiary Expo will fun from 4.30- 7.00pm will consist of representatives from the many visiting organisations such as Universities, CIT and other training institutions. 

Enrolment and Scholarship information for Year 10 students for their Senior Years in 2025 will also be available on the night. 

Refreshments from our hospitality students will be offered during the evening.

The schedule for the evening:

Time Session Location
4.00 - 5.30 pm Year 9 and 10 Electives for 2025
Stalls for families in Years 8 and 9 to hear about elective and core choices for 2025
JPC Hall
4.15 & 5.15 pm Talk from our Principal Dr. Craig Wattam
 Years 9 and 10 2025
4.30 - 7.00 pm Careers Expo
Stalls from universities and other training organisations
Ground Floor - Justice Wing
5.00 - 7.30 pm Senior Subject Expo
Displaying subjects on offer
for Years 11 and 12 2025
JPC Hall
6.00 pm Principal's Address
Moving into Senior School in 2025

The Careers Expo - Exhibitors

JPC has arranged for the following organisations to be available during the evening to allow students to explore future possibilities. 

  • University of Canberra (UC)
  • University of Canberra College (UCC)
  • Australian Catholic University (ACU)
  • Australian National University (ANU) 
  • Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE)
  • Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)
  • Australian Federal Police (AFP)
  • CIT Solutions
  • Australian Capital Training Institute (ACTI)
  • FIT College (Fitness Qualifications)
  • Australian Beauty Therapy Academy (ABTA)
  • Defence Force Recruiting
  • Australian Training Company (ATC)
  • Masters Builder Association of the ACT
  • Sarina Russo Apprenticeships
  • Australian Signals Directorate (ASD)
  • Housing Industry Association (HIA)
  • Luton Properties
  • Vinnies
  • Rima El-Khoury - Rimarkable Hair
  • The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
  • Evo Energy
  • Skills Canberra
  • Gungahlin Family Dental
  • ACT Chief Nursing and Midwifery office
  • ACT Chief Allied Health Office 
  • National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) 

There are a number of other organisations who are still to confirm their attendance. 

Please register your attendance (link opening soon) and we look forward to welcoming you to the Senior College Expo. The evening will be a very productive opportunity for students and their families to explore the wealth of possibilities open to students and/or to investigate ways that they can achieve their career goals.

If you can't make the Expo A recording from 2022 of the Principal's Talk and Panel discussion, plus the Australian School-Based Apprenticeship (ASBA) talk are available below.

If you wish to book an interview with a member of the leadership team to discuss moving to JPC for Senior Years or if you are a current family wishing to discuss your child's transition to Senior Years, please contact the college office.


Did you know that students can commence an Australian School Based Apprenticeship (ASBA) once they turn 15? 

Students do not have to wait until they are in senior school to commence an ASBA at JPC. If your young person is considering an ASBA in year 9- 12, we recommend you attend the ASBA talk and speak to some of the organisations listed above about how to get started with the process.

Senior Subject Information

As part of the transition to Senior School and to gain a better understanding of the BSSS subjects offered at JPC in 2025, subject information is available at the Senior College Expo and an opportunity to talk to the teachers for each area. We encourage students and parents/carers to explore the many options available including subjects students may be interested in but unsure of what to select.
2025 Senior Handbook is coming soon...

JPC Tours for Senior Years

We are offering families a tour of our facilities who are interested in joining us for Senior Years 2025.

Contact the College office to arrange a Senior year’s tour at (02) 6163 4800 or email

Where to from here?

Please go to our Enrolment Page to find out how to enrol for 2025.

If you require further information, please contact the College office (

We look forward to welcoming you to JPC.