Board­ing School Fea­ture

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - NEWS -

ON A BEAU­TI­FUL 34 hectare site, 20 min­utes south of Bris­bane’s cen­tral busi­ness dis­trict lies John Paul Col­lege, one of Queens­land’s largest and most pro­gres­sive in­de­pen­dent, co-ed­u­ca­tional schools, of­fer­ing an Early Learn­ing to Year 12 ed­u­ca­tional jour­ney, in­clud­ing board­ing from Year 7.

Stu­dents come to John Paul Col­lege from across Aus­tralia and the world to join our board­ing pro­gram; pro­vid­ing bou­tique, vil­lage-style ac­com­mo­da­tion nes­tled in na­tive bush­land ad­ja­cent to the main cam­pus.

John Paul Col­lege of­fers one of the low­est stu­dent to staff ra­tios of any Aus­tralian board­ing school, re­flect­ing the value placed on the safety and well-be­ing of stu­dents en­trusted to our care.

Ac­com­mo­da­tion is pro­vided in vil­las which house eight stu­dents in four twin-share bed­rooms, each bed­room with its own bath­room.

A com­mu­nal kitch­enette and lounge en­cour­ages shared con­ver­sa­tions for villa res­i­dents.

Of­fer­ing in­creased pri­vacy and in­de­pen­dence, all vil­las are equipped with swipe pass se­cu­rity tech­nol­ogy and are within im­me­di­ate prox­im­ity of staff ac­com­mo­da­tion.

Board­ers have ac­cess to recre­ational fa­cil­i­ties in­clud­ing ovals, a games room, din­ing hall, bas­ket­ball court, fire pit and full use of the fa­cil­i­ties at John Paul Col­lege in­clud­ing an aquat­ics cen­tre, dou­ble court in­door sta­dium and gym­na­sium.

The col­lege works to en­sure that ev­ery stu­dent has a vi­able aca­demic path­way that leads to post-school study or the work­place through a com­pre­hen­sive cur­ricu­lum of­fer­ing 47 se­nior sub­jects and six Vo­ca­tional Ed­u­ca­tional Cer­tifi­cates.

The rich ed­u­ca­tional ex­pe­ri­ence is com­ple­mented by ex­ten­sive sport­ing and per­form­ing arts co-cur­ric­u­lar and so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties that keeps board­ers en­gaged and con­nected, and en­ables them to de­velop ma­tu­rity, in­de­pen­dence, self-con­fi­dence and re­silience.

Let your child ex­pe­ri­ence what it is like to be a John Paul Col­lege boarder by reg­is­ter­ing your in­ter­est in our Boarder for a Night Pro­gram. www.john­paulcol­lege.com.au.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

WELL-BE­ING FIRST: John Paul Col­lege is one of Queens­land’s largest co-ed­u­ca­tional schools.

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