John Paul College
John Paul College is our Primary Catholic co-educational secondary college in Frankston.
PO Box 3105
Phone: (03) 9784 0200
Fax: (03) 9781 5810
Office Hours: 8.00am to 4.30pm
A vibrant learning community where each student is supported and challenged to achieve excellence.
John Paul College and St John’s Primary Cultural Reference Group
“When children are not provided with positive support and modelling which is respectful of cultural diversity,
there’s a risk that racism, stereotyping and discrimination can occur.
When education settings are not culturally safe environments, all children’s learning and development
may be negatively impacted.” SBS website, 2019
John Paul College and St Johns Primary School have partnered to form the JPC/ St John’s Primary Cultural Reference Group (CRG). This partnership ensures continuity in support for students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds as they transition from the primary to the secondary setting. It enables the development of relationships with families prior to attending the secondary setting and the sharing of knowledge and support between schools.
The 3 initial aims of the CRG:
Develop and strengthen relationships with families.
Assess and update culturally inclusive practices within the schools.
Support families to be connected to their child’s learning.
John Paul College members
Craig Judkins – Deputy Principal Wellbeing
Gayle Timmer – Cultural Liaison
Tom Senior - Chaminade Senior House Coordinator
St John’s Primary members
Derek Bruitzman – Principal
Marisa Paton - Religious Education / Cultural & Community Connections
Liah Muot – Frankston Homework Club
Cluster Engagement Leader JPC
Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (BLCAC)
Bunjil taught the Bunurong to always welcome guests, but he always required that the Bunurong ask all visitors to make two promises:
1. To obey the laws of Bunjil
2. Not to harm the children or the land of Bunjil