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John Paul College

About John Paul College

John Paul College opened on an 11 hectare site on Australia Day, 1982 and was Queensland’s first ecumenical school. John Paul College was built by our community for our community, through the co-operation of clergy from the local Anglican, Uniting and Roman Catholic parishes.

A commitment to Christianity and the fundamental values of love, freedom, responsibility, truthfulness, fairness, unity, tolerance, mutual respect, contribution and loyalty remain at the core of our College and all that we believe in. The strong sense of unity continues today, with our College staff and students playing an active part in our local community.

Today, John Paul College is recognised as one of Australia’s most progressive and dynamic Early Learning to Year 12 co-educational, independent schools and enjoys a national and international reputation for offering a comprehensive curriculum supported by a leading-edge technology program and excellent and extensive cultural and sporting programs.

Located just 20 minutes south of Brisbane CBD, we encourage you to visit our amazing campus and experience John Paul College.

John Paul College respects Australia’s traditional custodians of the land – the Yugambeh and Jagera people – and we value the environment we share.


In defining our educational framework, we recognise that your children are the centre of all learning and we aim to provide them with a continuous learning journey where they will be engaged in a varied curriculum with relevant learning experiences and a wide range of learning tools.

Our curriculum process is dynamic, practical and ever-changing and constantly strives to ensure that the learning undertaken by our students is meaningful, developmental and purposeful. With literacy and numeracy as our core focus, our curriculum does more than teach our students how to read and write. It encourages them to analyse, draw inferences and assess written information whilst incorporating computer literacy across the curriculum.

Academic Welfare

Our Academic Welfare Program focuses on developing the whole learner. It incorporates learning opportunities to support our students’ social and emotional wellbeing and opportunities to develop leadership skillsets, while also developing study strategies to assist students’ academic development.

Performing Arts

Our School of Performing Arts has a far-reaching reputation for the outstanding professionalism of our productions and performances. Our ensembles have contributed significantly to many national and international events over the past two decades. All activities, lessons and rehearsals are held in state-of-the-art facilities that include classrooms, individual rehearsal studios, an auditorium and a dance studio.

Sport and Activities

Whether your child is keen to be part of a team with their friends or has professional aspirations, they will benefit greatly from our extensive sports program which encourages participation, fitness, team commitment and elite performance.

Fenton Boarding Village

Students come to JPC from across Australia and the world to join our boarding program which provides boutique, village-style accommodation nestled in native bushland adjacent to the main campus. The College offers one of the lowest staff-to-student ratios of any Australian boarding school, reflecting the value we place on the safety and wellbeing of students entrusted to our care.

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

John Paul College

John Paul Drive
Daisy Hill, QLD 4127
Phone: 07 3826 3333



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Key Details:

  • Type: Independent
  • Level: Combined
  • Gender: Coed
  • Religious Affiliation: Ecumenical
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Scholarships: Yes
  • Early Learning: Yes
  • Learning Extension: Yes
  • International Students: Yes
  • Performing Arts Academy: Yes
  • International Baccalaureate: Yes


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We believe the best way for parents to judge a school is to see it operating on a normal school day. For this reason, we hold several ‘Business-as-Usual’ Open Days during the school year. These days offer you the opportunity to meet our Headmaster, Senior Staff, teachers and students and see our College in action on a normal day, while enjoying a tour of our magnificent campus.

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