ACT Secondary Colleges

St John Paul II College - Nicholls

Years: 7-9Type: CoeducationPrincipal: Mrs Catherine ReyStreet Address: 1021 Gungahlin Dr Nicholls ACT 2913Phone: 02 6163 4800 Email: office.jpc@cg.catholic.edu.au Website:

The Catholic Education Office recently established a secondary College to meet the expected demand for Catholic secondary education in the Gungahlin area.  Commencing in 2013, St John Paul II College will add a year group each successive year and, by 2018, will be a 7-12 College. With its innovative and future-oriented facilities, St John Paul II College builds on the rich traditions and successful experience of Catholic preschool and primary education in the Gungahlin community.

St John Paul II is a welcoming and inclusive learning community where diversity is embraced and learning outcomes are maximised for each individual.  The College is a flagship college of best practice in education for the community of the region:  a unique, innovative educational environment where every student can flourish. Its pedagogical approach maximises active student learning through the adoption of brain based learning principles, an inquiry approach and a self-directed learning environment.  The physical design of the College facilitates this vision with open, flexible, adaptable spaces designed for team teaching and meeting the needs of every student.