Why choose John Paul II

In recent years, our parents of Year 9 students (both preference and non-preference) were asked to tell us why they chose our school to provide a secondary education for their children; these were their responses:

  • Reputation of the past
  • Standing in the community
  • Smallness of the school
  • Special Character
  • Size of classes
  • Pupil to teacher ratio
  • Feedback of excellent teaching
  • Friendships throughout school life and beyond
  • Previous family members have attended
  • It is a Catholic school
  • A lot of stable two parent families
  • Boys had a great time here
  • Smaller school and closer relationship between pupils and teachers
  • Old Marist Boy / St Mary’s Girl
  • Very good academic record
  • Teachers have more contact with students
  • Older son’s recommendation based upon students’ attitudes
  • Better education in a Catholic School
  • Achieving in smaller classes, values learnt here and personal experience
  • Old John Paul II High School Boy / Girl
  • Time spent on students
  • Small but beautiful and suits my daughter
  • New Year 9s integrate quickly into this school
  • Family environment
  • Family orientated and Christian beliefs
  • Tend to follow the Catholic system and have the same friends from primary school
  • Good teacher skills
  • Our child wanted to come
  • Friendly student/teacher relationships
  • Supports family values
  • Our child needed a small family school

Think about these sorts of reasons when you are deciding which school to send your child to for a Catholic Secondary Education.