St John Paul College offers a comprehensive and accessible curriculum encompassing a broad range of subjects and courses that prepare students for the world in which they live.

We are committed to developing strategies that ensure the curriculum caters to the wide range of needs, abilities and interests of our students across all Key Learning Areas.

Schooling in NSW is based on the mandatory NSW syllabuses for students from Kindergarten to Year 12 and is informed by the Australian Curriculum.

These syllabuses are developed and endorsed by the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA). You can visit the NESA website for more information on the NSW syllabuses.

St John Paul College follows the approved syllabuses with the exception of Religious Education, which is approved by the Bishop of Lismore.

The courses studied are within the following Key Learning Areas (KLAs).

  • Religious Education
  • Creative Arts
  • English
  • Human Society and its Environment
  • Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education
  • Science 
  • Technological and Applied Studies
  • Vocational Education and Training

A variety of subjects are offered in each of these KLAs at SJPC.

We at St John Paul College provide students with a safe and supportive learning environment with a variety of innovative learning experiences. We foster within each student the ability to grow and develop the skills necessary to adapt to an ever-changing world underpinned by the Catholic ethos of leadership, responsibility, duty and dignity towards others.

The staff at St John Paul College provide innovative learning opportunities for each student to be engaged, imaginative and reflective in their learning. We promote an environment that releases the responsibility of learning to the student,  thereby ensuring that all students gain the knowledge, skills and deep understanding required for future success. We are dedicated to quality teaching with a literacy focus that nurtures lifelong learning, enabling our students to be empowered with the skills and attributes that will enable them to achieve the fullness of life.  

We believe that a partnership between families, community and parish is vital in developing a supportive, holistic learning environment for our students.  The SJPC learning community fosters in our students the values necessary to meet the challenges of this dynamic and ever-changing world, strengthened by their Christian values. This enables us to guide our students to develop and recognise their full potential, framed by the Gospel teachings of our Catholic tradition.

We offer a broad, inclusive and engaging curriculum with a high priority given to literacy and numeracy skills. Our focus on developing students' depth of understanding of key skills needed to be adaptive allows the transfer of learning to new contexts and prepares our students for learning throughout life.

SJPC is committed to excellence and equality in the growth and development of all students as lifelong learners who are actively engaged with a passionate curiosity and wonder about the world.

"I am the Way, the Truth and the Life"  (John 14:6)

St John Paul College, Coffs Harbour