Australia joins with the world in celebrating Refugee Week, this year culminating in World Refugee Day on Saturday June 20. During this week, we are asked to reflect on and, if possible, contribute to creating a ‘better understanding between different communities and to encourage successful integration enabling refugees to live in safety and to continue making a valuable contribution to Australia.’ This year, as we celebrate ‘the year of welcome’, we continue to celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.
In celebrating Refugee Week, we are called to be Christ in action - to reach out in care and appreciation to those who have come to our land and our community for shelter and new beginnings.
Respecting the Learning Environment
Learning is the core business of schools. Learning is optimal in a positive, focused environment where learning intention and success criteria are clear and all students are working together to achieve their individual and collective goals. We believe that our parents expect this style of learning environment for their children. Thus, as Assistant Principals, we work with our Stage Team to support teachers and students to maintain this environment.
STJPII & St Joseph’s Access
From Monday 22nd June, the back gate that previously allowed access between the two schools will be closed. This is a localised decision to assist both schools in meeting the new requirements around COVID-19 and keeping our communities safe.
A letter was sent home to all families who previously used the access gate, and a copy of this letter can be obtained from the College Office. Please contact the school if you would like a copy of this letter.
Any student who has concerns please contact Mr Hulme at STJPII, or Ms Del Vecchio at St Joseph’s. We thank you for our understanding at this challenging time.
COMPASS - Keeping Parents Informed
STJPII Catholic College now utilises a parent portal called Compass School Manager. Students and staff also have a similar portal that they use.
Compass enables the school to communicate information to parents, post important dates and activities on the Calendar, book parent-teacher interviews and most importantly, provide rich, ongoing information about student progress. Parents and students are able to access this information from home 24 hours-7 days a week.
Rather than issuing two hard-copy paper reports each year, teachers provide mid-term and end-term Progress Report via Compass to help parents track their child’s learning progress. Semester Reports are provided online twice a year for each year group detailing student grade ratings (or Task rankings/Cumulative in Yr 11 & 12), work effort & behaviour and progress in Specialist areas.
Semester 1 Reporting
Year 12 Semester 1 - Released to parents via Compass (Available now)
Year 11 Semester 1 - Released to parents via Compass (Available now)
Year 7 - 10 Semester 1 - Will be released during Week 10 - Keep an eye out for an SMS
As always, regular communication between teachers and parents continues to be encouraged through either face-to-face interactions (not currently possible due to COVID-19 restrictions), phone calls or Zoom appointments at any time throughout the school year.
Compass allows the College to communicate more efficiently with parents. Using Compass you will be able to access the following:
Email address and mobile phone number
Update your details through the portal. The details listed will be used to send emails and SMS alerts
View your child’s attendance online, approve absences and indicate future absences
Make appointments with teachers (Coming soon)
The College will post news to parents to remind you about events and activities at the school. Your news feed will be customised showing only the information relevant to you and your children
Access College Resources
View the latest Newsletter, Subject Handbooks, Assessment Handbooks and Calendars, and the view the College Calendar
Approve your child’s participation in excursions and other special events (Coming Soon)
Semester Reports are available online through the Compass portal for viewing, printing and downloading for storage (Yr 7-10 Released Week 10)
We apologise in advance if there are any technical and/or data issues as we implement this new online resource to the entire College community. If you do receive any incorrect data, please call the College to notify us of your concern. We thank you for your understanding.Accessing Compass
Compass is a web-based system that is accessible on any modern web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc) or by using the Compass iOS or Andriod apps (simply search for “Compass School Manager”).
Every family receives a separate login to Compass which will be emailed out to each family. To access the parent portal, click the Compass logo at the bottom of this page.
If you have forgotten your password, or are having any difficulties logging in, please contact the school on
Student Uniform Expectations
A final reminder: Hoodies are NOT to be worn at any time with the College Uniform. Hoodies that are worn to school will be confiscated.
For extra warmth students have the option of wearing a neutral top (plain colour, no patterns or logos) under the college shirt or polo and/or the College red jumper. There is a non-wool mix option. The College uniform requirements are clearly stated in the College Planner and on the College Website.
The College sport uniform is ONLY to be worn when a student has PACT sport, PDHPE practical and a relevant elective. Failure to adhere to this rule will result in a uniform demerit and isolation for repeated offence.