At the end of July 2019, John Paul College was one of four selected schools across Brisbane to perform alongside the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Brandenburg Choir. The performance was led by renowned artistic director and conductor, Mr Paul Dwyer.
The school performed with the Brisbane Schools Choir featuring Brisbane State High School, Brisbane Girls Grammar School and Brisbane Grammar School. The school shares that it was one of their finest and memorable experiences for them and their students.
John Paul College held a successful market day, with Year 5 students setting up stands selling milkshakes, doffles (donut waffles), pet rocks, and hosted games. The school’s Arc turned into a market bazaar where students from Year 5 onwards put on an impressive array of stalls for their annual market day.
Teachers and parents were proud to see how the students have demonstrated skills in running a business from scratch — they certainly put their sales and marketing skills to the test and learned how to rally up customers to their respective booths. The purpose of market day was for the students to work together to raise enough money to break even or to donate to their nominated charities.
The school came together to celebrate the 80th birthday for Father Leo Burke. According to the Catholic Leader, he is the founding father, patron and foundation board member of Daisy Hill Catholic School. Students and teachers from the Burke House gathered together to celebrate his birthday. Father Leo told the students many stories, including how the Burke house colour (red) was chosen.