Principal's Welcome

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to St John Paul College, a centre of educational excellence on the Mid-North Coast. Our College is proudly a Catholic school established in 1983. At the centre of our College is the person of Jesus Christ; it is he who we hold up as the model of all that is good about human life.

Our College motto, ‘The way, the truth and the life,’ reminds us that everything that happens here is based on the Gospel messages of his love and compassion.

Our Vision is to provide, in partnership with parents, a quality education in a Catholic, Christian environment based on the values of the Gospel and fostering a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Pastoral Care is essential at SJPC, and we promote the role of parents in knowing, understanding and sharing in the education of their children. Our highly trained and dedicated staff work together to ensure we are focused on the wellbeing of the whole person.

I want our students to leave here with a sense of responsibility for their own destiny, the ability to make choices, be service and community-minded and above all, to see the world through the eyes of faith.

I look forward to welcoming you and your family here to our wonderful community.

God Bless

Carniato, Michael

Michael Carniato 

B.A., Dip.Ed., M.Ed., M.Th., M.A.C.E., J.P.

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

St John Paul College, Coffs Harbour