John Paul College, Frankston VIC







Established: 1979

Address: 161 Mcmahons Road, Frankston 3199


Key Information





VCE Subjects





VET Available

Flagship Programs

Academic Excellence, Arts Program, Co-curricular Program, Enrichment and Accelerator Programs, Facilities, Food Tech and Hospitality,

About our school

Inspired by the Gospels’ values, John Paul College is committed to creating and maintaining an environment where all members of the College community experience a sense of belonging and are recognised as unique individuals. We are attentive to the needs, goals and abilities of every student and offer a vibrant learning environment where each student is supported and challenged to achieve excellence.

The College promotes the importance of wellbeing as the foundation to facilitating engagement, connection and learning.

At the heart of the College is the desire for each student to flourish across religious, physical, cognitive, emotional and social domains. Students enjoy coming to school as their personal narrative is known, respected and valued. A diverse and rich curriculum is provided in all year levels to ensure interests, talents and aspirations are catered for and nurtured.

John Paul College offers students and staff the opportunity to experience community life in a faith-filled environment. Each student is invited to develop their personal faith and the meaning and value in life through sacramental celebration, prayer, liturgy, retreats and other celebrations. Students volunteer on a number of social justice initiatives, including fundraising efforts and immersion programs.

Principal's Message

John Paul College is a Catholic co-educational secondary College in Frankston that has been providing opportunities for students to learn, grow and thrive since 1979. John Paul College provides a comprehensive secondary education in a Catholic environment. It is a place where students feel safe and know that they belong, a place where students’ individual strengths are nurtured and developed and where faith and a sense of community are fundamental to our identity. This is how we live out our mission: With Him is the fullness of life. It is the students, staff and parents in our College community that make our school such a wonderful place to be. I hope that you will be encouraged to visit us to see all that makes us unique.

Quick Facts

  • Wellbeing and Learning Visions, actively promote and drive learning and life outcomes for students.
  • Transition Program tailored to individual needs to support new students.
  • Academic extension programs and competitions.
  • Academic scholarships available.
  • Newly constructed, double storey Senior Learning Building and Food Technology Building completed in 2023.\\
  • Passport to Leadership Program.
  • Vibrant Arts and Sports Programs.
  • Sacramental Leadership and Youth Ministry opportunities.
  • Social Justice Outreach opportunities.
  • Overseas and interstate trips.

More from the school


  • Masterplan to add and update College facilities, delivering the highest quality learning conditions
  • Newly constructed Senior Learning Building
  • Senior Study Spaces
  • New Food Technology Building
  • Ngargee Theatre
  • Spacious grounds
  • Double Court Gymnasium
  • Tennis and Basketball Courts
  • Dance Studio
  • Visual and Performing Arts Centre
  • Resource Centre for research, information and study
  • Stewart Centre for Individual Learning
  • Chapel

2021 NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 7 548 542 536 543 548
Year 9 572 562 568 569 582

This table above shows the average student results for the year 2021. Data sourced from:

2022 NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 7 545 538 538 537 551
Year 9 581 571 550 576 581

This table above shows the average student results for the year 2022. Data sourced from:

Campus Locations

Main Campus

161 Mcmahons Road, Frankston, 3199

Compare Schools3



You found one!

You now only have 2 more to find. next clue