When I drove home from the gym and turned into my street it was literally full of children all walking towards my house. Teachers herded them off the road to allow me to get into my driveway. I recognised the uniforms as the local school called John Paul College. It is an ecumenical private school and the largest school in Queensland with 2400 students. It is only one block away from our house.
The school caters for children at Child Care, Kindergarten, Prep through to Year 12 and Year 13 if students need an extra year to qualify for university. There is also an English Language School, where overseas students learn English prior to entering the college at high school level.
They didn't have to wear their uniform but could dress up or wear their sports uniform.
....and going. More and more and more....... It is a quiet cul-de-sac street so they were quite safe on the road and there were many teachers and adults with them.
(the following photos are from JPC's website: http://www.jpc.qld.edu.au/Pages/home.aspx )
JPC is a lovely school and it is where our girls went in the 80's, but it wasn't as big or as flash as it is now. This is the Coleman Centre for high school children.
|The classroom foyer in the Bradley Centre|
|Open Learning Centre for older students.|
|A Primary School class.|
This school is a leader in computer education and often have international teachers visiting for seminars.
|For the very young students.|