John Paul College, QLD – long history of effective ICT integration


John Paul College (JPC) in Queensland is located about a 30 minute drive south of Brisbane in the suburb of Daisy Hill. It is a very large co-education, independent day & boarding school with about 2,500 students.

JPC is renowned as the second school in the world to start a 1:1 laptop program, following the lead of MLC in Melbourne in the early 1990s. Since then, it has been a leader in effective ICT integration throughout the whole curriculum from K-12.


On the 23rd August, I had the pleasure of spending a day at JPC working a number of junior & senior school classes, with a focus of celebrating and enhancing their use of Adobe’s creativity software.


I enjoyed meeting Janette MacNamara (Director of ICT)  and Liam Waldie (Head of E Learning Pedagogy) who organised a number of classes for me to work with throughout the day.

A particular highlight was meeting the senior media students and enjoyed showing them a range of new video editing techniques and tools now available via Premiere Pro.


I am looking forward to visiting JPC again in the future and helping them make the most of their Adobe applications to further enhance their 21st century communication skills.