We are grateful for the example of Pope John Paul II and are pleased to have our school named in his honour.
Pope John Paul II belongs to the family of schools known as St. Paul's Roman Catholic Separate School Division #20, also known as Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. Religion is an integral part of the Catholic school program. Each grade level receives the equivalent of 150 minutes per week of religious instruction. Our school is served by St. Philip Neri Parish.
Our school serves the neighbourhoods of Eastview, Nutana Park, Nutana Suburban Centre, Holliston, Brevoort Park and Stonebridge. Pope John Paul II has a student population of 210 students from K-8. We are richly staffed with classroom teachers, Learning Assistance Teachers, a band teacher and English as an Additional Language teachers. Our kindergarten program runs full days, every day. There is a before and after school program called Kidzclub and a pre-school program. We run a full extra-curricular program for our senior students. This year our school board's theme is Reaching Out to Transform the World. To support this ideal, our school has chosen to support the construction of a girls' residence in Africa known as Friends of Loa. We are also working with Friendship Inn in order to help us understand how to help the needy in our own city. Our school community council is very involved in our program. They run many fundraising activities, but also try to bring the school community together through fun times such as Welcome Barbecue, Family Ties dance, Movie Night and many more fun activities.
Our school's website is www.gscs.sk.ca/jp2