Important Notice

Reminder that student drop-off and pick-up are done at the back of the school from 8:15 am - 8:40 am and from 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm. The front entrance is not be used except when students arrive before or are being picked up after the bell and are accompanied by a parent. Thank you for your cooperation.

JPII History

We are the youngest of the 7 Island Catholic schools.  We opened in September 2005 with a population of 37 students in grades K - 7.  We had 3 classrooms with 4.24 teachers.  We have grown to 7 classrooms, 129 students, and a teaching staff of 11.  There is a wonderful, happy spirit between staff, students, and parents. JPII is a special place to learn and grow.

Parishioners, volunteers, the Knights of Columbus (Alberni and Parksville/Qualicum), the CWL (Alberni and Parksville/Qualicum), our sister schools, the Diocese of Victoria, the Parents' Auxiliary, and the Local School Council, all contribute to the success of JPII. Many of these people continue to give and to share on a regular basis to assure the continuance of Catholic education in Port Alberni.  Their efforts and generosity are most appreciated. 

Together we are making a difference for children in the Port Alberni Valley.


I feel very blessed and fortunate that my children are able to go to a school like John Paul II. I know they are getting the best education both academically and spiritually.
MIchelle Clarke Parent
I like John Paul II because we make friends and we play together.
Grade One Student
I like how this school is better than other schools because we have lots of sports and Spirit Days. John Paul II has the best teachers and there is no bullying.
Grade Five Student