13 September 2019
Issue Twenty-eight
From the Principal
Parents' Party
Around The Primary
Music - Week 28
Pathways and Transition
Netball Club
Rowing Club
Family Zone & Cyber Safety
College Charter Bus
Uniform Shop
Parents' Association
  Inigo Parent Talks
John XXIII College Alumni 
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Mount Claremont, Western Australia, 6010

From the Principal

Learning from others

One of the traditions of an Ignatian education is to encourage students to seek creative solutions to challenging problems. Last year I heard a brilliant story from the medical field of how doctors were able to think beyond their own profession to solve problems:


'A leading doctor was sitting in his London hospital contemplating how his teams could work more effectively when faced with serious emergencies. He was responsible for young children in emergency situations when medical practitioners had to make urgent decisions and act quickly to save lives. Members of medical teams needed to improve their efficiency of movement and decision making in trauma situations. As he was contemplating the problem, his eyes switched to the television screen. A Formula One Motor Race was in action. The precision and skill of the pit crew caught his eye.


He also observed how the driver was constantly aware of the situation around him.  He knew what members of the pit crew were supposed to do, and when they were done.  The driver never pulled away before he was completely sure that everyone had finished their task.  Getting everyone in an operating room or an intensive care unit to be on the same page in this exact same manner is what hospitals were seeking.


Researchers have noted the importance of the role of the lollipop man, the one who waves the car in and coordinates the pit stop. Under the new handover process, the anaesthetist was to be given overall responsibility for coordinating the team until it is transferred to the intensive care specialist at the termination of the handover.


The Doctor arranged for a pit crew to visit his medical staff and discussions led to a great exchange of ideas around the precision of movement and mind to make urgent decisions. He also asked his staff to think of other groups who also effectively coordinated their movements in tight situations. A visit from London Ballet was then scheduled.’


In a constantly changing world, it is always good to learn from the brilliant and innovative thinking of others.


Robert Henderson


Parents' Party


Year 7 Social

Last Thursday night our Year 7 cohort headed down to Melville Superbowl for the 2019 Social. This was a wonderful night for everyone with the pins falling free (aided somewhat by raising the gutter guards), plenty of food and most importantly of all fun.  The students enjoyed the opportunity to see each other outside of the school context and to have conversations with people from each of the Houses. It was particularly pleasing to hear the venue staff comment on positive manners and behaviour they observed in our students. A big thank you goes out to the teaching staff who attended and parents who came out on a weeknight to make this happen.

Deacon Aaron Peters

Assistant Deputy Principal Year 7

PE Studies Gala Day

One hundred and twenty students from six schools participated in the 2019 PE Studies Gala Day on Tuesday 10 September. Held at the College, the Gala Day gave the Year 12 PE Studies ATAR students an opportunity to complete a mock practical exam in their chosen sport in preparation for their external WACE practical examinations in October.


With all 10 sports available it was a large logistical exercise; however, it was a fantastic chance for the students to be assessed in a realistic environment, receive quality feedback from examiners and develop friendships across schools.

Cameron Tremayne
Head of Health & Physical Education

RUOK Day - 12 September

Thursday 12 September is R U OK? Day – a day when we’re reminded to ask, “Are you OK?” and to remember every day of the year to support people who may be struggling with life’s ups and downs.

At John XXIII College, we know that regular meaningful conversations can make a difference. And you don’t have to be an expert to ask how someone’s going. Just a great mate and a good listener.


In support of this year's R U OK?Day we’re shining a light on the times we should be asking our friends and loved ones this important question. We want everyone in our school community to know that if something’s up with someone you know – if there’s something going on in their life or you notice a change in what they’re doing or saying – it’s time to trust that gut instinct and ask them “Are you OK?”


To spread this message, we ran a series of activities in homeroom, at recess and lunch for students and staff.

R U OK? is a national charity dedicated to inspiring all of us to have regular, meaningful conversations to support anyone struggling.


You can learn more about the signs and how to ask R U OK? at

Years 7 and 9 NAPLAN

Please note the College has received the Years 7 and 9 NAPLAN reports and these will be posted to the home address. If you have not received your child’s NAPLAN report by the end of next week please contact the College. The College will now undertake an analysis of the data to ensure we are focusing our teaching and learning programs and hence providing the optimum learning environments for our students.


Jessica Bouwman
Deputy Principal - Teaching & Learning

Contemporary Learning Spaces

Four of our Secondary classrooms have been fit-out with new furniture this week. The furniture enables teachers to have greater flexibility with the layout of the room as well as providing additional opportunities for more varied teaching and learning strategies. Both the teachers and students are excited by the opportunity this presents for them to engage with the knowledge and skills in the educational program in a modern learning environment. These rooms will be used by a variety of students and teachers to trial various new types of classroom furniture across several Learning Areas.


Jessica Bouwman
Deputy Principal - Teaching & Learning

Around The Primary

Dear Parents

On Thursday our Years 3 - 6 students participated in the Interhouse Athletics Carnival. It was a very busy and exciting day and there was a wonderful atmosphere throughout each of the Houses. Well done to all the students that tried their personal best and also displayed great sportsmanship. Special thanks to Mr Williams for coordinating the carnival and to the many staff and parents who assisted on the day. Well done to our Champion House – Koolyangarra and also to Loreto House for winning the Spirit Award.



Our Primary Open Night is on Monday 23 September from 5.00pm to 7.00pm.  All classrooms will be available for parents to visit and to celebrate with your children their learning journey.  Feel free to browse every room not just your own child’s classroom because there are wonderful work samples to see in every space of the school.  Please extend the welcome to your wider family, it would be great to see grandparents too. 


This night is part of the Primary School’s reporting process.  As such, while your child is touring you around their classroom, encourage them to explain to you their learning journey.  It is important that they explain to you what they learnt and the process involved with particular learning activities.


It is important to note that Open Night is not an occasion for a brief teacher interview about your child’s progress as the staff need to be available to everyone visiting their classrooms.  From 5.00pm onwards you might like to make your way to the Library Courtyard or Library to experience some of the musical talents from our students.


The schedule for the performances will be as follows:




5:00pm to 5:30pm

Library Courtyard

Year 5 Band & Primary Band

5:45pm to 6:15pm

Library Courtyard

Mini Minors &

String Orchestra

6:30pm to 7:00pm


Wanju Voices & Primary Singers


All students performing on the night need to wear their school uniform.


I’m sure you will find the evening an enjoyable and rewarding experience with your family.


Jodi Joyce, our wonderful Assistant Principal, and Ross are looking forward to the birth of their first child. Jodi will be leaving us at the end of next week to prepare for the new arrival. We wish Jodi and Ross them every blessing as they commence their special role as parents.


Kind regards,


Antoinette De Pinto

Head of Primary


Dates to Remember

Thursday 19 September

IPSHA Athletics Carnival All Saints College

Friday 20 September

Assembly 6G


Please check the College Website for Term 3 and 4 to note all the important Primary school events for your family calendar.


Footsteps Showcase

The Footsteps Showcase will be held on Friday 27 September at 1.45pm in the Gym.


All students can wear their sports uniform on this day and change into their costumes at lunch time.


The costume requirements for each class is provided below and is also available on SEQTA Engage.



Mud Glorious Mud!

Last Wednesday the Kindy children enjoyed a fantastic incursion with Trudie from Educated by Nature. There were many different sensory mud and clay stations for the children to explore with their hands, feet and whole bodies. It was very exciting and fun for everyone, not to mention super messy!



Tim Winton Award


Congratulations to Bianca Petsos (6G), Alyssa Mignacca (4G) and Joshua Macfarlane (4B) on being awarded Highly Commended certificates for their entries in the Tim Winton Award for Young Writers organised by the City of Subiaco.

Sports News

Interhouse Athletics Carnival

It was a perfect day and fantastic to see all students giving their all in the track and field events as well as team games.  This year, as well as the inclusion of field events and more team games, we held the inaugural House Spirit Award.  Points were awarded throughout the day for displays of good sportsmanship, courage, House chants, House banners and lunchtime dancing.  Well done to Loreto House who took the honours!


Congratulations to our Champion House for 2019 – Koolyangarra! Kooly should be so proud of their amazing results!!


Well done to all the Years 3 – 6 students for their outstanding efforts, energy and enthusiasm throughout the day.












St Louis





IPSHA Athletics Carnival

The IPSHA Athletics team is being finalised and an email will be sent to parents of students selected in the team to represent John XXIII College.  The Carnival will be held on Thursday 19 September at All Saints College in Bullcreek.


Steve Williams

Primary Sport Coordinator 


ACC Athletics

The ACC Athletics carnival will take place next Thursday 19 September. Our team have been training extremely hard over the past few training sessions and we are hopeful for a successful day. I would like to congratulate all selected to represent the College in the 2019 B Division ACC Athletics Carnival. Please find attached:

  • Team in age group (attach below please)
  • Information letter (attach below please)
  • The ACC B Division program (attach below please)

We have only one training session left on Tuesday 17 September, it would be great to see all selected team members 7:00am for one last time. Whilst students in the team are encouraged to attend, training is open to all students. A reminder that students need to attend the ACC carnival and a minimum of five training sessions to receive an ACC Athletics badge.


Sara Kononen

Head of Sport

Sports Representation

John XXIII College are wanting to gather a list of students who have represented Western Australia or Australia in any outside sports. If you know anyone, or are a State representative, please email with the details.


Congratulations to:

  • Tim Gillman (Year 11), West Coast Junior Football Club, who was recently awarded Best & Fairest award for the Northern Conference U18s Red competition.
  • Austin Van Der Struyf (Year 8), Claremont Football Club, who was runner up Best & Fairest in the Northern Conference Year 8 Blue competition.
  • Levi Seah (Year 10), Claremont Football Club, was the runner up Best & Fairest in the Northern Conference Year 10 Red competition.

Music - Week 28

Year 12 Recital Night

The College’s annual run of concerts dedicated to each Year Level commences on Wednesday 18 September with the Year 12 Recital Night. This event is always a special celebration of the College’s senior musicians, many of whom are delivering their final performance at John XXIII College. Parents, family, friends and staff are all invited to attend this free event, which runs from 7 – 8pm with a complimentary shared supper afterwards.


Applications to perform in the concert are available through music tutors and the Music Office. All applications are due by Friday 13 September. Please contact the Music Department with any questions.

Primary Open Night

Primary Ensembles will be entertaining visitors to the College at the annual Primary Open Night with their wonderful music-making! Performances include:

  • 5:00 – 5:30pm: Year 5 Band and Primary Band (Library Courtyard)
  • 5:45 – 6:15pm: Mini Minors and String Orchestra (Library Courtyard)
  • 6:30 – 7:00pm: Wanju Voices and Primary Singers (Library)

Students are to meet their ensemble directors 15 minutes before their performance in order to set up and tune instruments. We look forward to performing for you!

Catholic Performing Arts

Congratulations to Jennifer Woo, Natalie Ong, Grace Barbour, Grace Budimlich, Luke McClernan and Xavier Jeffery for being awarded Certificates of Merit for their recent performances in the CPAF.


Certificates of Excellence have been awarded to Jonathon Hie and Zachary Skerratt, while Daniel Corvaia and Michael Woo have both been awarded Outstanding Awards. Additionally, Daniel has been awarded the Chapman Scholarship for Secondary Strings, which will be presented at the Concert Hall at the closing concert. Well done to all performers!

The Australian Girls Choir

We are very fortunate to have a representative from The Australian Girls Choir running a workshop at John XXIII College. This will take place in Thursday 26 September at lunch time. All girls from Pre-Primary to Year 6 are invited to attend. Please ensure permission slips are returned by Thursday 19 September. For further information or an emailed copy of the information letter and permission slip, please contact Mrs Haydon (

Change of Dates

Please note the following changes to the Performing Arts Calendar:

  • The Small Ensemble Soiree will not be held this year, due to ensemble commitments to Pilgrimage and Year 12 Exams. These ensembles will perform, instead, in the Year Level Recitals commencing in Term 3 Week 9.
  • The Year 11 Recital Night has been changed to Sunday 27 October, from 5pm in the GLBT.
  • Grandparents’ Picnic has been changed to Thursday 17 October in the Library Courtyard.

Performance Uniforms

Any secondary ensemble members who have not yet collected their Performance Uniforms, please see Ms Gratton in the Music Office.


Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte’s Web – performed by Years 8 and 9 students in the Roncalli Hall at 7:00pm on Thursday 19 September and Friday 20 September. Book tickets here:


Year 11 Drama Production

Another great annual performance by Year 11 Drama students of Mark Haddon’s internationally best-selling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Students performed in theatre-in-the-round staging. Congratulations and well done to all involved!



This weekend sees a range of important events involving Magis students including the ECU Cyber Presentation and the Tournament of Minds WA Finals on Saturday and Sunday respectively, and the British Parliamentary Debating competition. Good luck to all involved.


It was exciting to learn this week that our Opti-MINDS Year 7 Language Literature team of Hannah Johnson, Maya Mintz, Meg Cleary, Alejandra Recinos and Sara Lazareski made the WA Finals which are held next weekend at Curtin University. Meanwhile in Magis option classes this week students completed the WA Opti-MINDS Social Sciences Challenge on Masks, with some splendid presentations. Students continue to work on their personal projects whilst the next section being completed is on techniques of debating, culminating in assessment debates.


The John XXIII Chess Championship concludes this week and results will be announced in next week’s newsletter, whilst the Magis Academic Knowledge Challenge remains open for one more week. All students will then have until the end of term to complete any challenges they have missed – all of which count towards the Magis Champion Award for each year group.

Top-performing girls in Years 7,8 or 9 are invited to apply to participate in ‘Imaginarium’, an exciting gifted and talented program to be run at Perth College during the October holidays. Please come to the Magis office for further information.


Jim Miller

Gifted and  Talented Program coordinator

Pathways and Transition

Murdoch University
Admission Pathways Open Night

Plan your pathway to university - Wednesday 25 September

Whether you're looking for a Plan B, looking to move from TAFE to university, or don't have an ATAR, we'll help you find your pathway to Murdoch and support you along the way. 



  • Hear about our enabling programs, OnTrack, OnTrack Sprint and FlexiTrack. These programs can help you qualify for entry into a course at Murdoch University
  • Learn about gaining entry into the first or second year of a bachelor's degree via Murdoch Institute of Technology
  • Explore how your TAFE qualification (Certificate IV or higher) can get you into university
  • Learn more about the Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre and the additional academic, social, cultural and emotional support networks available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. This includes hearing about our award-winning K-Track program
  • Find out about the Media Portfolio Entry Pathway, and how you can enrol in a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Creative Media or Bachelor of Communication based on your potential for creative aptitude
  • Hear first-hand from our students who came through our enabling programs and are now studying in their chosen fields
  • Ask questions about the application process, scholarships and support services.


Open Day & Events



Events for future students
Open Day Mount Lawley & WAAPA Sunday 11 August 
South West Sunday 25 August
Events for future students



Events for future students
Events for future students
Open Day Sunday 11 August  2019


Events for future students


Open Day  Peninsula Saturday 3 August
Caulfield & Clayton Sunday 4 August
Parkville Sunday 18 August


Events for future students



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Netball Club

Best of luck to all teams in the preliminary finals this weekend.

Netball Club Wind-Ups

Senior School Wind-Up

  • Tuesday 17 September 2019
  • Thomas More Exhibition Centre 
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm 

Please note new time of meeting

  • Tuesday 17 September 2019
  • Circle of Friends Cafe 
  • 6:00pm - 6:30pm 

We encourage parents to come along and see what we've been doing over the past year.  We are currently looking for the following volunteers to join our committee

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Publicity & Communications Coordinator
  • Events Coordinator

If you are interested in joining us and would like some information, please contact us via email

Rowing Club

Rowing Club AGM

The Annual General Meeting is on the 29 October 7:00pm in the Circle of Friends Café.  We will call for nominations to committee positions prior to this meeting.

Post season land training available

If your child is wanting to continue some training over the off season and also hang out with their rowing mates; Jerram Gibson has organised three land training sessions a week after school on a Monday (Boys), Tuesday (Girls) and Wednesday (Boys) for Rowing Students.  Your child should have all the details.

Family Zone & Cyber Safety

Download Family Zone 

Make use of the Family Zone Accounts which we are offering to John XXIII College families for free, as part of our College contract negotiations until 2020.


By setting up a private Family Zone account, you can apply age-appropriate parental controls on every device your child has access to, in any location. To find out more visit



Family Zone Webinar recordings

For those that were unable to make the Family Zone webinars, we have recorded both sessions for you to view in your own time, and they are available here:

 Webinar topics are:

  • Getting Started with Family Zone 
  • Advanced with Family Zone

Drug ads on social media are the new normal, study finds

"Before it was a case for youngsters of whether they should really risk it, going on to the street to buy drugs. But now because it's on their feed and on their timeline, many are thinking 'why not?’”


One in four young people have seen illegal drugs advertised by dealers on social media, according to the first definitive study of the link between social media and drug use.


The study, commissioned by British advocacy group Volteface, surveyed 2000 16- to 24-year-olds.  One quarter of those surveyed told researchers they commonly saw drug ads on Facebook (47%), Instagram (55%) and Snapchat (56%). 


Cannabis was the most popular illicit substance advertised on social media, followed by cocaine and MDMA/ecstasy. 


Almost half of the under-18s surveyed were untroubled by the practice of drug dealers peddling their wares on popular social platforms. Researchers agree that, for this age group, paid drug ads have become a fact of everyday online life.


“For them, it’s a normal part of day to day life,” said Volteface spokesperson Lizze McCulloch.

"It's so easy. People joke around about being friends with their drug dealer, because the dynamic between the buyer and the dealer has changed. It's no longer this scary concept of this hooded person on the street,” one teen-aged commentator told Sky News UK in a report broadcast this week. 


Adults who’ve never encountered come-ons for illicit substances probably just don’t know how to look, added another 17-year-old. “The older generation …  might not see it online, because they don't know the key word to search for drugs for sale."


It was a reference to the hashtags young people use to “unlock the door” to drug content.

Unsurprisingly, the platforms in question denied any wrongdoing in accepting ad revenue from the dealers of illegal substances. 


Instagram and Facebook - which are owned in common - issued a joint statement insisting, “We don’t allow the sale or purchase of illegal drugs … We work closely with the police to keep drugs content off our platforms.”


Snapchat’s disclaimer struck a similar note.  “Our community guidelines prohibit anyone from using Snapchat to buy or sell drugs … We encourage anyone who sees illegal content to report it.”


Community Liturgy

Thank you to the Sustainability group who prepared our Mass today. 


Next week’s liturgy will be prepared by Year 10 students. All are welcome: Year 10 families and all families in the College.


Warmer, brighter spring mornings encourage some families to get to the College a little earlier in time for Mass. Don’t worry if you have not previously been to a Mass; it is joyous and user-friendly!


Community Liturgy summary

  • Where:                 College Chapel
  • Time:                     8:00am – 8:30 am
  • When:                   every Friday in term time

GOOD NEWS for 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“There will be joy in heaven over one sinner who does penance” Luke 15:1-32

The reflection for this Sunday’s Gospel is part of a longer homily by Jesuit priest, Fr Richard Leonard. Fr Richard Leonard SJ is the Director of the Australian Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting, is a member of the Australian Catholic Media Council and is author of Preaching to the Converted, Paulist Press, New York, 2006.


…The idea that God ‘gets us’ through disasters, illness, misfortune and hardship is, tragically, still potent in Christian faith. No matter how often the Church teaches us, for example, that HIV/AIDS has not been sent as a curse by God on gay men, or that non-Christians are not punished for their beliefs through war and famine or that God does not send small accidents and sicknesses because God knows we need a rest, we can find this erroneous thinking is alive and well. At its worst it drives people away from the Good Shepherd who knows each of us by name, who will go to ridiculous lengths and risk everything to go after us and welcome us home.


There is a huge difference between God permitting evil in the world and God perpetrating such acts. We do not believe that God, the summit and source of love, rains down evil upon the world. Whatever of the many and wonderfully varied images of God in the Old Testament, the Israelites had a developed belief in God’s vengeance. Jesus, however, spoke more of God’s justice and compassion.


And even as intimate and loving as the Good Shepherd metaphor is, Jesus is clear about our freedom to choose between life in Him and the path which draws us away. None of us is coerced into the flock. We are not God’s victims. We know and hear the voice of the one who loves us most and are drawn to him, and can make a return every time we stray.


May our celebration of the Eucharist enable us to let go of any residual belief that God is out to get us. May it sharpen our hearing to his call and help us to delight in his embrace. And may it embolden us to be good shepherds to those we love so that we might risk everything, in his name, to be foolishly loving and compassionate to all we claim as our own.


© Richard Leonard


Energy drinks

Energy drinks are not suitable for children and teens. They are also not recommended for pregnant women, people with heart disease, or people who are sensitive to caffeine.


Energy drinks typically contain:

  • Caffeine (ranges from 30mg/250ml to 150mg/250ml, depending on the brand)
  • Guarana ( a caffeine extract from a plant)
  • Sugar (in higher quantities than sports drinks)
  • Protein (the amino acid taurine is often added to these drinks
  • Vitamin B

The higher caffeine content of these drinks can produce a variety of unpleasant side effects. The high sugar levels in these drinks can reduce the body’s ability to absorb water, meaning that it is dangerous to consume these drinks before, during or after physical activity. It is particularly dangerous to mix energy drinks with alcohol.


For more information, visit:


Jenny Hill

College Nurse

Source:  Department of Health WA

College Charter Bus

John XXIII College offers Horizons West private bus services taking children to and from school. Currently we run a Southern route through Swanbourne, Cottesloe, Mosman Park, North Fremantle and East Fremantle. We are pleased to extend this service to the north (Floreat, City Beach, Wembley Downs, Scarborough, Doubleview, Woodlands) and the east (Floreat, Churchlands, Wembley, West Leederville) to allow more families the opportunity to make use of this private, safe and convenient bus service.


The service is safe and an affordable option for all primary and secondary students.


Tickets are available for purchase for $2.50 each way from the main administration reception on Mooro Drive, Mount Claremont.


To find out more information about the specific stops and times in your area please view the PDF below


Have you got the Horizon West Bus App

The Horizon West’s bus tracking app will help to revolutionise morning routines for parents and students by giving real-time bus locations across our three John XXIII College bus services.


The app is free in the App Store and Google Play. If you’re ready to simplify your mornings and get a little peace of mind at the same time, simply download the app to show the real-time location of your child’s bus on a map.


Further details are available in SEQTA.

Updated Bus Routes




Canteen Menu

Please see menu attached.


Canteen opening hours

  • Breakfast: 8:00am to 8:45am
  • Recess: 10:40am to 11:00am
  • Lunch: 12:50pm to 1:25pm

Ordering online

How to get started:

  • Visit
  • Sign up by completing the registration form
  • Receive a confirmation email with activation link
  • Activate your account and login to the website
  • Add your children and credit to your account
  • Order at your convenience (up to four weeks in advance)

How to activate your Smart Rider card:

  • Log on to your account
  • Go to the ‘Students’ tab and select the student
  • Select ‘Register Students Card’ and complete the fields

Uniform Shop

During the Term  we are open the following hours:

  • Monday 8:00 am to 5:45 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am to 4:15 pm 
  • Friday 8:00 am to 11:45 am

Sale of Secondary School Girls’ Winter trousers

Buy now while stocks last.   
Sale price $30. 

Other ways to shop with us

Having difficultly getting to us during our opening hours, here are a few suggestions on how to shop with us if our hours don’t suit you:


1. Student to shop

Ask your child to come to the shop during recess or lunch time and we can help him/her with their requirements.  If you don't want to send cash or credit card details with them, then we can ring you when they have finished shopping and we can get credit card details directly from you . Or lately some students have been using their own bankcards to pay.


2.  Email

Send an email to with your order. If you are unsure of a size we can check our records to find out what size you had last time – this information can be emailed back to you.

We can then call you for credit card details.

Either pick up from the counter next time you are at school during our opening hours or ask your child to come and collect.


3. Phone call

Ring us when we are open, but please remember that if the shop is busy then we cannot take your call, in which case you will need to email a request to ring you.


4. Want more info?

If you have any questions about the above, please feel free to send us an email.

Parents' Association

Parents’ Association - 11 November 7:00pm

Our Term Four meeting will be held on Monday 11 November at 7:00pm in the Thomas More Exhibition Centre. This will be the 2019 AGM for the John XXIII Parents’ Association and all members are welcome to attend. It is also the meeting at which Committee positions for next year are voted on. If you would like to be involved in the Parents’ Association at a committee level, watch this space as further information about what positions are available next year will be posted in the next few weeks. 


In addition, if you have any ideas for how the Parents’ Association funds could be spent in Term 4, the Guidelines for Funding Proposal Form must be completed (you can download one from the school website, or below). Submit to . The deadline for Term 4 Funding submissions is Friday 1 November.

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.


2019 Parents’ Association Committee


Inigo Parent Talks

Ignatian Induction Program for Parents

All John XXIII College staff and parents are given the opportunity to participate in the Ignatian Induction Program.

The modules aim to provide staff and parents with the essence of the ethos of John XXIII College. They are a great opportunity to learn about lgnatian Spirituality and meet other parents to explore spirituality within an lgnatian context.


The program consists of six independent content modules with a certificate issued upon completion of all six modules.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Murray Graham by email or phone 9383 0444.

John XXIII College Alumni 

ALUMNI Events & Reunions

60 Year Class 1959 Loreto Claremont/Nedlands

  • A lunch will be held on Thursday 17 October, 2019. 
  • To register interest or for further information, contact 
  • Liz Prendergast 0412 642 256
  • Mary Graeme 0428 338 285


10 Year Class 2009 Reunion


20 Year Class 1999 Reunion


30 Year Class 1989 Reunion


40 Year Class 1979 Reunion

  • Saturday 26 October 2019 at 7:00pm
  • Athol Hobbs Room, Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club 
  • For further information please contact Anna Gingell, Alumni Development, on 9383 0520 or email 


45 Year Class 1974 St Louis Reunion

  • Friday 18 October at 1:00pm
  • Cottesloe Hotel
  • For further information please contact Anna Gingell, Alumni Development, on 9383 0520 or email 

50 Year Class 1969 Loreto Claremont Reunion 

  • Saturday 9 November at 12:00pm
  • Circle of Friends Cafe, John XXIII College

50 Year Class 1969 Loreto Nedlands

  • Monday 16 December at 12:00pm
  • Circle of Friends Cafe, John XXIII College
2019 Footsteps Costume Requirements (Parents).pdf
Athletics Schedule Y3-Y6.pdf
Family Zone - Webinar flyer.pdf
190604_JTC079_Charter Bus Flyer_A4_Single Pages_V6_LR.pdf
2019 Menu.pdf
lgnatian induction program.pdf
2019 Sept Adventure Quest.pdf
Poster for event.pdf
ACC Athletics Team.pdf
ACC Letter 2019.pdf
Athletics Program.pdf