Newsletter

31 March 2017
Issue Nine
From the Principal
Around The Primary
Music - Week 9
Campion Day
Sports
Drama
Magis
Seek Justice
Liturgy
School Bus Service
Careers
Parent's Association
Men of John XXIII
Health Alert
Canteen
Uniform Shop
John XXIII College
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From the Principal

Sustained And Focussed Effort 

In any good school, there should always be plenty of conversation on what is working well and what needs to be improved. As teachers, we often have discussions around creating the best possible conditions to enable our students to grow, learn and flourish. The best teachers are always receptive to new ideas. They have the capacity to maintain existing good practices but are also open to challenge, review and change.

 

The last two weeks of term are important for many reasons. As we proceed to Easter it is a time for prayer and discernment as we focus on the foundation of our Catholic faith; the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

 

From a learning perspective, we conduct important Parent Student Teacher interviews. In the secondary school, we encourage students to attend the meetings so that a productive discussion can occur. Teachers and families are the support structure to guide, encourage and enthuse the learning process.

 

Whilst we have an intuitive appreciation of effort, perseverance and passion, it is interesting to consider some of the literature in this field. Professor Anders Ericsson (1994) from the University of Colorado tested the still widely held notion that people who are experts in the fields, those people who perform at the edge of what is statistically plausible, become so because of innate ability.

 

The conclusion that Ericsson and his colleagues reached was that this notion of a pre-determined ability to become an expert was wrong and the most important difference between expert performers and the rest of us is the effectiveness of their sustained, focused and deliberate practice.

 

Another insight was that offered by Malcolm Gladwell in his 2008 publication, Outliers: The Story of Success. As the title suggests, in his book Gladwell examines the factors that contribute to exceptional levels of success. Throughout the publication, Gladwell repeatedly mentions the ‘10 000 hours rule’ claiming, like Ericsson before him, that the key to achieving an exceptional level of success in any field is, to a large extent, a matter of sustained, deliberate and focused practice.

 

During their time at John XXIII College, our students will face disappointment and they will experience failure but by showing grit through sustained, deliberate and focused practice, they will ultimately be rewarded for their efforts.

Safety of Students

We have received notification from one of our families of a student being inappropriately approached at a sporting training session in Mount Claremont. The student and the sporting club dealt with the matter competently but it serves as a reminder to all our students and families to be vigilant with safety at all times.

Passing of Fr Kevin King SJ

Fr Kevin King SJ, who was a chaplain at John XXIII College for 25 years, died in Melbourne on Tuesday 28 March 2017 aged 90 years. Fr Kevin’s Funeral Mass will be at Immaculate Conception Church, Hawthorn, Victoria at 10:00am Tuesday 4 April.

 

A Memorial Mass for Fr Kevin King SJ will be held at John XXIII Chapel on Friday 7 April commencing at 7:30am.

 

Together, let us seek justice.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Robert Henderson
Principal

Around The Primary

Dear Parents,

 

Yesterday each Kindy child was given an olive tree sapling as a symbol of their beginning at the College. Our hope is that as the saplings grow and flourish, so too will the children. In the years ahead, we pray each child will discover their God-given gifts and talents through the opportunities offered in their homes and here at John XXIII College. We hope they will learn to care for the olive tree, as they grow in appreciation of the Christian promise to care for each other and the environment.

 

We look forward to seeing your children (and their olive trees) thrive and develop. We would love to receive some photos of the trees planted in their new home gardens.

 

Special thanks to Miss Monastra and Year 2B for their creative assembly item all about the water cycle and water conservation. There were many ‘wows’ as parents and children entered Roncalli Hall to see the terrific twos on the stage in their amazing costumes and with such happy and excited faces.

 

 

Parent Teacher Interviews begin next week. These interviews are a core part of our reporting process and enable both teachers and parents to work in partnership for the benefit of the child. Thank you to all parents who have so far booked an interview time with teachers.

Please click on the link below to take you to the login screen to book an interview.

http://www.johnxxiii.edu.au/view/events-online-bookings/events-online

 

Our Year 3 students and their teachers are preparing our Holy Week Reflections. These prayerful reflections will take place on Wednesday 5 April and Thursday 6 April. Please join us at 9:15am on either day at the labyrinth (lawned area at front of College) to walk through the Easter story with us.

 

Just a reminder, all students finish term one on Thursday 6 April.

 

Kind regards

Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary

 

Well done to our talented students that performed in the Twilight Recital on Sunday night.

 

Emmeline Bosnich – Year 6B
(Violin)

 

Ben Mignacca – Year 6B
(Saxophone and Piano)

 

Nicholas Skerratt – Year 3G
(Piano and Violin)

 

Olivia Polini – Year 4
(Voice)

 

Congratulations to our Merit Award Recipients

1B
Hudson Grabham
Scarlett Melbin

 

1G
Samuel Jukic
Zara Zidar

 

2B
Samuel Dale
William Bahen
Bella Watson

 

2G
Amelia Watson
William Blaxell

 

3B
Cate Thomasz
Lucy Soares
Christopher Cesare

 

3G
Taj Dorrington
Bridget Lilleyman

 

4B
Caitlin Seery
Hannah Lim

 

4G
Rosario Patterson (Sari)

 

5B
Geordie Stickland
Arabelle Peirce
Caitlin Jackson
Myles Lawrence

 

5G
Attending Zoo Camp

 

6B
Amelia Gellard
Levi Lawson
Emmeline Bosnich

 

6G
Summer Burton
Amerie Chai
Harry Court
Lux Quinlan

Zoo Camp
 

Last week Year 5B attended the ‘Roar and Snore’ Camp at Perth Zoo. We hope you enjoyed reading their recount of the ‘Zootastic Experience’.

 

Last Thursday afternoon the Year 5B children eagerly gathered outside the Perth Zoo for the Roar and Snore Sleepover. As we shuffled inside, the gates closed behind us and we met our two guides, Judy and Emma. We formed a line, and this we turned into a human sandwich filled with bacon, cheese and ham. The teachers became the bread, and we formed the filling. This would be how we would walk throughout the zoo for the remainder of our trip.

 

Unfortunately, as our cheese was melted, we lost some out of the sides, and had to add honey to keep us altogether. Carrying all of our belongings, we made our way to the homestead where we would spend the night.

 

Following that, we put our belongings on one side of the homestead and made our way back out to the amphitheatre where we would be instructed of the rules of camp. These included:

- Don’t be too loud as this will scare the animals.

- Stay together in your group, with your adult, and make sure you are always listening to them.

- If you get lost, stay where you are and someone will come to find you.

- If there is an animal in a tank, do not tap or bang it.

- Make sure you go up the amphitheatre stairs, not under the railing.

- Teachers, always take a walkie talkie with you when travelling around the zoo.

- Make sure you clean up after yourself.

 

After the rules had been explained, we were taught a new game, Race to Save. In this game we had to find different endangered animals in the zoo and complete a crossword with specific words. We broke off into four groups and off we went! We visited the elephants, tigers, cassowaries, painted dogs, lemurs and Simmo the crocodile. We only had half an hour to find these clues, and the team which filled in the most words was Miss Dernie’s and Mr Fromm’s group (obviously). We were now ravenous for dinner!

 

Next, right before our eyes, was Ms De Pinto walking towards us with a large cardboard box in hand. Dinner had arrived! We raced to wash our hands and gulped down our delicious dinner. Everyone started goofing around while we waited for the teachers to finish their dinner. Mr Fromm devoured 3 whole boxes of chicken and chips! We were now fuelled for our night time adventures.

 

Our night time adventures began with two different activities, the discovery room and the enrichment activity. We loved seeing and feeling Tripod, the three legged Inland Bearded Dragon in the discovery room. She felt spiky like a rose bush and we could sense that she was feeling slightly scared. As we patted her, she slowly started to fall asleep. In the enrichment activity we were shown a range of toys that the keepers use to keep the animal’s minds busy. We were beginning to feel tired but were so eager to go on the night walk.

 

The night walk was an exhilarating experience and we saw some interesting nocturnal animals. We saw Memphis the rhino up close, and a MASSIVE orb spider that almost landed on Finn M’s head! We also saw the baboons glowing red bottoms and Trisha the elephant. This was one of the most memorable experiences from our zoo camp. Our night walk finished at 10:30 and we were well and truely ready for bed!

 

When it was finally time for bed we separated into groups of boys and girls. The girls went to brush their teeth while the boys got changed. We then swapped over, and once we were all changed and snug in our sleeping bags Miss Joyce did a reflection which put us all to sleep! (Hopefully no dancing possums on the roof tonight!)

 

As the snore ended, at 6am the day began. unfortunately Gemma was still asleep and needed a solid shake to wake her up. During the girls’ relaxing eating time, the boys were using their muscles to lift all the mattress, and were then kindly rewarded with double breakfast and not long after they were completely stuffed. After the delicious breakfast of cereal, toast, juice and (Red Rooster for Mr Fromm), we set of to clean our teeth. While the girls got changed into their school uniform the boys were cheekily going around and around on the merry-go-round with the $2 that Finn M had found in a vending machine.

 

As we came back to the barn the boys boasted to the girls that they went on the merry-go-round. We all then gathered back in the amphitheatre and our guides instructed us we had to split into our two groups. Then, we went around the zoo with one of the guides to the South-West aviary and we saw Trisha the elephant beginning her morning walk. Also, we fed the birds the stuffed pinecones we had made the night before. The guides put the pinecones up and we hoped that the birds would eat them. After that, the keepers of the birds had worms we could feed. Thaddeus found a worm that was dropped and named it Jeff (it was still alive) and released it into the wild.

 

Then, the guides left us and we split into our five groups to complete our tour around the zoo. The penguins were so cute they raced each other and dived into their little kelp forest some were even on the rock staring at the groups.

 

Mr Fromm’s group saw every animal including the animals that weren’t on the map and then we had to go to lunch. While the teachers were getting the lunch, the boys and girls played on the main grass. For lunch we had healthy sandwiches from Subway stuffed with fresh vegetables. Some of the boys didn’t like their tomato and fed it to the ibises. They tried to eat it whole but they couldn’t because of their long and thin beaks and they had to break it down into little bits.

 

After lunch we had one final chance to see any animals we hadn't already seen. Some groups visited the penguins, and others revisited their favourite animals. At 1:30, we hopped on the bus back to school. During the ride home we had a quiz, and the teachers gave us their left over chocolates from the trip. We were absolutely exhausted after such a fun camp and were looking forward to seeing our parents back at school. We hope 5G enjoys the experience as much as we did!

 

 

 

 

Music - Week 9

Holy Week Concert

The College’s annual celebration of sacred music will be held this Monday 3 April at 6:00pm in the Chapel. For those students performing in the concert, please arrange to arrive at 5:30pm, in the Performing Arts Centre. This first ensembles concert of the year is beautiful, vibrant and reflective, and features the Chamber Choir, Treble Choir, Senior String Quartet, Flute Ensemble and Clarinet Ensemble in the lovely surrounds of the Chapel. We welcome all audience members to one of the highlights of the music year!

 

* Please note that, to accommodate other College events on the same date, the Holy Week Concert has moved to an earlier time than advertised in the calendar.

Catholic Performing Arts Festival
 

The Music Department welcomes all individual applications for the 2017 Catholic Performing Arts Festival. This year’s festival runs from Monday, 24 July to Friday, 25 August, with categories for Vocal and Instrumental solo performances. For more information about how to enter, please contact the Music Department or speak to your Music Tutor. The closing date for entries is Sunday, 7 May.

Campion Day

Campion Day

On Thursday 30 March, Campion House celebrated and remembered Edmund Campion, a man of great faith and courage who found forgiveness by loving everyone around him. As an English martyr, Campion was killed because of his religious beliefs. He gave up a promising career and an invitation to enter Queen Elizabeth’s service to become a Catholic priest and minister to the abandoned Catholics. We look to Edmund Campion for inspiration, ultimately working towards fulfilling our House motto ‘faith and courage’.

 

We also celebrated who we are as a House; a passionate, lively, talented, caring and generous group of people. An important part of the day was the sharing of lunch together-  sharing a meal contributes to stronger relationships and strengthens the bond of a Homeroom and of a House. All the students in Campion House gathered together in the library courtyard for lunch, followed by an assembly where we acknowledged our Campion birthdays and Lap-a-thon results.

This year we introduced the . Every student who donated to the Lap-a-thon had their name in the draw to receive a huge hamper of purple Easter goodies. Congratulations to James Green (Campion 7) who won the lottery!

We also acknowledged Campion 7 for being the Homeroom who raised the most money in the Lap-a-thon, as well as the students who raised the largest amounts of money. Congratulations to Mia Davis (Campion 11) who raised the most money overall!

Campion Lap-A-Thon

Congratulations to the students of Campion House whose annual Lap-a-thon raised a massive $2801 for Caritas! We are very lucky to have such generous students and families in Campion House and we thank all who participated and donated for their tremendous support and effort. This outstanding result beat our 2015 record of $2700! Well done Campion!

All proceeds go to Project Compassion, Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising appeal to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.

Campion Cooking For Shopfront

On Wednesday 29th March, the Campion Homeroom leaders came together to cook meals for Shopfront. This was an opportunity for them to think about those who are less fortunate then they are, helping to reinforce that Campion students are ‘men and women for others’.

The role and function of Shopfront is to relieve poverty and suffering in an environment that offers practical assistance, fellowship and hospitality. The Shopfront is a service run predominately by a team of volunteers who offer assistance in a friendly, non-bureaucratic manner.

 

The Campion leaders cooked 125 servings of chicken pot pie that were picked up by Br Richard from Shopfront, who was very thankful and commented on how good the food looked. Apparently, they were getting low on their supplies so the extra meals are a blessing for them. A huge thank you to Ms Toleman for her support with cooking the meals and to Mrs Murphy for organising this fantastic initiative.

 

Louise Hoy

Campion House Coordinator

Sports

NAS 

Well done to all students and staff on their efforts in representing John XXIII College throughout Term One. Nearly all teams were playing off for 1st or 3rd position. Attached is a copy of our results. Special mention to our Champions League boys and girls touch rugby teams that will be playing off against the winning SAS school for the Inter-zone title.

 

Nominations for Term Two  NAS Sport are on in the gym during lunch until the end of term. Details of trials will be sent to students and published in the newsletter.

  

 

Cross Country Training (Years 7-12)

Training is on Tuesday and Thursday throughout Term One and into Term Two, from 7:00 - 7:50am meeting in the College pavilion. Training is open to students of all ability levels. Training will also be available for students during the term break. Details will be in next weeks newsletter and in the SEQTA notices.

 

David Maxwell

Secondary Sport Coordinator

Drama

Magis

Bioengineering Workshop

Last week, four Year 10 students had the privilege of travelling to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research to see what bioengineers are developing in the area of cancer treatment.

 

One student reported, "We learned how innovative imaging technology was able to assist in removing breast tumours, soon from real-life patients. We also got to do hands-on work in creating models to test on the imaging machines, see the stages of its development, and have a tour of a part of the research facility. Overall it was a thoroughly enriching experience which allowed all of us to get a better understanding of scientific applications in the world."

Seek Justice

Live Simply

On Friday 24 March, Secondary students came together in a wonderful display of giving during this Lenten period. Over 380 students participated on the day, which consisted of raising money by being sponsored and then by receiving a barley sugar for recess and some buttered bread for lunch.

The intention of Live Simply Day is to promote awareness about how fortunate we are and how little many others have to live with on a daily basis. Apart from the change of food, all students were encouraged to act in accordance with the concept of living life simply, such as walking to school or taking a shorter shower.

 

The day was a brilliant event, with live music at lunchtime from Mr Thompson and an overall stunning amount of over $5000 raised. Most of all, the day was a success in that it provided us with an opportunity to give to those less fortunate than us, especially during Lent. The money that was raised will support Caritas Australia to end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.

 

Gabriele Maluga and Antony Mani Xavier

Faith and Mission Captains,

Liturgy

HOLY WEEK LITURGIES IN PARISHES
 

For many families, embracing the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter enhances their celebration of this most important feast in the Church year. Parishes will also be offering the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

 

Not sure of the times of liturgies in your parish?

Some of our local parishes have supplied schedules, which can be found on the College website here.

 

https://johnxxiii.springcms.com.au/view/parent-resources/parish

 

Further information for various parishes is available on the website of the Perth Archdiocese: http://www.perthcatholic.org.au/Parishes_and_Mass_Times.htm?cms%2Erm=List

SACRAMENT PROGRAM
 

Do you have a child in Year 3, 4 or 6?

 

Students in these classes are excited about their Parish commitment liturgies and about preparing for the Sacrament this year. It is a great privilege for this task to be shared among parents, the parish and the College, in what is the ‘family-focused, parish-based and Catholic school supported’ sacrament program of our archdiocese.

 

If you have not already enrolled your child in a a parish program it is important to do that immediately. 

If you need support in this, there are several people available to assist:

  • Contact your Parish Priest or Sacrament Coordinator.
  • Contact Mary-Anne Lumley, Parish Liaison [email protected] or 9383 0513.
  • Information for all parishes may be found on the archdiocesan website: 

http://www.perthcatholic.org.au/Parishes_and_Mass_Times.htm?cms%2Erm=List

  • Information from parishes will be on the College website as it becomes available?

Parishes in the College catchment area may have supplied information about their programs. Check the College website here.

GOOD NEWS for the Fifth Sunday in Lent

“The blind man went off and washed himself and came away with his sight restored.”          

 (John 9:1-41)

 

The reflection is from a homily by Fr Richard Leonard  for this Sunday. It is printed here with kind permission. 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 plunging of an adult or an infant into the baptismal font three times is the most important

moment in the ceremony and meant to be the most moving one as well. Most of us think that this action is associated with the Trinity. It is. But the more ancient association is with the three days Jesus lay in the tomb…

 

The season of Lent has its origins in third century Egypt where there was a commemoration of Jesus’ forty days in the desert. In the fourth century these forty days are moved to their present location in the Church’s calendar as the final preparation time for baptismal candidates at Easter and by the fifth century these penitential and baptismal focuses came together as one season for all believers to observe. Even the word Lent, from the old English word Lencten meaning Spring, alerted Christians in the northern hemisphere that this season was linked to the waking of nature after the long sleep of winter. Lent is about waking up to see that light and life have come in Christ.

 

Over the centuries the Church has tended to place more emphasis on penance than baptism. The Second Vatican Council, however, went back to the most ancient sources of this season, re-established the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and encouraged us to see the link between our acts of penance and our ongoing conversion to Christ expressed in the baptismal promises made for us many years before.

On this last Sunday in Lent Lazarus is given to us to help us think about the tombs in which we lie hidden and the life to which we are called. The bad spirit seduces most of us into having some form of secretive life. It might be a secret we can’t tell, a sin we can’t confess or a memory we want to bury. At its worst it can be a lifestyle or a pattern of unethical behaviour we have divorced from the rest of our lives. We may even con ourselves into believing that all of this is normal and ‘not so bad’.

 

These tombs often look similar. They seem small on the surface, but as we get away with our secrets we bury ourselves in them more deeply. We jealously guard the entrance, displacing energy to defend our tombs and we’re ashamed if anyone rolls away the stone and sees the mess inside.

 

But this Sunday Jesus stands at the entrance of our tombs and calls us out of them. We’re asked to face down the bad spirits that keep us locked in secrecy, to move away from shame, embrace repentance, recognise the price to be paid for being true to what’s best in ourselves and we’re invited to know the light and life of Christ’s healing and forgiveness.

 

No one can pretend that this journey is easy, but it’s what Lent is all about: the journey from the tomb of our own particular deaths, through penance to the new life of Easter.

©Richard Leonard

COMMUNITY LITURGY
 

Next Friday 7th April Community Mass will begin in the Library Courtyard at 7:30am, as we anticipate Palm Sunday and Holy Week. The procession to the Chapel for mass – with palms and singing – is a foretaste of Sunday (or Saturday evening parish masses). If you cant be at school by 7:30, just come to the Chapel at 8:00 for the Mass, which will conclude at the usual time of 8:30.

 

If you have not previously attended Community Mass, and especially if you are new to the College, you are very welcome. People are welcome to attend on a regular basis – or less frequently, depending on personal schedules. Some people commit to Community Mass as part of their Lenten practice.

 

The first Community Mass of Term Two, where we continue to celebrate the seven-week season of Easter, will be on Friday 28 April.

For any enquiries concerning the Community Mass, please contact Mary-Anne Lumley: [email protected] or 9383 0513.

 

When: Fridays in Term Time

Time: 8:00-8:30am

Where: College Chapel

Except – next Friday, 7 April. Start time 7:30 in the Library Courtyard.

 

 

School Bus Service

New School Bus Service

 

As part of our commitment to supporting families in the John XXIII College community, we are delighted to announce the trial of a school charter bus from Beaconsfield for Term Two, 2017.

 

The bus will depart from Carrington Street (before Rennie Cres at TransPerth Bus Stop Number 10777) in Beaconsfield at 7:26am and pick up students from a further 13 stops along the route to the College, arriving at 8:15am.  A similar route will be taken on the return journey, departing the College at 3:20pm, with the final stop in Beaconsfield at 4:27pm.

 

We suggest that all students arrive at their bus stop at least 10 minutes before the scheduled time.

 

As this will be a trial phase only, we will be using pre-purchased vouchers. Details about how to purchase the vouchers will be provided to those interested at a later date.  The College will consider the ongoing viability of the initiative at the end of Term Two.

 

The bus route and timetables are attached and we envisage scheduling a 53-seat bus. The cost will be $3.00 each way for stops south of Stirling Bridge and $1.50 each way for stops north of Stirling Bridge.

Please register your interest by completing a short survey at this link.

Should you have any further questions, please contact Ric Del Pizzo on 0407 998 894.

 

Kind regards

 

Kathleen Negus
Vice Principal/Head of Secondary

Careers

From The Careers Department

 

YEAR 10

Career Education Program

Year 10 students recently completed an online Career Assessment tool that will help them match their strengths and personality with an array of jobs.  Your child has received the results from this assessment. Personality is only one consideration in finding a rewarding career, other personal characteristics such as interests, values, natural ability, skills and academic are also important.  The students are currently working through the Careers Workbook to learn more about themselves. 

Do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries.

 

YEAR 12

Defence Force Gap Year Program 

The Defence Force GAP Year program gives young Australians, who have completed Year 12 (or equivalent), the chance to experience a year in the Navy, Army or Air Force with NO obligation to commit beyond the 12 months. 

 

A Gap Year in the Australian Defence Force is a way to get a feel for a career in the Navy, Army or Air Force, while gaining life skills, making new friends and developing leadership qualities you can take anywhere.

 

Applications for the 2018 Australian Defence Force (ADF) Gap Year program are now open.  For more information http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/education/GapYear/

 

Gap Medics

Students wanting to enter the healthcare field could consider taking a gap year (or month) with Gap Medics. They offer work experience programs in hospitals in destinations such as Tanzania, Thailand, Poland and Croatia. http://www.gapmedics.com.au/

 

 

 

Pre-Apprenticeship Course Finder

This site can help you find a pre-apprenticeship course in your area of interest. You can search by location.

http://www.aapathways.com.au/Search/Preapprenticeships/Courses-by-State-and-Territory

 

USEFUL CAREER RESOURCES

Graduate Careers Australia – Career Profiles

This website offers an insight into a range of careers in a multitude of different industries.

http://www.graduatecareers.com.au/CareerPlanningandResources/careerprofiles/index.htm

 

Careers in Radiation Oncology

Students interested in a career in radiation oncology or those exploring their options can use this site to gain better insight into the field of radiation oncology and what the job entails.  Students can read career stories and learn how to start a career in this field.

http://www.acareerinradiationoncology.com.au/

 

Careers in the Sign and Graphic Design Industry

The Sign and Graphic Design industry needs people who are creative, practical and computer literate. This website focuses on the range of careers in the Sign and Graphic Design Industry. It includes a list of available apprenticeships by state, career guidance, and more detail about the Sign and Graphic Design Industry.  http://www.signcareers.com.au

 

Deakin Explore

This website produced by Deakin University allows prospective students to search for courses based on careers or search for careers based on courses.

http://explore.deakin.edu.au

 

Minerals Tertiary Education Council

An online resource about careers in the minerals industry that features courses, webinars, a degree and career guide, and more.

UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships for 2018

Applications for this scholarship is now open and close on 30 April, 2017.

Students will be required to meet a minimum predicted ATAR of 99.

http://www.scholarships.uwa.edu.au/futurestudents/uwa-fogarty-foundation

http://www.scholarships.uwa.edu.au/students/undergrad/commencing

Other scholarships usually open from August.  Students should visit individual universities websites for more details.

http://www.mtec.org.au

 

Publications

Ultimate Careers magazine  http://online.pubhtml5.com/wiqz/nfgn/#p=1

   

This excellent publication includes articles about robotics, wearable tech, coding, gaming, data visualisation, augmented and virtual reality – careers of the future.

 

The College Careers office is located off the library quad in the Xavier block.  I am at school three days a week. The best way of contacting me is usually by email at [email protected]

 

Margi Watson

Careers Counsellor

 

As always every attempt is made to ensure that material in the Careers newsletter is accurate. The material may include views or recommendations of third parties, which do not necessarily reflect our views.

The listing of an organisation in this newsletter in no way implies any form of endorsement by us of the products or services provided by that person or organisation.

Links to other web sites are inserted for convenience and do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or  any associated organisation, product or service.

From time to time this newsletters will include reference to an article of interest based on recent research.  In some cases the rigour of the research may be unclear.

 

 

Parent's Association

Change of Venue

Due to the incredible response to the Maggie Dent workshop, the venue has been changed to the Roncalli Hall.

 

Men of John XXIII

We Want Dads!

Are you interested in becoming more involved as a father? The Men of John XXIII College (MOJTC) are here to support you through socials and events, advocating the benefits of becoming a better dad.

 

We are looking for dads who would like to:

 

1.      Join the MOJTC committee.  Just come along and help to guide our future direction.

2.      Become a Year group representative.  Join with other dads in your child’s year and run an event, which gives you all more time with your kids.

3.      Have an idea for an event?  Go for it!  The committee has funds to assist and the MOJTC will work with the College to help make it happen.

 

If you are keen to help, simply email: [email protected].            

 

Need an idea for an event?  Look here for some great ideas:

http://thefatheringproject.org/champion-dads-groups-great-activities/

 

If nothing else, check out The Fathering Project website: http://thefatheringproject.org/

 

Be involved.

Health Alert

Head Lice Alert 

Please note: Head lice are prevalent in some Primary school classes and Year 8 and 9.  

It is very important that parents check their children regularly for head lice and treat quickly to prevent the spread from person to person.

Attached is Department of Health Head lice information fact sheet and treatment for your information.

Thankyou

Jenny Hill

College Nurse

Canteen

Term Two - Winter Menu

 

Uniform Shop

Winter Uniform

Please remember that Winter Uniform is to be worn by secondary students  on the first day of Term two this year. 

 

Please purchase your Winter Uniform items as soon as possible.

 

Newsletter
Year 9 NAS summer finals Term 1 2017.pdf
NAS Sport Results Term 1 2017.pdf
INSPIRE LEAFLET - MAGGIE DENT.PDF
head lice current fact sheet.pdf
Canteen Menu 2017 T2.pdf
Bus Timetable.pdf