Weekly Newsletter 

17 August 2018
Issue Sixty Four
From the Principal
Around The Primary
Secondary
2019 Enrolment Information
Sport
Magis
Netball Club
Music - Week 25
Drama
Liturgy
Pathways and Transition
Health
Library Book fair
  Inigo Parent Talks
Inspire: Parent Education
Men Of John XXIII College
Uniform Shop
Charter Bus
Canteen
John XXIII College Alumni 
Entertainment Books
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From the Principal

The writings of St Ignatius

‘If you get two Jesuits in a room then you will get three opinions.’


Last weekend and on Monday I met with Principals of other Jesuit and Companion Schools (JACSA) in Queensland. We meet three times per year and meetings are always hosted by one of the 10 JACSA schools. I try and attend all meetings, but it can be a challenge given our other commitments to the Loreto Network and Catholic Education WA.

 

Our meetings contain important ‘business agenda’ items but we try to limit the pragmatic discussions so that we can focus on aspects of formation to enable us to evolve as Catholic School leaders.

 

There is always healthy debate and the occasional divergence of opinion as reflected by the quote above. My own spiritual background and development was largely informed by other Charisms within the Catholic Church and I am now fascinated and constantly learning from the Ignatian tradition.

 

I learned that St Ignatius of Loyola himself wrote over 7000 letters. He even wrote letters on how to write letters. His correspondence often had a pastoral value and reflected ‘finding God in all things’.

 

Ignatius also taught of the importance of listening:

 

‘In your dealing with all, be slow to speak and say little... Be ready to listen for long periods until each has had their say.’

 

There are good lessons here for us all. When I think of people of great wisdom I often reflect on their capacity to listen and to discern. Discernment, according to the Jesuits, is not about discerning ‘right from wrong’; that is a matter for conscience. Rather it is a matter of determining the ‘better’ of the ‘good’ options. It is that time of the year when our Year 12 students are contemplating future study, work and training opportunities. We wish them well and pray that they may be granted the gift of discernment.

 

PASSING OF SAVANNA ADDIS

During Term One this year we had the privilege of Savanna being a year 11 student at the College. Last week we were advised that Savanna had passed away after a lifetime of health challenges. Our thoughts and prayers are with Savanna and her family at this difficult time. I am also very grateful for our students and staff for their respect and reverence during a Prayer Service at the College and Savanna’s funeral. May she rest in peace.

 

Robert Henderson

Principal

Around The Primary

Dear Parents

On Wednesday Years 3 – 6 students joined their teachers and a group of parents for Mass on the Feast of the Assumption.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Lumley, Mr Fromm, Mrs Haydon and Year 3B for all their hard work in preparing such a lovely liturgy for us to enjoy.

 

Fr Joseph, a visiting priest joined us on the day and was very impressed that our students were fully engaged, respectful and were wonderful readers and singers. Parents, you can feel very proud of your beautiful children!

 

Have a wonderful long weekend everyone!

 

Kind regards

Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary

Monday 20 August is a PUPIL FREE DAY

 

ZERO THE HERO VISITS PRE PRIMARY!​

This week Pre Primary classes celebrated 100 days of learning at school.  The students, teachers and  parent volunteers had great fun doing lots of activities all about the number 100.

 

The children were super excited because Zero the Hero came to visit and reminded them about the importance of zero. They showed Zero the Hero how they can skip count by 10s to 100.  They sang our Zero the Hero song and did number fitness exercises with our special visitor all the way to 100! The rest of the day was spent engaging in lots of different activities all about the number 100.

 

A special big thank you to all the fabulous parents who helped on the day.


SCIENCE WEEK

To celebrate Science Week, the Secondary Science staff shared some jaw-dropping experiments with the Primary students at lunch time.  Our next generation of scientists, engineers and astronomers were mesmerised with the presentations that tested their imagination and creativity.

 

BOOK WEEK

This year’s Book Week theme is ‘Find Your Treasure’ and we are having a pirate dress-up day on Friday 24 August. We hope everyone will become pirates for the day and help us to find many treasures in books!

 

Many exciting activities are happening in the Library next week. The Book Fair will run from Tuesday to Thursday before school from 7.45am to 8.30am, at lunchtime and from 3.15pm to 4.00pm after school and Friday morning also.  In the following week, author James Foley, will be our special guest in the Library.

 

We hope many families will come and visit the Library next week and see our special displays.

 

JOHN XXIII DAY

This year on John XXIII Day, we all had a wonderful day to celebrate our College Founders.

 

We started our day with a Mass including readings from some of our House Captains, who did an excellent job, and songs from our talented combined choir.

 

Shortly following this, the Years 5 and 6 students set up their stalls for our Primary mini-fete. All our Primary students enjoyed these stalls and with their money, we raised over $2,000 for Mary Ward International and Jesuit Missions. What a donation!

 

After a quick lunch, we all set off for an afternoon jam-packed with fun activities our teachers planned for us, including a silent disco and a visit to Revolution Sports.

 

Gemma Bailey 6G and Gracie McCrae 6G

 

PRIMARY ART AWARD

Tilly Laver (5G) is an award winner in the 2018 Primary Angelico Exhibition.  Congratulations Tilly! We are very proud of you!

 

Father's Day celebrations booking:   https://www.trybooking.com/411896 

 

Dates to Remember

Monday 20 August                        Pupil Free Day

Thursday 23 August                     IPSSHA Cross Country Carnival, Bunbury

Friday 24 August                            Year 2B Assembly
                                                                   Pirate Dress Up Day

Secondary

John XXIII College City to Surf Team

Students, families, friends and staff are all invited to join the John XXIII College 2018 City to Surf Team. Challenge yourself and others by choosing to enter the 4km, 12km, 21km or marathon.

Team name is John XXIII College and no password required. Team link  https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=29601&G=65723

Book Fair

When: 21 – 24 August
Times:

  • 7.45am-8.30am
  • Lunchtime
  • 3.15pm – 4.00pm

Where: John XXIII College Library

Year 12 Coffee Morning​

  • Friday 24 August
  • Edition Coffee, Swanbourne
  • directly after drop off

Angelico Awards 2018

The Angelico Exhibition for Catholic  Students  is  a  prestigious  annual  event  on  the  Catholic  school  art  calendar;  the  Secondary  Angelico  Exhibition  celebrates  its  25th year  in  2018.  The  exhibition provides a  broad  public  forum  through  which  Catholic students  throughout  Western  Australia  are able  to  exhibit  their  dynamic  artistic  talent.  This year, John XXIII College has  ten  students  exhibiting  work  at  the  Angelico  Art  Exhibition. The exhibition opens to the public on  Monday 13 August  and  runs  until  24 August at  the  Forrest  Centre,  221  St  Georges  Terrace,  Perth.

 

 

Baby Boomer

Ceramic, Pewter glaze, Acrylic and wire

Eloise Levy, Year 11

 

The lives of children born into warfare and suffering is often uncertain. Using the symbolic grenade ‘womb’ encasing the child, this artwork illustrates the injustice of children being born into volatile environments they have no control over.

CONGRATULATIONS TO AWARD WINNER ELOISE LEVY

HIGHLY COMMENDED 3D ARTWORK CATEGORY

 

GENERAL EXHIBITION

Clay Pigeons

Ceramics

Group Submission by Year 7 Students: Jasmine Slatter, Elizabeth Edwards, Amelie Parsons, Xavier Chee, Niamh McGoldrick

 

Inspired by Leila Rudge’s award winning picture book, 'Gary', students created a ceramic sculpture of a pigeon with a humorous, quirky, individual personality

 

Self Portrait with Paintbrush

Acrylic on canvas

Amalia Olsen, Year 9

 

In my artwork 'Self Portrait with Paintbrush' I have painted monochromatically with a window of limited colour following the brushstroke across my beaming smile. This illustrates the joy and colour that art brings into everyday life.

 

上昇 (Rise)

Ceramic, gold acrylic paint, epoxy resin glue

Sashi Tandon, Year 11

 

Kintsugi is the art of mending broken objects with gold. The broken woman puts herself back together with gold, not hiding the injustices of the past, but instead rising up in solidarity. Strength despite imperfection makes us golden and special.

 

 

Assimilate

Oil on canvas

Jasmine Koong Year 12

Growing up Asian in Australia, I’ve always known I was different. The Renaissance era has motivated me to present the marginalisation of Asian culture within a context of European origin, portraying the characteristic drama of traditional paintings.

 

 

Layla

Oil on canvas

Isabella Holland Year 12

In my artwork I hope to encourage more young people like myself to look past our differences and become immersed in the rich Indigenous Australian culture.

 

Young Entrepreneurship Program

Marco De Campi, from Miss Tartufo, spoke to the Careers and Enterprise class this week about the highs and lows of running a small business and his Miss Tartufo food trucks.  He gave the students sound advice about starting and operating a business. Marco not only shared his story, but we also tasted his delicious gelato.

Lyn Alexander

Careers and Enterprise Teacher

National Science Week

We have been busy celebrating all things science with a range of events and activities for students and staff throughout the week to celebrate National Science Week.

 

 

2019 Enrolment Information

To ensure accurate planning and to finalise enrolments for 2019 we would ask current families to please let us know if your situation has changed and you no longer require a place for your child.


Would you please be kind enough to inform the College in writing by Friday 21 September (end of Term 3) if there has been a change of circumstance to ensure that you are not charged a full Term’s fees. This will then allow us to plan, place and finalise our enrolments for the 2019 school year.

 

Please direct further questions to Laurence Dubuisson, College Registrar [email protected] or 9383 0449. We appreciate your help and co-operation.

Sport

Interschool Athletics Squad – Year 7 to 12

Thank you to all the students and staff that have embraced training. We had over 70 students at sessions this week. A tremendous effort given the inclement weather.

 

Training is on Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7am. 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.

 

For students in Year 7 – 10 the NAS Athletics Meet is on Tuesday 21 August  at the State Athletics Centre. Students involved have received details in homeroom. This event is the chance for squad members to improve on distances and times from the house carnival. Following this a provisional ACC team will be selected.

 

Dates and times of training are below:

Week 6    

  • Tues      21 Aug    NAS Carnival - No training 
  • Thurs     23 Aug    6:55am-8am

Week 7    

  • Tues      28 Aug    6:55am-8am
  • Thurs     30 Aug    6:55am-8am

Week 8    

  • Tues      4 Sep    6:55am-8am
  • Thurs      6 Sep    6:55am-8am

Week 9    

  • Tues      11 Sep    6:55am-8am
  • Wed     12 Sep    ACC A Div Carnival - No training

Congratulations

Congratulations to Dylan Paull, Year 10 and James Hackett, Year 11 who have won silver medals at the School Sports National 16 Year Old Hockey Championships held in the Gold Coast. James Hackett was also selected as shadow player in the Australian 16s team to compete in Europe in 2019.

 

Congratulations also to Austin van der Struyf , Year 7, who is currently in Canberra representing WA in the 12 and under AFL team and selected as the Vice Captain of the team.

 

Years 7/8 Rugby fixtures - Term 3

 A copy of the fixtures is attached. All games kick off at 4:00pm. A reminder to students involved that training is on Tuesday morning at 7.15am.

 

Magis

The first Magis Camp, held at the beautiful Point Walter campsite in perfect weather over the weekend, was very successful. Twenty Middle School Magis students attended, and highlights included superb Alpha Motivation and Creative Edge Thinking workshop presentations, on the Friday evening and Saturday morning respectively, part two of the Introduction to Shakespeare (following Bell Shakespeare at the college), Magis academic challenges in Spelling and Mental mathematics, a most entertaining Talent Show, and Point Walter morning exercise walk! Congratulations to all students on their excellent contributions to the camp, and special thanks to Mrs Alison O’Connor for her superb assistance, along with Mrs O’Sullivan and Pia, key presenters Kathy Boyatzis and David Castellani. 

 

This week the Science Department run a number of Science Challenges as part of Science Week. All Magis students were encouraged to participate, and results will count towards the Magis Award in each year group. Warmest thanks Science! Special thanks to Mr Damien Connellan for his initiative on this particularly in regard to Magis.


Our four World Scholars teams fly out in Melbourne for the Global round of this prestigious competition – the first time John XXIII College has competed. Best wishes to all involved, and special thanks to Ms Lisa Martella, Ms Milissa Jagers, and Ms Anastasia Tyson who will be assisting over the six days we are away.

 

Jim Miller

Gifted and Talented Coordinator

Netball Club

Years 3 & 4 NetSetGo

Teams play their last games this Friday. Good luck to you all, I hope you have had a fabulous season. We look forward to seeing you all back next year.

Primary School Windup
Thursday 30 August in the Thomas More Exhibition Centre at 3:30pm. 

Junior Goal Shooting Competition

This Friday and Saturday. Please see the attached flyers if you are interested.


Senior School Windup
Wednesday 5 September  2018
Thomas More Exhibition Centre 
6:00pm - 8:30pm 

Annual General Meeting 

Wednesday 5 September  2018

Circle of Friends Cafe 
6:15pm - 6:45pm 
We encourage parents to come along and see what we've been doing over the past year. 


MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK! We are a team of hard working parents that love to help out. If you would like more information on any of the roles available or would like to join as general committee please let me know. 


Positions available:

  • Registrar 
  • Secretary 
  • General Committee 
  • Year 9 - 12 Coordinator 

TALENT SHOW 
We would like each TEAM to submit a 2 minute "TEAM'S GOT TALENT" video to be played at the Windup. 
The best videos will get a prize. 
The windup is early this year to accomodate several school programs. 

FINALS 
As we approach finals I thinks it's a good time to remember that this is a game and that players and supporters are required to adhere to our Code of Conduct. Please remember that parents are not to harass or approach umpires, they too are someones daughter and without them there is no game. If there is a valid concern the Coach will handle it. Harassing or intimidating umpires from the sideline only adds to their stress and makes their job that much more difficult. 

PLEASE REMEMBER 

  • These are Kids 
  • This is a Game 
  • The Coaches are volunteers 
  • The Umpires are human 
  • This is not the ANL Championships 


SPRING NETBALL 
The Spring competition is social and organised by individual teams. Information on registration can be found on the PNA website: http://www.perthnetball.com.au/competitions/spring-competition/ 

Let’s hope the glorious sunny netball weather continues. Best of luck to all teams this weekend.

 

Milissa Jagers

President

Music - Week 25

Twilight Recital

This weekend’s Twilight Recital will be held in the GBLT, commencing at 5:30pm. This free, one-hour concert features student soloists performing in a friendly and relaxed environment to an audience of peers, friends and family. All members of the John XXIII College Community are invited to attend!

Senior Small Ensemble Soiree

Please note that the Senior Small Ensemble Soiree advertised for Sunday 26 August, has been merged into a concert with other small ensembles on Sunday 28 October (Term 4). Senior small ensembles will perform at this concert, with Year 12 groups performing at the Year 12 Recital Night on Wednesday, 12 September. Please contact the Music Department with any questions.

Spring Soiree

The annual Spring Soiree will be held on the evening of Sunday 9 September from 5:30pm. This concert is the biggest of the year, featuring performances from the Concert Band, Wind Band, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Swing Band, Senior Flute Ensemble, Treble Choir and Chamber Choir! Graduating Year 12 musicians are also honoured on the night for their years of musical service to the College. Tickets will be available from next Friday 24 August.

Drama

Coming soon in Drama

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Year 11 production

Thursday 23 August

7pm, Loreto Drama Centre

Unreal!
Year 8/9 production
Thursday 13 September and Friday 14 September
7pm, Roncalli Hall
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/408529

 

George Tsakisiris

Head of Drama

Liturgy

Community Liturgy

A special event 31 August - Two weeks’ time

Friday 31 August at 7:30 am, Community Mass meets Fathers’ Day in the St Louis Sports Centre, with a special liturgy prepared by Year 5 students.

 

Although this liturgy is being beautifully prepared by students in Primary it is definitely a whole college celebration.  We hope that the earlier start time and the larger venue will make it possible for families to come together for this special Eucharist. Afterwards there will be hot drinks and muffins in the Exhibition Centre.

 

Everyone is welcome! In order to ensure that we have sufficient chairs (not to mention

muffins!) you are asked to take a moment to RSVP at this link:  https://www.trybooking.com/411896

 

Summary

  • Event: Fathers’ Day Eucharist followed by refreshments
  • Date: Friday 31 August
  • Time: 7:30 am
  • Venue: SLSC
  • Who: All members of the College – and especially our dads, granddads and father-figures

Next Friday 24 August, Ward House will prepare our Community Liturgy.  Families of Ward students are especially encouraged to attend our joyful Friday morning liturgy.

 

REGULAR COMMUNITY LITURGY

  • When: Fridays in Term Time
  • Time: 8:00-8:30am
  • Where: College Chapel
  • Except: Friday 31 August – Fathers’ Day Mass at 7:30am in SLSC

If you have any queries about Community Liturgy, please contact Mary-Anne Lumley:

[email protected] or 9383 0513.

Sacrament program

Do you have a child in Year 3, 4 or 6 and have not yet enrolled in the Sacrament program in your ‘home’ parish?

  • Contact your Parish Priest or Sacrament Coordinator.
  • Contact Mary-Anne Lumley, Parish Liaison [email protected] or 9383 0513.
  • Locate information from your parish on the archdiocesan website
  • Use the College website to find information, including diary dates, supplied by some local parishes

GOOD NEWS for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
 

‘…the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world.’ John 6:51-58

 

The reflection for this Sunday’s Gospel is a 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.

 

In the early 1970s there was an edition of Readers Digest that told how a jet crashed in the Andes. It was a good case study in moral reasoning. The issue was that some of the survivors of that crash resorted to cannibalism to survive. The question the author posed was, ‘Is it ever ethical to eat another human being?’

 

Whatever the extreme and specific ethical arguments for cannibalism might be, the thought of eating another person is repulsive to most of us. Yet many people outside Catholicism often think that we are Christian cannibals, feasting on Jesus’ flesh and blood.

 

The best traditions in the Church have always been very careful in the language they use about how Jesus is present in the Eucharist. We are not cannibals. We are not eating Jesus’ liver, brain and bones. In the Catechism when it speaks of the Eucharistic real presence, it never refers to ‘Jesus’ but always to ‘Christ’. The distinction matters. The Eucharist is a Sacrament of Easter. It is the glorified, risen Christ who is wholly and truly present under the form of bread and wine at the Eucharist.

 

Popular piety and legends that speak too explicitly about the physicality of the Eucharist have not helped us have sensible thinking. As a Catholic I believe that Christ, raised by God from the dead, is truly and personally present to me in the Eucharist. How – is a question that misses the point of the gift.

 

Chapter six of John’s Gospel is a discourse on the Eucharist. It is also, and at the same time, a discourse about Jesus’ passion and death and our mission to follow in his way. For Jesus, the new Moses, not only gives bread to the people, but also in his passion, death and resurrection he gives us himself. This is why the Church has always linked the events at Easter with the celebration of Eucharist.

 

Why have we been given this unique gift? The Eucharist is not meant to be a feast for a privileged few. It’s not a private devotion. It’s not meant to be something that only assures us of our own particular salvation. It is meant to be something that empowers all Christians to go out and transform the world with love and goodness for Christ's sake.

 

The Church has always linked what we do away from the Eucharist with what we celebrate at it. This doesn’t mean that all of us can rush out and feed the world’s poor. It does mean that most of us can assist other groups or people who do precisely that. And it does means that when we think about who we will vote for as political leaders, we ask about their platform in relation to those in our country and world who are suffering the most. The former General of the Jesuits, Fr Pedro Arrupe once said, ‘If there is hunger anywhere in the world, then our celebration of the Eucharist is somehow incomplete everywhere in the world’.

 

Sometimes we can think of the Eucharist as a magical act. Jesus counters such a notion in today’s gospel when he tells us that he gives us himself ‘for the life of the world’. The Eucharist does not turn us into cannibals; it’s meant to make us radicals, radically committed to all God’s people everywhere.

© Richard Leonard SJ

Pathways and Transition

Important dates 

  • 17-19 August - Skills West Careers Expo
  • 19 August University of Notre Dame Open Day
  • 22 August University of Notre Dame Visit - Year 12 students
  • 23 August  CQU Open Day 
  • 6 September ECU Alternative Pathways Information
  • 13 September WAAPA Arts Management Info Evening
  • 24-28 September ATAR Revision Sessions
  • 7 November ECU Careers in Sports Expo

Download the PDF below for a more detailed list of events and registration details.

 

Try-A-Trade

Try-A-Trade is an excellent opportunity that assists students in making an informed decision about a career in the building and construction industry. Programs are available to students in Year 10 who have shown an interest in a trade but are unsure if this is the career they wish to pursue.

 

Try-A-Trade programs provide students with hands-on experience in a range of building and construction trades. Programs are delivered offsite by registered training organisations during normal school hours. The duration of the courses range from 1-3 days.

 

For further information contact Kelli Beaton at [email protected]

 

myfuture - assist your child

New to myfuture, is a dedicated page for parents and carers looking to support and encourage young people with their career making decisions.

 

Assist your child feature page contains links to articles that provide tips and advice for parents and carers to assist their child with their career development. Our College has registered and paid an annual fee for the use. To log in, students need to use their school email address.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Curtin's Scholarship email service

Sign up for Curtin's Scholarship email service and receive an email alert whenever a scholarship that matches your criteria is opened for applications. You'll also receive a reminder email one week before applications close. https://scholarships.curtin.edu.au/Alerts/Subscribe

 

US Sports Scholarships

If you are good at a sport and want to see if it can help you pay for a college degree, visit this link to schedule a meeting with past student-athletes from Crimson Athletics. Find out more - https://www.crimsoneducation.org/admission-support/sports-scholarships 

Interesting reads

Future skills: Report reveals tools schoolkids will need to thrive in jobs market of 2030
The skills required by workers in the future will be very different to those of today, a report has predicted, as well as warning education systems need to change to prepare schoolchildren for their future. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-27/what-skills-will-the-future-generation-of-workers-need/8747610 

 

Financial and Insurance Services

Financial services are the economic services provided by the finance industry, which encompasses a broad range of businesses that manage money, including credit unionsbankscredit-card companies, insurancecompanies, accountancy companies, consumer-finance companies, stock brokeragesinvestment funds, individual managers and some government-sponsored enterprises.

 

This industry includes banking, insurance and superannuation funds, as well as financial brokering services. Most jobs are in Sydney and Melbourne. There are fewer young people than in other industries, and part-time time work is uncommon. Many workers in this industry have a university degree. The largest occupation, Bank Workers, doesn't require a degree and may provide a pathway into the industry.

https://joboutlook.gov.au/industryspecific.aspx?search=industry&industry=K

New Jobs and Skills Centres in WA

The Department of Training and Workforce Development have opened five new Jobs and Skills Centres at North and South Metropolitan TAFE campuses. 

 

The JSCs offer free career, training and employment services to students, jobseekers and career changers, and employers and businesses.

 

Visit the Jobs & Skills WA website for more information.

 

TAFE, VET & APPRENTICESHIPS

JOB SPOTLIGHT

Good Universities Guide to Apprenticeships and Traineeships
Read the guide - https://www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au/education-blogs/tertiary-study/pathways-your-guide-to-apprenticeships-and-traineeships 

 

Construction

Were you the kid who loved Lego and building forts in the yard? If you love building, creating and working with your hands then a career in construction might be a good fit.

 

Whether you’re building a house or an airport, just about every trade is represented on each worksite so it’s smart to get an idea of how they all fit together.

 

Check out the Construction Bullseye from MyFuture here.

 

Surveyor

From the Board of Surveying and Spatial Information of NSW – “A career in surveying can be very diverse and involves travelling and the use of specialised technology.  Surveyors can be involved in making measurements in the outdoors or indoors, processing data and creating plans and maps.”

Surveyors measure and map things then provide the information to people like engineers, architects and developers.  

 

You could work in the office or in the field, using high-tech equipment and sophisticated software to put together measurements that are needed by other design professionals.

Without their work it would be impossible for engineers and architects to accurately design and construct buildings.

 

Salary: Starting salary around $42k for an Assistant (Cert III level) to $64k for a Draftsperson with 5 years’ experience. Those with a university qualification may earn $90k plus as a Licensed/Registered Surveyor.

Qualifications: From TAFE, start with a Cert III and work through to a Diploma to become a fully qualified draftsperson, you need a university degree to become a surveyor.

 

Where do I start? Check out A Life Without Limits, they have heaps of fantastic info and a list of all the courses at TAFE and university level in Australia.

 

Margi Watson

Career Counsellor

Health

Healthy Bones Action Week August 20 – 26​

You are never too young – or old- to act when it comes to protecting your bones.

 

No matter what your age, actions can be taken to help your body build and maintain strong bones. It starts in childhood, this is the biggest opportunity to lay the foundation to build strong bones for life. The teenage years area a major growth period because at this time teens ’bodies build one-quarter of their adult bone mass. Peak bone mass is reached when you’re in your late twenties, and, after this it is vital to continue to get adequate calcium, exercise and vitamin D in order to maintain the bone you have built.

 

Health Bones Action week calls on Australians of all ages to take the three actions to build and maintain health bones:

  1. Increase daily serves of calcium through milk, cheese or yoghurt;
  2. Go for a walk or committing to some new form of regular exercise; and
  3. Spend time outdoors to get more vitamin D.

For more information go to: www.healthybones.com.au

 

Jenny Hill

College Nurse

Reference: Dairy Australia​

Library Book fair

 

 

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.

 

Inspire: Parent Education

Thanks to all the Parents and Friends of John XXIII College who attended the Inspire Event “9 ways to a Resilient child” by our guest speak Dr Justin Coulson on Tuesday night.

 

Those who braved the cold found him excellent and inspiring. Plenty of his resources were sold after the event. These and other resources are available online at Justin’s website www.happyfamilies.com.au

Justin is also holding a podcast on 25 August 2018.

 

 

Men Of John XXIII College

Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop Opening 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

The Uniform Shop is now accepting secondhand uniform items. Please remember that all items must be freshly cleaned and ironed and in perfect condition to be accepted for sale.

 

Bev Sainsbury

Uniform Shop Coordinator

Charter Bus

College Charter Bus

 

Canteen

Term 2 winter menu

Our Term 2 winter menu is available for download.

Our Online Canteen is an online ordering system that is a safe and convenient way to order school meals and now you can use your Smart Rider to order from the canteen. 

  • Place your canteen order online
  • Mobile friendly site.

For more information visit the College website.
 

Dianne Combrink
Canteen Manager

John XXIII College Alumni 

 

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Order here: https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/830q59

 

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Year 7and8 rugby fixtures 2018.pdf
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