Newsletter

02 November 2018
Issue Seventy Three
From the Principal
Around The Primary
Secondary
Family Zone & Cyber Safety
Sport
Music - Week 34
Drama
Magis
Liturgy
Men Of John XXIII College
Parents' Association
Health
Uniform Shop
Charter Bus
Canteen
John XXIII College Alumni 
John XXIII College
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Mooro Drive
Mount Claremont, Western Australia, 6010
AU

From the Principal

Acknowledging our teachers​

 

"When we see the face of a child, we think of the future. We think of their dreams about what they might become, and what they might accomplish."

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

 

Good teaching is like that! Finding opportunities for our students to shine is very much at the essence of a good education at John XXIII College. Last Friday we celebrated World Teachers’ Day. It has been held annually since 1994, and in some places around the world it is an important opportunity to reflect on the challenges teachers face as they follow their vocation, along with challenges facing adequate levels of education for all children. In 2018 World Teachers’ Day declares through its theme that the right to education means the right to a qualified teacher.  In Catholic education this right also demands that we are clear on our ‘why’.  We are child-focused and Christ-centred.

 

Pope Francis, in an audience with teachers in 2015, shared this encouragement:

Teaching is a beautiful job, as it allows you to see the growth day-by-day of people entrusted to your care… A commitment of this type may inculcate apprehension, but remember that no teacher is ever alone, his or her work is shared with other colleagues and with all the education community to which they belong.

 

Last week at our College Mass, some beautiful prayers were read by our staff which celebrated the important work of teachers all over the world. Acknowledgement was also given for the great work done by our very dedicated teachers and other staff at John XXIII College.

 

Thank you also to our students and parents many of whom take the time to recognise the efforts and talents of our teaching staff. Positive reinforcement is important for our students and equally vital for their teachers as they guide the learning process.

 

Robert Henderson

Principal

Around The Primary

Dear Parents

The sunshine has made a glorious start and the students are arriving each day looking happy and enthusiastic for the learning adventure ahead.

 

It always astounds me how much we manage to achieve in a week in the Primary school, for example, this week the Years 2, 3 and 4 attended the Waste Education ‘Nude Your Food’ Incursion, the Years 5 and 6 learnt all about puberty in their Growth and Development sessions and also attended a Plenary Council Workshop with Mrs Murphy (Director of Mission), the Year 3’s enjoyed a visit to the Hyogo Cultural Centre and the Pre-Primary to Year 3 students participated in a tennis coaching session.

 

Preparations are also now well underway for the new school year. Staff have been very busy working on students' reports and booklists.

 

Our College Presentation Night will take place in the St Louis Centre on Wednesday 28 November at 7pm. As this is an important community event for our College all students from Years 5 and 6 are expected to attend. The Primary Singers and Wanju Voices will be providing some special musical entertainment alongside the Secondary students. Please save the date!

 

Kind regards

 

Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary

Duty of Care

Outside supervision is available from 8.15 am.  No supervision is provided before 8.15 am and after 3.30 pm. 

 

Primary students are not permitted to play on any play equipment before or after school and all gates will be locked at the end of the school day.

 

Pre-Kindy, Kindy and Pre-Primary children must be collected and supervised by an adult at the end of their sessions. It is also important to note that the children are not permitted to use the large climbing frame before or after school.

 

Students from Year 1 to Year 3 are encouraged to use the ‘loop’ on Mooro Drive for drop off and pick up. A ‘family name card’ must be clearly visible for the duty teacher. Please email Tracey McGann in Administration tracey.mcgann@cewa.edu.au to obtain a card.

 

Students from Year 4 and above are required to use the Main Car Park (entry off John XXIII Avenue) for drop off and pick up. The small carpark near Pre Primary is for Pre Kindy, Kindy and Pre Primary families only.

Nude Your Food

This week children in Years 2, 3 and 4 attended a Waste Education incursion called “Nude Your Food”. Nude foods are fresh fruits, vegetables, wholegrains and water that are free from disposable packaging. At the interactive incursion the children learnt about what a healthy lunchbox is and how they can make healthy food choices to pack in their lunchbox. They got to experience choosing a suitable lunchbox, packing it with healthy and environmentally friendly choices and then discussing the benefits of their choices. The children learnt about the ingredients of store-bought convenience snacks which are often laden with sugar and unhealthy additives. They also learnt how long it takes for common school waste to break down, ie juice boxes =300 years. The benefits of packing a rubbish free lunch are numerous and by taking part, children are reducing their environmental footprint, learning about the importance of reusing and recycling and, at the same time, developing a good understanding of the importance of nutrition. The following link gives ideas on packing nude food lunchboxes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN4pdClNsdM

 

Get Creative About Safety

At the end of last term, the Year 1 students learnt about how to recognise the smell of leaking gas and then entered the ‘Get Creative about Safety’, colouring in competition hosted by KidSafe WA. There were over 260 entries from a number of schools. Anita Tsvetkov, Program Manager of KidSafe WA visited the Year 1 children on Wednesday 31 October to announce some exciting news! A huge congratulations to Ciara Thornton, the third prize winner for the Junior Primary division. Ciara won a personal $10 Coles/Myer voucher and a first aid kit for the school. There were also some highly commended entries who got a certificate to recognise their great work. Well done Charlotte Blaxell, Alice Wever, Florence Pedler and Olive Reside!

 

Caligraphy, Chigirie and Obentou

On Wednesday, the Year 3 students visited the Hyogo Prefectural Government Cultural Centre in City Beach. The students learnt about kendo (traditional martial art) and participated in language and cultural activities related to the Japanese Folk story ‘momo tarou’. They also made a flag with the word ‘Japan’ written in calligraphy and a chigirie (paper collage art) of the character ‘momo tarou’. Students enjoyed a delicious obentou consisting of karaage chicken, sushi, edamame (soybeans), salad and sushi. Well done to everyone for managing to eat their obentou with chopsticks!

 

Rowson sensei

 

GATE is Great!

Dear John XXIII College Community,

 

In Year 6 GATE through the last eight weeks, we have been participating in a massive international completion called 'First Lego League.' In the project part of the competition we need to share our fabulous solution to the greatly difficult problem of producing and sustaining food in space. To show you all the things we have been doing in the the team we have coded a website from scratch to show you all our exiting solution! We really want you to see what we have been doing! To visit our great website please visit this safe and secure url on your web browser: http://www.johnxxiii.edu.au/upload/lego/supernova_files/supernova.html

It is important that you note that website will not work properly with the web browser Internet Explorer 8 or earlier. We hope you have a great day!

 

Year 6 GATE students

 

 

 

 

Dates to Remember

Monday 5 November                     Parent Association Meeting 7pm (TMEC)                                             
Thursday 8 November                   IPSHA Touch Rugby Carnival

Friday 9 November                         Remembrance Day Reflection 9am (Yrs 3-6)

Secondary

Men of John XXIII College Social Night

Get a unique insight from highly-awarded AFL player & coach, Adam Simpson on how he deals with managing the pressures of fathering and a high-performance work-life at our upcoming Men of John XXIII College social night taking place on 16 November. Tickets available via Trybooking.

 

 

Great new reads available in the Library

We are constantly updating and adding to our library collection. This month we have sought a great collection of reads for students in secondary school. We have also created some nice new reading spaces with new couches in the library for students to come and chill during lunch, or before and after school.

 

Reading is a great leisure activity and as we head into the exam period, it can provide a great source of downtime for students. Come and check out the great selection of new books. 

 

School drop-off and pick-up -  making it active and safe

John XXIII College endeavours to ensure the safety of our students and wider John XXIII College community, especially during drop-off and pick-up times.

 

All parents and child care providers should be familiar with the Colleges pick-up and drop off practises, parking rules and routines. As well as discuss and practise safety rules with your children.

 

Our students also play an active role in ensuring safety of others as well. We love that we have some active commuters to the College, including many cyclists.  However, they have a responsibility to ensure the safety of our John XXIII College Community, and we would like to take the opportunity to remind cyclists that they should be adhering to the following:

  • Children on footpaths can be unpredictable. Cyclists should slow and cycle to the conditions.
  • Cyclists must ride in single file on footpaths.
  • Pedestrians, including mobility scooters and motorised wheelchair users, always have right of way.
  • Cyclists should use their bell to alert other shared path users that a bicycle is approaching.
  • Drivers must give way to cyclists at driveways, but cyclists should slow down to ensure they have been seen.

 

We want to ensure that all members of our College community can arrive and leave safely. We thank you for your cooperation.

South Metropolitan TAFE Building and Construction Future Trade Open Night​

Are you looking for a pre-apprenticeship and an apprenticeship? SMTAFE Construction Department are holding a Trade Open Night where students can see the workshop facilities and live demonstrations in:

  • carpentry and joinery
  • brick laying
  • plumbing
  • plastering
  • wall and ceiling lining
  • wall and floor tiling

Students will be able to take a tour of the facilities and view current student projects. TAFE lecturers, local employers and industry partners will be available to answer questions on the building and construction courses available and provide pathway information.

 

When:  Wednesday 7 November 2018

Time:     2.30pm – 8.00pm

Where: South Metro TAFE, Rockingham Trade Workshops, Simpson Avenue, Rockingham

To register visit South Metropolitan TAFE on Facebook and click ‘going’ to register your attendance.

 

Can you help? - Secondary year group coordinators

It’s that time of year when the current coordinators vacate their positions and we seek new year group coordinators. I am writing requesting you consider taking on the role. It can easily be undertaken by a team of 2-4.

 

It will only require 3-5 hours a term of your time in total.

 

I know you've heard it before, it is really fun and doesn't take much effort. All you have to do is organise morning coffee dates and two adult functions throughout the year - normally mid-year and end of year. Roster sheets for canteen duty, staff morning teas and anything else the school requires are prepared for you and all you have to do is place them out the front of the lecture hall in February on the night of your relevant parent information night, and send out reminders throughout the year.

 

On Friday 30 November, we have scheduled a Welcome Lunch for all new 2019 coordinators.

 

I am always available and happy to take phone calls from anyone that needs my assistance along the way. Ric Del Pizzo our College contact has an open-door policy and is always available for any matters that coordinators need help with throughout the year.

 

We have a fabulous website for coordinators that contains a toolkit with all the information you need to do the job.

 

There are schedules, calendars and lists of functions by year Group, all precedents are in place, everything is well organised, even templates to aid you in requesting volunteers at the beginning of the year.

 

So please, grab a friend and have a go. It is a very rewarding experience and I can guarantee you will have a great time!

 

If you have any questions do not hesitate to call me on my mobile 0419 886 722 or email sharon@aquino.com.au

 

Sharon Aquino

Secondary Convenor

John XXIII College Christmas Appeal

Please donate generously to the John XXIII College Christmas appeal.

Please bring in money and items from the list below to support the St Vincent de Paul and Shopfront Christmas appeal. Bags need to be dropped into Mrs Murphy’s office on Wed 14 November.

The following items are needed for the Gift Bags (please note, smaller sizes are more useful):

 

Year 11 General PE

Over the last term our Year 11 General PE class has been learning about adaptations in sport that allow different people of all abilities a chance at successfully playing their favourite sports. This week, Para-Olympic Silver medallist and Rebound WA’s Programs Officer, Amber Merritt, came in to teach our Year 11 students about Wheelchair basketball. 

 

Year 11 Cafe

Our final café for the year hosted by Year 11 students was a real scream. They served up some tasty Halloween treats for all to enjoy.

 

Year 9 - The Rite Journey

Matt Fuller & wife Naomi (Class 1994) were guest speakers at our Year 9 Rite Journey, a pastoral program that looks at the rite of passage between adolescence & young adulthood. Matt spoke about overcoming life challenges & giving back to the community in your own way.

 

Year 9 - Food focus

Our Year 9 students have been learning about reducing food miles and sustainability while harvesting their crops and creating delicious meals. 

 

Family Zone & Cyber Safety

Download Family Zone 

Family Zone & ySafe resources can be found on our John XXIII College Cyber Safety Hub.

 

Please 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 https://www.familyzone.com/johnxxiii-wa

 

Is your child Insta-ready?

Written by Family Zone Team 

 

Mum Judi Ketteler admitted she’d caved.  Sustained pester-power from her 9-year-old son finally won the day, and she allowed him to get an Instagram account.

 

The first weekend, she wrote in the New York Times, he posted 20 times in 24 hours. “He put up a video of himself doing a front flip wearing only his boxer shorts, followed back every single user who followed him, and went ‘live’ in a friend’s basement without the parents knowing.”

Ketteler insisted she was happy about all of this - that her son’s blatant display of poor judgment opened the door to a fruitful conversation about rules and boundaries.

She maintained Instagram could be a valuable resource  for her 9-year-old, who has ADHD, “to connect with other kids like him — essentially to find his people.” She added that she welcomed the opportunity Instagram provided for “a little window into who he is that I may not have had otherwise.”

 

Commenters disagreed - many vehemently - with her judgment.

 

“What is wrong with you?” fumed one. “You're the adult. Set a boundary. Be a parent. Stop caving to the false narrative that a 7 yr old [sic] not exposed to a digitized world sets them up for failure.  It is nonsense.”

 

The majority of responses were critical, and many cited the legal age restriction of 13+ as their starting point.

 

The author takes for granted that the rules of Instagram can be ignored for her own children. Its terms of service stipulate usage at 13. The author doesn't even address this, because her core assumption is that rules don't apply to her own children when it comes to their desires.”

 

Other readers praised Ketteler for her honesty about the complex realities of parenting in a digital world. A study by knowthenet.org.uk found that about 59% of children have used a social network by the age of 10. Clearly, Ketteler’s 9-year-old is not unusual.

 

Many parents see Instagram as a harmless way for kids to share photos and connect with friends. They are shocked to learn how easy it is to access porn on the platform - and that Instagram is the number-one social medium for cyberbullying.

 

Psychologist Jordan Foster of ySafe points out that the 13+ age restriction has little to do with children’s developmental readiness for social media. It relates instead to US legislation that aims to protect children’s privacy.

 

A Family Zone cyber expert, Foster’s wide experience with young people and social media has convinced her that age alone is not a sufficient basis for answering the question “To Instagram, or not to Instagram?”

 

Instead, she advises parents to consider the following:

 

Is my child resilient?

“They're going to need it when exploring the world of Instagram, as they will likely stumble across the array of inappropriate content that is hosted on Instragram, including pornography and violence.”

 

Do they know how information is shared on the internet?

“Kids need to understand that when they post pictures to Instagram, they no longer have control of those pictures. This is the case even if their account is set to private. People can take screenshots or 'regram' pictures. So they should know to never post anything that they wouldn't want getting out to a bigger audience.”

 

Do they understand what to do if they encounter digital threats?  

“If they're faced with a threatening situation, would they know what to do? If they are cyber bullied, or a stranger sends them a private message, do they know how to handle the situation? Kids need to know about blocking, reporting, privacy settings and catphishing. It’s like teaching them road rules before we let them on the road to drive.”

 

Are the communications lines open?

“Are they openly talking to you about their online experiences, or do they know that communication with you is going to be a prerequisite to them using Instagram? If open communication with a parent isn't happening, then access to Instagram isn't happening.”

 

Am I present and available?

“Before you allow your children to be exposed to all of the wonders and perils that Instagram offers, you need to identify your own capacity to be involved and to supervise. If you're time poor, or don't feel like you can commit to active supervision and communication, it's best that your child doesn't use Instagram. Your involvement will safeguard them more than any privacy setting will.”

 

Sport

2018 Freo Dockers School Girls Claremont Division Cup​

Wednesday 31 October saw a record 15 teams from nine schools in the Claremont and Subiaco Football districts play off for the Freo Dockers School Girls Cup.

 

John XXIII College fielded two strong teams from Years 7-9. The competition this year was not only extremely competitive with numbers but also ability as the standard of Women’s AFL Football keeps improving.

 

Iona Presentation College were the eventual victors on the day. Congratulations to all our John XXIII College Girls in demonstrating a positive work ethic and spirit throughout the day.

 

Mr Cameron Haines & Mr David Maxwell

Sport Coordinators

ACC Representative Cricket Team

Player nominations are now open for the ACC Representative Cricket Team for the match against the Combined Government Schools on the 15 March 2019 at the WACA ground.  Net selection trials will be held in mid-late November 2018 (dates/venues TBC) and a final selection trial match will be held on Friday 8 March 2019 at Murdoch University Ground.

 

The representative match against the Combined Government Schools team is scheduled to be played at the WACA in 2019. This is an unbelievable cricket opportunity and all schools are encouraged to nominate quality players for this highly regarded match. All players selected receive an ACC “baggy yellow” cricket cap from the association.

The ACC is now calling for nominations from interested and talented players. On-line nominations are due to the ACC by Monday 5 November 2018.

The process for nominations is as follows:

Positions for players are open to all cricket players that will be enrolled at the school in 2018; players MUST be of representative quality. There is no age restriction, but being an “open” age team, selected players are usually in Years 10, 11 or 12 and must be capable of playing at U18 level.

 

Information about net selection trials in November 2018 will be provided to players and schools ASAP once nominations are finalised. Players that were selected in the final team earlier this year or who are national or state representatives do not have to attend the net trial as they will be automatically passed through to the trial match in March next year.

 

Below is a pdf information flyer for parents and students. For more information please contact Trent Sharpe at the ACC on 9241 5298 or trent.sharpe@cewa.edu.au

 

Music - Week 34

Year 8 Recital Night​

The Year 8 Recital Night will be held on the evening of Wednesday 7 November in the GBLT. Commencing at 7:00pm, this free one-hour concert features Year 8 soloists and small groups performing to an audience of peers, family and friends. Applications to perform are currently open, and will close on Monday 5 November at 4:00pm. All are welcome to attend!

Year 7 Recital Night

The Year 7 Recital Night will be held on the evening of Wednesday 14 November in the GBLT. Commencing at 7:00pm, this free one-hour concert features Year 7 soloists and small groups performing to an audience of peers, family and friends. Applications to perform are currently open, and will close on Monday 5 November at 4:00pm. All are welcome to attend!

Drama

Coming soon

  • Year 9 Drama Night – Gobsmacked!
    Thursday 8 November, Roncalli Hall, 7pm
     
  • Year 10 Drama Night – Quality Assortment
    Tuesday 20 November, Roncalli Hall, 7pm
     
  • Year 9 Musical – Hairspray
    Tuesday 27 November, Roncalli Hall, 7pm
     
  • Year 8 Drama Night – Let’s Play
    Monday 3 December, Roncalli Hall, 5pm

 

Magis

Over 120 people attended the Magis Awards Presentations and Personal Project Opening last Wednesday morning in the College library, an excellent response. The Personal Project Display included 34 projects completed by Years 7 and 8 Magis students, and there was a remarkable range of creativity on display, from videos to computer apps, from beautifully presented stories and poems to fine art works, from biological experiments and reports to a fascinating account of monetary systems. Part of the project was the process journal where much of the learning in this experience took place. Congratulations to all students, and warmest thanks to parents, teachers and others who have supported them. All students involved will receive certificates based on the level of excellence achieve.  The top awards were as follows:

 

Year 8

1. Genevieve Ferguson-Allen

2. Alice O’Sullivan

3. Bella Boley

 

Year 7

1. Zac Schollum

2. Jorja Van Pelt

3.  Ben Mignacca

 

An extended pictorial report on 2018 personal projects as well as Magis Awards in all sections for 2018 will be listed in the hardcover Magis Chronicle for 2018 which should be available in late November.

We are less than two weeks away from the World Scholar’s Tournament of Champions at Yale University, whilst at the start of the same week two Year 8 and one Year 9 team will compete against other colleges in the Quest Gifted and Talented competition at the University of Western Australia. Nomination forms have also been distributed to senior students for the outstanding Notre Dame Cultural Decoding program in January.

 

Jim Miller

Gifted and Talented Coordinator

Liturgy

Community Liturgy

November is the month of all souls and at each Friday liturgy we will remember our loved ones who have died.  There will be an opportunity to write their names in the Book of Remembrance in the Chapel. 

 

Next week’s Community Mass will be prepared by Year 10 students. Everyone is always welcome to our Friday Community liturgies, and Year 10 family and friends are especially welcome next Friday.

 

REGULAR COMMUNITY LITURGY

  • When: Fridays in Term Time
  • Time: 8:00-8:30am
  • Where: College Chapel

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

Lumley.mary-anne@cewa.edu.au or 9383 0513.

 

GOOD NEWS for the feast of All Souls

‘Life is changed, not ended’

 

The reflection for this week is from Father Andrew Hamilton SJ and is printed here with kind permission of Australian Catholics. Father Andy is a Jesuit, a theologian, a writer and, among his many other roles, the Media Officer for Jesuit Social Services.

 

All Souls Day (2 November) is almost by definition an otherworldly day. It embraces all the people who have ever lived and died on our earth, and invites us to pray that they may continue to live happily in God’s unimaginable world. It is a time for remembering the gift of people who are no longer present with us.

All Souls Day is also a deeply political day. Not political in the sense that the votes of those who have died count, at least not in Australia. (In some nations dead souls have both voted and received pensions.) The Day is political in the broader sense that it displays the principles on which good politics is built. It offers a measure for our own political institutions and behaviour.

 

All Souls Day tells us that all people matter, whether living or dead, young or old, rich or poor, powerful or weak, citizen or refugee, careful or reckless, saint or sinner. Each person is deeply loved and is precious in God’s sight. Each has a personal calling and a destiny beyond this life.

That destiny puts all our political arrangements into perspective. Governments and politicians must respect the human dignity of each of the people they represent. They may not limit people’s value to their wealth, status, intelligence or contribution to the wealth of society. Furthermore, if people’s lives are not confined to this world, governments do not have the last word about how they treat them. They are to be judged by enduring standards and by a moral order that embraces living and dead.

 

All Souls Day emphasises that citizens are not simply individuals making competitive economic choices. The dead and the living are bound together by a shared humanity and a common destiny. Our abiding memory of those who have died stresses the importance of relationships for human flourishing. For that reason we speak of the communion of saints. God’s people embrace the dead, the living and those who will live. In this world we depend on one another and reach our full potential only in relationships and in communities. Governments then need to look to the common good, and to govern for the good of each human person.

 

In reminding us of the dignity of each human being who has lived, All Souls Day inevitably first calls to our minds the dead whom we have known. It then draws us further to see the millions whom we have not known and especially those who lived in misery and died alone. We believe that the injustices they suffered when alive do not follow them in their life with God. But we are also ashamed that our society has neglected the most vulnerable of our people.

 

All Souls Day then underpins our desire for a more just world and our determination to help shape a world in which the resources of all are made use of for the benefit of all, particularly of the vulnerable. Those who have died live beyond the reach of our political arrangements, but they provide a mirror for us to judge how we organise our world.

 

© Andrew Hamilton SJ

Men Of John XXIII College

Parents' Association

Parents' Association Committee Term 4 Meeting and AGM​​

The Term 4, Parents' Association meeting and AGM will be on Monday 5 November at 7:00pm in the Thomas More Exhibition Centre. All the roles on the Committee will be up for election and we welcome nominations.  As a parent of the College you can nominate for any of these positions.  We are in need of a new President in 2019, so if you are interested please contact us for further details or nominate yourself at the meeting.

 

A brief outline of the duties for each role is provided below:

  • President: Chairs the meetings, discusses proposals with Principal prior to meetings, organises Committee meetings.
  • Two Vice Presidents: Fills in for the President when they are unable to attend meetings.
  • Treasurer: Works with Head of Business at John XXIII College to prepare the PA financials and presents them at PA meetings.
  • Secretary: Takes minutes at meetings and circulates to attendees, prepares agenda, organises notices in the newsletter and electronic noticeboard.
  • General Member: Does not have any specific responsibilities but attends Committee meetings and assists when required.

If you would like further information on the Parents’ Association please refer to the John XXIII College website or email parentsassociation@johnxxiii.edu.au

 

We look forward to welcoming you at our Term 4 meeting.


Your 2018 Parents’ Association Committee

Health

Year 7 and Year 8 Immunisation Program 2019​

The Department of Health is offering vaccinations to both Year 7 and Year 8

students in 2019.

 

Previously the diptheria, tetanus and pertussis (dTpa) and Human Papilloma (HPV) vaccines were offered in Year 8 only.

 

From 2020 onwards, the program will routinely be offered to students in Year 7 only.

 

Transitioning the dTpa and HPV vaccination program from Year 8 to Year 7 students is expected to result in improvements in the consent and completion rates of the school-based vaccinations.

 

More information will be sent out in Term 1, 2019.

 

Jenny Hill

College Nurse

Uniform Shop

During Term 4 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

New sports shorts for boys

We have introduced new sport shorts for boys in secondary school.

These are now available at the shop for $35.

As usual there will be a two year phase-in period for this new item.

Bev Sainsbury

Uniform Shop Coordinator

Charter Bus

College Charter Bus

 

Canteen

Summer Canteen Menu 

Please see the attached Summer Canteen Menu, which is available for Term 4.

There has been a very small price increase on a couple of items. 

 

We thank you for your continued support and look forwards to being of service to you.

John XXIII College Alumni 

Alumni in Performing Arts

The following graduates from John XXIII College have been involved in various Performing Arts events during 2018 - 2019:

  • Lucy Durack (Class 1998) will be performing at the Perth Concert Hall in Lucy Durack Sings the Musicals early next year. She starred in the TV series Sisters and released a CD The Witches earlier this year.
  • Will O’Mahony (Class 2003) performed in two plays earlier this year and was nominated for a playwrighting award.
  • Jake Lyall (Class 2003) has been acting in a series of lucrative TV and cinema advertisements.
  • Xavier Michelides (Class 1999), Liam Ryan (Class 1997), James Eaton (Class 1999) continue to perform at various Comedy Festivals. Xavier also currently appears in a series of TV advertisements.
  • Caitlin Cassidy (Class 2005) will be performing in Madame Butterfly in South Australia next year and is also writing a show with Holly Meegan (Class 2005), who starred in My Fair Lady directed by Julie Andrews, last year.
  • Anna Bauert (Class 2006) is starring in the film Reaching Distance which is about to premiere and in the future film On Halloween.
  • Daniel Monks (Class 2006) was nominated for Best Actor for a play at the Helpmann awards earlier this year. He stars in another play in Sydney early next year. He has also just been nominated for best actor for the film Pulse, which he also wrote, at the AACTA awards.
  • Hamish Johnston (Class 2014) is currently rehearsing the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which opens in Melbourne in February.
  • Elijah Ungvary  (Class 2004) has just finished acting in the film Laces.
  • Tawni Bryant (Class 2004) starred in the TV series Method earlier this year.
  • Tristan Gorey (Class 2012) has just appeared in the TV series The Heights, which will be on next year.
  • Daniel Berini (Class 2006) has finished filming the movie Promised.
  • Tahlia Norrish (Class 2012) is currently touring the UK in a play.
  • Paull-Anthony Keightley (Class 2008) will be performing in Berlin next year.

 

10 Year Reunion (Class 2008) - Change of venue

Please note that the venue has changes from The Claremont Hotel to the Subiaco Hotel 

Saturday 3 November

  • 5.30pm  Registration in the Pavilion
  • 6.00pm Chapel (to remember those who have died within our community)
  • 6.30pm Class photo
  • 6.45pm Principal's drinks and canapes
  • 7.45pm Bus departs for The Subiaco Hotel
  • 8.00pm Arrival at your reunion venue (Beer, wine, soft drinks & pass around food)
  • 12.00am Finish

 

30 Year Reunion (Class 1988)

Saturday 3 November

  • 5.30pm Registration in the Pavilion
  • 6.00pm Chapel (to remember those who have died within our community)
  • 6.30pm Class photo
  • 6.45pm Principal's drinks and canapes
  • 7.45pm Bus departs for The Claremont Yacht Club 4 Victoria Avenue, Claremont
  • 8.00pm Arrival at your reunion venue (Beer, wine, soft drinks & pass around food)
  • 12.00am Finish

 

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MOJTC Adam Simpson Social Event 161118.pdf
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CRICKET rep team players Flyer.pdf
Canteen Term 4 Menu 2018.pdf
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Personal Project 2018 Display Catalogue Semester Two.pdf
MOJTC Adam Simpson Social Event 161118.pdf
2018 Hong Kong Invitation.pdf