14 September 2018
Issue Sixty Eight
From the Principal
Around The Primary
2019 Enrolment Information
Netball Club
Rowing Club
Music - Week 29
Inspire: Parent Education
  Inigo Parent Talks
Uniform Shop
Charter Bus
John XXIII College Alumni 
Community Notices
John XXIII College
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From the Principal

One week at a time

I love footy finals’ time. All the well-worn cliches are presented as sporting teams in all codes approach the culmination of their season. There are many parallels with the ebbs and flows of the school year. It is especially pertinent to our Year 12 students as they conclude final school assessments and external examinations loom large.


John XXIII College is a busy place. Over 260 musicians entertained a large crowd at our Spring Music Soiree last Sunday. On Monday evening, one of our Year 10 students, Sophia Matthews, sang the National Anthem at the Perth Concert Hall at the culminating Catholic Performing Arts’ Concert. The following evening, we had a beautiful Mass at the College to wish our Year 11 students well on their upcoming pilgrimages. Lovely symbolic moments were shared between parents and their children. Wednesday featured 150 athletes representing the school in the A division Athletics Carnival and later that night our Year 12 musicians performed for the final time in front of their families and peers. Excellent public speaking was also evident that day with our Year 10 Atticus Finch speeches. On Thursday afternoon our prospective student leaders addressed a captive audience of Year 11 students and later that evening our Year 8/9 Production commenced.


When we acknowledged each of these events at our Secondary Assembly I emphasised that it was important to celebrate the giftedness of our students and staff. However, it is even more significant to acknowledge the quality of the people. I related this quick anecdote:


The Brisbane Lions dominated the AFL playing in four grand finals in the early part of this century. They were captained by Brownlow Medallist, Michael Voss. He was a brilliant footballer and an outstanding leader. Once they have entered the playing arena on Grand Final day, players are well versed on the pre-match routines. Part of the ritual involves gathering in the middle of the ground for a photo. It is well-rehearsed and players know exactly where to stand and sit and the whole process only takes a few seconds. During one of the Grand Finals, Voss stopped the process and insisted the players reassemble for another photo. He had noticed that that the young boy in Brisbane colours acting as a ‘mascot’ for the day was standing nearby. He quickly gestured for the boy to join the photo and the young child became part of the official photo.


It was a small gesture, but we should never be too busy to be a good human being!’


As we move into the season of Spring, the winter ailments and cold weather are replaced with optimism and enthusiasm for what lies ahead for our students. It is perfectly understandable that there is also a degree of trepidation. It is a matter of keeping perspective. Examinations are important, but they are certainly not life defining. Learning is a lifelong journey with plenty of scope for growth and development in the future.


The coming weeks are a matter of ensuring there is a balance between study and rest to be well prepared for assessments. Massive improvement in results can be gained in the final weeks as students gain the benefit of solid preparation. Best wishes to all students and continue to look out for your family and friends. Be a good human being!


Robert Henderson


Around The Primary

Dear Parents

Open Night


Our Primary Open Night is next Monday 17 September from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  All classrooms will be available for parents to visit and to celebrate with your children their learning journey.  Feel free to browse every room not just your own child’s classroom because there are wonderful things to see in every space of the school.  Please extend the welcome to your wider family, it would be great to see grandparents too. 


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


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




This term the students have enjoyed participating in their weekly dance sessions. All parents are welcome to come along to the ‘Footsteps Finale’ on

  • Thursday 20 September at 2:00 pm for all B Classes
  • Friday 21 September at 2:00 pm for all G Classes

Both the dance showcases will be in the Gym. All students can wear their sports uniform on their allocated dance day.  They will then change into their simple costumes at lunch time. (See below Costume List)


I look forward to seeing many parents at this entertaining event!




Thank you for all the wonderful feedback about the Year 4 Musical, I’m sure everyone will enjoy viewing the highlights from this magical performance.


Kind regards


Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary

Year 1 Assembly

It was wonderful to see so many parents and grandparents arriving for the Year One Assembly this morning. It was delightful to see so many happy and excited faces on stage sharing their knowledge all about numbers in such a creative and fun way. Special thanks to Miss Saraco and Ms Ilich, Ms McKeague and all our clever mathematicians from Year One.


Well done to all the students who received a certificate for their fantastic achievements.


Joel Gooch
Cooper Grabham
Sebastian Hurley
Samantha Da Silva
Preston Lip


Felicity Bosnich
Leon Raykos
Anna Janssen


Noah Donald
Ciara Thornton
Jacey Li


Sophia Sy Suan
Cooper Tout
Thomas Pavlinovich


Bella Gauci
Harry Azzopardi


Sam Gooch
Callum Griffiths


Angelina Gardner
Eliza Owen
Sarah Stewart


Joe Scott
Sophia Negus
Charlie Azzopardi
Poppy Finucane
James Miller


Josh Tyson
Austin Vujcich


Isabella Desiati
Jackson Bosnich
Archie Ryan

Tahlia Burgess


Ashlee Purnell
Joshua Lim
Jonathan Foster


Gracie McCrae
Ashleigh Paramor
Wim Parker
Jackson Tout

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

Out and About

The Pre Primary classes have been learning all about workers and places in our community and enjoyed a visit to Floreat Forum.


Many shop owners at the Floreat Forum kindly talked to the children about the services and goods they provide for them and their families.


During the excursion the children bought a stamp from the post office and posted themselves a letter! This lead to an interesting discussion as to how it will get from the red post box to their letter box!!


The staff at Floreat Market explained to the children about where their products were grown and how it was delivered to the shop ready for their parents to buy. The children were able to buy a piece of fruit for morning tea.


The children had great fun decorating and then eating a cupcake at ‘Petals’ bakery. On the other hand, the energetic staff up at Fitness First put the children through a few Zumba moves. They also learnt a lot about healthy eating and environmental sustainability at, Source, the Bulk food store whereas at ‘Just Cut’ hair the children learnt about how fast hair grows!


The staff at V Burgers demonstrated how they make their burgers and cooked them on the big grill.

Finally, the children made a quick visit to the local Library before making the short trip back to school.


We thank the Management at the Forum and all the owners and staff at the participating stores for their willingness to be involved and our great team of parent volunteers for joining us on this informative excursion.


Mrs Dillon and Miss Di Biaggio
Pre Primary Teachers


Sports News

At the Years 3–6 Interhouse Athletics all our competitors ran with great skill and enthusiasm. I was particularly impressed with the sportsmanship shown by our students on the day. The overall points were:-


                                                 Koolyangarra: 1034 pts

                                                 Ward:                     839 pts

                                                 Loreto:                   836 pts

                                                Campion:              809 pts         

                                                St. Louis:               765 pts

                                                  Loyola:                  700 pts


Congratulations to all our competitors and especially to the members of Koolyangarra for winning the shield. Special thanks to the Parents Association for providing the funding for the Timing Gates at this event. It makes the day so much more relaxed and enjoyable.


Overall, it was a hugely successful day and the competitors were well prepared for their Inter-School Carnival.


Yesterday, our students took part in the IPSHA Inter-School Athletics Carnival at All Saints College. Details to follow next week.


John Alderman
Primary Sports Coordinator

Dates to Remember

Monday 17 September                   Primary Open Night (5-7pm)

Wednesday 19 September           Yr 1 Literature Centre Excursion
Thursday 20 September                Footsteps Finale for ‘B’ classes 2pm (Gym)
Friday 21 September                       Footsteps Finale for ‘G’ classes 2pm (Gym


Lost property

As we approach end of term we have a large amount of lost property. All lost property will be on display on the chapel lawn area from Tuesday 18 September through to end of Wednesday 19 September.

Any remaining items will be given to St Vinnies.

Hospitality news

Year 11 Hospitality students have created an amazing Masterchef-worthy dessert this week - a raspberry crème, matcha green tea sponge and a cinnamon sable. The raspberry crème was created using a similar method to a crème anglaise and was then frozen solid in chic dome molds. Students created the matcha sponge by aerating mixture using nitrous oxide in a cream gun. The mixture was then piped into paper cups and microwaved to create the incredibly airy texture. Students experimented with the plating of their dish, choosing additional components and garnishes to add flavour, texture and colour.


Tournament of Minds State Finals 2018

It was a great day for the College in having two teams reach the Tournament’s State Finals at Edith Cowan University on Sunday 9 September. After a gruelling three hours and 10 minutes the teams emerged to present their response to the Tournament Challenge.  


Miss Farley’s Social Science team and Mr Connellan’s STEM team did extremely well on the day and there was great anticipation as the teams convened at Sacred Heart College on Sunday afternoon to hear the results of the finals. The Social Science team were awarded Honours, a  fantastic achievement and the STEM team were met with great applause at they were announced winners in their category and now travel to Darwin for the Australasian Pacific final on Saturday 13 October.

Please join me in congratulating both teams and in wishing Mr Connellan and the STEM team the very best of luck as they prepare to compete in Darwin.

The STEM team students are:

  • Akash Parekh, Year 9
  • Tiffany Cesare, Year 7
  • Lucinda Tassone, Year 8
  • Cohen Rafiq, Year 9
  • Jack Brett, Year 7
  • Lily Convery, Year 8
  • Jason Ko, Year 9

Stuart Massey
Tournament of Minds Facilitator

Western Australian Schools’ Constitutional Convention 2018

Last Wednesday a select group of talented Year 11 Politics & Law students took part in the annual School’s Constitutional Convention 2018. The Convention was held at the Constitutional Centre in West Perth. The theme for this year’s Convention was Rights and Australia’s Constitution. Students took part in a full and stimulating program that examined issues including: How our rights in Australia are currently protected; Does Australia need a Bill of Rights and should those rights be legislated or should they have constitutional status.

Students who attended are invited to apply to the National Schools Constitutional Convention to be held in Canberra early next year.


Daisy Farley

Politics & Law

Year 11 Politics and Law Excursion

Last Tuesday was the Year 11 Politics and Law Excursion. In the morning, students attended a high profile criminal trial at the District Court of Western Australia and watched a number of cases listed for sentencing in the Magistrates Court - including cases where the Accused appeared via video link from Hakea and Bandyup Prison.

In the afternoon, students visited Parliament House and were fortunate enough to meet with the Premier Mark McGowan, the Minister for Education and Training, the Hon. Sue Ellery and the Member for Cottesloe, Dr David Honey – and discussed what life was like in WA politics. This was followed by the opening of the Legislative Council and then Question Time in the Legislative Assembly - which never fails to disappoint and is always a spirited occasion - such is the joy of parliamentary privilege! A memorable excursion.

Many thanks to Ms Cee-Jay Sach (student teacher) for accompanying the class on the excursion.


Daisy Farley

Politics & Law

Mary Ward - ACC Inclusive Athletic Carnival

The  Inclusive Association of Catholic Colleges held their annual athletics carnival at McGillivray Oval last week.  The occasion is a highlight each year as all students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of field and track events and meet up with their friends from other Colleges.  Ruby Elliot won a gold medal in the 100 metres. Maddie Brown, Joseph Salt and Chloe Williams performed brilliantly on the track and long jump events.  Everyone had a go.  Our students were thrilled to be supported and encouraged by their Notre Dame buddies who coach them a session a week in developing movement skills. Their buddies were also assisting with the organisation  of the event.  An extraordinary day of participation, action and fun.  Much enjoyed by all.



Year 10 -Fogarty Futures Leadership Conference

Lorian Marshall has been accepted into the Fogarty Futures Leadership Conference for 2018. The event is one of Western Australia's premier annual leadership conferences for Years 10 and 11 students. On Futures, students are empowered to give back to their communities. Students will have the opportunity to engage with leaders of science, sport, business, charity, and government. They will be inspired by people who were at the table when Australia's big decisions were being made. Past Fogarty Futures Leadership Conference participants have gone on to win prestigious university scholarships, including the state’s premier UWA Fogarty Scholarship, and have become leaders in their schools and broader communities.


Selection for the conference is a significant achievement and well deserved for Lorian. We congratulate Lorian and wish her all the best for a positive and rewarding experience.


Congratulations on the success of our students in the Noongar Language Competition

During Languages Week our Year 8 students honoured the language of our original inhabitants and entered the Education Perfect Noongar Language Competition.


John XXIII College received the Top School Award. Well done to all our students for taking up this challenge with such gusto.

Congratulations to the following students on their outstanding success:

  • 1st - Kieran Rakich - 3,279 points GOLD AWARD
  • 2nd - Charlie Griffiths - 2,707 points SILVER AWARD
  • 6th - Emelia Boog BRONZE AWARD
  • 7th-  Zoe Furness BRONZE AWARD
  • 8th - Bella Boley BRONZE AWARD
  • 9th - Suzu Takano BRONZE AWARD
  • 10th - James Kirwan BRONZE AWARD
  • 11th - Dominic Korn BRONZE AWARD

Shane Glass

Head of Learning Area (Languages)


During Rite Journey the Year 9 students have been busy making posters, inspirational messages preparing for RUOK Day! On the 13 September the Year 9 cohort promoted the awareness of mental illness, suicide prevention and helping others in the community through difficult times. The Year 9 students brought in sweet treats and supportive messages to give out at recess as random acts of kindness along with a RUOK Day card. This card includes four easy steps to on how to have a conversation and ask if someone is 'really' okay:

  • Step 1: Ask someone if they are okay, you don’t have to use those exact words.
  • Step 2: Listen without judgement, if they are not okay listen to why and do not judge them.
  • Step 3: Give advice and support, this could mean advising them to go to a counselling session or someone who can help.
  • Step 4: Check in, every few days check up on them and talk with them again to make sure they are feeling better.

The Year 9 students raised further awareness about RUOK Day, by promoting a short video that was played at assembly. During lunch time the letters “R U OK” were displayed for the school community to write inspirational quotes on in support of others. In the pavilion a lively environment was created through upbeat music, ping pong tables and bean bags which were set up for students to sit and chat.


The Year 9 students had a great day helping raise awareness about RUOK Day, and creating a supportive school community. Many thanks go out to the Rite Journey teachers and Ms Catina the counsellor who made this day such a success.


Gabrielle Lloyd and Skye MacMillan

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.

Please 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 or 9383 0449.


We appreciate your help and co-operation.


ACC Athletics – Wednesday 12 September
State Athletics Centre

Congratulations to all students who represented John XXIII College with such distinction at the ACC Athletics Carnival on Wednesday 12 September at the State Athletics Centre. The competition on the day was fierce with many of WA's best junior athletes competing. The team showed tremendous character with several students competing through injuries and illness. Overall John XXIII College finished sixth. There were many outstanding individual performance on the day. For interested students and parents detailed results can be viewed via the following link:


As always, it is difficult to single out individual athletes in a team of over 150 students. However, the following individual achievements are well worth noting;

  • Leila Barker – 1st Overall female under 13
  • Austin van der Struyf – 1st Overall male under 13
  • Lucy Gleghorn – 1st Overall female under 15
  • Aislinn Morris – 2nd Overall female under 16

The ACC Athletics Carnival is our biggest sporting team at the College. Thank you to all students involved whether it was as a competitor or supporting the team as a reserve, your contribution and commitment to the team is appreciated. A final thank you to the John XXIII College PE staff, Mr Yagan Williams, Alumni and external coaches. Without their help we would not have been able to run the comprehensive training sessions which prepared the team for the carnival day. I look forward to the season in 2019 and I hope the students have enjoyed their involvement with the ACC Athletics team.



Shawn Redhage Basketball Coaching

Again in Term 4 there will be an opportunity for any students in Years 7 to 10 interested in attending basketball coaching/training sessions with former Perth Wildcat and Olympian Shawn Redhage. 



Congratulations to Lachlan Byrd, Year 11 who won a silver medal at the recent School Sports National 16 year old Soccer Championships held in Shepparton, Victoria.


Also. Congratulations to Kyle Joyce, Kyle is competing in the Australasian Gymnastic Prime Competition to be held in Singapore later this year.


Congratulations to our six senior students (three teams) who competed in the WADL British Parliamentary debating competition at Hale School on Sunday. Amelia MacMillan, Roberto Vitali, Rory Hewson, Charlie Richards, Cullen Binet and Xavier Cass represented the College impressively.  Congratulations also to the Magis students who excelled in the Tournament of Minds Finals on the weekend, with the Science team under the guidance of Mr Connellan winning the WA title and qualifying for the national titles in Darwin and Ms Farley’s Social Sciences team also performing extremely well.


The Magis John XXIII Chess Championship is drawing to a close, with finals being held this week and next, and some fascinating contests taking place.  This week has also been the final week for students to complete catch-up rounds in the four Magis Academic Challenges that have been held during the year, and all final awards for these and the interschool gifted and talented competitions, plus the overall Magis Award for each year group will be held at the final Magis Breakfast on Wednesday, 31 October  (week 3 of next term). This will be combined with the Opening of the Years 7 and 8 Personal Project display for Semester Two.


Arrangements have been progressing well for our first John XXIII College team to compete at the World Scholars Tournament of Champions at Yale University in Connecticut, U.S.A. This senior team, consisting of Ben Linsten, Alex Panther and Emily Tyson, was our most successful team at the Global round in Melbourne. The team departs in mid-November and highlights will also include visits to Boston and New York. 

I will be participating in the India Pilgrimage and not at school in the final week of term, and I would like to congratulate and thank the Magis and Altiora students for their excellent participation and range of outstanding successes this term, which included significant highlights such as the national Jesuit Debating in Sydney, Bell Shakespeare, the World Scholars Global round in Melbourne, our guest speakers and the first Magis Camp, held at Point Walter.  Special thanks also to Bella Spiro Harrison and the Magis committee and to the many staff and parents who have contributed so vitally to the success of the program.


Jim Miller

Gifted and Talented Coordinator


Netball Club

I can’t believe we are at Grand Final time already. Congratulations to the eight teams that have made it through. 


There will be particular excitement in the Bantock house this Saturday with Georgie (Year 7 ONYX), Laura (Year 8 JADE) & Emily (Year 10 SAPPHIRE) all making it to Grand Finals.



  • Yr 7 ONYX - Court 23   9:00am
  • Yr 7 PERIDOT - Court 5   9:00am
  • Yr 8 JADE - Court 21  10:30am
  • Yr 8 GARNET - Court 3 10:30am
  • Yr 9 CRYSTAL - Court 17 10:30am
  • Yr 9 AMETHYST -  Court 17 12:15pm
  • Yr 10 SAPPHIRE -  Court 7   3:45pm
  • Alumni 2 -  Court 19   3:45pm


All team bags need to be returned to the cage at PNA for stocktake. If you need a bag for Spring competition you can pick it up on the afternoon of the first game.



Applications are now open to current Years 9 and 10 girls for our trip to Singapore in July 2019. Information and applications forms are attached. Please contact the Club if you have any questions.



Good luck to all of our Grand Final teams playing this week.

Milissa Jagers


Rowing Club

Year 7 Rowing Competition

On Monday our Year 7 students were invited to compete in the annual rowing machine competition. Students raced each other over 200 metres, with each machine plugged into the computer for all to see the race unfold on the big screen. Congratulations to Niamh McCleary and Nathan Gunasekera taking out the fastest girl and boy categories, winning themselves $30 iTunes gift cards.

Year 7 Learn to Row 2018

The John XXIII College Rowing club invites all Year 7 students to take part in the 2018 Year 7 Learn to Row program. Running from Weeks 2-7 during Term 4 on either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons from 3:30- 5:30pm.


All students will learn the fundamentals of the rowing stroke, along with what it means to be a part of the ultimate team sport and a member of the John XXIII College Rowing family.


For those who are interested, please complete the attached form and either return via email or hardcopy by Friday 21 September. As each day is capped at 30 students, please select your day preference carefully and hurry spots are filling up fast.


Please note that buses will take students to and from the College rowing shed.


Music - Week 29

Music Tour – Ensemble Positions

Parents of students successful in auditioning for Chamber Choir, Concert Band and Chamber Orchestra will shortly receive an email containing a formal invitation to join the Music Tour to Sydney from  4 - 11 July2019. It is important that this electronic form is completed and forwarded to by Wednesday, 19 September.

Primary Open Night

The Primary Open Night on Monday, 17 September features performances by the Years 5 and 6 Bands, Mini Minors, String Orchestra, Primary Singers and Wanju Voices. Students should arrive 10 minutes before their performance to set up. Please see below for a schedule for the night. We welcome all guests!


Singing in the City – Treble Choir

The dates for the annual Singing in the City festival have been announced as Sunday, 21 October. John XXIII College Treble Choir will be performing a half-hour program of choral works at Wesley Church in the heart of the city, from 2:00pm. This performance is unticketed, with free entry on the day, and all parents and family friends are invited to attend.

Spring Soiree

The depth of musical talent at our recent Spring Soiree was outstanding. The concert featured performances from the Concert Band, Wind Band, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Senior Guitar Ensemble, Swing Band, Senior Flute Ensemble, Treble Choir and Chamber Choir! It was a great opportunity to also honour our Year 12 musicians for their years of musical service to the College. 



Year 8/9 production

Year 8/9 production
Last performance this evening, Friday 14 September at 7pm, Roncalli Hall. Tickets available at the door.




Community Liturgy

Thank you to Fr Vincent Glynn for presiding so beautifully at our celebrations of the Eucharist for the past two Fridays. In addition to being well-known by many families, Fr Vincent is also the Archbishop’s representative on the College Board.


At the end of Term 3 it is also appropriate to thank our team of altar servers and our choir who, on cold, dark mornings, have brought joy and beauty to our liturgies. Thank you, too, to parents who make this possible!

Next Friday, last day of term, our Community Liturgy will be prepared by Year 7 students – all are welcome!



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: 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 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


Head injury/facial injury alert

Should your child be referred to a Medical Practitioner or Emergency Department during school, after school, on the weekend or during school holidays following a head injury, neck or facial injury and your child is diagnosed with Concussion, it is imperative that parents inform the College Nurse. Parents must submit a Medical Clearance Certificate to the College Nurse stating when your child can return to sport or other activities at the College.


For more detailed information on Concussion, refer to the AFL brochure Management of Concussion in Australian Football under the AFL’S Community Development website:


Jenny Hill

College Nurse

Inspire: Parent Education

Social Media Distractions - Parent Seminar

"Put your phone down!"

This is something that parents have to say far too often. Distractions from Snapchat, Instagram and YouTube never seem to stop.


Having recently returned from studying at Harvard University, join David Castelanelli (WA Youth Ambassador 2018), as he dives into the world of social media distractions.


This workshop will outline just how much time and focus students are losing through their phones. 


David will be teaching new strategies to…

  1. Minimise your children's social media/phone usage (without the screaming or shouting)
  2. Combat social media addiction and a fear of missing out (FOMO)
  3. Maximise your children’s productivity and focus

When: Wednesday 19 September 2018

Time: 7:00pm

Where: Gonzaga Barry Lecture Theatre, John XXIII College, John XXIII Avenue, Mount Claremont


About David

David Castelanelli is the WA Youth Ambassador for 2018, a young entrepreneur and motivational speaker in the area of modern self-development. 


Having just turned 20, David has been voted as one of Australia's Top 100 Young Leaders and has recently completed studies in Leadership & Public Speaking at Harvard University on scholarship.


David is one of WA's most booked youth speakers, having delivered over 150 presentations to 80+ high schools in the last year alone through Alpha Motivation. He is the youngest Youth Ambassador to ever be selected by the Minister for Youth and is a highly sought after speaker (having spoken in Australia, America & Asia). 


David's main area of focus is modern self-development, concentrating on social media reduction to improve students productivity and focus. David has demonstrated social media reduction results through 'The Wolf Pack Program'; an 8 week self development that he runs in WA high schools. 


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.

Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop Opening Hours during holidays

The Uniform Shop will be open on one day only during the school holidays.

Monday 8 October from 8:00 am to 5:45 pm.


During the Term we are open the following hours:

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

Bev Sainsbury

Uniform Shop Coordinator

Charter Bus

College Charter Bus



Summer Canteen Menu for Term 4

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 are making the transition to use sustainable and eco-friendly packaging for most, and hopefully all the food we produce in our kitchen, at school.  These do come at a higher cost, but we do feel it is necessary and important to play our part in looking after the planet.  The students and staff can help us, by having their own re-usable straws.


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

Term 3 Winter Menu

Our Term 3 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 


Community Notices

Ashton Avenue Bridge Completion Date

The new Ashton Avenue Bridge over the railway will be completed prior to the 2018 Perth Royal Show, meaning patrons will be able to walk to and from the show along the new steel and concrete bridge structure. 

The new shared path is already being used by pedestrians and cyclists, and the bridge should be open to traffic by Friday 14 September 2018. 

For more information about this project, visit the project page on our website. 



John XXIII College ACC Team 2018.pdf
ACC Letter Team 2018.pdf
ACC A Division athletics program.pdf
JTC Term 4 2018 Flyer .pdf
Pathways and Transition Calendar.pdf
MPA Skills 2018 Try-A-Trade Information.pdf
NECA Try-a-Trade Flyer.pdf
SMTAFE Try a Trade.pdf
Canteen Term 4 Menu 2018.pdf
Menu 2018.pdf
inigo attachment_SW.pdf
2018 Hong Kong Invitation.pdf
singapore 2019 - information for parents.pdf
singapore 2019- application form.pdf
Singapore OS tvl authority.pdf
Executive Officer.pdf