08 June 2018
Issue Fifty Six
From the Principal
Around The Primary
Netball Club
Music - Week 17
Pathways and Transition
Parents' Association
  Inigo Parent Talks
Book Sale
Men Of John XXIII College
John XXIII College Alumni 
Uniform Shop
Charter Bus
Founders' Parent Party - All welcome
Entertainment Books
John XXIII College
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From the Principal

Challenges for the Church

The last three weeks have been significant in the Church’s year with the important feasts of Pentecost, Trinity Sunday and Corpus Christi in successive weeks. On Pentecost Sunday, Archbishop Costelloe provided details of a Plenary Council for 2020. The Council is a formal gathering of Australian Bishops in order to chart a course for the Church into the future.


For many at John XXIII College, the experience of Church is through the school. However, we are all encouraged to engage in the discussion and discernment leading to the Plenary Council.


The question we are being asked to consider and discuss is: What do you think God is asking of us at this time?


For more information refer to the website and to subscribe for updates please visit:



It is a busy time of year with our senior students involved with examinations and other year levels completing important assessments. However, our involvement in co-curricular activities is ongoing with active participation in faith and mission activities alongside music, drama, magis and sporting opportunities.


Last week our cross-country runners were rewarded for their hard training and team spirit through a second placement in the ACC Cross-Country event. With 67 schools competing this is a very meritorious result. Our girls were outright winners and our boys also finished in the top echelon of schools.


We have been really pleased with the level of participation and contribution by our students to John XXIII College sport. Great benefits come from participating in team sport and it provides an important balance in a young person’s life.


 There is great joy in competing and it is also important to recognise and acknowledge success when it occurs. Some recent highlights include:

  • Rowing numbers have more than doubled to 130 participants.
  • Over 30 teams playing in weekend netball for the John XXIII College Netball Club.
  • 'A' division participation in ACC swimming and athletics with nine ACC Swimming All Star award winners.
  • Ex Olympian, Shawn Reghage, providing expert basketball coaching for our Northern Associated Schools (NAS).
  • 14 of our 38 Term 1 NAS teams played off for first place in Term 1.
  • A revamped weights’ room with the emphasis on functional exercises.

Well done to all our dedicated and committed students and many thanks to our staff and parents for their important role in guiding our young athletes.


Robert Henderson


Around The Primary

Dear Parents

This week Archbishop Costelloe invited representatives from every Catholic Primary school to join him at Newman College for the launch of LifeLink 2018.


I was very pleased to be accompanied by our Year 6 Leaders, Tayla Matera, Noah Dale, Conny Janssen and Massimo Torre. They proudly handed over a box of home-made cards created by every student from Years 3-6. These cards were made to help raise people’s awareness of how we can all join together to help people in need. The cards will be distributed to the parishioners of St Thomas Parish.


The Archbishop encouraged us all to open our hearts and extend helping hands to those who reach out to us for help. This term we are collecting travel size shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, as well as, tooth brushes, toothpaste and combs/brushes. Many of these items are often provided by hotels and are a suitable size for distribution by the volunteers at The Shop Front.


The Shop Front is a special place of hospitality and sharing and would greatly appreciate any donations of personal hygiene items and also tea, coffee and Milo. Donations can be placed in the basket in the front office.


As it is the Year of Youth, each school was given a plaque by the Archbishop Costelloe, in recognition of the wonderful work Catholic schools do to support those in need in the Archdiocese of Perth.


On a different note, special thanks to all the parents for providing today’s delicious morning tea for our dedicated staff. It was greatly appreciated at this very busy time of the term.


Kind regards


Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary



Behind the News with Year 6

The Year 6 students were very excited to have the opportunity to travel to the Channel 9 news rooms located on St. Georges Terrace in the city. Our excursion included a guided tour of the rooms, where we even got to sit at the news desk and read from the teleprompter. We were amazed to learn about the time constraints reporters face to ensure their stories are ready in time for broadcasting. While visiting the hair and makeup studios, 6G were lucky enough to have a question and answer session with Michael Thomson! He shared some of his favourite news stories with us and inspired us to work hard and chase our dreams. In conclusion, we feel very lucky to have visited the Channel 9 news rooms and now have a greater appreciation for the hard work that occurs behind the scenes. Who knows, maybe you’ll see one of us behind the news desk in the future!


Spineless Wonders

The Year One children have been learning all about minibeasts in Science. On Wednesday, they were very excited to have entomologist David come to visit with his incredible collection of minibeasts. The children learnt many interesting facts and even got to touch some of the insects.



Year 4 netball teams had the privilege of training with Australian Diamonds Commonwealth Athlete and Captain of West Coast Fever, Courtney Bruce. The training session was a fantastic opportunity for the girls and provided some great motivation as well as skill development.


Dates to Remember

Monday 11 June                             3G Dance Incursion
Tuesday 12 June                             Yr 3-6 Cross Country Training
                                                                   5G Music Showcase
Wednesday 13 June                     3B Dance Incursion
                                                                   5B Music Showcase
                                                                   6B Hyogo Cultural Centre Excursion
Thursday 14 June                           Winter Fixture v Newman                                                                  

                                                                   Yr 3-6 Cross Country Training
Friday 15 June                                  2G Mass
                                                                   6G Hyogo Cultural Centre Excursion



French students attend the French Forum at UWA

On Friday 1 June a group of Year 10 French students attended a French Forum at UWA accompanied by Mme. Lucas.  Our students were welcomed by UWA students of French as we arrived and were then given a short tour of the beautiful campus at UWA.  After a mini lecture and a treasure hunt in French, the students had the opportunity to share some petit-pains au chocolat whilst chatting in French. The group also met 'Jeff the Peacock' the university mascot.

Many thanks to Mme Lucas for organising this excursion for our students.

Shane Glass

Head of Learning Area (Languages)

World Environment Day Tree Planting

A bunch of enthusiastic Year 9 students and Kinia O’Brien, Year 12 Sustainability Captain, braved the threatening skies and wild weather during lunch on World Environment Day to beautify the gardens at the College front entrance and around the labyrinth. The students used their hands to feel the earth and lovingly placed the plants into their new homes in the ground. Over 70+ Kangaroo Paws and other natives were planted in a very short space of time with everyone cooperating and having a great time; before the burst of heavy rain came to give the plants a good drink!


Special thanks to our chief gardener Peter Worthy who spent some time during lunch to teach our ‘Plant Troopers’ the tricks of planting to ensure long term survival as well as how to wash muddy hands without using water!


Christian Thompson

Sustainability Coordinator

Call for donations of fabrics and cloth materials

The John XXIII College ‘Boomerang Bag Group’ has been newly established as part of a grassroots sustainability initiative called Boomerang Bags, which works to reduce the use of plastic bags by engaging local communities in the making of sustainable, reusable shopping bags – community made, using recycled materials.


As part of this initiative, the College is calling for donations of any unwanted sheets/fabrics/cloth materials (especially doona covers) to use as bag making material. Please leave any such material in the basket that will be situated at the student services reception.


Christian Thompson

Sustainability Coordinator

Host families still needed for our Fujimi High School students

Many thanks to all families that have generously offered to host one of our Japanese exchange students from Fujimi High School. You will be receiving further information about your student and the program in three weeks.


We still need about 20 host families. So, please consider opening up your home for this rewarding experience.


This will be our 20th exchange with Fujimi High School, Tokyo. We have 35 female students arriving for a period of two weeks, arriving on 29 July and departing on Saturday 11 August.

The students are aged approximately 15 years and have learnt English for about three years. If you have either a spare bed in a girl’s room or a spare bedroom, we would very much appreciate your willingness to host one of our Japanese exchange students.  The exchange students are here to practice speaking English. They will contribute to expenses.

If you are able to host a Fujimi student, please open the attached Host Family Information Form. Upon completion of the form, please return it to:

Shane Glass

Head of Learning Area (Languages)


NAS (Northern Associated School) Nominations Term 2 – Winter Sport

After our bye weeks for NAS Sport, our next fixture will be against Sacred Heart College on Monday 11 June – Wednesday 13 June. Year 10 NAS fixtures against Sacred Heart College were played on Wednesday 6 June, due to the Year 10 Outdoor Education camp.


A copy of the fixtures, venues and information regarding NAS Sport is available on the College website. A reminder that students need to inform the teacher in charge of their sport well in advance if they are unavailable to fulfill their commitment.


All results and ladders for the season to date can be found via the following link: Use the column on the left of the page to navigate.


Netball Club


Please inform all coaches, managers and parents that it is each teams responsibility to complete the scorecard details for their team. Failure to complete any aspect of the scorecard will result in penalty.


PNA advises that the Scorer and Timer MUST stand together level with the centre circle. For further information regarding scoring and timing please see attached documents (R4.1.11; R4.1.12). 

PNA Code of Behaviour is attached for all parents, players, coaches, spectators.

Information for the indoor courts at the State Netball Centre.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at


Good luck to all for this week's game.


Milissa Jagers


Music - Week 17

Music Eisteddfod

On Sunday 17 June  and Monday 18 June, hundreds of musicians from across the College will perform as part of the annual John XXIII College Music Eisteddfod and earn points towards the Music Shield. Last year’s winning house – Ward – won by a single point, and this year looks to be another fantastic event! The timetable for the Eisteddfod is now available (please see below) and we welcome all parents, friends and other family to join us for these sessions. Music will be echoing across the campus!

Dress for all performers is smart casual – no Ugg boots or track pants. Please note that this year students will receive their certificates and be notified of special mentions at the conclusion of the Eisteddfod, not after individual sessions.


Please make sure to be at the venue 10 minutes before your session is due to start. If students are performing in concurrent sessions, please advise the Music Office immediately. With any questions, or to complete entry payments for the Eisteddfod, please contact the Music Office.


We look forward to this terrific event!


Mr James Kros

Head of Music


The Years 7, 8 and 9 students have been participating in workshops run by the Australian Institute of Theatre Sports and are getting ready to compete in the annual Junior House Theatre Sports  competition on 19 June in the GBLT at 7:00pm. The 47 students are having a lot of fun learning the improvisation games. The competition will prove to be a hugely entertaining night of improvised comedy.

Upcoming events in Drama:

  • Junior House Theatre Sports – Wednesday 13 June, 7pm, GBLT
  • Senior House Theatre Sports – Tuesday 19 June, 7pm, GBLT
  • Year 8 Drama Performance – Monday 25 June, 5pm, Roncalli Hall
  • Year 10 Drama Performance – Wednesday 27 June, 7pm, Roncalli Hall

George Tsakisiris

Head of Drama


World Scholar's Cup

Fielding a large contingent of seven teams including three teams from Year 7, two from Year 9 and two from Year 10, John XXIII College performed extremely well in the 2018 World Scholar's Cup WA Perth Round at Sacred Heart College. With nearly 400 of WA’s top students competing in about 130 teams over two days the competition was of a very high quality.

There were many fine performances and highlights for John XXIII College included:

  • 24 gold and 36 silver medals
  • Oscar Hegge’s outstanding second place overall in debating against over 250 top students.
  • The Year 9 teams both excelled in debating, the team of Skye MacMillan, Gabriel Kaye and McKenzie Richardson winning the trophy for fourth place overall, whilst the team of Oscar Hegge, Caitlin Green and Grace Barbour was undefeated winning all 3 debates!
  • Emily Tyson  was our top student in the senior division and won one gold and six silver medals and Skye MacMillan  (4 gold medals) topped the points for John XXIII College junior division. Caitlin Green won most medals (4 gold and 2 silver) in the juniors.
  • The  Year 10 team of Jacob Rigg , Jamie Brigg and Ethan Pasch  finished eighth in Writing, ninth in Scholars Bowl and 15th overall.  Other excellent Year 10 section performances included Alex Panther’s seventh place in Literature and Emily Tyson’s seventh place in Science.


Gold Medals (24)

4 - Caitlin Green, Skye MacMillan

3 - Oscar Hegge

2 - Gabriel Kaye

1 - Ethan Pasch, Ben Linsten, Emily Tyson, Yvette Rigg, Grace Barbour, McKenzie Richardson
4 team gold medals
2 Da Vinci gold medals


Medals - Teams (60)
Year 9 – 16 gold, 12 silver
Year 10 – 4 gold, 15 silver
Year 7 - 4 gold, 9 silver (competing against years 8/9!)


All seven John XXIII College teams qualified for the World Scholar's Global round and there will be further news on this soon.


 Congratulations to all students and particular thanks to Mr Mark Doran and Ms Milissa Jaeger for their wonderful assistance as debating adjudicators on the Friday and to Nick Brennan who coached the year 10 students for many hours.



There are several other major events for Magis in the next month. This year’s Australian Jesuit Debating Carnival will be held at St Ignatius College in Sydney during the holidays. The team to compete at Riverview is Rory Hewson, Cullen Binet, Charlie Griffiths and Kinia O’Brien. 


We are also competing in the following events and we will share further details on these events in next week’s newsletter.

  • Mock Trials
  • Magis Mooting
  • Final round WADL interschool debating
  • Philosophy evening at Corpus Christi College - 21 June

Many Awards will be presented at the Magis Breakfast on the final Wednesday of Term, where 2017 Magis scholar Tom Paparo will be our keynote speaker. Invitations to students receiving awards will go out next week and parents are invited to attend.


Jim Miller

Gifted and Talented Coordinator



Community Liturgy

Next Friday’s Community Mass will be prepared by students in Year 11, and family and friends are very welcome to join this joyful celebration with the students and staff.


The Friday community liturgies are open to all. They are usually prepared by a year group or a House group, and if you would like advance notice, the roster is on the website

As always, all parents and friends of all year groups are welcome every week, regardless of who is preparing the 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: or 9383 0513.

Sacrament program


Congratulations to the Year 6 students who will be confirmed this weekend, as well as students from Year 4 making their First Communion.


Let us hold them and their families in our hearts and in our prayer at this special time of celebration in their various parish communities.


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

GOOD NEWS for for 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mark 3:20-35


The reflection for this Sunday’s Gospel is part of a commentary by eminent Jesuit New Testament scholar, Brendan Byrne, SJ. Fr Brendan is Professor Emeritus of the University of Divinity (Melbourne) and edits the theological journal, Pacifica.


…The Gospel (sets) Jesus’ ministry within two sources of misunderstanding: one from his family, the other – much more deadly – from the scribes, who are now emerging as his chief and potentially murderous critics. In an arrangement typical of his Gospel, St Mark has ‘sandwiched’ the latter controversy within two outer episodes – at the beginning and end – both having to do in some way with ‘family’.


We have to accept the fact that Mark’s Gospel is not the best place to look for a positive theology of the family in the New Testament. In seeking to recapture and restrain him at the beginning of this episode, Jesus’ natural family show themselves to be on the side of the old age that Kingdom is supplanting. He is not ‘out of his mind’, as they fear. Rather, his teaching about the offer of his Father’s unconditional forgiveness and love taps into a deep longing in people’s hearts. Hence the enthusiasm that it stirs up among the crowds.


The ancient world attributed to demonic possession many pathological human conditions that modern medicine would assign to natural causes. This made Jesus’ healing activity, interpreted in a hostile sense, open to the accusation that he expels demons in alliance with demonic power. In effect they are accusing him of sorcery, a capital offence at the time.

Jesus first dismisses the charge with the fairly obvious image of the kingdom divided against itself…


Jesus then goes over to the offensive. Since it is through the power of the Holy Spirit that he expels demons, to accuse him of doing so through the prince of demons is tantamount to identifying the Spirit of God with the demonic world. Whereas all other blasphemies may in due course find forgiveness, such a blasphemy is unforgivable.


The thought of an unforgivable sin has long tormented delicate Christian consciences. Rather than asking about what kinds of sin might be thought to be so heinous as to be beyond divine mercy, it is best to restrict the sense to what is precisely in view here: since the Spirit at work in Jesus is the essential agent of salvation, to persevere in denying the presence of that Spirit or to identify it with the adversarial power is to effectively place oneself out of the reach of salvation and so of ultimate forgiveness.


Moreover, we should not so focus upon what might be an ‘unforgivable sin’ as to pass over the assertion of universal forgiveness in the preceding statement (‘all … sins will be forgiven …’ [v. 28]). Jesus has come to offer the universal forgiveness associated with the onset of the Kingdom Only those who identify his activity with what is in fact its diametric opposite place themselves outside the scope of that forgiveness.


Finally, Jesus’ family, now including his mother, reappears on the scene, seeking to contact him. Jesus’ sweeping response, indicating his disciples as his ‘brother and sister and mother’, need not be interpreted as a put-down of his mother. Rather, it is a declaration of the privileged position of disciples within the community of the Kingdom. We note the omission of ‘father’ in the list. The disciples (those ‘who do the will of God’) make up the new family that Jesus is drawing to himself under the Fatherhood of God.

© Brendan Byrne SJ

Pathways and Transition

Important dates 

  • 14 June Melbourne University Information Evening, Perth Convention Centre
  • 16 June Endeavour College of Natural Health Open Day
  • 23 June College of Electrical Training (NECA) Open Day
  • 28 June Australian National University (ANU) Information Evening
  • 2 July  National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA),NSW Applications for 2019 Bachelor & Diploma Courses are open 
  • 6 July  A Day in the Life of a Uni student, The University of Notre Dame
  • 9-13 July Course Advice Sessions, The University of Notre Dame 
  • 10 July  ECU Mt Lawley Campus Tour 
  • 11 July  ECU Joondalup Campus Tour  
  • 13 July UWA Campus Tour    
  • 20 July  Notre Dame Early Offers
  • 22 July  ECU (Joondalup) Uni Open Day 
  • 27 & 28 July Clarkson Trade Campus Open Day            
  • 28 July Murdoch Uni Open Day 
  • 29 July  Curtin Uni Open Day
  • 6 August TISC presentation for Year 12
  • 8 August Curtin University visit      
  • 12 August  UWA Uni Open Day        
  • 12 August ECU (Mt Lawley) Uni Open Day 
  • 13 August ECU / Murdoch Visit - Year 12 students
  • 15 August UWA Visit - Year 12 students
  • 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.


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.


Year 12 - University of Notre Dame: Early Offer Program 2018

High achieving Year 12 students can apply for Notre Dame’s Early Offer Program. This program is open to Year 12 students who have demonstrated academic excellence and/or are making a significant contribution to their school, community or church. The program rewards academic and non-academic achievements by issuing university offers prior to the final WACE exams. Applicants will need to demonstrate a predicted benchmark ATAR of 93 for the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Physiotherapy; and a predicted benchmark ATAR of 90 for all other undergraduate programs. For academic capability, all offers are made based on Year 11 and Year 12 reports to date.


To apply for the Early Offer Program, you must be nominated by your school and application packs will be available for students in June.


All applications must be handed in to Mr Bostelman no later than the 20 July.  The College will forward all applications to Notre Dame.  For more information about Early Offer, go to

Year 12 Exit Plans

All Year 12 students will be meeting individually with the Career Counsellor after the May exams.  The meeting will be to discuss their plans for next year and to offer any guidance or additional information concerning their options.  Please discuss your child’s exit plans with him or her now and encourage those who have vague plans to see me prior to the exams so we can work together on developing clear goals and action steps.  


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.


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 - 

Interested in a future career in construction

This invitation has now been extended to Year 11-12 students following a non UniDirect Pathway. Students interested in a career in Construction or a Pre-Apprenticeship in Year 11, are invited to attend a College excursion on Tuesday 19 June.  Students interested in a career in Construction or a Pre-Apprenticeship in Year 11, are invited to attend a College excursion on Tuesday 19 June.  The new Construction Futures Centre (CFC) in Belmont invites students to experience the interactive environment and explore the different pathway options available.  They will also discover the importance of subjects such as Mathematics and Design and Technology in this industry. There is a construction paraprofessional option for students interested in the business management and drafting aspect of the industry.  The following industries are represented at CFC:

  • Painting & Decorating
  • Brick Laying
  • Paraprofessional/Business (CAD drawing, Construction Costing/Estimating, Construction Management)
  • Solid Plastering
  • Wall & Ceiling/ Floor Tiling
  • Carpentry & Joinery

This excursion is for Year 10 students selecting either the UniTransition or Training Direct pathway in Year 11 and would like to know more about the Construction industry.  Girls are encouraged to participate in this excursion as they are known to do very well in the painting and decorating and tiling courses.  Interested students must email the Careers Counsellor by 10am on Monday 11 June.

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.




Good Universities Guide to Apprenticeships and Traineeships
Read the guide - 



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.



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


Year 10 Meningococcal ACWY School Based Immunisation 2018

Year 10 students in 2018 will be offered ACWY Meningococcal vaccine as part of the school based Immunisation program.

Department of Health Immunisation team will be visiting the College on Monday 25 June to administer this vaccine.

Information sheet and consent forms have been sent home with your child.


A reminder to please complete consent form and return to the College as soon as possible.

Consent forms will be accepted up to the day of Vaccination.

Jenny Hill

College Nurse


Parents' Association

Thank you to all the parents and staff that attended our Term Two Parents’ Association meeting. We are pleased to announce that both the funding proposals below were passed with a significant majority.

  • $7,000 (ex-GST) for the 2018 Parent Party.
  • $5,727.27 (ex-GST) for a baritone saxophone for the Music Department.

Following a comprehensive discussion of the merits and drawbacks of the differing formats of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebrations at the College the feedback was, on balance, in favour of maintaining the status quo. Thank you to all the parents who participated in the conversation.


Our Term Three meeting will be held on Monday 13 August at 7pm in the Thomas More Exhibition Centre.


We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.


Your 2018 Parents’ Association Committee


Inigo Parent Talks

Ignatian Induction Program for Parents

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

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


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

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




Book Sale

Book sale of discarded library books, open to all students - primary and secondary and staff.

Open before school and lunch Friday 22 June, 2018.

Gold coin donation with all proceeds going to CARITAS.


Men Of John XXIII College

Calendar Dates for the 2018 Fathering Presentations

Put them into your calendar now!

  • Term 3 - 24 Aug
  • Term 4 - 9 Nov

Year Group Father Liaison still sought

The Men of John XXIII College Committee is looking to improve communication across the school. Often this is done best by the people who know the year group. If you are available, or know someone, then email me their details for inclusion in Committee emails so that they can keep situational awareness and support for upcoming events.

John XXIII College Alumni 

Loreto Nedlands Past Pupils Event


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



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

Founders' Parent Party - All welcome


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2018 Application For for Host Family.docx
4.1.12 Timekeeping .pdf
4.1.11 Score cards_scoring .pdf
3.1.1 Code of Behaviour - Combined .pdf
Indoor Court Information.pdf
Pathways and Transition Calendar.pdf
Pathways and Transition Calendar.pdf
Pathways and Transition Calendar.pdf
Menu 2018.pdf
inigo attachment_SW.pdf
Creating Positive Families 2018.pdf
The Gospel vision of learning at our College.pdf