11 May 2018
Issue Fifty Two
From the Principal
Around The Primary
Netball Club
Music - Week 13
Pathways and Transition
Parents' Association
  Inigo Parent Talks
Men Of John XXIII College
John XXIII College Alumni 
Uniform Shop
Charter Bus
Entertainment Books
Community Notices
John XXIII College
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From the Principal

Mother's Day


God of Love,

God of Sarah, Ruth, and Rebekah;

God of holy Elizabeth, mother of John,

of Holy Mary, Mother of Jesus -


Bless the mothers and grandmothers of our John XXIII family.

Bless them with the strength of your spirit, mothers who taught their children how to stand and walk.

Bless them with the melody of your love, mothers who shared how to speak, how to sing and how to pray to You.


Bless them with a place at your eternal dinner table, mothers who fed and nurtured the life that was formed and embraced with love within her.


Let your blessing and all grace and peace be on all who mother, in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Adapted from: Prayers for the Domestic Church/A handbook for worship in the home by Edward Hays


Best wishes to all John XXIII College mothers for their special day of celebration this weekend. It was lovely to attend our annual Mass for our Mums this morning and delightful to see the interaction between our students and their mothers. There is a great sense of community at our College and our wonderful parents play such a pivotal role in generating a positive atmosphere. We also keep a special prayer in our hearts for the families for whom Mothers’ Day is especially challenging and difficult.



Like many members of the College community, I had the pleasure of attending our school production of Beauty and the Beast last week. Quite simply, it was outstanding. Since the conclusion of the musical we have been contacted by many attendees extremely complimentary of our students, staff and families involved in the production.


One of the emails forwarded to the College was from Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA)

Thank you again for your kind invitation to attend the College production, ‘Beauty and the Beast’! Both Sandra (Executive Assistant) and I thought it was an outstanding production showcasing the incredible talents of students and staff. I know that these opportunities take an incredible amount of time, energy and support. Whilst we are in awe of the students’ talents, the staff and parent support is no doubt phenomenal!


Well done to all concerned.

Kind regards, Debra Sayce, Acting Executive Director


Our student performers were extraordinary and they were backed by superb direction from our Drama and Music staff with wonderfully supportive parents and families. It was an incredible week of performances and congratulations to everyone involved. I have pleasure in attaching the program for the production.

Robert Henderson


Around The Primary

Dear Parents

Today we celebrated with Fr Vincent Glynn a very joyful Mass in the Primary school. Special thanks to the Year One students under the guidance of Miss Saraco, Ms Ilich and Ms McKeague for preparing a beautiful Mother’s Day liturgy for all of us to enjoy.


On behalf of the staff and students of John XXIII College we wish all families the very best for Mother’s Day on Sunday.


Kind regards


Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary



Family Photos

Photo Hendriks will be available in the Osborne Room on Tuesday morning 15 May from 8am to 11am to take Family photos (Primary and Secondary students) and Secondary individual photos, for those students who missed the Secondary Photo Day on Tuesday 8 May.



NAPLAN starts on Tuesday 15 May for the Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 students across the College.


NAPLAN is a point-in-time assessment to help parents see how their child, compared with the rest of Australia’s children, is progressing in the fundamental skills of literacy and numeracy. The information NAPLAN provides supports conversations between parents, teachers and schools, working together to help children achieve their full potential.


For Educators, NAPLAN data can support school improvement processes by enabling teachers to monitor their students’ progress over time against a national measure. When NAPLAN data are used in combination with other school-based assessments, these can provide teachers with diagnostic information for planning their teaching programs and guiding and supporting their students’ learning journey.


Literacy and numeracy are fundamentally important for all young people; however, NAPLAN is not, and should never be the sole measure of a child’s achievement at a school or of the success of a school. School curriculum has much to offer. All students should have an opportunity to study a rich curriculum for literature, science, humanities and social sciences, technology, health and physical education, languages, and the arts.


As NAPLAN is aligned to the Australian Curriculum: English and Mathematics, the literacy and numeracy skills that teachers teach in the classroom are what students are tests on in NAPLAN – so the best preparation is for teachers and students to continue doing what they do each day.


National Walk Safely to School Day is next Friday 18 May. It is an annual event when all Primary school children, their parents and carers are encouraged to walk safely to school. While walking to school the children will also be learning to be safe, active and healthy. If you need to use the car, maybe try leaving it a good distance from the school and walk the rest of the way as a family.


Children who are regularly physically active are healthier and often perform better academically. Walking regularly is the best exercise because you can build it into your daily routine.

The Objectives of National Walk Safely to School Day are:

  • To encourage parents and carers to walk to school with primary school age children
  • To promote the health benefits of walking and create regular walking habits
  • To help children develop vital road crossing skills and ensure children up to the age of 10 years hold an adult’s hand when crossing the road
  • To help children develop the vital road-crossing skills they will need as they become mature pedestrians
  • To reduce car dependency and traffic congestion
  • To reduce the level of air pollution created by motor vehicles
  • To promote the use of public transport

Next Friday every child that walks to school will be given a special sticker on arrival.

We hope many families will be able to participate in this community event.


Science Comes Alive

Year 5B are focusing on learning all about Chemical Science. This week the students had the opportunity to conduct a “Water Cycle in Action” experiment in a Secondary Science Laboratory.


It was a great opportunity for the students to observe the processes of condensation and solidification happening right in front of their eyes!



Sibling Rivalry

Michael Grose is conducting a webinar on Sibling Fighting. As a Parenting Ideas Schools member, our school has special access to vouchers for parent webinars. These vouchers allow those in your school community to attend the webinars at no cost. The vouchers are valued at $37. Details of the upcoming webinar and the voucher are below.


Sibling Fighting: What to do

Parents often don’t know how to react when children fight.  Often their reactions simply promote more fighting rather than reduce it. So what parents do when kids fight is critical to relationship-building and family harmony.
Healthy families know how to fight well.  When parents take an active approach to helping their children resolve their fights, they are teaching them a valuable life skill as well as reducing the incidence of fighting over the long term.
Spend a rare hour with premier Parenting Educator Michael Grose as he explores the weird and wonderful world of sibling relationships. He’ll help you develop an active approach to resolving sibling disputes so they learn valuable life skills and will provide you with some handy schoolyard survival skills.


Tuesday 15 May 2018 7:30pm – 8:30pm AEST 



Sports Uniform

It has recently been brought to our attention that there may be some confusion about the position of John XXIII College regarding uniforms to be worn by our students competing in outside sporting events.


When representing the College, teams or individuals that compete at whatever levels must wear the prescribed uniform.


It is pleasing that our students participate in a wide range of sports outside of school hours. If they are playing as a John XXIII team and are wearing the school sports uniform, it is essential that the sports uniform is worn in its entirety.


Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.


Dates to Remember
Monday 14 May                               Pre Primary Marvellous Mums Morning 9am
Thursday 17 May                             Winter Fixture v Carmel
Friday 18 May                                    6B Assembly 9am (Roncalli Hall)





Family Photos 15 May​

Photo Hendriks will be available in the Osborne Room on Tuesday morning 15 May from 8 am to 11 am to take Family photos (Primary and Secondary students) and Secondary individual photos, for those students who missed the Secondary Photo Day on Tuesday 8 May.  

Happiness wall

Our Year 8 students are exploring the theme of happiness. Long lasting happiness comes from the heart: God, love from family and friends and good health. They have created a happiness wall in the library to share their happy thoughts, acts and wishes. Students from other year groups are encouraged to contribute to the wall and share what makes them happy.



Cross-Country Interhouse Carnival

Friday, 4 May promised to be a day filled with anticipation, personal best times and passion for House spirit and participation. Conditions were near perfect for our event and a change of dominance was in the air.


Students from Years 7-9 had spent their last five weeks focusing on their aerobic capacity and improving their overall fitness. It was truly inspiring to witness students giving their all to achieve times that were not only personal bests, however, times that would contribute to their House Spirit and have them finish within the cut off times.


Due to the tight competition, the winning house was unable to be announced on the day due to points being so close. With further inspection and triple checking, it was with great pleasure to present the winning house of the 2018 Fr Gaetan Pereira Shield to Loreto.


Loreto were having an extremely successful day with taking out the double and being awarded the Spirit Award also. This award is a culmination of total number of students recording times under the cut off times, novelty event points and House cheer. 


Although one House took out both prizes, all Houses and competitors can be proud of their efforts on the day as these totals were so incredibly close and competition was at its’ very finest.


A very big thank you to all staff on the day for their hard work and support. In particular, a very big thank you to Cameron Tremayne, David Maxwell and Cameron Haines for their commitment to training students throughout the term and during holidays to help students achieve success on the day.




Year 7 Age Champion
Elizabeth Edwards
Alexander Petsos


Year 7 Runner Up
Layla Hayes
Harrison Upton


Year 8 Age Champion
Grace Johnston
Max Wilson


Year 8 Runner Up
Neve Fyneman
Kyle Blake


Year 9 Age Champion
Holly Cannon
Matthew Thomas


Year 9 Runner Up
Lucy Taylor
Samuel Byrne


Year 10 Age Champion
Sophie Male
Nicholas Floyd


Year 10 Runner Up
Phoebe Male
Patrick Williams


Year 11 Age Champion
Lucy Jenkins
Zac Thomas


Year 11 Runner Up
Jessica Leong
Luca Seabourne-Carlin


Year 12 Age Champion
Ceri Ellis
Seb Guerrera


Year 12 Runner Up
Georgia Williams
Seb Barrett

Lorrelle Fortune

Head of Learning Area

Health and Physical Education                                      


Cross-Country Training - Year 7 – 12

Based on the House Cross Country results student have been invited to compete for the College in the interschool events in Term 2. Training will still be open to all students. However, students in the interschool team are encouraged to attend.


The SSWA Cross Country is on Friday 18 May at McGillivray Oval. Students involved will be sent information via email.


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

NAS fixtures began this week against Newman College. A copy of the fixtures, team lists, information and venues has been sent to students. If teams are training this will be organised by teacher in charge of the team.


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.


Hockey Development Sessions

Hockey Development Sessions will begin on Wednesday 16 May (Week 3) on the College Ovals.

Training is available to any interested students in Years 7-10 and will continue each Wednesday and Friday morning until the end of Term. Each session will run from 7.00-8.00 am.


These skill acquisition sessions that will be run by Kate Starre OAM and Claire Richichi with all levels of hockey development covered, allowing students to build knowledge of hockey while having fun.


Kate Starre has won gold medals at both Atlanta (1996) and Sydney (2000) Olympic Games and also played in the 1992 Olympic Games. To add to her Olympic success, she won a Commonwealth Games gold medal and gold medals for two world cups and four Championship Trophy events. More recently she has coached at the top level in English hockey and in men's hockey in Perth. She holds a Masters of Strength and Conditioning.


Claire Richichi is an experienced exercise physiologist, for many years she has been an exercise physiologist in the Hockeyroos programme. Holding a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology and Honours in Sports Physiology, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Human Movement. Claire has been a high-profile coach in several disciplines including water polo. She was key staff support at the 2016 Rio Olympics for the hockey programme.


Interested students are asked to please register their interest by placing their name on the list outside the PE Office. Please contact Mr Tremayne for more information.

Netball Club


Team Managers have been assigned to each team and communication regarding the games will be distributed by your team manager each week.


All teams have now been graded into divisions which can be found on your Team List on the Club website: .  

The fixtures are now available via

Details of how to use this website and the My.Netball app for your mobile device can be found on our website.


Netball is a team sport, and it is the expectation that all players attend training during the season.

Absences from training will mean that a player has less court time on Saturdays. It is a matter of courtesy to let the club know if your daughter cannot attend.


If you have a valid reason for not attending a particular training session please contact your coach or email the club at


School sports uniform and appropriate sports shoes are required to be worn to all training sessions.


Terri Thornton

Netball Club Secretary

Music - Week 13

AMEB Awards

The Australian Music Examination Board is introducing a new award system for students who undertake AMEB exams and contribute to their school’s Music Program. Any interested students should contact the Music Department or ask their music tutors.

Autumn Soiree

On Sunday, 27 May, we invite all members of the College community to attend the Autumn Soiree – the year’s first large instrumental and vocal ensemble concert! Commencing at 5:30 pm, this fabulous night of entertainment will feature the Concert Band, Wind Band, Chamber Orchestra, Senior Guitar Ensemble, Wanju Voices, Treble Choir and Chamber Choir performing everything from Mozart to Adele. Tickets for this event are free and can be booked via the following link: Refreshments will be served in the Pavilion before the concert. All are welcome!

Music Eisteddfod

The annual John XXIII College Music Eisteddfod will be held on Sunday, 17 June and Monday, 18 June. All students of the College are eligible to enter, with categories for voice, instrument and ensemble from Pre-Primary to Year 12. Entry forms are now available through College Music Tutors and in the Music Office, and are due by Friday, 25 May. The Eisteddfod is a fabulous celebration of the College’s incredible talent, and we look forward to another festival of music in every corner of the campus!

Any questions, please contact the Music Department.


A huge congratulations and thank you to all those involved in this year’s College production Beauty and the Beast. It was a great success. The Front of House team, the wardrobe, hair and make-up people, the backstage and sound and lighting crews all contributed to the success of the musical. Thank you to the FOMAD parents and all the parents of the musical cast and crew, as well as ex- students. Thank you to the staff – Kiri Moore, Kaitlyn Green, James Kros, Jeff Jansen, David Dockery, Doug Watson, Ric Del Pizzo, Liz Jennings, Tom Anderson-King, Chris Reimer, Daniel Paparo and Sam Tout and Music Tutors. Thank you to the audiences for buying tickets and selling out six performances.


George Tsakisiris

Head of Drama


Community Liturgy

Friday 18 May Community Liturgy at 8:00am is being prepared by Loreto House, who are celebrating their House Day on Thursday. Mindful of our rich Loreto tradition, some of the Loreto Sisters will be joining us for this celebration. We will also be praying a blessing on two of the Sisters who are, next month, leaving Western Australia to return to their home states. Loreto House particularly honours the family and all members of our extended Loreto family – past and present – are welcome to this special liturgy.

When: Fridays in Term Time

Time: 8:00-8:30 am

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?

Is your child already enrolled in a Parish Sacrament program in your own ‘home’ parish for Reconciliation, Eucharist or Confirmation?


Need help with this?

  • 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

Updates from local parishes

Saint Thomas Apostle, Claremont

CONFIRMATION – please enrol as soon as possible, if you are hoping to celebrate the sacrament at St Thomas Apostle this year.

Registration forms are available from


St Joseph, Subiaco

EUCHARIST – applications for First Holy Communion are being accepted.

Further information:



GOOD NEWS for the season of Easter

Time to Go


This Sunday our church celebrates the feast of the Ascension of the Lord.

The following is part of this Sunday’s first reading from the Book of Acts, Chapter 1, verses 8-11.

Jesus said:

…You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and then you will be my witnesses not only in Jerusalem but throughout Judaea and Samaria, and indeed to the ends of the earth.”

As he said this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him from their sight. They were still staring into the sky when suddenly two men in white were standing near them and they said, “Why are you men from Galilee standing here looking into the sky? Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven, this same Jesus will come back in the same way as you have seen him go there.”


The reflection is from GPBS Weekly Parables for Catholic Schools, e-news 08/0518. Source:


Time to go”. We all know what that means. If you come from a family like mine, it means we’re entering into a period of goodbyes that make us loiter in the doorway for another half hour. Sooner or later, though, we’re going to finish that final conversation, give that last hug, say that last I-love-you, and wish the travellers a safe journey home. And then they’re gone. For a moment, there’s an almost visible space in the room shaped just like Aunt Elsie and the kids. That same shaped emptiness is curiously echoed in the heart. Even the silence sounds curiously like the folks who have just left.
The disciples standing around after the Ascension must have experienced something like that. A Jesus-shaped space where he stood, a Jesus-sounding silence where he’d spoken. There was a space in their hearts, too, that would always long for him to fill it. And yet the same must have been true of them as it is for us when we take leave of our loved ones. Their presence remains brilliantly in their absence. They’re not here but are hardly gone for good. You can’t kill love off that easily. Love never leaves the room.

© 2014 GPBS

Pathways and Transition

Important dates 


  • 17-20 May Perth Careers Expo – Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • 21 May Monash University  Information Evening,  Novotel Perth
  • 23 May Curtin Business and Humanities Career Info Evening
  • 6 June  Curtin Uni Parent Info Evening
  • 14 June Melbourne University Information Evening, Hyatt, Perth
  • 2 July  30 September 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      
  • 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      
  • 12 August  UWA Uni Open Day        
  • 12 August ECU (Mt Lawley) Uni Open Day 
  • 23 August  CQU Open Day 
    Download the PDF below for a more detailed list of events and registration details.


Year 12 - Registration for UMAT

A friendly reminder for those students who are interested in applying for a Direct Pathway to the Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Dental Medicine at UWA, registrations for the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admissions Test (UMAT) close on 1 June 2018. To register for UMAT and for access to UMAT preparation materials, click here.

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.  


Year 10 students - online Career Assessment tool

This term Year 10 students will complete an online Career Assessment tool that will help them match their strengths and personality with an array of jobs.   Personality is only one consideration in finding a rewarding career, other personal characteristics such as interests, values, natural ability, skills and academic are also important.  Students will also complete their individual resume and look at the different options and pathways available to them after Year 12.  This information will assist them with their Year 11 and Year 12 course selection at the end of the term.

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.


Charles Sturt Uni Engineering Course Named Top Four in WORLD by MIT

Students don't sit a single exam throughout their degree and instead of lectures, engineering students at Charles Sturt University have Netflix-style on-demand classes.


The students spend four years of their five-and-a-half-year degree doing paid engineering work and are assessed on portfolios of their real-world projects.


Find out more -


Future job openings for new entrants by industry and occupation

New research shows that while employment continues to shift towards higher skilled jobs such as professionals and managers, many other job openings in the Australian labour market are due to the need to replace departing employees.


Some of these jobs traditionally have low entry requirements and a high turnover, such as checkout operators and fast food workers. However, some of this attrition is also due to older workers retiring or moving on to different careers, potentially creating a shortage of experienced workers able to supervise and train younger employees.


Information on future job opportunities can help students make choices about training pathways.


Australia’s Booming Industries

SEEK has revealed the Australian industries that boomed in the last 12 months. We look to the data and speak to industry experts about the trends that will shape the year ahead.


Read the article -


They’ve also got a resource that shows how hard it is for employers to fill jobs across lots of different industries -





Sports physios need strengths in the following areas:

  • Patience to deal with multiple clients and both players and coaches under stress
  • Strong interest in sports and physical fitness
  • Ability to handle the physical demands of the job, including treating clients
  • Good communication skills

Become a volunteer Club Trainer

Sports Trainers and First Aiders volunteer and provide player support and safety. While most AFL and NRL Sports Trainers already have qualifications in the medical field, your local clubs are likely to depend on volunteers with basic first aid qualifications.


Find out more -

Tips for getting a sports physio job for the team of your choice from My Health Career


Margi Watson

Career Counsellor


Public Speaking Competition

The inaugural John XXIII College Public Speaking Competition held on Wednesday evening was a great success, with many outstanding performances creating a very difficult task for our wonderful judges Sophie Hellemans, Tom Paparo and Pauline Chiwawa – all former national public speaking champions.  Warmest thanks to all parents and friends who attended, to Mr Rob Henderson who presented the awards, to Ms Rita De Faria  who assisted with judging the heats and to the Magis committee who ran the heats for younger students.  All finalists received awards on the night and certificates will be presented later including Merit certificates for other excellent speakers who did not reach the finals.


Public Speaking Results

Year 12

1. Kinia O’Brien 

2.  Roberto Vitali-Lawn  

3. Amelia MacMillan

Year 11

1. Charlie Richards  

2. Rory Hewson     


Year 10
1.  Nick Brennan


Year 9
1. Caitlin Green   
2. Gabriel Kaye   
3. Oscar Hegge and Ben Negus


Year 8
1. Alice O’Sullivan   
2. Patrick Browne    
3. Ava Rawson


Year 7
1. Yvette Rigg    
2. Andoni Karafilakis   
3. Saskia Thomas


John XXIII College now has seven teams for the World Scholars Cup in June, with two each from Years 9 and 10, and three from Year 7.  We also have two Year 12 competitors, Amelia MacMillan and Kinia O’Brien in the Commonwealth speech and leadership Commonwealth  and look forward to the next round of WADL interschool debating next week, and the next Mock Trial on 22 May. The John XXIII College Creative Writing results will be in next week’s newsletter, a minor delay caused by extra judges being called to decide a couple of very close competitions.

Jim Miller

Gifted and Talented Coordinator



Updating Medical Information and Medication procedure​


Please inform the College nurse as soon as possible if there are any changes to your child’s medical information.



If a parent requests the College nurse administer medication to their child, they must complete a Medication Request Form, this is available from the Health Centre. The medication must be in its original container or packaging and clearly labelled with the following:   

  • Child’s name
  • Name of medication              
  • Expiry date
  • Dose and time to be given
  • If a student is required to carry and self-administer medication while at school, only a single measured dose for one school day can brought onto the College premises. Medication must be locked in that student’s locker.
  • Students with diagnosed asthma must carry their reliever medication with them at all times.
  • Students with diagnosed anaphylaxis are advised to have their Epipen (adrenaline autoinjector) with them at all times if age appropriate.
  • Students with diagnosed Type 1 diabetes must carry their “hypo kit” at all times.

Jenny Hill

College Nurse


Parents' Association

What the Parents' Association is

There are four main aims of the Parents' Association: 

  • Firstly, to help promote social interaction amongst parents – which is done by the parent reps.
  • Secondly, to provide pastoral care through Roncalli - which is where parents are asked to be part of a meals roster for a family that is going through some sort of crisis or difficulty.
  • Thirdly, to provide education to parents through the provision of guest speakers throughout the year.
  • And finally the Parents’ Association provides financial support to the school.  Each family is charged $75 a year and those funds collectively come to about $70,000.  Parents and staff are welcome to submit funding proposals if they have ideas for how things can be improved. 


There is a Parents' Association meeting on the Monday of Week 5 of each term.  All parents are welcome to attend.  At these meetings the leaders of the school provide an update, including Rob Henderson, and we vote on the funding proposals presented.  We encourage ALL PARENTS to come along as it is a great way to find out about what is going on at the school and it gives you a chance to have your say on how the funds are spent. 

Notice of Change to Term Two Meeting Date

The Parents’ Association meeting for Term Two will be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday 5 June in the Thomas More Exhibition Centre. All parents and guardians of John XXIII College students are invited to attend. Please come along to hear updates from the school leadership team and have your say on how our Parents’ Association funds are allocated.


If you have any ideas for how the Parents’ Association funds could be spent, the Guidelines for Funding Proposal Form must be completed. This may be obtained by emailing the Association on or you can download one from the school website, or below. The deadline for Term Two Funding Proposal submissions is 12 May.

All funding proposals or special agenda items to be presented at the Term Two meeting will be advertised in the newsletter on Friday 1 June.


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.



Men Of John XXIII College

Calendar Dates for the 2018 Fathering Presentations

Put them into your calendar now!

  • Term 2 - 25 May
  • 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.

25 May – The Online World

A Presentation by Paul Litherland, who has 20 years’ experience in the Western Australian Police Force as a Technology Crime Investigation Officer, working with children and families of online crime.

  • Gain an insight into the pitfalls of an online world and take precautions with your family.
  • Location - Cambridge Bowling Club 7 – 10pm
  • Cost - $20 entry includes pizza and pasta
  • Bring your best dad jokes for more prizes.

John XXIII College Alumni 

Loreto Federation
18– 20 May 2018

We are delighted that the 30th gathering of Loreto Federation will be held at Loreto Normanhurst in Sydney and we extend a warm invitation to join us!


The coming together of past students, family and friends from Loreto Schools (including John XXIII College) around Australia.


‘Be the Change’ Celebrating the 30th  gathering of Loreto Federation

For speaker profiles and further information please go to

To register please visit

For travel and accommodation, please email or call 02 9418 2546

CINI Australia Mother’s Day Celebration High Tea and Fundraiser

You are invited to attend the CINI Australia Mother’s Day Celebration High Tea and Fundraiser taking place on Saturday 12 May 2018 at the Thomas More Exhibition Centre, John XXIII College from 

 2.00 – 5.00pm. 

 To secure your table click here.


Loreto Nedlands Past Pupils Event


Loreto Past Pupils - Wine Fundraiser


Loreto Federation Dinner


Uniform Shop

Secondary Winter Uniform Items Available Now

The Uniform Shop has a full selection of Secondary School winter uniform items in stock now. Now is the time for Secondary students to purchase winter uniforms. Don’t leave it until the last minute!

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

Please note the Uniform Shop will be closed on Monday 21 May for stocktaking.


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

Entertainment Books

Help John XXIII College raise much needed funds

Help us raise funds for our fundraising by buying an Entertainment Membership from us. You'll receive hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do, and help our fundraising at the same time. Hurry, Entertainment Memberships sell out quickly.


Order here:


Community Notices

Enrolment Applications

Enrolment applications are now being considered for Year 7 2021 and Kindergarten 2020. For more information, please contact Mrs Laurence Dubuisson, College Registrar on 9383 0449 or                                  

For parents of students with disabilities - preparing for life after school


Heritage Lane construction work continues

We would like to remind you to be cautious when dropping off or collecting students near Heritage Lane.  Construction work at the top of  the street continues and there is added traffic and heavy load vehicles movement which increases risks and the need to be more vigilant.  Your assistance in keeping our students and staff safe is greatly appreciated.

Rotary Cambridge guest speaker will be talking about Autism Spectrum Disorders


Beauty and the Beast Musical Program.pdf
Beauty and the Beast Musical Program.pdf
Year 7 NAS Fixtures Term 2 2018.pdf
Year 8 and 9 NAS Fixtures Term 2 2018.pdf
Year 10 to 12 NAS Fixtures Term 2 2018.pdf
NAS WINTER VENUES as at 24 January 2018.pdf
Information for students involved in Northern Associated Schools.pdf
JOHN XXIII 2018 Cross Country training program Term 2.pdf
JOHN XXIII 2018 Cross Country training program Term 2.pdf
Year 7 NAS Fixtures Term 2 2018.pdf
Year 8 and 9 NAS Fixtures Term 2 2018.pdf
Year 10 to 12 NAS Fixtures Term 2 2018.pdf
Information for students involved in Northern Associated Schools.pdf
NAS WINTER VENUES as at 24 January 2018.pdf
Menu 2018.pdf
pa funding guidelines 2015.pdf
inigo attachment_SW.pdf