15 March 2019
Issue Six
From the Principal
School drop-off and pick-up
Around The Primary
Enrolments applications
Music - Week 6
Netball Club
Rowing Club
Pathways and Transition
Family Zone & Cyber Safety
Men Of John XXIII College
Parents' Association
College Charter Bus
Uniform Shop
  Inigo Parent Talks
John XXIII College Alumni 
Community Notices
John XXIII College
(08) 9383 0400
Mooro Drive
Mount Claremont, Western Australia, 6010

From the Principal

Open Day

This week members of the College Leadership Team are attending a Loreto conference in Ballarat, entitled ‘Living with Sincerity and Leading with Integrity’. The meeting seeks to share best practice whilst also seeking space and silence for contemplation of the shared mission across the Loreto schools.


John XXIII College is unique amongst the Loreto secondary schools given that we provide co-educational learning. At Open Days and at enrolment interviews I am often asked to give an opinion on the relevant merits of co-education and single gender schools. I always explain that it is a great to live in a part of Perth where we are blessed for choice and there are lots of excellent schools.


In recent decades there has been a move towards more co-educational Catholic and Independent schools. Historically, there have been pragmatic reasons for those changes. In the Catholic sector the declining number of teaching Religious Priests, Brothers and Sisters has meant that the amalgamation of schools has made good economic sense.


At John XXIII College we believe that co-education provides a comfortable environment in which students learn and grow. Gender is a core element of our identity and the formative years of childhood and adolescence are the right times to establish respectful, collaborative patterns of understanding and behaviour. One of the reasons our students are successful and comfortable in the tertiary sphere is because they are accustomed to co-education.


 I have had the pleasure of working in co-educational and single gender Catholic and Independent schools and have thoroughly enjoyed each experience. It really comes down to an individual choice for each child and family.


There are wonderful co-educational schools and single genders schools throughout Australia and the world. It is brilliant that we live in a society where families can make informed choices. We are very proud of our Loreto and St Louis heritage and thrilled that we now offer the benefits of over 40 years of co-education at John XXIII College.


Although the weather was a little unpleasant last weekend, we still had over 670 people in attendance at Open Day. It was a very successful event and the example shown by our current students and staff was outstanding. Thank you also to our wonderful volunteer parents for their superb contribution to the day.


Demand for student places at the College is extremely high so I urge interested families to apply for enrolment as soon as possible to increase the likelihood of a place being available.


Robert Henderson


School drop-off and pick-up

The beginning and end of the school day are busy times for all. Please be respectful and follow these simple rules:

  • Slow down around schools and drive safely
  • Be aware, be courteous and be responsible
  • Drop your child off and pick them up in designated pick-up areas only
  • Always take extra care in 40km school zones
  • Observe and adhere to all regulatory signage and follow all parking signs.
  • A reminder that the bays allocated for drop-off in the main carpark off John XXIII Avenue are not parking bays before 9:00am.
  • Park responsibly even if it means you have to walk further to the College.
  • Use the John XXIII College car parks only. We need to respect our neighbours, as parking, even if for five minutes, during morning or afternoon pick-up is causing inconvenience resulting in Graylands hospital staff being unable to access their parking, and or visitors having no access to parking. Should this issue continue, the hospital will be arranging for the Ranger to monitor and issue fines.
  • Never double park - it is illegal and puts children at risk
  • Model safe and considerate pedestrian and driver behaviours to your child
  • Always give way to pedestrians particularly when entering and leaving driveways.


Year 7 - St Omer Camp



Year 10 Retreat

On Monday 11 March the Year 10 cohort had their Retreat Day. The Retreat Day was run by the Youth Mission Team and the focus of the day was leadership. The students participated in a range of dynamic activities that highlighted the importance of the integrity of each person and how each one of us is called to servant leadership. Time was spent examining different styles of leadership and exploring the leadership qualities of Jesus. Students were encouraged to recognise their own leadership potential and use it for the good of serving others as Jesus did.


Some student reflections:

It inspired me to be a better person and recognise God’s presence in my life.


It taught me that I must put effort into my relationship with God if I want anything out of it and to be kind to everyone, regardless of appearance.


The retreat we did today inspired me in a way that made me feel more open/confident and taught me to be more open and trusting to others, to myself and to God


I was inspired to not be afraid of who I am and accept others for who they are.


I was inspired by the personal stories to be more accepting of others and to develop my relationship with Jesus further.


Mock Trials

Round 1 of the 2019 Law Society of Western Australia Mock Trial Competition commenced on Wednesday night at the Supreme Court. Our team went up against Leeming SHS - appearing for the Prosecution in a criminal matter involving grievous bodily harm. The team persuasively argued that the accused had not acted in self-defence - successfully discharging its burden of proof, beyond reasonable doubt.


As we have a number of new team members this year, it was an invaluable learning experience for them to watch our seasoned Year 12 team put forward their case. There is a lot of preparation involved in the lead up to the trial, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the students who, despite their busy schedules, enthusiastically attended lunchtime meetings. I would also like to thank friends and family who came along on the night to offer support.


Our Round 1 Team included: 

  • Barrister 1: Charlie Richards
  • Barrister 2: Rory Hewson
  • Solicitor: Xavier Carr
  • Witness 1: Cullen Binet
  • Witness 2:  Liam Hurley
  • Court Orderly:  Toby Morgan
  • Reserve: Sam Falzun, Ethan Pasch, Reuben Patchett, Sophie Manners, Ashleigh Smith, Jasmin Collins, Harper Turtle, Mia Fracaro, Jack Court & James Langton.


Congratulations to our 2019 Mock Trial team on the win – and best wishes for future rounds.


Daisy Farley

Morgan Ball

Politics & Law



Around The Primary

Dear Parents

At today's Assembly the students from 5G shared a timeline of events leading to an important part of Western Australia’s history, The Swan River Settlement.  The students have been learning about the significant people who played an important role in making our city the place it is today.


Thank you to Ms O’Connor and Year 5G who reminded us of how fortunate we are to live in this beautiful city.


A big thank you also to Mr Peter Johnston for playing the piano to one of our favourite songs ‘We Are Australian’.



Yesterday students from Year 4-6 participated in the Interhouse Swimming Carnival at Claremont Pools. It was a wonderful day filled with fun and good sportsmanship. Once again Mr Alderman planned a wonderful carnival. Thank you to Mr Alderman, teachers and parents for supporting this event. Congratulations to all the House Captains who helped to organise the swimmers and also encouraged the great cheering in their Houses.  A fantastic result by Ward who were our overall winners for the day.


On Friday 22 March we are celebrating Primary House Day. This involves the students participating in activities to learn about the House founders of John XXIII College and to commemorate the House to which they will belong throughout their time at the College.


On the day the students are required to wear their House shirt, sports shorts and school hat. They will need to bring their lunch and water bottle.


The format of Primary House Day includes:


9:00 am                              'House Day' Mass - All parents are welcome to join us in the Chapel

10:30 am                           Students to visit the Year 6 Monster Cake Stall

11:00 am                           House Day activities – Class Based

12:30 pm                           Lunch (BYO)

1:30 pm onwards         Revolution Sports (Years 5 & 6)

                                                Tabloid Sports (Years 3 & 4)

                                                Bricks 4 Kidz (Year 2)
                                                Moosical Incursion (PP & Year 1)


As part of our celebrations for Primary House Day, our Year Six students are holding a 'Monster Cake Stall' to raise funds for Project Compassion.


The children are welcome to bring along a gold coin/s to buy a special treat for morning tea, prices range from 50c to $2.00.


Kindy 2021 enrolment interviews for siblings will commence in Term Three.  Please ensure you have submitted an enrolment form for your child to begin Kindy at the College. Please contact Laurence Dubuisson, our school Registrar if you have any queries


Oscar Romero aptly reminds us to “Aspire not to have more, but to be more.” 

Thank you to our wonderful students and school community for the generous donations which have been contributing to our growing money tree. We look forward to continuing to raise funds for Caritas during the Lenten season.



Special thanks to all the parents who have:

  • enrolled their children in Sacramental programs at their home Parish. We look forward to supporting the children as they take the next step in their Sacramental journey.
  • worn their new badge to special events.
  • informed us of their child's absence from school.

Kind regards, 



Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary

Open Day Guides

Our Year 6 Leaders were terrific tour guides on Open Day.  We were so proud of you!

Callum de Andrade Daisy Fethers
Trinity Fuller Henry Gooch
Luke Green Amelia Hennessy
Coco Kenny Emily Litic
Ella Matthews Genevieve Price
Tom Townsend Ethan Williams

Dates to Remember Week 7 2019

Tuesday 19 March           Swimming Training Ends 


Thursday 21 March         Years 4-6 Inter-school Swimming Carnival, Newman College


Friday 22 March                Primary House Day Mass

                                                     Year 6 Monster Cake Stall

Merit Certificates

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


1B Everett Ford, Alia Hartfield, Alexander Mechkarov
1G Joel Gooch, Theodore Gnech, Holly Harrison
2B Jay Griffiths, Florence Pedler
2G Taylor Cloghan, Olivia Negus
3B Harry Azzopardi, Jennalee Briede, Kiran Finn, Dahra Rogers
3G Oliver Lulich, Olivia Pronk, Isabel Prosser, Alessio Torre
4B Ben Arundell, Sam Dale, Alessandra Garreffa
4G Cara Bradley, Brendan Fong
5B Oliver Byrnes, Lucy Soares, Lily Van Pelt
5G Felisse Battalis, Olivia Eastman, Aria MacMillan, Joseph Scott, Jackson Watts
6B Lucas Hillbeck, Coco Kenny
6G Khyan Mann, Jennifer Ong, Mahalia Upton

Futsal Tournament

On Monday, two teams of Year Six students participated in the West Coast Futsal School Titles held at Kingsway Indoor Stadium. The students played in the 12s category and demonstrated an excellent level of skill, as well as fantastic sportsmanship off the court.


Although many teams pulled out of the tournament with short notice, the John XXIII students remained positive and played with passion. They are to be commended for dedicating themselves to early morning training sessions and for representing John XXIII College with pride on the day of the competition.


Congratulations to our Boys team who were the tournament Champions and to Dylan Betts, team captain, who was awarded the Most Valuable Player award.


Boys: Dylan Betts (Captain), Mark Bontempo, Jackson Bosnich, Hunter Bovell, Greg Briede, Oliver Defrancesco and Finn O’Donnell


Girls: Caitlin Bradock, Miranda Clyne, Trinity Fuller, Ella Matthews, Tilly O’Connell, Lana O’Gorman, Bridget Owen and Mahalia Upton


Talea Graves

Year 6 Teacher



Sculptures by the Sea

Students from Year 3-6 visited ‘Sculptures by the Sea’ and participated in Focus Tours, where an expert tour guide helped them to view, discuss, think and learn about many of the sculptures in the exhibition. Some of the tour guides are sculptors themselves and all of them had a fountain of knowledge to share and spark the students’ interest in sculpture.


All the tour guides and some members of the public had such positive feedback about the students’ engagement, participation and excellent behaviour, which made me really proud. We are so lucky to experience art on an international level in our own environment and from our follow up activities back at school I know the students have been enriched and inspired by this excursion. Many thanks to the parents and teachers who helped and supported the students on this excursion, it really was appreciated.


Fiona Blaauw

Primary Art Teacher



Superb Swimming Carnival

Yesterday the Years 4 to 6 students took part in the Inter-House Swimming Carnival. There were some outstanding swimming performances from the competitors. For the first time in well over ten years, the winning house on the day was Ward (332 pts). In 2nd place was Koolyangarra (319), 3rd was Loreto (274), St.Louis (250 ) was 4th, Campion (200) finished 5th and Loyola (173) was in 6th place. This was a tremendous result for Ward!


During the carnival, one record was broken by two Year 6 swimmers in the same race. Sylvia Czajko (Campion) set a record for the Year 6, 50m Girls Freestyle event. Bianca Petsos (Loreto) finished second to Sylvia in the same Freestyle race and she also broke the record. It was an outstanding performance from the two students.


The Carnival ran smoothly thanks to the Staff, the Year 6 House Captains, the wonderful parent helpers and all the swimmers who were well prepared for all their races. The skill, enthusiasm and sportsmanship among the competitors was terrific on the day. Congratulations and thank you to everyone!


The Interschool Carnival will be held next Thursday morning 21 March at the Newman College Pool. All students who qualified for this Carnival will be notified early next week.


John Alderman

Primary PE/Sports Coordinator




College Musical - Mary Poppins

Tickets are on sale now for the College Musical, Mary Poppins!


There is a very exciting Poster Challenge open to Primary students.  All the details are on the flyer, make sure you get your entry in by by Friday 29 March to Main Administration.


You can also meet the cast of Mary Poppins and have your photo taken at the Matinee performance on Saturday 4 May at 2:00pm.  See the attached flyer for more details!



Sports News

Minkey Registrations are now open for Primary students from Kindy to Year 4.  Early bird registrations must be finalised by 8 April 2019 via the club website


Enrolments applications

Enrolment applications

Enrolment applications are now being considered for Year 7 in 2022 and Kindergarten in 2021.   If your child is:

  • currently in Year 4, not yet enrolled at the College, and you are interested in a Year 7 position in 2022  or
  • two years old and to be registered for Pre-Kindy next year or Kindy in 2021

Please contact the College Registrar on 9383 0449 or for more information.


Music - Week 6

Twilight Recital

The first solo performance opportunity of the year is on the horizon! On Wednesday 27 March the Twilight Recital will be held in the GBLT from 7:00pm – 8:00pm, featuring soloists from Pre-Primary to Year 12. This recital is an opportunity for students to perform in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere in front of parents and friends. Entry forms can be obtained through the Music Office and instrumental tutors. We encourage students of all ages and experiences to perform!


Year 12 Drama

Our Year 12 Drama students in their performance of “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui”. Their work includes production and design aspects involving  costumes, sound and lighting. What a fabulous performance! 



Next Tuesday 19 March, sees the  commencement  of  the WA Debating League competition with teams from John XXIII competing at Christchurch colleges.  Debates begin at 6:30pm, 7:20pm or 8:15pm and  teams must be present 15 minutes prior to the debating commencing.  Students must wear school uniform. Good luck to all eleven  teams and warmest thanks to coaches/managers Ms Kirralee Dawson,  Aaron Peters, Bonita Devanand, Debra Needham and Mary-Anne Lumley. Parents are invited to attend all debates. Full details are found in the John XXIII Debating handbook, but all teams are reminded that they must check the WADL website regularly as some changes to fixtures are likely to occur.


The Da Vinci Decathlon is just two weeks away and team members have now received the initial parent information and permission form.  Years 7 and 8 teams compete on Tuesday 2 April and Years 9,10 an 11 on Wednesday 3 April. Preparation sessions have been taking placed with generally very good attendances, and  special thanks  to Ms O’Loughlin and Ms Devanand (Mathematics), Mr Cotter (Science),  Mrs Davies (coding) and Ms Ball (Cartography) for their excellent work with team members specialising in these areas. Teams will travel by bus to and from Winthrop Hall at the University of Western Australia for this prestigious event.


The  Year 12 Mock Trial team had an impressive win over a strong Leeming Senior High School team on Wednesday night at the Supreme Court.  It was pleasing to see a large contingent of Year 11 future team members supporting this excellent Year 12 team.  Special thanks to Ms Farley and Ms Morgan for their great work with the team.



There were some exceptional performances in the Magis Academic Spelling Challenge including Natalie Ong’s perfect score.  The top places in each age group were:

Year 12

  1. Rory Hewson 
  2. Cullen Binet 
  3. Sam Falzun    

    Year  11

  1. Shaun Raj 
  2. Ben Linsten
  3. Lorian Marshall

     Year 10

=1. Grace Barbour 

       McKenzie  Richardson

=3. Oscar Hegge 

       Isabella Pether 

       Gabriel Kaye 

Year 9

  1. Natalie Ong 
  2. Noemhi  Boehl 

     =3.  Alice O’Sullivan

             Sophie Chew

   Year 8

  1. Rob Brigg
  2. Tiffany Cesare 

     =3.   James Mitchell

               Ann Cullity 

     Year 7

  1. Jonathan  Hie    
  2. Gemma Bailey  
  3. Massimo Torre 

Jim Miller

Gifted and Talented Coordinator

Magis & Altiora Calendar

Term One

  • March 15-16 - Creative Writing Camp
  • March 30 - Creative Edge at Curtin Uni
  • April 2-3 - Da Vinci Decathlon at UWA
  • April 9  - Short Story Entries due

Term Two

  • May 1 - Magis Public Speaking Breakfast
  • May 6 - Magis Public Speaking Heats
  • May 10 - Julie Arliss G/T at St Hilda’s
  • May 14 - Magis Public Speaking Final (GBLT)
  • May 17-18 - World Scholar’s Cup Camp
  • May 23 - Mental Maths Challenge
  • May 31 - J1 World Scholar’s regionals SHC
  • June 12 - Magis Academic Knowledge
  • June 26 - Magis Awards & Personal Project Breakfast



NAS (Northern Associated School) Sport

All results and ladders can be found via the following link;

Please use the column on the left of the page to navigate.


Next week we have our annual bye/training days for NAS Sport, with a sausage sizzle to follow training. Teams will train on their usual NAS afternoon. As we will start at 3:30pm most teams should be ready for pick-up earlier than normal at around 4:30pm.


A reminder that if students cannot meet their commitment, they need to give the teacher in charge adequate notice.


Good luck to all teams.


ACC Squad & Swimming Training (Years 7 -12)

Students in the John XXIII College ACC Swimming Squad have been notified in homeroom. Students in the ACC squad are encouraged to attend training. Especially if they do not train elsewhere.


Swimming training is open to students of all ability levels. Training is on from 7:00am - 7:50am at the College pool on Monday, Wednesday and Friday until Monday 25 March. No nomination to attend training is needed, simply attend on the days you can make it.

Cross Country Training Years 7 – 12

Cross Country training will commence on Thursday February 21 from 7:00am - 7:50am meeting in the College pavilion. Training is open to students of all ability levels. Training will continue on Tuesday and Thursday throughout Term 1 and into Term 2. No nomination to attend training is needed simply attend on the day(s) you can make it. Distances run vary from 4km to 7km depending on ability level.

John XXIII College ACC Swimming Team – Wednesday 27 March HBF Stadium

Good luck to all students competing for John XXIII College in the ACC A Division Swimming Carnival at HBF stadium on Wednesday 27 March. A reminder that students are required to meet in the gym at 7:45am on the day of the carnival.


The ACC team in age division, information letter and ACC program booklet are attached. John XXIII College finished second overall in 2017 and 2018. Results will be posted in the newsletter when available. Thank you again to all students and staff that have been involved in the Interschool swimming season.


ACC All Stars Netball 2019 - Player nominations now open

Player nominations for the ACC All Stars Netball Match are now open to all ACC school students. The ACC All Stars netball team will play against the SSWA team at the State Netball Centre. The date and time to be confirmed).  Please note, in previous years the game has been scheduled prior to the WANL grand final games.  This arrangement has not been confirmed by Netball WA as yet.  The event could be scheduled on a separate date which would allow all selected team players to be available on the day.



Team selection trials will be held on Saturday 6 April from 11:00am – 2:00pm, and Sunday 7 April from 10:00am – 12:00pm at Corpus Christi College gymnasium.  Coaches will initially select a squad of players to compete in a trial match for a final team selection.  The trial match will be held 2-3 weeks prior to the competition date in Term 3 (TBC).  Please note, players who were selected in the final team last year or who are national or state representatives will automatically pass through to the trial match in Term 3.  However, they are still welcome to attend the initial trial sessions.

The nomination process is as follows:

  1. School provides attached flyer to interested/talented students.
  2. Students complete their nomination form on-line on the ACC web site .
  3. ACC will reply to each individual student when we receive their nomination on-line.

Positions are open to netball players from Years 9 – 12. 

**Players MUST be of representative quality and capable of playing at U19 level**

For more information please contact Suzie Ehlers at the ACC on 9241 5201 or email .



Congratulations to James Wearden and Mason Croker. James and Mason were the top wicket takers in the Western District under 15s cricket competition.


Netball Club

2019 Netball Registrations are now closed


There is limited availability for some year groups and a wait list for those that are full.

Please email the club at for further information.



Years 10/11/12  

  • Saturday 16 March 9:00am to 11:00am
  • Tuesday 19 March 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Year 9

  • Saturday 16 March 7:30am to 9:00am
  • Thursday 21 March 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Year 8

  • Sunday 17 March 9:30am to 11:00am

Year 7

  • Sunday 17 March 7:30am to 9:30am

All grading will be on the school netball hard courts (next to the Year 7 block).

The girls are to wear their school sports uniforms to grading, no jewellery is to be worn.


Players MUST attend all grading sessions. If your child is unable to attend, please advise the Club via email at

The John XXIII Collage Netball Club Grading Policy can be found on the Club website.



Congratulations to the following girls who have been selected for Perth Netball Association Teams.

  • Shenae Baker
  • Monique Cavallero
  • Madalyn Boley


  • Training is a compulsory and integral part of playing Saturday netball.
  • A register of training attendance is kept.
  • All training is on the school netball courts next to the Year 7 block.

Years 7, 8 and 9 training is on Thursday afternoons from 3:30pm to 5:00pm, commencing on Thursday 28 March.

Years 10, 11 and 12 training is on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30pm to 5:00pm, commencing on Tuesday 26 March.



  • Bloomers will be on sale at the next grading sessions. $15 each cash only.
  • Jackets will be on sale at the next grading session. $110 cash only. 
  • The netball uniforms are available for purchase in the John XXIII College Uniform Shop.


If you have any questions or concerns, please email us on and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


Remember that parent volunteers run the Netball Club and we have work commitments ourselves, so our responses are not immediate but usually within 48 hours.

We hope you enjoy the 2019 Netball season.

Rowing Club

Regatta 5 Pasta Night

Before the last PSA Regatta 5 we will be holding a Pasta and Pizza night at Claremont Pizza on Friday 15 March from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.  Entry via Claremont Showgrounds Gate 10.


It would be great to have all the rowing boys and teams attend. Please RSVP to your year group coordinator if your son is attending.  More information will be sent out soon.

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday 16 March - PSA Regatta 5  'Head of the River', Champion Lakes
  • Sunday 31 March- South West Schools Head of the River, Bunbury Racing Course
  • Friday 26 – 28 April - JTC Girls Rowing Camp, JTC Campus
  • Saturday 4 May -  IGSSA Regatta 1, Champion Lakes
  • Saturday 11 May - JTC Rowing Club QUIZ night fundraiser, John XXIII College 

Pathways and Transition


For further details on the above events and links, please download the attached pdf.

Joel Wynn

Head of Pathways and Transition

(08) 9383 0416

Family Zone & Cyber Safety

Download Family Zone 

Make use of the Family Zone Accounts which we are offering to John XXIII College families for free, as part of our College contract negotiations until 2020.


By setting up a private Family Zone account, you can apply age-appropriate parental controls on every device your child has access to, in any location. To find out more visit



Community Liturgy

Thank you to the students and staff in Koolyangarra House who prepared our liturgy this morning.


Students in Year 11 will be preparing the liturgy for our College community next Friday, 15 March.


During Lent, as well as ‘giving up’ something, some families choose to ‘give back’ by attending the Friday liturgies as part of their commitment to prayer. Throughout the Lenten season, the scripture readings are particularly rich – and provide food for thought and reflection. 


New families welcome! If you have not previously attended Mass or are not Catholic, just come to the Chapel at 8:00am.  There are no reserved seats or special places and all the responses are on a PowerPoint.   


Community Liturgy summary

  • Where:                 College Chapel
  • Time:                     8:00 – 8:30 am
  • When:                   every Friday in term time


Sacrement Program


What happens in the Sacrament Program?

Children in Years 3, 4 and 6 prepare to celebrate, respectively, the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation in their own ‘home’ parish. 


How are the children prepared?

The Religion curriculum in Catholic schools includes a unit of work on the sacrament in the relevant year level. Once the students have completed the unit of work they are awarded a certificate, which is required by the Parish.


Some parishes provide additional classes for students attending Catholic schools.

Last, but not least, parents are the children’s first teachers in Faith. The program in the Perth Archdiocese is ‘family-focused, parish-based and Catholic school supported.’


When will the sacraments be celebrated?

Each parish is different; refer to your local parish for dates and times. Some information from local parishes is provided below – and you can find more detail on the College website.  


Why are there differences from parish to parish?

Each parish is a unique Faith community and the Parish Priest responds to the needs of the parish, within the context of the wider Church. No two parishes are the same – so there will be some variation in how the parish Sacrament Program is administered. As a regional College we are enriched by families from a diversity of parishes.


If I have a child in Year 3, 4 or 6, when should I enroll in my parish program?

Parents are reminded to enroll their children in parish Sacrament programs as soon as possible


Parish updates from Local Parishes

A brief summary of dates are provided below. For more detail, please check the College website or approach the Parish Priest or parish sacrament coordinator directly.


CITY BEACH: Holy Spirit

For families already enrolled in the program, the schedule is on the College website.

Further information:


CLAREMONT: St Thomas Apostle

Registration for all Sacraments

Friday 15 March

Celebration of the Sacrament

First Communion:            Sunday 5 May 9:30am

Confirmation:                    Friday 9 August 6:00pm

Reconciliation:                  Wednesday 23 OR Thursday 24 October after school

Further information:


COTTESLOE: St Mary Star of the Sea

Registration for all Sacraments

Further information:

Registration Form:     


DOUBLEVIEW: Our Lady of the Rosary

Registration for all Sacraments

Saturday 16 March at 6:00pm Mass OR 17 March at 10:00am Mass

Celebration of the Sacrament

Confirmation:                   Saturday 8 June at 6:00pm Mass

First Communion:           Saturday 21 September at 6:00pm

                                                Sunday 22 September at 10:00am

Reconciliation:                 Saturday 26 October at 5:00pm

Further information:


FLOREAT/WEMBLEY: St Cecilia’s/Our Lady of Victories

Reconciliation:                 A gentle reminder, for families registered, that the Parent & Child Workshops will be held next week at St Cecilia’s church on Wednesday 20 March and Thursday 21 March – either 5:00pm OR 6:30pm.  (Please attend the session for which you are registered.)

Upcoming dates:        Thank you to those families who have completed the enrolment process. For those who have yet to do so, please provide us with your nominated dates with regards to workshops, reconciliation, rehearsals, etc. Email the Parish Office.  Further info:

NEDLANDS: Holy Rosary

Celebration of the Sacrament

Reconciliation:                  Term 2 – date to be finalised 

First Communion:            Sunday 16 June 2019,  8:45am Mass 

Confirmation:                    Saturday 3 August 2019, 6:00pm Mass 

Further information:



Registration form

Available from parish website:

Celebration of the Sacrament

Reconciliation:                  Saturday 30 March, 2:00pm 

First Communion:            Sunday 30 June 2019,  9:30am Mass 

Confirmation:                    Sunday 22 September 2019, 9:30am Mass 

Further information:

Contact: John Edwards 0438 527 050


SUBIACO: St Joseph’s


Expression of interest for all Sacraments

Contact: Bart Welten


If you have any other questions about the Sacrament Program:

GOOD NEWS for the 2nd Sunday in Lent

(Luke 9:28-36)

As Jesus prayed, the aspect of his face was changed, and his clothing became brilliant as lightning.

The following reflection was used at Community Mass this morning – and relates to Sunday’s Gospel account of the Transfiguration of Jesus. It reminds us that one of the pillars of Lent is prayer – personal and collective. 


During prayer, Jesus’ “face changed.” This is biblical language meaning that Jesus himself changed. The transfiguration is a brief glimpse of the glory of his risen life. To come to this glory, however, Jesus could not remain on the mountain, but had to continue his journey to Jerusalem and the cross.

During prayer we, too, encounter God in such a way that can change us. We, too, are strengthened to follow our life journey and embrace the cross. And we, too, will be glorified in this life and forever in heaven.



Year 7 Immunisation Program

The Department of Health is offering a free immunisation program for Year 7 students.


The program offers a booster dose of the diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (dTpa) vaccine, and a vaccine for protection against human papillomavirus (HPV). The HPV vaccine provides wide protection against genital warts and some cancers in two doses.


The Department of Health Immunisation team will be visiting the College on Monday 20 May to administer the first round of vaccines.


Students in Year 7 will receive an information pack closer to the date for parents to sign.

For more information visit


Jenny Hill

College Nurse

Men Of John XXIII College

A Night with Glenn Mitchell

A life of opportunities and challenges.

For more than two decades from early 1990, Glenn Mitchell lived a life that many envied. As a sports commentator for the ABC, and married to fellow sports broadcaster, Karen Tighe, he travelled the world covering elite level sport.


Not long after joining the ABC legendary broadcaster, George Grljusich dubbed him “The Oracle” due to his encyclopaedic knowledge of sport.


During his tenure with the national broadcaster Glenn commentated on four Olympic, four Commonwealth and two Paralympic Games. As one of the ABC’s senior cricket commentators he called over 200 international matches, covering 13 overseas tours.


Back home, he commentated more than 900 AFL and WAFL games, was the host of the iconic Saturday Sportstalk, and throughout his career commentated more than 20 different sports on both radio and television, including world championships in triathlon, cycling and water polo.


In 2000 he was awarded the Australian Sports Medal by the Governor-General for his contribution to sport, one of numerous awards he garnered during his broadcasting career.


It is a story laced with poignancy, humour and, above all, hope for those who suffer the anguish of mental illness or know people who do. Glenn’s goal is to encourage everyone who is or has been touched by the scourge of mental illness that help is at hand. His story is one of inspiration and shows that with the right help and persistence there is a light at the end of the tunnel.


Join Glenn and the Men of John XXIII College for this memorable night.

  • Where: Wembley Hotel Cambridge Street Floreat
  • When:  Friday 29 March 2019
  • Timings
    • 6:30pm gather
    • 7:00pm pizza and snacks
    • 7:30pm Glenn Mitchell
  • Cost: $20.00 for pizza and snacks
  • Book online:


Parents' Association


Thank you to all the parents and staff that attended our Term 1 Parents’ Association meeting. 


We are pleased to announce that the funding proposal was passed with a significant majority ($30,000 (ex-GST) for three private bus routes servicing the College from the North, South and East.


Our Term 2 meeting will be held on Monday 27 May at 7:00pm in the Thomas More Exhibition Centre. If you have any ideas for how the Parents’ Association funds could be spent in Term 2, the Guidelines for Funding Proposal Form must be completed. You can download one from the school website, or below.


Please submit completed proposals to . The deadline for Term 2 Funding submissions is Friday 10 May.



We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.


2019 Parents’ Association Committee

College Charter Bus

John XXIII College offers Horizons West private bus services taking children to and from school. Currently we run a Southern route through Swanbourne, Cottesloe, Mosman Park, North Fremantle and East Fremantle. We are pleased to extend this service to the north (Floreat, City Beach, Wembley Downs, Scarborough, Doubleview, Woodlands) and the east (Floreat, Churchlands, Wembley, West Leederville) to allow more families the opportunity to make use of this private, safe and convenient bus service.


The service is safe and an affordable option for all primary and secondary students.


Tickets are available for purchase for $2.50 each way from the main administration reception on Mooro Drive, Mount Claremont.


To find out more information about the specific stops and times in your area please view the PDF below


Bus Routes




Summer Canteen Menu 

Please see the attached Summer Canteen Menu, which is available for Term 1.

Please could the secondary students bring some form of identification when collection their
lunch orders. A labelled book or item of clothing is acceptable until such time as student cards are

Canteen opening hours

  • Breakfast: 8:00am to 8:45am
  • Recess: 10:40am to 11:00am
  • Lunch: 12:50pm to 1:25pm

Ash Wednesday

The secondary students should try to adhere to a meat free day on Wednesday 6 March. There are numerous fish and vegetable options available to order. The menu cannot be changed, as there is no way to separate the primary and secondary menu with the online ordering system. The onus is therefore on the student and not on the canteen to order meat free items. We will have our usual Wednesday menu available with the addition of Nachos.


There will be pancakes available for sale on Tuesday morning for breakfast.

Ordering online

How to get started:

  • Visit
  • Sign up by completing the registration form
  • Receive a confirmation email with activation link
  • Activate your account and login to the website
  • Add your children and credit to your account
  • Order at your convenience (up to four weeks in advance)

How to activate your Smart Rider card:

  • Log on to your account
  • Go to the ‘Students’ tab and select the student
  • Select ‘Register Students Card’ and complete the fields

Uniform Shop

During Term 1 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

Secondhand items

Secondhand uniforms will be accepted on and after Friday March 15. Items must be freshly cleaned and pressed.  Only clothing in excellent condition can be accepted for sale.


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.

Marriage Relationships: What it's all about?

Presenter: Ean James, Clinical Psychologist

Date: Wednesday 20 March 2019

Time: 7:00pm to  8.30pm


The “honeymoon” came and went. Finding the lost love. So we finally discovered that incompatibility is the essence of committed relationship; not a threat but opportunity. Beyond the “ecstasy”, to intimacy and real connection. Shakti Gawain called it “the most powerful spiritual journey in the universe”.


Ean James has been a regular speaker at the Inigo Centre for many years. His talks are always well attended and his audience enthusiastic. This is because he is thorough, rapports extremely well with his audience and his content is relevant to modern living needs.


John XXIII College

MACKILLOP ROOM (Multi-Purpose Room)

WEDNESDAY 20 March 2019

7:00pm TO 8.30 pm


$10 (Donation unwaged)

Further Details and Registration contact Murray Graham on 9383 0444 or email



John XXIII College Alumni 

ALUMNI Events & Reunions

Class 1969 Loreto 50 Year Reunion

  • Cottesloe Hotel 
  • Saturday 9 March 2019
  • 5.30pm
  • No need to RSVP


College Cup Sailing Regatta

  • Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Peppermint Grove
  • Sunday 5 May 2019
  • 8.30am
  • Sailing experience preferable but not necessary
  • Young Guns and Oldies
  • RSVP essential for catering purposes


CINI Australia Afternoon Tea

  • Thomas More Exhibition Centre, John XXIII College
  • Sunday 5 May 2019
  • 2.00pm
  • Booking essential
  • Tickets: $55 Full, $45 concession, $400 table of 8. (wine extra)


Ron Logan Cup (Football) – John XXIII Day

  • 1st XVIII vs Alumni
  • 9 August 2019
  • 12.30pm
  • RSVP appreciated.
  • Jumpers provided
  • Refreshments following the game


Theresa Elliott Shield (Netball) – John XXIII Day

  • Current Netball team vs Alumni
  • 9 August 2019
  • 12.30pm
  • RSVP appreciated
  • Bibs provided
  • Refreshments following the game


1st Year Class 2018 Reunion 

  • Circle of Friends Café, John XXIII College
  • Thursday 5 September 2019
  • 6.00pm
  • Beverages and food provided
  • Bus to Claremont following the event
  • $10 RSVP essential


10 Year Class 2009 Reunion

  • Registration at John XXIII College
  • Saturday 19 October 2019
  • 5.30pm
  • Liturgy and Class Photo
  • Principal’s drinks and canapes
  • Bus to Claremont Football Club


20 Year Class 1999 Reunion

  • Registration at John XXIII College
  • Saturday 19 October 2019
  • 5.30pm
  • Liturgy and Class Photo
  • Principal’s drinks and canapes
  • Bus to Claremont Football Club


30 Year Class 1989 Reunion

  • Registration at John XXIII College
  • Saturday 19 October 2019
  • 5.30pm
  • Liturgy and Class Photo
  • Principal’s drinks and canapes
  • Bus to Mosman Park Bowling Club

For further information please contact Anna Gingell, Alumni Development, on 9383 0520 or email 

Community Notices


City of Nedlands - Public Open Space Strategy

The City of Nedlands is currently in the early stages of developing a Public Open Space Strategy (POS Strategy). It was identified through the Local Planning Strategy (LPS) that the City currently lacks adequate Public Open Space (POS). The issue of POS provision is set to become a growing concern as the City embarks on population growth with additional density to be provided by 2050.


The POS Strategy seeks to determine the requirement for Public Open Space (parks) based on current demand and future growth.  It will seek to recommend actions on how to address any issues raised.


The City has undertaken an audit of all of the parks within the City to assess the existing infrastructure and potential uses that each park provides. The next step in the process is to undertake engagement with the community and yourselves to discuss when and how you are using the parks in the City. We are seeking your help as a school within the City to spread the word and encourage people to partake in the engagement provided by the City. We are encouraging people who use parks within the City to complete the survey available on the City’s ‘Your Voice’ page which can be found via the link below:

2019 JTC Timetable for Parents.pdf
Poster Challenge Flyer.pdf
Meet and Greet.pdf
COTTESLOE Sacrament Enrolment Form.docx
Image: Dagmar Anders – Christ on the way to the desert
Magis Calendar Semester One.pdf
Charter Bus Flyer.pdf
Canteen Menu 2019.pdf
lgnatian induction program.pdf
Enriching Family Life.pdf
Marriage Relationship.pdf
Information for students involved in Northern Associated Schools Sport.pdf
NAS SUMMER VENUES as at 17 January 2019.pdf
Year 7 NAS team lists.pdf
Year 7 NAS Fixtures Term 1 2019.pdf
Year 8 NAS team lists.pdf
YR 9 NAS team lists.pdf
Year 8 and 9 NAS Fixtures Term 1 2019.pdf
YR 10 to 12 NAS team lists.pdf
Year 10 to 12 NAS Fixtures Term 1 2019.pdf
Netball player flyer 2019.pdf
ACC carnival letter 2019.pdf
ACC Swimming Booklet 2019.pdf
John XXIII College ACC Swimming Team 2019.pdf
Events Calendar 2019.pdf
Guidelines, Process and Template for Funding Proposals.pdf