Newsletter

28 June 2019
Issue Nineteen
From the Principal
Secondary
Around The Primary
Music - Week 19
Drama
Magis
Sport
Netball Club
Pathways and Transition
Family Zone & Cyber Safety
Liturgy
Health
Men Of John XXIII College
College Charter Bus
Canteen
Uniform Shop
  Inigo Parent Talks
John XXIII College Alumni 
Community Notices
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From the Principal

Sacramental celebrations

It is an important time in the Church’s year with the celebration of Pentecost Sunday, Trinity Sunday and the Feast of Corpus Christi over the past three weeks. Many of our Primary students are also receiving their First Holy Communion and being Confirmed to coincide with these celebrations. Preparation for these sacraments occurs at the College and students receive the sacraments through their local parishes.

 

Last week we also celebrated the feast day of St Aloysius ‘Louis’ Gonzaga (1568 – 1592). St Aloysius joined the Jesuits and as a student helped nurse the sick. He died at the age of 23 and is known as the patron saint of students because of his selfless courage, his compassion and his generosity. Our founding boys’ school, St Louis, was named in his honour.

 

The name ‘Gonzaga’ also has special significance for the Loreto Sisters. Sr Mary Gonzaga Barry ibvm (1834 – 1915) led the first group of Mary Ward Sisters to Australia from Ireland in 1875. Sr Mary Gonzaga Barry ibvm took St Louis Gonzaga as her patron saint when she joined the Loreto Sisters.

 

Our College Archivist, Sr Theresa Elliott ibvm, suggests that the significance of the name ‘Gonzaga’ to both the Loreto Sisters and Jesuits meant it was discussed as a possible name for the amalgamated schools of Loreto and St Louis. The final decision of John XXIII College was an inspired choice as it reflected the vision of the founding orders and honoured a Pope who initiated a new age for the Church.

 

It is wonderful for current students, staff and families be part of this incredible legacy.

 

Robert Henderson

Principal

Secondary

Catholic Youth Summit

Six Year 10 students attended the Catholic Youth Summit this week themed BE (the right) ATTITUDE. This was a great forum for students to network and learn how they can be a Catholic leader. 

 

 

St Louis Day - 27 June 2019

Yesterday St Louis students celebrated their House Day at John XXIII College. We celebrated a paraliturgy in the Chapel reflecting on the life of our patron St Aloysius Gonzaga followed by a shared pizza lunch in the Hall. We also celebrated some of the outstanding contributions from St Louis students so far this year. Homeroom teachers were asked to put forward the names of students who had made an extra effort in respect to Homeroom time or House spirit.

 

The following students were awarded a St Louis award:

Year 7  Year 8    Year 9    
Asher Aylmore Jorja van Pelt Tia Rawson
Tayla Matera Sebastian Grant Smith Sarah Longman
Year 10          Year 11 Year 12
Imogen Walsh Isabella O’Sullivan Amy Exten
Joel Khoo      Christian Redfern   Danny McGurgan 
Toby Muenchow    

                                            

Eighteen students and two staff were also involved in cooking meals for The Shopfront after school. Lots of fun was had and hopefully the meals prove to be delicious. The celebration culminated today with a special focus at the Community Mass on Saint Aloysius Gonzaga and St Louis students were involved in the Mass.

 

It was a pleasure to see all students involved and enthusiastic in our House day celebration. A special mention must be made of the House staff and our various student leaders for their help in organising the day.

Jodi Power

St Louis House Coordinator

Careers and Enterprise

An innovative session, in designing and printing a personal name tag, was recently conducted by past student Tom Anderson-King for the Years 11 and 12 Career and Enterprise students. The final product, using the College’s 3D printers, were a testament to Tom and the students and the capabilities of technology in the world we live in.

 

Ms Alexander

Careers and Enterprise Teacher

Looking for generous families to host Italian exchange students from Italy

Thank you to the families who have generously offered to host one of our Italian students for two weeks in Term 3.

 

We still require another 10 families, so if your family is able to host a student from Italy from 27 August to 13 September, then please click the attached letter for further information and complete the Expression of Interest to Host Application Form and return it to monica.smokrovic@cewa.edu.au. We are especially in need of families who are able to host a male student.

 

The exchange students are from Perth’s sister city of Vasto and we have enjoyed the opportunity of hosting them for many years.

 

Please do not miss out on this invaluable opportunity for your family to experience another culture and for your family to share your culture with them.

 

Monica Smokrovic

Italian Exchange Coordinator

Host Families needed for our Fujimi High School Students

Many thanks to the families that have so generously offered to host one of your young Japanese students for two weeks in Term 3.

 

We still require another six families, so if your family is able to host a female student from Japan from 28 July to the 10 August, then please do not hesitate to click this link for further information. Please complete the attached Host Family Application Form and return it to shane.glass@cewa.edu.au at your earliest convenience.

 

This has been a wonderful experience for many families in the past, so please consider having an overseas student to stay for just two weeks.

 

This will be our 21st exchange with Fujimi High School! The length of our relationship reflects the loyalty, strength and success of the program.

 

Ms Shane Glass

Head of Learning Area (Languages)

Around The Primary

Dear Parents

Today is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and our PP-Year 2 students celebrated Mass.  Father Rodrigo reminded us all that Jesus loves us and shows us how to love others.  The students participated beautifully in this time of prayer and reflection.  Special thanks to Year 1B and Ms Crowley for preparing this lovely liturgical celebration. 

 

We are heading to the finishing line!  Teachers are now in the final stages of preparing the reports and they will be ready to be released next Friday afternoon (further details below).

 

Next Friday, 5 July is our annual ‘Comfy Day’ and the whole Primary community is invited to come to school dressed in warm comfy clothes or pyjamas. On this day we hope to raise the students’ awareness of how fortunate we are to have access to everyday privileges. 

 

All students are asked to bring along a gold coin donation for LifeLink or if you have a spare packet of tea bags or extra supply of coffee or Milo in your cupboard these donations would also be greatly appreciated by The Shopfront.

 

The Shopfront also send their grateful thanks for all the donations of toiletries and blankets or sleeping bags (new or pre-loved) they received this term.

Thank you for your generous support.

Kind regards, 

 

Antoinette De Pinto

Head of Primary

Semester One Reports

Semester One reports for Pre-Primary to Year 6 students will be released through the College’s online communication platform ‘SEQTA’. All reports will be visible from 3.30pm on Friday 5 July.

 

Instructions

i. Please login to your SEQTA Engage account at:  https://parent.johnxxiii.edu.au

ii. Click on the DOCUMENTS link located on the menu at the left side of screen

iii. From the OPTIONS menu at top of screen select ALL OPTIONS

iv. Click on PDF document or designated Year group

 

Mobile Devices

*It is also possible to download the SEQTA Engage App from your provider (e.g. Google Play Store; Apple App Store) if you wish to do this.

 

If you have any problems logging into your SEQTA account, please email our IT department at ithelpdesk@johnxxiii.edu.au

 

Dates to Remember

Friday 5 July

Last day of Term 2

Comfy Day

Assembly PPB & PPG 9am, Roncalli Hall

 

Good Old Days

On Monday the Year 2 students went on a bus ride to Peninsula Farm to learn all about the past. The students dressed in olden day clothes and explored the farm house which belonged to the Hardey family.

 

The students learnt about olden day artefacts, created their own windmills and discussed how technology has changed the way we live over time.  The highlight of the day was playing olden day games, such as, quoits, skipping and egg and spoon races!

 

 

Elephant Toothpaste

Year 5B concluded their Chemical Science topic with a fantastic “hands on” chemistry lesson in the Secondary Laboratory.

 

Mr Gazia (Catherine’s Dad) kindly gave up his time to demonstrate the “elephant toothpaste” experiment and to share his amazing knowledge.  The students also had the chance to work collaboratively with their peers to conduct the experiment themselves.

 

Our time in the lab provided the students with the chance to see the science concepts they have been learning come alive!

 

Mrs Goss

Year 5B Teacher

 

 

Day of Reflection

On Wednesday, Year 4’s had a Eucharistic Retreat with 24.7 Ministry.  We had a really fun day.  We watched a skit which had a message about saying sorry for your sins.  We played fun games such as ‘Get out of the Knot’ where we worked together in teams.  We also played ‘Baptism salad’ where we stood in a large circle and ran through it when one of the four symbols of Baptism was called out by a leader.  Each of us made a hanging vine with words and symbols to take home and remind us about Jesus teachings.  We feel really prepared for the Sacrament of the Eucharist.

 

Amelia Watson (4B) and Will Bahen (4G)

 

 

Bricksville

In Design and Technology lessons, the Year 4’s have been designing and constructing a futuristic and sustainable city out of LEGO. It was a long process but really fun and interesting.

 

First, we sketched our designs. Our group designed a multi-level hotel with solar panels and a recycling plant, next we had to sketch it. After that, we had to use a computer program called ‘Lego Digital Designer’ to simulate our designs in 3D. Finally we got to construct our models in our classrooms. We really enjoyed this project and hope we do more activities like this in the future.

  

Arabella Buzzard (4B) and James Bradock (4G)

 

 

Music News

During this week’s Music lessons, the Year 5 students performed concerts for their parents.  These performances showcased their skills they have developed to perform as a Tuned Percussion Ensemble.  Every student performed on either xylophones, glockenspiels or a marimba.

 

The students have learnt to hold the beaters correctly, bounce the beaters off the bars for resonance, roll the beaters and most importantly, to keep in tempo.  They performed four pieces, each one increasing in difficulty.  The students performed confidently and capably, producing lovely music.  This was well received by the parent audience.  At the end of each concert, many students performed on the instruments for which they have been receiving tutoring. 

 

The Year 5 students can feel proud of their achievements as the concerts were a great success!

 

Mrs Morrell

Primary Music Specialist

Family Zone for Free

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

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

 

 

Sacramental Certificates

As your children celebrate receiving the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation, please email copies of these certificates to nancy.petsos@cewa.edu.au for College records.

 

Can you help?

The Catholic LifeLink Agency, ‘The Shop Front’ provides meals for those in need who call in and has shower facilities for those who are homeless.

 

As The Shop Front is a special place of hospitality and sharing they would greatly appreciate any donations of blankets or sleeping bags (new or pre-loved).

 

 

Music - Week 19

Music Tour Rehearsal and Briefing

A reminder that the final Mass Choir Rehearsal will be held on Tuesday 2 July from 3:30pm – 4:30pm in the GBLT. Final tour documentation will be distributed after the rehearsal where, parents and students will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Performance Uniform Sizing

All secondary students in a large ensemble should size their uniforms by the end of Term 2.

 

All Secondary Music Ensembles will transition to a Music Performance Uniform over the course of the following term. Students attending Tour will premiere the uniform in Sydney while, all other ensembles will perform in the new uniforms for Spring Soiree in Term 3.

 

Sizing and purchasing uniforms can be arranged through the Music Department up until the end of Term 2 for $125 (which includes a jacket and trousers), after which they will be available through the Uniform Shop (prices at this later stage may be subject to change). Students may attend the Music Office during any out-of-class time to try on uniforms.

 

Please contact the Music Department with any questions.

Music Office Opening Hours

Please note the Music Office will be closed on Thursday 4 July and Friday 5 July, reopening on Tuesday 23 July. Email and phone correspondence may go unanswered during this period. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Drama

Coming soon in Drama

 

  • Year 8 Drama Performance
    And Now For Something Completely Python
    Monday 1 July
    5:00pm, Roncalli Hall

     
  • Year 10 Drama Night
    Show Bag
    Wednesday 3 July
    7:00pm, Roncalli Hall

 

 

Magis

The Magis Awards Breakfast and Personal Project Opening was held this week and was attended by just over 100 people.  There were many superb, creative and varied projects, and it was pleasing to see the great support from parents. Six Years 11 and 12  Magis leaders and two staff members judged the projects individually, and names of award winners will be announced in the next newsletter, but all students can be justifiably proud of their achievements. Warmest thanks to Mr Rob Henderson, Ms Jess Bouwman and Ms Dawson who presented or announced awards, to Magis Captain Rory Hewson who gave the opening address, and to the many teachers and students who visited the Exhibition which remained opened through to the end of lunchtime.  Colourful Personal Project Display catalogues highlighted the great diversity and excellence of the student work.

 

The Magis Awards were presented to students who represented the College this semester in external team competitions Da Vinci Decathlon, Creative Edge Thinking, and World Scholar’s Cup, and to placegetters in the Magis Academic Spelling and Mental Maths Challenges, and the John XXIII Public Speaking and Creative Writing competitions both run by Magis. Another major competition, the interschool debating, is still in progress and awards will be presented later in the year along with the major semester two competitions.

 

A new set of awards was introduced to Magis students who have given dedicated service to the program this year, and these were presented to the following senior students who all gave superb keynote addresses either on public Speaking or World Scholar’s Cup at Magis Breakfasts this semester. The recipients were Rory Hewson, Charlie Richards, Ben Linsten, Emily Tyson, Alex Panther and Skye MacMillan.  The Award report will be published next week.

 

Many of the awards presented were publicised as they occurred throughout the semester, but Creative Writing results were announced for the first time and the placegetters were:

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

1.  Massimo Torre

2.  Maddie Boley

=3. Luke McLernon

      Jasmine Boog

1. Tiffany Cesare

2.  Yvette Rigg

3. Seb Raj

1. Alice O’Sullivan

2. Elinor Webster

1. Alex Somlyay

2. Caitlin Green

3. Grace Barbour

 

The make-up rounds of WADL Interschool debating were held at Shenton College on Thursday, and we now await news of whether any other teams will join the undefeated Year 7 team in the finals.  Congratulations and thanks to all students who represented the College, and special thanks to the teachers Ms Kirralee Dawson, Deacon Aaron Peter, Ms Mary-Anne Lumley, Ms Bonita Devanand and Ms Debra Needham for their great assistance to the teams.

 

Final preparations are now being completed for the Jesuit Debating Championships in Melbourne at the start of the holidays, and the World Scholar’s Global Round in Sydney next term, and we look forward to the finals in debating and Mock Trials next term, along with the great range of semester two gifted and talented competitions at both the College and interschool  level.

 

Jim Miller

Gifted and Talented Coordinator

Sport

Hockey

We have had a real hockey focus over the last few weeks of school, with both the ACC Girls and Boys Carnivals, along with the Years 7-9 SSWA Ross Meadows Shield. Our ACC Girls representative team played on Thursday 13 June and finished fourth in their pool with victories and a few draws. They were accompanied and coached by Mr Adrian Sims who said they all played amazingly.

 

Next up were our ACC Boys who played on Thursday 20 June. The team were undefeated all day and were crowned the ACC Champions after defeating CBC Fremantle in the grand final 4 to 1. Our team was accompanied and coached by Mr Cameron Tremayne who was extremely proud of the huge team effort the boys displayed throughout the day.

 

 

The following day it was our junior students in Years 7 and 9 to take to the turf at the SSWA Ross Meadows Shield carnival. This is a mixed competition and was a day full of sporting fun. We had enough interest to take two teams one who played in Pool A and the other in Pool B. I am pleased to announce that one of our teams finished fourth in their pool and the other finished second to progress to the bronze medal final. This team unfortunately lost their final, however proudly finished in fourth place overall. These teams were accompanied and coached by Miss Ruth O’Donnell and myself. We were both so impressed with the skills, team comradery and positive support for each other shown on the day from all players.

Athletics

Athletics training started Tuesday this week and I was pleased with the impressive numbers. Training will run every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 7:00am-8:00am in the lead up to the ACC B Division Athletics Carnival on Thursday 19 October.

 

Our pre carnival events commenced this week which consist of the 1500m, Discus and Javelin competitions. The weather has not been on our side throughout the week and I want to applaud all students who have taken part in these events.

 

Rugby

Next Thursday 4 July our First XV Rugby team will compete against Scotch College in our annual rugby match. This team have been training hard throughout this term to prepare for this game with will be played at John XXIII College. The game is scheduled for a 4:10pm start and supporters are welcome to come and watch the game.

NAS (Northern Associated Schools)

The last rounds of NAS competitions ran this week. All teams finishing in the top four positions will progress to finals. Thank you to all our dedicated students for competing in our Term 2 NAS teams this year. It has been an absolute pleasure watching you all grow as a team and seeing your successes throughout the term.

 

NAS Finals Schedule

NAS Year 7 WINTER FINALS FIXTURES 2019 - MONDAY 1 JULY  

SPORT

GRADE

ROUND

HOME TEAM

AWAY TEAM

VENUE

FLOORBALL

GIRLS YR 7

Finals 2

John XXIII

Sacred Heart

John XXIII College

FLOORBALL

BOYS YR 7

Finals 1

John XXIII

Sacred Heart

Revolution Sports

BADMINTON

GIRLS YR 7

Finals 2

Sacred Heart

John XXIII

State Netball Centre

BADMINTON

BOYS YR 7

Finals 1

Chisholm

John XXIII

State Netball Centre

FOOTBALL

B YR 7

Finals 1

Sacred Heart

John XXIII

Sacred Heart College

NETBALL

G YR 7A

Finals 2

John XXIII

Sacred Heart

John XXIII College

SOCCER

G YR 7

Finals 2

Servite

John XXIII

Tuart College Oval

 

NAS Years 8/9 WINTER FINALS FIXTURES 2019 - TUESDAY 2 JULY 

SPORT

GRADE

ROUND

HOME TEAM

AWAY TEAM

VENUE

FLOORBALL

GIRLS 8/9

Finals1

Sacred Heart

John XXIII

John XXIII College

FLOORBALL

BOYS 8/9

Finals1

Newman

John XXIII

Revolutions

NETBALL

G YR 8A

Finals1

Chisholm

John XXIII

Chisholm College

NETBALL

G YR 8B

Finals2

Sacred Heart

John XXIII

Sacred Heart (new gym)

NETBALL

G YR 9A

Finals2

Newman

John XXIII

Newman College

NETBALL

G YR 9B

Finals2

Newman

John XXIII

Newman College

SOCCER

B YR 8

Finals2

Sacred Heart

John XXIII

Flinders Park

SOCCER

G YR 8/9

Finals1

Sacred Heart

John XXIII

Sacred Heart College

SOCCER

B YR 9

Finals2

John XXIII

Sacred Heart

John XXIII College

BADMINTON

G YR 8/9

Finals1

Chisholm

John XXIII

State Netball Centre

BADMINTON

B YR 9

Finals2

John XXIII

Servite

State Netball Centre

FOOTBALL

B YR 8

Finals2

Servite

John XXIII

Grenville Reserve

 

NAS SENIOR WINTER FINALS FIXTURES  2019 - WEDNESDAY 3 JULY

SPORT

GRADE

ROUND

HOME TEAM

AWAY TEAM

VENUE

NETBALL

G YR 10

Finals 2

John XXIII

Chisholm

John XXIII College

NETBALL

G - Ch. League A

Finals 1

John XXIII

Newman

John XXIII College

NETBALL

G - Ch. League B

Finals 1

John XXIII

Chisholm

John XXIII College

SOCCER

B YR 10

Finals 2

Chisholm

John XXIII

Chisholm College

SOCCER

G - Ch. League

Finals 2

John XXIII

Servite

John XXIII College

SOCCER

B - Ch. League

Finals 2

Newman

John XXIII

Newman

SOCCER

NO LIMITS

Finals 1

John XXIII

Chisholm

Fox Five Football

BADMINTON

G - Ch. League

Finals 2

John XXIII

Newman

State Netball Centre

BADMINTON

B - Ch. League

Finals 2

John XXIII

Sacred Heart

State Netball Centre

FOOTBALL

B YR 10

Finals 2

Sacred Heart

John XXIII

Sacred Heart College

2019 IGGSA Head of the River

Catch the full race coverage from the 2019 Independent Girls' Schools' Sports Association Western Australia Head of the River at Champion Lakes on Saturday 29 June from 8:00am via livestream https://www.youtube.com/user/4stylemedia/live

Netball Club

Code of Conduct

There is no excuse for back-chatting or arguing with a coach or an umpire. Coaches and Umpires at John XXIII Netball Club are an invaluable asset to our Club and your team, without them our Club doesn’t function.  You may not always agree with their decisions but at the end of the day their decision is final. Please talk to your daughters about respecting their coaches and thank them for the time and effort they put in to coaching.

Singapore

We recently hosted Crossroad Sport Singapore for a few social games. The competition was intense, our Years 8 & 9’s put up a valiant effort against much older girls. The Years 10, 11 & 12 girls also enjoyed a couple of competitive games. They then joined us for a sausage sizzle dinner. We look forward to seeing the Crossroads teams again in July when we meet them in Singapore.

 

 

School holiday clinics

PNA are running umpire workshops and school holiday clinics again this holiday. To umpire for John XXIII College Netball Club it is essential that this course has been completed before the beginning of the season.

 

More information can be found at PNA’s website:

http://www.perthnetball.com.au/player-development/development-courses/

Pathways and Transition

Training Direct – Aegis Montgomery House

John XXIII College students are completing a workplace training at Aegis aged care facility at Montgomery House and on completion will receive a nationally recognised Certificate III Health Services Assistance qualification through Registered Training Organisation Tubal. 

Students are able to earn while they learn with this school-based traineeship, giving them valuable paid experience in the workplace, as well as an opportunity on completion to transition into nursing studies diploma, or to use their qualification to work in a hospital as a Nursing Assistant.

 

Construction Futures Centre

This week a group of Year 12 students visited the Construction Futures Centre in Belmont to gain an insight into the opportunities available in the Building and Construction industry. The interactive exhibition enabled students to explore the full range of job roles and career options available, from the traditional trades to paraprofessional roles.

 

 

School holiday events at The University of Notre Dame

1-on-1 Advice Sessions – 8-12 July

Considering your uni options but unsure of the right degree for you? Our advisors can introduce you to a range of programs that match your strengths and interests to help you find the right degree for you. We'll answer your university questions and you can even submit your application on the day! 

Register here 

 

A Day in the Life of a Notre Dame Student – Friday 19 July

For Year 10, 11 and 12 students

Experience what uni life is like at Notre Dame – where you are trained in critical thinking – so you can separate real news from fake news, truth from lies and information from knowledge. Get a taste of our degrees by taking part in lectures and activities, meet current students and academics, and check out the facilities with a campus tour. Register here

 

Implications of Artificial Intelligence on the Workplace: Promises, Problems and Possibilities

Please join us on campus for a public lecture presented by Mark Sparvell from Microsoft Education.

Mark will explore the future of jobs, tapping into the collective knowledge of those best placed to observe the dynamics of the workforce. As new technology adoption drives business growth, new job creation and the augmentation of existing jobs, what are the implications, opportunities and challenges for employers and employees?

  • Date: Monday 15 July 2019
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Venue: The University of Notre Dame Australia,
  • Tannock Hall of Education (ND4), Corner of Cliff & Croke Streets, Fremantle
  • Free public lecture – all welcome.
  • Register here

Register now at www.notredame.edu.au/events

Call 08 9433 0533 or email future@nd.edu.au for more info

Open Day & Events

 

Open Day

Sunday 21 July 10:00am - 4:00pm https://openday.curtin.edu.au
Events for future students   https://news.curtin.edu.au/whats-on/
Open Day Joondalup Sunday 28 July https://www.ecu.edu.au/future-students/open-day-registration
Open Day Mount Lawley & WAAPA Sunday 11 August https://www.ecu.edu.au/future-students/open-day-registration 
South West Sunday 25 August  https://www.ecu.edu.au/future-students/open-day-registration
Events for future students  

https://www.ecu.edu.au/future-students/events#toggle-1

 

 

Events for future students   https://study.uwa.edu.au/Events
Open Day Sunday 4 August 9:00am to 3:00pm https://study.uwa.edu.au/openday
Events for future students   https://www.notredame.edu.au/events
Open Day Sunday 11 August  2019 https://www.notredame.edu.au/events-items/open-day

 

Open Day Sunday 28 July, 2019 https://www.murdoch.edu.au/study/open-day
Events for future students   https://www.murdoch.edu.au/study/undergraduate-students/events-and-resources/future-students

 

Open Day  Peninsula Saturday 3 August
Caulfield & Clayton Sunday 4 August
Parkville Sunday 18 August
https://www.monash.edu/open-day

 

Events for future students  

https://www.futurestudents.unsw.edu.au/

 

 

Further information available here: https://www.ucat.edu.au

Further information available here: https://lattitudeaustralia.org/

Further information available here: https://www.defencejobs.gov.au/students-and-education/gap-year 

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

 

Liturgy

Community Liturgy

Community Mass is a joyful gathering of students, parents, staff and friends who make up the John XXIII College family.  All are welcome, just come to the Chapel at 8:00. 

 

Thank you to students in St Louis House for preparing today’s liturgy.  Next Friday, Year 7 students will prepare the final Community Mass for this semester.  Many Year 7 families are new to the College and you are warmly invited to attend – even if you have not previously experienced a Catholic Eucharist. Our weekly liturgy is one of the places where the College especially experiences itself as a community and communion of students, families and staff.  For those who can stay, there is coffee in the Circle of Friends café after Mass.


Community Liturgy summary

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

Sacrament Program 

 

CONGRATULATIONS

… to all the students who are celebrating sacraments in their parishes at this time.    Let us keep all these students and their families in our hearts and in our prayer.

 

If you have any other questions about the Sacrament Program:

GOOD NEWS for: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Jesus resolutely set his face towards Jerusalem. I will follow you wherever you will go.” – Luke 9:51-62

The reflection for this Sunday’s Gospel is an extract from a longer homily by Jesuit priest, Fr Richard Leonard. Fr Richard Leonard SJ is the Director of the Australian Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting, is a member of the Australian Catholic Media Council and is author of Preaching to the Converted, Paulist Press, New York, 2006.

 

No matter how much we try to ignore it, or play it down, the call to simplicity of lifestyle and detachment are important elements in the teaching of Jesus and the way he lived his own life.

 

In Luke’s gospel and in his second volume, The Acts of the Apostles, the obligations of the haves to the have-nots are regularly underlined. Scholars think Luke's gospel keeps this teaching most alive because it was a community divided by wealth.

 

In today's Gospel this obligation is put in its starkest form. To 'bury the dead' in first-century Palestine sometimes meant having to take on their responsibilities – farm, fishing or family. To have 'nowhere to lay one's head' gave as much freedom then as it does today; and to be detached, without regret, has always been a sign of God's kingdom.

 

… While Jesus' words have a radical edge which must not be blunted, if all Christians everywhere were to live this teaching literally we would constitute a family of happy but homeless people, surrounded by decomposing loved ones! There is no dignity in poverty and most people who are poor, while they can be rich in the best human values, do not want to stay poor. What they deserve, and what all Christians should want, is economic and social justice. We are not at liberty to follow Jesus and watch the rich get fatter and all-consuming while the poor pay the price for unchecked greed.

 

Some Christians are given the gift of living very simply and to the degree that this gift brings life to them, and those around them, it is a wonderful sign of God's kingdom. All the rest of us, who struggle to embrace this gift, or a desire to ever want it, must face up to the challenge of Jesus' teaching here. But it's not just about money. We are also called to detach ourselves from memories, which can be cluttered with anger and revenge; from the demands of work which keep us from being with those we love; and to be generous with our time, talent, hospitality and compassion.

 

Previous generations strayed from the demands of this gospel. Grand cathedrals, courtly behaviour and princely mansions were meant to reflect on earth the reign of God. These are our legacy … may our generation show the kingdom of God most visibly in the way we live simply, fight for justice for all people everywhere, and the detachment we have to everything but the essentials.

 

© Richard Leonard

 

Health

Year 10 Meningococcal Immunisation Program

The Department of Health is offering a free, one dose, Meningococcal ACWY immunisation program for Year 10 students. The Department of Health Immunisation team will be visiting the College on Wednesday 31 July to administer the vaccine. Students in Year 10 received an information pack and consent form to take home to parents.

 

Could parents please return completed consent forms by this Monday 1 July, regardless of whether your child is to be vaccinated or not. For more information visit www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/immunisation

 

Jenny Hill

College Nurse

 

Men Of John XXIII College

Men of John XXIII College Social Night

How do you balance being a father, stand-up comedian, actor, writer and MC. Peter Rowsthorn will bring his unique sense of humour to our “End of Financial Year” Fathering Project Social Night. Peter is a long time JTC Dad and supporter of the Fathering Project. In-between a few laughs, enjoy his experiences of fathering and lessons he has learnt along the way.

Date:                  Friday 28 June

Time:                  6:30 -7:00pm Meet for drinks. 7:00– 10:00pm

Venue:               Cambridge Bowling Club, 39 Chandler Ave West, Floreat

Drinks:               Purchase at the bar

Food:                  Pizza and Pasta supper

Cost:                   $20.00

More info:        fathering@johnxxiii.edu.au

Booking:          https://www.trybooking.com/511360

“It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father”

Pope John XXIII

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

 

Updated Bus Routes

 

 

Canteen

Canteen Menu

Please see menu attached.

 

Canteen opening hours

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

Ordering online

How to get started:

  • Visit https://quickcliq.com.au/
  • 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 the Term  we are open the following hours:

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

Open on 22 July in the school holidays

The uniform shop will be open for one day only in the holidays:

  • Monday 22 July from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

 

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.

John XXIII College Alumni 

ALUMNI Events & Reunions

Ron Logan Cup (Football) – John XXIII Day

 

Theresa Elliott Shield (Netball) – John XXIII Day

 

1st Year Class 2018 Reunion 

‘Save the Date’ 60th Reunion Loreto Claremont Class 1959

  • A lunch will be held on Thursday 17 October, 2019. 
  • To register interest or for further information, contact 
  • Liz Prendergast 0412 642 256
  • Mary Graeme 0428 338 285

 

 

10 Year Class 2009 Reunion

 

20 Year Class 1999 Reunion

 

30 Year Class 1989 Reunion

 

40 Year Class 1979 Reunion

  • Saturday 26 October 2019 at 7:00pm
  • Athol Hobbs Room, Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club 

 

For further information please contact Anna Gingell, Alumni Development, on 9383 0520 or email Anna.Gingell@cewa.edu.au 

Community Notices

 

 

Newsletter
Campus-map-2019.pdf
Y4 RE Xavier Parker.pdf
Information to host a family.pdf
2019 Application for Fujimi Host Family.pdf
Campus-map-2019.pdf
Image: Philip Rawlings https://www.philipchircop.com/post/24812163967/becoming-to-body-of-christ-there-is-communion-of
city-beach.pdf
COTTESLOE Sacrament Enrolment Form.docx
Floreat-Wembley-Parish-Sacramental-INFORMATION-PACK-2019.pdf
190604_JTC079_Charter Bus Flyer_A4_Single Pages_V6_LR.pdf
2019 Menu.pdf
lgnatian induction program.pdf
Campus-map-2019.pdf
2019 Letter inviting families to host.pdf
2019 Application for Fujimi Host Family.docx
Letter and Appication Form for Host Families Vasto.pdf