28 July 2017
Issue Twenty Two
From the Principal
Important Notices
Around The Primary
Seek Justice
Music - Week 22
Pathways and Transition
  Inigo Parent Talks (Centre for Spirituality and Relationships)
Parents' Association
Men Of John XXIII
Community Notices
John XXIII College
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From the Principal

Co-Educational Or Single Gender? 

This week I was invited to join a panel of three Catholic Secondary Principals to discuss the relative merits of single gender and co-educational schooling. I was joined by the Principals of Santa Maria and Mercedes College for the roundtable conversation.

Each panel member was invited because we have had the experience in leading both single gender and co-educational Catholic schools. It was a fascinating conversation. In the audience was the Headmaster of Guildford Grammar School. His attendance was interesting given Guildford’s recent decision to become co-educational.


At enrolment interviews I am often asked for my view on this very interesting topic. I always explain that it is 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.


Studies suggesting that either gender performs better in the presence or absence of the other are counteracted by studies suggesting otherwise. Last year it was enlightening to undertake a course on Instructional Leadership through the University of Melbourne. I studied with Deputy Principal, Mrs Jessica Bouwman. ‘Collective teacher efficacy’ was very much the number one factor identified in schools throughout the world as the important indicator of academic success (John Hattie 20-15). Gender differences in schools was of far less significance.


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 40 years of co-education at John XXIII College.


Together, let us seek justice.


Yours sincerely


Robert Henderson

John XXIII Private Bus Service

"We have a fantastic new private bus service taking children to and from school through Swanbourne, Cottesloe, Mosman Park, North Fremantle and East Fremantle. This initiative is aimed at getting more students travelling independently, helping busy parents, improving sustainability and reducing car traffic.  We are looking at other routes to trial further new bus services in the future. See below for more information on the new service."




Looking for an easy way to get a ride to school…

No Cars, no parents, no worries…

John XXIII College now has a private bus that will take you directly to and from school


Calling all families from:



Mosman Park

North Fremantle

East Fremantle


The bus runs to and from school each day and is a safe, convenient and affordable option for all primary and secondary students in the area – the students love it and so do their parents!


 Get onboard:  Tickets and more information available from the main administration office.



Important Notices

Laneway Entry Restrictions Near Gymnasium

Parents may be unaware that the laneway leading towards the St Louis Sports Centre from the main John XXIII Avenue car park is a pedestrian thoroughfare and for safety reasons is not for vehicle access for picking up and dropping off students. We have observed several recent incidents where student’s safety has been put at risk by vehicles traversing this laneway.


Changes have now been made to restrict vehicle access to this area and signage has also been installed as a visible reminder.


We ask that in the interests of student safety, all pick up and drop off be kept to the main car park areas only.


Thank you for helping us keep our students safe.

Fee Statements

Term Three, Family Fee Statements will be sent by email next week. Please keep an eye out for emails from


If you have any queries in relation to Fee Statements, please do not reply to the email. Please send all queries to


2018 Enrolment Information

Demand for places at John XXIII College is currently unprecedented with prospective families on our growing waiting lists and current families with siblings trying to find a place.  For us to ensure accurate planning and finalise enrolments for 2018 we would appreciate your notification if you no longer require a place for your child due to a change of circumstances. 


Kindly inform the College in writing by Friday 22 September (end of Term Three) to avoid being charged a full term’s fees. Please contact Laurence Dubuisson, College Registrar or 9383 0449. 

40th Anniversary Ball

Don't forget to get your tickets for the 40th Anniversary Ball.  Tickets are selling fast, so to avoid disappointment get yours soon.


Around The Primary

Dear Parents

Congratulations to all students from Years 3-6 who participated in our recent Interhouse Cross Country Carnival. The weather cooperated, everyone gave it their best, no-one gave up, and students encouraged, cheered and supported one another throughout the event.

Many thanks to those parents who came along and helped to cheer from the sidelines – your presence was really appreciated! Our thanks is extended to Mr Alderman for coordinating the successful carnival, Mr Mitchell for his wonderful commentary and to are the hard-working staff and parent volunteers.

There were some strong individual performances and eight students in each year level will now go on to represent our school at the IPSHA Interschool Carnival on Thursday 10 August. We are hosting this event so we hope many parents will come along and support the competitors.



Thank you to Mrs Goss and Year 6B for organising today’s informative and entertaining Assembly. Congratulations to all the Year 6’s who received their new leader badges for Semester Two. We are very proud of all of you!



CAMPION                           Summer Burton
                                               Conor McCormick


KOOLYANGARRA              Millie Worner
                                               James Mitchell


LORETO                              Joanna Negus
                                               Gus Kenny


LOYOLA                              Emily Barbour
                                              James Brierley


ST LOUIS                           Charley Laver
                                              Tom King



Sienna Carroll                   Patrick Eastwood
Georgia Gourdis               Delia Lamattina
Alex Petsos                         Mia Serra
Sandy Smith                      Liam Stewart


EVENT LEADERS               
Evelyn Arundell                Sophie Arundell
Tiffany Cesare                   Bryn Chapman
Camila Chorrez                Sophia Defrancesco
Milly Gellard                      Marie-Claire Hicking
Charlie Hodge                   Serenity Jones
Levi Lawson                       Joel Margaria
Ben Mignacca                    Lawrence McNeilly
Lizzie Newton                    Zac Pruiti
Lux Quinlan                        Nicolas Reading
Matthew Rintoul              Christia Serra



Quinn Binet                        Emmeline Bosnich
Jake Burgess                      Amerie Chai
Harry Court                         Ava Edgley
John Edwards                    Lizzie Edwards
Nathan Flack                      Sarah Hackett
Jessica Jahn                       Joshua Johnson
Maddie Northover            Sam Owen
Kate Scalise                         Luke Seery
Jasmine Slatter                 Sophie Standen
May Verleg                           Cleo Zuvela


Next week we begin ‘Founders’ Time’ and this provides our community with the opportunity to reflect and learn more about the stories of our three patrons – Pope John XXIII, St Ignatius Loyola and Mary Ward. Next Thursday we will come together at a whole school Assembly to celebrate and give thanks for our three wonderful founders. This special time concludes on John XXIII Day (Friday 11 August). More information will follow about this celebration.



Kind regards


Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary


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



Cailin McNamara
Felicity Bosnich
William Bontempo



Jacey Li
Mitchell Kavanagh


Wren McGlew



Bella Gauci
Jack Turner



Isabella Stewart
Liam McNamara



Sasha Watt
Aliyana Stickland
Harrison Grant


Jack Gregory
Ayva Baker



Chloe Zhou
Antonia Annan



Ava Pruiti
Thomas Townsend



Hunter Bovell
Lola Kenny
Caitlin Bradock



Rebecca Litic
Eloise Loveridge
Finn Martin



Leonardo Bergomi
Wesley Soares
Anna Thomasz



Tiffany Cesare
James Mitchell



Charley Laver
Amelia Worner


Dates to Remember:

Monday 31 July                 Kindy Parent Meetings begin
Tuesday 1 August             Year 3-6 Athletics Trial Day
Friday 4 August                 Yr 3B & 3G Numero Incursion


Sports News

On Tuesday, on a cool but mainly fine afternoon the College held the Primary Inter-House Carnival. The competitors performed extremely well on the day. There were many outstanding runners and all students tried their very best. It was fantastic to see many wonderful acts of good sportsmanship amongst the competitors. The strong running demonstrated was the result of many students attending early morning training sessions over the past few months -congratulations to all on this strong commitment! Special  thanks to all the parents for their terrific support during the training period as runners and your efforts to get the children to these training sessions.  A big thank you to Glenn Mitchell for his entertaining and informative commentary during the races and also to all parent volunteers on the day.


Congratulations to the top eight runners who will be representing the College at the Inter-School Carnival on Thursday 10 August.


John Alderman
Primary Sports Coordinator


                                 Year 3 Girls (1500 m)                     Year 3 Boys (1500 m)        1st Place               Sophia Negus                                     Harrison Pazin

2nd Place              Poppy Finucane                               Thomas Walsh

3rd Place               Allegra Hickling                                Oliver Wever

4th Place               Georgette Watson                            Isaac Paton

5th Place               Gracie Byrne                                      Jackson Watts

6th Place               Aria MacMillan                                  Matthew Mignacca

7th Place               Lauren McLernon                            Patrick Morrissey

8th Place               Zoe Cannon                                       Oscar Croudace                                                            


                                  Year 4 Girls (1500 m)                     Year 4 Boys (1500 m)

1st Place                Bianca Petsos                                     Jackson Bosnich              

2nd Place              Olivia Lim                                              Archie Ryan

3rd Place               Hannah Lim                                         Greg Briede

4th Place               Ruby Verleg                                          Oliver Defrancesco

5th Place               Miranda Clyne                                      Mark Bontempo

6th Place               Bridget Owen                                        Jack Murphy

7th Place               Ella Matthews                                       Hunter Bovell

8th Place               Maddison Pruiti                                   Cooper Matera


                                 Year 5 Girls (2500 m)                         Year 5 Boys (2500 m)

1st Place                Amelia Mettam                                      Frederick Gleghorn

2nd Place              Tenley Burton                                        Aidan Kavanagh

3rd Place               Tayleah Dorrington                              Zachary Morphett

4th Place               Rebecca Litic                                          Geordie Stickland

5th Place               Tayla Matera                                           Charles McGurgan

6th Place               Alice Griffiths                                          Hunter Giles-Shanley

7th Place               Mackenzie Pazin                                    Braden Fyneman

8th Place               Ashleigh Paramor                                  William Parker


                                  Year 6 Girls (2500 m)                          Year 6 Boys (2500 m)

1st Place                Elizabeth Edwards                                  Alex Petsos

2nd Place              Sophia Defrancesco                               Lawrence McNeilly

3rd Place               Kate Scalise                                               Charles Hodge

4th Place               Marie-Claire Hickling                              Luke Seery

5th Place               Jasmine Slatter                                        Joel Margaria

6th Place               Emmeline Bosnich                                  Patrick Eastwood

7th Place               Evelyn Arundell                                         Gus Kenny

8th Place               Charley Laver                                             Sam Owen


The commencement of the new term is an ideal opportunity for a few reminders, so please take a moment to familiarise yourself with our important procedures.



If your child arrives after 9.00am they must report directly to the Office. If your child has a recurring appointment, such as, OT or Speech appointment etc please send an email to

advising of the date/time of the appointment.



Please be especially vigilant driving into the drive through - go slow, be patient and have your family name sign ready to go!

Parents with children in Years 1-3, need to display their 'family name' sign on their wind-shield or on the back of your car sun-visor. This visual reminder helps the teacher to call for children quickly and greatly assists with the flow of traffic. If you have lost your name sign or need another one, please contact Tracey McGann ( in the office. All students not collected by 3.30pm will be waiting in the front office for their parents.



We rely on the cooperation of families when it comes to children wearing their correct uniform to school. Our school policy is clear, a neat haircut is expected and that long fringes are not acceptable. Also, all children need to wear predominantly white sneakers with white shoe laces on allocated sports days. We thank you for your co-operation and support in regard to this matter.



As the staff have been on duty at recess and lunch time this week we have seen some fabulous examples of food that really gets children's brains ready for learning. Thank you to all the parents who have set their children up so well for a full day of learning by packing a healthy lunch box. As we are an 'allergy aware' school, we request that any products containing nuts are not brought to school.



By this stage of the year many children have received the Sacraments of First Reconciliation (Year 3), First Communion (Year 4), and Confirmation (Year 6) through their family Parish. It would be greatly appreciated if you could bring a copy of their Sacramental certificate to the front office or feel free to scan and send a copy to



It has been noted that some Kindy and Pre Primary children are playing on the large climbing frame before the start of the school day and at the end of the day. too Due to safety concerns, it is a school rule that all children are not permitted to use any of the play-ground equipment before or after-school.

Thank you for your co-operation on this matter.


Word Mania is a fun and effective way for all students to improve their literacy skills and many students have already been participating in the warm up phase of Word Mania 2017. Last year we competed for the first time in Word Mania and won some great prizes. Once again we are keen for the students to take part in this word building competition. Round one of the competition starts next Monday July 31 and the competition concludes on Friday August 4. Students can play as many times as they like both at school and at home. Students simply login using their existing details and play via the Literacy Planet website. We look forward to tracking our success.


This week ‘Nigel the Scarecrow’ arrived to look after the garden in Angelo’s Village. A big thank you to Mr Gellard for creating this masterpiece.




Mary Ward Secondary Master Chef

This week we celebrated Loyola day, which coincides with the feast of St Ignatius Loyola who we are named after.  At our House assembly we focused on participation and being “Men and Women for others”, which we hope to carry through to the Athletics Carnival next week.

At the end of the day a number of Loyola students helped Ms Toleman, Mrs Murphy and Mr Gallagher to prepare food for Shop Front.  This service was a great way to end the day's activities.

Ciaran Gallagher

Loyola House


Mary Ward Secondary Master Chef

John XXIII Day is only two weeks away and Mary Ward Secondary are once again holding the Master Chef event. There are two categories cake art and tasting. Start planning your creations and tasty treats. The emphasis is on participation, having fun and being creative. Entry forms are available from Mary Ward Secondary.

Seek Justice

Pilgrimage Program

The John XXlll College Pilgrimage program offers our students and staff the opportunity for growth and transformation through the experience of service, reflection and prayer. 41 Year 11 students and 12 staff members will have the opportunity to travel to Beswick in the Northern Territory, Cambodia, India and Timor Leste in September to broaden their world view and discover how they can become ‘men and women for others’ and ‘seekers of truth and doers of justice’.


The funds raised in the Wine Drive, Movie Night and Quiz Night will be donated directly to the communities that we visit to help support their programs related to health, education, building enterprises, income generation activities etc….


Please support the Pilgrimage program by engaging with one of our fundraising activities or making a direct donation to the program.


Wine Drive: Wine can be purchased at the following link until the end of July.


Movie Night: 2 August commencing at 7:00pm in the Gonzaga Barry Lecture Theatre. The movie we will be screening is the PG13 version of SOLD.


Quiz Night: Saturday 26 August at 7:00pm. Tables of eight will be sold for $200 at the following link:




Champions League Girls Netball

Well done to our Champions League netball team on their hard fought victory over Kennedy Baptist College in the NAS v SAS interzone final on Tuesday 25 July. In what was an extremely tight game the girls were victorious 36 – 34. The girls now look forward to this Friday where they will compete in the knock out rounds of the SSWA (School Sport WA) competition. A report on their performance will be available next week.


Champions League Girls' Soccer

Our Champions League girls (pictured above), continued the success of girls sport this winter. The girls were worthy 5–2 winners against Kennedy Baptist College in the NAS vs SAS interzone final on Tuesday 25 July.


Congratulations to Olivia Stowell who was named MVP for the final. The girls move into the knock out rounds of the SSWA (School Sport WA) competition, where they will play Balga SHS next Wednesday 2 August. Well done and good luck next week girls.

Senior Rugby v Scotch College

Best wishes to our senior boys involved in the combined John XXIII/Newman College team in their game against Scotch College on Tuesday 1 August, 4:00pm at Scotch playing fields.

Athletics Training

For students interested in improving their performance before the carnival athletics training will start on Tuesday 1 August. Training will be from 7:00-7:55am meeting in the College pavilion. Training is open to students of all ability levels. Training will continue on Tuesday and Thursday throughout Term Three until the ACC carnival on 13 September. No nomination to attend training is needed simply attend on the day(s) you can make it. A reminder that the Fr Kevin King Cup, house Athletics Carnival will be on Friday 4 August at the State Athletics Centre.

The program of events is attached below.


Dave Maxwell

Secondary Sport Coordinator

John XXIII Netball Club Singapore Tour

Over the school holidays, 19 Years 10 and 11 girls had the exciting opportunity to represent John XXIII College playing netball in Singapore.

For five days, we played competitive schools around Singapore and experienced a new culture of sportsmanship.

The Singapore Sports School, St Andrew’s College, Chinese Girls School and Singapore Netball Academy were all tough competitors which ended in several close games.   Despite the lack of height in many teams, the skills of our competitors definitely pushed us to improve and reevaluate our own gameplay.  Playing the Singaporean girls definitely proved a physical challenge as we were pushed to play with quicker, more agile opponents.


When we weren’t playing netball, we visited some amazing landmarks and locations, including Gardens by the Bay, Chinatown, Sentosa Island and the Night Zoo. 


We are enormously grateful to have travelled under the guidance of Milissa, Jacinta, Alisha and Ms Power. This was an experience we’ll never forget!


Jasmine Koong (Year 11)



While playing Netball was the focus of the Singapore Tour, fostering friendships, building relationships across year groups and experiencing another culture were also very important.  It was fabulous to watch the friendships develop over the duration of the trip.


The girls played extremely well despite the heat and humidity and were rewarded with three wins out of four games. They were a credit to their School, Club and families. We would like to thank them for being such great sportswoman and making our time enjoyable. We would also like to that Alisha Allen and Jodi Power for their support and efforts over the course of the trip.


We are looking forward to next time!


Milissa Jagers


John XXIII Netball Club



Welcome to our 19th Fujimi International Exchange

A big heartfelt John XXIII College Welcome to our 19th Fujimi Exchange that will commence on Sunday 30 July.


Welcome to Ms Yuki Kiyota and Mr Naoki Shimizu, teachers from Fujimi High School.  Welcome back to Ms Yoko Yamazaki, from the Japan Tourist Bureau.


Thank you, in anticipation, to all our wonderful host families. We will be meeting the Fujimi Group on Sunday at 3:30 pm in the Thomas More Exhibition Centre.  This will be a fairly informal causal welcome as the group will be rather tired after their long journey from Tokyo. After introducing your new exchange student to you, Fujimi teachers would like to take an photo to send home. After that, you are free to leave with their luggage.


On Monday morning, please bring your student to the Gonzaga Barry Lecture Theatre before 8:30 am.


We are confident that all will run very smoothly and it looks as though the weather will be good for the most part of the exchange.


Shane Glass

Head of Learning Area - Languages

Music - Week 22

Jazz Night At The Ellington

One of the most popular concerts of the year, the Jazz Night at the Ellington will be held on the evening of Monday, 7 August. This concert features performances from Chamber Choir, Barbershop, Madrigals, Swing Band, Small Combo, Saxophone Quartets and some of the very finest ATAR solo musicians in the College. Tickets are limited, so book early to avoid missing out! Doors open at 6:30pm, with the concert commencing at 7:30pm.


Ticketing link:


James Kros

Director of Music

Twilight Recital

Entries into the final Twilight Recital of the year are now invited. The one-hour Twilight Recital will be held in the GBLT on Sunday, 13 August at 5:30pm. All singers and instrumentalists currently undertaking weekly lessons are invited to perform in a relaxed and supportive environment to a welcoming audience. Forms for entry are available through the Music Office or Music Staff, and are due by Monday, 7 August. Mr David Dockery will be available for accompaniment, and can be booked for rehearsal through the Music Office.

Pathways and Transition




For all Alumni enquiries, to RSVP for any of the events or leave an expression of interest, please contact:

Anna Gingell

Alumni Development
Phone: (08) 9383 0520 | Email: 

Or refer to the College Website.



Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine For Years 10-12

Meningococcal vaccine will take place on Wednesday 9 August for students in Years 10 and 11 and for students in Year 12 who missed the recent vaccine day.


Students in Years 10 and 11 will receive a hard copy consent form next week to take home.  Parents can also download an attached Consent form to complete.


Could your child please return completed consent form by Monday 31 July.



There has been reported cases of head lice in Year 7.  Could parents please check their child for signs of head lice.


Attached please find Department of Health Head Lice fact sheet.




Jenny Hill

College Nurse


Sacrament Program 

Do you have a child in Year 3, 4 or 6?

Already this year, several students in Primary have made their first Reconciliation and first Holy Communion, or have been confirmed. There have even been a couple of Baptisms! Look out for the list of students in next week’s newsletter.


If you have not already enrolled your child in a parish program, it may still be possible to enroll in some parishes.  It is important to do so immediately. 

If you need support in this, there are several people available to assist:

  • Contact your Parish Priest or Sacrament Coordinator.
  • Contact Mary-Anne Lumley, Parish Liaison or 9383 0513.
  • Information for all parishes may be found on the archdiocesan website:  here

  • Information from parishes on the College website.

Other Parish Information

‘Faith & Belief: Do you have questions?’

Father Joseph Sobb SJ leads “A regular gathering to share with and enlighten each other, to discover the joy of the Gospel, to ask questions and ponder puzzles, to discuss informally matters Biblical, Theological, Life, the Universe…”


Just come along to the Presbytery on the last Sunday of each Month.


Time: 4:00-5:00pm

Date: Sunday 30 July

Where: Holy Rosary Parish, 46 Thomas Street, Nedlands.

GOOD NEWS for Feast of Ignatius of Loyola


Yesterday was Loyola House Day and Monday is the official day on which the Church celebrates the feast of Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Companions of Jesus (Jesuits).  Father Andrew Hamilton SJ gives us a reflection on the motivation and responsiveness  of Ignatius and the early Jesuits, and an example of how that is lived out today. Father Andy is a Jesuit, a theologian and, among his many other roles, the Media Officer for Jesuit Social Services. The article is printed with permission.


For Jesuits St Ignatius Loyola is important because he brought us together. He is important, too, in all our Jesuit works because, whether we realise it or not, he shaped the way we think and go about our work. So his feast day gives us a pause for reflection.


Ignatius always began any discussion by asking what matters most deeply. Then after recognising what response fitted best to achieve what mattered, he was always self-reflective in carrying it out. 


We can learn much from Ignatius when we reflect on the way in which he and his young companions at the end of their university studies went about deciding what they should do. The process led to the founding of the Jesuits.  They had already decided to work together; what mattered to them was to be open to God’s call and to persons in need. it was a time for decisions.


They came together to plan. They decided to wait a year to see if they could find a boat to Palestine, which they would spend in living simply and prayerfully, offering their services in different cities, and helping poor and sick people. They would then gather again in Venice where they hoped to take ship to Palestine. If they could not sail, they would offer their services as a group to the Pope and be at his disposal for whatever missions he used them for. In the event, war with the Turks ruled out travel to Palestine, they applied to the Pope, and after many ups and downs the Society of Jesus was born.


The style of decision making described here was Ignatius’ gift to the world and became best practice in Jesuit works.  It involved dreaming big, reflecting at leisure, focusing in an adamantine way on what matters, and to do all this together. It also involved a feature that is often overlooked. The first Jesuits slept on straw and begged their food while spending their time with the poor. Their thinking and praying were grounded in living close to the ground.


In Jesuit Social Services the practice of Ignatius and the first Jesuits translates into reflectiveness, personal and shared, about ourselves and our work. It entails also making the good of the people we work with decisive in all the decisions we make, and holding closely in our imagination and our hearts the lives of the people whom we serve.


For some of us that way of working is grounded, as it was for Ignatius, in Christian faith with its emphasis on following Jesus’ way.  Others ground it in other habits of the mind and heart. But wherever we come from it makes its claim on us. 


©Andrew Hamilton SJ

Community Liturgy 

Please note that next week, the Community Mass will be on Thursday, due to the Kevin King Cup.

Next Thursday’s celebration of the Eucharist will be prepared by students from Year 7.  Parents and friends of Year 7 are particularly welcome – but the Mass is open to everyone!

This morning’s Community Mass was prepared by Loyola House, and we welcomed back Fr Rodrigo da Costa.


For parents who would like to plan ahead, the schedule for year groups and houses is below. 


3 August– Year 7 (NB Community Mass on Thursday due to Kevin King Cup on Friday)

11 August – John XXIII Day: College Mass in the St Louis Sports Centre

18 August – Ward House

25 August – Year 10

1 September – Fathers’ Day Mass (NB 7:30 start)

8 September – TBA

15 September – Sustainability Group

22 September – Year 12


For any enquiries concerning the Community Mass, please contact Mary-Anne Lumley: or 9383 0513.


When: Fridays in Term Time

Time: 8:00-8:30am

Where: College Chapel

NB 3 variations this term:

  • Week 3: Thursday 3 August
  • Week 4: John XXIII Day – no separate Community Mass
  • Week 7: Fathers’ Day Mass, 1 September, 7:30am start






Inigo Parent Talks
(Centre for Spirituality and Relationships)

Parent Talks


Ignatian Induction Program

The Ignatian Induction Program for Parents aims to provide the basic ethos of John XXIII College which derives from the Spirituality of one of our College founders, St Ignatius Loyola.

There are six Modules of one and a half hour duration at 9:00am or 7:00pm in the MacKillop Room.


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

Parents' Association


The next Parents' Association meeting will be in Term Three on Monday 14 August 2017 at 7:00pm in the Thomas More Exhibition Centre.  All John XXIII parents and guardians are welcome to attend.  Funding proposals must be submitted by Friday 28 July to be considered at this meeting.  If you have any questions, please email  


Upcoming Inspire Events

  • 1 August, 2017 Healthy Body Image. For parents and children in Years 7 – 12. (Speaker: Professor Sue Byrne)
  • 12 September, 2017 Loneliness, Bullying and Pressure to Succeed Issues (Speaker: Karen Martin)

Upcoming Inspire Events

The John XXIII College Parents’ Association through “INSPIRE” presents:

Topic:    Healthy Body Image

Presented by: Associated Professor Sue Byrne, Researcher and Clinician

Venue: Gonzaga Barry Lecture Theatre, John XXIII College 

Date: Tuesday 1 August 2017

Time:  7:00pm

Cost: FREE

Book by Friday 28 July through trybooking


We welcome all parents and students to this event, however the talk is targeting Secondary School age students.


Contact for enquiries:    Loretta Byrd 

Men Of John XXIII

We Want Dads!

Are you interested in becoming more involved as a father? The Men of John XXIII College (MOJTC) are here to support you with get socials and events, advocating the benefits of becoming a better dad.


We are looking for dads who would like to:


1.      Join the MOJTC committee.  Just come along and help to guide our future direction.

2.      Become a Year group representative.  Join with other dads in your child’s year and run an event, which gives you all more time with your kids.

3.      Have an idea for an event?  Go for it!  The committee has funds to assist and the MOJTC will work with the College to help make it happen.


If you are keen to help, simply email:


Need an idea for an event?  Look here for some great ideas:


If nothing else, check out The Fathering Project website:


Be involved.




If a student has placed a lunch order, but is not at school that day or has gone home early,  the order can be cancelled before 9:30am.  Failing which a sibling may collect the lunch order.  


We will not give lunch orders to friends unless a parent has contacted the canteen, to let us know who will be collecting it.


Dianne Combrink


Community Notices

The Safeguarding Project

Design a poster and win!




Enrol your children now in VacSwim swimming lessons during the October and December/January school holidays.


With swimming pools and beaches a part of the Western Australian lifestyle, ensuring your children can swim competently and safely is a must for all families.


Your children can join in the fun of learning to swim in lessons conducted at pools and open water venues across the State. VacSwim is for all children - from beginners through to advanced survival, rescue and resuscitation.


Your children can learn to swim for just: 

  • $7.00 per child for a five day short program
  • $13.00 per child for all other programs.


It's even cheaper if you have three or more children:

  • $18.00 a family for a five day short program
  • $35.00 a family for all other programs.


To find out more about VacSwim and to enrol online please visit


Wanted:  Old Ink Stamp Pads

What colour? Green – any shade of green.

I have some other colours? Blue, black, yellowish also acceptable.

What about if they are half-used? That is fine.

By when are they needed? Thursday 3 August

Where can I leave them? Main Admin or Student Reception

Whom should I contact with any questions?  Mrs Lumley


24:7 Nedlands Youth Group

For all youth in Year 6-12.  Every Friday night, 6:00-8:00pm at Holy Rosary Parish, Nedlands.

Invite your friends and join us for a great night!

For more information call Noel 0433 772 357 or Catherine 0424 196 585

The Walker Trio


Catholic Mission presents three of WA’s leading musicians – Jessica Gethin, Ray Walker and Sophie Curtis – all from the Walker family.
Performing an eclectic mix of well-loved classical to swinging jazz, Irish ballads and contemporary favourites.  Proceeds to support maternal and child health in Uganda.

Grateful thanks to our generous concert sponsors: Iona Presentation College, St John of God Healthcare and COMO The Treasury.

Don’t miss out - be sure to bring your family and friends!

TICKETS ($25 for adults, $15 concessions, 12 and under free) from / at the door.

Ursula Frayne Alumni

Ursula Frayne Catholic College has recently commenced a new Alumni and as our school is both young and old at the same time we believe that many former students and staff would be located all over the state.  Our foundation school (St Joachim’s) commenced 118 years ago and in 1990 amalgamated with Xavier College to form what is now Ursula Frayne Catholic College.  It would be very much appreciated if you would be able to publish the below message in your school newsletter for a couple of weeks in the hope that we can reconnect with a large number of former students and staff before our impending 120 year celebrations. 


Are YOU a Former Student or Staff Member?


Are you a former student or staff of St Joachim’s, Xavier College, Our Lady Help of Christians, Our Lady of Mercy or Ursula Frayne Catholic College? We are looking for you to join the newly formed Alumni. Let us help you reconnect with your old school and friends. Go to our website and complete the registration form (under Community) or contact Mary McGonigle on 9470 0925 or to have a form sent to you. In 2019, we celebrate 120 years since our foundation school was opened and we would like to have as many former students and staff join us in celebration.

Rotary Cambridge Parents Programme

Next session will be held on Wednesday 23 August, about Dyslexia.  See attached flyer.



Save The Date

Loreto Federation 2018


Loreto Normanhurst NSW is the proud host of Loreto Federation 2018.  We extend a warm welcome to all of the Loreto and John XXIII College Community to join us for a weekend of vision, inspiration and action.


Come, Be the Change.

Loreto Federation Committee 2018 

Click here for the invitation.

Registration and details will be available from Mary Nicholls in Perth after  November  08 9386 1175

Primary Parent Term 3 Calendar 2017.pdf
01_Safeguarding_Poster Comp 2017_Final.pdf
2017 08 23 Rotary Cambridge DYSLEXIA Flyer.pdf
VS OCT2017_A4 POSTER.pdf
Parent Ignatian Induction Talks.pdf
Men ACYW consent form.pdf
head lice current fact sheet.pdf
NAS Summer Tally of Placings 2017.pdf
NAS Winter Tally of Placings 2017.pdf
NAS Overall Tally of Placings 2017.pdf
House Athletics - Parent Letter 2017.pdf
House Carnival 2017 Program of Events.pdf