05 July 2019
Issue Twenty
From the Principal
Around The Primary
Music - Week 20
Rowing Club
Netball Club
Pathways and Transition
Family Zone & Cyber Safety
Save the date
Men Of John XXIII College
College Charter Bus
Uniform Shop
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John XXIII College Alumni 
Community Notices
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From the Principal


The National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week emerged from the recognition by Indigenous Australians that they were neither respected nor listened to, and from their determination to effect change. Whilst NAIDOC week is officially celebrated over the school holidays, recognition of this important occasion was given at this week’s College assembly. Our special guests, Shaun Nannup and Josh Bertwistle, presented a moving Welcome to Country with a focus on song, art, dance, language and story.


The theme of NAIDOC Week this year is ‘Voice, Treaty, Truth. Let’s work together’. These words lie at the heart of the Uluru Statement that represents an Indigenous position reached after long discussion. It begins with the importance of voice. Indigenous culture, like all cultures, is built around language, in this case many languages. When languages die out cultures are put under great strain. The theme also aims at highlighting our various First Nations’ desires for lasting and effective agreements such as Treaties- which cannot be achieved unless we have a shared, truthful understanding of the nature of the dispute, of the history, of how we got to where we stand.


This week’s assembly raised awareness amongst our students and staff. The NAIDOC co-chair’s words are compelling:

The history of our First Peoples is the history of all of us, of all of Australia, and we need to own it - hearing this history is necessary before we can come to some true reconciliation, some genuine healing for both sides.”

(Pat Thompson)

School holidays

Best wishes to all our families for the school holiday period. Our Music Tour to Sydney,  Netball Club Tour to Singapore and debating competition in Melbourne will be highlights for the students and staff involved.


Congratulations and best wishes to Mr Rob Thomas as he moves to Wesley College to assume the Head of Rowing position. We look forward to announcing his replacement and other new staff at the beginning of term 3.


Robert Henderson


CEWA and recent cyber security incidents

I am writing to advise that Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) has recently been the subject of false email representations designed to obtain personal information.

Our IT security team has systems and measures in place to monitor and respond quickly to cyber security incidents, and in this case, detected and quickly intercepted unauthorised access to a small number of CEWA email accounts.

Supported by an international cyber security firm, CEWA’s IT security team continues to take steps to identify any possible data breaches and limit potential effects on our staff, students and school communities.

You may have seen reports in the media that respected organisations worldwide have been subjected to similar illegal activity, and thus CEWA has not been specifically targeted. While investigations are ongoing, a confirmed data breach has been identified at one school and there is no evidence that any student data has been put at risk as a result of the breach. Additional cyber security measures were promptly put in place and the parent community informed.

This incident is a timely reminder of the importance of good cyber safety behaviours and additional information on cyber security can be found at


Fraudulent emails
Several tips are recommended in determining if you have received a fraudulent email:

  • Use unique passwords across different online accounts.
  • Treat any email you did not expect to receive with suspicion.
  • CEWA and your school will never request your password in an email or over the phone.

If you have questions or concerns about the safety and security of your personal information, please contact CEWA’s cyber security partner, ES2, on 1800 372 732.

The safety and security of all in the CEWA community remains our highest priority and CEWA will continue to take measures to ensure online safety.

Yours sincerely
Dr Debra Sayce
Executive Director


Years 7-12 Semester One Reports

Years 7-12 Semester One Reports are available via SEQTA Engage. The reports provide parents with valuable information regarding their child’s academic achievement this semester. The reports also indicate the semester average for all students studying that particular course. The College strongly encourages parents to discuss the report with their child during the holidays. A positive start to this conversation can be to acknowledge the successes before identifying any areas where improvement is required. A useful activity can be for students to complete a self-reflection, celebrating their achievements and identifying the areas to focus on and develop in second semester. The Semester Review document available in the SEQTA Documents tab can provide a starting point for students with regards to this.

Parent student teacher interviews

Parents will have received an email providing information about the Parent Student Teacher Interviews to be held on Wednesday 24 July from 3:30-7:00pm. Further details regarding how to book using PTO are available in the email.


NAIDOC is the annual celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.


On Thursday Secondary students and staff received a Welcome to Country from Shaun Nannup and Josh Birtwistle.  Shaun is a Whadjuk Wardandi Nyungar man. He works in areas of mentoring, leadership and healing within both Indigenous and mainstream communities. Josh is Shaun’s nephew and, according to his uncle, is one “amazing didgeridoo player and cultural man”.


Shaun and Josh began the event with a fire, then led a smoking ceremony by carrying smouldering leaves from peppermint, balga and eucalyptus, and weaving with the smoke among the seated students.


Shaun engaged the audience by teaching some Noongar vocabulary and getting them to stand, clap, step and dance in time with didgeridoo and tapping sticks. In his talk, Shaun stressed the importance of Art, Song Dance, Language and Story as the means of communication in Aboriginal culture.  He emphasised the interconnectedness of individuals with one another, with their ancestors and with nature, and he discussed a model of leadership that was ‘leading with’ rather than ‘set apart’. Shaun guided the College community into the experience of being welcomed to Country rather than just listening to words, and he expressed the hope that we might let the experience continue to resonate beyond NAIDOC Week.


SRC members, Ella Fracaro, Lucy Jenkins and James Vardanega, led the assembly with competence and grace.  The ceremony concluded with Scripture and prayer and with the lighting, by Year 10 students, of three symbolic candles.

Mary Anne Lumley
College Liturgist

Italian Exchange Students

I would like to again thank the families who have generously offered to host one of our Italian students for two weeks in Term 3.


We still require families, to host a student from Italy from 27 August to 13 September. If you are able to do so then please click the attached letter for further information and  complete the Expression of Interest to Host Application Form and return it to as soon as possible.


We especially need families willing to host male students.

Monica Smokrovic

Italian Exchange Coordinator

Many thanks to all our Host Families for the Japanese Exchange

A big, warm thank you to the many families that have so generously offered to host our wonderful exchange group from Fujimi High School in Japan next term.


We will be posting out information on Friday about exchange students to every family that has offered. The Japanese students will arrive at the Thomas More Exhibition Centre on Sunday 28 July at 3:30 pm. So, we look forward to meeting you all then.


It takes a generous community to run an international exchange program. Without the kindness of your family, we would not be able to engage and celebrate with our friends from overseas. Your hospitality is much appreciated.

Ms Shane Glass

Head of Learning Area (Languages)

Year 9 Social

Mullets, flannel, thongs and Ugg Boots were the high fashion accessories worn at the Year 9 Social’s Bogan theme this week.


The Social was greatly patronised by the cohort and 12 very enthusiastic Year 12 SRC students who were brilliant role-models initiating games and interacting positively with the Year 9s.


Many thanks must go to Alumni Steve Vincent (DJ), Sam Tout (Photography), Daniel Paparo (Tech Support), Doug Watson (Logistics), Jeff Janson (Sound & Lighting), Homeroom and Year 9 support staff for helping make the night possible.

Cameron Haines

Assistant Deputy Principal – Year 9

Un défilé de mode incroyable! An unbelievable fashion show!

Year 9 French students finished their term’s study of “la mode” off in spectacular style by hosting a fashion show. Both classes wrote scripts in French, drawing on the vocabulary they learned this term, describing their outfits, including fabrics, colours and opinions. Each student stepped out on to the catwalk showing off their chosen outfit accompanied by a diverse range of songs. They did an amazing job. Congratulations Year 9 on another successful term of French.


Merci Beaucoup to Mme Charly for inspiring and supporting the Year 9 French class.


Shane Glass

Head of Learning (Languages)

Christmas in July

Year 12 Hospitality students hosted a "Christmas in July" themed service at the Circle of Friends cafe. They created tantalizing treats including gingerbread frappes and cookies, pulled pork buns and sausage rolls. I would like to thank the Year 12's for their professionalism and for maintaining a high standard over the last two years.

Kathryn Casey
Teacher, Design and Technology

Transperth - Route 27

Please note a change to Transperth Route 27 which will now serve the school from Monday 22 July.


Around The Primary

Dear Parents

Today’s assembly was hosted by the Pre-Primary students and it was wonderful to see many happy and excited young faces on the stage in Roncalli Hall.  Special thanks to our Pre-Primary teaching team for all the time and effort behind the scenes.

Term Two has been full of so many activities and events, such as, Sacramental preparations, Mother’s Day celebrations, Canberra Camp, Winter Sports Lightning Carnival, NAPLAN and our Music Eisteddfod.


On top of all of this, exceptional teaching and learning has taken place in every part of the Primary school. Thank you to our staff for all of their hard work, they truly go above and beyond to ensure that our John XXIII students receive the highest standard of education.  Special thanks to our parent community for all your wonderful support.


This afternoon Semester One reports will be available via SEQTA.  If you have any questions or concerns related to your child’s report, please email and make an appointment with the class teacher or specialist teacher. The holiday break is the ideal time to help your child celebrate the positives on their report and to encourage them to keep working hard on those aspects of their learning that are challenging.


I hope that all families have the opportunity to spend some quality time together this holidays and rejuvenate in preparation for the next ten weeks of learning.


Happy holidays!


Kind regards, 


Antoinette De Pinto

Head of Primary

Semester One Reports

Semester One reports for Pre-Primary to Year 6 students will be available through the College’s online communication platform ‘SEQTA’ from 3.30pm today.



i. Please login to your SEQTA Engage account at:

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


Super Stars

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

PPB Charlie Hulme, Cecilia Natale & Olivia Young
PPG Reggie Bowers, David Chan & Kylah Rogers
1B Nicholas Ainslie, Ariel Horlin & Aidan Humphreys
1G Greta Maroni & Daniel Tan
2B Emily Archibald, Matilda Davini, Mitchell Kavanagh & Nicholas Tudori
2G Jamelia Greenwood, Charlie MacLennan, Robert Natale, Selene Nicholls, Leon Raykos & Ruby Townsend
3B Henry Bahen, Felix McGinty & Mia Pruiti
3G Bella Gauci, Isaac McCready & Sophia Sy Suan
4B Arabella Buzzard & Amelia Watson
4G James Bradock, Edward Brown & Callan Griffiths
5B Charlie Azzopardi, Gracie Byrne & Allegra Hickling
5G Alyssa Nguyen, Kate Wagner & Oliver Wever
6B Greg Briede, & Sofia Lamattina 
6G Sancia Annan, Harrison Cabassi, Joshua Tyson & Ruby Verleg
SPORT Sam Gooch, Sade Hewes, Nada Jakovich & Xavier Parker


Congratulations to Devan Finn (5G) for receiving a perfect score and an Award for Excellence in the Australian Maths Trust competition.


Dates to Remember

Wednesday 24 July

Term 3 Begins

Monday 29 July Y3 Reconciliation Retreat
Tuesday 30 July

Y3-Y6 Interhouse Cross Country Carnival (PM)

Wednesday 31 July Y6 Growth & Development Talk



Father's Day Mass, Friday 30 August 7.30am

Sports News

Winter Lightning Carnival

On Tuesday seven schools visited the College to play Netball, Soccer, Hockey and AFL games in the annual IPSHA Winter Lightning Carnival.  The weather was fantastic and we had an amazing 45 teams playing throughout the day!  I was extremely impressed with not only the general standard across the sports but the respect and sportsmanship displayed by all players, especially from our students.  Thank you to all the parents volunteers on the day and a huge well done to all the Yr 6’s (and the lucky Yr 5’s).

Cross Country

Well done to all the cross country runners who have been training hard and trying to improve their scores each week.  The Interhouse Cross Country will be on Tuesday 30 July (Week 2).  Remember to try and get a few runs in over the holidays to maintain your fitness levels.


Mr Williams

Physical Education Specialist

Future Voters

Last Friday the Year 5’s went to Parliament House and the Electoral Education Centre. When we got to Parliament House we went on a tour of the building itself and participated in an interesting role play about an animal cruelty bill. I was awestruck by the scale of the pivotal proceedings that went on in that amazing building and the role -play really gave me a sense of how much is involved in making a bill a law. At the Electoral Education Centre we watched a video about voting and what goes on behind the scenes of an election. It was very informative.
Joseph Scott (5G)

At school we participated in our own class election and tried to make it as authentic as possible. Candidates presented excellent speeches and promoted their parties with good policies and posters! We had to enrol to vote and followed the preferential voting system. Some class members submitted postal votes if they were absent on voting day.  Our class electoral officers and scrutineers did a great job of counting the votes and checking on the voters.
Year 5G



In Design and Technology lessons the Year 4 students have been designing and constructing futuristic and sustainable cities using Lego. The process has included sketching designs, recreating the design in ‘Lego Digital Designer’ to simulate the designs in 3D and finally constructing amazing models.


Enjoy the video!


'Rolling Tears'  


It's NAIDOC week and Alyssa Mignacca (4G) has written a historical narrative titled ‘Rolling Tears’.  Please take the time to read this amazing narrative.

Sacramental Certificates

When children receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation, please email copies of their certificates to for our College records. 



Counsellor's Corner

With reports out at the end of this week, this can be a time of reflection on both the success and the challenges of the first half of the year.  Michael Grose (Parenting Ideas) offers some advice in the attached article on how to respond positively to children’s reports.


If you have any concerns about how your child is managing at school, please don’t hesitate to contact me next term.


Kind regards

Anne Murphy


Primary School Counsellor




Music - Week 20

Music Tour

Safe travels to the Concert Band, Chamber Choir and Chamber Orchestra on their tour to Sydney! 104 staff and students will be performing as part of the Australian International Music Festival, which includes performances at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Recital Hall and Chatswood Concourse. Good luck!

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. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Performance Uniform Sizing

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.


All students who have sized uniforms through the Music Office will have their uniforms ordered and collected early in the term. All students who have yet to try on uniforms can organise purchase through the Uniform Shop.


Please contact the Music Department with any questions.



Congratulations to the Drama students who performed this week.

  • Year 7 classes performed their Revolting Rhymes for primary audiences.
  • 116 Year 8 students performed And Now For Something Completely Python
  • Year 10 students performed Showbag.

Year 12 Drama - When the Rain Stops Falling

Year 12 ATAR drama students perform exerts from the Australian script by Andrew Bovell "When the Rain Stops Falling”, an intricate, multi-layered story that spans four generations and two continents. It explores patterns of betrayal, abandonment, destruction, forgiveness and love. 



This week arrangements for the Australian Jesuit schools’ Debating Carnival have been finalised, and the team of Rory Hewson, Cullen Binet, Aden Cleghorn and Xavier Carr will be flying to Melbourne on Saturday to compete at Xavier College against other Jesuit College from Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. We look forward to a strong performance from the team.  Three teams will be representing John XXIII College at the World Scholar’s Cup in Sydney in August. Team members are:

  • Senior team: Bella Pether, Eve Cullity, Bella Boley
  • Junior Team 1: Yvette Rigg, Anne Cullity and Spencer Burchett, 
  • Year 7 team of Maya Mintz, Maddie Boley and Hannah Johnson

Arrangements are being finalised for the Magis Camp which will be held at Point Walter on 9 and 10 August and Magis and Altiora students from Years 7-9 are eligible. Any students who have not submitted forms but wish to attend are asked to email the form to me as soon as possible, as catering numbers need to be finalised. Payments can be made by credit card over the phone.  The program will include presentations from Alpha Motivation and Creative Edge Thinking, a variety of Magis extension activities, and a camp favourite, the flying fox.


Colourful Reports on both the Magis Semester One awards and the  Personal Project Results catalogue can be accessed via this newsletter.  Congratulations to all award winners and warmest thanks to the judges:  Mrs Margaret Yoon, Rory Hewson, Cullen Binet, Lorian Marshall, Ben Linsten, Alex  Panther and Emily Tyson.


The top places in the Personal Project section were:

Year 8

1.  Zac Schollum

2.  Jack Brett

3.  Leila Barker

=4. Ann Cullity

      James Mitchell

Year 7                          

1. Kiera Fong

2.  Max Watt

3.  Bella Samson

4. Oscar McIntyre

5. Massimo Torre


Over 130 students have participated in the Magis gifted and talented competitions and events at the College this semester, and particular thanks are due to  the 23 teachers who have assisted with the program, and the senior Magis leaders for their great work.  We look forward to a very exciting second semester.  A highlight in the first week will be the Magis Mass on the first Friday of term at 8:00am in the chapel.  All Magis students are expected to attend and parents are warmly invited.


Jim Miller

Gifted and Talented Coordinator



This week the John XXIII First XV Rugby team competed against Scotch College in their annual game. The weather was very testing with heavy rain and winds, however this did not deter a strong crowd of parents, students and old boy John XXIII College rugby players getting down to support the team. John XXIII had a team of 17 and Scotch College a team of 25 strong which made the last 15 minutes of the game quite challenging as Scotch College had the fresher legs. The John XXIII team held on for the win to finish with a score of 22-19. Congratulations to all the players their coaches Mr Christian Golding and Mr Sandy Mettam on a fantastic final result.


Sport Report

What a massive term for sport we have had. We hit the ground running with NAS trials for all teams in week 1 to start the NAS competition in week 2. I would like to take the time to thank all of our NAS coaches for offering up their time to supervise and coach all of our teams this term. Finals took place this week where John XXIII managed to secure four NAS premiers for the 2019 Winter Season.


  • Year 7 Boys Floorball coached by Deacon Peters
  • Year 8/9 Girls Floorball coached by Mrs Michelle Myers
  • Year 8/9 Boys Floorball coached by Mr Nick Greeney
  • Champions League Netball A coached by Miss Jodi Power
  • Champions League Netball B coached by Miss Grace Westlake

On top of NAS Sport, John XXIII College students have competed in several carnivals throughout the term with very impressive results.

  • SSWA Cross Country Carnival – Overall Champion School
  • ACC Cross Country Carnival – 3rd Overall
  • SSWA 7-9 Ross Meadows Shield Hockey Carnival – 3rd Overall
  • ACC Girls Hockey – Just missing out on progressing to finals
  • ACC Boys Hockey – Overall Champions

The focus has now turned to athletics where training will start up again on Thursday 25 July (week 1 Term 3 ) with professional coaches for all disciplines. Congratulations to all students who have shown dedication to the early morning training sessions over the last two weeks. The numbers and enthusiasm shown at each session from all students has been impressive. Last year John XXIII College was relegated from the A Division to the B Division Carnival. The aim this year is to make it back into the A Division Carnival for 2020. All students are encouraged to attend training sessions next term to help achieve this goal!


I am honoured and proud to be leading such talented sporting students and have enjoyed my first term at the College. I hope everyone enjoys their holiday and I look forward to seeing you all next term.


Miss Sara Kononen

Head of Sport

Rowing Club

IGSSA Head of the River

Wow what a weekend to be a John XXIII College rower!


What an amazing weekend we had with our girls rowing squad at the 2019 IGSSA WA Head of the River. Congratulations to all the girls for representing John XXIII proudly on Saturday.


Although some results might not have been what the crews were hoping for, it was so amazing to see all our rowers racing as hard as they could to the finish line. Every single rower showed a high level of perseverance and determination to the final stroke.


A special mention of our 2019 Captain of Boats, Olivia Torre taking out the Single Scull consistency pennant for the second year in a row and to our Year 9 girls who performed so well across all races at their first Head of the River. It was so great to see as all Year 9s took the day in their stride with very little stress. The results of our Freshman A eight, Freshman A & B quads were testament to the hard work the whole squad of Year 9s put in across the season.


It is great to note the win in the Freshman A eight is the first time JTC has won an eight’s race at Head of the River since 1993.



Head of the River Place

Senior A Quad


Year 10 A Eight


Senior A Scull


Freshman A Eight


Freshman B Eight


Junior A Scull


Freshman A Quad


Freshman B Quad


Freshman C Quad


Freshman D Quad


Year 10 A Quad


Year 10 B Quad


Second Eight



House Regatta

On Sunday June 30, our Rowing community came together to culminate the Year 8 rowing season at our annual House regatta.


Over the course of the morning every Year 8 rower got to row with the Year 9-12 rowers from their house in several 150m races. At the conclusion of the racing parents and siblings were invited to try rowing.


In some wet conditions it was great to see all the rowing family embracing our Year 8s into the group, with Campion emerging as victors for the 2019  House Regatta.

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.


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:

Pathways and Transition

Try A Trade

This week our Year 10 students gained some practical experience by attending the Try-A-Trade program. Based at North Metropolitan TAFE’s Balga Campus Year 10 students were able to try out a range of different trades including plastering, brickwork and tiling.


The experience not only provided students with a valuable learning opportunities but will also help them select the correct pathway for their studies in Year 11  and 12.




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

Call 08 9433 0533 or email for more info

Open Day & Events


Open Day

Sunday 21 July 10:00am - 4:00pm
Events for future students
Open Day Joondalup Sunday 28 July
Open Day Mount Lawley & WAAPA Sunday 11 August 
South West Sunday 25 August
Events for future students



Events for future students
Open Day Sunday 4 August 9:00am to 3:00pm
Events for future students
Open Day Sunday 11 August  2019


Open Day Sunday 28 July, 2019
Events for future students


Open Day  Peninsula Saturday 3 August
Caulfield & Clayton Sunday 4 August
Parkville Sunday 18 August


Events for future students



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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


ySafe: What is a Snapstreak?



Community Liturgy

The first Community Mass for Semester 2 will be on Friday 26 July, and will be prepared by Magis students. 


Thank you to students in Year 7 for their beautiful preparation of today’s 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 



… to all the students in Years 4 and 6 who have recently celebrated their First Communion or Confirmation with their families in their parishes


First Communion

Ben Arundell

Tahj Arundell

William Bahen

Zack Barley

India Bester

William Blaxell

James Bradock

Cara Bradley

Edward Brown

Liam Burns

Arabella Buzzard

Myles Cabassi

Sam Dale

Lola Denton

Lydia Defrancesco

Janaya Douglas

Sophia Edgley

Alice Edmondson

Ben Engelbrecht

Jake Fleay

Brendan Fong

George Foster

Angelina Gardner

Sam Gooch

Jayden Gope

Callan Griffiths

Sade Hewes

Nada Jackovic

Blake Kavanagh

Sophie Litic

Joshua Macfarlane

Anashe Marerwa

Madisen Markey

Alyssa Mignacca

Liam McNamara

Luka O'Gorman

Eliza Owen

Elle Paolucci

Xy Parker

Scarlett Polini

Josh Pruiti

Olive Smith

Joshua Standen

Aliyana Stickland

Max Tonich

Rose Townsend

Amber Vujcich

Amelia Watson

Bella Watson

Sasha Watt


If you have any other questions about the Sacrament Program:

GOOD NEWS for: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Luke 10: 1-9

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.


Traditionally, this Gospel has been used to talk about vocations to the priestly and religious life. While it can apply to these specific roles of service in the Church, to exclusively read the labourers in the harvest as priests and religious undermines the power of Jesus' message. His commission of the seventy disciples must be read over and against his commissions to the twelve. The seventy are called to be evangelisers, to go and prepare the way for Jesus to visit the surrounding villages and towns. This commission is for the whole community. It is the priesthood of all believers. The twelve are later commissioned to serve as leaders of the community.


Through baptism we have all been commissioned to go out to live and proclaim the Good News of Christ, to keep journeying on to all our sisters and brothers and prepare the way for Christ to come into their lives. The number of labourers for this harvest has never been greater. We have never had more Christians in the world than we have right now. If all of us who have been baptised in Christ were living out the Gospel and bringing it to bear in our personal, family, social and national life, then the world would be transformed. As Gandhi once said, ‘I would take the waters of Christian baptism tomorrow if I saw Christians living out what they profess to believe.’ We seem to have lost our courage, our nerve for the task at hand. We have been consumed by sheepishness and daunted by the wolves.


Jesus reminds us that to live out this commission we need to depend on each other for support, hospitality and kindness. He challenges us to travel light and stick together.


So let us pray in our Eucharist for ourselves, the labourers who are putting in a hard day's work in the harvest. Let us pray for the gift of faith and gratitude for the privilege of the commission. Let us also pray that all baptised people will live out their faith in such a manner that it prepares the way for the Christ to come in every village and town. And let us ask for eyes to see the extraordinary flowering of vocations throughout the Church and celebrate how grace comes in many shapes and sizes.


© Richard Leonard



Gastroenteritis awareness

Please note there have been some students presenting with Gastroenteritis symptoms.

Symptoms can include: nausea and/or vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain/cramps, fever, generally feeling unwell, including tiredness and body aches. It is important to practice good hand hygiene and it is advised you must not return to school for 48 hours after symptoms have finished.


If you are concerned  please consult your Doctor.

Please read Gastroenteritis fact sheet attached from Department of Health.

Jenny Hill

College Nurse

Save the date

Men Of John XXIII College

Peter Rowsthorn College Social Night

Men of John XXIII College “End of Financial Year Festivities” included a night with Peter Rowsthorn and WA Fathering Project Coordinator Steven Rushford.


Over 70 Dads gathered at the Cambridge Bowling Club for Peter, Pasta, Pizza and round table discussions and tips on fathering. Such important questions on how do you manage the Home WiFi and control screen time. How to use humour to diffuse tension. The “Not to laugh at your Dads Joke Competition” got some chuckles and here is the requested link so you can try it on your kids!


Peter Rowsthorn is a Dad who always supports us and was in fine form with a great many laughs on his childhood with some excellent messaging in there. After Pete we looked at a number of different messages involving communication, Dad dates and just being there when they want to talk and you just listen.


Our next activity will be on Friday 6 September. This will have a number of speakers and I will fill you in on this one after the holidays.


Dads over the next two weeks do some kid things, organise a date, go for a walk, cook a meal together and most importantly talk and have a laugh.


A collection of photos to try and find yourself in. If not in there then make sure you are in the next ones!


David Thompson

“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 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
  • 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 

Community Notices


Y4 RE Xavier Parker.pdf
Information to host a family.pdf
2019 Application for Fujimi Host Family.pdf
Insight-Reading your childs report.pdf
Rolling Tears by Alyssa Mignacca.pdf
COTTESLOE Sacrament Enrolment Form.docx
Personal Project 2019 Display Catalogue & Results.pdf
Magis Awards List Semester One.pdf
190604_JTC079_Charter Bus Flyer_A4_Single Pages_V6_LR.pdf
2019 Menu.pdf
lgnatian induction program.pdf
Letter and Appication Form for Host Families Vasto.pdf
2019 Letter inviting families to host.pdf
2019 Application for Fujimi Host Family.docx