01 November 2019
Issue Thirty-two

In the spirit of John XXIII, Mary Ward and Ignatius Loyola, we seek to be people of competence, conscience and compassion who are committed to God and the service of others.

From the Principal
Volunteers' Thank You
Around The Primary
Music - Week 33
Rowing Club
Family Zone & Cyber Safety
College Charter Bus
Uniform Shop
Parents' Association
  Inigo Parent Talks
John XXIII College Alumni 
Community Notices
John XXIII College
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From the Principal

The profile of a teacher

Over the past few weeks, our celebratory events for our Year 12 students have been a delight to attend. Our graduating class moved seamlessly through the important rituals and showed appropriate amounts of reverence, respect and good humour. One of the delightful features of these events is watching the excellent interaction between students and their teachers.


Last Friday was World Teachers’ Day. Our Parent Association provided a beautiful thank you morning tea for our staff. It may be a small gesture, but it was extremely well received by our staff who work hard to provide an environment conducive to learning.


Our Mission statement specifically alludes to the development of young people of competence, conscience, compassion, committed to God and the service of others. Those qualities can be readily extended to the profile of our teachers.


Teachers of competence understand how to engage students and facilitate learning enthusiastically. They have a sense of humour, empathy, integrity and a sense of proportion. Being open to growth and accompanying students in the learning journey are indicative of the teacher of conscience. They believe in their students and are reflective on their own practice.


A teacher of compassion is genuinely interested in the students and is committed to trying to understand them. They also challenge students to reach out for others. Commitment to God and the service of others is evident to the personal faith witness of staff and their commitment to the faith formation programs of our teachers.


Thank you to our wonderful staff. We are also very appreciative when students and families reach out and acknowledge the work of individual teachers. We are blessed to be part of a remarkable community where the efforts of students and staff are acknowledged and affirmed.


Robert Henderson


Volunteers' Thank You

If you volunteered to help with this year's College events, whether parent or student focused, in any way large or small, we want to say thank you.


Every volunteer is invited to this fun event at Acqua Viva Event Centre, on the jetty at the river end of Broadway in Nedlands.


Enjoy some drinks and hors d'oeuvres on us while you take in the sparkling views across the Swan!

  • DATE: Thursday 14 November 2019 at 6:30pm
  • VENUE: Acqua Viva Event Centre, Jetty at the river end of Broadway, Nedlands
  • RSVP: Friday 8 November 


Tournament of the Minds (STEM) International Final

Last weekend Campbell Riley, Josh Leong, Jack Brett, Tiffany Cesare, Gabriel Kaye, Cohen Rafiq & Akash Parekh represented Western Australia in the Tournament of the Minds International Final held at the University of Tasmania in Hobart. After arriving late on Wednesday evening, we settled in for an early night and headed off to the historical site of Port Arthur for a day long excursion. On Friday we had the Opening Ceremony and excursions to the Bonorong Wildlife Park and the Richmond town site. Saturday was taken up with the competition, and although the team improved upon last year, we were unsuccessful in winning this year. Then on our final day in Hobart the team visited MONA before heading home.



Parents' Association Liason 2020

It’s that time of year when the current coordinators vacate their positions and we seek new year group coordinators and we are therefore seeking new parents to take on these coordinators roles.


The role can easily be undertaken by a team of 2-4. It will only require 3-5 hours a term of your time in total.


I know you've heard it before,  it is really fun and doesn't take much effort. All you have to do is organise morning coffee dates and two adult functions throughout the year - normally mid-year and one at the end of year. Roster sheets for canteen duty, staff morning teas and anything else the school requires are prepared for you and all you have to do is place them out the front of the lecture hall in February on the night of your relevant parent information night, and send out reminders throughout the year.


On Friday 6 December,  we have scheduled a Welcome Lunch for all new 2020 coordinators.


I am always available and happy to take phone calls from anyone that needs my assistance along the way. Ric Del Pizzo our College contact has an open door policy and is always available for any matters that coordinators need help with throughout the year.


We have a fabulous website for coordinators that contains a toolkit with all the information you need to do the job. There are schedules, calendars and lists of functions by year Group, all precedents are in place, everything is well organised, even templates to aid you in requesting volunteers at the beginning of the year.


So please, grab a friend and have a go. It is a very rewarding experience and I can guarantee you will have a great time!


If you have any questions do not hesitate to call me on my mobile 0419 886 722 or email


Sharon Aquino

Secondary Convenor

John XXIII Christmas Appeal

Please donate generously to the John XXIII College Shopfront Christmas appeal.

Please bring in money and/or items from the list below to provide the visitors at Shopfront with a Christmas meal and gift bag. Items need to be donated by Wednesday 13 November.

The following items are needed for the  male/female Gift Bags (please note, smaller sizes are more useful):

General Items Food Items
Razors, shaving cream
Body wash
Ladies Razors
Hand cream
Make-up bag
Cleansing wipes
Body lotion 
Comb,  Brush
Sm pkt Tissues
Body lotion 
Nail polish
Caps, Hats, Sunglasses
Torch and batteries
Packet Biscuits
Fruit Jellies
Mini Fruit Cake
Mini Christmas Pudding
Pkt Nuts    
Pkt  Dried Fruit
Christmas chocolates
Christmas lollies

Year 12 WACE ATAR examinations

Please note the final Year 12 examinations began on Wednesday and will continue until Friday 15 November. They are held in the Thomas More Exhibition Centre (TMEC) from 9:00am-12:10pm and from 2:00pm-5:10pm. As such the College community are asked to be mindful of the noise in the TMEC carpark, including tooting horns, car doors slamming and calling out. It is a great opportunity to demonstrate our support of the graduating students through our actions.

Year 11 end of year examinations

Our Year 11 students received their personalised examination timetable today. It is important this is stored in a safe place that is easily accessible for them as students need to bring this to each of their examinations. Students were spoken to yesterday about the need to prepare adequately in order to give themselves the opportunity to perform to the best of their ability. Students were also strongly encouraged to maximise their use of class revision time next week. It is a good opportunity for them to seek clarification from their teacher of any gaps in their knowledge and understanding as well as receive specialised feedback on practice questions or revision notes they have created.

Design and Technologies Week

This week was Design and Technologies Week, which is a whole week of celebrating all things Design and Technology including wood, textiles, engineering and food learning areas. Students enjoyed a range of activities during recess and lunchtime throughout the week including:

  • Creating their own fruit “caviar” using the process of spherification, a molecular gastronomy technique
  • A House robotics competition
  • The JTC Fashion Show where textiles students showed some amazing work they have produced
  • A Media movie viewing showing the high-quality films produced in Media this year
  • A performance by the band Junkadelic who uses salvaged/ recycled instruments. Students showed-off their dancing skills and joined the performance using tin shakers.

The week was concluded with a mini exhibition, displaying a selection of students work in the Circle of Friends Café, and a staff lunch prepared and served by the Year 11 Hospitality students.


Thank you to all the staff and students involved in making the week a success.


Kathryn Casey
Teacher, Design & Technology

Around The Primary

Dear Parents

This morning we celebrated ‘All Saints Day’ with a beautiful Mass prepared by Mrs Goss and Year 5B.


Beginning the day in this way is a wonderfully peaceful, reflective time for staff, parents and children. Prioritising these opportunities, by placing a value on attending Mass sends a very powerful message to your child.


Likewise by talking to them about how going to Mass is a special time to reconnect, to pray, to ask for help, to say thank you, to receive the spiritual food – you are helping them understand how our faith plays an important part in who we are and in how we want to live our lives. The Eucharist nurtures us for the ups and downs we all face in our daily life.


Our end of Year Mass is on 12 December and we hope to see you there if you can make it.


Tomorrow is All Souls Day, we are encouraging our students to remember a special family member or friend who has passed away and to pray for them. 


Kind regards,


Antoinette De Pinto

Head of Primary

Staff News

Congratulations to Jodi Joyce and Ross on the safe arrival of baby Charlie Jeremy. 

They are full of love and joy and very excited!


Dates to Remember

Tuesday 5 November

Reconciliation Year 4B, 5B & 6B

Thursday 7 November

KG-Year 2 Athletics Carnival

Friday 8 November

Primary Assembly, Roncalli Hall hosted by 3B


Please check the College Website for Term 4 to note all the important Primary school events for your family calendar.

2020 Booklist Information

Booklist orders for Year 1 to Year 4 will follow a new bulk order system in 2020.  This system will enable students to have everything they need for the first day and ensure all students have the same equipment as their classmates.


Our new Booklist provider for 2020 is Ziggies Educational Supplies.


How does the Bulk Order system work?

Teachers complete a bulk order list for their year level that will provide all the equipment each student will need for the year.  For instance, if a student fills an exercise book then a new book will be provided.  Parents will not need to purchase any extra stationery.  The only time parents will be required to buy supplies will be if their child intentionally damages any equipment or regularly misplaces supplies. 


How does this help children and teachers?

Firstly, every student will have exactly the same materials.  Students will not feel left out if they do not have the correct materials or the latest trendy pencil case etc.  Teachers are guaranteed that every book and stationery item is correct and it will be available in class for the first day of 2020. 


This bulk order option will also be a more cost-effective option for parents, as well as, offering an easier method for teachers to organise resources ahead of time.

It is important to note that this Bulk Order cost will be added to the 2020 School Fees.


Booklists in Years 5 and 6

Our original process will continue for Year 5 and 6 with booklists orders being completed and payment being made directly to Ziggies Educational Supplies.  Further details will follow.


Sport Update

We are looking forward to a nice sunny day on Thursday for our rescheduled Junior Primary Athletics Carnival.  We hope many parents and grandparents can join us. 


Next week the Pre-Primary to Year 4 students will begin tennis lessons with tennis pro, Nick Kirkbride and the Year 5 & 6’s have their final touch rugby sessions in preparation for the IPSHA Touch Rugby Carnival on Thursday 14 November.


A friendly reminder to get your swimming forms into your class teachers as soon as possible.   These are due by 13 November.


Mr Williams

Primary Sports Coordinator 


Scitech Challenge

Congratulations to our Year 6 GATE students who participated in the Scitech Challenge Day. The students came first and second place in their respective groups. They worked in teams of four, to foster their development of creativity, communication, critical thinking and collaboration skills.


Mrs Purcell

GATE Teacher


The Scitech Challenge Day was an amazing day. We got to learn new things and unleash our creativity when making the prototype. At the beginning of the day it was fun to learn about the circular economy and repurposing waste materials. Once we understood about a circular economy, we could design a product to improve school life made from recycled materials.

Austin Vujcich 6B


The Scitech Challenge day was a creative, challenging and fun day! We worked with other schools to see how we could improve our lives at school using waste materials. We brainstormed ideas, built a prototype and then showcased it to the other schools. I enjoyed designing with my peers.

Ella Matthews 6G


The Scitech Challenge Day was exactly that – a challenging and a fun experience! We were able to work as teams to learn about and eventually create products that would improve the environment, as well as, our school lives using waste materials. We learnt about a design process used in the real world, called the ‘Stanford Design’ process.

Bianca Petsos 6G


The Scitech Challenge Day was fantastic! We were able to create and learn about objects that can help the environment and we also learnt a new design process called the ‘Stanford Design’ process.  This allowed us to be not only the designer but the client for our product. We met students from different schools and learnt about what they wanted to improve in their schools. 

Joshua Tyson 6G


Dairy Delights

On Thursday the 24 October the Year 4 classes visited Brownes Dairy Factory. We learnt about the dairy production process and how milk and yoghurt is made.


Before milk is ready for consumption, it must be standardised, pasteurised and homogenised. We viewed the factory floor from the viewing windows and watched the milk being put into the cartons and boxed for delivery.


It was amazing to see the robots at work! We loved our excursion to Brownes and we learnt so much.

Cara Bradley and Stella Fullerton 4G



Car Park Courtesy 

The final Year 12 examinations began on Wednesday and will continue until Friday 15 November.  They are held in the Thomas More Exhibition Centre from 9:00am to 12:10pm and from 2:00pm to 5:10pm.


As such the College community are asked to be mindful of the noise in the TMEC car park, including tooting horns, car doors slamming and 'calling out'. It is a great opportunity to demonstrate our support of the graduating students through our actions in the car park.


About 75 people attended the final Magis Awards Breakfast on Monday.  Major awards for 2019 were presented by Mr Henderson, Mrs Negus and Ms Bouwman, as well as a range of awards and certificates for Magis events in Semester Two.


The  Magis champion  scholar for each year group was:


Year 12: Rory Hewson  

Altiora: Charlie Richards  

Year 11: Ben Linsten   

Year 10: Caitlin Green  

Year 9 Genevieve Ferguson-Allen   

Year 8:  Evie Rigg    

Year 7: Maya Mintz


Champion Debater Trophies were awarded to Rory Hewson (Year 12), Ben Linsten (Year 11), Skye MacMillan (Year 10), Genevieve Ferguson-Allen (Year 9), James Mitchell (Year 8) and Meg Derbyshire (Year 7).


Trophies for Outstanding performers at the World Scholar’s Cup Global round were presented to:

 Seniors: Bella Pether      Juniors: Evie Rigg


Chess champions were:  Year 11: Dominic McCleary   Year 10: Tom Kitchen    Year 9: Charlie Griffiths

Year 8: Seb Raj  and Year 7: Jed Hopkins


Magis Service Awards were presented to Year 12 Magis Captain Rory Hewson, and committee leaders Charlie Richards and Cullen Binet for their magnificent contributions to the Magis program, whilst Ms Kirralee Dawson was awarded the Coach of the Year Award for her outstanding work with debating and World Scholar’s Cup teams.


A ten minute highlights video was shown at the end of the breakfast and the hardcover Magis Chronicle Yearbook containing full results of Magis events for 2019 will be available soon in PDF version and hardcover by the end of November.   Warmest thanks to all staff, parents and students who attended the breakfast.


Finally, congratulations to the Tournament of Minds STEM team that competed impressively in the Nationals in Hobart, and best wishes to the World Scholar’s Cup Tournament of Champions teams that leave for America on Wednesday,  and the Year 9  Magis Quest team that competes at UWA on 12& 13 November.

Jim Miller

Gifted and  Talented Program coordinator


NAS Golf Tournament

The John XXIII NAS Golf Team acquitted themselves very well in competition for the NAS Golf Shield for 2019. Held at the Wembley Golf Complex, weather-wise, the day was perfect for competitors with the sun shining and a very light breeze making scoring conditions optimal. Congratulations to Shaun Raj (Year 11) who, as our top ranked player, managed the best round for our team and achieved the honour of Runner-up Best Gross score (total number of shots or ‘off-the-stick’) with a score of 90 beating his 2018 score by 4 shots.


Efforts of all our players were very much appreciated with additional members of the team including Year 11 students Henry Seah, Blake Mettam, Myles Allert, Toby Muenchow, Hudson Blenkinsop, Year 8 students Jack Everett, Carlie Clarke and Kristian Roe (Year 11 - reserve). While it was a long day (and longer for some) all players had their highlights and have hopefully gained some impetus to continue being involved in the sport. Congratulations also to Sacred Heart College for a well fought victory, breaking the stranglehold that John XXII College has maintained on this competition for a number of years.


Darren Kowal

Teacher - Health & Physical Education

2020 Rowing Information Night

To hear more about the 2020 Rowing Program, all current Year 8 parents are invited to the information night held at the Gonzaga Barry Lecture Theatre on Tuesday 5 November starting at 6:30pm.


ACC Representative Cricket Team 2020

Player nominations are now open for the ACC Representative Cricket Team 2020 for the match against the Combined Government Schools on the 13 March 2020 at the WACA ground.  Net selection trials will be held in mid-late November 2019 (dates/venues TBC) and a final selection trial match will be held on Friday 6 March 2020 at Murdoch University Ground.


The representative match against the Combined Government Schools team is scheduled to be played at the WACA in 2020. This is an unbelievable cricket opportunity and all schools are encouraged to nominate quality players for this highly regarded match. All players selected receive an ACC “baggy yellow” cricket cap from the association.


The ACC is now calling for nominations from interested and talented players. On-line nominations are due to the ACC by Friday 8 November 2019. 


The process for nominations is as follows:

Positions for players are open to all cricket players that will be enrolled at the school in 2020; players MUST be of representative quality. There is no age restriction, but being an “open” age team, selected players are usually in Years 10, 11 or 12 and must be capable of playing at U18 level.


Information about net selection trials in late November 2019 will be provided to players and schools ASAP once nominations are finalised. Players that were selected in the final team earlier this year or who are national or state representatives do not have to attend the net trial as they will be automatically passed through to the trial match in March next year.


Attached is the flyer for the students. For more information please contact Trent Sharpe at the ACC on 9241 5298 or



Congratulations to Lara Sivwright (Year 9) on being selected in the School Sport WA Touch Football Team to compete in Canberra. We wish you all the best at the National Schools Championships.

Music - Week 33

Year 9 Recital Night – Wednesday 6 November

Held in the GBLT from 7:00pm, we invite you to enjoy the Year 9 Recital Night! Featuring performances from a talented group of instrumentalists and singers, we are excited to showcase this talented cohort to any parents, friends and peers who would like to attend.

Year 8 Recital Night – Wednesday 13 November

Applications for the Year 8 Recital Night on Wednesday 13 November are now available through tutors and the Music Office. This performance opportunity is open to any Year 8s who undertake vocal or instrumental lessons, with applications due Friday 8 November.


Coming soon in Drama

  • Year 9 Drama Night,  Best of British
    Thursday 14 November, 7:00pm, Roncalli Hall
  • Year 10 Drama Night, All Sorts
    Tuesday 26 November, 7:00pm, Roncalli Hall
  • Year 9 Musical, Seussical
    Thursday 5 December, 7:00pm, Roncalli Hall
  • Year 8 Drama Performance, Play Time
    Monday 9 December & Tuesday 10 December, 5:00pm, Roncalli Hall

Coming in 2020



Community Liturgy

Today is the Feast of All Saints.  Thanks to the incoming Student Representative Council who thoughtfully prepared this morning’s community liturgy.   


Next Friday’s liturgy is communal in many respects.  November is the month where our church calls us to especially remember family and friends who have died.  It is a time when our College community remembers the connections we have, individually and collectively, with those who sleep in the peace of Christ.  As we gather to celebrate the Eucharist Friday 8 November, we will particularly remember former members of our College community who have died.  The College warmly welcomes all Alumni to attend this special liturgy. 


Community Liturgy summary

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


Congratulations to students and their families in Year 3 who, last week, celebrated their First Reconciliation in the parish of St Thomas the Apostle, Claremont. 

Henry Bahen

Bella Gauci

Maya Johnson

Alexa Kailis

Gus Lennon

Sophie Marchant

Felix McGinty

Charlie O’Toole

Abigail Prosser

Isabel Prosser

Amelia Rear

Dahra Rogers

Ruby Scott

Abigail Stephenson

Sophia Sy Suan

Christopher Tan

Georgie Walsh

Amelia Wibrow

The archdiocesan Sacrament Policy is ‘family-focused, parish-based, Catholic school supported’ and it has been a joy, over the year, to watch group of children report their having celebrated the sacrament.  A special congratulations to parents for supporting their children in the parish programs!

GOOD NEWS for the Feast of All Saints

Matthew 5:1-12

The reflection for the is part of 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.


… For the first 400 years of the Church's history, Christian women and men were dead at lunch for taking the waters of baptism at dawn. It is on the basis of their fidelity and sacrifice that we gather to celebrate the Eucharist in freedom and peace.


Many of us are wimps when it comes to pain, so all we can hope and pray for is that, given a similar context, we may have the grace to witness to our faith in whatever way is demanded of us. It remains true that when most of us hear about the faith of modern-day martyrs we are still deeply affected, our own faith is challenged and our values are shaken up. Mothers and fathers are still dying for the faith which we so often take for granted.

All Saints Day has its roots in the early Church's ‘Martyrs Day’, attested to by a hymn written in 359 by St Ephraim. It was called All Saints Day in the seventh century.


A Saint is someone who the Church believes is in heaven with God. Wrongly, we often think Saints are perfect, but in fact their greatest witness is how they coped with the ordinary difficulties of life and how they reflected in a variety of ways the love of God.


For most of us sanctity and martyrdom will not come in dramatic ways. The daily routine of looking after a sick child, spouse or parent, of living with a mental, physical, emotional or spiritual illness, the scourge of being unemployed, homeless or addicted and the feeling that we are unlovable brings with it the reality of sharing in the lot of the martyrs and saints.


All Saints Day is the feast which commemorates all those we know who may never be publicly proclaimed in the list of saints, but who nonetheless are in heaven. Some of them may only be known to God. Others are people whose love, sacrifice and fidelity we have seen for ourselves and who have inspired us. Sometimes they can be our own mothers and fathers.


These, too, we believe belong to the great multitude of witnesses who went through their own persecutions and found the blessings within their daily lives. They saw God in this world and are now fully alive to him in the next.


In our celebration of Mass, we have the grace to live a holy life that, in ordinary ways, demonstrates the extraordinary power of God working in us. In doing so, in our sacrifices, forgiveness and love may we remain faithful to the women and men who are our saintly heroes and pray that we remain faithful to the Gospel of Christ as they did. 


© Richard Leonard SJ

Rowing Club

Rowing Club AGM

The Annual General Meeting  has been changed to Monday 18 November in the Circle of Friends Café.  We will call for nominations to committee positions prior to this meeting.


2020 Rowing Information Night

To hear more about the 2020 Rowing Program, all current Year 8 parents are invited to the information night held at the Gonzaga Barry Lecture Theatre on Tuesday 5 November starting at 6:30pm.


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 April 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



Family Zone Webinar recordings

For those that were unable to make the Family Zone webinars, we have recorded both sessions for you to view in your own time, and they are available here:

 Webinar topics are:

  • Getting Started with Family Zone 
  • Advanced with Family Zone

Think you're good at multitasking? Think again.

When's the last time you watched an entire TV program without scrolling through your Facebook feed? Or drilled down into that spreadsheet without taking breaks to check your email?


Maybe more to the point, when your child is doing her homework - exactly how many apps and tabs does she have open and active? 


Once upon a time, doing one thing at a time was just what people did. But in today’s always-connected digital world, multitasking rules. At work, at home and on the go, juggling multiple inputs on multiple devices has become the default mode for grown-ups and kids alike. 


And we are so much more productive as a result.


Aren’t we …?


The answer - according to a growing body of research - is “absolutely not.” In fact, say experts, multitasking not only fails to make us more productive, it actively slows our brains down, making us significantly less effective at completing tasks and practically guaranteeing more errors and slip-ups.

The reason why is simple: “multitasking” is an illusion. 


There's no such thing 

Our brains are simply not capable of handling more than one cognitive task at a time. What looks like multitasking - and often feels like it too - is actually toggle-tasking, say experts. 


In other words, we are still doing only one task at a time, but constantly switching gears, toggling our attention from one input to the other and back again.


The cognitive price of that process is exorbitant. And the impact on performance can be substantial.


The cognitive price

Science tells us that multitasking can slow down our cognitive processing by as much 20%.

That’s why texting while driving is banned in every Australian state and territory. 


Why in Honolulu, it’s now illegal to so much as glance at your phone while crossing the street. Why the Dutch have banned texting while biking. 

Science tells us that multitasking can slow down our cognitive processing by as much 20%.

The impact on study

The impact of multitasking on academic performance, while obviously not a case of life or death, can be an accident waiting to happen, too. Yet multitaskers are known to be overly confident. They imagine themselves to be the exception to the rule. 


One 2015 survey showed a majority of students who are on social media or watching TV while studying are positive they are unaffected. The research loudly refutes this perception.


Most multitaskers will tell you they enjoy shuffling between inputs as a way to avoid boredom - and believe that as a result they will be paying more attention to their main task.


While that’s mistaken, there’s a grain of truth there, thanks to a factor researchers call “emotional lift.”


Emotional lift

Basically, it refers to the fact that if checking in on social media or taking gaming breaks actually gets a child to sit down and do their homework - the cognitive cost might be worth paying.


A homework performance that’s 20% less efficient is still better than no homework performance at all.

Finally,  keep in mind that the notion that multitasking is a skill that can be honed over time - that practice will make perfect, or at least less imperfect - is absolutely without foundation. It’s not something we can get better at … no matter what age we started. 


Year 7 Vaccines and Year 8 Catch-up Vaccine

The Department of Health Immunisation team will be visiting the College this Tuesday 5 November to administer the second dose of HPV vaccine to Year 7 students and to Year 8 students who missed their vaccine day last term.


Concussion awareness

If your child is diagnosed with Concussion by a Doctor or in a Hospital Emergency Department, it is imperative that Parents inform the College nurse.


Parent must provide the College with Medical Clearance Certificates stating when their child can return to school/learning and return to sport. The Treating Doctor should provide parent with a gradual return to school and sport instruction sheet to follow.


Attached for your information is SCAT 5 concussion recognition tool sheet.

Jenny Hill

College Nurse

Resource: Sport Medicine Australia

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


Have you got the Horizon West Bus App

The Horizon West’s bus tracking app will help to revolutionise morning routines for parents and students by giving real-time bus locations across our three John XXIII College bus services.


The app is free in the App Store and Google Play. If you’re ready to simplify your mornings and get a little peace of mind at the same time, simply download the app to show the real-time location of your child’s bus on a map.


Further details are available in SEQTA.



Term 4 Summer Menu 2019

Please find below a link to the menu change for Term 4.


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

Other ways to shop with us if you find our hours don’t suit you

Student to shop

Ask your child to come to the shop during recess or lunch time and we can help him/her with their requirements.  If you don't want to send cash or credit card details with them, then we can ring you when they have finished shopping and we can get credit card details directly from you.



Send an email to  saying what you want. If you are unsure of a size we can check our records to find out what size you had last time – this information can be emailed back to you.

We can then call you for credit card details.

Either pick up from the counter next time you are at school during our opening hours or ask your child to come and collect.


Phone call

Ring us when we are open, but please remember that if the shop is busy then we cannot take your call, in which case you will need to email a request to ring you.


Want more info?

If you have any questions about the above, please feel free to send an email.

Parents' Association

John XXIII Parents’ Association

Our Term 4 meeting will be held on Monday 11 November at 7:00pm in the Thomas More Exhibition Centre. This will be the 2019 AGM for the John XXIII Parents’ Association and all members are welcome to attend. It is also the meeting at which Committee positions for next year are voted on. If you would like to be involved in the Parents’ Association at a committee level, please don’t hesitate to contact us . 


If you have any ideas for how the Parents’ Association funds could be spent in Term 4, the Guidelines for Funding Proposal Form must be completed (you can download one from the school website, or below). Submit to . The deadline for Term 4 Funding submissions is Friday 1 November.

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.


2019 Parents’ Association Committee


Inigo Parent Talks

Ignatian Induction Program for Parents

All John XXIII College staff and parents are given the opportunity to participate in the Ignatian Induction Program.

The modules aim to provide staff and parents with the essence of the ethos of John XXIII College. They are a great opportunity to learn about lgnatian Spirituality and meet other parents to explore spirituality within an lgnatian context.


The program consists of six independent content modules with a certificate issued upon completion of all six modules.

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

John XXIII College Alumni 

ALUMNI Events & Reunions

50 Year Class 1969 Loreto Claremont Reunion 

  • Saturday 9 November at 12:00pm
  • Circle of Friends Cafe, John XXIII College

50 Year Class 1969 Loreto Nedlands

  • Monday 16 December at 12:00pm
  • Circle of Friends Cafe, John XXIII College

Community Notices


Junior Primary Athletic Carnival Schedule.pdf
concussion scat5 tool.pdf
191002_JTC079_Charter Bus Flyer_A4_Single Pages_V7 (ALT)_LR.pdf
Term 4 Summer 2019 Menu.pdf
lgnatian induction program.pdf
Sally Quinn Speech.pdf
CRICKET rep team players Flyer.pdf