17 May 2019
Issue Thirteen
From the Principal
Parking and College Pick-up & Drop-off Guide
Around The Primary
Music - Week 13
Netball Club
Rowing Club
Pathways and Transition
Family Zone & Cyber Safety
Parents' Association
College Charter Bus
Uniform Shop
  Inigo Parent Talks
John XXIII College Alumni 
Community Notices
John XXIII College
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From the Principal

Looking back and looking forward

The story is told that adding an ‘ethics box’ at the front of a tax form is more effective than adding it at the end with respect to taxation declarations (Harvard Business Review 2019). The article suggests ethical organisations more routinely think ‘is it right rather than is it legal?’  It is suggested that the values of an organisation should be made explicit.


This week the College has undertaken a Cyclic Review process which contributes to the compliance of school re-registration regulations in Western Australia. It occurs once in a five-year period. Re-registration of the College as a school in Western Australia is not the issue. We are first and foremost a Catholic school. Our educational outcomes and our enrolment position remain strong. Our College has been historically well-governed and is well positioned as a school of first choice.


Importantly, the process has provided a foundation for us to review the last three years celebrating successes and looking for opportunities for growth and improvement. Our ‘looking back and looking forward’ has been less about compliance and more about growth.  We are aiming to ‘get it right’.


Our self-review suggested that we are a ‘high expectation College and the Principal feels wonderfully supported by delightful students, dedicated staff and a discerning and involved parent body. There is also a high degree of trust and mutual respect between the Principal, the College Leadership Team and College Council’.


This week we have had a cross-section of students, staff and parents speak to the Review panel. It is important that a range of views are canvassed as plans are made for the future. I look forward to sharing further insights at the conclusion of the Review.

NAPLAN Testing

Issues with technology have received widespread media attention this week. After significant interruption with the writing assessment, our College made the decision to revert to paper and pen testing for the remainder of the NAPLAN testing period.


I am very impressed with the manner which our students, staff and families responded to a stressful situation. The College will also provide students with an option of re-sitting the initial writing assessment if required. I encourage families to communicate with their relevant Assistant Principal (Primary School) or Assistant Deputy Principal (Secondary School), if clarification is needed.


Robert Henderson


Parking and College Pick-up & Drop-off Guide

Where to park on Campus

Early Years Car park

  • Available for parents with a child in Pre-Kindy, Kindy and or Pre-Primary. Access is via John XXIII Avenue (south of the main car park).
  • The vehicle gates to this car park are locked from 9:15am until 2:45pm each day to provide students with a safe and secure play area on the courts.
  • Please ensure you reverse park. Reverse parking helps keep our students safe as drivers have better visibility when exiting the car park.

Main Car park (off John XXIII Avenue)

  • Available for all families in Primary and Secondary School.
  • There are areas designated for pick up / drop off
  • Student parking is available in the Main Car park off John XXIII Avenue. This area is signed as being designated for students only.
  • Bays allocated for pick-up and drop-off are not parking bays on school days between 7:30am-9:00am and 2:30pm-4:00pm.

ACROD bays

  • Only vehicles with an ACROD permit may park in accessible bays and must clearly display the permit.

Staff Parking car parks

We have a number of Staff car parks across the College campus:

  • Staff car park that is accessible off Heritage Lane.
  • Staff car park that is accessible via the Main Car park off John XXIII Avenue between the Bus Shelter and St Louis Sports Centre.
  • There are also limited staff parking places available on the loop, accessible via Mooro Drive.

Visitor parking

  • There are limited visitor parking and reserved bays available on the loop accessible via Mooro Drive.

Pick-up & Drop-off Guide

The pick-up and drop off guide for the College are as follows:

The Loop (Mooro Drive entrance)

  • Available for morning drop off for Years 1-12 students.
  • Available for pick up for parents with a child in Years 1-3 (and their older siblings). Please have your surname sign displayed on your dashboard.
  • Teaching staff operate the loop for the afternoon pickup between 3:15pm and 3:30pm.

The Loop's Rules - Morning

  • Please drive all the way to the bottom of the loop (in front of the Administration building).
  • For safety, have your child exit from the non-driver (left) side of the vehicle.

The Loop's Rules - Afternoon

  • Try to keep Mooro Drive flowing:
  • Ideally, approach the loop from the west end of Mooro Drive. This allows an easy left-hand turn into the loop.
  • Smart queuing: When waiting for your child in the afternoon please drive all the way to the Administration building to queue (this allows more vehicles to queue off Mooro Drive).
  • Be easy to spot: Have your surname sign displayed on your dash board. The teachers will then call your child/children, ready for your approach.
  • Keep it moving: If your child isn't yet at the loop, then please 'keep looping'. This allows other parents (with children who are ready) to start pick up. Handy tip: If your child takes a little while to walk to the loop, then perhaps arrive a bit later. A teacher is on duty until 3:30pm
  • Keep it safe: Once you have stopped in front of the Administration building, please stay in your vehicle. Staff will help your child get into your car safely, from the non-driver side.

The Main Carpark

  • The main carpark off John XXIII Avenue is available for morning and afternoon drop off for Years 1-12 using allocated bays.
  • Bays allocated for pick-up and drop-off are not parking bays on school days between 7:30am-9:00am and 2:30pm-4:00pm.

Tips to make it safe for everyone

The beginning and end of the school day are busy times for pedestrians and drivers outside our school campus. You can help keep students safe by remembering the following:

  • Slow down around the College and drive safely.
  • Be aware, be courteous and be responsible.
  • Drop your child off and pick them up in designated pick-up areas (see below for further details).
  • Always take extra care in 40km school zones.
  • Observe and adhere to all regulatory signage and follow all parking signs - these help keep your child as safe as possible.
  • Never double park - it is illegal and puts children at risk.
  • Model safe and considerate pedestrian and driver behaviours.
  • Always give way to pedestrians particularly when entering and leaving driveways.
  • Please make sure you carefully read the parking signs before you park your vehicle.
  • Vehicles on the College campus must be parked within marked bays at all times.
  • Vehicles may not park in no parking areas, no stopping areas, access ways or any area not officially set aside for parking, including verges, gardens and pathways.
  • Please use the John XXIII College carparks only. We need to respect our neighbours, as parking, even if for five minutes during morning or afternoon pick-up is causing inconvenience.


Loreto House

Week two was a very busy week for the Loreto family. On Thursday we celebrated Loreto House day with a fun filled assembly. This year was a little different as all Homerooms competed in the first ever Air Guitar Challenge. The energy was fantastic with the Year 10s taking out the title. A big thank you to Billy Damage for performing and judging. We finished the day by preparing one hundred meals for Shopfront, a massive thank you to all the students that gave up their time and helped.


On Friday we started off the day with a beautiful liturgy in the chapel led by Deacon Peters. The week finished with students running in the cross country, it wasn’t our year, but the students put in a fantastic effort. Congrats to Campion on their win.


It was a great week and I’m very proud to be part of Loreto House.

Ciaran​ Gallagher

Loreto House Coordinator


John XXIII College & Shopfront

John XXIII College supports the great work of Shopfront through our Christian Service Learning Program, Roncalli Service. Shopfront aims to offer mutual help, assistance to visitors who may be experiencing difficulties dealing with problems in their life, whether that’s accommodation, budgeting, depression, hunger, loneliness, addictions, or violence. 

Our aim is to make and supply 1000 meals by the end of the year to Shopfront, our Primary students support the initiative with Muffin Monday and staff volunteer at Shopfront on the second Tuesday of each month to assist with serving food, but also to offer some companionship.


Year 10 River Cruise

On Thursday 9  May, our Year 10 cohort celebrated their annual social with a River Cruise on the Swan River.  Students spent the night bonding, enjoying pizza and showing their best dance moves! It was a wonderful event, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all students.

Jo McLoughlin

Assistant Deputy Principal - Year 10

Year 10 Work Experience

During the April school holidays, over 50 Year 10 students took part in work experience as part of the Year 10 Pathway Planning Program. Work experience is an invaluable opportunity for students to get an insight into a career that is of interest to them. It also enables them to see what is involved in the job and whether their interests and skills are in this area. Many students are also taking part in Try a Trade and GREaT nursing work experience this term while others have secured work placement for the July holidays.


Some student testimonies on their work experience are below:

For work experience, I spent two days with my Dad, a Palliative Care Physician, at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Both days at the hospital involved attending team meetings, going to see patients at an out-patient Clinic, and travelling all over the hospital to see lots of different patients with varying conditions. I really enjoyed this experience as I got to see how a hospital works and operates. It was a great opportunity for me to step out of my comfort zone and see the hard work of doctors and nurses at play. This experience has encouraged me to think about a possible career in medicine and has inspired me to achieve my future goals.”  Kiran Tandon


I did my work experience at the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and it was such an enjoyable time. For the first half, I worked with the Orchestral Management team in the Perth Concert Hall. People would explain to me their job titles and what it entailed, I would help move equipment to where it needs to be, and was fortunate enough to see some shows as well. I then worked with the WASO Marketing team at their office building on Hay Street. Here, I learnt all the different parts, procedures and people that go in to publicising and producing a show, and my time there overall helped me realise how much effort goes into a performance, and how much more I appreciate it now.” Tomas Clifford


For work experience I went to West Coast Veterinary Hospital for two days. It was an experience that I will never forget. On the first day I helped clean horse's teeth, watched a surgery being performed on a horse and helped perform a calving. On my second day I witnessed a two-hour surgery. A dog was having its front right leg amputated. It was shocking but also an amazing experience. If I was given the chance to do work experience at West Coast Vets again I definitely would. Ever student should do work experience as it helps build their character.” William Vardanega


For work experience, I decided to do teaching at the John XXIII College primary school and was given the wonderful opportunity to help teach the Year 2s who were an absolute delight to have, I was tasked with helping the students with their reading, writing and spelling as well as observing how to handle and keep the young students attention. I just loved working with Year 2 and it really helped me make up my mind about teaching in a primary school environment and I just came out of the work experience with a new found appreciation towards of all teachers and what they do for us on a daily basis.”  Sydney Stokes


I completed my work experience at Nash + Ghersinich architects and Interior design in Subiaco. It was very eye-opening and interesting. It helped me grasp the concept and learn how hard interior design can be and how competitive the market for designers are. It inspired me to remember that if I want to do it enough then I can do it, and I can make it and be good at it. Overall it was a good experience and I enjoyed it a lot.” Cheynne Cusma


I completed my work experience at Body Logic Physiotherapy in Shenton Park. It was an enlightening, eye-opening experience that enabled myself to grasp a deeper understanding of what tasks a physio undergoes on a regular day of work. The experience gave me inspiration for becoming a physio and inspired me to work hard in order to achieve my goals, despite if they will result in studying physiotherapy or not.” Imogen Walsh


I went to work at Wesbeam which is logging company where my dad works. I worked there for two days from 9am to 4pm the first day I spent the first four hours organising data which I thought was pretty tedious. I then did some experiments on different kinds of wood. The next day I worked with a man named Paul working with logs and selecting the best ones. Paul and I talked about school and what to plan for in the future. I then did some work in the IT department which I enjoyed then went back to the research.”  Eve Cullity


I completed my work experience at Epic Pharmacy, a commercial pharmacy located within Hollywood Private Hospital in Nedlands. I spent three days with numerous pharmacists in the dispensary department and completed and learnt a lot about some of the daily tasks involved in pharmacy work which include: picking different medicines, sending medicines to hospital wards and disposing of the expired medicines. Overall, my experience at Epic Pharmacy was extremely interesting and enjoyable and I received an invaluable insight into what it is like to be a commercial pharmacist.” Audrey Morrison


Our work experience program would not be possible without the wonderful organisations that took on our students. I would like to thank each of the workplaces that took on one or more of our students for this valuable experience.  Some of the work placements included;

  • Sir Charles Gairdner, Palliative Care Unit
  • Wesbeam Forestry Industry
  • Professional Associates Pty Ltd
  • Murcia Pestell Hillard Lawyers
  • Ascend Physiotherapy
  • Dog House Digital Agency
  • West Coast Vets
  • Amana Living-Aged Care Music Therapy
  • Mechanics, Welshpool
  • Limnios Property Group
  • Emerge Associates
  • Art Gallery WA
  • The Missing Ingredient
  • Body Logic Physiotherapy
  • Nash and Ghersinich Architects and Interior Designers
  • Epic Pharmacy Hollywood
  • Gairdner Bone Densitometry Services
  • Wembly Veterinary Hospital
  • Metallurgy Pty Ltd
  • UWA
  • Trench Health and Fitness Exercise Physiologist
  • Floreat Vet Clinic

Jo McLoughlin

Assistant Deputy Principal - Year 10

Around The Primary

Dear Parents

The famous saying, “Children must be taught how to think not what to think” by Margaret Mead, requires to be put into practice in order for today’s children to have the opportunity to become a future generation who are creative and innovative in their thinking.


As educators we work towards supporting students in becoming active and engaged learners. It is important to consider skills and knowledge required in the 21st century and beyond. For learners to thrive they must be able to share their thinking. AITSL (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership) along with Dr John Hattie, a researcher in education, identify the importance of providing Learning Intentions and Success Criteria in order to develop lifelong learners. In doing so students know what they are supposed to learn not what they are supposed to do, and they are able to identify individual goals within their own learning.


Many varied learning opportunities are seen around the primary school. What are students learning and how do they know if they are succeeding?  


"I’m learning to use the suffixes ‘able’ and ‘ible’ to change how I use base words. I know that if a base word stands alone, I add ‘able’ but if it doesn’t, I need to add ‘ible’ ."(Annie 5G)


"I’m learning how to count. I can check my answer by counting by tens and ones." (Aidan 1B)



"We are learning to work out the difference between facts and opinions. We’ve read these and now we are thinking of facts and opinions about our favourite cereal so we can write an advertisement. Our One Note message helps us to stay on track, so we know everything that we have to include." (Nada and Cara 4G)


"We are learning to work out a braille code. We have a decoder which tells us what each letter looks like so that helps us find the message." (Oliver and Gus 3B)



"We are learning to find the main idea in a text. We have been talking about what we think the main idea in sections of the book is and why. We all have to agree before we write it up. We got taught to look at the first sentence or the title of the text to help us so if we get stuck, we check in the book."  (Arabella, Amelia, Sade and Angie 4B)


"I’m learning digits and how to count tens and ones. This one is a ten and this one is a one." (James 1B)



"We are learning to identify facts and opinions in a report. We are using a weather report. We are using a weather site that we opened through One Note to check our accuracy." (Brodie and Charlie 4G)


Kind regards,


Kylie Allen and Jodi Joyce

Assistant Principals Primary

Dates to Remember

Thursday 23 May Year 5 & 6 IPSHA Sports
Friday 24 May Assembly, Roncalli Hall - hosted by 5B


Students from Year 3 and Year 5 completed the NAPLAN writing assessment this week. While experiencing some challenges with the online version, our Year 5 students stayed calm and allowed teachers to manage the issues that became evident. We are proud of all of the students’ commitment and effort towards the task at hand.


Next week, students will participate in the Reading, Language Conventions and Numeracy assessments. The College Principal Mr Robert Henderson has made the decision that all remaining NAPLAN testing this year will be completed using pen and paper.


We encourage the students to approach the assessments with a positive mindset and to try their best.

Marvellous Mums 

On Monday, the Pre Primary children celebrated their mothers by inviting them to a special morning in their Pre Primary classrooms. The mums were ready to be pampered and styled by our talented students. Mums had their portrait painted, joined in the different craft activities and even got to eat fancy decorated biscuits for breakfast!


The morning was absolutely “MARVELLOUS” and enjoyed by all. We LOVE our Mums!


Chiara Bennett & Alison Dillon

Pre Primary Teachers


Solids, Liquids & Gases

In Science the Year 5 students are learning about the properties of Solids, Liquids and Gases. They had a fantastic time in the Secondary lab on Thursday participating in an investigation on the Water Cycle.


Students recorded observations, collected data, formed conclusions and created time lapse videos. They are now collating their findings in the Book Creator app. Students look forward to continuing their series of experiments throughout the term!




To assist Year 6 students in developing good study habits and ownership over their leaning they now have access to the Library before or after-school for study and homework purposes or simply to engage in some recreational reading.


In the Library, students will be unable to use their iPads. The same iPad rule will apply as that agreed upon by the students on the Student Acceptable Use Agreement 2019- Keep my iPad in my school bag before and after school.


Younger siblings are welcome in the Library, however, must be accompanied by an adult and not the Year 6 sibling.


The Library is open at 7:30am Monday to Friday and closes at 5pm Monday to Thursday.


Muffin Monday


IPSHA Sports 

Well done to all our Year 5 and 6 students who played against Loreto Primary yesterday afternoon in the IPSHA competition.  It was great to see smiles all around and some friendly competition in the hockey, soccer, netball and AFL! 


Next Thursday all Year 5 and 6 students will be travelling to Newman College for their matches and are reminded to hand in their bus permission slips to the classroom teachers. 

Music - Week 13

Autumn Soiree 

The annual Autumn Soiree will be held on the evening of Friday 24 May at 7pm in Roncalli Hall. Featuring performances from Chamber Choir, Concert Band, Wind Band, Chamber Orchestra, Senior Guitar Ensemble, Swing Band and Treble Choir, the Soiree should be a night to remember! Tickets are essential for this popular concert featuring over 200 students and, can be booked via the following link:


All students are to arrive at the PAC (Instrumentalists) and GBLT (Singers) by 5:30pm on 24 May in order to sound-check on stage. Students have the option of remaining at the College after school on the Friday, where they will be provided dinner. Any families wishing to remain at the College must complete the following form: Students remaining at the College should attend the PAC immediately after school on Friday for dinner.


Dress for the evening is full College Winter uniform.


Please contact the Music Department with any queries.

Music Eisteddfod 

The John XXIII College Music Eisteddfod is now open for entries! Held over two days – Sunday 9 June (2:00-6:00pm) and Monday 10 June (9:00am-1:00pm) - the Eisteddfod is open to all musicians at the College in a variety of categories. Entry is free and, can be made through the following form: or, through College instrumental tutors. Musicians of all levels are encouraged to perform, with the chance to earn points for the Music Shield – won by Ward by a single point, last year!

Categories include:

  • Winds and Brass (Primary and Secondary of all levels)
  • Piano (Primary and Secondary of all levels)
  • Strings (Primary and Secondary of all levels)
  • Voice (Primary and Secondary of all levels)
  • Percussion (Primary and Secondary of all levels)
  • Guitar (Primary and Secondary of all levels)
  • Small Ensembles (Primary and Secondary of all levels)

With any questions, please contact the Music Department. Entries for the Eisteddfod close on Monday 27 May.

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.


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


Please contact the Music Department with any questions.



Coming soon in Drama

  • Year 9 Drama Night
    A Rip Snorter 
    Thursday 23 May
    7:00pm, Roncalli Hall

  • Junior House Theatre Sports
    Wednesday 12 June
    7:00pm, GBLT

  • Senior House Theatre Sports
    Tuesday 18 June
    7:00pm, GBLT

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

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

Musical highlights - Mary Poppins

Everyone's favourite practically perfect nanny took the stage for six amazing sell-out performances at John XXIII College in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure of Mary Poppins. The musical performance was a culmination of many hours of dedicated work by a large group of students, staff and parents. The musical was a great success and a credit to the talented students involved. The backstage stage crew, technical crew, band and make up crew made a brilliant contribution to the success of the musical. The parents and Alumni were crucial in the preparation and running of the show for each performance. The cast were an extraordinary group of very talented, dedicated, passionate, energetic and disciplined performers.

George Tsakisiris

Head of Drama


There have been three wonderful highlights for the Magis program over the past week.  The first was the Academy Conferences Gifted Student program at St Hilda’s last Friday.  Attended by ten top senior Magis students, the program presented fascinating insights into a variety of philosophical topics and was attended by gifted students from many colleges and schools.


Magis also ran the John XXIII Public Speaking Competition Grand Final on Tuesday evening. The standard was extremely high in most divisions, and congratulations go to all grand finalists.  Warmest thanks to John XXIII College Principal Rob Henderson who presented awards at the end of the evening, Cullen Binet who efficiently chaired proceedings, and our three outstanding judges, Magis Captains from 2017 and 2018 Tom Paparo and Bella Spiro-Harrison, and 2018 Year 12 Public speaking winner Kinia O’Brien. All three are outstanding speakers and debaters who represented the College at the Jesuit National Debating Championships.


Public  Speaking Award Winners 2019

Year 12

Year 11

Year 10

Year 9

Year 8

Years 7

1. Rory Hewson

2. Charlie Richards

3. Xavier Carr

1. Lorian Marshall

2. Nick Brennan

3. Ben Linsten

=1. Cailtin Green

    Alex Somlyay


=1. Genevieve


=1. Alice O’Sullivan


1. Yvette Rigg

2. Mia Dowdall

3. James 


    Daniel Doran



2. Maya Mintz

3. Joe Stephens


On Thursday morning the fifth Magis Academic Seminar Breakfast was held and was attended by about 40 people. World Scholar’s Cup was the topic and  our outstanding performers from 2018, the Tournament of Champions (Yale)  team, (Emily Tyson, Ben Linsten and Alex panther) and the Debating team  (Skye MacMillan, McKenzie Richardson and Gabriel Kaye) which finished third among over 50 countries at the Global round gave some superb advice to younger students on how to succeed in this complex program.  Special thanks to Ms Kirralee Dawson and Mr Christian Thompson for their support with the record number of teams in 2019.  Permission forms have now been distributed and should be returned by Friday May 24.


Week 4 sees round 3 of the WADL Interschool Debating at Christchurch on Tuesday May 21. Good luck to all teams and warmest thanks to the teachers supporting them. Also, this week is the Magis Mental Maths Challenge which will be held on Wednesday at recess for students in Years 10 to 12, and on Thursday at recess for those in Years 7 to 9.


Jim Miller

Gifted and Talented Coordinator

Magis & Altiora Calendar

Term Two

  • May 17-18 - World Scholar’s Cup Camp
  • May 23 - Mental Maths Challenge
  • May 31 - J1 World Scholar’s regionals SHC
  • June 12 - Magis Academic Knowledge
  • June 26 - Magis Awards & Personal Project Breakfast



Interhouse Cross-Country Carnival

The 2019 Interhouse Cross-Country Carnival was held on Friday, May 10 on the College ovals.

It was a fantastic day with perfect running conditions and a wonderful competitive atmosphere.


The House spirit and passion was evident for the duration of the carnival with many students from each year group running the course and competing in the novelty events.


The contest for the Father Gaetan Perreira Shield was very close. On the back of some very impressive individual results it was Campion House who won the day with the lowest overall total score.


The competition for the Spirit Award has really escalated over the past few years and the participation from each House was at an all-time high. With points awarded for spirit, behaviour and for each student that completed the course under the allotted cut-off times, it was a closely fought competition between all Houses. Congratulations to St Louis House who were able to retain the Spirit Award from the Interhouse Swimming Carnival.


Overall Points

  • Campion              316        
  • Loyola                   374
  • Loreto                   384
  • Ward                      419
  • Koolyangarra     459                                                        
  • St Louis                 473        


Best of luck to the athletes selected to compete in the SSWA and ACC Interschool Cross-Country events over the next three weeks.


Mr Cameron Tremayne

Head of Learning Area – Health and Physical Education

Cross Country Training Years 7 – 12

Cross Country training is still underway with an impressive amount of students showing their commitment to the sessions over the school holidays. Training requires no nomination and is open to students of all ability levels. Training is scheduled on every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00-7:50am up until our Interschool Carnivals have taken place.

Netball Club

Netball season is in full swing and all teams are now heading into their final round of PNA grading. The club will advise after Saturday if your team changes divisions.


Fixtures are all available via


Details of how to use this website and the my.Netball app for your mobile device can be found on our website.

Code of Conduct

When you signed up for netball you agreed to abide by the Code of Conduct. Some key points are:


  • Play by the rules and spirit of the game
  • Bullying of team-mates is not acceptable
  • Never argue with an official
  • Control your temper
  • Work equally hard for yourself and your team
  • Cooperate with your coach
  • Respect the rights and dignity of all participants
  • Never consider cheating
  • Learn to accept both victory and defeat with good grace
  • Social media comments regarding anyone should always be positive.

Parents & Spectators

  • Support all the players in the team
  • Be positive about the coaches and umpires and behave accordingly 
  • Do not question coaches or umpire’s decisions if you have an issue contact the coordinator relevant to your age group
  • Do no coach from the side-line
  • Offer help to the coach if the girls are not listening or behaving appropriately
  • If you have an issue regarding the standard or manner of coaching or umpiring speak to the coordinator relevant to your age group to discuss it.

The full Code of Conduct can be found on the Club website.

Respect the Umpire

Think about this next time you hear someone moan about umpires.


A standard game of netball is 60 minutes.


The ball has to be passed at least every three seconds. This results in the ball being passed (at an absolute minimum) 1,200 times a match.


Every time a player catches the ball, an umpire has to check seven things involving the player with the ball and their opponent (footwork, contact, how they got the ball, obstruction, offside etc.).


Almost simultaneously, the umpire has to look down the court and check other players are in their correct areas and are not blocking each other in their attempts to move. This could involve scanning 10 different players, while keeping one eye on the player with the ball and their opponent.


So that’s seven things, involving the player with the ball, plus potentially another 10 players to watch, each with three actions involved (contact, obstruction and offside).


That’s 38 different actions to watch for per pass, including the held ball rule. 38 times 1,200 passes equal 45,600 decisions umpires make per match. Even if that figure is split between the two umpires, that’s still 22,800 decisions each.


22,800 decisions a match! And that’s assuming players take the maximum three seconds to pass the ball. The real figure is probably much higher.



Text credit: Sarah Black

Rowing Club

Rowing Club Quiz Night

How do we measure success – is it a sold out well in advance attendance? Is it the amount of money raised, or the fun atmosphere and comradery of the night?  Is it having the involvement of many parts of our school community or the overwhelming help from volunteers?  However, you choose to measure it, our John XXIII College Rowing Quiz night was a resounding success! 


With the extremely popular Gin bar professionally manned and donated by Nicole Matthews (The Wine Thief – Leederville) has many new customers now, with bar servers Lizzie and Alex Eastwood; the amazing pre-quiz musicians Daniel Corvaia and Gianni Corvaia; with soulful singing by Adele Cole. Fast and furious Ergo competitions; superb and sublime wines donated and then served at the bar by Ceri Ellis, the Cole and Edwards families;  delicious desserts donated by our own amazing Amanda (Cupid Catering) queen; delightful and pun free (not) MC and speech by Mr Damien Broderick; and on top of that the quiz night entertainment – the night was certain to be an amazing hit !


Also, the wallet of our Rowing Club will be larger by many thousand as a result of this fundraiser, and we are much closer to purchasing our next rowing craft. (Yes, these boats are expensive!) An overwhelming thank you must go to our wonderful Quiz Night organisers Jo Cole and Naomi Lawrence who both spent many days and hours in the planning and organising of this event.  They wish to thank also Rob Thomas, Ric Del Pizzo, Doug Watson and Jeff Janssen as well as all the Rowing Year Coordinators and the wider rowing community for their donations and help on the night.


Lastly thanks to everyone who attended and supported the evening – it was a great family and community event for all, very typical of the John XXIII community spirit which our school is so blessed to have.


Pathways and Transition

Developing Employer Partnerships

At John XXIII College we strive to cater to the needs and aspirations of all students by offering a range of pathways to our senior secondary students. In 2019 we have a growing number of students engaging in nationally recognised training at various Perth training organisations including;

  • North Metro TAFE
  • Tubal Workplace Training
  • Fremantle Education Centre

These students will be working hard to complete industry recognised qualifications to assist them in their transition to further education and training. To assist in the completion of their qualifications and to strengthen the relevance to the real world of work many of them are required to find work placements.


We are looking to our College community business owners, or those with links to industry, to assist by offering structured workplace learning placements. Workplace learning can contribute to the students’ WACE, help them to be competitive for post-school employment or further study and assist them to meet the requirements of their qualification.


Specifically, we are looking for various building and construction trade placements. Please contact Joel Wynn, Head of Pathways and Transition for further information or to register your interest or 9383 0416.


Fogarty Scholarship

The UWA Fogarty Scholarship Program is enriching our community by investing in exceptional young people who use their skills, abilities and commitment to lead positive change in our community, State and nation.


Established in 2004, the Program is a joint initiative of the Fogarty Foundation and The University of Western Australia and is one of Australia’s premier scholarship programs, awarding 10 new scholarships to students each year.


Each scholarship is valued at $10,000.

Further information:

Applications close on 26 May 2019

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



Further information available here:


Further information available here:

Further information available here: 

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


The 7 secrets of great digital parenting

A generation ago, “parenting” wasn’t even a word. (Back then, people simply “raised” kids, like crops or livestock.)


“Digital parenting” is newer still. In fact, it’s a term that’s only just beginning to creep into our vocabulary. Most of us know that it involves somehow nurturing our kids around their use of technology. But exactly how we are meant to do that remains a bit fuzzy.


And that’s not surprising. Most of us grew up in a completely different technological age, without social media, multi-player games, online porn, video streaming, cyberbullying or sexting. Some of us even remember the good ol’ days of dial-up.


Back then, digital parenting meant getting the kids off the phone so you could send an email. In today’s world, our kids are connected 24/7 - even in the classroom (especially in the classroom!) - so much so that the distinction between online and offline is less and less meaningful.


Although digital parenting is still an evolving concept, based on a growing database of evidence and observation, some basic guidelines are starting to emerge. Here are seven of the most important:

1- Talk with your kids.

This one comes first, because all the evidence tells us that it is the single most important thing you can do to keep your kids happy, healthy and balanced online. Ongoing, open-ended conversations about what your kids (and their peers) are doing online are just as important today as keeping current with their activities offline.


You can discuss dangers and risks with them - in fact you should. But don’t get the idea that negativity should dominate these conversations. Be sure you’re in touch with the positives too: the fun and engaging side their online world. And be sure to listen twice as much as you speak. You’ll be amazed how much you’ll learn.


2- Educate yourself.

It’s not good enough to throw your hands up and declare you don’t like technology and have no interest in it. Maybe you really don’t understand how Snapchat works, or why anybody would want to sext, or what on earth the appeal of Fortnite is. That’s understandable. It’s not your world. But it is the world your children inhabit - this is the water they swim in. You owe to them to learn about that world.

Make it a habit to seek out news about online trends and the latest games and apps.  Talk to other parents and your kids’ teachers. Ask your own children for help and advice. Sit alongside them as they play a game or interact on social media.


3- Use parental controls.

Well, of course we’d say that. We’re Family Zone! But seriously every cyber expert in the world makes this recommendation, and they do it for a very good reason. Allowing your kids to go free-range on the internet simply isn’t responsible parenting.


As Family Zone cyber expert Brett Lee says, “Of course I trust my child. I just don’t trust the 3 billion other people who are online with him.” From the first moment you put a device in their hands, you should have strong controls in place to block inappropriate material and help you manage their screen-time.


4- Set ground rules and enforce consequences.
The experts all agree: a digital contract (verbal or, even better, in writing) is essential to good digital parenting. You need to be absolutely clear about what is and isn’t expected with respect to time online, passwords, bedtimes, downloads, in-app purchases, streaming … Yes, the list really does go on and on! (For a sample contract prepared by Family Zone cyber expert and clinical psychologist Jordan Foster of ySafe, click here.)


5- Friend and follow, but don’t stalk.
When it comes to parents interacting with their kids on social media, there are rules. And one of them is restraint. If you use the access your child has granted you to spy on them - or heaven forbid to publicly nag or lecture them - it’s all over. You’ve betrayed a trust, and an implicit bargain. After all, friends don’t stalk, nag or lecture friends.

Friends don’t stalk, nag or lecture friends."

6- Explore, share and celebrate.
Look for, and join in, the positives of your child’s online world. Maybe she’s created something incredible in Minecraft, or posted a stunning photo on Instagram. Maybe she’s reached a new level in a challenging game, or figured out some cool searching tricks on Google. Encourage your child to share these experiences. Be sure to let her know how proud you are and how exciting it is to see her online progress.


7- Be a good digital role model.
Do you check your emails at the dinner table? Glance at the odd text while driving? Respond to notifications while your child is trying to speak to you? We’ve all been there from time to time. But the truth is, if your own device use is out of control, you are modelling behaviour your child will almost certainly emulate. When it comes to digital parenting, be the change you want to see.


Community Liturgy

Thank you to students in Year 12 who prepared the Community Liturgy this morning.  We were lucky to have, as presider, Fr Vincent Glynn.  Fr Vincent has a special connection to the College as he is the Archbishop’s representative on the College board. 


Next week, students in Year 11 will prepare the Liturgy.  All are welcome!

Community Liturgy summary

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

Sacrament Program 


Information from Local Parishes

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


CITY BEACH: Holy Spirit

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

Further information:


CLAREMONT: St Thomas Apostle

Celebration of the Sacrament

Confirmation:                    Friday 9 August 6:00pm

Reconciliation:                  Wednesday 23 OR Thursday 24 October after school

Further information:


COTTESLOE: St Mary Star of the Sea

Registration for all Sacraments

Further information:

Registration Form:     


DOUBLEVIEW: Our Lady of the Rosary

Celebration of the Sacrament

Confirmation:                   Saturday 8 June at 6:00pm Mass

First Communion:           Saturday 21 September at 6:00pm

                                                Sunday 22 September at 10:00am

Reconciliation:                 Saturday 26 October at 5:00pm

Further information:


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

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

NEDLANDS: Holy Rosary

Celebration of the Sacrament

Reconciliation:                  Term 2 – date to be finalised 

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

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

Further information:



Registration form

Available from parish website:

Celebration of the Sacrament

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

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

Further information:

Contact: John Edwards 0438 527 050


SUBIACO: St Joseph’s

Expression of interest for all Sacraments

Contact: Bart Welten


If you have any other questions about the Sacrament Program:

GOOD NEWS for the Easter Season
 “I give you a new commandment: love one another.”  

(John 13:31-35)

(While Easter Sunday was four weeks ago, the season of Easter continues until Pentecost, 9 June).


The following reflection for this Sunday’s Gospel is an extract by Professor Gerald Moore, who is on the faculty of United Theological College. It is reprinted with permission from Pastoral Liturgy, published by University of Notre Dame Australia.


… The Gospel from John reminds that the resurrection can only mean love.

It confirms that the divine trinity is one of love, with the glory of God manifest.

It affirms the deepest instinct of the Christian community that it is only love that truly matters, and the truest love is that which is in accord with the love Jesus made manifest on the earth…

The resurrection of Jesus impels us to love as he did!

The resurrection allows for the possibility of hope-filled, fruitful love in community.   


Year 7 Vaccines

The Department of Health Immunisation team will be visiting the College this Monday 20 May to administer the first round of HPV vaccine and the Diphtheria, Tetanus , whooping cough vaccine to Year 7 students.

Prevent flu and other infections

There are many simple things everyone can do to help prevent you from getting the flu or other infections. These include:

  • Hand hygiene;
  • Cough and sneeze etiquette;
  • Standing or sitting away from other people;
  • Household and workplace hygiene; and
  • Knowing what to do when you are sick.
  • To minimise the spread of infection or illness staff and students should stay at home if you are unwell.
  • If you are concerned about any symptoms, seek medical advice.

These steps will help you avoid getting sick and passing infection on to others.


Hand hygiene

The thorough washing and drying of hands is an important activity in the prevention of getting sick and spreading illnesses. Our hands collect bacteria from everything we touch and carry them to new places. Try and remember not to touch your face with your hands.

When to wash hands

  • After toileting
  • Before eating
  • After you blow your nose, sneeze or cough
  • Before, during and after handling or preparing food
  • After changing a diaper
  • After scratching hair, nose or other body parts
  • After smoking
  • After handling animals, their toys, leashes or waste
  • After touching something that could be contaminated (such as rubbish bins, cleaning cloths, drains or soil)
  • Before and after dressing a wound, giving medicine or inserting contact lenses.
  • After shaking hands with someone.
  • after contact with blood or body fluids(like vomit, nasal secretions or saliva)
  • Wash hands more often when you, or someone you come in contact with, is sick.

How to wash hands:

  • Wet hands with water and apply soap
  • Rub hands together briskly for at least 15 seconds
  • Cover all surfaces of the hands and fingers
  • Rinse hands well under water
  • Dry hands using paper towel, clean towel or air dryer
  • If possible, use your paper towel to turn off the water.
  • If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol based hand rub

 eg. Aqium You can purchase small containers of this and carry it in your bag, briefcase, pocket and school bag.

  • If using latex gloves, wash hands before applying gloves and after discarding the gloves

Cough and sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve

  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue, throw the tissue away and wash hands
  • If you don’t have a tissue, turn away from people and cough into your shoulder or the crook of your elbow.

Standing or sitting back from other people

A very simple way of reducing the chances of being infected or passing on respiratory viruses is to stand or sit back from other people in public or in the workplace. You should try to maintain a distance of one metre, where possible.

Keep your home and work space clean

  • Clean your home and work spaces regularly with water and detergent. Regular cleaning is best for most homes and workplaces.
  • Avoid sharing of cups and cutlery.

If you are sick yourself, stay away from other people until you stop coughing and sneezing

If you have a contagious sickness like the flu or a cold, do your best to stay away from other people, especially those who are:

  • Elderly;
  • Very young (babies and children);
  • Have a chronic lung disease; and
  • Pregnant

Good nutrition and general health are important in maintaining an efficient immune system.

You should try and avoid crowded gatherings, especially in enclosed spaces.


Jenny Hill

College Nurse

Reference: Department of Health WA​​​​​​​


The John XXIII College Parents’ Association through Inspire ‐ Parent Education presents

‘Growing up online’ presented by Susan McLean

An informative & entertaining session for Parents and carers is delivered with Susan's famous 'no nonsense' approach & will cover the positive benefits of technology as well as what parents need to be aware of:

  • What are kids doing online – The popular social networking sites and apps such as Secret Calculator, TikTok, Instagram & Yubo as well as live streaming sites.
  • Online Grooming – What is it and when/how does it occur? What are the warning signs & what to do if you suspect this is happening to your child.
  • Cyberbullying ‐ What it is, where it happens, what it looks like, how to prevent and what to do if it occurs. Also the legal consequences and the possible criminal charges.
  • Sharing Nudes – the taking and sending of explicit images. The social and emotional consequences as well as the Law.
  • Top Tips– how to assist the children in your care to stay safe online via parental controls and restriction passcodes.
  • Problematic Internet use and gaming issues.

Tuesday 11 June 2019 at 7:00pm

Gonzaga Barry Lecture Theatre



Susan McLean is Australia’s foremost expert in the area of Cybersafety and young people. She was the first Victorian Police Officer appointed to a position involving Cybersafety and young people. She took her first report of cyberbullying in 1994 and since then she has conducted extensive research and has completed advanced training in this area in both the USA and UK and is a sought after presenter and advisor to Schools, elite sporting bodies such as the AFL, GP’s, and both State and Federal Governments.


She has authored resources for the Victorian DET, writes and reviews school Policy, provides crisis

management/advice to schools and law firms and is afforded ‘expert’ status on the Safer Internet

Programme Data Base. She recently co‐authored the NSW Govt. Review into mobile phones in schools.


Susan is the most highly qualified of all Federal Government eSafety Presenters. Susan is a member of the National Centre Against Bullying (NCAB) and is also a member of the Australian Government's

Cybersafety working group and a published author. Her book 'Sext's Texts & Selfies', is the definitive

guide for parents, teachers and carers to help children stay safe online.

Parents' Association

Term 2 - Monday 27 May

The 2019 Term 2 Parents' Association meeting will be held on Monday 27 May at 7:00pm in the Thomas More Exhibition Centre. All parents and guardians of John XXIII College students are welcome to attend. Please come and hear updates from the school leadership team and have your say on the distribution of Parent Association funds this term


At the meeting we will be voting on the three funding proposals below: 

  1. Inspire 2019 Parent Education Annual Budget- $7,500.
  2. Parents’ Party 2019 Contribution - $7,000.
  3. Rowing Club purchase of 20 new Ergometers - $27,650.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting if you can make it.


2019 Parents’ Association Committee

College Charter Bus

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


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


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


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


Updated Bus Routes




Change in Canteen Menu

Parmalat have been unable to supple the 300ml Oak light milk.  We have changed over to the Milky Max chocolate and strawberry milk.  Please see new 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 Term 2 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

Please note the uniform shop will be closed  for stocktaking on Wednesday 22 May.  Open as usual on Friday 24 May.


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

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

Community Notices


COTTESLOE Sacrament Enrolment Form.docx
Magis Calendar Semester One.pdf
Charter Bus Flyer.pdf
2019 Menu.pdf
lgnatian induction program.pdf
Susan Mclean.pdf