23 February 2018
Issue Forty Three
From the Principal
Around The Primary
Interhouse Swimming Carnival
Netball Club
Charter Bus
Music - Week 4
Project compassion
  Inigo Parent Talks
Pathways and Transition
Community Notices
Men Of John XXIII
Uniform Shop
Committee Vacancy
Parents' Association
John XXIII College
(08) 9383 0400
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Mount Claremont, Western Australia, 6010

From the Principal

Having Fun at School

One of my favourite parts of the school day is lunchtime. I try and keep my calendar free so that I can wander around our beautiful campus and say hello to lots of students and staff. I keep moving as I am sure our wonderful young people don’t wish me to take up too much of their time but it really is a pleasure to spend informal time with members of our community.


At some of our Parent Information evenings, I have mentioned that we want our students to enjoy their time at school. The formal and informal interactions are much more pleasant if there can be a sense of fun and enjoyment when attending to everyday school and working lives. Fortunately, we have so many positive people at the College; teachers with a wish to pass on the joy of learning and students with a positive outlook and friendly disposition.


A reflection at the end of the day can enable us to ‘review the day’ and hopefully look forward to a good tomorrow. The Jesuits have given us the beautiful prayer of the Examen. For young students the Examen may look something like this:

  • Begin with some quietening down.
  • Thank God for something special you are aware of.
  • Go over the day in your mind.
    What was the best thing I heard?
    What was the best thing I saw?
    What was the best thing someone did for me?
    What was the best thing I did for someone else?
    Is there anything I regret or feel sorry for?
  • Tell something to God about your day as a friend talks to a friend.
  • What can I do tomorrow?
  • Finish with a short prayer.

Before our children can enjoy their education, they need to feel safe. This week members of our College Leadership Team attended a Leaders’ Forum for Catholic schools in Western Australia (CEWA). I was in Sydney at the time for a meeting of Loreto Principals. At both meetings, attention was given to Child Safety Messages. We want the children in our Catholic Schools to feel both safe and valued.


Over the course of 2018 there will be more messages promoting the CEWA Child Safety Framework. Attached to this Newsletter there is a link to Archbishop Costello’s Pastoral message. There is direct reference to the recent Royal Commission and the necessity for the Catholic Church to improve its practices. We pray that our Lenten period may be a time for those changes to commence. 



Year 4’s interpretation of the EXAMEN.


Around The Primary

Dear Parents

At today’s Primary Assembly the Year Six students received their leadership badges. All of the Year 6 students are leaders in the Primary school and belong to a portfolio, such as, ‘Community’, ‘Events’ and ‘Service’. We also have 12 House Captains.


Congratulations to all the Year 6 Leaders and we look forward to seeing them hard at work in their various roles around the Primary school.



Please ensure your children are in their school uniform (not sports uniform) for our Primary photos next week, Tuesday 27 February and Wednesday 28 February (see schedule below).


Envelopes for photo day have been given to each student. Please return this envelope on photo day, even if you do not intend to order the photos.


If you would like your children to be photographed as a family, please make arrangements for them to be at the Exhibition Centre between 8:00am-8:25am and from 3:15pm on Tuesday 27 February. The photographers will also be available for family photos from 8am on Wednesday 28 February.


If students have sport on Tuesday or Wednesday they can change into their sports uniform or simply bring their sneakers to school.


During this special time of Lent, our students have been talking about how to be more like Jesus and choosing some good deeds to do during Lent. I hope you enjoy reading some of our Year One Lenten promises.

Kind regards,


Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary



Each year our Kindy children receive an olive tree sapling. We would love to see some photos of the children and their olive trees in their home gardens.


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


Jacob Chan
Georgie Gleghorn



Matilda Davini
Cooper Dziubak


Alessio Torre
Sophie Marchant


Wren McGlew
Eldrice Vigyagiri
Nick Adams


Alyssa Mignacca
Scarlett Polini


Benjamin Arundell
Sophia Edgley
George Foster


Lily Van Pelt
Catherine Gazia
Raph Zidar
Chloe Menzies
Oliver Byrnes
Lucy Morgan
Trinity Fuller
Violet Worner
Khyan Mann


Ava Pruiti
Matthew Gillman


Hunter Giles-Shanley
Hannah Dale
Wesley Soares


Zachary Ferguson-Allen
Caitlin Jackson
Eloise Loveridge
Kindy 2020

Kindy 2018 enrolments will begin next term. Please ensure you have submitted an enrolment form for your child to begin Kindy at the college in 2020. Please contact Laurence Dubuisson (Registrar), if you have any queries.




Next week we are collecting 10 cent coins for our ‘Caritas Pyramid’.


Next Week in Brief

Monday 26 February                      Parent Association Meeting  7pm                                                                                                                                                     (TMEC)

Tuesday 27 February                      Primary Photos Day 1

Wednesday 28 February              Primary Photos Day 2



Year 12 Media Production Workshop


On Wednesday, the Year 12 Media Production and Analysis ATAR students participated in an all-day workshop with professional cameraman and director Iain Appleyard. The students learnt a range of new skills and the class worked together as a production crew, using professional camera, lighting and sound recording equipment, to produce a short film noir scene starring Hugh Chapman and Abby Sanusi. The day was an overwhelming success, the class really enjoyed themselves and Mr Appleyard’s feedback was that our students were the most enthusiastic and inquisitive group of students he had worked with.


Kate Cuthbert

Secondary Media Teacher




NAS (Northern Associated School) Sport

NAS fixtures began this week against Sacred Heart College. Thank you all staff and students for giving their time to represent the College. All results and ladders can be found via the following link:


Please use the column on the left of the page to navigate. Round 2 NAS will see John XXIII College take on Servite College. A reminder that if students cannot meet their commitment, they need to give the teacher in charge adequate notice. Good luck to all teams.


NAS Basketball Team Members – Shawn Redhage Basketball Clinics

A reminder for students involved in NAS Basketball in Term 1, there is the opportunity to attend basketball coaching/skill sessions with former Perth Wildcat and Olympian, Shawn Redhage.

  • Year 7 and 8 NAS Basketball team members can attend on Monday from 7.00am - 8.00am.
  • Year 9 – 12 NAS Basketball team members can attend on Thursday from 7.00am – 8.00am.

There is no nomination required, or cost, for students to attend.

ACC Squad and Swimming Training (Years 7 to 12)

Students in the John XXIII College ACC Swimming squad have been notified in homeroom. Next week we have the NAS Swim Meet for Year 8 to 10 students on Thursday 1 March at Beatty Park Pool. Details will again be sent to students in homeroom. Students in the ACC squad are encouraged to attend training. Especially if they don’t train elsewhere.


Swimming training has commenced from 7.00 to 7.50am at the College pool. Training is open to students of all ability levels. Training will continue on Monday, Wednesday and Friday until Monday 19 March. No nomination to attend training is needed, simply attend on the day(s) you can make it.

Cross Country Training (Years 7 to 12)

Cross Country training commenced this week. It was great to see well over 60 students at our first session. Training is on Tuesday and Thursday from 7.00am to 7.50am meeting in the College pavilion. Training is open to students of all ability levels. Training will continue on Tuesday and Thursday throughout Term 1 and into Term 2. No nomination to attend training is needed, simply attend on the day(s) you can make it. Distances run vary from 4 to 7km depending on ability level.

Interhouse Swimming Carnival

Our 2018 Sr Mary Murray Interhouse Swimming Carnival went off with a bang last Thursday, 15 February. In stifling conditions, what better place to be than in the silky blue waters at HBF stadium.

The day ran like clockwork alongside the ever professional Glenn Mitchell. Glenn commentated all day and to his credit was still perfectly articulating events, even after 180 of them! A very big thank you is extended to Glenn for his service on the day.


Throughout the day we saw 17 records broken with the competition being close and the quality of performances very high. Top quality racing was witnessed in the main arena, and fun, spirit and participation was on show in our novelty events.


Towards the end of the day, it was becoming clear who our dominant house was, however, the ever important relays were the real decider of the overall champion house.


Our Spirit Award was judged on a number of different facets from participation in novelty events, spirit and attitudes, house decorating, cheering and marshalling. It was with great pleasure to announce Koolyangarra as our 2018 Spirit Award recipients. Congratulations to all students who contributed to this award.


It was for the second year running, that Loyola were the overall House Champions of the Sr Mary Murray IBVM Swimming Carnival. Congratulations to Mr Yates and his Loyola Army for taking out the top prize.  A fantastic effort from all students.


Overall, a great day was had by all. A very big thank you to all the staff who assisted on the day, particularly those in the PE Department and our volunteer parent helpers.


All individual Champions and Runner-Up champions will be recognised at the Secondary Assembly scheduled for 15 March.


Lorelle Fortune

Head of Learning Area

Health and Physical Education

Records broken in 2018. Congratulations to all superb efforts.























Netball Club

Registrations - Important Update

Registrations are still open for Years 3 to 6 and Alumni until 28 February, if you have any enquiry please email us on

Year 7: If you are still considering netball could you please email as the club would like a couple more players to balance the teams.

July School Holidays

Friday the 29th & Saturday the 30th June are GAME DAYS.

That is the 1st weekend of the June/July school holidays.

If you are planning a holiday please consider leaving a day or 2 later so teams are not disrupted leading to potential forfeit.

GradingWeek 3

Year 7 (8.00am - 9.30am) Saturday 24 February           

Year 8 (9.00am - 10.30am) Saturday 24 February        

Year 9  (10.00am - 11.30am) Saturday 24 February     

Year 10/11/12 (8.30am - 10.30am) Sunday 25 February


All grading will be on the school netball hard courts (next to the Year 7 block).

The girls are to wear their school sports uniforms to grading. Please remember game day rules apply to grading and include the following:






Players MUST attend all grading sessions. If your child is unable to attend, please advise the Club via email at

Pre-season Fitness Has Commenced!

The girls are loving pre-season fitness which has started and is on the oval in front of the netball courts from 7:00am - 8:00am, Wednesdays and Friday. Although they are not compulsory, the club encourages our netballers to attend.

It’s a great way to start your netball fitness and skills. Session includes sprints, agility and core fitness.


The netball uniforms are available for purchase in the John XXIII Uniform Shop.

Could all players please make sure their uniform fits from last year and finalise purchase of any new uniforms sooner rather than later.

Coaching Information

All interested parent coaches , the PNA (Perth Netball Association) are holding a coaching information session for the following age groups

Net Set Go (Year 3 and 4) on 24 February

Year 5 and 6 Juniors on 3 March

Please contact PNA on 9387 7011 for more details.

Terri Thornton

Netball Club Secretary


Charter Bus

College Charter Bus


Music - Week 4

Tour Expression of Interest Forms

For applicable ensembles and students, it is important that Expression of Interest forms for the 2019 Music Tour to Sydney are returned immediately to the Music Office. For students who have misplaced their form or were absent from the first rehearsal for an ensemble, please contact the Music Office immediately.

Chapel Choir

The Chapel Choir would like to extend an invitation to all students who have a love of singing to join them each week in singing in Community Mass each Friday morning. Interested students should contact the Music Office.

Ensemble Badges

For students who have misplaced their ensemble badges, replacement badges are available from the Music Office at a cost of $12. Complimentary badges for new students in ensembles are awarded at the end of Term 1.


Sacraments Program

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

Children in Years 3, 4 and 6 prepare to celebrate, respectively, the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation in their own ‘home’ parish. Parents are reminded to enrol their children in parish Sacrament programs as soon as possible, if your children are not enrolled.


Updates From Local Parishes

The College website has the latest local parish information, including calendar for celebrations of the sacraments.


Holy Spirit, City Beach

Registration forms are available from Cathy Gawen:

Alternatively phone Parish Priest, Fr Emmanual-tv Dimobi on 93413131.


Saint Thomas Apostle, Claremont

Sacrament enrolments close: Friday 16 March.

Registration forms are available from


Star of the Sea, Cottesloe

Enrolment form on the College website.

Further information:


Saint Cecilia, Floreat

Further information: Prue Pupazzoni,


St Joseph, Subiaco

Applications for Sacrament of Confirmation to be made from 1 March.

Further information:


Need further information?

Updated information from parishes will be posted on the College website.

GOOD NEWS for 2nd Sunday In Lent

“This is my son, the beloved; listen to him.”  Mark 9:2-10


The reflection is part of Fr Michael Tate’s homily for this Sunday's gospel and is printed here, with kind permission. Fr Michael Tate is a Parish Priest in the Archdiocese of Hobart and is Catholic Chaplain to the University of Tasmania where he is an Honorary Professor of Law, lecturing in International Humanitarian Law.


St Thomas Aquinas famously said: “If only my soul is saved, I am not saved.” And yet many Christians do think that our ultimate goal is, by the grace of God, to end up as souls in Heaven.


No, I am a human being, bodysoul. If I am to be saved, then this stardust, this fraction of material creation, this earthling, needs to be immersed into Divine energy and light.


The Transfiguration of Jesus Christ, especially as recounted in the other gospels, shows what happens when human nature is in total communion with God. Every molecule of his body was evidently pulsing with Divine energy and light. The amazing truth is that God ardently desires that each one of us should share in the transfigured life of Our Lord Jesus Christ.


For this to occur, we must play our part, accepting that Jesus of Nazareth is indeed the Beloved Son of God, listen to him, and put into practice what we hear.


We could take a moment to pray that after the “repose of the soul” after death, we may participate as bodysouls in the transfigured humanity of the Risen Lord. © Fr Michael Tate


Image © Jenny Close -Transfiguration

Community Liturgy

Community Mass is just that – a celebration of the Eucharist with students, teachers, family and friends. Everyone is invited and welcome, to celebrate the Eucharist  and, after Mass, to continue the celebration in the café.


Each Friday a House or year group takes responsibility for preparing the Mass, and families are especially welcome to celebrate with the students. Next Friday 2 March, Mass will be prepared by Year 8.


When: Fridays in Term Time

Time: 8:00 - 8:30am

Where: College Chapel

If you have any queries about Community Liturgy, please contact Mary-Anne Lumley: or 9383 0513.

Project compassion

Every year, the Project Compassion fundraising initiative is launched by Caritas Australia on Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. On Shrove Tuesday, we accompanied Mrs Murphy, Lachy Bywater and Ella Fracaro from Year 11 to attend a launch event at Newman College, along with over 100 other students and teachers from Catholic schools across Perth. 


The day was presided over by the engaging Mrs Finneran, and we learned about the work of Caritas Australia. The theme this year for Project Compassion is ‘A Just Future’. We were invited to speak at the forum about some of the social justice initiatives within our College such as our Pilgrimage program, Live Simply day, and the upcoming Twilight Retreats. Later in the day, Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, which was a privilege to experience. 


It was very insightful to learn about social justice and the work of Caritas, and we would like to encourage our community to support the Project Compassion campaign throughout Lent.


Isabella Holland and Grace Olver, Faith and Mission Captains


Janeen Murphy

Director Faith and Mission



Year 8 Immunisation Program

The Department of Health is offering parents of students in Year 8 the opportunity to have their child vaccinated against pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, diphtheria and human papillomavirus (HPV).


The Department of Health vaccination team will be visiting the College on Monday 12 March to administer the first round of vaccines. Information packages and consent forms have been sent home with your child this week, if parents could please complete consent form and return to the College by Wednesday 28 February. Consent form and information sheet attached to download.




Please note that all students are vaccinated in school by a nursing team with expertise in immunisation.


To learn more visit:


Jenny Hill

College nurse





The first few weeks of school have seen the beginning of a number of major developments in the Magis program. I am delighted that a very strong Magis committee has now been formed. Congratulations and thanks to the following Magis students who will form the initial Magis Committee for 2018.

Magis Committee 2018


The role of the committee will include planning and reviewing Magis events, inspiring others in their year group to participate in Magis events, and providing service to the College.

Two major current Gifted and Talented competitions that are a particular current focus for Magis are the da Vinci Decathlon in which John XXIII College will field teams from Years 7, 8 and possibly Year 9, and Creative Edge Thinking at Curtin University, where our Year 10, 11 and 12 students will represent the College. Our first major Magis Breakfast is next Wednesday, 28 February, and the guest speaker will be WA Opti-MINDS  and Creative Edge Director Kathy Boyatzis. Kathy will speak on creative thinking and problem solving, and clarify the nature of the Creative Thinking event. This free breakfast is open to all Magis, Altiora and other interested gifted students in Senior School, but entries must be returned by Monday.


The first of the new Altiora Competitive Challenges in the Magis program have commenced, with Academic Spelling taking place this week, and goal-setting plans which include a strategic plan for academic success due next week.


Three handbooks are available to students involved in the Magis or Altiora programs: The Magis Handbook, Academic Resources Handbook, and the Magis competitions handbook which gives details of the many competitions available to students on the state or national level. This booklet has been updated with specific details of competition opportunities provided by the various learning areas, and it is great to see the formation already of a number of teams including Law Mock Trials and WADL interschool debating. There is an expectation that all Magis and Altiora students will involve themselves in at least one competition each semester, and points for the competitive section of the program can be gained from any of these competitions.


Other exciting Magis news includes new opportunities through the Illumine Philosophy Evening at Corpus Christi in June,

The Julie Arliss Gifted and Talented Programs in May for seniors and August for Years 7 and 8, and the famous Bell Shakespeare Company who will present an exciting event for Years 10 and 11 on 23 July.


Jim Miller

Gifted and Talented Coordinator


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.


Pathways and Transition

Pathways and Transition

The quarterly newsletter from the Pathways and Transitions Department contains relevant information for Year 10-12 students and their parents. During the year the newsletters will include important dates of career-related activities, such as Career Expos, Open Days hosted by tertiary institutions and careers information sessions held by various organisations. Year 12 students will also be reminded about important deadlines relevant to them during the year. The newsletter will also include information about occupational resources and current employment trends and recent research articles related to the world of work. Students who have good self-knowledge and are well-informed about their post school options are likely to make better quality post-school study and career decisions.

Our department currently comprises two part-time staff.

Ms Nicole Gazey, Head Pathways and Transition:

Mrs Margi Watson, Careers Counsellor:

Attention John XXIII Community – We Need Your Support

At John XXIII College we strive to cater to the needs and aspirations of all our students by offering a range of pathways to our senior secondary students. In 2018 we are delighted to report that we have a growing number of students engaging in nationally recognised training at various Perth providers including:


  • North Metro TAFE
  • South Metro TAFE
  • College of Electrical Training
  • Tubal Workplace Training
  • International Institute of Business and Technology
  • 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 wonderful school 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, make them eligible for the prestigious state VET awards, help them be competitive for post-school employment or further study and assist them to meet the requirements of their qualification.


Specifically, we are looking for placements for:


  • Year 12 Certificate IV Business students – these students require placement in a business environment to apply mid-level business administration skills.
  • Two Year 11 Electrical Pre-apprentices
  • One Year 11 Tiling Pre-apprentice
  • One Year 12 Conservation and Land Management student interested in both land and marine conservation.


Your assistance will make a significant impact to these students’ outcomes. Please contact Nicole Gazey, Head of Pathways and Transitions to find out more or to register your interest:, or 9383 0417.

Year 10 Career Education or Personal Planning Program (P3)

The future of work is changing. Economic changes are transforming work through automation, globalization and more flexible work. We have designed a wonderful program to help our Year 10 students learn the skills to be digitally-literate, financially-savvy, innovative and adaptable and help them navigate complex careers of the future. Our new program will cover topics such as World of Work (WoW), Work Ready Skills, Individual Personal Plan, Post-school Pathway Planning options, the $20 Boss and some study skills. Information that students gather over the next two terms will benefit them when they must make their subject choices for Years 11 and 12. It is essential that students make informed decisions based on factors such as their interests, ability and levels of achievement.

Work Experience

Our students will have the option to go out on work experience this year. The dates set for students to go out on work experience will be either in Week 9 or Week 10 in Term 1 and Week 1 in Term 3. All students are encouraged to source their own work experience through family members and friends.


The Get Real Experience and Try (GREaT) – Nursing and Midwifery Year 10 Work Experience Program is supported by the WA Department of Health. The program allows Year 10 students seriously thinking of a career in the Health sector to experience nursing firsthand. It is a five-day work experience program during school term. If a student is accepted into the program it is up to the individual student to ensure there are no exams, work or holiday commitments that may clash with the given placement date. Students must get the Year 10 ADP’s approval before accepting the placement. Unless there is medical evidence to the contrary all students will be required to have the 2018 flu shot. Applications for GREaT are now open and can be accessed via the following link:

Applications open Thursday Feb 1 until March 9.

For more information, students are encouraged to talk or email the Careers Counsellor ( or click on


It is a requirement that all Year 12 students visit Mrs Watson, the Career Counsellor, at least once during the year to discuss possible study, work or GAP options next year. Most students prefer to make a time with the Career Counsellor once their May exams results are known. Students are welcome to come earlier to explore their options as the more informed they are, the more confident they will be with their choices.

Please discuss your child’s exit plans with him or her and encourage those who have vague plans to see Mrs Watson so that we can work together on developing clear goals, action steps and a possible back-up plan.

Students Applying for Medicine in 2019

Students who intend pursuing medicine at Curtin University or applying for the Direct entry into medicine at UWA (predicated ATAR 99) will need to sit a UMAT exam on the 25 July 2018.

Students must read the UMAT2018 Information Booklet  and complete the UMAT Registration Tutorial before you register for UMAT 2018. Some universities in other states also require students who intend studying medicine/dentistry/health sciences to sit the UMAT exam.

Please notify Mrs Watson once you have registered for the UMAT exam so additional information on studying for the UMAT exam can be sent to you.

Notre Dame Medicine Course Information Session is usually held mid- March.

UWA usually hold a Medicine Course Information Evening at the beginning of May.


Defence Force Gap Year Program

The Defence Force GAP Year program gives young Australians, who have completed Year 12 (or equivalent), the chance to experience an exciting and rewarding year in the Navy, Army or Air Force with NO obligation to commit beyond the 12 months.

A Gap Year in the Australian Defence Force is a way to get a feel for a career in the Navy, Army or Air Force, while gaining life skills, making new friends and developing leadership qualities you can take anywhere.

Applications for the 2019 Australian Defence Force (ADF) Gap Year program will be opening in March 2018. For more information,

Gap Idea – Volunteer Overseas

Some students opt for a break from formal study after Year 12 and consider travelling overseas and volunteering with organisations. We have had several students in previous years register with LATTITUDE Global Volunteering ( If students want to find out more about volunteering overseas they should speak to the Careers Counsellor.

Studying Overseas

A representative from Crimson Education will be holding an information session at lunchtime on 13 March for students interested in studying at a university in the United States or United Kingdom. There will be a public session on Monday 12 February at 6pm at Trinity of Hampden, Hampden Road, Crawley. Read the following link for information on studying overseas  ..\A Guide to US, UK and Canadian Universities - Digital Version.pdf

News, Articles & Resources

World Economic Forum: 7 skills your child needs to survive the changing world of work


What is Being a Forensic Scientist Like?

It sounds like the coolest job in the world – find out what it involves from a forensic scientist over at Careers with STEM.



As always, every attempt is made to ensure that material in the Careers newsletter is accurate.
The material may include views or recommendations of third parties, which do not necessarily reflect our views.

The listing of an organisation in this newsletter in no way implies any form of endorsement by us of the products or services provided by that person or organisation.

Links to other web sites are inserted for convenience and do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service.

From time to time this newsletter will include reference to an article of interest based on recent research. In some cases, the rigour of the research may be unclear.

Community Notices



Enrolment Applications

Enrolment applications are now being considered for Year 7 2021 and Kindergarten 2020. For more information, please contact Mrs Laurence Dubuisson, College Registrar on 9383 0449 or           



Girls Footy opportunities for Year 3 to Year 11 - Wembley Junior Football Club

With the AFLW a reality, there is now a pathway starting at community club level which is brilliant for girls who love footy. No experience needed.


The competition this season has been expanded to take in girls from Year 3 to Year 11. Please find attached information about an expanded Friday afternoon/evening Girls Footy Competition (Australian Football).


Following are the teams for 2018 and for which WJFC is inviting registrations. These are combined teams.

  • Junior Year 3/4
  • Junior Year 5/6
  • Youth Year 7/8
  • Youth Year 9-10-11


Wembley Junior Football Club Registration


Men Of John XXIII

Fathering Project: Annual Launch


























Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop can provide jumpers made from synthetic fibres for those students who are allergic to wool, but they must be ordered.


Orders must be placed before the end of February and will then be available by the end of March. 


Please contact the shop (either in person or by email) for more details. The shop is open on:


Monday 8.00am to 5.45pm

Wednesday 8.00am to 4.15pm

Friday 8.00am to 11.45am



Bev Sainsbury

Uniform Shop Coordinator

Committee Vacancy

The College Council's Finance and Risk Committee

The College Council is updating a pool of qualified and interested College parents from which to seek members for the Finance and Risk Committee, as positions become available. A specific skill set in the area of risk management is sought. Given the College’s focus on gender equity, we encourage all parents with the relevant skill set to express their interest.


The Committee's responsibilities are to provide support to the Council and College Principal in monitoring and reviewing the College budget, accounts, risk management and other financial matters. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the governance of the College. 


Expressions of interest and initial inquiries should be directed to the Chair of the Finance and Risk Committee, Mr John Bouffler by Friday, 23 February 2018.



Mobile:    0429 113 500

Parents' Association

Term 1 Meeting

The Parents’ Association meeting for Term 1 will be held at 7.00pm on Monday 26 February in the Thomas More Exhibition Centre. All parents and guardians of John XXIII College students are welcome to attend. Please come along to hear updates from the College Leadership Team as well as guest speaker Jim Miller, speak about plans for the development and extension of the Magis program in 2018.. We will also be voting on the two funding proposals below: 

1) $8000 for preprimary monkey bars.

2) $5200 for two bike repair stations.


We encourage all parents to come along as it is a quick and easy way to keep your finger on the pulse of what is happening at the School as well as an opportunity to have your say on how our Parent Association funds are spent. The dates for the remaining meetings this year are listed below for your diary:

Term 2: 7.00pm Monday 28 May

Term 3: 7.00pm Monday 13 August

Term 4: 7.00pm Monday 5 November (AGM)


If you have any suggestions for a topic to be discussed at the meeting, or if you have any ideas for how the Parents' Association funds could be spent, please email us at We would love to hear from you. 


All funding proposals and special agenda items for the Term 1 meeting will be outlined in next week’s newsletter. 


Upcoming Inspire Event

Thursday 1 March 7pm GBLT 

Teens, Parties and Alcohol: for parents of Secondary Students (Speaker: Paul Dillon). Tickets available through try booking link on school website.


Upcoming Men of John XXIII Event

Friday 23 March Annual Launch and Social Night. (See Men of John XXIII page above for more information)


2018 Parent’ Association Committee

Simon Fracaro                               President

Liz Blaxell                                        Vice President

Kevin Hewitt                                  Vice President

Matt Edmondson                        Treasurer

Paula Hackett                               Secretary

Natalie Kendal                             General Member

Catherine Anderson-King       General Member

Celia Gardner                               General Member

Lucette Quinlan                          General Member

Jason Waller                                General Member

Kylie Chamberlain                     General Member


Paula Hackett

2018 Parents’ Association Secretary

Pastoral Ltr from Archbishop Costelloe SDB 8 Feb 2018.pdf
inigo attachment_SW.pdf
WJFC Girls Footy 2018 Regos Open.pdf
Information for students involved in Northern Associated Schools.pdf
Year 7 NAS Fixtures Term 1 2018.pdf
Year 8 and 9 NAS Fixtures Term 1 2018.pdf
Year 10 to 12 NAS Fixtures Term 1 2018.pdf
NAS Term 1 Summer Venues 2018.pdf