24 August 2018
Issue Sixty Five
From the Principal
Around The Primary
Best Dressed Pet Competition
2019 Enrolment Information
Netball Club
Rowing Club
Music - Week 26
Pathways and Transition
  Inigo Parent Talks
Men Of John XXIII College
Uniform Shop
Charter Bus
John XXIII College Alumni 
Entertainment Books
John XXIII College
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From the Principal


Our students have recently accompanied our Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Mr Jim Miller, on the ‘World Scholar’s Tour’ to Melbourne. The teams competed successfully and we have been advised that the College will be invited to compete at the international Tournament of Champions at Yale University. Congratulations to all involved and we look forward to providing more information as it becomes available.


One of our challenges is to provide opportunities for all students to achieve to their maximum potential. We often use the term ‘Magis’ when describing our extension programs.


Magis is the Latin word meaning "more; to a greater extent," and is one of the core principles of an Ignatian education. All students need a learning environment that fosters well-being and learning consistent with their potential. Education should never be for self-centred purposes, such as to acquire personal power, material prosperity or success. Rather, it should be to help people develop into the integrated persons God intends, including as individuals who have learned to 'serve and be responsible for others'.


This year there have been many new and exciting initiatives to complement our existing programs. These include:

  • Creation of a Magis Committee consisting of two students from each year from 7-12.
  • Introduction of a strand of Magis called Altiora.
  • Creation of a Magis competitive strand with points allocated for academic performance, performance in interschool and intra-school gifted student competitions, and a series of Magis Academic Challenge events including academic spelling, mental maths, academic knowledge and memory challenge.
  • Weekly Magis Memo to enhance communication and highlight Magis events and results.
  • Magis Academic Breakfasts – three so far with outstanding external speakers.
  • A Magis Awards’ Breakfast each semester.
  • Three John XXIII Championships in Public Speaking, Creative Writing and Chess.
  • Introduction of Magis camps beginning with a Magis Middle School Camp at Point Walter.
  • Magis special events including performances by Bell Shakespeare and Alpha Motivation.
  • Extension of the participation in World Scholars Cup to seven teams in the Regional rounds.
  • First ever representation in World Scholars’ Cup Global Round.
  • First ever participation in the Creative Edge Challenge at Curtin University (won by our students)
  • Participation in the first-ever Catholic Schools’ Mooting competition (won by our students).
  • First team in Opti-MINDS at Curtin university.
  • New model for Years 7 and 8 Gifted and Talented classes based on three central components: an International Baccalaureate-style Personal Project, an Introductory program on philosophy, and preparation for either representing the school or internal school participation in Da Vinci Decathlon (Term 1), World Scholars Cup (Term 2) and Opti-MINDS (Term 3).

Congratulations to all talented students involved in the programs and to Mr Miller and our other dedicated staff for providing their time and expertise for our students.

Robert Henderson


Around The Primary

Dear Parents

Children’s Book Week throws the spotlight each year on reading and on the importance and joy of being able to read.  Our challenge as educators and also for parents is to make every week a ‘book week’ and by example, encourage children to read every day.  By modelling good reading habits we we help children to discover the absolute joy in curling up on the couch with a favourite book.


A student who is reading regularly each day is most likely to read better and comprehend, know more about the world, write better, have a more extensive vocabulary, be successful at school, and feel more confident as a learner.


Our teachers and Library team are only too willing to assist your child to find the reading material that interests them. All parents are welcome to visit the Library with their children before or after school each day. Let’s all encourage children to put aside the electronic devices to read each day.


We were thoroughly entertained by the Year 2B pirates and the Primary Singers at today’s Assembly Special thanks to Mrs Ferraro, Mrs Haydon and Mrs Cattapan for preparing the students so well for their wonderful performances.


Special thanks to everyone for your amazing efforts to organise the costumes for Pirate Day. It was a great finale to Book Week.


We look forward to seeing many Dads and their children at our Father’s Day Mass next Friday 31 August at 7:30pm in the gym. It would be greatly appreciated if all families could register their attendance on trybooking


Kind regards


Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary



Congratulations to all the students that received a certificate for their wonderful achievements.



Zara Polini
Cian Iredale
Jed Grant Smith


Lucy Bahen
Mia Kwei
Nicholas Lamattina


Sienna D’Alessandro
Cailin McNamara
Olive Reside


Charlotte Blaxell
Oliver Byrne
Harmonby Godwin



Isabel Prosser
Emily Rintoul



Thomas Archibald
Isobel Ptolomey



Olive smith
Bella Watson
Isabella Stewart



Amber Vujcich
Jesse Gourdis
Angie Gardner


Alivia Eastman

Chloe Zhou

Devan Finn



Matthew Mignacca

Aria MacMillan

Bridget Lilleyman


Cooper Matera
Genevieve Price



Jack Murphy

Torren Jakovich


Peter Stout
Braden Fyneman
Freddy Gleghorn


Gemma Bailey
Isaac Foley
Emilee Paterson



Techtastic Twos  


In Geography the Year 2s have been learning all about the seven continents of the world. After researching information about each continent, the students worked with a partner to create a Clip illustrating the order of the continents from smallest to largest and outlining two facts about each continent. The geographical knowledge, collaboration skills and digital technology skills displayed was amazing! Well done Year 2!


A big thank you to Nicholas Maroni (2B) and Sophie Marchant (2B) for sharing their informative Clip.


Grandparents are Great


On Wednesday my grandparents, Norbert Funke, Christel Funke, John Travlos and Pipina Travlos, visited both Year 4 classes to share stories and information about their travels through Africa. My classmates loved seeing their photos and videos and hearing about African animals, major rivers, the education system and water conservation. I think I am very lucky to have had my grandparents come to school to share their vast knowledge in such a personal way.


Alice Travlos (4B)



Fabulous Fives!


This term the year 5’s have been studying Earth and Space Sciences. The students worked  collaboratively in small groups to create mini model of the solar system. The students were fantastic at working out the correct size of the planets and the order of the planets from the sun.



Twilight Recital


Last Sunday evening, three talented Primary musicians performed at the Twilight Recital. Congratulations and thank you to

  • Matthew Mignacca 4B (Piano)
  • Sam Dale 3B (Viola)
  • Jacey Li 1G (Piano)


Congratulations to all the Year 6 students who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation.

To update our College records, please scan and email your child’s Confirmation certificate to


Dates to Remember

Friday 31 August                         Fathers’ Day Mass (7:30am in the Gym)
                                                                Pre Primary Father’s Day Sports Morning


Father's Day celebrations booking: 


SkillsWest Career Expo Visit

The Careers and Enterprise class attended the SkillsWest Expo at the Perth Convention Centre last Friday. It was a fantastic display of a large range of career options and pathways that are available.  Our students were able to experience a range of interactive activities and gain valuable information as they explored the expo.

Lyn Alexander

Careers and Enterprise Teacher

Tournament of Minds

This Saturday the Regional finals of Tournament of Minds take place at Edith Cowan University Joondalup Campus. The College has two teams competing this year, Social Sciences with Miss Daisy Farley and a STEM team with Mr Damien Connellan.


Both teams have worked extremely hard in the lead up to the Regional finals on their long term challenges and if you would like to come along to support the teams you are more than welcome.

The teams present at the following times:

Social Sciences

  • Team Members: Nicholas Carrello, Evie Keyte, Genevieve Ferguson-Allan, Skye MacMillan, Amalia Olsen, Shenae Godwin, Orson Lorenz-Markham – Miss Daisy Farley
  • Presentation time 1:00pm 
  • Venue: Building 7  Room 101


  • Team members:  Akash Parekh, Tiffany Cesare, Lucinda Tassone, Cohen Rafiq, Jack Brett, Lily Convery, Jason Ko – Mr Damien Connellan
  • Presentation Time 2:40pm 
  • Venue: Building 7 Room 103

Please wish the students good luck !


Stuart Massey

Learning Enrichment Coordinator

Book week 2018

Each year across Australia, the CBCA brings children and books together to celebrate CBCA Book Week. Book Week remains a greatly loved tradition at John XXIII College and this year was no exception.

The theme of Book Week, ‘Find Your Treasure’ brought out everyone’s inner 'Pirate' whether it be wearing pirate hats, exploring the wonderful selection of nominated books, pulling our real-life Clifford the Red Dog’s tail, entering competitions, or playing board games.


Our celebration of books continues next week. We will host celebrated authors James Foley and Michael Gerard Bauer to the College.


The only true equalisers in the world are books: the only treasure-house open to everybody is a library, the only wealth which will never decay is knowledge; the only jewel which you can carry beyond the grave is wisdom'.   J. A. Langford

Lorraine Holmes

Senior Teacher Librarian 

Ward House Day

This week we celebrate Mary Ward, one of the Colleges three Founders.


Ward House is a House that prides itself on displaying a positive attitude in all we do. We try to bring joy and happiness to others, the 'Ward Flash Mob' being a prime example. Students of Ward House have been busy with preparations for this unique event and at recess on Thursday, the pavilion was alive with a buzz of excitement. Ward House students were ready and when 'Dynamite' started to play, we moved in and started to dance. The routine was simply choreographed but joyous for all involved, spectators included. When the music stopped, the applause started and it was great to see staff and students having a great time.


At the Ward House assembly, the ‘Ward Story’ was told by way of a well versed rap by the Year 12 students. The rap was well received by the House and special guest Sister Tess even gave it a 11/10. Well done Year 12’s.


We then enjoyed a meal together in the sunshine on the D-block lawn. A truly beautiful way to end a fantastic day.


A special thank you must go out to all the students and staff who helped out on the day, a special mention for those staying after school, giving up their time to cook for Shopfront. The enthusiasm to be involved is amazing and it makes for a very enjoyable environment.

Rob Deurloo

Ward House Coordinator

John XXIII Day Celebrations

John XXIII Day saw the conclusion of yet another fabulous Founders’ Time. During this time, we have enjoyed reflecting on our Founders, Pope John XXIII, Mary Ward and Ignatius Loyola. As a College community we have shared stories and had a wide variety of activities to celebrate this time providing wonderful opportunity to stop, reflect and discern in the tradition of our Jesuit Founders.


John XXIII Day is a great fundraising event for the College with all funds helping various charities. Thank you to the entire community for your wonderful help and support on John XXIII Day.


Rowing Club Fundraiser - Weed Free Sheep Manure

$15 per 80L Bag

Home delivery included for purchases of six bags or more within 10 km of John XXIII
College, Mount Claremont.
Direct pick-up from John XXIII College (John XXIII Ave, Mount Claremont)

Best Dressed Pet Competition

Huge thanks to the many students, teachers and pets who sent in entries for the inaugural JTC best dressed pet competition.  Some of the entries were amazing and showed a lot of imagination and some very well behaved pets!  It was very difficult to choose winners so we have a couple of winners in some categories. However the overall overwhelming winner is Redface Vincent for his impersonation of Harry Potter.  Redface belongs to Austin Vincent in Year 7 Ward. Certificates and prizes will be distributed next week.


Supreme winner

Redface Harry Potter Vincent


Best costume
Holy Hound Harvey Rintoul


Just the best

Wiki Stokes

Petsy Andruszkiw
Elmo Gangster Brown


Best college uniform

Sadie Rawson

Cleo Scott-Farris

Chloe Dempsey


Best celebrity impersonation

Molly Marilyn Monroe Burns


Best look a like

Mo and Violet Worner

 Diesel the Godfather Kuriawan


Best costume

Bubbles Vincent

Alison O'Connor

Year 12 Loyola House Home Room Teacher

2019 Enrolment Information

To ensure accurate planning and to finalise enrolments for 2019 we would ask current families to please let us know if your situation has changed and you no longer require a place for your child.

Would you please be kind enough to inform the College in writing by Friday 21 September (end of Term 3) if there has been a change of circumstance to ensure that you are not charged a full Term’s fees. This will then allow us to plan, place and finalise our enrolments for the 2019 school year.


Please direct further questions to Laurence Dubuisson, College Registrar or 9383 0449. We appreciate your help and co-operation.


Interschool Athletics Squad – Years 7 to 12

Thank you to students and staff for their efforts at the NAS Athletics Meet on Tuesday 21 August for Years 7 – 10 athletes. As was the case for the House Carnival the event went ahead in trying conditions with several showers throughout the day.


The provisional ACC team will now be selected, students will be notified in homeroom and via email. Athletes are asked to check the details carefully and see Mr Maxwell if there are any questions or queries regarding selection.


A reminder that training is on Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7:00am. Whilst students in the team are encouraged to attend, training is open to all students. A reminder that students need to attend the ACC carnival and a minimum of five training sessions to receive an ACC Athletics badge.

Dates and times of training are below:

Week 7    

  • Tues      28 Aug    6:55am-8am
  • Thurs     30 Aug    6:55am-8am

Week 8    

  • Tues      4 Sep    6:55am-8am
  • Thurs      6 Sep    6:55am-8am

Week 9    

  • Tues      11 Sep    6:55am-8am
  • Wed     12 Sep    ACC A Div Carnival - No training

The SunSmart All Schools Rowing Championship

After winning the South West Head of the River in April, the 2018 rowing season culminated in the SunSmart All Schools Championships, with John XXIII College finishing in second place by a narrow three points to Shenton College. Special mention goes to our Years 9 and 10 girls for winning the Year 10 Girls eight.


Special thanks to Jude Quinlan, Year 9, for putting together this clip.

Mr Rob Thomas

Rowing Coordinator

Years 7/8 Rugby fixtures - Term 3

 A copy of the fixtures is attached. All games kick off at 4:00pm. A reminder to students involved that training is on Tuesday morning at 7.15am.




This weekend as part of the Magis program, John XXIII will compete for the first time in the British Parliamentary Debating Competition at Hale School on Sunday with three senior teams.  A number of top Magis students will also compete in the WA Tournament of  Minds finals in one of our two teams on Sunday.  Good luck to everyone for success  in these prestigious events.  Our Opti-MINDS year 7 team also performed well at last week’s event and has won honours for their creative presentation.

The final Magis Intra-school competitive challenge, Creative Thinking, which is based on a former Tournament of Minds/Opti-MINDS challenge,  has been taking place this week.  Because of the departure of year 12 student as and examinations and other events in term 4, the Magis 2018  competition concludes this term, although  activities including the World Scholars America tour will take place next term.  Final Magis Awards for all year groups will be presented in week three of term four, combining with the Year 7 personal project opening.


After success in John XXIII College’s first ever World Scholars Global round,  our senior team of Ben Linsten, Alex Panther and Emily Tyson, our most successful team at the global round, will compete in the World Scholars  Tournament of Champions  at the famous Yale University in America in November. This is one of the major Magis highlights of the year, and it is hoped that the excellent performances by all seven John XXIII College teams in the WA regionals, and the four teams at the Melbourne Global round, and now participation at the World Championship event in Yale, will lay the foundations for continued growth of our participation in this prestigious event.


Jim Miller

Gifted and Talented Coordinator

Netball Club

Well the season seems to have gone by so fast this year, we have had a lot of wet weather games to add to the excitement of the regular season.


This is the last week of regular games, with the Years 5 and 6 finishing this weekend.


To all the teams that haven’t made finals I hope you had a lot of fun getting sporty with your friends.

Primary School Windup

Thursday 30 August in the Thomas More Exhibition Centre at 3:30pm


Senior School Windup

Wednesday 5 September 

Thomas More Exhibition Centre

6:00pm - 8:00pm


Annual General Meeting 

Wednesday 5 September 

6:15pm - 6:45pm

We encourage all parents to come along.

MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK! We are a team of hard working parents that love to help out.

We have several positions on our committee that will be vacated at the end of this season. If you would like to join our committee and want more information please contact us at


Positions available:

  • Registrar
  • Secretary
  • General Committee
  • Year 9 - 12 Coordinator


We would like each Team to submit a two minute “TEAMS GOT TALENT” video to be played at the Windup.

There will be prizes for the best shows.



Games are played at a different time to the regular season. Times are below but please check MyNetball to confirm your game time .

Best of luck to all teams this Saturday.


Milissa Jagers


Rowing Club

The SunSmart All Schools Rowing Championship

After winning the South West Head of the River in April, the 2018 rowing season culminated in the SunSmart All Schools Championships, with John XXIII College finishing in second place by a narrow three points to Shenton College. Special mention goes to our Years 9 and 10 girls for winning the Year 10 Girls eight.


Special thanks to Jude Quinlan, Year 9, for putting together this clip.


Rowing Club Fundraiser - Weed Free Sheep Manure

$15 per 80L Bag

Home delivery included for purchases of six bags or more within 10 km of John XXIII
College, Mount Claremont.
Direct pick-up from John XXIII College (John XXIII Ave, Mount Claremont)

Music - Week 26

Spring Soiree

The annual Spring Soiree will be held on the evening of Sunday, 9 September at 5:30pm, with refreshments served in the Pavilion from 4:30pm. This concert is the biggest of the College year, featuring performances from the Concert Band, Wind Band, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Swing Band, Senior Flute Ensemble, Treble Choir and Chamber Choir! Graduating Year 12 musicians are also honoured on the night for their years of musical service to the College. Tickets are free, with a gold coin donation at the door, and are available via the following link: 

Senior Small Ensemble Soiree

Please note that the Senior Small Ensemble Soiree advertised for Sunday 26 August has been merged into a concert with other small ensembles on Sunday 28 October (Term 4). Senior small ensembles will perform at this concert, with Year 12 groups performing at the Year 12 Recital Night on Wednesday 12 September. Please contact the Music Department with any questions.


Congratulations to the Year 11 Drama students who performed in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.


Year 8/9 production
Thursday 13 September and Friday 14 September
7pm, Roncalli Hall


George Tsakisiris

Head of Drama


Community Liturgy - Special event next Friday​


Friday 31 August at 7:30 am, Community Mass meets Fathers’ Day in the St Louis Sports Centre, with a special liturgy prepared by Year 5 students.


Although this liturgy is being beautifully prepared by students in Primary it is definitely a whole college celebration.  We hope that the earlier start time and the larger venue will make it possible for families to come together for this special Eucharist. Afterwards there will be hot drinks and muffins in the Exhibition Centre.


Everyone is welcome! In order to ensure that we have sufficient chairs (not to mention

muffins!) you are asked to take a moment to RSVP at this link:



  • Event: Fathers’ Day Eucharist followed by refreshments
  • Date: Friday 31 August
  • Time: 7:30 am
  • Venue: SLSC
  • Who: All members of the College – and especially our dads, granddads and father-figures

Friday 7 September Year 9 students will prepare our Community Liturgy.  Parents and families of Year 9  students are especially encouraged to attend our joyful Friday morning liturgy.



  • When: Fridays in Term Time
  • Time: 8:00-8:30am
  • Where: College Chapel
  • Except: Friday 31 August – Fathers’ Day Mass at 7:30am in SLSC

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

Sacrament program

Do you have a child in Year 3, 4 or 6 and have not yet enrolled in the Sacrament program in your ‘home’ parish?

  • Contact your Parish Priest or Sacrament Coordinator.
  • Contact Mary-Anne Lumley, Parish Liaison or 9383 0513.
  • Locate information from your parish on the archdiocesan website
  • Use the College website to find information, including diary dates, supplied by some local parishes

GOOD NEWS for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

‘…Lord, whom shall we go to? You have the words of everlasting life.’ John 6:60-69


The reflection for this Sunday’s Gospel is part of a 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.

… In almost all the stories in the Gospel of John there are insiders and outsiders, those who understand the message and those who take Jesus too literally and are offended or confused. The flesh and blood given for the life of the world is at one and the same time the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus celebrated in the Eucharist. Jesus was not, literally, offering his arm for his followers to chew! He was referring to the gift he was soon going to give his followers: the example of utter fidelity to God's Kingdom even unto death, and the meal of that Kingdom, the  Eucharist. We are the recipients of both gifts and the commission to live them out. The Bread of Life and the Cup of Salvation is given to us for our mission in the world today and for our journey toward the World to come.


The other response in today's Gospel gives us great hope. In spite of being confused and deserted by his friends Peter hangs in there with Jesus. He holds on to faith when all the signs show that a hasty retreat may be a better course of action. We all know people who remain faithful in the most extraordinary of circumstances. Some of these we can understand – parents with sick children or spouses with ill partners. It's heroic, but understandable. But sometimes fidelity is heroic and inexplicable: when a spouse welcomes back his or her partner after an adulterous affair; when a foreign-born priest or religious will not abandon an oppressed community; when a person will fight a just cause and be persecuted all the way to the end. These are powerful signs of faithful love at work too. It's a fine line to know when fidelity is ‘dying to self' not 'killing self'. We are called to the former and often seduced by the latter.


James Keenan in his excellent book, ‘Virtues for ordinary Christians’ says that fidelity is the bottom line of the Christian life… ‘Each person’, he says, ‘has two major moral goals in life: to be just and to be faithful’.


Being faithful to his Father, and to us, sums up what Jesus does for our salvation and is exactly what He calls forth from the disciples in today's Gospel. Perhaps because we too easily think it is something difficult, we presume that being faithful to our friends is hardly a moral issue. Yet once we see that friendship is the key to the moral life then we can come to see that living the moral life is about the ordinary interactions of our day.


James Keenan writes, ‘To this end we may need to make more calls, write more letters, cook more dinners, take more strolls, linger a little longer with a friend. We may also need to disengage ourselves from the habit of counting or measuring what the other does or does not do or say’.


May the Eucharist enable us to respond to the invitation of the Holy One of God to place fidelity and friendship at the centre of our moral life and attend to the everyday activities that will see us live it out. 


 © Richard Leonard SJ

Pathways and Transition

Important dates 

  • 6 September ECU Alternative Pathways Information
  • 13 September WAAPA Arts Management Info Evening
  • 24-28 September ATAR Revision Sessions
  • 7 November ECU Careers in Sports Expo

Download the PDF below for a more detailed list of events and registration details.



Try-A-Trade is an excellent opportunity that assists students in making an informed decision about a career in the building and construction industry. Programs are available to students in Year 10 who have shown an interest in a trade but are unsure if this is the career they wish to pursue.


Try-A-Trade programs provide students with hands-on experience in a range of building and construction trades. Programs are delivered offsite by registered training organisations during normal school hours. The duration of the courses range from 1-3 days.


For further information contact Kelli Beaton at


myfuture - assist your child

New to myfuture, is a dedicated page for parents and carers looking to support and encourage young people with their career making decisions.


Assist your child feature page contains links to articles that provide tips and advice for parents and carers to assist their child with their career development. Our College has registered and paid an annual fee for the use. To log in, students need to use their school email address.



Curtin's Scholarship email service

Sign up for Curtin's Scholarship email service and receive an email alert whenever a scholarship that matches your criteria is opened for applications. You'll also receive a reminder email one week before applications close.


US Sports Scholarships

If you are good at a sport and want to see if it can help you pay for a college degree, visit this link to schedule a meeting with past student-athletes from Crimson Athletics. Find out more - 

Interesting reads

Future skills: Report reveals tools schoolkids will need to thrive in jobs market of 2030
The skills required by workers in the future will be very different to those of today, a report has predicted, as well as warning education systems need to change to prepare schoolchildren for their future. 


Financial and Insurance Services

Financial services are the economic services provided by the finance industry, which encompasses a broad range of businesses that manage money, including credit unionsbankscredit-card companies, insurancecompanies, accountancy companies, consumer-finance companies, stock brokeragesinvestment funds, individual managers and some government-sponsored enterprises.


This industry includes banking, insurance and superannuation funds, as well as financial brokering services. Most jobs are in Sydney and Melbourne. There are fewer young people than in other industries, and part-time time work is uncommon. Many workers in this industry have a university degree. The largest occupation, Bank Workers, doesn't require a degree and may provide a pathway into the industry.

New Jobs and Skills Centres in WA

The Department of Training and Workforce Development have opened five new Jobs and Skills Centres at North and South Metropolitan TAFE campuses. 


The JSCs offer free career, training and employment services to students, jobseekers and career changers, and employers and businesses.


Visit the Jobs & Skills WA website for more information.




Good Universities Guide to Apprenticeships and Traineeships
Read the guide - 



Were you the kid who loved Lego and building forts in the yard? If you love building, creating and working with your hands then a career in construction might be a good fit.


Whether you’re building a house or an airport, just about every trade is represented on each worksite so it’s smart to get an idea of how they all fit together.


Check out the Construction Bullseye from MyFuture here.



From the Board of Surveying and Spatial Information of NSW – “A career in surveying can be very diverse and involves travelling and the use of specialised technology.  Surveyors can be involved in making measurements in the outdoors or indoors, processing data and creating plans and maps.”

Surveyors measure and map things then provide the information to people like engineers, architects and developers.  


You could work in the office or in the field, using high-tech equipment and sophisticated software to put together measurements that are needed by other design professionals.

Without their work it would be impossible for engineers and architects to accurately design and construct buildings.


Salary: Starting salary around $42k for an Assistant (Cert III level) to $64k for a Draftsperson with 5 years’ experience. Those with a university qualification may earn $90k plus as a Licensed/Registered Surveyor.

Qualifications: From TAFE, start with a Cert III and work through to a Diploma to become a fully qualified draftsperson, you need a university degree to become a surveyor.


Where do I start? Check out A Life Without Limits, they have heaps of fantastic info and a list of all the courses at TAFE and university level in Australia.


Margi Watson

Career Counsellor


Year 8 vaccines​

The Department of Health Immunisation Nurses will be visiting the College on Monday 3 September to administer the final dose of HPV vaccine (Gardasil) to Year 8 students.

The Nurses will return to follow-up any students absent on the day.


Jenny Hill

College Nurse


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.


Men Of John XXIII College

Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop Opening 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

The Uniform Shop is now accepting secondhand uniform items. Please remember that all items must be freshly cleaned and ironed and in perfect condition to be accepted for sale.


Bev Sainsbury

Uniform Shop Coordinator

Charter Bus

College Charter Bus



Term 2 winter menu

Our Term 2 winter menu is available for download.

Our Online Canteen is an online ordering system that is a safe and convenient way to order school meals and now you can use your Smart Rider to order from the canteen. 

  • Place your canteen order online
  • Mobile friendly site.

For more information visit the College website.

Dianne Combrink
Canteen Manager

John XXIII College Alumni 



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Year 7and8 rugby fixtures 2018.pdf
Pathways and Transition Calendar.pdf
MPA Skills 2018 Try-A-Trade Information.pdf
NECA Try-a-Trade Flyer.pdf
SMTAFE Try a Trade.pdf
Menu 2018.pdf
inigo attachment_SW.pdf
Enriching Family Life.pdf
2018 Hong Kong Invitation.pdf