09 August 2019
Issue Twenty-three
From the Principal
Parents' Party
Around The Primary
Music - Week 23
Netball Club
Pathways and Transition
Family Zone & Cyber Safety
College Charter Bus
Uniform Shop
Men Of John XXIII College
Parents' Association
  Inigo Parent Talks
John XXIII College Alumni 
Community Notices
John XXIII College
(08) 9383 0400
Mooro Drive
Mount Claremont, Western Australia, 6010

From the Principal

Founders’ celebrations

The celebration of John XXIII Day is a highlight for our students and staff. It is an opportunity to be faithful to the past, live in the present and be hopeful for the future. Our opening to John XXIII Day is a whole school Mass giving thanks for our Catholic faith and heritage. Over the past few weeks, we have also reflected on the important role and inspiration of Pope John XXIII, Ignatius of Loyola and Mary Ward as followers of Christ.


In our 40 year celebrations in 2017 we commenced a new tradition of inviting former teachers back to the College to meet with our current staff. It is now an annual event at the conclusion of John XXIII day and is a way of communicating the stories from the past.

Last weekend I had the privilege of joining our Year 11 students and staff as they attended their Retreat in preparation for their pilgrimages later this term. I was struck by their commitment to the program and their excellent participation and good humour. It is brilliant to see young people looking at making a difference in the world.


There is a further chance for our students to engage with other like-minded young people through a Veritas event being hosted at the College this evening commencing at 6:00pm( It is a pre- Australian Catholic Youth Festival gathering as preparation for the December festival of young Catholics from around the country (aged 15 - 30). We are delighted that our facilities are being used by the organisers of this event and we encourage our students to attend.


Robert Henderson


Parents' Party


Fujimi Exchange Say Thank You

A special thank you to all everyone for helping to make the 2019 Fujimi Exchange such a success.


The magic moments of this exchange have been meeting host families on the first day and then seeing all the Fujimi students smiling on their first morning at school. The warm welcome and generous spirit of each host family is apparent in how quickly the students felt relaxed and happy. It is really touching to see our exchange students’ faces light up when they see their host brothers and sisters each afternoon.


At the College, they have loved making boomerangs with Mr Rob Deurloo, sharing a treasure hunt and festival dance with the Year Nine Japanese students, games and music with the Year Six students and Ms Helen Aghdasi, playing netball with the Year Tens and decorating boomerangs with Ms Kiri Moore. Meeting all our Year Nine students in Musical Theatre, Food and Nutrition, Outdoor Education and Applied Art classes on their second day gave great insight into the wonderful opportunities that our students have each day.


A big thank you to Ms Glen James for coordinating excursions to Kings Park, the City of Perth and Fremantle and Caversham Wildlife Park. They particularly enjoyed playing mini golf with our wonderful group of Year Ten Japanese students and Ms Helen Aghdasi. 


A new and very successful experience for our Fujimi students this year was performing their traditional festival dance and making origami cranes for the residents of Montgomery Hall.


My appreciation extends to staff from Administration, Grounds and Maintenance. Thanks for all the extra work that you so obligingly do for us.


A special, heartfelt appreciation to all our wonderful host families. The Fujimi students have been amazed and overwhelmed by your generosity and hospitality. They have loved sharing news about their exciting weekend, meals at home, trips to the beach and the local park and watching sports.


Arigatoo from all involved in the Fujimi Exchange for warmly welcoming and including the group at John XXIII College.

Ms Shane Glass

Head of Learning Area (Languages)

Desperately Seeking More Host Families for Italian Exchange Students

As you may be aware, we have Italian exchange students visiting John XXIII College at the end of the August; arriving on Tuesday 27 August and departing Friday 13 September. Thank you to all the families who have generously offered to host our Italian exchange students thus far.


We now still desperately require accommodation for five remaining male exchange students. They are 16-17 years old and require families to host one student each for two weeks. Could you please seriously consider this wonderful opportunity.


If you are able to host one of our visiting students, please contact Mrs Monica Smokrovic then fill in the attached profile form and return it to as soon as possible.


The exchange students are from Perth’s sister city of Vasto and we have enjoyed the opportunity of hosting students from their school for many years.


This is a wonderful opportunity not to be missed, so please consider generously opening your home to an exchange student. 

Monica Smokrovic

Host Family Italian Exchange Coordinator

Shaun Tan Award for Young Artists

Congratulations to Year 9 student, Violet Seah, on winning first prize in the lower secondary category at the Shaun Tan Award for Young Artists. Violet’s graphite drawing Stellar depicts Perth based singer-songwriter, Stella Donnelly.



Loyola House Day Celebrations

Loyola House had a busy second week of Term 2 with the Feast of St Ignatius Loyola. The House participated in mass on Wednesday morning followed by some more relaxed celebrations on Thursday with Loyola House Day. The students took the time to reflect on our famous founder. This was accompanied by some delicious pizza, entertainment and a good old-fashioned chat with their peers.

This was just what the House needed prior to heading into the House Athletics Carnival on the Friday.

On Thursday afternoon the Homeroom leaders, accompanied by a few extra friends took the time to cook and prepare over 200 meals for Shop Front. The students living true to the Loyola House moto, as much as you are able, that much dare to do.

Anthony Yates
Loyola House 

Year 8 Social

From Minions, M and Ms, and Harry Potter characters to a Bunnings Sausage Sizzle and Men in Black; Year 8 students dressed in the spirit of their ‘Iconic’ themed social which was held last Thursday night. There were a number of fantastic and creative costumes as well as some great dance moves.


The Year 12 SRC students led the night by example, running a number of games and interacting positively with the Year 8s.


Many thanks to those involved in making the night possible, including our alumni DJ, Steve Vincent, Jeff Janson (Sound & Lighting), Daniel Paparo and Jonty Binet (Tech Support), Doug Watson (Logistics) as well as Sam Tout who ran the ‘Photo Booth’ for the evening.


A thank you also to the Year 8 Homeroom teachers who supervised the evening and joined in the fun.   

Kalo Bell

Assistant Deputy Principal – Year 8

Pilgrimage Retreat

On Friday night and Saturday morning  the Pilgrimage students and staff participated in the Pilgrimage Retreat. 


Our dinner was supported by the John XXIII College Foundation. The Fare Go Food Truck is a social enterprise staffed by refugees and asylum seekers. Their  delicious cultural comfort food was well received by all. On Saturday students and some staff,  participated in a 10km solidarity walk to raise funds for the communities that will be visited on Pilgrimage. To date a whopping $15,000 has been raised with more initiatives planned for this term.


Janeen Murphy

Director - Faith & Mission

Year 7 HASS: Tippy Tap

This term Year 7 HASS classes are studying the unit ‘Water in the World’, this is a great way for students to focus on protecting environments and creating a more ecologically and socially just world through informed action. On Tuesday students got the opportunity to create their very own Tippy-tap, a device used in many African countries to improve the health of rural communities. The simple act of washing hands with soap and water can reduce diarrhoea by over 40 percent. Students quickly realised how a simple system could save so many people around the world.

Morgan Ball

HASS teacher

Around The Primary

Dear Parents

Today we celebrated John XXIII Day! Our whole school community commenced the day with a beautiful Mass.  The students then visited the mini-fete, magnificently organised by our Year 5 and 6 classes. The proceeds raised through the mini-fete will go to the Loreto and Jesuit Missions.


The students had so much fun with their friends and teachers and the staff were very impressed by the positive, friendly, ‘have-a-go’ spirit that the students displayed at the various activities.


The excitement continued in the afternoon - Betty Bubbles visited Pre-Primary and the Year 1’s and 2’s were entertained by Pop Magic.  Years 3 and 4 headed off to Revolutions Sports for tabloid sports and Years 5 and 6 participated in Footsteps dance or enjoyed a game or two of table-tennis, chess or hand-ball.


The students are to be congratulated on the terrific way they conducted themselves throughout the fun-filled day.  Everyone had an absolutely wonderful time celebrating John XXIII Day!


We pray and sing together!

We celebrate and have fun together!

We love John XXIII Day!


Kind regards,


Antoinette De Pinto

Head of Primary


Please check the College Website for Term 3 to note all the important Primary school events for your family calendar.


Dates to Remember

Monday 12 August

Pre-Kindy and Sport Team Photo Day 3P Photography

Wednesday 14 August

Anne Murphy Junior Primary Morning Tea (Mackillop Room)

Thursday 15 August

Feast of the Assumption Mass (Hosted by 3B)

Friday 16 August

Primary Musical Dress Rehearsal

Father's Day Mass, Friday 30 August 7.30am


Book Week


Each year, schools across Australia spend a week celebrating books, and Australian authors and illustrators.  Teachers conduct activities relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.

John XXIII College Primary will be conducting Book Week celebrations throughout weeks 5 & 6, 20-28 August 2019.


Throughout the week, students will be participating in activities to help them discover how reading can be their super power. These include:


Dress-Up Day and Shared Reading

On Wednesday 21 August, all students are invited to come to school in their school sport shorts and house shirt with a cape and/or mask.  Capes that are made with recyclable materials are encouraged.  Shared reading activities will occur throughout the day.



A storyteller will be visiting the Kindy to Year 2 classes on Wednesday 28 August.


Library Visit

Years 3 to 5 will be visiting the Nedlands Library throughout Book Week.


BOOKFACE Competition

All Primary students are invited to enter the BOOKFACE competition.  To enter this BOOKFACE competition, students need to submit an original photo of themselves holding a book so that their face merges with a face, or portion of a face (human, animal or monster), on the book’s cover.  Photographs will be judged on creativity rather than photographic excellence.  The item being held must be a book (magazines, DVDs, posters or any other item will not be accepted).  Please see some examples below or have a look at #bookface on Instagram for inspiration!  Please email photographs to by Monday 19 August.  All entries will be displayed in the Library for Book Week.  The winners will be announced on Friday 30 August.


Lunchtime Fun in the Library

Giant Board games will be available for students in the Library at lunchtime on Wednesday 14 August and Thursday 15 August.  Secondary Drama students will be reading stories for the Primary students at lunchtime during book Week.


Sausage Sizzle

We will be holding a sausage sizzle on Wednesday 21 August.

The Year 11 students who are travelling to Cambodia, East Timor, India and Northern Territory as part of the College’s Pilgrimage Program will be assisting with the sausage sizzle to help raise funds for the places they will be visiting.

Kindy 2022

Do you have a child due to start Kindy in 2022?  If so, please ensure you have submitted an Enrolment Form as the College already has great demand for these places. 


You are welcome to contact Lizz Schollum, our new Enrolments’ Manager for further details.  Lizz’s email is and her direct line is 9383 0449.

Day 100!

On Monday the Pre-Primary students celebrated 100 days of being at school.


Every school day the students have been placing a pop stick in our 1s bucket to signify a single day. Every tenth day of school, the 1s turn into a ‘bundle or set’ of 10 and they move into the 10s bucket. A superhero called, ‘Zero the Hero’ comes to visit on these special days and teaches about the importance of zero in numbers and helps the students to skip count by 10. This week we reached 100 DAYS!!


The students had the BEST day – they had ten special activities to complete (all to do with the number 100), there were lots of parent helpers to assist us with these tasks and Zero the Hero came to celebrate too!


We are now 100 days smarter and look forward to exploring what happens once you reach 100…stay tuned!


Chiara Bennett and Alison Dillon

Pre-Primary Teachers



Sports News


Athletics training is well under way with students practising their technique for a range of track and field events.  Athletics training continues each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.  With professional athlete, Liz, leaving for a pre-competition training camp, Stephen Clough will be taking her place.  Stephen is another jumping expert who has his sights set on Tokyo 2020!  We are very lucky to have Stephen helping us so it would be great to see lots of students attending training.


Steve Williams

Primary Sport Coordinator






Fr Kevin King Cup Athletics

On Friday 2 August John XXIII College held their 2019 Fr Kevin King Cup Athletics Carnival at the WA State Athletics Stadium. We were blessed with beautiful sunny weather which was welcomed by all. Participation was excellent in all events and the contest was strong.


The carnival began with the traditional Year 12 entrance parade. The Year 12 students then presented their incredible and entertaining house performances to set the scene for what would be an exciting day.


The novelty activities and numerous track events gave all students the opportunity to participate.

The result was close, it was a fight between last years champions St Louis and Campion. It was a close finish all the way until the end, however, it was Campion who reigned victorious and won the Kevin King Cup. St Louis was awarded the Spirit Award and Loyola was the best dressed House for 2019.


The final standings for the day were:





St Louis















An ACC squad has now been selected and all members are encouraged to attend athletics training which takes place every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 7:00am-8:00am. These training sessions are still open to all students wishing to take advantage of our specialist athletics coaches.



On Tuesday 6 August John XXIII College’s First XV Rugby team played the undefeated Christ Church Grammar School at the Christ Church playing fields for the second time for 2019.


After falling short by the narrowest of margins in the first encounter, the boys pulled together in a determined effort which saw the final score fall our way.


Billy Browne was a wrecking ball throughout the match and regularly broke the line thanks to the great service from Reuben Patchett and Blake Mettam, while Daniel Reynolds and Lochlain Lafferty dominated the breakdown. The win saw the boys regain the Christ Church trophy to compliment the Scotch Cup secured three weeks ago.


Thank you to Christian Goulding and Sandy Mettam for all of the efforts coaching and supporting our team this year.


On Wednesday 7 August John XXIII College competed in the ACC Year 10 Eagles School Boy Cup held at Lightning Park. This team have been coached and managed by Mr Anthony Yates throughout the year and were ready for the games coming their way.


Other teams taking part in the carnival were Kingsway Christian College, Aranmore Catholic College, Irene McCormack Catholic College and Court Grammar School. Our Year 10 boys performed extremely well winning all their games with the exception of their game against Irene McCormack Catholic College to finish second.


Congratulations to Chloe Margaria, Year 11, who is representing WA at a benchmark figure skating competition, Crystal Challenge, held in Melbourne this weekend.


Congratulations also to Grace Johnston, Year 9, who has been selected in the Gold Fields Western Australia State Team that is touring Shanghai, China later in August.

Music - Week 23

Music Photo Day

Please note that all ensemble photos will be taken on Tuesday 13 August in Roncalli Hall and Osborne Room. Students are asked to attend their venues 15 minutes before their allocated time for organisation. All students are to wear full Winter uniform (Secondary) or College uniform (Primary) and bring their instruments (as applicable).


With any questions, please contact the Music Department.


Roncalli Hall


Station 1

Station 2


Concert Band



Treble Choir



Symphony Orchestra



Chamber Orchestra



Chamber Choir



Wind Band



Mini Minors


Move to Osborne Room


Swing Band

All Clarinet Ensembles


Chapel Choir

Retro Rock Band


Senior Guitar Ensemble

All Flute Ensembles



Senior String Quintet

All Saxophone Ensembles


Percussion Ensembles

Year 9 Rock Band


Primary Singers

String Orchestra


Primary Band

Wanju Voices


Year 5 Band

Senior Voices and Barbershop

Jazz Night at the Ellington

John XXIII College's annual Jazz Night at the Ellington will be held on the night of Monday 19 August. Always one of the most popular concerts at the College, the night will feature performances by the Swing Band, Senior Voices, Barbershop, Saxophone Ensembles and selected ATAR soloists and ensembles. Tickets are always in high demand for this concert and are available via the following link: .


Students performing are required to arrive at 5:30pm, in uniform, ready to set up and soundcheck. Doors open to the public at 6:30, for a 7:00pm concert.


For parents and guests in attendance, the Ellington is a fully licensed venue. We look forward to a fabulous night of entertainment and look forward to seeing you there!

Performance Uniform Sizing

Trousers for Performance Uniforms are now ready to be sized, for any students who have not yet done so. Please visit Ms Gratton in the Music Office early next week.

Catholic Performing Arts

Congratulations to Nicholas Skerratt, Jonathon Rintoul and Bianca Petsos for being awarded Certificates of Merit in the Catholic Performing Arts Festival and, to Jennifer Ong for a Certificate of Excellence. Well done!

St George’s Cathedral

Great performances by our Chamber Choir, Senior Clarinet Ensemble, Senior Flute Ensemble, Senior Voices, Senior String Quintet and Barbershop – alongside selected soloists at the beautiful St George’s Cathedral. 



Coming soon in drama

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – performed by Year 11 Drama students in the Performing Arts Centre at 7:00pm on Thursday 29 August.
  • Charlotte’s Web – performed by Years 8 and 9 students in the Roncalli Hall at 7:00pm on Thursday 19 September and Friday 20 September.
    Book tickets here:



Over the past week there have been some excellent performances by Magis and Altiora students representing the College. Congratulations to Magis captain Rory Hewson who has qualified for the grand final of the Speak for Faith Public Speaking Competition in the heats held at the Catholic Education office last Saturday.  Another key Magis Year 12 leader, Charlie Richards, also represented the College with distinction in this event.  Meanwhile Year 9 student Alice O’Sullivan added to her impressive creative writing successes by finishing second in a national poetry competition. Our Year 7 debating team of Meg Derbyshire, Wesley Soares, Hannah Johnson and Maya Mintz, which won their division in the WADL division at Christchurch, was defeated by Hale in the Octofinals at Perth College on Tuesday but are to be congratulated on a wonderful season. Special thanks also to their team manager Mrs Mary-Anne Lumley, and to the fantastic group of parents and other family members who supported the teams.


The Magis Camp is being held at the lovely Point Walter Campsite this weekend.  There is a packed program including key workshops by David Castellani from Alpha Motivation and Kathy Boyatzis, Director of Creative edge and Opti-MINDS, who will also do a session with our Year 7 Opti-MINDS Language-Literature and Science-Engineering teams at the camp. Special thanks to Mrs Alison O’Çonnor who will be assisting at the camp, and to Alice O’Sullivan and Lorian Marshall who will be giving talks to the students.  Warmest thanks also to Mr Peter Masur has been working hard with the Year 7 Science-Engineering team.  Good luck to the John XXIII Tournament of Minds and Opti-MINDS teams as they prepare for regional finals on 31 August.  The Current Magis Academic Challenge running at present is Creativity which involves brief mini challenges from these prestigious competitions.


Good luck to our three World Scholar’s Cup Teams which will be heading off to Sydney for the Global round on Wednesday. They will be competing with over 2000 students from more than 30 countries.  World Scholar’s Cup officials have made some timetable changes and an updated final Handbook has now been distributed to students and emailed to parents.  Special thanks to Ms Kirralee Dawson and Mr Christian Thompson who will be assisting me at this event. The students will also have the opportunity to see many famous tourist highlights in Sydney over the week we are away. Special thanks to our Yale 2018 Tournament of Champions team, Year 11 students Ben Linsten, Alex panther and Emily Tyson who have been coaching the teams.

Jim Miller

Gifted and  Talented Program coordinator

Netball Club

Netball Club Wind-Ups

Primary School Wind-Up

  • Thursday 5 September 2019
  • Thomas More Exhibition Centre 
  • Straight after school 


Senior School Wind-Up

  • Tuesday 17 September 2019
  • Thomas More Exhibition Centre 
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm 


Annual General Meeting 

  • Tuesday 17 September 2019
  • Circle of Friends Cafe 
  • 6:40pm - 7:10pm 


We encourage parents to come along and see what we've been doing over the past year.  We will be looking for volunteers to join our committee as some long-term volunteers leave us this year. If you are interested in joining us and would like some information, please contact us via email

Spring Netball

As the end of the season is getting closer we look toward the Spring Competition. Registrations are now open for all age groups and are done on a team basis directly with Perth Netball Association. Details can be found on their website


Here’s hoping the weather is kind to us all over the weekend. Best of luck to all teams.

Pathways and Transition

University Transition: Fremantle Education Centre

Fremantle Education Centre is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that offers a diverse range of nationally recognised training. John XXIII College students have the opportunity to focus on their future aspirations via this exciting university transition pathway that delivers a range of Certificate III and IV Nationally Recognise VET Qualifications.


The University of Notre Dame – Open Day

Sunday 11 August, 10am-3pm

See how you can open your mind to the next big thing in careers when you future-proof yourself with critical thinking at Notre Dame's Open Day on Sunday 11 August in Freo's West End. Attend a lecture, meet students and academics, enjoy free delicious eats and live entertainment. Plan your day at 

Open Day & Events



Events for future students
Open Day Mount Lawley & WAAPA Sunday 11 August 
South West Sunday 25 August
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Events for future students
Open Day Sunday 11 August  2019


Events for future students


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


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Family Zone & Cyber Safety

Download Family Zone 

Make use of the Family Zone Accounts which we are offering to John XXIII College families for free, as part of our College contract negotiations until 2020.


By setting up a private Family Zone account, you can apply age-appropriate parental controls on every device your child has access to, in any location. To find out more visit


Play with me, not with your phone!

“I hate my mum’s phone and I wish she never had one!”


Think your kids spend too much time stuck to a screen? They may feel exactly the same way about you.

Take 7-year-old Emil Rustige of Hamburg, Germany, who last year organised a successful public protest around the slogan “Play with ME, not with your cell phones.” 

In Manchester, community leaders observed “unbelievable attempts by children to communicate with the adult they are with but who is oblivious to them” - and have been inspired to create a public health program aimed specifically at reducing parent-child technoference.

Ironically, the initiative features ‘nudge’ texts reminding parents that device-free communication is important.

Emil Rustige (R), age 7. His sign says “We are loud because you only look at your mobile phone.” 


A global survey of over 6,000 families found over half of children reported their parents checked their devices too frequently - and a third said it made them feel “unimportant” as a result. 

Clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner has studied the issue in depth, interviewing 1000 children, parents and teachers about the role screens play in their lives. When kids feel like they’re competing with screens for their parents’ attention, she notes, they use words like sad, angry, mad and frustrated.

Devices have become “the new sibling rivalry,” she found. 


Journalist Arianna Huffington agrees. “This technology has become another member of the family, and one that we habitually turn to for multiple reasons including to relieve the inevitable stress brought on by the challenges of raising the other members of the family.”


Parent-shaming is not the answer, she insists. Nor is going cold-turkey.


“You can’t always say your child will come before your phone,” says Judith Myers-Walls, professor emerita at Purdue University. But we can ask: “How can I model for my child a positive way to use this?” 


Community Liturgy

Next week the College will celebrate Community Liturgy on THURSDAY 15 August – the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, mother of Jesus.  The Mass will be prepared by Ward House – an opportunity for Ward families to begin the day with Community Mass.


Community Liturgy summary

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


  • Week 4 Community Mass – Thursday 15 August, to celebrate Feast of the Assumption (no Community Mass 16 Aug)


Concussion awareness

Please note: If your child is diagnosed with Concussion by a Doctor or in a Hospital Emergency Department, it is imperative that parents inform the College Nurse and child’s Assistant Deputy Principal or class teacher.


Parent must submit Medical Clearance Certificates stating when their child can return to school and return to sport. The Treating Doctor should supply parent with a gradual return to sport instruction sheet to follow.


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


Jenny Hill

College Nurse

Resource: Sport Medicine Australia

College Charter Bus

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


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


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


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


Have you got the Horizon West Bus App

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


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


Further details are available in SEQTA.

Updated Bus Routes




Canteen Menu

Please see menu attached.


Canteen opening hours

  • Breakfast: 8:00am to 8:45am
  • Recess: 10:40am to 11:00am
  • Lunch: 12:50pm to 1:25pm

Ordering online

How to get started:

  • Visit
  • Sign up by completing the registration form
  • Receive a confirmation email with activation link
  • Activate your account and login to the website
  • Add your children and credit to your account
  • Order at your convenience (up to four weeks in advance)

How to activate your Smart Rider card:

  • Log on to your account
  • Go to the ‘Students’ tab and select the student
  • Select ‘Register Students Card’ and complete the fields

Uniform Shop

During the Term  we are open the following hours:

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

Men Of John XXIII College

WAFL games through The Fathering Project

There is an opportunity to attend WAFL games through The Fathering Project (TFP).

Below is the flyer for the WAFL Round on 10 August 2019.


Attending Dads don’t need a ticket or even register…they just need to show up promptly at 1:30pm at the Main gates on Goddard St at Lathlain Oval and register their names with the “The Fathering Project” (TFP) rep at the designated marshaling area then get free entry (if accompanied by a child).


We will have a designated location inside the ground where a TFP representative will welcome them and guide them during the day.


Dads can turn up as a group or individually…it doesn’t matter, just need to be accompanied by their responsible children.


There will be another WAFL opportunity on Aug 24 at East Fremantle.



David Thompson


Parents' Association

Parents’ Association Term 3 meeting

The Parents’ Association meeting for Term 3 will be held at 7:00 pm on Wednesday 21 August in the Thomas More Exhibition Centre. All parents and guardians of John XXIII College students are invited to attend. Please come along to hear updates from the school leadership team and have your say on how our Parent Association funds are allocated.


All funding proposals and special agenda items to be presented at the Term 3 meeting will be advertised in next week's newsletter, Friday 16 August.


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


2019 Parents’ Association Committee


Inigo Parent Talks

Ignatian Induction Program for Parents

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

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


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

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

John XXIII College Alumni 

ALUMNI Events & Reunions

1st Year Class 2018 Reunion 

‘Save the Date’ 60th Reunion Loreto Claremont Class 1959

  • A lunch will be held on Thursday 17 October, 2019. 
  • To register interest or for further information, contact 
  • Liz Prendergast 0412 642 256
  • Mary Graeme 0428 338 285



10 Year Class 2009 Reunion


20 Year Class 1999 Reunion


30 Year Class 1989 Reunion


40 Year Class 1979 Reunion

  • Saturday 26 October 2019 at 7:00pm
  • Athol Hobbs Room, Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club 

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


50 Year Class 1969 Reunion (Loreto)

  • Saturday 9 November at 12:00pm Circle of Friends Cafe, John XXIII College
  • Monday 11 November at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club 

Community Notices

Re-Viewing Women and the Bible: A Jewish Perspective

The Council for Australian Catholic Women (Perth) invite women to join us and Rabbi Sheryl Nosan to “re-view” women and the Bible.The roles of women in the scriptures are varied and complex and include women as challengers, change agents, and as inspiration for those working towards greater understanding and equality of ministry.  

Wednesday 21 August 2019, 6:00-9:00pm in the Staff Room Trinity College, 2 Trinity Ave, Perth.

Light refreshments will be served from 6:00pm-6:30pm.

Parking is available and the Red & Yellow CAT buses travel to Hale Street.

RSVP by 18 August:Email phone (08) 9397 5988 SMS 0400 886 835

Father's Day Invitation.pdf
Y4 RE Xavier Parker.pdf
Information to host a family.pdf
2019 Application for Fujimi Host Family.pdf
Father's Day Invitation.pdf
concussion scat5 tool.pdf
COTTESLOE Sacrament Enrolment Form.docx
190604_JTC079_Charter Bus Flyer_A4_Single Pages_V6_LR.pdf
2019 Menu.pdf
lgnatian induction program.pdf
Open day progam FINAL.pdf
Masterchef entry form.docx
2019 Letter inviting families to host.pdf
2019 Application for Fujimi Host Family.docx
Hosting Form 2019 John XXIII College - Copy.pdf