Newsletter

29 November 2019
Issue Thirty-six

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

From the Principal
Secondary
Around The Primary
Primary Picnic
Magis
Music - Week 36
Drama
Rowing Club
Liturgy
Family Zone & Cyber Safety
Health
College Charter Bus
Canteen
Uniform Shop
Parents' Association
John XXIII College Alumni 
Community Notices
John XXIII College
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Mount Claremont, Western Australia, 6010
AU

From the Principal

Presentation night

Congratulations to all staff and students involved in this week’s Presentation Night. It was a wonderful celebration of another great year at the College.

 

The highlight of the evening is always the recognition of our students and acknowledgement of their achievements. I also the used the event as an opportunity to highlight several themes.

 

The Challenges for the Church

‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…’

Charles Dickens’ famous quote from A Tale of Two Cities is very apt in our current times. For our College, it has been another great year. Our students have participated cheerfully in the offerings of school life, our staff remain wonderfully committed and our parents superbly supportive.

 

For the wider Church it has been a challenging year. A new generation of Catholics is questioning the Church hierarchy and its responses to a changing world and issues such as sexual and power abuse.

 

With a Plenary Council to be conducted in Australia in 2020, the words of Pope Francis are particularly heartening:

‘Heal the wounds, heal the wounds... And you have to start from the ground up.’

High Impact Learning Strategies and Master Planning

The pursuit of educational excellence is at the heart of all that we do at John XXIII College. To ensure that we continue to provide the best possible research-based teaching and learning experiences, Mrs Jessica Bouwman, Deputy Principal – Teaching and Learning, is leading our staff in the creation of a coherent and comprehensive ‘Vision for Learning’. We are aiming to create a contemporary and engaging pedagogical foundation that draws on modern educational research while recognising and valuing the core aspects of our history. Dr Tim McDonald (the former Executive Director of Catholic Education Western Australia) has been engaged to support this process.

 

Next year will see much of that planning come to fruition. It will also be supported with some exciting plans to develop some aspects of our Campus to support the vision for learning. These physical changes will include:

  • Protecting the line of sight to the Chapel in any future developments.
  • Re-imagining the traditional library as a creative and engaging learning space.
  • Creating flexible learning spaces that engage students.
  • Re-locating our maintenance facility to free up valuable College land for the Primary School.
  • Developing a new administration building and staff areas to help attract and retain quality teaching staff.

There are exciting times ahead.

 

Robert Henderson

Principal

Christmas & New Year Closure dates

The College will be closing over the festive season from 10:00am Thursday, 19 December 2019 and reopening on Monday, 13 January 2020.

Secondary

Year 8 Religious Education

The Year 8 Religious Education classes have been collaborating to complete a task about the significance of the season of Advent. The new classroom furniture as been a welcome addition, enabling flexibility within the classroom whilst fostering creativity and engagement.

 

Lyn Alexander

Teacher - Religious Education

Year 9 Yoga

A new initiative for the Year 9 Health Education program this year was the inclusion of two sessions of yoga run by the fantastic staff from Tamara Yoga.

 

Linked to class work on enhancing wellbeing and managing stress, the two sessions gave students an opportunity to stop and breathe at a busy time of year.

 

Yoga is calming, energizing, and increases brain function, concentration and memory, so it was a perfect addition to the teaching program just before the Year 9 students complete their end of year exams.

Feedback from staff and students was very positive and it is hoped that the program can be expanded in future years.

 

Mr Cameron Tremayne

Head of Learning Area – Health and Physical Education

Year 11 Loreto & Majella Catholic Primary School

On Tuesday our Loreto Year 11’s ran activities for 50 students from Majella Catholic Primary School at City Beach. The day was a great success. This is the third year this event was run by former student Georgia Williams (Class 2018). She was assisted in the water by three of her City Beach Life Saving colleagues. We are truly grateful to Georgia and the lifesaving club for making this happen.

 

 

Pathways and Transition - INSTEP

INSTEP (Innovative Skills Training and Education Program) is a program enabling students to undertake workplace learning as part of their Western Australian Certificate of Education. This joint school and industry work placement strategy enables motivated Years 11 and 12 students to work towards secondary graduation using school, workplace learning and in some cases TAFE style learning environments. This valuable program is different to work experience—rather than observe what goes on, students are given the opportunity to complete tasks related to their vocational course, whilst at the same time take part in relevant, real but supervised work.

 

Around The Primary

Dear Parents

It is a busy time at school and preparations are now well underway for the new academic year. It has been very pleasing to see so many parents at our Kindy Parent Information Evening. Sincere thanks to those parents who provided the teachers with such positive feedback about the Meeting and Orientation session.

 

On Wednesday evening the College hosted our annual Presentation Evening here in the St Louis Sports Centre.  It is such a wonderful opportunity to proclaim our identity as a community and affirm the great work of our staff and students throughout 2019. At this important event the Primary Singers and Wanju Voices confidently shared their singing skills under the wonderful direction of Mrs Haydon.

 

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 awards for Year 6.  We are very proud of their wonderful achievements.

 

AWARD

NAME

Religious Education

Thalia Kurniawan

Design Technologies

Joshua Tyson

Digital Technologies

Austin Vujcich

English

Sofia Lamattina

Health

Liam Pietrzak

Physical Education (female)

Ella Matthews

Physical Education (male)

Jackson Bosnich

Humanities & Social Sciences

Jennifer Ong

Languages – Japanese

Bianca Petsos

Mathematics

Jackson Bosnich

Performing Arts – Music

Sylvia Czajko

Science

George Griffiths

Service

Henry Gooch

Visual Arts

Madison Pruiti

Simon Casey Sports Award

Oliver Defrancesco

Outstanding Student Year 6

Bianca Petsos

 

 

Today was our final Primary assembly for this school year. Thank you to Mrs Edwards and our Year 2B students for preparing this fantastic Christmas assembly.

 

Special thanks to all the staff for all the hard work they put into preparing the students for assemblies throughout the year.  We have had a range of assembly item themes but, there has always been a constant; the sheer enjoyment students have in presenting their songs, dances, poems, plays etc to the school community.

 

 I would also like to thank all the parents who have supported the children and the staff at these various assemblies as this has helped to build a sense of community within our school.

 

 

Today we also bid a sad farewell to Mrs Morell, our Primary Music teacher. After 17 years at John XXIII College, Mrs Morell is leaving us to embark upon her well-deserved retirement. During her time at the College, Mrs Morell has been responsible for the production of sixteen musicals, as well as, teaching classroom music, choir training, providing piano accompaniment for assemblies and choir performances, teaching drumming and recorder and coordinating items for assemblies.

 

We thank Mrs Morell for her wonderful contribution to the Primary School over these years and wish her every happiness in retirement.

 

 

Our Year 6 Farewell Mass will be held on Tuesday 10 December, beginning at 9:00am in the Chapel. All parents and friends of our school community are invited to join with us as we farewell our Year 6 students and offer our thanks to God for the many achievements and blessings that shared with us throughout their Primary School years.

 

This weekend is the First Sunday of Advent and so we begin our period of anticipation and preparation for Christmas.

 

Kind regards,

 

Antoinette De Pinto

Head of Primary

Super Stars

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

PPB

Blake Gauci

Jake Sanderson

Hayley Tonkin

 

 

PPG

Harrison Byrne

Leo Keane

Amelia Perera

 

 

1B

Samantha da Silva

Timothy Hawkins

Troy Melbin

Samuel Stephenson

 

1G

Harriet Allen

Lachlan Conway

Max Middleton

 

 

2B

Roxy Fullerton

Madeleine Grainger

Jack Hodge

 

 

3B

Hudson Grabham

Sophie Marchant

Isobel Ptolomey

Jack Turner

 

3G

Cooper Tout

 

 

 

 

4B

Angelina Gardner

Joshua Macfarlane

Joshua Pruiti

 

 

4G

Lydia Defrancesco

Janaya Douglas

Nada Jakovich

Scarlett Polini

Campbell Tonkin

5B

Raphael Budimlich

Sofia Paolucci

 

 

 

6B

Tahlia Burgess

Miranda Clyne

Philip Costa Shrubsall

Lola Kenny

 

6G

Caitlin Bradock

Oliver Defrancesco

Stavros Karafilakis

Sonny Matthews

 

 

Dates to Remember

Tuesday 3 December

PP – Year 3 Swimming Lessons End

 

PP 2020 Orientation 9:15am to 10:15am

Thursday 5 December

PP Christmas Liturgy, Chapel 9:00am

 

KG Concert, GBLT 11:00am

 

Primary Music Soiree, Primary Amphitheatre 6:00pm

Friday 6 December

PAL 2020 Coordinator Welcome

 

Christmas Liturgy, Chapel hosted by 1G 9:00am

 

Year 1 to Year 6 2020 Transition

 

Save the Date - 15 February 2020

 

Art Excellence

Congratulations to Sophie Litic (4B) and Sofia Lamattina (6B) who entered photos in the Oz Kids Young Australian Art Awards.  Both students work was chosen to receive the Gold Medal Award for achieving runner-up in their respective section. Sophie in the Junior Photography section and Sofia in the Middle Photography section.

 

 

Game Changer Awards

Over the weekend the Year Four and Five GATE students participated in the Game Changer Awards.  These Awards celebrate and recognise digital excellence in schools and their students in STEM.  We had six teams competing to work on great problems and amazing solutions. These included:

  • Water filters for a village in Madagascar;
  • Pipeline and filter from the ocean to help drought plagued farmers;
  • A biorhythm watch connected to a robot to help the elderly feel less isolated;
  • Increasing the population of the Loggerhead Turtles by protective nests and an underground pipeline to allow the hatchlings to travel safely to the ocean;
  • A power grid that is inserted into the walls of new houses that would store electricity and a switch that turns off all unnecessary power when you leave the house so power would become cheaper for everyone.

Our winners of the ‘Best Use of STEM’ in the Year 3/ 4 Category was ‘The Green Team’ - The LCM Organic Food Locator.  They created an app which uses the location services on your phone to find the cheapest and closest organic produce.

 

The students are to be commended for their enthusiasm, presentation skills and how they conducted themselves on the day.

 

The Green Team

Lydia Defrancesco, Max Tonich & Campbell Tonkin

Electronic Boogaloos

Devan Finn, Poppy Finucane, Elizabeth Levey & Matthew Mignacca

Sustainable Super Heroes

Tahj Arundell, Christopher Cooney & Joshua Macfarlane

Hydro Heroes

Christopher Cesare, Carla Kavanagh, Elise Kwei & Joseph Scott

Extraordinary Earthlings

Brendan Fong, Sophie Litic & Alyssa Mignacca

Crazy Critters

Thomas Beach, Lauren McLernon & Lucy Morgan

 

Mrs Tara Purcell

Primary Digital Technologies and GATE Teacher

 

 

Sports Update

IPSHA T20 Cricket Blast

 Our Year 6 budding cricketers had a great time on Thursday at the IPSHA T20 Blast Carnival.  There was some extremely exciting cricket; some big hits; great catches; fast bowling and sharp fielding.  The outcome of two of the boys’ games was decided on the last ball of the match (and we were lucky enough to be on the right side!).  It was a hot day but I was so impressed with the enthusiasm and sportsmanship shown by our students.  Well done to all!

 

Primary Picnic

Magis

Congratulations to all Magis students who received awards at Presentation Night. It was wonderful to see our 2019 Magis captain Rory Hewson receive the award as Dux of the College. Rory’s leadership has exemplified the best of the Magis philosophy. In additional to his splendid academic performance he has represented the College with great distinction in debating, in which he has twice been selected in the Jesuit National team, public speaking, Mock Trials, and Mooting, in which  the John XXIII College team won the WA Championship.  Rory’s team-mates in debating, mock trials and mooting were Year 12 Magis leaders Charlie Richards and Cullen Binet. What an example they have set for other Magis students, and it is gratifying that we will have a strong Magis Year 12 leadership team of Ben Linsten (Magis captain), Lorian Marshall, Alex Panther and Nick Brennan in 2020.

 

News came in this week that our Year 9 Quest team of Bella Boley, Charlotte Moody and Sophie Baron-Hay achieved  third place in the Years 7-10 section of this excellent competition held at UWA recently.  Congratulations to the girls and special thanks to Deacon Aaron Peters and Mrs Shannon Allen who assisted the girls on  the two competition days.

 

The Year 7 Magis Personal Project Exhibition held recently featured many outstanding works. The Award for best project was shared by Xavier Jeffreys and Hunter Giles-Shanley, with Alejandra Recinos-MacLennan and Maya Mintz equal third. Best Process Journal Award went to Gemma Bailey just ahead of Meg Derbyshire, Xavier Jeffreys and Alejandra Recinos-MacLennan. Nicholas Silva and Jacob Davila also gained very high scores from the project and journal combined. Special thanks to judges Mrs Lorraine Holmes  and Ms Kirralee Dawson, and our outstanding Year 10 Magis leaders Caitlin Green, Grace Barbour and Skye MacMillan who completed the Personal Project adjudication team.

 

The 48 page Magis Chronicle is now available free in PDF form, and this glossy hard-cover book is being printed and may be ordered by emailing me. It contains reports on the wide range of Magis competitions and events for the year, and more than 100 photos.  The World Scholar’s Cup Tournament of Champions Yale Tour pictorial report was also distributed this week.  Students can download copies of both of these, as well as the ten-minute Magis 2019 Highlights Video.

 

 

Jim Miller

Gifted and  Talented Program coordinator

Music - Week 36

Week 7 Performances

Congratulations to John XXIII College musicians for the outstanding performances this week. On Tuesday we celebrated the inaugural Montgomery Christmas Concert with the Chamber Orchestra, Christmas Band, Flute Ensemble and Brass Ensemble, performing to residents of Montgomery House and an audience of parents and guests. Wednesday featured fantastic performances by the Combined Choir and Chamber Choir, with accompaniment by the Senior String Quintet and featured soloists.

 

A terrific week of music at and, around the College!

 

 

Primary Soiree

Held this Thursday 5 December at 5:30pm, the Primary Soiree is the pinnacle of primary performances of the year! Featuring performances by Wanju Voices, Primary Singers, Year 5 Band, Primary Band, Mini Minors, String Orchestra and Senior Voices, the concert is set in the beautiful surrounds of the Primary Amphitheatre. The concert will also feature some Christmas Carols for singing along so, be sure to warm up, beforehand!

Students should meet their directors at the following locations at 5pm:

  • Year 5 and Primary Bands – Amphitheatre Undercover Area
  • Mini Minors and String Orchestra – Library Courtyard
  • Wanju Voices and Primary Singers – MacKillop Room

* Students in multiple groups should unpack their instruments in the allocated areas and then move to the MacKillop Room for warm-ups.

 

Dress for the occasion is normal school uniform.

Please contact the Music Department with any queries.

Year 9 Musical

This Thursday 5 December at 7:30pm, the Year 9 Music Theatre class will present Seussical: The Musical in Roncalli Hall! Based on the weird and wacky works of Dr Seuss, this short musical is presented entirely in song and rhyme. Will Horton be able to save the Whos of Whoville? Will Gertrude ever get someone to notice her, with only a one-feather tail? Can Jojo think her way out of an unthinkable spot? Oh, the thinks you can think, when you think about Seuss!

 

Featuring a live band and an incredible cast of Year 9s, this free event is not to be missed!

Drama

Coming soon in Drama

  • Year 9 Musical, Seussical
    Thursday 5 December, 7:00pm, Roncalli Hall
     
  • Year 8 Drama Performance, Play Time
    Monday 9 December & Tuesday 10 December, 5:00pm, Roncalli Hall

Coming in 2020

 

Rowing Club

Learn to Row Program

Over the past five weeks our Year 7 students have been participating in our Learn to Row Program. The boys and girls have been learning the rowing technique in single sculls, quads and on the rowing machines. Congratulations to the 85 Year 7 students who pushed themselves outside their comfort zone. We look forward to welcoming them back to the John XXIII College Rowing Club in 2020.

 

Jerram Gibson
Coordinator Rowing

Liturgy

Community Liturgy

Thanks to the 2020 Homeroom leaders who prepared the Eucharist this morning.

 

Next Friday’s Community Liturgy will be the last for this year.  If you have not managed to get to a Community Mass yet, treat yourself to a joyful liturgy as we journey through the church season of Advent. Students from Year 9 will be preparing this Mass.

 

Thursday 12 December, the last day of term, students from Pre-Primary to Year 9 will celebrate the Eucharist together in the gym at 9:00. Parent are most welcome to attend also.

 

Community Liturgy summary

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

SACRAMENT PROGRAM 2020

Do you have a child currently in Year 2, 3 or 5? Next year the children will be respectively preparing for the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation. While the students will learn the appropriate content in their Religion classes, they celebrate the sacraments with their family in their parishes. 

 

The archdiocesan Sacrament Policy is ‘family-focused, parish-based, Catholic school supported’, so it is the right of the parents to enrol their child in a parish program – usually, but not necessarily the parish closest to home.  Some of our local parishes have begun the enrolment process.

 

Please see here for schedules and other information which has been supplied by parishes. 

website: http://www.johnxxiii.edu.au/view/parent-resources/parish 

 

If you have any further queries please contact Mary-Anne Lumley: mary-anne.lumley@cew.edu.au

Parish Connections

Advent begins this Sunday. Some of our local parishes warmly invite families to enter into this season with some special celebrations.  Please refer to details below.

 

GOOD NEWS for the 1st Sunday in Advent

The Lord is coming when we least expect.
Matthew 24:37-44

 

The reflection for this Sunday’s Gospel is from 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.

 

‘Night and Day’ is the dominant image presented to us in the readings for this Sunday, the beginning of Advent. The season of Advent is for the Church the time just before the dawn of Christmas, when the fullness of God's love took human flesh in Jesus.

 

The moments before dawn are often special: cities are still, the air is damp, noise is at a minimum and, at least on clear days, there is an anticipation of the sun bursting forth into daylight. No wonder Paul and Matthew found it such a rich metaphor for the coming of Christ.

 

… Being in the light is not just about what we see, it is about what we do. St Ignatius Loyola often spoke about the things we keep buried in the dark. For Ignatius the experience we won't speak about, the sins we won't confess and the memories we suppress are the signs of the bad spirit. They gain an inordinate power over us and we displace a lot of energy keeping them buried in the dark. Ignatius always saw the hand of the good spirit when these things came into the light. Every time someone says to me, ‘Father, I've never told anyone this before, but I want to talk about it now…’ I thank God that the good spirit is alive and active. St Ignatius encourages us to be alert to all the ways we con ourselves that keeping secrets hidden in the dark is a necessary or acceptable way to live.

 

May this Advent be the season in which we bring to consciousness all the things that stop us from being fully alive and basking in the light.

 

In the words of a hymn by Marty Haugen[1]

You shall be the path that guides us, you the light that in us burns;

Shining deep within all people, yours the love that we must learn,

For our hearts shall wander restless, 'til they safe to you return;

Finding you in one another, we shall all your face discern.

May our preparation for Christmas confirm us in the truth of Haugen's words about Jesus Christ and humanity.

 

© Richard Leonard

 

[1] God of Day and God of Darkness (© 1984, 1995, published by GIA Inc.) by American lyricist and composer, Marty Haugen. 

 

Family Zone & Cyber Safety

Download Family Zone 

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

 

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

 

 

Family Zone Webinar recordings

For those that were unable to make the Family Zone webinars, we have recorded both sessions for you to view in your own time, and they are available here: https://www.familyzone.com/johnxxiii-wa

 Webinar topics are:

  • Getting Started with Family Zone 
  • Advanced with Family Zone

 

Health

Vision

Good vision is essential for a child to reach their full potential. Vision problems can severely impact on a child’s educational, physical and social development. Protecting a child’s vision includes being aware of the symptoms that indicate an immediate problem as well as putting in place preventative measures. Through regular eye examinations and protecting a child’s eyes from harmful UV rays you are helping to prevent diseases that if undetected can lead to vision impairment.

Any one of the following may indicate a child is experiencing a vision problem or irritation.

Appearance of the eyes:

  • One eye turns in or out while the other points straight ahead
  • Eyes blink frequently
  • Eyes frequently red
  • Eyes water
  • Eyes very sensitive to light
  • Eyes screwed up while the child is watching television

Behavioural signs:

  • Holds a book very close to read it                                    
  • Loses place while reading
  • Cannot concentrate for any length of time
  • Positions head strangely when reading
  • Rubs eyes frequently
  • Sits very close to the television
  • Writes crookedly with poor spacing
  • Leaves out or confuses words when reading
  • Tilts head noticeably when looking at things
  • Covers or closes on eye when reading
  • Does not recognise familiar people in the distance
  • Complains of headaches
  • Complains of blurred vision
  • Complains of seeing double images
  • Complains of eyes burning or itching

If a Primary school parent or teacher has a concern about a child’s vision or eyes, the Community Health Nurse will do referral vision checks as required. Please contact Health Centre or consult your Doctor.

 

Jenny Hill

College Nurse

 

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.

 

Canteen

End of Term

The canteen will start to run down certain slow moving, food items, in preparation for year end.  We will make them unavailable on the online ordering system. If a product is ordered that is not available we will substitute for a similar product, taking special dietary requirements into consideration. You are very welcome to get in touch with Dianne Combrink on 9383 0424 if you have any queries.

 

We thank you in advance for your understanding.

Term 4 Summer Menu 2019

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

 

Canteen opening hours

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

Ordering online

How to get started:

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

How to activate your Smart Rider card:

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

Uniform Shop

During the Term  we are open the following hours:

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

The Uniform Shop closes for the year on Friday 6 December at 11:45am.

 

The Uniform shop will re-open on Monday 13 January on our usual days and times. It will however be closed on Monday 27 January for the public holiday.

Second-hand uniforms

We will be accepting second-hand items from January 13 onwards next year.

 

Parents' Association

Thank you to all the parents and staff that attended our Term Four Parents’ Association Annual General Meeting.

 

We are pleased to announce that the two funding proposals below were unanimously passed: 

  • $1.449 for a trial registration for the whole College community to Sustainable Schools Shop for 2020; and 
  • $10,000 contribution towards the Mary Ward outdoor space upgrade.

We are also pleased to present your 2020 Parents’ Association Committee:

  • President: Paula Hackett
  • Vice President Male: Simon Fracaro
  • Vice President Female: Lisha D’Souza
  • Secretary: Olivia Watson
  • Treasurer: Matt Edmondson
  • General Members: Kerry Tudori and Caroline di Costa

A huge thank you to outgoing President Simon Fracaro for his many years as President - his thoughtful, empathetic and respectful direction of discussions has ensured the meetings under his tenure have consistently been both both enjoyable, incisive and productive. Catherine Anderson-King is retiring as General Member and we would like to thank her for her thoughtful and relevant prayers over the many years of her service. We would also like to thank retiring Vice Presidents Sharon Aquino and Jason Waller for their time and effort during their tenure, and General Members Lucette Quinlan and Celia Gardner for their services to the Association. 

 

A Committee is only as good as its membership and we have been very lucky to have such an excellent calibre of members in 2019. 

 

2019 Parents’ Association Committee

John XXIII College Alumni 

ALUMNI Events & Reunions

50 Year Class 1969 Loreto Nedlands

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

Community Notices

Fr Thomas Phelan Adoration Chapel
Holy Spirit Parish, City Beach

Please feel free to pop into the Holy Spirit chapel at any time if it is open.  If you have special intentions you need prayers for please write a card and put it in the box on the altar.

 

If you would like to take up a regular hour, as the are regural adoration hours available for those wishing to volunteer please contact Lisa Hogg on 0419 923 420 or Linda in the Parish office. 

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