Newsletter

08 November 2019
Issue Thirty-three

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
Volunteers' Thank You
Secondary
Around The Primary
Sport
Music - Week 33
Drama
Liturgy
Rowing Club
Family Zone & Cyber Safety
Health
College Charter Bus
Canteen
Uniform Shop
Parents' Association
  Inigo Parent Talks
John XXIII College Alumni 
Community Notices
John XXIII College
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Mount Claremont, Western Australia, 6010
AU

From the Principal

A changing sporting landscape

‘Back in my day I played cricket in the summer and football in the winter...’

 

I try and avoid ‘back in my day’ statements as they are unlikely to be received well either at school or in my own family! However, there is little doubt that attitudes to traditional sport and leisure activities are changing.

 

In my previous interstate school, I sometimes felt I was running a sporting academy. There were endless sporting opportunities and a proliferation of scholarships for students at my school and other schools. The competition was elite and it sometimes seemed that ‘fast legs’ and athletic prowess were prioritised.

 

At John XXIII College we have a far better balance of activities for our students. However, we are certainly very keen to reflect on our offerings and work on meeting the needs of our students. The Northern Area Schools (NAS) competition has recently conducted a survey of a random selection of students from the five schools to ascertain their thoughts on our existing competitions. I have received a draft of the report and its recommendations suggest a re-think of our offerings. I look forward to sharing insights after we have had the opportunity to discuss findings within our community and with Heads of Sport and Principals of the other schools.

 

I like that our NAS sport is participation based. I have also enjoyed the growth in our Rowing program from 50 Rowers to nearly 200 over the past three years. Our John XXIII Netball Club provided 35 teams this year. It is another strong sport well supported by our students, families and the College. At this year’s Secondary Sport Award Night, a video was played acknowledging and congratulating our students who have achieved at State or national level in their chosen sports. Most of the training for these pursuits happens through sporting clubs and associations as distinct from the school. That is how it should be!

 

As students move from Primary to Secondary schooling there can be a reduced tendency for some students to be active during the school day. We need to look at how this can change. It may not be a case of adding more teams but examining creative ways our students can remain healthy through a combination of structured and unstructured activities.

 

‘Back in my day, lunchtime was my favourite period.’ It still is... I love wandering the school during break times and interacting with our students and staff. It has the added health benefit of achieving 10,000 steps per day. On returning to my office, it is also amazing how challenging issues become less challenging and I can attend to tasks more efficiently. The benefits of a healthy mind and body are apparent for all members of our community.

 

Robert Henderson

Principal

Volunteers' Thank You

If you volunteered to help with this year's College events, whether parent or student focused, in any way large or small, we want to say thank you.

 

Every volunteer is invited to this fun event at Acqua Viva Event Centre, on the jetty at the river end of Broadway in Nedlands.

 

Enjoy some drinks and hors d'oeuvres on us while you take in the sparkling views across the Swan!

  • DATE: Thursday 14 November 2019 at 6:30pm
  • VENUE: Acqua Viva Event Centre, Jetty at the river end of Broadway, Nedlands
  • RSVP: Friday 8 November https://www.trybooking.com/567956 

Secondary

Pilgrimage Program 2019

Four Pilgrimage groups departed to Timor-Leste, India, Cambodia and the Northern Territory. They were inspired by the words of Pope Francis to 'de-naturalise' extreme poverty and to look deeper to see the human face to encounter the life of 'another'. It is being with the 'other' that we may see the face of Christ. Discover the beauty and power of John XXIII College Pilgrimage Program.

 

Visual Arts news

Congratulations to Sashi Tandon (Year 12) for winning the People’s Choice Award for her artwork Fire and Ice at this year’s Visual Arts Exhibition.

 

Jacinta Douglas (Year 7) was also recognised at the Secondary Assembly for achieving first prize in the College Art Competition for her artwork Ocean Landscape.

 

Louise Hoy
Coordinator Visual Arts

Parents' Association Liason 2020

It’s that time of year when the current coordinators vacate their positions and we seek new year group coordinators and we are therefore seeking new parents to take on these coordinators roles.

 

The role can easily be undertaken by a team of 2-4. It will only require 3-5 hours a term of your time in total.

 

I know you've heard it before,  it is really fun and doesn't take much effort. All you have to do is organise morning coffee dates and two adult functions throughout the year - normally mid-year and one at the end of year. Roster sheets for canteen duty, staff morning teas and anything else the school requires are prepared for you and all you have to do is place them out the front of the lecture hall in February on the night of your relevant parent information night, and send out reminders throughout the year.

 

On Friday 6 December,  we have scheduled a Welcome Lunch for all new 2020 coordinators.

 

I am always available and happy to take phone calls from anyone that needs my assistance along the way. Ric Del Pizzo our College contact has an open door policy and is always available for any matters that coordinators need help with throughout the year.

 

We have a fabulous website for coordinators that contains a toolkit with all the information you need to do the job. There are schedules, calendars and lists of functions by year Group, all precedents are in place, everything is well organised, even templates to aid you in requesting volunteers at the beginning of the year.

 

So please, grab a friend and have a go. It is a very rewarding experience and I can guarantee you will have a great time!

 

If you have any questions do not hesitate to call me on my mobile 0419 886 722 or email sharon@aquino.com.au

 

Sharon Aquino

Secondary Convenor

John XXIII Christmas Appeal

Please donate generously to the John XXIII College Shopfront Christmas appeal.

Please bring in money and/or items from the list below to provide the visitors at Shopfront with a Christmas meal and gift bag. Items need to be donated by Wednesday 13 November.

The following items are needed for the  male/female Gift Bags (please note, smaller sizes are more useful):

General Items Food Items
Razors, shaving cream
Soap
Body wash
Shampoo
Conditioner
Toothpaste 
Toothbrush
Ladies Razors
Hand cream
Make-up
Make-up bag
Cleansing wipes
Moisturiser
Sunscreen
Body lotion 
Comb,  Brush
Sm pkt Tissues
Deodorant
Body lotion 
Nail polish
Underwear
Socks
Caps, Hats, Sunglasses
Torch and batteries
Packet Biscuits
Lollies    
Toffees    
Shortbread
Fruit Jellies
Mini Fruit Cake
Mini Christmas Pudding
Pkt Nuts    
Pkt  Dried Fruit
Pretzels    
Chips    
Christmas chocolates
Christmas lollies

Around The Primary

Dear Parents

Our Assembly today was a wonderful celebration of learning. Firstly, the 3B students under the guidance of Mr Fromm, confidently shared their knowledge of poetry in creative ways. In addition to this, was a beautiful performance by the Wanju Voices of a song called 'Fill Your Life with Music'. This was a great opportunity for the choir to share their joy of singing and showcase the skills they have developed with Mrs Haydon.  Well done to all involved!

 

 

The Junior Primary Athletics Carnival was a great success on Thursday. We were greeted with perfect weather and a tremendous turnout of parents and grandparents to cheer the students along.

 

All the children should be very proud of their efforts. While there were some standout performances, it was clear that every student was trying their very best. There were also many acts of great sportsmanship, with students shaking each other’s hands after events and patting each other on the back.

 

We are always very proud of student effort and achievement, however even more importantly, we celebrate our children’s growing understanding of what it means to be part of a team; of representing their House by showing good sportsmanship; being gracious in defeat and by celebrating the success of others.

 

A sincere thank you to Mr Williams for coordinating this wonderful event, all staff for their hard work on the day and to all families who were able to attend.

 

Enjoy the warm weather this weekend!

 

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

Joshua D’Alessandro

Karl Da Costa

Farrah Finn

Grace Jennings

Ciara Shane

PPG

Rachel Bradock

Grace Michalka

Naomi Nikoloski

Georgia Perera

 

1B

Asha Bowers

Charlie Young

 

 

 

1G

Pearl Bovell

Mason Rogers

Felix Tonich

 

 

2B

Cooper Dziubak

Daniel Maginn

Munesu Marerwa

Cailin McNamara

 

2G

Samuel Byrnes

Harmony Godwin

Elliot Hurley

Anna Janssen

Alexis Tonkin

3B

Mia Conway

Matteo Desiati

Georgia Walsh

 

 

3G

Kye Bishop

Evelyn Jackson

 

 

 

4B

Jake Fleay

Maximus Tonich

Amber Vujcich

 

 

4G

Sam Gooch

Jesse Gourdis

Sasha Watt

 

 

5B

Jasper Bailey

Catherine Gazia

Liam Ptolomey

 

 

5G

Jonathon Rintoul

Nicholas Skerratt

 

 

 

6B

Isabella Desiati

Daisy Fethers

Liam Pietrzak

 

 

6G

Mark Bontempo

Olivia Gardner

Amelia Hennessy

Violet Worner

 

 

Dates to Remember

Monday 11 November

Remembrance Day

 

Parents’ Association Meeting AGM (TMEC 7:00pm)

Tuesday 12 November

Reconciliation Year 4G, 5G, 6G

Wednesday 13 November

Year 3 Excursion Hyogo Prefectural Cultural Centre

Thursday 14 November

Year 6 IPSHA Touch Rugby Carnival

 

Volunteer Thank you Evening 6:30pm

Friday 15 November

Year 5 Excursion Scitech

 

 

Please check the College Website for Term 4 to note all the important Primary school events for your family calendar. http://www.johnxxiii.edu.au/view/for-parents/calendars

Christmas Appeal

Every year, the St Vincent De Paul society run a Christmas appeal to assist families in need during the festive season.

 

We are hoping the John XXIII community can contribute by providing hamper items for these families.  Each year level has been allocated specific items to collect, please refer to the link below for year group allocations.

 

All hamper items can be placed in the basket in your child’s classroom from

Monday 11 November to Wednesday 27 November.

 

Thank you for your generous support.

 

2020 Booklist Information

Booklist orders for Year 1 to Year 4 will follow a new bulk order system in 2020.  This system will enable students to have everything they need for the first day and ensure all students have the same equipment as their classmates.

 

Our new Booklist provider for 2020 is Ziggies Educational Supplies.

 

How does the Bulk Order system work?

Teachers complete a bulk order list for their year level that will provide all the equipment each student will need for the year.  For instance, if a student fills an exercise book then a new book will be provided.  Parents will not need to purchase any extra stationery.  The only time parents will be required to buy supplies will be if their child intentionally damages any equipment or regularly misplaces supplies. 

 

How does this help children and teachers?

Firstly, every student will have exactly the same materials.  Students will not feel left out if they do not have the correct materials or the latest trendy pencil case etc.  Teachers are guaranteed that every book and stationery item is correct and it will be available in class for the first day of 2020. 

 

This bulk order option will also be a more cost-effective option for parents, as well as, offering an easier method for teachers to organise resources ahead of time.

It is important to note that this Bulk Order cost will be added to the 2020 School Fees.

 

Booklists in Years 5 and 6

Our original process will continue for Year 5 and 6 with booklists orders being completed and payment being made directly to Ziggies Educational Supplies. 

 

Sport Update

What a fantastic day full of colour, smiles and cheering!  It was so wonderful to see all the Kindy, Pre-Primary, Year 1 and Year 2 children trying their very best, participating in the Carnival.  There were lots of events for the students to partake in, including sprints, hurdles, a distance race and team games and I think it’s safe to say there were a lot of exhausted children by the end of the day!

 

A special thank you to all the staff, Year 6 House Captains and to all the parents who took part in a race. 

 

 

Pre-Primary to Year 3 Swimming Timetable

Year Level

Lesson Time

Bus Departure Time to Pool

Year 3

12:15pm to 12:55pm

12:05pm

Year 2

12:55pm to 1:35pm

12:45pm

Pre-Primary

1:35pm to 2:15pm

1:25pm

Year 1

2:15pm to 2:55pm

2:05pm

 

A final reminder to get your swimming forms into your class teachers as soon as possible.   These are due by 13 November.

 

Mr Williams

Primary Sports Coordinator 

 

Car Park Courtesy 

The final Year 12 examinations will continue until Friday 15 November.  They are held in the Thomas More Exhibition Centre from 9:00am to 12:10pm and from 2:00pm to 5:10pm.

 

As such the College community are asked to be mindful of the noise in the TMEC car park, including tooting horns, car doors slamming and 'calling out'. It is a great opportunity to demonstrate our support of the graduating students through our actions in the car park.

Sport

Dockers Cup

On Thursday 7 November our girls took to the AFL fields to compete in the 2019 Dockers Cup Competition. Both our Years 7 and 8/9 team have trained hard over the past few weeks in preparation for this one-day lightning carnival. The day provided opportunities for they girls to play football in a safe and fun environment as well as enhance their AFL skills.

 

Both of our teams played extremely well, especially our Years 8/9 winning 4 of their 5 matches. Thank you to Mr Ciaran Gallagher, Miss Ruth O’Donnell and Mr Conor Moldrich for supervising and coaching our girls on the day.

 

 

Music - Week 33

Year 8 Recital Night – Wednesday 13 November

Held in the GBLT from 7:00pm, we invite you to enjoy the Year 8 Recital Night! Featuring performances from a talented group of instrumentalists and singers, we are excited to showcase this talented cohort to any parents, friends and peers who would like to attend.

Year 7 Recital Night – Wednesday 20 November

Applications for the Year 7 Recital Night on Wednesday 20 November are now available through tutors and the Music Office. This performance opportunity is open to any Year 7s who undertake vocal or instrumental lessons, with applications due Friday 15 November.

Montgomery Hall Concert - Tuesday 26 November

This year, the traditional Christmas Band and Chamber Orchestra Christmas Concerts will be held in the amazing Montgomery Hall on Tuesday 26 November, from 3:30pm. Parents and friends are invited to attend this free concert and, to bring a plate of afternoon tea to share, following the concert. Further details will be emailed to ensembles in coming weeks.

Drama

Coming soon in Drama

  • Year 9 Drama Night,  Best of British
    Thursday 14 November, 7:00pm, Roncalli Hall
     
  • Year 10 Drama Night, All Sorts
    Tuesday 26 November, 7:00pm, Roncalli Hall
     
  • 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

 

Liturgy

Community Liturgy

Thanks to the many past students, relatives of past students and friends of past students who gathered for this morning’s liturgy, where we especially remembered and prayed for College Alumni who have died. 

Next Friday’s liturgy will be prepared by Year 7.  Year 7 students and their families are warmly encourage to attend – as are all students, families and friends in our College community. 

 

Community Liturgy summary

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

Parish Connections

Preparations for the seasons of Advent and Christmas have begun in most parishes.  This year the four-week church season of Advent actually begins on 1 December. 

 

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

 

GOOD NEWS in the month of November

The Feast of All Souls is 2 November. The Church sets aside the month of November to especially remember and pray for our loved ones who have died.

 

This week’s reflection, for the Feast of all souls, is from Father Andrew Hamilton SJ. Father Andy is a Jesuit, a theologian, a writer and, among his many other roles, the Media Officer for Jesuit Social Services.

 

All Souls Day is an intensely personal celebration. When we die, we die alone, and the day reminds us of our own mortality. It also calls to mind the members of our own families and our friends who have died. For many people it is a day for visiting the graves of people whom we love.

 

It is also an important day for reflecting on society. All Souls Day reminds us that each human being, no matter how insignificant or reviled, is precious in God’s sight - valued and loved so much that the Son of God died with and for them. As we remember the people on whose lives our own have rested we affirm their value. The respect we show to them encourages us to show equal respect to people still living. All Souls Day asserts that the value of human beings is not cancelled in their death, and that the value of the living cannot be measured by their wealth or success, but by their simple humanity.

 

This insight underlies all the institutions of a decent society – the treatment of prisoners in gaols, children in schools, the mentally and physically ill in hospitals, people who are unemployed in the welfare system and strangers in our immigration protocols. Living people can never be treated as a burden or a cost, just as the bodies of people who have died cannot decently be treated as rubbish or their memories ridiculed.

 

All Souls Day also reminds us that the network of relationships that form our world are not simply those that link us to the living and the present. Our world and our lives depend also on our ancestors, on the wisdom that they gathered and that we have preserved, and on our respect for their wisdom in our own institutions and communities. The past lives on our world.

 

The attention and the importance that we give to the dead colour the way we see our work and our responsibilities in our present. Respect for people who have gone before us encourages us to see our world as a gift that is entrusted to us to nurture, and not something simply to be used, exploited and altered as we please.  The memory of the dead leads us to gratitude for the way in which they have shaped our lives and possibilities. It also encourages gratitude for the world in which we are part. This gives depth and ballast to the way in which we live.

If All Souls Day speaks of the present as well as the past, it also points us to the future. When we are grateful for what we have inherited from the dead ancestors we also begin to wonder about our children and what kind of a world and what kind of attitudes we shall entrust to them. As we meditate on the death and gift of those who have gone before us we naturally focus on what matters most deeply.  It gives breadth and depth to the way in which we see our world.

 

When we consider our world through the lens of death, gift, gratitude and respect, we naturally turn to our relationship with the natural world. It is in the way we relate to our environment and the priorities we establish there that the world we leave to our descendants will be shaped. On All Souls Day we are strengthened to consider matters of life and death, including the possible death of human life as we have known it if we do not care for it.

 

Finally, All Souls Day is ultimately about celebrating life.  We know this at Jesuit Social Services where we grieve so many vulnerable people who have died too young, but whose resilience and desire to live fully we have admired. Their death strengthens our commitment to encourage life in the people whom we serve.

 

© Andrew Hamilton SJ

Rowing Club

Rowing Club AGM

The Annual General Meeting  has been changed to Monday 18 November in the Circle of Friends Café.  We will call for nominations to committee positions prior to this meeting.

 

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

What kind of digital parent are you?

In the good old days - like 10 years ago - it was still possible to manage screen-time by imposing rigid limits. 

 

For today’s families, that strategy - experts call it “gatekeeping” - is increasingly unworkable, as the boundaries between the online world and the offline world continue to blur. 

 

For all but the littlest children, our screens are now essential to the way we live our lives - from the moment we wake up and check the weather to the time we climb into bed and say night-night to our notifications.

 

As much as we might like to turn back the hands of time (to use a metaphor our kids may never fully understand …), our children are growing up in always-connected world where distractions - - and potential online dangers - are only ever a click away.

 

The importance of mentoring

Sure, limiting screen-time is a no-brainer for responsible mums and dads. Because, let’s be real, without some strong gatekeeping, our kids might never make eye contact again.

 

But being a great digital parent is about so much more than blocking access. It’s about teaching kids to use screens wisely and well. To find balance. To develop critical skills. To value effort and growth. To practice kindness. 

Being a great digital parent is about so much more than blocking access. It’s about teaching kids to use screens wisely and well.

And gaming, believe it or not, is a perfect case in point, say experts. You can turn your child’s love of computer games into a moral issue - a flashpoint for finger-wagging and threats. But by doing so, what are you actually teaching them?

 

“We see time and time again that parents aren’t engaged in the kind of mentoring and guidance around video games that they do for other parts of kids’ play and growing up and friendship relationships,” observes University of California researcher Mimi Ito.

 

What games can teach your child

Think about it this way, she suggests. You know how important it is to read to your child. You know how much more your child is getting out of that storytime beyond the story itself. Well, playing video games alongside your child is no different.

 

That’s what being a “media mentor” is all about, explains Anya Kamenetz, author of The Art of Screentime. “When you are sharing media time with your kids, you’re giving them the chance to better understand the messages they are coming across.

 

“You can learn social and emotional skills from this, just as you would from a story.”

 

Think about resilience, for example. With the proper guidance, gaming can teach kids to persist when the going gets tough. It can teach the value of practice making perfect - and underscore the importance of failure as a necessary step in the learning and growing process.

 

 

Mentoring also means limit-setting

Does being a media mentor mean always saying “yes” to screen-time? Absolutely not. That’s not being a mentor - that’s being a pushover.

 

Nor does it mean kids should never be allowed to be online on their own. Of course this is going to happen - and in today’s busy families, it might even happen pretty frequently.

 

The important thing, experts stress, is what happens next. 

They recommend asking questions to encourage conversation - simple things like

  • “What do you like about this?”
  • “What bits were confusing?”
  • “What seems annoying or creepy about it?”

Media mentoring for older kids and teens may not involve actually playing games alongside them.

Being an interested observer or even a cheerleader - rather than rolling your eyes or making sarcastic comments - is probably sufficient, and may even encourage self-regulation.

 

After all, we all know how counter-suggestible - aka bloody-minded - teens can be!

 

Mentors are also role-models

Another part of being a media mentor, says Kamenetz, is role-modelling. Are you constantly falling into the blackhole of your Facebook or Instagram feed? Are you checking notifications on your phone while your kids are trying to talk to you?

 

If so, you’re also teaching them a lesson: in this case “that that's an OK way to treat your family members. 

 

“On the other hand, on the positive side, most of us use technology in the course of our work, our personal passions to learn about the world, to discover new music, to keep in touch with friends and family. And those are all positive things that we can share with our kids as well.”

Health

Gastroenteritis awareness

 

Please note there have been some students presenting with Gastroenteritis symptoms.

 

Symptoms can include: nausea and/or vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain/cramps, fever, generally feeling unwell, including tiredness and body aches. It is important to practice good hand hygiene and your child must be free from vomiting and diarrhoea for 48 hours before returning to school.

If you are concerned please consult your Doctor.

 

Gastroenteritis fact sheet attached for your information from Department of Health.

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

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.

Please bring your secondhand items in before this date. Following this date, we will not be accepting any more secondhand items until mid March 2020.

 

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.

Parents' Association

John XXIII Parents’ Association
Term Four Meeting and AGM

The Parents’ Association meeting for Term Four will be held from 7:00 pm-8:00pm next Monday 11 November in the Thomas More Exhibition Centre, along with our AGM for 2019. 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.

Office Bearers for 2020 will be elected at this meeting and we will be voting on the following two funding proposals:

  • Sustainable Schools Shop Registration Funding Application: $1,449
  • Mary Ward Playground Upgrade Funding Application: $10,000

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

50 Year Class 1969 Loreto Claremont Reunion 

  • Saturday 9 November at 12:00pm
  • Circle of Friends Cafe, John XXIII College

50 Year Class 1969 Loreto Nedlands

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

Community Notices

 

Newsletter
Junior Primary Athletic Carnival Schedule.pdf
St Vincent De Paul Christmas Appeal.pdf
concussion scat5 tool.pdf
gastroenteritis-fact-sheet.pdf
gastroenteritis-fact-sheet.pdf
191002_JTC079_Charter Bus Flyer_A4_Single Pages_V7 (ALT)_LR.pdf
191107_JTC079_Charter Bus Flyer_A4_Single Pages_V8_LR.pdf
191108_JTC079_Charter Bus Flyer_A4_Single Pages_V8.1_LR.pdf
Term 4 Summer 2019 Menu.pdf
lgnatian induction program.pdf
pa-funding-guidelines-2015.pdf
CRICKET rep team players Flyer.pdf