Newsletter

08 February 2019
Issue One
From the Principal
Around The Primary
Secondary
Music - Week 1
Magis
Sport
Netball Club
Pathways and Transition
Family Zone & Cyber Safety
Liturgy
Health
Parents' Association
College Charter Bus
Canteen
Uniform Shop
  Inigo Parent Talks
John XXIII College Alumni 
Community Notices
John XXIII College
(08) 9383 0400
Mooro Drive
Mount Claremont, Western Australia, 6010
AU

From the Principal

Welcome to the new year

There is always a tinge of excitement and possibly some apprehension as the new school year begins.

 

This year we welcome 220 new students for the very first time. I wish them an enjoyable and rewarding association with our College.

 

I also especially welcome the following new members of staff joining our community:

  • Mrs Kalo Bell, Assistant Deputy Principal Year 8
  • Ms Sheleen Davis, Psychologist
  • Miss Kirralee Dawson, English
  • Mr Robert Di Giallonardo, Years 8-12 Media/Year 7 English and HASS
  • Miss Laura Furse, Drama
  • Mr Thomas Hooker, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Ms Samantha Hurley, Psychologist 
  • Mrs Katie Imhoff, Head of Mary Ward
  • Mr James McLaughlin, Assistant Deputy Principal Year 11
  • Ms Debra Needham, Mathematics
  • Miss Jessica Pillera, Physical Education
  • Miss Grace Westlake, Science
  • Mr Joel Wynn, Head of Pathways and Transition

I enjoyed greeting our new staff and students at our opening Mass and secondary school assembly this week. It was significant that our initial whole schooling gathering was a Mass acknowledging the centrality of our faith as a Catholic school.

 

I wish all our students, staff and families well for a wonderful 2019.

 

Parent Information Evenings

This week I had the pleasure of briefly visiting Primary School classrooms and attended year level assemblies in all secondary year levels. It was great to see our young people enthusiastically and cheerfully beginning the next phase of their educational journey.

 

Our Parent Information evenings have commenced and, as always, they have been very well attended. Like a good orchestra, our College works best when all components work together to create the best possible learning environment for our students.  I look forward to meeting more parents in the upcoming weeks.

 

Robert Henderson

Principal

Around The Primary

OUR COLLEGE PRAYER

Lord, you gave our founders a sense of vision and action.

As members of the John XXIII College Community, we pray for:

Competence to do our work well

Conscience to live in truth

Compassion to open our hearts to those in need, and

Commitment to respond to God at all times.

 

May our happiness come from the joy of serving others.

As we plan for tomorrow and live our lives today, may we seek justice.

 

Pope John XXIII                 Pray for us

Ignatius of Loyola             Pray for us

Mary Ward                         Pray for us

 

 

Dear Parents

Welcome back to the new school year!

 

We have had a very smooth and settled start to the term and staff have thoroughly enjoyed hearing about the children’s holiday adventures. It has been great to see lots of healthy lunchbox options and to watch happy children catching up with their friends. The students have been very positive and keen to engage in class learning programs.

 

Fun Family Picnic

All families are warmly invited to our Annual Family Picnic on Saturday, 23 February on the Primary oval. We really hope to see as many of you as we can for a relaxing family evening. Hospitality is so important in our community and we encourage everyone to reach out to one another in friendship, particularly to new families to our school at this special event.

 

Parent Information Evenings

This is also a great opportunity to come together as a community and receive all the information you need for your children to have a really great start to the year.

All Parent Information Meetings will take place in the classrooms.

 

Monday 18 February

Year 1 – 6pm

Year 2 – 6pm

Year 3 – 7pm

Tuesday 19 February

Year 4 – 6pm

Year 5 – 6pm

Year 6 – 7pm

 

For any parents who may be feeling a little anxious for themselves and/or their children, please trust us.  Your children are in very good and experienced hands and we are here to support all families.  Please do not hesitate to contact myself or come into the front office if you have a question or concern.

 

The staff and I are looking forward to a productive and fun year with your delightful children.

 

Kind regards, 

 

Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary

 

As this is the first newsletter of the year, it is timely to remind our Primary community of the following important requests: -

  • Please make sure your children arrive at school on time.
  • Please send children to school in the correct uniform, with appropriate hair-styles.
  • Please read emails and newsletters.
  • Please let us know if any of your contact details have changed.
  • Please inform us of your child’s absence from school.

 

Attendance

Schools are obligated to contact parents of children who have not arrived at school by the start of the school day and for whom we have no explanation of absence.  This as you can imagine is a labour-intensive exercise.  Parents can assist us by making sure we are informed of all absences by 8.30 am.  Primary Absentees may be reported by emailing [email protected]  All emails will be forwarded to the classroom teacher. 

 

We understand that at times your child may be late for school for a variety of reasons.  Parents need to bring their children to the office if they arrive after 9.00 am.  Latecomers cannot go directly to the classroom after the bell – they must visit the office first.  These latecomers will be marked absent unless the school is notified. 

 

Appointments

Students required to leave the school grounds to attend appointments must be signed out at Administration by a Parent/Guardian and obtain a green slip (not returning for the day) or pink slip (returning to school) which is to be handed to the teacher.  Teachers will not be able to release students to a Parent/Guardian unless they have been given a slip.

 

If your child has a recurring OT or Speech appointment please send an email to [email protected] advising of the date/time of the appointment.     

It is important to note, that if your child is receiving extra tutoring, these sessions need to be booked before school, lunch-time or after-school.

 

Supervision

Primary students should be at school 10 minutes prior to the commencement of the school day.  PrePrimary – Year 6 classroom doors will be open from 8.35 am each day. Outside supervision is available from 8.15 am. 

 

No supervision is provided before 8.15 am and after 3.30 pm.  Primary students are not permitted to play on any play equipment before or after school.  All gates will be locked at the end of the school day. 

 

It is also important to note the all PreKindy, Kindy and PrePrimary children must be collected by an adult at the end of their session.

 

Drop Off and Pick Up

Students from Year One to Year Three are encouraged to use the ‘loop’ off Mooro Drive for drop off and pick up.  Families are issued with a ‘Family Name’ sign, which is to be attached to the visor and be clearly visible to enable staff on duty to efficiently identify family cars.  Please email Tracey McGann in Administration [email protected] to obtain additional cards.

 

Students from Year Four and above are required to use the Main Car Park (entry off John XXIII Avenue) for drop off and pick up (unless they have a sibling in Years 1-3).

 

Any students remaining at school after 3.30 pm will stay in Front Administration until they are collected. Parents will then need to park their car and come and collect their children from Administration.

 

Visitors Sign In

To fulfil our ‘duty of care’ requirements, all parent helpers and visitors are required to ‘sign-in’ using the iPads located in the front office or the Early Companions Centre. Although this procedure may appear a burden, the safety of our students is always of paramount importance.

 

Healthy Foods

As the staff have been on duty at recess and lunch time this week we have seen some fabulous examples of food that really gets children's brains ready for learning. Thank you to all the parents who have set their children up so well for a full day of learning by packing a healthy lunch box. As we are an ‘Allergy Aware’ school, please do not put any products containing nuts (including Nutella) in your child’s lunch box. We ask that you help us educate the children on the importance of not sharing food with other children and washing hands after eating.

 

 Special Request

We request that dogs not be brought into the Primary School.  Despite the very best behaviour of our furry friends, there are many children who remain frightened of dogs and we also have children that are allergic to dogs.

TERM DATES & CLOSURE DATES
 

Term 1                  4 February – 11 April
12 April                Pupil Free Day  (Parent/Student Interviews have been scheduled for this day)

Term 2                  30 April – 5 July

Term 3                  24 July – 27 September

Term 4                  15 October – 12 December
                                                          

Pupil Free Day (Catholic Day)    26 August

 

Dates to Remember Week 2  2019

Tuesday 12 February      Yrs 3-6 Swimming Training

Thursday 14 February   Wanju Voices 7:30am
                                                     Primary Singers 8:05am
                                                     Yrs 3-6 Swimming Training

Friday 15 February          Yrs 4-6 Swimming Trials
                                                     PAL Meeting 2:00pm (Exhibition Centre)

 

PRIMARY SCHOOL COUNSELLOR

I look forward to continuing my role as Primary Counsellor this year.  In this role I hope to compliment the work done by both parents and teachers in developing children’s social and emotional skills and resilience. My goal is to help children develop communication and problem solving skills that enable them to; establish healthy peer relationships, engage fully in school and reach their full potential. I also recognise that life can present sad and challenging situations and offer my intervention to help children cope with these difficulties and enable them to enjoy being children again . I know that it is not unusual to feel overwhelmed or worried about your child and you are welcome to contact me anytime for a chat, coming to see me does not have to be a last resort.  I am available at school, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and  in the morning on a Thursday. Pop in anytime to my office in the lower primary quadrangle or I can be contacted by phone on  

9383 0469 or by email:  [email protected] . The beginning of the year can be stressful for some children. Parenting ideas offers some useful advice in the article attached to help children cope with returning to school for anyone interested.

Anne Murphy
Primary Counsellor

 

 

Secondary

STEM Drone Club​

Towards the end of last year the STEM Drone Club was formed and interested students brought their own vehicles to fly on Wednesday mornings. I am pleased to announce that the Science Department has invested in a set of eight DJI Tello drones to support the club in its endeavours to cater for students interested in STEM.

The STEM Club had their first meeting on Wednesday with around 30 students attending. We hope to start the year off with students learning to fly the drones, using a downloaded app and learn their capabilities. Then next term the students will be assigned teams to work collaboratively to program the drones to fly in formation, with the hope of performing a choreographed display of precision flying at Science Week. It is our hope that the students will gain many skills including collaboration, programming, 3D spatial awareness and increased awareness of the uses of technology in society.

 

In future years we hope build and race our own drones, whilst still increasing our use of programming to control the drones.

 

The STEM Drone Club is open at all secondary students who are happy to commit time and energy to our program. Our next meeting will be next Wednesday in the Secondary Gymnasium at 7:15am.

 

Mr Damien Connellan & Mr Simon Carello

Music - Week 1

Welcome, everyone! Our musical year looks to get underway with sign-ups and auditions for ensembles, which offer opportunities for students of all ages and experiences. Please see below for details and contact the Music Office with any queries.

 

Chamber Orchestra – Year 7 and New Student Auditions

For any new students playing violin, viola, cello or double bass, auditions for Chamber Orchestra will be held on Wednesday 13 February from 7:00am in the MacKillop Room. Students are asked to sign-up in the Music Office for a time and, bring their instruments to play a short piece.

Treble Choir

All Year 7 – 9 students who love to sing are invited to join the Treble Choir. Auditions will be held on Wednesday 13 February from 3:30pm in the GBLT. Students should come prepared to sing a part of any song.

Wind and Concert Band – Year 7s and New Student Auditions

For any new students playing flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French Horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba or percussion, auditions for Wind and Concert Band are to be held on Thursday 14 February from 7:00am in the Performing Arts Centre. Students should bring their instruments and be prepared to play a short piece.

Wanju Voices

We invite all primary students who love singing to audition for Wanju Voices! Wanju Voices is open to students in Years 4 – 6, especially those who are interested in developing their part-singing and harmonies. Auditions for Wanju Voices will be held on Thursday 14 February at 7:30am in the GBLT, where interested students will be asked to sing a little of their favourite song.

Primary Singers

Anyone can sing and, any primary students who would like to are invited to join the Primary Singers! Open to students in Years 3 – 6, sign-ups for Primary Singers will be held on Thursday 14 February at 8:05am in the GBLT.

Concert Band Commencement

Please note that Concert Band commences rehearsing this Monday 11 February, from 7:00am in the Performing Arts Centre.

String Orchestra

String Orchestra is for all violin, viola and cello players in Years 4 – 6. No auditions are required – please contact the Music Department to enrol. All primary string students of the College are automatically included! Rehearsals will commence in Week 3, on Tuesdays from 7:15am in the MacKillop Room.

Music and Drama Calendars

For families who did not receive a Music and Drama calendar in the mail, please collect a copy from the Music Office.

 

Magis

The Magis Gifted and Talented Program for 2019 will see a mixture of exciting new ventures and consolidation and refinement of successful 2018 programs. We have an excellent  new committee of 24 Magis and Altiora students led by 2018 Year 11 Dux Rory Hewson, and will soon add four new Year 7’s to this organising team. We are also looking to expand the number of  Altiora students joining Magis. This strand of the program is to allow gifted students who may not have qualified for Magis via their testing in Primary School to join if their academic standards have been high. All Magis and Altiora students must put in their nomination forms by next week to qualify as an active member for all opportunities offered by the program. Whilst many Magis competitions such as WADL Debating and Space Camp are open to all students,  participation in many key Magis events such as da Vinci Decathlon and World Scholar’s Cup will be limited to those who are active Magis students and have completed their nomination form, the goal-setting and strategic plan for academic success, and at least one of the challenges such as academic spelling.

 

Organisation meetings for WADL  Interschool debating and Space Camp 2020 have taken place this week, and nomination forms distributed. Debating seminar arrangements are being finalised and the Information Night for Space Camp will be held at Corpus Christi College on February 28.  Major Magis events for semester one are listed on the attached calendar,  and by next week’s  arrangements should be finalised for three additional events with special seminar guest speakers for debating, Creative Edge Thinking at Curtin University (which our Year 12’s won last year), and a special ATAR Religion breakfast seminar on Secularism in Australia.

 

Already the first Magis event has actually taken place, with two of our Year 11 Magis or Altiora students, Alex Panther and Elisabeth Hughes attending Notre Dame University’s impressive Cultural Decoding Program held at the University over three days in the holidays. The girls are pictured with the program coordinator Dr Angela McCarthy.

 

Magis Memos will again be published each week to keep students up to date with the many opportunities the program offers, and celebrate student successes, and already three major Magis Handbooks are available either in hard copy or on-line: The Magis Handbook 2019, the Academic Resources Handbook, and the  Gifted and Talented Competitions handbook detailing most such competitions offered Australia-wide. Parents and students are invited to contact me if you have any questions regarding the Magis program or the opportunity to join via the Altiora strand.

 

Magis & Altiora Calendar

Term One

  • January 29-31 -  Cultural Decoding at NDA Uni
  • February 18 - Goal-Setting Strategic Plan due
  • February 20  - Academic Spelling Challenge
  • February 26  - Magis Breakfast Alpha Motivation
  • February 28 - Space Camp 2020 Meeting
  • March 8 - Debating Seminar
  • March 12 - WADL Debating begins
  • March 15-16 - Creative Writing Camp
  • March 30 - Creative Edge at Curtin Uni
  • April 2-3 - Da Vinci Decathlon at UWA
  • April 9  - Short Story Entries due

 

Term Two

May 1 - Magis Public Speaking Breakfast
May 6 - Magis Public Speaking Heats

May 10 - Julie Arliss G/T at St Hilda’s

May 14 - Magis Public Speaking Final (GBLT)

May 17-18 - World Scholar’s Cup Camp

May 23 - Mental Maths Challenge

May 31 - J1 World Scholar’s regionals SHC

June 12 - Magis Academic Knowledge

June 26 - Magis Awards & Personal Project Breakfast

Jim Miller

Gifted and Talented Coordinator

Sport

NAS (Northern Associated School) Sport

NAS trials are currently underway for Term 1, summer sports, from Years 7 to 12. A schedule of NAS trials can be viewed via the below pdf, or on the sport section of the College calendar. Once trials and teams are finalised students and parents will receive information, fixtures and venues for the term.

 

NAS fixtures begin week 4 on Monday February 25. Training will be organised by teacher in charge of the team. A draft copy of the fixtures will be published on the College website soon.

 

 

Swimming Training - Years 7 -12

Swimming training will commence on Wednesday February 13 from 7:00am - 7:50am at the College pool. Training is open to students of all ability levels. Training will continue on Monday, Wednesday and Friday until Monday March 25. No nomination to attend training is needed simply attend on the day(s) you can make it.

Cross Country Training Years 7 – 12

Cross Country training will commence on Thursday February 21 from 7:00am - 7:50am meeting in the College pavilion. Training is open to students of all ability levels. Training will continue on Tuesday and Thursday throughout Term 1 and into Term 2. No nomination to attend training is needed simply attend on the day(s) you can make it. Distances run vary from 4km to 7km depending on ability level.

John XXIII College New Zealand Rowing Tour

John XXIII College Rowing Club recently visited New Zealand to explore and train. What an amazing rowing travel experience allowing students the opportunity to enjoy the culture of rowing in New Zealand.

 

John XXIII College Sports

Sport is an integral part of life at the College, and we value sporting participation for students of all ability levels, developing fitness, skills, resilience, team spirit, as well as cooperation with team mates, coaches and opponents alike.

 

Netball Club

2019 Netball Registrations Open

The John XXIII College Netball Club is open for registrations for Secondary students until Friday 15 February and Alumni until 1 March 2019.

 

REGISTRATIONS

  • Players can register via the John XXIII Netball Club website  under the Information and Registration tab. 
  • Please ensure you answer all of the questions.
  • To complete the registration process you will need to pay online via credit card. So please have your Visa or MasterCard ready.
  • Please contact us via email: [email protected] if you need assistance.
  • Link to website: www.johnxxiiicnc.wa.netball.com.au 

COSTS

The cost is:

  • $235 for Primary School players.
  • $310 per Secondary player
  • $220 for Alumni players.
  • This fee covers all registrations, grading, insurance, umpiring, specialist training, fitness sessions, coaching, windup and equipment costs for the year.
  • As the Club is run by parent volunteers, there are no other costs passed on to parents.

 

GRADING

Dates and times for grading are available now on the website www.johnxxiiicnc.wa.netball.com.au  under the 2019 Season Information tab.

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

The girls are to wear their school sports uniforms to grading.

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

The John XXIII College Netball Club Grading Policy can be found on the Club website.

 

TRAINING

  • Training is a compulsory and integral part of playing Saturday netball.
  • A register of training attendance is kept.
  • All training is on the school netball courts next to the Year 7 block.


Years 7, 8 and 9 training is on Thursday afternoons from 3.30pm to 5.00pm, commencing on Thursday 28 March.

Years 10, 11 and 12 training is on Tuesday afternoons from 3.30pm to 5.00pm, commencing on Tuesday 26 March.

 

PRE-SEASON FITNESS

  • The Club runs a separate pre-season fitness program targeted specifically at improving the fitness and skills of players.
  • Interested girls are encouraged to attend.
  • No need to register, just turn up on the days that you can attend.
  • Pre-season fitness is on the oval in front of the netball courts from 7:00am-8:00am, on a Wednesday and Friday:
    • 13 & 15 February
    • 20 & 22 February
    • 27 February & 1 March
    • 6 & 8 March
  • The school canteen is open after morning training sessions to purchase breakfast, if required.

UNIFORMS

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

 

ANY QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us on [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

 

Remember that parent volunteers run the Netball Club and we have work commitments ourselves, so our responses are not immediate but usually within 48 hours.

We hope you enjoy the 2019 Netball season.

 

Michelle Paterson

Netball Club Registrar

Pathways and Transition

Welcome to the Pathways and Transitions page of the Newsletter. Preparing our learners for their next steps, whether that be university, a transition program or employment, is the key function of the team. Based next to the student reception the team provides a range of services for learners and parents from careers counselling, to supporting specialist external training programs, such as VET courses or work placements, which learners can complete as part of their program in Years 11 and 12.

 

Throughout the year key dates and events will be communicated through the Newsletter such as University and TAFE open days, and you can make an appointment using contact details below.

 

Joel Wynn

Head of Pathways and Transitions

[email protected]

(08) 9383 0416

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 https://www.familyzone.com/johnxxiii-wa

 

A heads-up on "text neck"

Written by Family Zone Team 

Australians spend more time looking at a screen than they do eating, commuting, exercising and getting ready for the day - combined. We spend more time on screens (averaging 9.4 hours daily) than we do sleeping (7.3 hours daily), according to recent data from Lonergan Research.

 

No prizes for guessing that our kids aren’t far behind. Children aged 6 to 13 are logging in over 43 hours a week - and that’s not counting the mounting hours spent on devices at school.

 

Quite apart from the social, cognitive and behavioural effects of our near-constant connectivity - including its still-uncharted impact on family life - are its consequences for our physical wellbeing.

In a nutshell, our love affair with screens is creating a pain in the neck - literally - for pretty much the entire planet. Spine specialists call the problem “text neck” - and point to the postural implications of hunching over our smartphones as the culprit.

 

Mobile phone users globally are expected to top five billion this year. Right now, approximately two-thirds of all humans possess one. And an increasing number of those humans are children.

Researchers at Harvard Medical Health predict that seven out of 10 will experience neck aches at some point in their lives. But up until recently, neck problems in children were rare. No more. Health professionals across a diversity of specialisations are reporting a rise in neck-related ailments in adolescents and children alike - and little wonder.  

 

One recent study found kids are spending an average of five to seven hours a day with their heads dangling over devices. Over a year, that clocks in at 1800 to 2500 hours. For high school students, you can add an extra 5,000 hours to that.

 

Here’s how text neck happens

When we hunch over our devices to text, the muscle, tendon and ligament structures in front of the neck compress and tighten - while those behind the neck lengthen.

The human head weighs about 10 pounds. But for every inch your head is tilted forward, the weight your neck needs to carry doubles. This causes the natural curve of the neck to flatten over time, putting users of all ages at risk for serious consequences.

As our children age into their 20s and 30s, experts say, degeneration will have already set in as a result of slumped posture and poor alignment, potentially requiring medication and surgical intervention.

Prevention is better than cure

Screens are a part of our lives now. But poor screen hygiene doesn’t have to be. Here’s what specialists recommend to keep text neck at bay for adults and kids alike:

  • Hold your phone at eye level when texting or reading.

  • Keep your back straight

  • Maintain a neutral head position - ears aligned with shoulders

  • Avoid holding smart devices in your lap. If you must look down, use your eyes but keep your neck stationary

  • Try using voice to text technology

  • Take frequent breaks

  • Aim to get an hour of physical activity daily

  • Do strengthening and stretching exercises that target the muscles of the cervical spine. (Here are three recommended ones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym1IttBz3vM&t=1s)

  • And finally, and most importantly, limit the time you spend on devices

Liturgy

Community Liturgy

Community Mass resumes next week.  It is always a joy to attend the Community Liturgy on Friday mornings, 8:00am-8:30am. Students prepare the readings and prayers; the Chapel Choir joyfully leads the singing; our chaplain, Fr Rodrigo, is engaging; students, parents, staff and friends come together to celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Christ. Many parents take the opportunity to share a coffee and chat afterwards.

 

All are welcome.  If you are new to the College or have not previously attended Mass, just come to the Chapel at 8:00am – preferably a few minutes before.  There are no reserved seats or special places and, as all the responses are on a PowerPoint, it is quite user-friendly. 

 

Next week’s Mass will be prepared by students in Year 9. All family and friends of Year 9 students are especially encouraged to attend however you are welcome to attend whether or not you have a son or daughter in Year 9!

 

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

Children in Years 3, 4 and 6 prepare to celebrate, respectively, the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation in their own ‘home’ parish.  Parents are reminded to enroll their children in parish Sacrament programs as soon as possible.

 

In next week’s newsletter there will be more detail about sacrament programs in our local parishes. 

For further information:

  • Contact your Parish Priest or Sacrament Coordinator.
  • Contact Mary-Anne Lumley, Parish Liaison  [email protected] or 9383 0513.
  • Information for all parishes may be found on the archdiocesan website.

Health

Years 7 & 8 Immunisation Program 2019

The Department of Health is offering vaccinations to both Year 7 and Year 8

students in 2019. This will occur over two sessions.

 

Previously the diptheria, tetanus and pertussis (dTpa) and Human Papilloma (HPV) vaccines were offered in Year 8 only.

 

From 2020 onwards, the program will routinely be offered to students in Year 7 only.

 

The Department of Health Immunisation Nurses will be visiting the College to administer the first round of vaccines to Year 8 students on Wednesday 13 March. Consent forms and information package will be sent home with your child soon.

 

Year 7 first round vaccines will take place on Monday 20 May.

 

Jenny Hill

College Nurse

Parents' Association

All parents of the College are automatically members of the John XXIII Parents Association. We have four main aims: 

  1. To help promote social connection within parent groups. The parent representatives (PALs) of each year group create opportunities each Term for parents in their year group to meet and connect with each other, and share experiences and advice.
     
  2. To coordinate pastoral care for families. The Roncalli Care arm of the Parents’ Association coordinates meal rosters for College families experiencing a crisis or ongoing difficulty. All families are eligible for this service: all emails should be directed to [email protected] . All requests are confidential.
     
  3. To provide education to parents. Most Terms a highly qualified guest speaker is organised by Inspire to address the parent body on a current parenting or educational issue.
     
  4. To provide financial support to the school.  Each family is charged $75 a year in their fees and those funds collectively come to approximately $70,000 annually. Funding proposals with ideas for how this money should be spent improving the facilities or services at the school are submitted each Term by parents and staff.  These proposals are voted on by those present at the Parent Association meetings.

There is a one hour Parent Association meeting each Term, normally on the Monday of week five at 7:00pm in the Thomas More Exhibition Centre.  All parents are invited to attend.  At each meeting the leaders of the school provide a brief but thorough snapshot of what is happening in the school at that point and all attendees vote on the funding proposals presented that Term. 

 

Term One Meeting - Tuesday 5 March

Our Term One meeting will be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday 5 March.

 

We encourage ALL PARENTS to come along as it is a quick and easy way to keep your finger on the pulse of what is happening at the school as well as an opportunity to have your say on how our Parent Association funds are spent. 

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

 

Bus Routes

 

Canteen

Summer Canteen Menu 

Please see the attached Summer Canteen Menu, which is available for Term 1.

Please could the secondary students bring some form of identification when collection their
lunch orders. A labelled book or item of clothing is acceptable until such time as student cards are
issued.

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 Term 1 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

New sports shorts for boys

We have introduced new sport shorts for boys in secondary school.

These are now available at the shop for $35.

As usual there will be a two year phase-in period for this new item.

Bev Sainsbury

Uniform Shop Coordinator

 

Inigo Parent Talks

Ignatian Induction Program for Parents

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

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

 

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

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

John XXIII College Alumni 

Duplo drive for children in Dili, East Timor​

Alex Sefton nee Botcher (Class 1986) is a public librarian in Perth and travelled to Dili, East Timor recently. She will return early March with a Container of near new books and DUPLO, the construction toy of LEGO. Alex's crusade is to encourage children to attend the library and thru play also learn to read. If you are able to assist, please drop off your donation to the College Administration off Mooro Drive or bring directly to the Alumni Office.

 

 

Community Notices

Tennis Coaching Term 1 for Pre-Primary to Year 6

A school tennis program is being offered to the children of John XXIII College Primary School. This program will run for eight (8) weeks.

 

LESSONS COMMENCE:

  • Years PP-2 Monday 11 February, 7:45-8:30am
  • Years 3-6 Monday 11 February, 7:30-8:30am

FEES:

  • Years PP-2 $100.00
  • Years 3-7 $130.00
  • 15% discount 2 children in same family enrolled

VENUE: School Tennis Courts.

RACQUETS: Will be available at a price of $35.00 on the first day of coaching.

ENROLMENTS: Enrol online at www.coastaltennis.com.au (click on schools tab) or

contact Nick on 0419 923 495.

 

To find out more see the below flyer:

 

Centre for Faith Enrichment - Adult Faith Formation
 

Below PDF outlines courses and events that are taking place throughout the Archdiocese in Term 1.

 

Newsletter
insight-helping-children-make-a-bright-start-to-school.pdf
Primary Parent Term 1 Calendar 2019_Final.pdf
Primary Parent Term 1 Calendar 2019_Final.pdf
John XXIII hotshots .pdf
CFE-CoursesPromo_2019-Term1(vertical).pdf
Magis Calendar Semester One.pdf
Charter Bus Flyer.pdf
Canteen Term 4 Menu 2018.pdf
Canteen Menu 2019.pdf
IGNATIAN INDUCTION PROGRAM Modules.pdf
singapore 2019 - information for parents.pdf
singapore 2019- application form.pdf
Singapore OS tvl authority.pdf
John XXIII College ACC Team 2018.pdf
ACC Letter Team 2018.pdf
ACC A Division athletics program.pdf
Yr 7 NAS trials schedule Term 1 2019.pdf
Yr 8 NAS trials schedule Term 1 2019.pdf
Yr 9 NAS trials schedule Term 1 2019.pdf
Yr 10 NAS trials schedule Term 1 2019.pdf
Yr 11 to 12 NAS trials schedule Term 1 2019.pdf