Newsletter

21 July 2017
Issue Twenty One
From the Principal
Important Notices
Around The Primary
Secondary
Seek Justice
Sport
Music - Week 21
Pathways and Transition
Alumni
Health
Liturgy
  Inigo Parent Talks (Centre for Spirituality and Relationships)
Parents' Association
Men Of John XXIII
Canteen
Community Notices
John XXIII College
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Mount Claremont, Western Australia, 6010
AU

From the Principal

Companions On The Journey
 

‘A person’s experience, their story, is sacred ground.’

 

Best wishes to all members of our community for the new term. I particularly welcome students, families and staff members joining our College for the first time. At our staff conference this week we introduced new staff and acknowledged the return of others from periods of leave:

  • Ms Carly Moore – Mary Ward Primary
  • Mrs Vicky Murphy – Year 4 (Long service replacement)
  • Mrs Tania Papalia – Year 7 (Long service replacement)
  • Ms Lumley, Mr Gleghorn and Mr Williams from long service leave.
  • Ms Eva-Maria Catina (College Psychologist) from parental leave.

Under the guidance of Fr Chris Gleeson SJ, the theme of our conference focussed on the great stories of our College with specific reference to our three Charisms of Pope John XXIII, Ignatius of Loyola and Mary Ward. It was very much a John XXIII College story as we also leant on the wisdom of our current staff and the telling of stories from their experiences at the College.

 

It was a great opportunity for all of us to learn more of the early days at John XXIII College and the wonderful legacy we have inherited from Loreto and St Louis. We received a lovely recorded message from our first Principal, Fr Daven Day SJ (1977- 1978), advising of the initial conversations beginning in 1970 considering the possibilities for amalgamation. Fr Daven explained that it was not until 1976 when the then Director of Catholic Education Dr Peter Tannock intervened that the discussions started to move towards fruition.

 

Some of our current staff are former students of our College and many of our parents have also had an earlier engagement through their own schooling days. There is much wisdom we can glean from families who have had a previous association with the College.

 

We look forward to sharing more reflections as our 40 year celebrations continue into the second semester.

Pilgrims Prepare

This week we were reminded by Fr Chris to step out of our comfort zones, to see the world from the outer margins and to act with great tenderness and compassion.

 

While this is a call for all of us, it is great to see our Pilgrimage students engaging in fundraising initiatives, set up to support the communities they will be visiting this September.

 

The John XXIII community has always given generously to support those in great need.  You can help by supporting the Pilgrimage students' movie night or quiz night initiatives outlined in this newsletter.

 

Together, let us seek justice.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Robert Henderson
Principal

John XXIII Private Bus Service

"We have a fantastic new private bus service taking children to and from school through Swanbourne, Cottesloe, Mosman Park, North Fremantle and East Fremantle. This initiative is aimed at getting more students travelling independently, helping busy parents, improving sustainability and reducing car traffic.  We are looking at other routes to trial further new bus services in the future. See below for more information on the new service."

 

JOHN XXIII COLLEGE PRIVATE BUS SERVICE

 

Looking for an easy way to get a ride to school…

No Cars, no parents, no worries…

John XXIII College now has a private bus that will take you directly to and from school

 

Calling all families from:

Swanbourne

Cottesloe

Mosman Park

North Fremantle

East Fremantle

 

The bus runs to and from school each day and is a safe, convenient and affordable option for all primary and secondary students in the area – the students love it and so do their parents!

 

 Get onboard:  Tickets and more information available from the main administration office.

 

 

Important Notices

Laneway Entry Restrictions Near Gymnasium

Parents may be unaware that the laneway leading towards the St Louis Sports Centre from the main John XXIII Avenue car park is a pedestrian thoroughfare and for safety reasons is not for vehicle access for picking up and dropping off students. We have observed several recent incidents where student’s safety has been put at risk by vehicles traversing this laneway.

 

Changes have now been made to restrict vehicle access to this area and signage has also been installed as a visible reminder.

 

We ask that in the interests of student safety, all pick up and drop off be kept to the main car park areas only.

 

Thank you for helping us keep our students safe.

 

2018 Enrolment Information
 

Demand for places at John XXIII College is currently unprecedented with prospective families on our growing waiting lists and current families with siblings trying to find a place.  For us to ensure accurate planning and finalise enrolments for 2018 we would appreciate your notification if you no longer require a place for your child due to a change of circumstances. 

 

Kindly inform the College in writing by Friday 22 September (end of Term Three) to avoid being charged a full term’s fees. Please contact Laurence Dubuisson, College Registrar dubuisson.laurence@johnxxiii.edu.au or 9383 0449. 

40th Anniversary Ball

Don't forget to get your tickets for the 40th Anniversary Ball.  Tickets are selling fast, so to avoid disappointment get yours soon.

 

Around The Primary

Dear Parents

Welcome back to Term Three! The time has whizzed by so quickly and it is certainly another reminder to me of how important it is to continue being grateful for the simple things in life – especially time spent in the company of all those who support us.

 

The children have burst back through the doors eager to be back and to share their holiday stories with friends and staff. Term Three is a wonderful term with the routines of Terms One and Two in place, and the promise of moving from winter to spring and all that spring brings.

 

I hope the school holidays have given your children time to rest, relax and have some fun. Now is the time to support them to get back into the swing of a good school routine. Please make sure your children are eating breakfast, sleeping well and have healthy food choices in their lunch boxes. It is essential that children are wearing the correct school uniform each day and have a neat and tidy hairstyle.

 

As always our wonderful staff are keen to get back to support your children in their learning. We started the new semester with our two professional development days and the staff are looking forward to another great term of teaching and learning.

 

During the holiday break we refurbished the Primary section of the Library. You are very welcome to visit the Library with your children before and after school.

 

This morning Emmeline Bosnich (6B), Zac Pruiti (6G) and two secondary students proudly accompanied Mr Henderson to the Opening Mass of the Catholic Schools’ Performing Arts Festival. The Performing Arts are an integral part of the curriculum and later in the term we will get to view the Year 4 production, ‘Mystery at Magpie Manor’. Under the expert direction of Mrs Morrell, this promises to be a musical to remember.

In addition to this we have a number of sporting events this term. The students have been training hard for our Years 3-6 Interhouse Cross Country Carnival next Tuesday 25 July. The Carnival begins at 12:30pm and we hope many parents, grandparents and friends can come along and cheer on our enthusiastic runners.

 

Our first Assembly for the term is on Friday 28 July at 9:00am in Roncalli Hall. The Year 6’s will be receiving their Leadership badges for Semester Two at this Assembly.

 

The Term Three calendar link  for your convenience.

Special Events:

 

Friday 1 September                        Father’s Day Early Morning Mass
Tuesday 5 September                    Year 4 Musical
Thursday 7 September                  Interhouse Athletics Carnival (Yr 3-6)
Monday 18 September                 Primary Open Night

 

May the term ahead be full of laughter and learning and I look forward to catching up with you all at these special events.

 

Kind regards

Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary

 

 

SAVE THE DATES: TERM 4

Year 6 Graduation Mass and Morning Tea             Tuesday 6 December (9am start)

EduDance Showcase – ‘G’ classes                             Monday 5 December (2pm start)

EduDance Showcase – ‘B’ classes                             Wednesday 7 December (2pm start)

 

Protective Behaviours Education

 As of January 1, 2017, the new registration standards and other requirements for Non-Government Schools Subsection (12.1e) requires the “delivery to all students of a developmentally appropriate protective behaviours curriculum, developed by experts in child abuse prevention, and covering what the boundaries are between appropriate and inappropriate interactions and when, how and who to tell when a boundary is crossed…”

 

Protective Behaviours is an internationally acclaimed personal safety and child abuse prevention program.

The program is based on two themes:

“We all have the right to feel safe at all times” and

“We can talk with someone about anything, no matter what it is”

 

The staff at our school have participated in Protective Behaviours Professional Development workshops and will be integrating the Protective Behaviours Program into the curriculum from kindergarten through to Year 6. This Protective Behaviours program follows 10 Main Topics. The program includes teaching children the correct anatomical names for body parts which Protective Behaviour Educators advise is an important part of the program. More information is available on the Protective W.A website : https://www.protectivebehaviourswa.org.au/what-we-teach

Secondary

Mary Ward Secondary Master Chef

John XXIII Day is only three weeks away and Mary Ward Secondary are once again holding the Master Chef event. There are two categories cake art and tasting. Start planning your creations and tasty treats. The emphasis is on participation, having fun and being creative. Entry forms are available from Mary Ward Secondary.

St George's Art Exhibition

St George's Art has become a premier annual event in art education in Western Australia, attracting schools from all sectors.

 

Participation in this exhibition provides an outstanding opportunity for schools to present work by students in the unique setting of St Georges Cathedral in Perth’s CBD. 

 

Each year, visitors flock to view the exhibition as the standard of art on display continues to reach new heights.

 

Congratulations to Year 12 ATAR Visual Arts students; Isabella Agostino, Cooper Gordon, and Siobhan Waller on having their artworks selected for exhibition in the prestigious St Georges Cathedral Art Awards. The exhibition is open to the public and runs until 23 July at St Georges Cathedral on St Georges Terrace, Perth.

 

The students artworks and artist statements can be seen below:

 

Isabella Agostino

Cover Photo

Oil and pavapol on circuit boards with LED light

 

'Cover Photo' aims to capture the effects of technology and social media on today’s society. Young girls are exposed to revealing body expectations in the media, abusing their self-esteem as can be seen through the rough bruises on the figure. Girls are objectified by social media and feel obligated to look a certain way. The 'worship' of social media is symbolised in the woman's gaze and outstretched hand to the symbolic blue 'Twitter' bird.

 

Cooper Gordon

Earths Bane

Art Film

 

In this film, I communicate the environmental issues that our world is facing, including pollution, deforestation, and climate change. Our world is slowly, but surely deteriorating, as shown by the destruction of the world globe in the film. I was influenced by photographer Steve McCurry’s use of depth of field and saturated colour, as well as simply reading and observing the news in relation to the problems our globe is facing.

 

Coopers film can be viewed via the link below:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/oizrtkkk7hua9gu/Earth%27s%20Bane%20-%20Art%20film.mp4?dl=0

 

Siobhan Waller

Self Portrait- Bowerbird

Oil and found objects on canvas

 

My whole life I have been what most people call a 'hoarder'; I prefer the term 'bowerbird'. I keep objects as memories of different times in my life. The artwork shows the bowerbird, a representation of myself, with each object collected in the birds nest representing various aspect of my personality, creating a 'self portrait'.

 

Kiri Moore

Art Teacher

Jesuit Debating Carnival.

It was a great privilege to travel with four wonderful senior students to St Ignatius College Athelstone, (Adelaide). Thomas Paparo, Roberto Vitali-Lawn, Amelia MacMillan and Bella Spiro- Harrison did John XXIII College proud in not only their debating pursuits but also the way they conducted themselves, engaging with students and staff from all the Colleges. Tom Paparo was named in the Jesuit All Australian Debating team and Roberto Vitali- Lawn was awarded the Loyola spirit award for the way he engaged and embraced the carnival. For further information Tom, has written a detailed report below.

 

Ms Wooltorton

Assistant Deputy Principal - Year 9

 

Jesuit Debating Conference Adelaide

 

At the end of Term Two, it was no rest for four students and one teacher as they flew off to Adelaide on 1 July, for the Australian Jesuit Schools’ Debating Carnival hosted by St Ignatius College, Athelstone.

 

The Australian Jesuit Schools Debating Carnival is an annual debating competition between Jesuit and Companion Jesuit schools with the aim of fostering a high level of debating, team spirit, understanding of Jesuit culture, and the creation of lifelong friendships with like-minded students. The Carnival brings together eight Jesuit and Companion Jesuit schools: St Aloysius Milsons Point (NSW), St Ignatius College Athelstone (SA), St Ignatius Riverview (NSW), Loyola College Watsonia (VIC), Xavier Catholic College Hervey Bay (QLD), Xavier College Kew (VIC), Loyola Senior High School Mount Druitt (NSW) and John XXIII College(WA).

 

The carnival was held over three days, consisting of three rounds of impromptu debates and then the finals. The topics all had themes relating to societal ideas and problems, with a uniquely Jesuit viewpoint.

 

The John XXIII College team arrived on the Saturday afternoon before the start of the carnival on Sunday Morning. Sunday, Day 1 of competition, began with a Mass in St Ignatius College’s Chapel of the Holy Name. After lunch and mingling, the day then ended with round one, with the topic “That we should forcibly evacuate people during disasters in naturally prone areas”, with John XXIII affirming the motion. Going up against the home team, St Ignatius College, John XXIII clinched the win by a small margin.

 

Day 2 had rounds two and three. In the morning, the John XXIII team went up against Loyola Senior High School, Mt Druitt, the reigning champions going into the competition, on the topic “That streaming services should have a minimum content of Australian content”, with John XXIII once again affirming the motion. In what was a quite an even debate, John XXIII came out with another win.

 

After lunch, it was then into round three against St Aloysius, Milson Point, on the topic “That gender quotas for tertiary courses are a necessity”, with John XXIII against the motion. This was a critical debate: a win would result in a clean sweep, moving John XXIII cleanly into the Grand Final from Pool B, but a loss would result in a three-way tie for moving onto the Grand Final, that would need to be decided on win/loss point margins. After a hard-fought debate, the debate was awarded, on the narrowest of margins, to St Aloysius, winning by only one point. This left the competition hung, with three teams vying for first place in Pool B. After a nervous wait while numbers were being calculated, John XXIII came out on top of Pool B, by only one point over St Aloysius. John XXIII had come first in Pool B, moving us on to the Grand Final the following day against Xavier, Kew.

 

Day 3 started with watching the finals for 3rd, 5th and 7th. Afterwards it was straight off to coin toss and preparation time. The topic was “That political factions are good for democracy”, with John XXIII affirming the motion. After the hour preparation, it was off to the St Ignatius’ newly constructed Theatre and Performing Arts Complex to debate on the ‘grand stage’. After an hour of debating, it was down to the adjudicators. Xavier Kew, had won. It was a hard-fought, high-standard debate, one in which both sides could be very proud.

The John XXIII College team, consisting of Captain Thomas Paparo, Amelia MacMillan, Bella Spiro-Harrison, Roberto Vitali-Lawn - ably assisted by Coach Ms Wooltorton - who debated together for the first time this year in the State Debating Competition, and spent many hours training for the very unique carnival which showed in their performance. This was John XXIII College’s fifth year attending the Carnival, a competition bringing together eight of the country’s best debating schools, so it was an amazing achievement for the John XXIII team to make it to the Grand Final, and subsequently to come second overall. It was also the first time a Companion school had been in the Grand Final. Although not coming first at the carnival, the team and all teams present were the real winners. They all gained so much knowledge and experience, but most importantly, made friendships that will truly last a life time, with like-minded students, separated across Australia, but united in their shared commonality. The team would not be what they were if not for the help, guidance, coaching and organisation of Ms Wooltorton, Dr Pedersen, William Paparo, Mr Lloyd and the rest of the College community.

 

We extend our grateful thanks to St Ignatius College, Athelstone, for hosting and organising such an amazing carnival. Not only was the debating side of the carnival of an incredibly high standard, but, the environment of the carnival was so welcoming to all. A special thanks to the Head of Debating at St Ignatius, Mr Haskell, to the Year 11 and 12 student leaders, and Year 7 and 8 students from St Ignatius who were time-keepers and chaired the debates, for welcoming us so warmly into their school.

 

We look forward to next year's carnival with a new team and new faces, to be hosted at St Ignatius College, in Sydney.

 

Thomas Paparo

Debating Captain

Seek Justice

Pilgrimage Program

The John XXlll College Pilgrimage program offers our students and staff the opportunity for growth and transformation through the experience of service, reflection and prayer. 41 Year 11 students and 12 staff members will have the opportunity to travel to Beswick in the Northern Territory, Cambodia, India and Timor Leste in September to broaden their world view and discover how they can become ‘men and women for others’ and ‘seekers of truth and doers of justice’.

 

The funds raised in the Wine Drive, Movie Night and Quiz Night will be donated directly to the communities that we visit to help support their programs related to health, education, building enterprises, income generation activities etc….

 

Please support the Pilgrimage program by engaging with one of our fundraising activities or making a direct donation to the program.

 

Wine Drive: Wine can be purchased at the following link until the end of July. https://www.wisewine.com.au/johnxxiii

 

Movie Night: 2 August commencing at 7:00pm in the Gonzaga Barry Lecture Theatre. The movie we will be screening is the PG13 version of SOLD. https://www.trybooking.com/293405.

 

Quiz Night: Saturday 26 August at 7:00pm. Tables of eight will be sold for $200 at the following link: https://www.trybooking.com/295800

 

 

Sport

NAS

Well done to all students who were involved in NAS Sport in 2017. Attached is a detailed summary of the College’s performance in summer (Term One), winter (Term Two) and overall. A special mention to the girls' performance in 2017. The girls finished 1st overall in winter and 2nd overall for the year. That concludes our NAS Sport for 2017, a final thanks to staff and students for giving up their time so generously to support and represent the College.

 

House Athletics Carnival

The Interhouse Athletics Carnival is happening in Week 3 of this term.  A letter for parents is attached to this newsletter article, containing all the relevant details for the day.  The program of events is also attached.  Please take a moment to read it both documents.

 

Champions League Girls Netball and Soccer

Congratulations and good luck to our Champions League netball and soccer teams from our NAS winter season. These teams have now qualified for the knock out rounds of the SSWA (School Sport WA) competition.

 

Good luck and hopefully the girls can progress deep into the finals.

 

David Maxell

Secondary Sport Coordinator

 

City To Surf

If you or your family would like to enter this year’s Chevron City to Surf you receive a 15% discount by entering the Discount code: JOHNXXIII

 

http://perthcitytosurf.com/

 

Cameron Haines

Assistant Sport Coordinator

Music - Week 21

Music Camp

As part of this weekend’s Music Camp activities, parents and friends are invited to a free community concert held in St Joseph’s Hall in New Norcia, at 2:00pm this Sunday, 21 July.

 

Parents are welcome to take students home rather than returning by bus, upon the concert’s conclusion.

 

James Kros

Director of Music

Pathways and Transition

News

 

Alumni

For all Alumni enquiries, to RSVP for any of the events or leave an expression of interest, please contact:


Anna Gingell

Alumni Development
Phone: (08) 9383 0520 | Email: gingell.anna@johnxxiii.edu.au 

Or refer to the College Website.

 

Health

Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine For Years 10-12

Meningococcal vaccine will take place on Wednesday 9 August for students in Year 10 and 11 and for students in Year 12 who missed the recent vaccine day.

 

Students in Year 10 and 11 will receive a hard copy consent form next week to take home.  Parents can also download an attached Consent form to complete.

 

Could your child please return completed consent form by Monday 31 July.

 

Thankyou

 

Jenny Hill

College Nurse

 

Liturgy

Sacrament Program 

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

Already this year, several students in Primary have made their first Reconciliation and first Holy Communion, or have been confirmed. There have even been a couple of Baptisms! Look out for the list of students in next week’s newsletter.

 

If you have not already enrolled your child in a parish program, it may still be possible to enroll in some parishes.  It is important to do so immediately. 

If you need support in this, there are several people available to assist:

  • Contact your Parish Priest or Sacrament Coordinator.
  • Contact Mary-Anne Lumley, Parish Liaison lumley.mary-anne@johnxxiii.edu.au or 9383 0513.
  • Information for all parishes may be found on the archdiocesan website:  here

http://www.perthcatholic.org.au/Parishes_and_Mass_Times.htm?cms%2Erm=List

  • Information from parishes on the College website.

Other Parish Information

‘Faith & Belief: Do you have questions?’

Father Joseph Sobb SJ leads “A regular gathering to share with and enlighten each other, to discover the joy of the Gospel, to ask questions and ponder puzzles, to discuss informally matters Biblical, Theological, Life, the Universe…”

 

Just come along to the Presbytery on the last Sunday of each Month.

 

Time: 4:00-5:00pm

Date: Sunday 30 July

Where: Holy Rosary Parish, 46 Thomas Street, Nedlands.

GOOD NEWS for 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
 

The reflection for Palm Sunday is from Father Andrew Hamilton SJ, and is printed here with kind permission. Father Andy is a Jesuit, a theologian and, among his many other roles, the Media Officer for Jesuit Social Services.

 

The Gospels are full of stories from ordinary life, some told about Jesus and some by him. The beauty of all stories is that they don’t explain themselves: we as readers have to buy into them and find their meaning for our own lives.  We always have the unnoticed chair at the table.

 

The plot of today’s story is very straightforward. It is about a farmer, his enemy and his field.  The farmer has sown the field with grain. His enemy has secretly oversown it with weeds. We are invited into the story at the point when some of the farm workers have noticed the weeds and asks the farmer about them.  The farmer is very definite in his answers. He did sow wheat; the weeds must be work of an enemy.

 

The farm workers then ask the central question that Jesus always wants his hearers to ask: what should we do?  As usual in the Gospel stories the first answer they come up with is the wrong one. They suggest pulling up the weeds. The farmer, who wants a bumper harvest, disagrees. The weeds are a nuisance, but to eradicate them early will inevitably destroy much of the wheat crop. So best to let weeds and wheat to grow together to harvest time. Then the weeds can be removed and the crop harvested.

                 

Jesus then leaves it to his disciples and to us to work out what the story means in their own situation. The disciples were meeting resistance and division as they were spreading the Good News. They wondered what to do about it. Jesus story asks them what mattered most: to respond to the harm their enemies were causing or to keep preaching the Gospel. Jesus suggests that the harvest matters most. Sorting out divisions, working out who’s to blame and whose heart is in the right place, judging who’s in and who’s out, can wait till later.   

 

Jesus’ story speaks to our own day as sharply as it did to his. In society and in churches there are always personal conflicts and differences about policies and governance. There are also people opposed to what we are doing. They would like to take over.

 

In such circumstances we can easily focus our attention on the politics of the situation, thinking about how to change personnel and ideas, and how to make people see things in the way in which we do.  We gather supporters, find a cause, give ourselves fully to it and turn into a disciplined movement.

 

That is reasonable, of course, but for Jesus, people matter most. It is better not to judge, not to do politics, but to set out to win people who are our harvest. All the paradoxes of the Gospel – loving the person who hates you, walking the extra mile, returning good for evil come out of that simple focus on what matters.

 

That is something we always need to keep in mind at Jesuit Social Services. When you are working with people who are constantly badly treated is easy to be caught up in politics and to rage at your enemies. But our job is to focus on vulnerable people and to accompany them on their path into society.  ©Andrew Hamilton SJ

Community Liturgy 

Thank you to Fr Emmanuel-tv from Holy Spirit Parish, City Beach, who presided this morning. Next week’s Community Mass will be prepared by Loyola House. Pilgrims and their families are also warmly encouraged to attend.

 

For parents who would like to plan ahead, the schedule for year groups and houses is below.  However, our liturgies are open to all, and everyone is welcome, whether or not you are one of the ‘regulars’.

 

28 July – Loyola House

3 August– Year 7 (NB Community Mass on Thursday due to Kevin King Cup on Friday)

11 August – John XXIII Day: College Mass in the St Louis Sports Centre

18 August – Ward House

25 August – Year 10

1 September – Fathers’ Day Mass (NB 7:30 start)

9 September – TBA

16 September – Sustainability Group

23 September – Year 12

 

For any enquiries concerning the Community Mass, please contact Mary-Anne Lumley: lumley.mary-anne@johnxxiii.edu.au or 9383 0513.

 

When: Fridays in Term Time

Time: 8:00-8:30am

Where: College Chapel

NB 3 variations this term:

  • Week 3: Thursday 3 August
  • Week 4: John XXIII Day – no separate Community Mass
  • Week 7: Fathers’ Day Mass, 1 September, 7:30am start

 

Inigo Parent Talks
(Centre for Spirituality and Relationships)

Parent Talks

 

Ignatian Induction Program

The Ignatian Induction Program for Parents aims to provide the basic ethos of John XXIII College which derives from the Spirituality of one of our College founders, St Ignatius Loyola.

There are six Modules of one and a half hour duration at 9:00am or 7:00pm in the MacKillop Room.

 

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

Parents' Association

News

The next Parents' Association meeting will be in Term Three on Monday 14 August 2017 at 7:00pm in the Thomas More Exhibition Centre.  All John XXIII parents and guardians are welcome to attend.  Funding proposals must be submitted by Friday 28 July to be considered at this meeting.  If you have any questions, please email parentsassociation@johnxxiii.edu.au  

 

Upcoming Inspire Events

  • 1 August, 2017 Healthy Body Image. For parents and children in Years 7 – 12. (Speaker: Professor Sue Byrne)
  • 12 September, 2017 Loneliness, Bullying and Pressure to Succeed Issues (Speaker: Karen Martin)

Upcoming Inspire Events

The John XXIII College Parents’ Association through “INSPIRE” presents:

Topic:    Healthy Body Image

Presented by: Associated Professor Sue Byrne, Researcher and Clinician

Venue: Gonzaga Barry Lecture Theatre, John XXIII College 

Date: Tuesday 1 August 2017

Time:  7:00pm

Cost: FREE

Book by Friday 28 July through trybooking  https://www.trybooking.com/285130

 

We welcome all parents and students to this event, however the talk is targeting Secondary School age students.

 

Contact for enquiries:    Loretta Byrd l.byrd@bigpond.com 

Men Of John XXIII

We Want Dads!

Are you interested in becoming more involved as a father? The Men of John XXIII College (MOJTC) are here to support you with get socials and events, advocating the benefits of becoming a better dad.

 

We are looking for dads who would like to:

 

1.      Join the MOJTC committee.  Just come along and help to guide our future direction.

2.      Become a Year group representative.  Join with other dads in your child’s year and run an event, which gives you all more time with your kids.

3.      Have an idea for an event?  Go for it!  The committee has funds to assist and the MOJTC will work with the College to help make it happen.

 

If you are keen to help, simply email: fathering@johnxxiii.edu.au

 

Need an idea for an event?  Look here for some great ideas:

http://thefatheringproject.org/champion-dads-groups-great-activities/

 

If nothing else, check out The Fathering Project website: http://thefatheringproject.org/

 

Be involved.

 

Canteen

Notice

If a student has placed a lunch order, but is not at school that day or has gone home early,  the order can be cancelled before 9:30am.  Failing which a sibling may collect the lunch order.  

 

We will not give lunch orders to friends unless a parent has contacted the canteen, to let us know who will be collecting it.

 

Dianne Combrink

 

Community Notices

24:7 Nedlands Youth Group

For all youth in Year 6-12.  Every Friday night, 6:00-8:00pm at Holy Rosary Parish, Nedlands.


Invite your friends and join us for a great night!


For more information call Noel 0433 772 357 or Catherine 0424 196 585

Ursula Frayne Alumni

Ursula Frayne Catholic College has recently commenced a new Alumni and as our school is both young and old at the same time we believe that many former students and staff would be located all over the state.  Our foundation school (St Joachim’s) commenced 118 years ago and in 1990 amalgamated with Xavier College to form what is now Ursula Frayne Catholic College.  It would be very much appreciated if you would be able to publish the below message in your school newsletter for a couple of weeks in the hope that we can reconnect with a large number of former students and staff before our impending 120 year celebrations. 

 

Are YOU a Former Student or Staff Member?

 

Are you a former student or staff of St Joachim’s, Xavier College, Our Lady Help of Christians, Our Lady of Mercy or Ursula Frayne Catholic College? We are looking for you to join the newly formed Alumni. Let us help you reconnect with your old school and friends. Go to our website www.ursulafrayne.wa.edu.au and complete the registration form (under Community) or contact Mary McGonigle on 9470 0925 or alumni@ufcc.wa.edu.au to have a form sent to you. In 2019, we celebrate 120 years since our foundation school was opened and we would like to have as many former students and staff join us in celebration.

Rotary Cambridge Parents Programme

Next session will be held on Wednesday 23 August, about Dyslexia.  See attached flyer.

 

Save The Date

Loreto Federation 2018

 

Loreto Normanhurst NSW is the proud host of Loreto Federation 2018.  We extend a warm welcome to all of the Loreto and John XXIII College Community to join us for a weekend of vision, inspiration and action.

 

Come, Be the Change.

Loreto Federation Committee 2018

federation@loretonh.nsw.edu.au 

Click here for the invitation.


Registration and details will be available from Mary Nicholls in Perth after  November marynichols11@gmail.com  08 9386 1175

Newsletter
170523_JTC006_40th Ball_eDM_Now on sale_Link.pdf
Primary Staff Term 3 Calendar 2017.pdf
Primary Parent Term 3 Calendar 2017.pdf
2017 08 23 Rotary Cambridge DYSLEXIA Flyer.pdf
170523_JTC006_40th Ball_eDM_Now on sale_Link.pdf
June.pdf
viewing life[1].pdf
Parent Ignatian Induction Talks.pdf
Men ACYW consent form.pdf
NAS Summer Tally of Placings 2017.pdf
NAS Winter Tally of Placings 2017.pdf
NAS Overall Tally of Placings 2017.pdf
House Athletics - Parent Letter 2017.pdf
House Carnival 2017 Program of Events.pdf
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