Newsletter

19 October 2018
Issue Seventy One
From the Principal
Around The Primary
Secondary
JTC Student Computer Device requirements 2019
Family Zone & Cyber Safety
Sport
Music - Week 32
Drama
Magis
Liturgy
Parents' Association
Health
Uniform Shop
Charter Bus
Canteen
Community Notices
John XXIII College
(08) 9383 0400
Mooro Drive
Mount Claremont, Western Australia, 6010
AU

From the Principal

In their element

This week we conducted important celebrations to wish our Year 12 students well as they conclude their formal schooling at the College. Our ‘Day of Invitation’ assembly, Valete dinner and liturgy are highlights of the school year and are beautiful symbolic events to celebrate our Year 12 students and wish them well for the future.

 

We have also presented a wonderful Art Exhibition and Media Night as a celebration of the superb work created by our students during the year.

 

At the final assembly for Year 12 students, I related the following:

“Two fish were swimming back to shore and they came across another fish who posed the question:

‘What is the water like?’

The first two fish looked at each other and asked themselves:

‘What is water?’

It was so natural for the fish to swim in the water that they did not even need to think about it. They were in their element.” (Adapted from Sir Ken Robinson)

 

For some Year 12 students finishing today, John XXIII College has been like that. It has been a wonderful school and you have thrived on the opportunities presented. You have been in your element. For other students, the seas have been a little less predictable. There have been plenty of good times interspersed with some less pleasant times.

 

For others the seas may have been ‘rough’ throughout their schooling. Maybe for some families John XXIII College has not reached expectations. If that is the case, I am genuinely sorry.

 

In the coming days, months and years, there will be lots of exciting opportunities for our Class of 2018. But how are they going to judge the success of their lives?

 

Three weeks ago, West Coast Eagles won a remarkable AFL premiership. Before the season commenced many experts gave them little or no chance to succeed. One of the lovely images in the celebrations was coach Adam Simpson (JTC Parent) asking his captain, Shannon Hurn, to come to the whiteboard in the change rooms.

 

On the whiteboard ‘family’ had been ticked, ‘friends’ had been ticked and Hurn completed the picture by ticking off ‘flag’. The external success of a ‘premiership’ was very much the third priority.

Our College Mission statement suggests that ‘we seek to be people of competence, conscience, compassion; committed to God and the service of others’. It is wonderfully aspirational and a blueprint for a happy and successful life.

 

Please join me in thanking our Class of 2018 and wishing them well for the future.

Robert Henderson

Principal

Expressions of Interest: The College Council's Property and Planning Committee

The College Council is establishing a pool of qualified and interested College parents from which to seek members for the Property and Planning Committee, as positions become available.  Skill sets in the architectural, environmental, town planning, engineering, building, facility management, maintenance, property law and project management areas are sought. 

 

Presently the College Council is looking to appoint a new member to the Property and Planning Committee with expertise in the architectural field.

 

The Committee's responsibilities include ensuring that the physical condition of the School is kept in good repair, with provision for on-going maintenance and planning for future needs, developments and acquisitions.  Meetings are held bi-monthly, generally early on a Thursday morning.  This is a great opportunity to get involved in the governance of the College.  

 

Expressions of interest and initial inquiries should be directed to the Business Manager, Mr John Cumming by Friday, 26 October 2018.

 

Email: [email protected]

Direct: (08) 9383 0402

 

Around The Primary

Dear Parents

The College Visual Arts Exhibition will be open tomorrow, Saturday 20 October from 11am–2pm in the Thomas More Exhibition Centre. This Exhibition features artwork from both the Secondary and Primary school students.

 

Every student from Year 3-6 has a piece of artwork exhibited and there is a small selection from the Early Years. It is a great opportunity for parents to view artwork across all years and for students to showcase their artwork. We hope many families will come along on Saturday and see the students’ design and creativity skills with both 2D and 3D work.

 

Special thanks to Mrs Blaauw (Primary Visual Arts Teacher) for all her hard work to ensure that the Primary school has a range of forms in this year’s Exhibition.

 

Meeting new and different people is a part of life and it is our role as parents and teachers to support children through change rather than protect them from it. I ask all parents to trust that the class your child is going into next year is one in which they will thrive. It is important to note that parental requests can only be met in exceptional circumstances and emails or letters requesting a particular teacher or placement with a best friend does not constitute an exceptional circumstance. Early notification of class lists will not be provided. Parents can feel confident that their children will always be in good hands and receive an excellent education at John XXIII.

 

We look forward to having a big parent cheer squad at the Junior Primary Athletics Carnival next Thursday 25 October. Extra parking will be available will be available on the lawn area off Mooro Road.

 

Kind regards

 

Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary

Can you help!

We need a Primary Convenor! This role requires about a 5-7 hour commitment each term and is mainly composed of liaising with PALs (Year Reps) and the school which can often be done via email at your own convenience. There is only one PAL meeting each term, usually held on the second Friday of the term.

 

The role opens the opportunity to be more involved in what happens in the school and to meet parents across the school.

 

Please contact Liz Blaxell (current Primary Convenor) [email protected] or Ric Del Pizzo (9383 0468) if you have any questions.

Year 5 Astronomers

This term the Year 5 students have been studying Earth and Space Sciences. The students worked collaboratively in a small group to create their own mini model of the solar system. The students were fantastic at working out the correct size of the planets and the order of the planets from the sun.

 

Year 2 Artists

On Monday Year 2 embarked on a fantastic excursion to the Art Gallery of Western Australia. The students experienced a guided tour of the Art Gallery, where they were shown some amazing Indigenous art work. They participated in a work shop in which they created their own art work based on Mary McLean’s Bush Camp painting. The students had a wonderful day!

 

Counsellor Corner

I hope everyone has had a great second week back at school and your children have adjusted happily back to the school routine. Parenting ideas expert Martine Oglethorpe offers some useful suggestions for managing digital technology in the home.

Anne Murphy
Primary Counsellor

 

9 Digital Technology Guidelines for Parents

Technology is everywhere now, in our homes, in our pockets, and perhaps worryingly for many parents, in our children’s hands.

 

Every family is different, and will have their own ideas around what’s considered ‘normal’ or acceptable use of our beloved devices, which means there’s no universal answer.

 

However, there are some suggestions that can help you build some rules of your own and bring some order to the way your children use digital devices at home.

Before we help our young people, it’s best to look at our own digital habits to make sure we are providing them with what they need – that is, leading by example and being balanced role models who know when to use and when not to use their devices.

 

1.     Know what the rules and expectations are at school

School digital device policies make a great starting point for families. Every school is different – some let students keep mobile phones in lockers or backpacks, while others allow limited mobile phone usage between classes or even during class time to aid with assignments. Make sure that you and your child know what the rules are at school. Importantly, support the school and keep your own expectations in line with theirs.

 

2.    Specify hours for digital use

Set the ground rules for when your youngsters can use their tablets and phones, and when they need to shut them off for the night. It’s just a smart way to build a habit for the whole family so it becomes ingrained and just the way things are done in your home. Keep in mind that this age group faces tremendous peer pressure to be online 24/7, and even though they’d never admit it, it might be helpful for them to have an acceptable ‘way out’ from their demanding digital life.

 

3.    Consider a digital device ‘contract’

Mobile phone ‘contracts’ were popular with parents a few years back and they are still a smart way to go. Clearly set out your digital device usage guidelines, and print them in an agreement that you and your young one can both sign. If there are any disputes, then you both have the expectations in writing. This digital technology guideline maybe a little too formal for many people’s tastes, but it removes the grey areas around expectations that many young people are likely to exploit.

 

4.    Lay out consequences from the start

Make the consequences clear for breaking the rules, such as taking away the phone or tablet for a set period of time. But remember, the goal isn’t to punish them, but just to set clear boundaries. Your home’s digital device guidelines should be reasonable rather than excessive, and be made in collaboration with your youngster so they feel a sense of ownership about the rules too. This should make it less likely for them to ‘break the law’, so to speak.

 

5.    Talk about respectful relationships, safety and pornography

You can’t let your young person loose in the digital world without having several conversations about how to stay safe online, how to show respectful behaviour and be aware of the pitfalls of pornography. Each of these topics is a separate issue on its own, but each is deeply affected by the virtual, boundary-free nature of digital technology. This kind of digital exposure can have massive ramifications on the growth and development of young people, especially when it comes to the quality of their relationships and well-being.

 

6.    Be prepared to learn

Be ready to learn about social media, and the different apps and games that young people may be playing. But at the same time, be mindful of their boundaries. A recent Australian survey found that young people see TV-watching as a way of connecting to their family, and social media as a way of connecting to their friends.

 

7.    Change the rules if necessary

Many families will have a young one who believes that rules are made to be broken. They are the ones always pushing past their boundaries, their own limits and the limits of their parents’ patience. 
Smart parents take a more flexible approach, and believe that rules are made to be changed. 
Be prepared to keep evolving your rules based on your young person’s behaviour, maturity, sleep habits, their tendency to leave homework or chores unfinished, bullying or any number of issues that will invariably crop up to make them feel like your rules just aren’t working.

 

8.    Keep digital devices out of the bedroom

If there was one rule that you should stay firm on, then this is the one. Many young people are in a constant sleep deficit as it is without bringing digital devices into the mix. They may say they want to charge it in their room. Keep the charger in a public place. They may even want to use their mobile or tablet to wake up in the morning. Applaud them on wanting to wake up on their own, but get them a regular alarm clock instead.

 

9.    Have a ‘digital detox’ one day a week

The only way that this idea will work is if you join them in making one day a week a digital device-free day. They will probably not like it, and neither will you, but the point of having one day off is to prove that they can live without their digital device, and involve them in different forms of communication and entertainment.

 

Digital technology is now an integral part of our lives, but it’s not the only option we have for entertainment, information and or communication. Before we help our young people, it’s best to look at our own digital habits to make sure we are providing them with what they need – that is, leading by example and being balanced role models who know when to use and when not to use their devices. They are far more likely to walk our walk than follow our talk.

 

It’s not easy, but with a little effort and forethought, it does not have to be such a daunting proposition.

Martine Oglethorpe

 

[Martine Oglethorpe is an accredited speaker with the Office of the eSafety Commissioner and has presented to numerous parent groups, schools and teachers. She is a speaker, counsellor and educator with a passion for building resilient kids in a digital world. Contact details: [email protected]]

Cyber Safety Information Evening

Digital technology has opened up a world of possibilities for our children. At the same time, it has multiplied potential risks.

The College has partnered with Australia’s leading provider of cyber safety and digital-awareness services, Family Zone. Our goal is to protect every student from exposure to online threats - from inappropriate content to cyberbullying.

We invite you to attend our Cyber Safety Information Evening with Cyber Experts from ySafe

  • Tuesday 23 October at 7:00pm
  • Gonzaga Barry Lecture Theatre
  • John XXIII College, John XXIII Avenue, Mt Claremont, WA 6010
  • Please register to attend at https://www.trybooking.com/409077

We have also managed to secure a number of 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

 

Dates to Remember

Tuesday 23 October                        Cyber Safety Parent Evening

Wednesday 24 October                 Yr 7 2019 Orientation Day
Thursday 25 October                      K - Yr 2 Athletics Carnival

Friday 26 October                            3B Assembly 9am (Roncalli Hall)

Secondary

Visual Arts Exhibition

The 2018 Visual Arts Exhibition was officially opened on Tuesday 16 October by Western Australian artist and College Alumni, Jacob “Shakey” Butler. In his speech, Jacob encouraged our young artists to be true to themselves, find their passion and follow their dreams, and emphasised the power they have to change the world and make it a more beautiful place through their art.

 

Click the PDF below to read Jacob’s speech:

 

Visit Jacob “Shakey” Butler’s website.

 

Five award winners were recognised for their outstanding artworks and the dedication they have shown to their Art studies this year:

 

The Sister Theresa Elliott Encouragement Award: Indi Korczynskyj (Year 8)

The Arlene Nedeljkovic ‘Rising Star’ Award: Claudia Lynn (Year 9)

The Teachers’ Choice Award: Sophia Johnson (Year 12)

The Sister Leonie Peterson Award for Art with a Christian Theme: Isabella Holland (Year 12)

The Principal’s Award: Jasmine Koong (Year 12)

The Visual Arts exhibition provides our students with the opportunity to showcase their artworks and be recognised for the time and effort that they have dedicated to their Art studies this year. Congratulations to the talented Art students at John XXIII College; we look forward to seeing more amazing artwork from you all in 2018.

 

The exhibition will remain open from:

Saturday 11am – 2pm

Year 12 Student Leaders 2019

Congratulations to the student leaders for 2019, whose appointments were announced at yesterday's assembly. We were honoured to have 67 nominations for these roles. We wish all of our newly appointed student leaders the best of luck in their leadership roles.

 

Year 12 Student Leaders

Head Girl: Ella Fracaro

Head Boy: Alex Kirwan

SRC Executive Administrator: Olivia Purnell

Drama Captain: Milla Rahaman

Events Captain:  Grace Thomas and Brianna Judge

Faith & Mission Captains: Lucy Jenkins and James Vardanega

Magis Captain: Rory Hewson

Multimedia Captain: Jack Purkiss

Music Captain: Eloise Budimlich

Sport Captains:  Jamie Cannon and Michael Low      

Sustainability Captain: Harry Sapsworth

Visual Arts Captain: Sashi Tandon

 

House Captains 2019

Campion House:  Olivia Torre and Aden Cleghorn
Koolyangarra House:  Imogen Hooke and  Lewis Incerti

Loreto House: Tamura Boog and Molly Rowbottam

Loyola House: Savannah Kelly and Paul Nedelkos

St Louis House: Cleo Meinck and Marcus Westlake

Ward House:  Lily Hart and James Hackett

 

Family Zone & Cyber Safety Information Night

Digital technology has opened up a world of possibilities for our children. At the same time, it has multiplied potential risks.

 

The College has partnered with Australia’s leading provider of cyber safety and digital-awareness services, Family Zone. Our goal is to protect every student from exposure to online threats - from inappropriate content to cyberbullying.

 

We invite you to attend our Cyber Safety Information Evening with Cyber Experts from ySafe

  • Tuesday 23 October at 7:00pm
  • Gonzaga Barry Lecture Theatre
    John XXIII College, John XXIII Avenue, Mt Claremont, WA 6010
  • Please register to attend at https://www.trybooking.com/409077

We have also managed to secure a number of 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

 

Practice for upcoming Year 12 Italian ATAR practical exams

On Sunday 14 June, 127 dedicated students of Italian (together with their equally dedicated teachers), spent an afternoon at Perth Modern in oral practice sessions.
 

A huge thank you to the WAATI (Western Australian Association for Teachers of Italian) committee for organising this fabulous opportunity for our students. I know they benefited from being given first hand examination tips, working with other teachers and also learning from their peers.
 

In bocca al lupo (all the best) to our John XXIII Year 12 Italian ATAR students, who sit their practical (oral) examinations this coming weekend.

Olivia Green

Italian Professor

Congratulations to our Alliance Française Examination Top Students

Our bright and talented Years 10, 11 and 12 students of French sat the Alliance Française Examination last term. Certificates have arrived and we are pleased to announce our top students for 2018.

Year 12

  • Bethany Brearley
  • Hannah Flavell

Year 11

  • Nicholas Evans
  • Katie Newton
  • Dara Fournier

Year 10

  • Emily Bantock
  • Reuben Patchett
  • Jasmin Collins
  • Alex Maslen

Congratulations to these students on your success in the examination and for your hard work in French. Thank you to Madame Lucas for supporting and guiding the students to attain these high results.

 

Shane Glass

Head of Learning Area (Languages)

Tournament of Minds

Well done to the John XXIII College STEM team who travelled to Darwin last weekend to compete in the 2018 Australasian Pacific Final. Despite a valiant team effort the eventual winners of the STEM category was Good Shepherd Lutheran College from Queensland.

 

A big thank you to Mr Damien Connellan and Ms Carla Tripi who accompanied the team to Darwin and also to the parents of the students for their support during the competition.

 

Let us look forward to Tournament of Minds 2019.

Stuart Massey

Learning Enrichment Coordinator

Media Night

The John XXIII Media Night was held on Monday night and was a huge success. A record number of guests came to watch the work made by Media students on the big screen in the GBLT. Overwhelmingly, the feedback from those who attended was that the films, trailers and music videos were highly entertaining and our students display immense creative talent and skill. Well done to all students whose work was exhibited. The audience voted for their favourite pieces from each year group in the People’s Choice Award. The winners will be presented at the next year assembly. 

 

JTC Student Computer Device requirements 2019

2019 John XXIII Family Purchased Student Device

At John XXIII College we are constantly re-imagining what a Catholic education in the Ignatian tradition should look like in the years to come. There is ongoing assessment of what level of technology needs to be incorporated in the learning process. Good learning programs will always provide a balance between traditional learning methodologies and modern student learning devices.


The table below outlines computer device requirements for student devices in 2019. Our current focus is on enhancing educational outcomes using age appropriate technologies and cloud-based services.

John XXIII College families have the option of sourcing their device from a vendor of choice. However, the College is currently investigating partnerships with vendors who will offer educational products at competitive prices. We will contact you in early November with this information. The table above gives minimum requirements. Upgrading these requirements is optional.


Current Year 7 and Year 8 families who have purchased an iPad under the existing program, may continue to use their iPad in 2019 and beyond or purchase a laptop.


This document is available in SEQTA Documents under the categories: General Secondary; Year 03; Year 04; Year 05 and Year 06 and below as a PDF attachment.

Bill Quartermaine
Director of Inquiry and Innovation

Family Zone & Cyber Safety

We invite you to a Cyber Safety Information Night

Digital technology has opened up a world of possibilities for our children. At the same time, it has multiplied potential risks.

 

The College has partnered with Australia’s leading provider of cyber safety and digital-awareness services, Family Zone. Our goal is to protect every student from exposure to online threats - from inappropriate content to cyberbullying.

 

We invite you to attend our Cyber Safety Information Evening with Cyber Experts from ySafe

  • Tuesday 23 October at 7:00pm
  • Gonzaga Barry Lecture Theatre
  • John XXIII College, John XXIII Avenue, Mt Claremont, WA 6010
  • Please register to attend at https://www.trybooking.com/409077

 

We have also managed to secure a number of 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

 

Sport

ACC Representative Cricket Team

Player nominations are now open for the ACC Representative Cricket Team for the match against the Combined Government Schools on the 15 March 2019 at the WACA ground.  Net selection trials will be held in mid-late November 2018 (dates/venues TBC) and a final selection trial match will be held on Friday 8 March 2019 at Murdoch University Ground.

 

The representative match against the Combined Government Schools team is scheduled to be played at the WACA in 2019. This is an unbelievable cricket opportunity and all schools are encouraged to nominate quality players for this highly regarded match. All players selected receive an ACC “baggy yellow” cricket cap from the association.

The ACC is now calling for nominations from interested and talented players. On-line nominations are due to the ACC by Monday 5November 2018.

 

The process for nominations is as follows:

 

 

 

Positions for players are open to all cricket players that will be enrolled at the school in 2018; players MUST be of representative quality. There is no age restriction, but being an “open” age team, selected players are usually in Years 10, 11 or 12 and must be capable of playing at U18 level.

 

Information about net selection trials in November 2018 will be provided to players and schools ASAP once nominations are finalised. Players that were selected in the final team earlier this year or who are national or state representatives do not have to attend the net trial as they will be automatically passed through to the trial match in March next year.

 

Below is a pdf information flyer for parents and students. For more information please contact Trent Sharpe at the ACC on 9241 5298 or [email protected]

 

Music - Week 32

Year 10 Recital Night​

The Year 11 Recital Night will be held on the evening of Wednesday 24 October in the GBLT. Commencing at 7:00pm, this concert features Year 10 soloists and small groups performing to an audience of peers, family and friends. Applications to perform are currently open, and will close on Monday 22 October at 4:00pm. All are welcome to attend!

 

Singing in the City – Treble Choir

The dates for the annual Singing in the City festival have been announced as Sunday, 21 October. John XXIII College Treble Choir will be performing a half-hour program of choral works at Wesley Church in the heart of the city, from 2:00pm. This performance is unticketed, with free entry on the day, and all parents and family friends are invited to attend.

 

Small Ensemble Soiree

The annual Small Ensemble Soiree will be held on Sunday 28 October in the Performing Arts Centre. Commencing at 5:30pm and featuring clarinet, flute, saxophone, percussion, string and vocal small ensembles, this concert will feature some of the College’s finest musical talent! All family and friends are invited to attend the soiree and to join in a shared supper, afterwards.

Music Ensemble Photos

Parents wishing to purchase photos of 2018 Music Ensembles are able to do so using the following information:

1.     Go to www.photohendriksgalleries.com

2.     Click on the John XXIII College - Senior logo

3.     Enter password :  murd55

Drama

Coming soon

  • Year 9 Drama Night – Gobsmacked!
    Thursday 8 November, Roncalli Hall, 7pm
     
  • Year 10 Drama Night – Quality Assortment
    Tuesday 20 November, Roncalli Hall, 7pm
     
  • Year 9 Musical – Hairspray
    Tuesday 27 November, Roncalli Hall, 7pm
     
  • Year 8 Drama Night – Let’s Play
    Monday 3 December, Roncalli Hall, 5pm

 

Magis

The Magis Awards Presentation and Opening of the Personal Projects display will be held on Wednesday week, 24 October.  To streamline the process as there are many awards to present,  this term the complete event will take place in the College Library from 7.30-8.50am. Light breakfast refreshments including muffins, fruit juice and tea and coffee will be available for all to enjoy whilst perusing the 33 personal projects on display.  Other students will be invited to see the Exhibition at recess and lunchtime on the Wednesday.  An Invitation flyer has been emailed to all students receiving Magis awards or displaying projects.

All Magis and Altiora students have been directed to the Magis Flyer highlighting two superb gifted and talented program opportunities coming up soon – the Quest Competition at UWA on 12 and 13 November, and Notre Dame’s superb Cultural Decoding program in later January.  Further information is available from the Magis office.

 

The World Scholars team is preparing for the Tournament of Champions at Yale University in Connecticut, USA next month. Other highlights of the tour will also include visits to Boston, New York, and Harvard University.

 

Best wishes to all Year 12 students completing their final year of school this week, and special thanks to those who gave such great leadership in assisting to develop the Magis program this year, in particular Magis Scholar Bella Spiro-Harrison, Magis committee members Amelia MacMillan and Roberto Vitali-Lawn, Kinia O’Brien, Hannah Flavell and Callan Brogan. These six  students are pictured at Curtin University where they were the WA Creative Edge Champions for 2018.  All together over 20 Year 12’s participated in the new Magis challenges and events, and their fine example was critical to the success of the program.

A comprehensive account of all Magis competitions, tours, camps and other events will be included in the new Magis 2018 Chronicle a colourful hard cover book which will be available in November.

 

Jim Miller

Gifted and Talented Coordinator

Liturgy

Community Liturgy

Next week’s Community Mass will be prepared by the teachers, in acknowledgement of ‘World Teachers Day'.  All are welcome to attend the Mass to pray for and with the teachers at John XXIII College. 

 

REGULAR COMMUNITY LITURGY

  • When: Fridays in Term Time
  • Time: 8:00-8:30am
  • Where: College Chapel

If you have any queries about Community Liturgy, please contact Mary-Anne Lumley:

[email protected] or 9383 0513.

GOOD NEWS for the for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The reflection for this Sunday’s Gospel is part of a homily by Jesuit priest, Fr Richard Leonard. Fr Richard Leonard SJ is the Director of the Australian Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting, is a member of the Australian Catholic Media Council and is author of Preaching to the Converted, Paulist Press, New York, 2006.

 

… In celebrating the Eucharist we implicitly, and explicitly, state that we want to become like Christ. As the Gospels repeatedly tell us if we follow him in his saving love for the world then, like him, we must confront injustice, defend the rights of the poor and the oppressed to dignity, give and forgive, heal and reconcile. By saying this, we are clearly not looking for a smooth ride through life.

…In today’s Gospel, the sons of Zebedee want the best seats in the house without knowing what the admission price is going to cost. They want the glory without the gore. Jesus teaches them, and later all the other apostles, that for his Kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven, requires of us to drink a cup of suffering and be baptised in a river of sacrificial love. We can't dress this teaching up, or put a good spin on it. There is no resurrection without the cross. No gain without the pain.

 

For most of us this challenge means doing whatever we can politically and socially to bring the values of the Gospel to bear on our different spheres of influence. But Jesus also links this challenge to the act of service. And in this regard some leaders in the Church give us mixed messages and let us off the hook.

 

Whatever of the patrimony of the past, today's Gospel reminds us that bishops, priests and deacons should be excellent models of the humility of service. The leadership Jesus advocates is not monarchical or tyrannical, it is being the least, and being a servant… The Second Vatican Council taught that leaders in the Church should be outstanding in humility, charity and simplicity of lifestyle.

 

Let's pray that we recover a love for the hard teachings of Jesus, even though they demand so much of us, and that we have the courage to call our leaders to do likewise. These teachings are, after all, what makes us different.  

 

© Richard Leonard

Parents' Association

Parents’ Association Term 4 - Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Term 4 Parents’ Association meeting will be held at 7pm on Monday 5 November in the Thomas More Exhibition Centre. This will be our Annual General Meeting and the final meeting for 2018. All parents and guardians of John XXIII College students are invited to attend. Please come along to hear updates from the school leadership team, have your say on how our Parents' Association funds are allocated, and nominate for one of the positions on our Committee for 2019 if you would like.


We look forward to seeing you at our final meeting for the year. 


Your 2018 Parents’ Association Committee

Health

College medication procedure​

If a parent requests the College Nurse administer medication to their child, they must complete a Medication Request Form, this is available from the Health Centre. The medication must be in its original container or packaging and clearly labelled with the following:   

  • Child’s name
  • Name of medication              
  • Expiry date
  • Dose and time to be given
  • If a student is required to carry and self-administer medication while at school, only a single measured dose for one school day can brought onto the College premises. Medication must be locked in that student’s locker.
  • Students with diagnosed asthma must carry their reliever medication with them at all times.
  • Students with diagnosed anaphylaxis are advised to have their Epipen (adrenaline autoinjector) with them at all times if age appropriate.
  • Students with diagnosed Type 1 diabetes must carry their “hypo Kit”at all times.

enny Hill

College Nurse

Uniform Shop

During Term 4 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

Bev Sainsbury

Uniform Shop Coordinator

Charter Bus

College Charter Bus

 

Canteen

Summer Canteen Menu 

Please see the attached Summer Canteen Menu, which is available for Term 4.

There has been a very small price increase on a couple of items. 

 

We thank you for your continued support and look forwards to being of service to you.

Community Notices

Tennis Coaching - Term 4 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 15 October, 7.45-8.30am
  • Years 3-6 Monday 15 October, 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: 

 

 

Newsletter
Glenn Mitchell (current parent), Dominic Sheldrick (Class 1985) and Robert Henderson.
Primary Parent Term 4 Calendar 2018.pdf
Cyber Safety Evening.pdf
Jacob Butler speech.pdf
CRICKET rep team players Flyer.pdf
Canteen Term 4 Menu 2018.pdf
John XXIII College Student Device Overview.pdf
johnxxiii_a5 flyer_23oct_updated.pdf
Tennis Coaching Term 4.pdf
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