25 October 2019
Issue Thirty-one

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

From the Principal
Volunteers' Thank You
Around The Primary
Music - Week 32
Rowing Club
Family Zone & Cyber Safety
College Charter Bus
Uniform Shop
Parents' Association
  Inigo Parent Talks
John XXIII College Alumni 
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From the Principal

Faithful to God and others

This week we had a beautiful final assembly for our Year 12 students and a wonderful Valete evening recognising the Class of 2019.


Recently our Year 11 India pilgrimage students heard a moving homily during Mass with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries. It was inspiring to be in the presence of Mother Teresa’s Sisters and to celebrate the Eucharist with them.


I shared the homily from that Mass at the Day of Invitation assembly.


‘The story goes back to the late 1880s. One cold, rainy night, an elderly couple walked into a small hotel in Philadelphia to shelter from the storm. The clerk, a young man, tried to accommodate the couple, but unfortunately the hotel was booked out.


Not wanting to send them out into the rain and seeing no other alternative, he offered them his room for the night. He explained that he would be able to make other arrangements for one night. Hesitatingly, the couple took up his offer.


After a night’s rest, the gentleman—while paying the bill the next morning—told the clerk that he was touched by his gesture. “He would be ideal to run the best hotel in the US”, he said. “Maybe someday I’ll build one for you,” is what he is rumoured to have said.


Two years later, the clerk received a letter recounting that fateful night in Philadelphia, along with a ticket to New York. The elderly gentleman was William Waldorf Astor and he wanted the young clerk to manage his new hotel.


It is believed that the Waldorf Hotel changed the hospitality sector, introducing the concept of 24/7 room service and other excellent hospitality practices.’


The Priest alluded to the importance of attending to the small details in our lives and looking out for other people. It resonated beautifully with the life and example of Mother Teresa and her selfless example towards others.


‘It is more important to be faithful than to be successful’

(Mother Teresa).


For our Year 12 students that can mean faithful to God; faithful to family; faithful to friends and faithful to others. We congratulate them on their contribution to the College and wish them well for the future.


Robert Henderson


Volunteers' Thank You

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


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


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

  • DATE: Thursday 14 November 2019 at 6:30pm
  • VENUE: Acqua Viva Event Centre, Jetty at the river end of Broadway, Nedlands
  • RSVP: Friday 8 November 


Year 12 Student Leaders

We were honoured to have 62 nominations for 2020 student leaders for John XXIII College. Congratulations to the students who were appointed student leaders for 2020 at this week's assembly. We wish them well in their journey of leadership. We also congratulate and thank our outgoing student leaders for their valuable contribution to College life.

Head Girl: Sophie Manners

Head Boy: Roux Korczynskyj

SRC Executive Administrators: Jacob Rigg & Adam Smith

Drama Captain: Joshua McNeill

Events Captains: Teresa McCluskey & Matilda O’Callaghan

Faith & Mission Captains: Ashleigh Smith & Jack Court
Magis Captain: Benjamin Linsten

Multimedia Captain: Conor Doyle

Music Captain: Aerin Chai

Sport Captains: Aislinn Morris & Charles Lennon
Sustainability Captain: Jasmin Collins

Visual Arts Captain: Alana Caruso


House Captains 2020

Campion House: Zoe Broderick & Daniel Poland
Koolyangarra House: Madeline Holland & James Brigg

Loreto House: Eliza Thompson & Patrick Williams
Loyola House: Tiala Slatter & Julian O’Rourke

St Louis House: Ruby Parker & Reuben Patchett

Ward House: Sophie Gillman & Timothy Gillman


Visual Arts Exhibition Opening Night

The 2019 Visual Arts Exhibition was officially opened on Monday 21 October by the Curator of the University of Western Australia Art Collection and College Alumni, Sally Quin.  In her speech, Sally emphasised the importance of the Arts in developing imagination and she encouraged our students to always treasure the artworks they create.


Click the link to read Sally’s speech.


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


The Angelico Exhibition People’s Choice Award
Eloise Levy (Year 12)


The John XXIII College Art Competition

Jacinta Douglas (Year 7) – First Place

Violet Seah (Year 9) – Highly Commended

Bella Samson (Year 7) – Highly Commended

The Sister Theresa Elliott Encouragement Award
Jasmine Boog (Year 7)

The Arlene Nedeljkovic Rising Star Award
 Violet Seah (Year 9)

The Loreto Sisters’ Award
Caitlin Cawdry Skead (Year 12)

The Teachers’ Choice Award
Sashi Tandon (Year 12)

The Principal’s Award
Sashi Tandon (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.


The exhibition will remain open this Saturday 26 October 11:00am – 2:00pm


Louise Hoy

Visual Arts Coordinator

Year 11 end of year examinations

The Year 11 end of year examinations will be held from Monday 11 November to Friday 22 November in the lower A Block classrooms. The timetable is now available to parents and students in the Documents tab on SEQTA. Students will receive a personalised copy of their timetable next week during Assembly.


All students are encouraged to consult the timetable in order to finalise their study timetable for the examinations. Any other assessments prior to the examination should be viewed as preparation for end of year assessment. Throughout the school year opportunities to learn about and reflect on their own study strategies have been provided to students, however if they are still unsure or wish to seek additional support students are encouraged to speak with their Assistant Deputy Principal. For course specific information students should always speak with their classroom teacher for clarification and feedback regarding their knowledge and understanding of a particular topic.

Year 12 WACE ATAR examinations

The final examinations for the Year 12 students begin on Wednesday 30 October. These will be held in the Thomas More Exhibition Centre and as such we ask the whole College community to be mindful of the noise in the TMEC carpark, particularly after school. Examinations begin at 9:20am and 2:00pm and are generally three hours and 10 minutes in duration.


We extend our best wishes to all our Year 12 students in their preparation and completion of the examinations.

Recent Cisco Meraki Case Study on the College

Check out the recent Cisco Meraki case study on John XXIII College and get a behind the scenes look at how the cloud-managed IT is working  to ensure students and teachers are supported with leading-edge technology.


Lost property

We have a large number of items of unnamed lost property at Student Reception at the moment.


If your child is missing any items please check Student Reception lost property box. 


We would also like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to ensure that all uniform items are clearly labelled.  


Around The Primary

Dear Parents

The College Visual Arts Exhibition will be open tomorrow, Saturday 26 October from 11am to 2pm in the Thomas More Exhibition Centre. This Exhibition features artwork from the Secondary and Primary school students.  Tomorrow is your final opportunity to view the artwork .


Every student from Year 3-6 has a piece of artwork exhibited and there is also 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 Ms Blaauw (Primary Visual Arts Teacher) for all her hard work to ensure that the Primary school has a range of art forms in this year’s exhibition.


World Teachers’ Day is celebrated today! I wish to acknowledge the professionalism, dedication and expertise of all those responsible for educating our students at John XXIII College. 


As many parents know instinctively, the impact teachers have on a child’s education can be great. Educators are central to learning and, while there are other important factors, including the quality of the curriculum, school environment and student ability and commitment, it is teachers that breathe life into what is being taught and who engage and motivate students.


As a Catholic school we recognise that parents are their children’s first teachers. Teachers in Catholic schools, given their faith-based nature and commitment to the Church’s teachings, are especially important. Teaching is a vocation, a calling from God, not just a ‘job’. 


Special thanks to the parent community for providing today’s feast at morning tea. I also encourage you to take the time to send an email or personally thank your child’s teacher/s on World Teachers Day.


We look forward to having a big parent cheer squad at the Junior Primary Athletics Carnival next Thursday 31 October. Extra parking will be available on the lawn area off Mooro Road. Don’t forget to wear your special Parent badge on the day!


Kind regards,


Antoinette De Pinto

Head of Primary

Dates to Remember

Monday 28 October

Y6 GATE Scitech Challenge

Tuesday 29 October

Y6 Orientation Day Y7, 2020

Thursday 31 October KG-Y2 Athletics Carnival
Friday 1 November All Saints Day Mass hosted by 5B


Please check the College Website for Term 4 to note all the important Primary school events for your family calendar.

Sport Update

Kindy – Year 2 Athletics Carnival

We are all looking forward to the Kindy to Year 2 Athletics Carnival next Thursday.  The students have been practicing their sprints and team games and are ready to go!  It would be great to see lots of families there to cheer on all the races.  There will be two shade tents and a coffee van for parents.  Please bring your own chairs and picnic rugs. 


Students  are required to wear their House shirts (PP to Year 2), hats and sun-screen and bring a water bottle.

Swimming Slips

Thank you to families who have already completed and returned swimming forms to their class teachers.  These are due by Wednesday 13 November.


Mr Williams

Primary Sports Coordinator

Waste Wise

The College is in the process of gaining accreditation as a Waste Wise School.  In order to obtain certification, we underwent a waste audit both in the Primary and Secondary school to assess the amount of waste generated by the College in one day.


On Thursday Daniel Marano from the Waste Authority lead the process in the Primary school with help from the Year 4 students. Primary waste collected the previous day was sorted into twelve categories, counted, weighed and recorded by the students.


This data will be added to the Secondary data so the College can analyse the results and be informed on areas of ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ to improve the quantity of Waste produced by the College.


Mrs Gardner

Sustainability Coordinator 



Counsellor's Corner

Parenting Ideas Free Webinar - Strengthening Kids’ Self-Esteem in a Digital World


This webinar will look at how we can best equip our young people to thrive both online and in real life as they grow up immersed in online spaces.


Please refer to attached flyer for more information.


Mrs Murphy

Primary Counsellor 



The 2019 Magis Awards Breakfast will be held this Monday 28 October at 7:30am in the library. Awards presented will include all second semester interschool and College gifted and talented competitions plus major Magis awards for the whole year.  Seventy students are on the list to receive awards, and emails have been sent home inviting parents. Recipients include a number of students who are not in the Magis or Altiora program but have won awards for achievements in competitions like WADL Debating and chess that are run by Magis.


Congratulations to Ben Linsten who is our new Magis captain for 2020. As in 2019 we will have a Year 12 committee of three key leaders in the program, with Alex Panther and Lorian Marshall assisting Ben and Magis leaders from other years.  This year’s captain Rory Hewson has been magnificent in the role, and has been superbly supported on the committee by Charlie Richards and Cullen Binet.  Rory, Charlie and Cullen have set a great example to all students in the program by the excellence of their performances, particularly in areas like public speaking, debating, mooting, and mock trials where they have had so many successes and represented the College with great distinction. They have also modeled servant leadership by coaching younger students, delivering keynote addresses at Magis Academic Breakfasts, and by their enthusiasm and support for the Magis Program. They have made a wonderful contribution to the development of Magis and to the College, and we are deeply grateful.



There are still several major Magis highlights to come in 2019.  Apart from the Awards Breakfast, we have a John XXIII Year 9 Team in the Quest Competition  at UWA in week 4,  the Year 8 and 10 teams leave for the World Scholar’s Cup Tournament of Champions at Yale University in USA in ten days, the next Space Camp 2020 meeting will be held at the College on November 6,  and we look forward to some great exhibits at the Magis Semester two Year 7  Personal Project Opening on November 20.


Jim Miller

Gifted and  Talented Program coordinator


Dockers Cup

This week our Years 7, 8 and 9 girls had the opportunity to trial for the 2019 Dockers Cup carnival teams. The Year 7 trial took place on Tuesday morning before school from 7:00-8:00am and the Years 8/9 trial was run after school from 3:30-4:30pm. The skills displayed throughout the trials were very impressive.


Congratulations to all the girls who were successful in team selection.

Training will take place every Tuesday in the lead up to the competition:

  • Year 7s – Tuesday 7:00am-8:00am
  • Years 8/9s – Tuesday 3:30pm-4:30pm

We wish both teams the best of luck for the carnival day on Thursday 7 November.



Junior Water Polo

The 2019 Junior Water Polo competition is fast approaching. Trials will be held after school from 3:30pm-4:30pm on Wednesday 30 October for all interested Years 7 and 8 students. All students are encouraged to attend the trail and have a go, even if they have never played water polo before.


The girls competition will take place on Wednesday 20 November with the boys competition scheduled for Thursday 21 November.


Sara Kononen
Head of Sport

2020 Rowing Information Night

To hear more about the 2020 Rowing Program, all current Year 8 parents are invited to the information night held at the Gonzaga Barry Lecture Theatre on Tuesday 5 November starting at 6:30pm.


ACC Representative Cricket Team 2020

Player nominations are now open for the ACC Representative Cricket Team 2020 for the match against the Combined Government Schools on the 13 March 2020 at the WACA ground.  Net selection trials will be held in mid-late November 2019 (dates/venues TBC) and a final selection trial match will be held on Friday 6 March 2020 at Murdoch University Ground.


The representative match against the Combined Government Schools team is scheduled to be played at the WACA in 2020. 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 Friday 8 November 2019. 


The process for nominations is as follows:

Positions for players are open to all cricket players that will be enrolled at the school in 2020; 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 late November 2019 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.


Attached is the flyer for the students. For more information please contact Trent Sharpe at the ACC on 9241 5298 or


Music - Week 32

Year 11 Recital Night - Sunday 27 October

We welcome all guests to a packed evening of entertainment at the Year 11 Recital Night! Commencing at 5:00pm in the GBLT, the night features soloists and small ensembles from the Year 11 cohort and, promises to be a not-to-be-missed evening!

Year 10 Recital Night - Wednesday 30 October

Held in the GBLT from 7:00pm, we invite you to enjoy the Year 10 Recital Night! Featuring performances from a talented group of instrumentalists and singers, we are excited to showcase this talented cohort to any parents, friends and peers who would like to attend.

Year 9 Recital Night – Wednesday 6 November

Applications for the Year 9 Recital Night on Wednesday 6 November are now available through tutors and the Music Office. This performance opportunity is open to any Year 9s who undertake vocal or instrumental lessons, with applications due Friday 1 November.

Student Achievement

Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding achievements in recent Music Theory Exams:

  • Raphael Budimlich (Preliminary – High Distinction)
  • Jasper Bailey (Preliminary – High Distinction)
  • Gemma Bailey (Grade 1 – Distinction)
  • Grace Budimlich (Grade 5 – Distinction)

Fundraising Concert

All members of the community are invited to a fundraising concert in the beautiful setting of St Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday 27 October. Featuring the stunning Lumina, with other guest Catholic choirs, tickets include dinner and refreshments following the concert. Please see the attached flyer for details and, book tickets via the website .



Coming soon in Drama

  • Year 9 Drama Night,  Best of British
    Thursday 14 November, 7:00pm, Roncalli Hall
  • Year 10 Drama Night, All Sorts
    Tuesday 26 November, 7:00pm, Roncalli Hall
  • Year 9 Musical, Seussical
    Thursday 5 December, 7:00pm, Roncalli Hall
  • Year 8 Drama Performance, Play Time
    Monday 9 December & Tuesday 10 December, 5:00pm, Roncalli Hall

Coming in 2020



Community Liturgy

Next Friday our new Student Representative Council will prepare the Community Mass. All students, families and friends, whether in Primary or Secondary, are welcome to this celebration of the Eucharist.


Community Liturgy summary

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

GOOD NEWS for 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Luke 18: 9-10

The reflection for this Sunday’s Gospel is part of a longer 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.


…One of the pitfalls of personal success is the arrogance that sometimes comes with it. The Pharisee was, no doubt, a very good-living, devout man, but he made himself feel important by putting others down. He even did this in his prayer, reminding God of just how good he was in comparison to others. It’s a wonder he went to the Temple at all because he does not seem to need God. Like the multi-millionaire, he trusts too much in his own righteousness.


On the other hand, it is a wonder that the tax collector turned up at the Temple too, but for very different reasons. Tax collectors were despised in Palestine. They were Jewish functionaries used by the Roman occupying army to extort the ferocious Imperial taxes from the local community. No wonder he stays close to the back door of the Temple. He might have to beat a hasty retreat. But here he is in prayer recognising the brokenness of his life and his need for God. This tax collector becomes the model of right behaviour for Luke’s community.


There is nothing wrong with being devout and successful. Conversely, there are plenty of dangers in doing a job that demands constant moral compromises, like being a tax collector for the Romans. What Jesus notices is what the life situations of both these men do to them. Hence the social outcast’s humility shows up the haughty Pharisee.


For far too long we have thought humility meant putting ourselves down, pretending we were nobodies, worthy of nothing. This is not Christian humility. Being humble does not mean we hide or minimise our God-given gifts, talents or resources. It means we honour others by sharing them, enabling them to benefit from the goodness of God. Humility comes from the Latin word, humus, meaning ‘close to the earth’. The tax collector lived close to the earth and so he was open to conversion, to being lifted up by God. The Pharisee was so successful at being religious he was closed to it. He had altitude sickness from taking the high moral ground.


Most of us find ourselves in between these extremes. May our celebration of the Eucharist ground us enough that we open ourselves to being converted again to put all our gifts and talents at the service of Christ’s Kingdom.   


© Richard Leonard SJ

Rowing Club

Rowing Club AGM

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

Boys Term 4 2019 Training (Year 9 2020)

From this week we welcome back our Year 8 rowers as Year 9’s for the 2020 season.  The boys will now be training to race in PSA regattas and the Southwest Schools Head of the River. 












Row 5:30 - 7:30AM



Row 5:30 - 7:30AM

Row 6:00-9:00AM




Land 3:20 - 4:30PM






*Buses will leave the JTC bus shelter at 5:05am and return rowers back to school after training on Tuesday & Friday mornings.


2020 Rowing Information Night

To hear more about the 2020 Rowing Program, all current Year 8 parents are invited to the information night held at the Gonzaga Barry Lecture Theatre on Tuesday 5 November starting at 6:30pm.


Family Zone & Cyber Safety

Download Family Zone 

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


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



Family Zone Webinar recordings

For those that were unable to make the Family Zone webinars, we have recorded both sessions for you to view in your own time, and they are available here:

 Webinar topics are:

  • Getting Started with Family Zone 
  • Advanced with Family Zone

Expert tips for managing devices on playdates and sleepovers

Their kid is allowed to have Snapchat, binge on Netflix and play unlimited Fortnite. Yours, um ... isn’t. How do you handle a playdate - or heaven forbid a sleepover - when friends are used to different rules?


Playing referee to endless requests for screen-time can is nobody’s idea of a good time. But it’s even stickier when friends are over, and they’re used to different rules around device use (or say they are!).


You’re keen to help your kids make friends and keep them, and - like it or not - “fitting in” is an important part of that. Making your child the odd man out can place a heavy burden on them.

And just as you might allow special after-school treats when friends are over, you might want to consider a more relaxed approach to screen-time. Or … you might not. That’s absolutely your call.


One thing is clear:  throwing away your own carefully thought out and maintained boundaries whenever another child enters your home sends all the wrong messages - and may even put your child at risk.


So you want your child to have fun and feel confident when hosting friends. At the same time, you want to maintain your family’s values, and hold the line on what you believe to be right for your child - without being cast in the unenviable role of fun-sucker.


But how? For expert advice, we asked Family Zone cyber expert, mum of three and child development specialist Dr. Kristy Goodwin for tips.


Tip #1: Ask upfront

It’s probably not the best idea to rely on your child’s friend for intell on screen-use. Head straight to the source - the friend’s parents - and find out from them exactly what they allow. Says Dr. Kristy, “I’ve found that many parents feel relieved that you’ve given the opportunity to openly discuss this issue, rather than putting the onus on them to bring it up.” 


It doesn’t need to be a formal interview. “Something along the lines of, ‘Kelly,  just wondering if you have any specific tech rules that I should know about’” is pretty much all that’s required, she says.


Tip #2: Ask open-ended, specific questions

“How would you feel about [game, app or movie]” is probably a better way to open up a conversation than posing a bald yes/no question (“Do you allow [game, app or movie]?”). Open-ended questions, that can’t be answered with a single word, will give the other parent an opportunity to share more general thoughts - for instance that G-rated Netflix movies are fine, but MA aren’t, or that Fortnite is okay but Call of Duty is off-limits.


Where your own rules differ, this is an opportunity to explain what they are - and to avoid unnecessary wrangling later. (“Zoe’s mum and I agreed that your phones need to be turned off at 10 pm, and handed to me and Dad until the morning.”)


Tip #3 Don’t be afraid to set firm tech boundaries

As a leading digital parenting consultant, Dr. Kristy has heard countless stories of playdates and sleepovers going off the rails because of unsupervised tech use. 


“I’ve had parents share that their Year 6 daughters saw a live-streaming video of a suicide attempt on a social media feed when a smartphone was pulled out at midnight on a sleepover. I’ve had children who’ve had nightmares for months on end because they played violent video games at playdates.”

She acknowledges that parents with stricter rules may find their house “isn’t always the first choice for playdates” - but so be it. Your first responsibility is to your child’s safety and wellbeing. 


Tip #4 Build in tech-free time … and they will come

Screens have become the default activity when kids get together. But when tech-free time is the order of the day, you are giving them the space to discover other ways to have fun -  often more exhilarating and engaging than yet another round of YouTube videos.


One mum who insisted on unplugged sleepovers, found kids were practically standing in line for an invitation once word got out that they could play “Spotlight” in the dark, bake cookies and stay up late playing Monopoly marathons. 


That’s not to say you need to ban devices. But do “set up activities and make playdates and sleepovers so much fun that kids aren’t asking for devices,” Dr. Kristy advises. 


Allergy Awareness

The College has some students who have severe allergic reaction to nuts and other allergens. This reaction is called Anaphylaxis.  It is a severe, rapidly progressive allergic reaction that is potentially life threatening and requires urgent treatment.


Our school does its best to be an “Allergy Aware” School. The College can never totally eliminate the risk of an anaphylaxis and we cannot guarantee a totally allergen free environment.  The key to prevention of anaphylaxis in schools is knowledge of the student who has been diagnosed as at risk, awareness of allergens, prevention and avoidance of exposure to those allergens and action in the case of a reaction.


As a preventative measure could we please ask you to consider the students in our College who are at risk of anaphylaxis by:

  • Avoid sending food to school which has nuts or nut products in.
  • Teach your child to respect children who have food allergies.
  • Teach your child not to share food, drink, food utensils or containers with anyone.
  • Encourage your child to wash their hands after eating.
  • Ask your child to get help immediately if their allergic schoolmate becomes unwell.


If your child has a severe Food Allergy:

  • Teach your child not to share food, drink, food utensils or containers.
  • Teach your child to wash hands after eating.
  • Food for your child should be supplied from home.
  • We request your child’s food allergy is stated when ordering food from the Canteen.
  • Parents are advised that your child must carry their Epipen and Action Plan  on them when age appropriate to do so.
  • Students must carry their Epipen with them to off-site and after school activities eg. Sport, excursions etc.
  • It is recommended that students with severe food allergies wear a medical alert bracelet/necklet.
  • Educate and empower your child to manage his/her allergy and to get help immediately if feeling unwell.
  • For more information on allergies go to: and

Jenny Hill

College Nurse

Resource: Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

College Charter Bus

John XXIII College offers Horizons West private bus services taking children to and from school. Currently we run a Southern route through Swanbourne, Cottesloe, Mosman Park, North Fremantle and East Fremantle. We are pleased to extend this service to the north (Floreat, City Beach, Wembley Downs, Scarborough, Doubleview, Woodlands) and the east (Floreat, Churchlands, Wembley, West Leederville) to allow more families the opportunity to make use of this private, safe and convenient bus service.


The service is safe and an affordable option for all primary and secondary students.


Tickets are available for purchase for $2.50 each way from the main administration reception on Mooro Drive, Mount Claremont.


To find out more information about the specific stops and times in your area please view the PDF below


Have you got the Horizon West Bus App

The Horizon West’s bus tracking app will help to revolutionise morning routines for parents and students by giving real-time bus locations across our three John XXIII College bus services.


The app is free in the App Store and Google Play. If you’re ready to simplify your mornings and get a little peace of mind at the same time, simply download the app to show the real-time location of your child’s bus on a map.


Further details are available in SEQTA.



Term 4 Summer Menu 2019

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


Canteen opening hours

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

Ordering online

How to get started:

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

How to activate your Smart Rider card:

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

Uniform Shop

During the Term  we are open the following hours:

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

Other ways to shop with us if you find our hours don’t suit you

Student to shop

Ask your child to come to the shop during recess or lunch time and we can help him/her with their requirements.  If you don't want to send cash or credit card details with them, then we can ring you when they have finished shopping and we can get credit card details directly from you.



Send an email to  saying what you want. If you are unsure of a size we can check our records to find out what size you had last time – this information can be emailed back to you.

We can then call you for credit card details.

Either pick up from the counter next time you are at school during our opening hours or ask your child to come and collect.


Phone call

Ring us when we are open, but please remember that if the shop is busy then we cannot take your call, in which case you will need to email a request to ring you.


Want more info?

If you have any questions about the above, please feel free to send an email.

Parents' Association

John XXIII Parents’ Association

Our Term 4 meeting will be held on Monday 11 November at 7:00pm in the Thomas More Exhibition Centre. This will be the 2019 AGM for the John XXIII Parents’ Association and all members are welcome to attend. It is also the meeting at which Committee positions for next year are voted on. If you would like to be involved in the Parents’ Association at a committee level, please don’t hesitate to contact us . 


If you have any ideas for how the Parents’ Association funds could be spent in Term 4, the Guidelines for Funding Proposal Form must be completed (you can download one from the school website, or below). Submit to . The deadline for Term 4 Funding submissions is Friday 1 November.

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.


2019 Parents’ Association Committee


Inigo Parent Talks

Ignatian Induction Program for Parents

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

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


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

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

John XXIII College Alumni 

ALUMNI Events & Reunions

40 Year Class 1979 Reunion

  • Saturday 26 October 2019 at 7:00pm
  • Athol Hobbs Room, Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club 
  • For further information please contact Anna Gingell, Alumni Development, on 9383 0520 or email 

50 Year Class 1969 Loreto Claremont Reunion 

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

50 Year Class 1969 Loreto Nedlands

  • Monday 16 December at 12:00pm
  • Circle of Friends Cafe, John XXIII College
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Term 4 Summer 2019 Menu.pdf
lgnatian induction program.pdf
Sally Quinn Speech.pdf
CRICKET rep team players Flyer.pdf