02 March 2018
Issue Forty Four
From the Principal
Open Day
Around The Primary
Netball Club
Charter Bus
Music - Week 5
Project compassion
  Inigo Parent Talks
Pathways and Transition
Uniform Shop
Parents' Association
Men Of John XXIII
Community Notices
John XXIII College
(08) 9383 0400
Mooro Drive
Mount Claremont, Western Australia, 6010

From the Principal

Celebrating Our Leaders

Before our weekly community Mass last week, we conducted a beautiful service on the Chapel lawn to name our new rowing boat, the ‘Ric Del Pizzo’. Ric is a tireless worker in Community Relations and has a great love of people and the College. It was wonderful that our Rowing Committee comprised of parents and Mr Rob Thomas wished to recognise Ric for his admirable contribution to Rowing and to the wider College community. Our Rowing community is an excellent partnership between our committed student rowers, their parents and our coaches superbly led by Mr Thomas. I know that they are all appreciative of Ric Del Pizzo’s dedication in assisting with their program and events.


Last week we were also thrilled to acknowledge our Year 6 students receiving their leadership badges. All of the Year 6 students are leaders in the Primary school and belong to a portfolio, such as, ‘Community’, ‘Events’ and ‘Service’. We also have 12 House Captains.


The Primary school leaders proudly made the following pledge at last week’s assembly:

'As student leaders of John XXIII College we commit ourselves in service to God, family, school, friends and study. We pledge to seek Jesus Christ in all that we do. We hope that through our own example we build an atmosphere of trust and acceptance where all people are valued and affirmed in his or her own right.


Loving God,


Give us gifts of enthusiasm, faith and love. Instil in us a thirst for your kingdom, a sense of justice and a spirit of mission.


Pope John XXIII          Pray for us

Ignatius of Loyola     Pray for us

Mary Ward                    Pray for us’


Jesuit and Compassion Schools’ Meeting


Last weekend I was in Melbourne for a meeting of Principals of Jesuit schools from around the country. I particularly enjoy the formation sessions that occur at these meetings and learning more of the significant role played by Jesuit (and Loreto) schools around the world. I look forward to sharing the insights I have gained in the coming weeks.


Yours sincerely

Robert Henderson



Photos from the service on the Chapel lawn to name our new rowing boat, the ‘Ric Del Pizzo’.


Primary students receiving their leadership badges at the Primary Assembly.










Open Day


Around The Primary

Dear Parents

After five very busy learning and teaching weeks back here at school, the long weekend has certainly come at the perfect time.


We thank you sincerely for ensuring that children are arriving on time and wearing the correct uniform. It is also fabulous to see children taking on their own responsibilities – carrying their own bag, using the ‘loop’ pick-up after school etc. Anything children can do for themselves is so very empowering and promotes positive self-belief.

Have you booked your tickets for our Primary Picnic on the Green on St Patrick’s Day (Saturday 17 March).


Please spread the word about this special event – it is a great opportunity for us to come together as a community, in a relaxed social setting to get to know one another and to welcome new families to John XXIII. We hope all families will come along as your presence means a lot to us and especially to your children.


Enjoy the long weekend and use this opportunity with your children to slow down a little, enjoy the company of family and friends and to recharge for the remainder of the busy term.


Kind regards,


Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary


Primary Picnic

Follow this link on Trybooking to purchase tickets and pre-order catering.


Coins for Caritas Pyramid

Congratulations everyone – we have now collected 25 jars of 5 cent coins! Next week we are collecting 10 cent coins.


Swimming Carnival Update

Date:       Thursday 8 March 2018


Venue:   CLAREMONT AQUATIC CENTRE                                 DAVIES ROAD, CLAREMONT


Time:     12.00 noon. All children will leave                                  on buses from the JTC ‘loop’                                              carpark from  11.30 am, with the                                   Year 4 children departing first.


All  swimming races this year will take                        place in the 50m pool commencing with                    the 25m Freestyle races at 12.10 pm.                        We anticipate the carnival will conclude just after 2.30 pm. Parents will be able to collect          their children from the pool after the presentation to the winning house. All other          children will be taken back to school by bus. Students are not permitted to leave the carnival before the final presentation.


Pool Entry Cost:    ALL COMPETITORS –                                                          ENTRY FEELS WILL BE                                                        COVERED BY THE COLLEGE

                                         PARENTS & ADULT SPECTATORS         $2 SENIORS CARD                                                                HOLDERS & AGED PENSIONERS        $2



Please have correct change ready for pool entry.


Requirements:  Bathers, College House cap, College Rashie, College House shirt, Towel, Goggles (if required), Drink (water only). Tracksuit (optional) and a healthy snack. Students are not permitted to visit the pool shop.


**Please LABEL all your child’s clothing.


Children must stay in their House Bay throughout the carnival to encourage and support their team members.


Parents are responsible for the supervision of younger siblings.


PLEASE NOTE:   A medical certificate from the child’s doctor should be given to their teacher prior to the Carnival if they are unable to swim on the day.


I hope all families can all come along and support your child at the Carnival. Special thanks to all those parents who have offered to assist during the day.


John Alderman
Primary Sports Coordinator


Dates to Remember

Monday 5 March       Labour Day Holiday

Thursday 8 March    Yr 4-6 Swimming Carnival                                               12-2:45pm (Claremont Pool)






Legacy of World War I


As part of their History unit, Year 9 students are investigating the legacy of World War I and the Anzac tradition – this is particularly relevant as 2018 marks the centenary of the end of the war.


The focus of their study is the experiences of Australian soldiers, their records and artefacts. Students have been making use of central databases to gather primary source material. Several students are researching family members who fought during the war, other students have selected soldiers with the same last name.


The students’ research will be used to construct museum displays that will be placed in the library for other year groups to see.


Students are also writing a reflective letter which will be sent to Australian Defence Force personnel currently serving overseas. These letters will be delivered in time for Anzac day.


Ms Alison O’Connor

HASS Department



Seek Justice Student Twilight Retreats

On Friday 23 February, we held the first of our ‘Seek Justice Student Twilight Retreats’. Open to Year 10, 11 and 12 students, there was a great turn out as many students were eager to learn about making a difference in both the School and the community. The retreat focused on fair trade products, particularly chocolate as we approach the Easter season. We were fortunate to have Sister Kaye from ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against the Trafficking of Humans) come to the retreat and speak about the social justice issue of human trafficking, particularly of young children in the cocoa farming industry. At the end of the retreat, students were asked to create action plans regarding what we could do as a group and individuals around the School and within our community to promote fair trade products. This retreat was very successful in that every student who came took away an understanding of the importance of buying Fair Trade Chocolate to support the ethically sourced companies and the cocoa farmers.

Grace Olver and Isabella Holland, Faith and Mission Captains 2018


Are you buying chocolate for someone, or even contributing to a fundraising hamper to raise money for Project Compassion during Lent? Please buy only slavery-free chocolate. The International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) estimates that there are 1.5 million children working in the cocoa sector in West Africa. Many of these children have been enslaved, or forced to work in exploitative conditions. If you buy chocolate featuring one of these three certification symbols you will know that production of the chocolate is okay. ACTION: Tell at least five other people about slavery-free chocolate this week.


Janeen Murphy

Director Faith and Mission

Students at the Seek Justice Student Twilight Retreat learned about the importance of choosing slavery-free chocolate.


Look for these symbols to ensure your chocolate is slavery-free.





NAS (Northern Associated School) Sport

Thank you all staff and students for giving their time to represent the College. All results and ladders can be found via the following link;


Please use the column on the left of the page to navigate. Round 3 NAS will see John XXIII College take on Chisholm College. Due to the public holiday on Monday 5 March, Year 7 NAS will be on Thursday afternoon.


A reminder that if students cannot meet their commitment, they need to give the teacher in charge adequate notice. Good luck to all teams.


NAS Basketball Team Members – Shawn Redhage Basketball Clinics

A reminder for students involved in NAS basketball in Term 1, there is the opportunity to attend basketball coaching/skill sessions with former Perth Wildcat and Olympian, Shawn Redhage.

  • Year 7 and 8 NAS Basketball team members can attend on Monday from 7.00am – 8.00am.
  • Year 9 to 12 NAS Basketball team members can attend on Thursday from 7.00am – 8.00am.

There is no nomination required, or cost, for students to attend.

ACC Squad and Swimming Training (Years 7 to 12)

Students in the John XXIII College ACC Swimming Squad have been notified in homeroom. Students in the ACC squad are encouraged to attend training. Especially if they don’t train elsewhere. The ACC team will be selected and published to students next week.


Swimming training has commenced from 7.00am - 7.50am at the College pool. Training is open to students of all ability levels. Training will continue on Monday, Wednesday and Friday until Monday 19 March. No nomination to attend training is needed simply attend on the day(s) you can make it.

Cross Country Training (Years 7 to 12)

Training is on Tuesday and Thursday from 7.00am - 7.50am meeting in the College pavilion. Training is open to students of all ability levels. Training will continue on Tuesday and Thursday throughout Term 1 and into Term 2. No nomination to attend training is needed simply attend on the day(s) you can make it. Distances run vary from 4 to 7km depending on ability level.

Netball Club


For registration enquiries, please email us on


Grading – Week 4

Year 8                      (8.30am – 10.00am) Saturday 10 March (Open Day)  

Year 7                      (9.30am – 11.00am) Saturday 10 Marchh (Open Day)

Year 9                      (8.00am – 10.00am) Sunday 11 March            

Year 10/11/12       (9.30am – 11.00am) Sunday 11 March      


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

The girls are to wear their school sports uniforms to grading. Please remember game day rules apply to grading and include the following:







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


Pre-Season Fitness Sessions Have Commenced!

The girls are loving pre-season fitness which has started and is on the oval in front of the netball courts from 7:00am - 8:00am, Wednesdays and Friday. Although they are not compulsory, the club encourages our netballers to attend.

It’s a great way to start your netball fitness and skills. Session includes sprints, agility and core fitness.


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

Could all players please make sure their uniform fits from last year and finalise purchase of any new uniforms sooner rather than later.


Terri Thornton

Netball Club Secretary

Charter Bus

College Charter Bus


Music - Week 5

Twilights Recital

The first Twilight Recital of the year is upon us! All students currently taking lessons on voice or an instrument are invited to perform in the GBLT on Sunday, 18 March from 5:30 -  6:30pm. This free, one-hour concert series provides students the opportunity to perform to a friendly, welcoming audience, with accompaniment provided by Mr David Dockery. Families are asked to bring a plate of supper to share, following the concert. Forms for the Twilight Recital are available from the Music Office, where rehearsal times with Mr Dockery can also be booked. All are welcome!

Chapel Choir

The Chapel Choir would like to extend an invitation to all students who have a love of singing to join them each week in singing in Community Mass each Friday morning. Interested students should contact the Music Office.

Ensemble Badges

For students who have misplaced their ensemble badges, replacement badges are available from the Music Office at a cost of $12. Complimentary badges for new students in ensembles are awarded at the end of Term 1.



To our College Chaplain, Fr Rodrigo da Costa Ponte, who is celebrating the second anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood this Sunday, 4 March. Fr Rodrigo presides at the College Community Masses on Friday and most of the other student and staff liturgies. He also assists with the sacrament of Reconciliation as well as talking with classes as part of their RE Curriculum. We give thanks for Fr Rodrigo’s many gifts to our College, in addition to his work at Aquinas College and Cottesloe parish.


Sacraments Program

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

Is your child already enrolled in a Parish Sacrament program in your own ‘home’ parish for Reconciliation, Eucharist or Confirmation?


Need help with this?

Updates from Local Parishes

Holy Spirit, City Beach

Registration forms are available from Cathy Gawen,

Alternatively phone Parish Priest, Fr Emmanual-tv Dimobi, 93413131.


Saint Thomas Apostle, Claremont

Sacrament enrolments close: Friday 16 March.

Registration forms are available from


Star of the Sea, Cottesloe

Enrolment form on the College website.

Further information:


Saint Cecilia, Floreat

Further information: Prue Pupazzoni,


St Joseph, Subiaco

Applications for Sacrament of Confirmation to be made from 1 March. Applications for Eucharist and Reconciliation will be invited in terms 2 and 3 respectively.

Further information:

GOOD NEWS for 3rd Sunday in Lent

“Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will raise it up.”  John 2:13-25


The reflection is part of Fr Michael Tate’s homily for this Sunday's gospel and is printed here, with kind permission. Fr Michael Tate is a Parish Priest in the Archdiocese of Hobart and is Catholic Chaplain to the University of Tasmania where he is an Honorary Professor of Law, lecturing in International Humanitarian Law.   


Where does God really dwell?

The setting of the first reading is the story of the Jewish slaves fleeing the oppression of the Pharaoh of Egypt. Moses, a leader of those fugitive slaves wandering through a desert, received a message from God which begins:


‘I am the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.’


What follows are ten ways in which a free and liberated people should respond. They should be called the Ten Responses rather than the Ten Commandments.

‘Respond by worshipping me as your one and only liberator: don’t bow down to others. Don’t abuse my name. Build up a community where you treat others with respect and reverence, never as property or less than human. Murder, perjury, theft, adultery, neglecting elderly parents destroy such community.’


Indeed, God is always attempting to create a community which responds to His love by treating others as fully human and unshackled from the chains of oppression and exploitation.

In today’s Gospel we find Jesus furiously angry. Why? Because when he entered the Temple precinct, he did not see evidence of a liberated people. Rather, he saw evidence of a Temple system which exploited and oppressed people. Only a few days before he had witnessed a poor widow so brainwashed by the Temple system that she had thrown into its treasury the last couple of coins she needed for the necessities of life – ‘everything she had’. She was left destitute.


Does this sound like a place where the God who proclaimed himself the great liberator of His people would dwell?


Jesus expressed his anger physically and the leaders understood his actions full of symbolism. In overturning tables he was signalling the overturning of the Temple system. They challenged him. They asked for his authority to do what he had been doing. He gives them an enigmatic answer: ‘Destroy this Temple and in three days I will raise it up.’ They thought he was speaking about the great building they saw before them, and used his answer against him in his show trial.


But, the author of our Gospel, probably writing in Ephesus around the year 100 AD, i.e. after the Resurrection, gives us the explanation: ‘But he spoke of the sanctuary of his body.’ The body of Jesus of Nazareth is the dwelling place, the habitation of God who liberates people. This is our core belief about the identity of Jesus of Nazareth. Many will accept that he was an impressive teacher or guru, or even an inspired prophet.


But it is our faith that Jesus of Nazareth is God embodied, God enfleshed in human history. In short, God’s sanctuary is not a place but a person. And, by adoption, we can share in this extraordinary status: we too can become temples.


Let us go forward in these last few weeks in Lent as a liberated people, using the Ten Responses to guide our reflection of the journey towards Easter. © Fr Michael Tate


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Community Liturgy

Friday mornings students, staff, families and friends gather to celebrate the Eucharist, which is open to all.


Each Friday a House or year group takes responsibility for preparing the Mass, and families are especially welcome to celebrate with the students. Next Friday, 9 March Mass will be prepared by students in Koolyangarra House.


At the Community Mass on Friday 16 March we will remember Owen Burke whose anniversary occurs around this time.


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: or 9383 0513.

Project compassion

Every year, the Project Compassion fundraising initiative is launched by Caritas Australia on Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. On Shrove Tuesday, we accompanied Mrs Murphy, Lachy Bywater and Ella Fracaro from Year 11 to attend a launch event at Newman College, along with over 100 other students and teachers from Catholic schools across Perth. 


The day was presided over by the engaging Mrs Finneran, and we learned about the work of Caritas Australia. The theme this year for Project Compassion is ‘A Just Future’. We were invited to speak at the forum about some of the social justice initiatives within our College such as our Pilgrimage program, Live Simply day, and the upcoming Twilight Retreats. Later in the day, Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, which was a privilege to experience. 


It was very insightful to learn about social justice and the work of Caritas, and we would like to encourage our community to support the Project Compassion campaign throughout Lent.


Isabella Holland and Grace Olver, Faith and Mission Captains


Janeen Murphy

Director Faith and Mission





Magis Academic Seminar Breakfast

The first Magis Academic Seminar Breakfast took place at the Circle of Friends Café on Wednesday morning. The keynote speaker was Ms Kathy Boyatzis, the WA Director of Creative Edge Thinking and Opti-MINDS, and the former Director of Tournament of Minds. The topic was ‘Creative Thinking and Problem Solving’, and the focus was assisting  the students interested in the Creative Thinking Challenge at Curtin University on Saturday 25 March, an exciting invitation only event. Warmest thanks to Ms Boyatzis, the students who attended, and the staff and students who assisted with the breakfast, and to Ms Negus and Ms Bouwman for their support at the event.


The Academic Spelling Challenge has seen about 70 students participate so far, and others will have the opportunity to do so at make-up rounds in the next few days. Results will be announced at the end of Week 6. Entries for the Goal-setting and Strategic Plan for Academic Success challenge are now due.


The response for the da Vinci Decathlon has been excellent, and the Year 7, 8 and 9 teams all look strong and are preparing well. Throughout the School the there are many exciting gifted student competitions with teams now being finalised. These include Catholic Schools Mooting, the WA Debating League Schools competition, and Law Mock Trials, all of which qualify for points for the competitive side of the new Magis/Altiora Program. Another major opportunity students may wish to consider is the 2018 Royal Commonwealth Society Speech and Leadership contest. There are two sections – Year 9 and 10 students competing in the Junior section and Years 11 and 12 in the Senior. Forms and information are available from the Magis office.


Next week all secondary students will receive information about the new Magis competitions open to all secondary students – the John XXXIII College Public Speaking and Short Story Writing competitions. Warmest thanks to Year 12 Magis committee member Amelia MacMillan who has designed posters for these events, and to Bella Spiro-Harrison for her splendid leadership so far as Magis Scholar. I would also like to warmly thank the parent committee for the opportunity to speak at their first meeting on Monday.


Jim Miller

Gifted and Talented Director



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.


Pathways and Transition

Pathways and Transition




The Get Real Experience and Try (GREaT)

Nursing and Midwifery Year 10 Work Experience Program is supported by the WA Department of Health. The program is an opportunity for Year 10 students contemplating a career in the Health sector to experience nursing firsthand. It is a five-day work experience program during school term. It is up to the student to ensure there are no exams, work or holiday commitments that may clash with the placement date. 


Applications for GREaT are now open and can be accessed via the following link:       Closing date 8 March


For more information, students are encouraged to talk to the Careers Counsellor or click on

Students must advise Mrs Watson after they have submitted their application.

Defence Force Gap Year Program

The Defence Force Gap Year program gives young Australians, who have completed year 12 (or equivalent), the chance to experience a year in the Navy, Army or Air Force with No obligation to commit beyond the 12 months. 


A Gap Year in the Australian Defence Force is a way to experience a career in the Navy, Army or Air Force, while gaining life skills, making new friends and developing leadership qualities you can take anywhere.

Applications for the 2019 Australian Defence Force (ADF) Gap Year program are now open. 


For more information

Gap Idea – Volunteer Overseas

Some students opt for a break from formal study after Year 12 and consider travelling overseas and volunteering with organisations. We have had several students in previous years register with LATTITUDE Global Volunteering ( There will be a lunchtime presentation for interested students in March.

Health Services School-Based Trainee Progress

The Aegis and John XXIII College pathway to nursing kicked off in style on 16 February with the Year 11 school-based trainees Anabel Stefels, Blake Mitchell and Skye Willson, commencing the very important first aid and emergency care training which included checking vital signs, treating an asthma emergency and performing CPR.


Our nursing pathway superstars are enjoying the combination of school, training and work – especially the fact that they are paid to learn in the industry they intend to go into once they leave our school. By the end of Year 12 they will have hundreds of hours of experience in health services and be able to transition into tertiary nursing studies at University or TAFE.  They will also be qualified to work in a hospital as a Nursing Assistant. Now that’s what we call a win/win!

Interesting Reads

New Work Smarts: Thriving in the New Work Order


By 2030, automation, globalisation and flexibility will change what we do in every job. To prepare young people for this future we must shift our understanding of what it will mean to be smart in the New Work Order. Based on an analysis of 20 billion hours of work completed by 12 million Australians each year, this report reveals the most important skills we will need to be work smart in the future


Read the report here:

These Are the Most Exciting Industries and Jobs of the Future

While emerging technologies will replace many jobs, they will also create many new ones. In fact, over half of the jobs current middle school students will be doing in the future do not even exist today. Widespread innovation is continuing to give birth to exciting new industries, all of which are sources of new jobs.


Read more here:


As always, every attempt is made to ensure that material in the Careers newsletter is accurate. 
The material may include views or recommendations of third parties, which do not necessarily reflect our views. The listing of an organisation in this newsletter in no way implies any form of endorsement by us of the products or services provided by that person or organisation. Links to other web sites are inserted for convenience and do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service. From time to time this newsletter will include reference to an article of interest based on recent research.  In some cases, the rigour of the research may be unclear.












Year 6 and 7 Scoliosis Information

Year 6 and Year 7 is the time when health professionals recommend parents assess and access medical assistance if needed for concerns regarding possible scoliosis with their child.

It is recommended Year 6 and Year 7 students be assessed by their parents according to the information found in the attached pamphlet.


 If after assessing your child, you have any concerns, please follow up with your family doctor.


Jenny Hill

College nurse


Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop is now accepting secondhand uniform items. Please remember that all items must be freshly cleaned and ironed and in perfect condition to be accepted for sale.

All tracksuits are now available.

Uniform Shop Opening Hours

Monday 8.00am to 5.45pm

Wednesday 8.00am to 4.15pm

Friday 8.00am to 11.45am


Bev Sainsbury

Uniform Shop Coordinator

Parents' Association

Term 1 Parents’ Association Meeting

Thank you to all those who attended the Parents’ Association meeting on Monday 26 February. Thank you also to guest speakers Jim Miller, representing the Secondary GATE/Magis programs, and Antoinette dePinto, representing the Primary GATE program. Both talks were very informative and Jim Miller’s enthusiastic plans for the expansion of the Secondary Magis/GATE programs are inspiring.


The two funding proposals presented were both voted on and unanimously approved – $8,000 for monkey bars in the Pre-primary area and $2556.40 for two bike repair stations on the College grounds.


If you have an idea for a funding proposal you would like to present, the ‘Guidelines for Funding Form’ must be completed. This may be obtained by emailing the Parents’ Association on In order to be considered, funding proposals must be received 2 week’s prior to the advertised date of the Parents’ Association meeting for that Term. 


Upcoming Men of John XXIII Events

Friday 23 March: Annual Launch and Social Night


Paula Hackett

2018 Parents’ Association Secretary

Men Of John XXIII

Men of John XXIII Report February  2018

As the new Chair of MOJTC, I would firstly like to take this opportunity to thank Jason Waller as the past Chair of the Committee for the excellent job that he has done for all of us here at JTC. He has performed this role to a very high standard and the MOJTC is often discussed as an exemplar by the Fathering Organisation. He continues to be a stalwart of the Committee and his depth of experience and knowledge is greatly appreciated.

Calendar for 2018

The calendar for 2018 encompasses one baseline activity per term. Opportunities are available for additional activities supported through the committee. We have set the first activity for the year as an information and panel night. This will take place at the Floreat Bowls Club from 7.30pm. A Trybooking link and additional information will be sent out next week. Remaining activities will be decided on 23 March with attending fathers choosing what type of activities they would like to see take place this year. Any calendar clashes please inform me for massage of dates.


Term 1 - 23 March

Term 2 - 25 May

Term 3 - 24 August

Term 4 - 9 November

Year Group Father Liaison Still Sought

MOJTC Committee is looking to improve communication across the School. Often this is done best by the people who know the year group. If you are available or know someone, please email me for inclusion in Committee emails so that they can keep situational awareness and support for upcoming events.

Suggestions for possible activities this year include:

St Vincent’s Sleep out: Fathers and children combination with games

Barbagalo Raceway: Visit the race and pits

Invited Speaker ideas?          

Barefoot Bowls: Mosman Park Bowls Club?

Year group dad’s night out: Perhaps at a local venue (Claremont?)

Public Transport Adventure: Bus to a Train Station, Train to City & Ferry to South Perth for some kids games (pizza/picnic or just home all options). Possible Perth Zoo fathering support.

Ten Pin Bowls: Dads with kids take on all comers.

Dads vs Kids in Team Games:  Soccer? Basketball? Volleyball? Team games.

Dads Bike Repair for Beginners: Excellent cyclists will demonstrate the new bike repair centres about to be purchased by the PA to go into the new bike sheds. Dads and kids cycle to school or drive if too far. Get some tips on punctures and repair and then sausage sizzle.

Dads and Kids Footy Tipping Competition: The Fathering Project is looking at an appropriate website for Dads and kids to compare their skills at picking winners!

These ideas will be canvassed on 23 March. This enable us to provide activities that you want to attend rather than impose.

Seed Capital and guidance is available for year groups and individuals to propose an idea to further the MOJTC vision within the School. Contact me for further details.


David Thompson

Chair of MOJTC


Contact Information:

0412 366 417

Community Notices

Enrolment Applications

Enrolment applications are now being considered for Year 7 2021 and Kindergarten 2020. For more information, please contact Mrs Laurence Dubuisson, College Registrar on 9383 0449 or           



Pastoral Ltr from Archbishop Costelloe SDB 8 Feb 2018.pdf
inigo attachment_SW.pdf
current Scoliosis pamphlet.pdf
March 02 Final.pdf