15 June 2018
Issue Fifty Seven
From the Principal
Around The Primary
Netball Club
Music - Week 18
Pathways and Transition
  Inigo Parent Talks
Book Sale
Men Of John XXIII College
Parents' Association
Uniform Shop
Charter Bus
Founders' Parent Party - All welcome
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From the Principal


Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.’
Eleanor Roosevelt


Earlier this week our Year 11 students participated in their Id Quod Volo Retreat. It is a Latin expression for 'that which I desire' and the focus of the day was on leadership. Our Year 11 cohort was also introduced to the leadership opportunities available on the Student Representative Council in 2019.


The message for our students is that leadership can be exhibited in many ways. Often a quiet word of encouragement, gentle praise or patient listening are just as important signs of leadership as eloquence with a microphone. This week’s House activities were as follows:

  • Campion: visited the Mont Clare Aged Care Facility in Claremont.
  • Koolyangarra: worked at Ronald McDonald House and participated in activities to develop leadership skills at Kings Park.
  • Loreto: students worked with the Year 6 students at Majella Catholic Primary School.
  • Loyola: did a combination of physical and intellectual challenges to solve a puzzle, while collaborating and displaying leadership skills at Kings Park.
  • St Louis: students participated in activities to develop leadership, organisation and collaborative skills at John Leckie Pavilion, Nedlands.
  • Ward: students attended a presentation on leadership by Dr Gregory Hine at the University of Notre Dame and participated in activities intended to develop organisation and leadership skills.

At our assembly this week I linked the Year 11 leadership day to the insights shown by our predecessors at John XXIII College. At a time when our master planning for the future is occurring it is worthwhile considering the evolution of our campus over the past four decades.


Our College has been truly blessed to have inspirational leaders with a focus on ‘great ideas’.

Robert Henderson


Around The Primary

Dear Parents

Today our PP-Year 3 students celebrated Mass with Fr Rodrigo. The children participated beautifully in this special time of prayer and reflection. A big thank you to Year 2G for leading this lovely liturgy and to Miss Cooney and Mrs Haydon (Liturgical Music Specialist) for preparing the children so well.


It is hard to believe that we are nearly at the end of Semester One. Reports will be ready to be released from 3.00pm on Friday 29 June. I would like to thank all the teachers for all the work they are putting into preparing these reports.


As you are aware the College is now using ‘SEQTA’ as a learning platform and parents can interact with this product via a website known as ‘SEQTA Engage’. When parents log in to this website you are able view your children’s academic reports which are generated as PDF files.


To access SEQTA Engage please use the following link as the URL in your internet browser. Once you have logged in, the reports can be accessed under the ‘Assessment’ tab.


New families and Pre-Primary parents would have now received their login details.

If you have any difficulties accessing your child’s report at the end of the term, please send any enquiries to


Congratulations to all the children who have recently received the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist or Confirmation at the various Parishes. We would love to see some photos! Please send a copy of child’s Sacramental certificate to school so we can update our records.


Kind regards


Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary



Magnificent Mud


On Wednesday it was Mud Day in Kindy!


The children were asked to wear their oldest clothes to Kindy and to get ready to be very messy. This ‘hands-on’ was embraced by all of the children who had so much fun exploring the different elements of clay, mud and ochre. Trudie from ‘Educated by Nature’ showed the children how mud is made and encouraged them to use the ochre to paint their faces, inspired by Noongar traditions.


The Kindy children and staff had a great time playing with the natural clay and mud pies were made on the day!


Year 6 STEAM Challenge

The Year 6 students have been on an eleven week journey to understand and solve a problem at the Regional Resource Recovery Centre (RRRC) in Canning Vale. Their mission was to create a prototype to prevent another $20 million fire caused by batteries.


While learning about recycling, the students have also discovered more about engineering by building Lego prototypes of the machines found at the Canning Vale recycling facility. Following the recycling life-cycle, the students have built prototypes of rubbish trucks, conveyor belts, rotating sifts and forklifts. They also had the opportunity to build their own Lego washing machine to understand the importance of centrifugal force and grey water recycling.


At the same time, they have learnt about sensors and other electronics that may improve the safety and efficiency of the recycling facility.


The final stage of this program was the STEAM challenge was the invention of their own battery removal prototype. Their creative, engineering and entrepreneurial skills were put to the test even further as they were also required to pitch their ideas and show-off their Lego prototypes in a bid to win over ‘technology investors’ from Perth's hi-tech industry. These investors were Charlie Gunningham (Commercialisation Adviser - Department of Industry, Innovation & Science Accelerating Commercialisation), Conor Macgill (Waste Education and Projects Officer - Southern Metropolitan Regional Council) and Ben Aylett (Technology Expert & Commentator for Channel 7, 9 & 10 & Fairfax Media)


Our special guests provided the students’ with great feedback and were very impressed with students’ battery removal prototypes and their associated presentations.



Winter Fixtures

In the past two weeks, our Years 5/6 Interschool teams have participated in home and away fixtures against Newman College. The two schools have continued great rivalry and the teams have been very even especially in netball and soccer. It was an opportunity for our hockey teams to play their first interschool games and were dominant in both fixtures. Our footballers were well beaten at Newman on a very wet afternoon last week. However, JTC footballers fought back with great spirit yesterday and were only narrowly beaten. It is wonderful to see our students really engaged and enjoying their winter sports.


Winter Lightning Carnival

Next Thursday 21 June we will host the IPSHA Winter Lightning Carnival. We will cater for 72 teams; the most number of teams that we have had on College grounds. If you have some spare time next Thursday it would be great if you can pop-in to have a look at this wonderful spectacle. The fixtures commence at 9.45 am and concludes at 1.45 pm. During this Carnival our football team will be competing in the ‘Eagles’ Cup’ competition.



It is wonderful to see so many students and their parents turning up to cross country training on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. There have been many students attending but I would like to see a few more in the next couple of weeks as the Carnival is on Tuesday 24 July. Just a reminder, that there will be no training next Thursday 21 June because of the Lightning carnival.


A big thank you to everyone for your support and assistance with the Sports program.


John Alderman
Primary Sports Coordinator

Dates to Remember
Monday 18 June                         Music Eisteddfod
Tuesday 19 June                         Yr 3-6 Cross Country Training
                                                               5G Music Showcase
Thursday 21 June                       IPSHA Winter Lightning Carnival                                                
Friday 22 June                              PPB/PPG Assembly



Id Quod Volo

On Monday 11 June all Year 11 students participated in ‘Id Quod Volo’ or in English ‘this is what I desire’. During Id Quod Volo, Year 11 students worked with their House Coordinators to examine different models of leadership. They will also received an introduction to the leadership opportunities available on the Student Representative Council in 2019.



Book Sale in the Library

John XXIII College Library will be holding a book sale of discarded library books on Friday 22 June, both before school and during lunch. This is open to all students - primary and secondary and staff.  Gold coin donation with all proceeds going to CARITAS.

Year 8 Retreat video

Year 8 students participated in their retreat day which was themed 'Called by God to be Agents of Change in the Year of Youth'. Using the issue of Sorry day and Reconciliation the students explored  how they are able to impact and transform the world through their own actions. Check out the video from the day.


Years 7-9 House Leaders 

The House Leaders from Years 7-9 met to discuss some student issues that are currently of interest around the College. The main focus being bullying. The students identified some types of bullying and how it can affect their peers. Students then completed a formative survey that will help inform the staff. The students had a group discussion about the effectiveness of the survey and identified some ways in which it could be improved to have the maximum effect.


NAIDOC Celebrations

The College will celebrate NAIDOC during the last week of term.  On Thursday 28 June, the College will welcome Noongar elders to conduct a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony for Secondary students.  The Smoking ceremony will take place on the College oval around 2:15pm.  Students who suffer from Asthma and whose Asthma is brought on by smoke will be supervised in the Library.  Students are advised to ensure they have their reliever medication and use as needed. 


Mary Ward Secondary disco and karaoke night​

On Friday 8 June Mary Ward Secondary hosted a disco and karaoke night for students within the  secondary student community. Bop Till You Drop entertained present and some past students  with a range of fun activities, games and prizes. Staff and students stepped up to the microphone and entertained the dancers with their individual interpretations of popular songs.  So much talent!   A great night for everyone.


Host families wanted for our Fujimi Exchange students in Term 3

Firstly, a big thank you to the many families who have returned their forms and generously offered to host our Japanese students. Information about your student and the program will be sent to you in the last week of term.


We still need about 10 host families. If you are considering hosting, please complete the attached form and return it to


The exchange starts on Sunday 29 July and we have 35 female students arriving for a period of two weeks, departing on Saturday 11 August.


The students are aged approximately 15 years and have learnt English for about three years. If you have either a spare bed in a girl’s room or a spare bedroom, we would very much appreciate your willingness to host one of our Japanese exchange students.  The exchange students are here to practice speaking English. They will contribute to expenses.

Shane Glass

Head of Learning Area (Languages)


NAS (Northern Associated School) Nominations Term 2 – Winter Sport

NAS Sport started again this week after a break for senior exams, this week's round we played against Sacred Heart College. Our final round robin fixture before finals is against Chisholm College on Monday 18 June – Wednesday 20 June. Following that, teams that finish in the top four will play off for first or third place in the NAS finals week.


A copy of the fixtures, venues and information regarding NAS Sport is available on the College website. A reminder that students need to inform the teacher in charge of their sport well in advance if they are unavailable to fulfill their commitment.


All results and ladders for the season to date can be found via the following link: Use the column on the left of the page to navigate. 

NAS (Northern Associated School) Sport MVP’s Term 1 2018

Congratulations to the students recognised at our secondary assembly on Thursday 14 June as our Term 1 NAS Sport Most Valuable Players for 2018.


John XXIII College – 2018 ACC All Star Swimmers

'All Star' teams are selected in athletics, swimming and cross-country. The team is an "All ACC" honorary team consisting of the best performer(s) in each event across all schools and divisions within the association. It is a great achievement to be selected in an 'All Star' team across more than 70 schools. All students selected in an 'All Star' team are presented with a commemorative badge and certificate of acknowledgment from the ACC.


Congratulations to the following students who were selected in the ACC All Star swimming team in 2018 and recognised at our secondary assembly on Thursday 14 June: 


Charles Hodge

Neve Fyneman

Asher Stevenson

Jacob Bell

Madeleine Parchewsky

Timothy Gillman

Tiala Slatter

Aleksandr Bell

Madeline Brown

ACC All Stars Basketball teams (boys and girls)

Player nominations for the ACC All Stars Basketball teams (boys and girls) are now open to all ACC school students.  Please see attached flyer.  The ACC is calling for nominations from interested and talented players. The cost of nomination is $16.00 per person, this cost will be covered by the College.


**Nominations close on Friday 3 August**


Once the teams are selected, they will play against the Combined Government Schools at Bendat Stadium on Sunday afternoon 14 October 2018.  This is a fantastic opportunity for talented players to prove themselves in a high quality game.  Trials will be held in Term 3 (dates and venue to be confirmed).  Players will be informed of trial dates and times once confirmed. 


Netball Club

A  reminder this week for all girls to please wear the appropriate size bloomers.


Years 3 & 4 NetSetGo will be regrouped after this weekend. 


Last weekend our Club hosted two teams from Crossroads Sport Singapore. Last Thursday they joined the Year 9 teams for training and then a round robin match. On Monday a group of Year 9 and Year 10 girls volunteered for a couple of friendly games and they joined us for a sausage sizzle dinner.

Besides some very competitive netball it was great to see the girls mingle with our guests. We will be seeing many of these girls again when we visit Singapore next year.


A big thank you to Jacinta Smith for coaching, Lina McDougall for cooking, Claudia Thompson and Amelia MacMillan for umpiring.


Thank you to the girls that volunteered to play:

Year 9: Grace Barbour, Grace Budimlich, Cheynne Cusma, Mary Majok, Skye MacMilan, Talai McDougall, Charlotte Preston, Taia Purkiss and Rebecca McGurgan. 


Year 10: Emily Bantock, Aneka Johnston, Sophie Gillman, Ivy Hooker, Laura Hopkyns, Ruby Parker, Gabby Smith, Eliza Thompson and Emily Tyson.  


Perth Lions Netball Region are holding their Player’s Clinics on Sunday, 24th June 2018 and Sunday, 29th July 2018 (flyer attached).

Perth Netball Association are running their July School Holiday Clinics. Information can be found on their website.


Let’s hope this beautiful weather lasts! Good luck to everyone this week.


Milissa Jagers


Music - Week 18

Music Eisteddfod

The annual Music Eisteddfod is this weekend! On Sunday 17 June and Monday 18 June, hundreds of musicians from across the College will perform as part of the annual John XXIII College Music Eisteddfod and earn points towards the Music Shield. Last year’s winning house – Ward – won by a single point and this year looks to be another fantastic event! The timetable for the Eisteddfod is listed below and we welcome all parents, friends and other family to join us for these sessions. Music will be echoing across the campus!

Dress for all performers is smart casual – no Ugg boots or track pants. Please note that this year students will receive their certificates and be notified of special mentions at the conclusion of the Eisteddfod, not after individual sessions.


Please make sure to be at the venue 10 minutes before your session is due to start. If students are performing in concurrent sessions, please advise the Music Office immediately. With any questions, or to complete entry payments for the Eisteddfod, please contact the Music Office.

We look forward to this terrific event!

Mr James Kros

Head of Music


Congratulations to all of the Junior House Theatre Sports teams on the highly successful competition on Wednesday night. All 45 students improvised  brilliantly and provided a great night’s entertainment.


The winning House was: St Louis. Ward came second and Campion came third. Thank you to Michael for hosting, Poppin, Ella Beech and Ruth Burke for judging.


All teams proved to be formidable competition. Well done all players.


  • St Louis: Alex Henderson, Rebecca McGurgan, Daniel Paramor, Imi Walsh, Anna Walsh, Jorja van Pelt
  • Ward: Jude Quinlan, Oscar Hegge, Alice O’Sullivan, Keeva Kirwan
  • Campion: Allie Simpson, Harry Flynn, Caitlin Green, Tom Clifford, Bailey Arundell, Olivia Eastwood, Abbey Leong, Grace Soutar, James Green, Harry Court, Jasmin Taylor, Kyle Blake
  • Loyola: Bella Lindsay, Bec Harsanyi, Jade Robertson, Taia Godwin, Caitlin McKeiver, Cormac Chamberlain, Lucy Humphrey
  • Loreto: Elizabeth Stout, Elinor Webster, Perri Edwards, Alice Williams, Daniel Doran, Catherine Ford, Emmeline Bosnich
  • Kooly: Yvette Rigg, Amalia Olsen, Ailish Beckwith, Laura Rizzi, Xavier Dillon, Emma Winch, Tadhg Archer, Lily Archer, Joshua Johnson

On Tuesday 19 June at 7:00 pm in the GBLT, the Senior House competition will run. All are welcome to come and support their House. It will be a great night.

Upcoming events in Drama:

  • Senior House Theatre Sports – Tuesday 19 June, 7pm, GBLT
  • Year 8 Drama Performance – Monday 25 June, 5pm, Roncalli Hall
  • Year 10 Drama Performance – Wednesday 27 June, 7pm, Roncalli Hall

George Tsakisiris

Head of Drama


At this week’s Secondary Assembly Magis and Altiora  Students were recognised for outstanding performances in three major WA Gifted and Talented  competitions,  Creative Edge at Curtin University which our Year 12 team won, Da Vinci decathlon at Wesley where John XXIII College won the Year 9 Mathematics and Year 7 Creative producers, and the World Scholar's Cup at Sacred Heart College, where students from Years 7, 9 and 10 won a total of 24 gold medals and all seven teams qualified for the Global round in Melbourne,  at which we will be represented by our year 9 and 10 teams. Also recognised at Assembly were the winners in the Magis John XXIII Public Speaking and Creative Writing Competitions.


Prizes and Certificates for all these awards, plus the Magis Academic Spelling and Mental Mathematics, will be presented after the special Magis Awards Breakfast at 7.30am  on 27 June, the final Wednesday of term. This will be combined with the opening of the display of personal projects completed by Year 7 and Year 8 students in the Magis classes in Semester One. The Breakfast, with keynote speaker Tom Paparo, will be in the Thomas More Centre at 7.30am, after which we will move to the Library for Presentation of  Magis Awards and the opening of the personal project display. Invitations have been sent home to parents and these need to be returned by Wednesday 20 June for catering reasons. A Personal Project Program will available at this event.


Parents are asked to please return forms for major events as soon as possible. Apart from the Magis Breakfast and Personal Project opening forms,  forms for the Jesuit Debating Carnival  at St Ignatius College in Sydney and the World Scholar's Cup Global round in Melbourne in August are also due. Forms for the Magis Middle School Camp for Years 7-9 students are due at the start of week 9.  This Magis Camp will be held at the beautiful Point Walter campsite and  highlights will include major sessions  from  the outstanding Alpha Motivation and Opti-MINDS presenters, other guest speakers and sessions including Great minds and even challenges on the Flying Fox.


Next week sees  several important Magis related events including WADL interschool debating at Christchurch on Tuesday evening, Mock Trials at the Supreme Court  on Thursday and Magis Mooting at Notre Dame University on Saturday. Good luck to all students involved and warmest thanks to the coaches and managers.


Jim Miller

Gifted and Talented Coordinator


Community Liturgy

Next Friday’s Community Mass will be prepared by students in St Louis house. Their patron, St Aloysius Gonzaga, is also the Patron Saint of Youth. In the ‘Year of Youth’, we will take the opportunity next Friday to give thanks for the many young people who assist in our community celebration of the Eucharist each week. This will include a blessing on our vibrant and talented young music ministry team.

As always, all parents and friends are welcome every week!


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.

Sacrament program

Do you have a child in Year 3, 4 or 6 and have not yet enrolled in the Sacrament program in your ‘home’ parish?

  • Contact your Parish Priest or Sacrament Coordinator.
  • Contact Mary-Anne Lumley, Parish Liaison or 9383 0513.
  • Locate information from your parish on the archdiocesan website
  • Use the College website to find information, including diary dates, supplied by some local parishes

GOOD NEWS for the Feast of St Aloysius (Louis)

Next Thursday is the Feast of St Aloysius Gonzaga SJ. This reflection on St Aloysius is by Father Andrew Hamilton SJ and is printed here with kind permission. Father Andy is a Jesuit, a theologian, a writer and, among his many other roles, the Media Officer for Jesuit Social Services.

At a time when there is widespread concern in Australia about the preparation of young men for adult life, the story of St Aloysius Gonzaga merits reflection. His brief life – he died at 23 -was aggressively countercultural: crazily and repulsively so for many modern observers. But as with all countercultural behaviour, Aloysius’ life points to elements in our prevailing culture that are themselves problematic.


Most of what we know about St Aloysius derives from his biography written a few years after his death in by Jesuit Vergil Cepari. He wrote partly to encourage young Jesuits in their austere way of life and partly as part of a campaign to have Aloysius declared a saint. Cepari’s book highlights all the conventional features of youthful sanctity praised in the Catholic Church of the time: Aloysius’ precocious devotional and penitential practices, his determination from childhood to become a priest, his adamantine rejection of the expectations placed on the eldest son of a noble family, and his avoidance of women’s company. He died as a result of nursing a plague victim in a Roman hospital.


The expectations held of Aloysius as an adult male and heir were made clear to him from the age of four.  He was presented with a miniature set of armour and guns and accompanied his father in military manoeuvres, so expanding his vocabulary. As a child at court he was exposed to the plotting, sexual entitlement, gambling, greed and corruption endemic in that culture. His early life was marked by uncompromising dissociation from such an unreflective, aggressive and passion-driven future. As child and adolescent, he cultivated interiority and refused to accept the expectations that went with his inheritance.  Although he infuriated his father by his lack of compliance but remained obdurate in his dedication to prayer and to fasting, avoidance of frivolity, and other penitential practices. When his father refused to allow him to enter the Jesuits without his he simply waited him out.


At Jesuit Social Services we have some sympathy for Aloysius in his determination to reject the toxic masculinity of his culture. We know how difficult it is for vulnerable young men to imagine breaking with family example and peer group expectations of how they should act. 


It is no wonder when Aloysius joined the Jesuits that he said of himself that he was a twisted piece of iron that needed to be straightened out. That was true.  But was is also true that what the culture regarded as straight was also warped. The life of Aloysius speaks of the cost and the resilience involved in catching sight of something deeper and in breaking the mould.


© Andrew Hamilton SJ

Pathways and Transition

Important dates 

  • 16 June Endeavour College of Natural Health Open Day
  • 23 June College of Electrical Training (NECA) Open Day
  • 28 June Australian National University (ANU) Information Evening
  • 2 July  National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA),NSW Applications for 2019 Bachelor & Diploma Courses are open 
  • 6 July  A Day in the Life of a Uni student, The University of Notre Dame
  • 9-13 July Course Advice Sessions, The University of Notre Dame 
  • 10 July  ECU Mt Lawley Campus Tour 
  • 11 July  ECU Joondalup Campus Tour  
  • 13 July UWA Campus Tour    
  • 20 July  Notre Dame Early Offers
  • 22 July  ECU (Joondalup) Uni Open Day 
  • 27 & 28 July Clarkson Trade Campus Open Day            
  • 28 July Murdoch Uni Open Day 
  • 29 July  Curtin Uni Open Day
  • 6 August TISC presentation for Year 12
  • 8 August Curtin University visit      
  • 12 August  UWA Uni Open Day        
  • 12 August ECU (Mt Lawley) Uni Open Day 
  • 13 August ECU / Murdoch Visit - Year 12 students
  • 15 August UWA Visit - Year 12 students
  • 17-19 August - Skills West Careers Expo
  • 19 August University of Notre Dame Open Day
  • 22 August University of Notre Dame Visit - Year 12 students
  • 23 August  CQU Open Day 
  • 6 September ECU Alternative Pathways Information
  • 13 September WAAPA Arts Management Info Evening
  • 24-28 September ATAR Revision Sessions
  • 7 November ECU Careers in Sports Expo

Download the PDF below for a more detailed list of events and registration details.


myfuture - assist your child

New to myfuture, is a dedicated page for parents and carers looking to support and encourage young people with their career making decisions.


Assist your child feature page contains links to articles that provide tips and advice for parents and carers to assist their child with their career development. Our College has registered and paid an annual fee for the use. To log in, students need to use their school email address.


Year 12 - University of Notre Dame: Early Offer Program 2018

High achieving Year 12 students can apply for Notre Dame’s Early Offer Program. This program is open to Year 12 students who have demonstrated academic excellence and/or are making a significant contribution to their school, community or church. The program rewards academic and non-academic achievements by issuing university offers prior to the final WACE exams. Applicants will need to demonstrate a predicted benchmark ATAR of 93 for the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Physiotherapy; and a predicted benchmark ATAR of 90 for all other undergraduate programs. For academic capability, all offers are made based on Year 11 and Year 12 reports to date.


To apply for the Early Offer Program, you must be nominated by your school and application packs will be available for students in June.


All applications must be handed in to Mr Bostelman no later than the 20 July.  The College will forward all applications to Notre Dame.  For more information about Early Offer, go to

Year 12 Exit Plans

All Year 12 students will be meeting individually with the Career Counsellor after the May exams.  The meeting will be to discuss their plans for next year and to offer any guidance or additional information concerning their options.  Please discuss your child’s exit plans with him or her now and encourage those who have vague plans to see me prior to the exams so we can work together on developing clear goals and action steps.  


Curtin's Scholarship email service

Sign up for Curtin's Scholarship email service and receive an email alert whenever a scholarship that matches your criteria is opened for applications. You'll also receive a reminder email one week before applications close.


US Sports Scholarships

If you are good at a sport and want to see if it can help you pay for a college degree, visit this link to schedule a meeting with past student-athletes from Crimson Athletics. Find out more - 

Interesting reads

Future skills: Report reveals tools schoolkids will need to thrive in jobs market of 2030
The skills required by workers in the future will be very different to those of today, a report has predicted, as well as warning education systems need to change to prepare schoolchildren for their future. 


Financial and Insurance Services

Financial services are the economic services provided by the finance industry, which encompasses a broad range of businesses that manage money, including credit unionsbankscredit-card companies, insurancecompanies, accountancy companies, consumer-finance companies, stock brokeragesinvestment funds, individual managers and some government-sponsored enterprises.


This industry includes banking, insurance and superannuation funds, as well as financial brokering services. Most jobs are in Sydney and Melbourne. There are fewer young people than in other industries, and part-time time work is uncommon. Many workers in this industry have a university degree. The largest occupation, Bank Workers, doesn't require a degree and may provide a pathway into the industry.

New Jobs and Skills Centres in WA

The Department of Training and Workforce Development have opened five new Jobs and Skills Centres at North and South Metropolitan TAFE campuses. 


The JSCs offer free career, training and employment services to students, jobseekers and career changers, and employers and businesses.


Visit the Jobs & Skills WA website for more information.




Good Universities Guide to Apprenticeships and Traineeships
Read the guide - 



Were you the kid who loved Lego and building forts in the yard? If you love building, creating and working with your hands then a career in construction might be a good fit.


Whether you’re building a house or an airport, just about every trade is represented on each worksite so it’s smart to get an idea of how they all fit together.


Check out the Construction Bullseye from MyFuture here.



From the Board of Surveying and Spatial Information of NSW – “A career in surveying can be very diverse and involves travelling and the use of specialised technology.  Surveyors can be involved in making measurements in the outdoors or indoors, processing data and creating plans and maps.”

Surveyors measure and map things then provide the information to people like engineers, architects and developers.  


You could work in the office or in the field, using high-tech equipment and sophisticated software to put together measurements that are needed by other design professionals.

Without their work it would be impossible for engineers and architects to accurately design and construct buildings.


Salary: Starting salary around $42k for an Assistant (Cert III level) to $64k for a Draftsperson with 5 years’ experience. Those with a university qualification may earn $90k plus as a Licensed/Registered Surveyor.

Qualifications: From TAFE, start with a Cert III and work through to a Diploma to become a fully qualified draftsperson, you need a university degree to become a surveyor.


Where do I start? Check out A Life Without Limits, they have heaps of fantastic info and a list of all the courses at TAFE and university level in Australia.


Margi Watson

Career Counsellor


Noise and hearing information

Loud noise can damage the sensitive structures within your inner ear, leading to irreversible hearing loss. It’s important to know that loud noises don’t have to be physically painful to cause hearing damage; the harm is cumulative, similar to how exposure to the sun gradually damages your skin even if you don’t get sunburned. The higher the level of sound and the longer the exposure, the more damage is likely to occur.


How much noise is too much noise?

If you need to raise your voice or shout to carry on a conversation, the noise around you is probably too loud. If your ears are sore or ringing, you may have damaged your hearing. Most of the daily activities won’t harm your hearing, but some activities can start to cause damage after only a short time.


Tips for protecting your hearing

  • Avoid loud sounds and noise.
  • If you can’t avoid a loud sound, you should protect your ears with earplugs or earmuffs. Balls of cottonwool or tissue offer little protection.
  • Sudden, very intense sounds, such as gunshots, are particularly dangerous and can cause immediate, permanent hearing loss.
  • Use hearing protection such as earplugs at loud music events. Special earplugs can be made for musicians to protect their hearing while preserving the sound quality of the music.
  • Give your ears frequent rest from noise. Limit your time in very noisy places and take regular breaks in quieter areas.
  • Set the volume of your portable music player at a moderate level. Don’t turn up the volume of your stereo to try to drown out background noise. As a general rule, set the volume to a level where you can hear someone at arm’s length without them having to shout.

Jenny Hill

College Nurse

Reference: Australian Hearing



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.



Book Sale

Book sale of discarded library books, open to all students - primary and secondary and staff.

Open before school and lunch Friday 22 June, 2018.

Gold coin donation with all proceeds going to CARITAS.


Men Of John XXIII College

Calendar Dates for the 2018 Fathering Presentations

Put them into your calendar now!

  • Term 3 - 24 Aug
  • Term 4 - 9 Nov

Year Group Father Liaison still sought

The Men of John XXIII College 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, then email me their details for inclusion in Committee emails so that they can keep situational awareness and support for upcoming events.

Parents' Association

Parents’ Association Term Three Meeting 7pm Monday 13 August

Thank you once again to all the parents who attended our Term Two meeting. The Parents’ Association meeting for Term Three will be held at 7:00pm on Monday 13 August in the Thomas More Exhibition Centre. All parents and guardians of John XXIII College students are invited to attend. Please come along to hear updates from the school leadership team and have your say on how our Parents' Association funds are allocated.


This Term we funded the Annual 2018 Parent Party and a Baritone Saxophone for the Music Department. If you have any ideas for how the Parents’ Association funds could be spent in Term Three, the Guidelines for Funding Proposal Form must be completed. This may be obtained by emailing the Association on or you can download one from the school website, or below. The deadline for Term Three Funding submissions is 27 July.

All funding proposals or special agenda items to be presented at the Term Three meeting will be advertised in the newsletter on Friday 10 August.


Have a safe and happy remainder of Term.


Your 2018 Parents’ Association Committee

Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop Opening 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

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.


Bev Sainsbury

Uniform Shop Coordinator

Charter Bus

College Charter Bus



Term 2 winter menu

Our Term 2 winter menu is available for download.

Our Online Canteen is an online ordering system that is a safe and convenient way to order school meals and now you can use your Smart Rider to order from the canteen. 

  • Place your canteen order online
  • Mobile friendly site.

For more information visit the College website.

Dianne Combrink
Canteen Manager

Founders' Parent Party - All welcome


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