01 March 2019
Issue Four
From the Principal
Around The Primary
Enrolments & Open Day
Music - Week 4
Netball Club
Rowing Club
Pathways and Transition
Family Zone & Cyber Safety
Parents' Association
College Charter Bus
Uniform Shop
  Inigo Parent Talks
John XXIII College Alumni 
Community Notices
John XXIII College
(08) 9383 0400
Mooro Drive
Mount Claremont, Western Australia, 6010

From the Principal

At John XXIII College we are first and foremost a Catholic school inspired by the Gospel example of Jesus and the lives of Pope John XXIII, Ignatius of Loyola and Mary Ward. Our school needs to be a Christ centred learning community where the safety and well-being of our students is the highest priority.


Some years ago, I spoke to a highly respected member of a Religious Order and asked him about the future given declining numbers in his Order. His response was empowering:


The Future is you!


He did not mean me personally, but he did express that we are very much a Church for the laity. The sense of ‘Church’ for many at our College is the experience they receive at John XXIII. We continually reflect on the education that we are providing and make changes where necessary. We need to provide our students with a strong Gospel message of hope, reconciliation and a desire to seek justice in our world.


At a more global level our Church must change. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse highlighted many shortcomings. The care and well-being of those impacted by sexual abuse is clearly the most important consideration. We continually examine our practices and policies to ensure the well-being of our students, staff and wider community.


A new generation of Catholics is looking to the Church hierarchy for leadership in response to a changing world and emerging problems, such as sexual and power abuses. All in our community would be aware of the announcement of the guilty verdict against Cardinal Pell this week. It is understandable that this news is very distressing for many people at our College and beyond.


Most Rev Timothy Costelloe SDB Archbishop of Perth’s statement can be accessed here.


At a time when some of us may feel challenged by what is taking place in the Church, it is critical to remember that we are people of faith and hope. We have the opportunity to use our voice at the Plenary Council. 


Robert Henderson


Open Day 2019


Around The Primary

Dear Parents

Many thanks to all the families who came along to our annual Family Picnic – it was fun and a great opportunity for our children and families to simply relax and enjoy each other’s company. It was hopefully also a good way for new families to connect and feel welcomed. Thank you to those who extended warm hospitality and reached out to our new families – this was very much appreciated.


A special thank you to Ric Del Pizzo for getting the evening together and also to the amazing team behind the scenes for all their hard work - top effort!


It takes many hands, hearts and a shared vision and purpose to build a community and our Family Picnic exemplified this beautifully.  This event grows every year and we look forward to continuing the tradition in 2020.


To celebrate the beginning of Lent, our Ash Wednesday Mass will take place at 9.15am next Wednesday 6 March. This Mass is kindly being prepared by Miss Cooney and the students from 3G. All parents are welcome to attend and it would be wonderful to see you wearing your new badges too.


May the long week-end ahead be a wonderful one for you and your family!


Kind regards, 


Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary

Congratulations to the winners of the Picnic Raffle:

1st Prize                Watson Family

2nd prize               D’Alessandro Family

3rd prize                Lamattina-Briggs Family

Dates to Remember Week 5 2019

Monday 4 March              Labour Day Holiday


Tuesday 5 March              Parents' Association Meeting 7:00pm TMEC


Wednesday 6 March       Ash Wednesday Mass 9:15am (Please wear your Parent badge)


Saturday 9 March            College Open Day 9:00am




Google Calendar 

Commencing in Term 2, we will be communicating all Primary school key dates on the College Calendar via the College Website.  Please use the following link  Primary School events are displayed in light blue.   


Caritas 2019

We all know that money does not grow on trees, but at John XXIII College we like to try to achieve the impossible, and to do so we need your help!


During the six weeks of Lent each class will be asked to collect coins for Caritas. These coins will be used to ‘fertilise’ our Caritas Money Tree. A small ‘fertiliser’ bag will be kept in each classroom ready to be filled with coins. Every Friday the students will count the money and write the amount they have collected on a green leaf. Students will deliver the money to the front office and place in our wheelbarrow and then add a ‘leaf’ to our money tree. A new fertiliser bag will then go back to the classroom to be filled again. It will be great to watch our money tree fill with leaves and grow and to see the money raised by each class.


We need your help! It is hoped all families can fill a coin bag during Lent.  Any loose change can be added to your child’s coin bag, even relatives might like to contribute to this fundraising project.  Please remind your child/children to place the money they have collected into their classroom fertiliser bag to help our money tree to grow.


Thank you for your ongoing support.


Kind regards


Kylie Allen

Assistant Principal

Let's be good neighbours

We need to respect our neighbours, as parking, even if for five minutes during morning or afternoon pick-up is causing inconvenience resulting in hospital staff being unable to access their parking, and or visitors having no access to parking.


Please use the John XXIII College carparks only.


Should this issue continue, the hospital will be arranging for the Ranger to monitor and issue fines.

Photo Schedule - 3P Photography

School Photo Order Forms have been issued to all students.  Please complete and return to your child's classroom teacher as soon as possible as these are required by 3P Photography.  Photo Days are Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 March, please refer to attached Timetable for Class Photo times including Sibling Photos.



College Musical - Mary Poppins

Tickets are on sale now for the College Musical, Mary Poppins!


There is a very exciting Poster Challenge open to Primary students.  All the details are on the flyer, make sure you get your entry in by by Friday 29 March to Main Administration.


You can also meet the cast of Mary Poppins and have your photo taken at the Matinee performance on Saturday 4 May at 2:00pm.  See the attached flyer for more details!



Sports News

Minkey Registrations are now open for Primary students from Kindy to Year 4.  Early bird registrations must be finalised by 8 April 2019 via the club website


Joey Soccer Registrations are now open for Primary students from Pre-Primary to Year 3. 

Registrations close 6 March 2019.  To register online



Enrolments & Open Day

Enrolment applications

Enrolment applications are now being considered for Year 7 in 2022 and Kindergarten in 2021.   If your child is:

  • currently in Year 4, not yet enrolled at the College, and you are interested in a Year 7 position in 2022  or
  • two years old and to be registered for Pre-Kindy next year or Kindy in 2021

Please contact the College Registrar, Mrs Laurence Dubuisson, on 9383 0449 or for more information.


Open Day 2019

We would like to invite all parents, students, family and friends to our Open Day being held on Saturday 9 March 2019 from 9:00am.


Walk through WA’s leading co-educational Catholic college, where academic excellence goes hand in hand with humanity.


Discover our extraordinary facilities, programs and opportunities, and, get a sense of our welcoming community that truly lives its values.


At our open day, families will have the opportunity to:

  • Investigate the great things our students are doing
  • Explore our magnificent College grounds and extraordinary facilities
  • Be entertained by our talented musicians and performing artists
  • Speak with our Principal, teachers and parents
  • Meet our students and see learning in action

Tours every half hour, with the final tour at 11:00am. Principal’s address at 9:30am.

Please register at



Music - Week 4

Open Day

The College’s annual Open Day will feature performances by a number of talented ensembles. The Senior Guitar Ensemble, Senior String Quintet, Swing Band and Senior Clarinet and Saxophone Ensembles will perform at the Registration Tent and in the Library Courtyard between 9:00am and 11:30am – everyone is welcome to stay and listen!

Twilight Recital

The first solo performance opportunity of the year is on the horizon! On Wednesday 27 March the Twilight Recital will be held in the GBLT from 7:00 – 8:00pm, featuring soloists from Pre-Primary to Year 12. Entry forms can be obtained through the Music Office and instrumental tutors and, all students are encouraged to perform.

Music Tour

A reminder that Consent/Medical forms for the Music Tour are due next week. All students are required to weigh and measure their instruments in the Music Office and, to complete their rooming preference form by Friday 8 March.



This week’s Magis highlights have been two very successful seminar breakfasts. The first was for students from Years 7-10 and featured David Castellani from Alpha Motivation who gave excellent insights into aspects of social media and academic success. The second events was a very informative talk on secularism for senior students from Fr Michael McMahon. Warmest thanks to all staff members and students who attended these events.


Interschool debating teams have now been finalised and the debating handbook will be distributed next Tuesday. Teams for Da Vinci Decathlon have now been virtually finalised, so anyone who has not put in a form must do so on Tuesday. Only one team per year group is permitted, and for the first time we will field teams from Years 7 to 11 this year.  Nominations are now called for the Creative Edge Challenge at Curtin University on March 30, and it is hoped to field two senior teams this year.


At next Thursday’s Secondary Assembly badges will be presented to Magis Committee members for 2019, and there will also be a report and video from the Magis senior  team that performed so well at the World Scholar’s Cup Tournament of Champions at Yale University, USA, at the end of last year.

Jim Miller

Gifted and Talented Coordinator

Magis & Altiora Calendar

Term One

  • March 8 - Debating Seminar
  • March 12 - WADL Debating begins
  • March 15-16 - Creative Writing Camp
  • March 30 - Creative Edge at Curtin Uni
  • April 2-3 - Da Vinci Decathlon at UWA
  • April 9  - Short Story Entries due

Term Two

  • May 1 - Magis Public Speaking Breakfast
  • May 6 - Magis Public Speaking Heats
  • May 10 - Julie Arliss G/T at St Hilda’s
  • May 14 - Magis Public Speaking Final (GBLT)
  • May 17-18 - World Scholar’s Cup Camp
  • May 23 - Mental Maths Challenge
  • May 31 - J1 World Scholar’s regionals SHC
  • June 12 - Magis Academic Knowledge
  • June 26 - Magis Awards & Personal Project Breakfast



NAS (Northern Associated School) Sport

NAS fixtures began this week against Chisholm College. 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 2 NAS will see John XXIII College take on Newman College. Year 7 students will play their fixture on Thursday March 7, due to the public holiday. A reminder that if students cannot meet their commitment, they need to give the teacher in charge adequate notice. Good luck to all teams.



Interhouse Swimming Carnival

The 2019 Interhouse Swimming Carnival was an enjoyable and successful day. Held on Friday, 22 February at HBF Stadium the carnival was a great way to end Week 3.


The Year 12 House Captains, well supported by the other Year 12 students, lead from the front and the cheering and support from all Houses was a highlight of the day. Given the strong House spirit the scoring for the coveted Spirit Award was extremely close and it took a final ‘chant-off’ to decide the winner. The new St Louis House chant was superably executed, and they were the recipients of the 2019 Spirit Award.


The competitive races were close and the quality of performances very high. Throughout the day seven records were broken, with one of the records dating back to 1990. Mrs Veronica Brennan-Poland did an exceptional job as the poolside announcer and her calling of each race really added to the overall atmosphere. Congratulations to Loyola House who held off a fast-finishing St Louis House to win the Sr Mary Murray Cup for the third consecutive year.


Champion and Runner-Up Champions will be announced at the next Secondary Assembly.


Sr Mary Murray Cup

New Records

Mr Cameron Tremayne

Head of Health and Physical Education

ACC Squad & Swimming Training (Years 7 -12)

Students in the John XXIII College ACC Swimming Squad has been notified in homeroom. Next week we have the NAS Swim Meet for Years 7 – 10 students on Friday 8 March at Newman College. Details will be sent to students in homeroom.


Students in the ACC Swimming Squad are encouraged to attend swimming training. Especially if they do not train elsewhere. Swimming training is open to students of all ability levels. Training is on from 7:00 - 7:50am at the College pool on Monday, Wednesday and Friday until Monday 25 March. No nomination to attend training is needed, simply attend on the days you can make it.

Cross Country Training Years 7 – 12

Cross Country training will commence on Thursday February 21 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 4km to 7km depending on ability level.

Netball Club

2019 Netball Registrations 


  • Year 7 - Limited availability, please email the Club. 
  • Year 8 - CLOSED 
  • Year 9 - Limited availability , please email the Club. 
  • Year 10 - CLOSED
  • Year 11 - Limited availability, please email the Club. 
  • Year 12 - Limited availability, please email the Club. 
  • Alumni registrations open until 8 March 2019.


  • Players can register via the John XXIII Netball Club website  under the Information and Registration tab. 
  • Please ensure you answer all of the questions.
  • To complete the registration process you will need to pay online via credit card. So please have your Visa or MasterCard ready.
  • Please contact us via email: if you need assistance.
  • Link to website: 


The cost is:

  • $235 for Primary School players.
  • $310 per Secondary player
  • $220 for Alumni players.
  • This fee covers all registrations, grading, insurance, umpiring, specialist training, fitness sessions, coaching, windup and equipment costs for the year.
  • As the Club is run by parent volunteers, there are no other costs passed on to parents.


Years 10, 11 & 12  

  • Saturday 16 March 9:00am to 11:00am
  • Tuesday 19 March 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Year 9

  • Saturday 16 March 7:30am to 9:00am
  • Thursday 21 March 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Year 8

  • Saturday 9 March 9:00am to 10:30am
  • Sunday 17 March 9:30am to 11:00am

Year 7

  • Saturday 9 March 10:30am to 12:00pm
  • Sunday 17 March 7:30am to 9:30am

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, no jewellery is to be worn.


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

The John XXIII Collage Netball Club Grading Policy can be found on the Club website.



  • Training is a compulsory and integral part of playing Saturday netball.
  • A register of training attendance is kept.
  • All training is on the school netball courts next to the Year 7 block.

Years 7, 8 and 9 training is on Thursday afternoons from 3:30pm to 5:00pm, commencing on Thursday 28 March.

Years 10, 11 and 12 training is on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30pm to 5:00pm, commencing on Tuesday 26 March.



  • The Club runs a separate pre-season fitness program targeted specifically at improving the fitness and skills of players.
  • Interested girls are encouraged to attend.
  • No need to register - just turn up on the days that you can manage it!
  • Pre-season fitness is on the oval in front of the netball courts from 7:00am-8:00am, Wednesdays and Friday.
    • 6 & 8 March

The school canteen is open after morning training sessions to purchase breakfast, if required.



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



If you have any questions or concerns, please email us on and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


Remember that parent volunteers run the Netball Club and we have work commitments ourselves, so our responses are not immediate but usually within 48 hours.

We hope you enjoy the 2019 Netball season.


NEW - PNA Boys Competition

Perth Netball Association (PNA) would like to notify you of a fantastic opportunity for you to participate in male only netball competitions.


In 2019, PNA will be introducing a pilot season of boy’s only secondary school competitions.  We will offer competitions in Years 7/8 and Years 9-12 age groups.  It is currently proposed that both competitions will be held on Friday evenings (7:15pm game) at the Matthews' Netball Centre in Jolimont.


This initiative by PNA follows the move by Netball WA to include male divisions in the new Metro League competition from 2020.  This will provide a unique opportunity for talented male players to play representative netball for PNA in a high-quality competition against other metropolitan associations.


PNA is excited about the prospect of introducing boys’ competitions and the opportunities available to boys interested in taking up netball.  


If you are interested in nominating a boys’ team (minimum of 7 players) in a Years 7/8 or Years 9-12 competition please contact the PNA office 9387 7011 or email at


Alternatively, if you are interested in playing, however are unable to source enough players to fill a team. Please email the following details to be placed on a list to join a team. 


Players Name:

Players DOB:

Players: Year at School

Parent Name: 

Contact Number:

Would you be able to be the team contact for a team?

*Team Contact (being a team contact would involve being the direct point of contact between PNA and the team in relation to registrations, competition regulations and fixtures ect)


Michelle Paterson

Netball Club Registrar

Rowing Club

John XXIII College Rowing Club

The John XXIII College Rowing Club has enjoyed strong growth through the leadership of Rob Thomas over the past three years.  The club now has the largest membership of any rowing club in Western Australia and competes in the largest number of Regattas of any WA School.  With the addition of our new Head Coach Steve Saunders with over 20 years’ experience coaching at an elite level, we are offering a great sporting experience to our students and heading for a wonderful season of rowing.


PSA Regatta 1, 2 and 3 update

The last PSA Regatta for John XXIII College is in two weeks – Saturday 16 March.  It is one not to be missed and we hope to have a big contingent of supporters at the event! 


Saturday 9 February was the first in four PSA Regattas which our rowing boys attended. Our John XXIII rowers showed incredible grit to row in the difficult conditions against formidable competition.  The outcome of the regatta was very positive for our JTC rowers where they were always in with a chance up and close to the winners. More specifically with our Senior A eight placing second in the 4th eight race and completing the race in the fastest time any John XXIII Crew has ever gone.


The PSA Regatta 2 again proved to be very successful.  It was terrific to see our Senior A eight improving their personal best (set at Regatta 1) by another 17 seconds in the second coxed eight: This is a 2km race and the boys finished in the time of 6:39.33mins only behind first place by 16 seconds, a margin of a mere 2%.  How much faster can these boys go…….


Guess what...! These boys CAN GO faster.  At Regatta 3, last weekend another personal best was set by the boys who raced a further 13 seconds faster than the previous week.  Our Senior A eight has dropped a total of 30 seconds and Senior B eight a total 21 seconds. This is the first time in College history that John XXIII College has been invited to race in the second eights race at a PSA Regatta!  And mostly our teams of Year 11’s (1 year 12) are racing against Year 12’s.   This is truly an amazing performance by our young men and they should be very proud of what they have achieved to date.


Regatta 5 Pasta Night

Before the last PSA Regatta 5 we will be holding a Pasta and Pizza night at Claremont Pizza on Friday 15 March from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.  Entry via Claremont Showgrounds Gate 10.


It would be great to have all the rowing boys and teams attend. Please RSVP to your year group coordinator if your son is attending.  More information will be sent out soon.

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday 16 March - PSA Regatta 5  'Head of the River', Champion Lakes
  • Sunday 31 March- South West Schools Head of the River, Bunbury Racing Course
  • Friday 26 – 28 April - JTC Girls Rowing Camp, JTC Campus
  • Saturday 4 May -  IGSSA Regatta 1, Champion Lakes
  • Saturday 11 May - JTC Rowing Club QUIZ night fundraiser, John XXIII College 

Pathways and Transition


For further details on the above events and links, please download the attached pdf.

Joel Wynn

Head of Pathways and Transition

(08) 9383 0416

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 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


Concerned about YouTube? Here's seven ways to keep your kids safer

Written by Family Zone Team


You’re concerned about YouTube. But what can you do about it? Plenty, in fact. 

It seems every day brings more disturbing headlines about YouTube, and what our children may be exposed to, quite unintentionally.


YouTube ads pulled over 'paedophile ring' operating in comments section of videos of kids (ABC News, Feb 2019)


YouTube trolls target children by uploading animated shows with spliced-in clips promoting self-harm (The Independent, Feb 2019)


A pediatrician exposes suicide tips for children hidden in videos on YouTube and YouTube Kids (Washington Post, Feb 2019)


YouTube failed to take down live videos of child exploitation after they were flagged to moderators (Business Insider Australia, Dec 2018)


It's sickening, all right. But what’s a parent to do, short of banning YouTube entirely? Here are seven steps to consider.


Activate ‘Restricted Mode’

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to activate YouTube’s Restricted Mode for all your children’s viewing. Restricted mode will block videos that feature vulgar language, violence and disturbing imagery, nudity and sexually suggestive content, harmful or dangerous activities.


Well, that’s theory anyhow. The reality is that even YouTube itself acknowledges that their algorithms “sometimes make mistakes.” The platform also employs a team of human reviewers who check all videos submitted by users as appropriate for Restricted Mode.


With Family Zone, Restricted Mode is activated automatically, across all devices and all browsers your kids use. Otherwise, you’ll need to do this manually, device-by-device. And of course, without Family Zone controls, a determined child can simply turn Restricted Mode off.


But as we’ve seen, Restricted Mode is only a first line of defense. Here are some others:


Only allow YouTube Kids.

The platform's kid-targeted portal aimed at preschoolers to tweens will restrict more content than Restricted Mode. But don't get the idea this is a set-and-forget fix. If only! The truth is, YouTube Kids has drawn plenty of media attention for both inappropriate content and also for fast-food ads and other undesirable branded content. Some hackers have clearly targeted YouTube Kids because it's aimed at kids, sadly enough. 


Make a report 

If you have a YouTube or Gmail address, you'll be able to report inappropriate content directly to YouTube. You'll find step-by-step instructions here. When Restricted Mode is activated, you can flag inappropriate content immediately with an on-screen option. 


Watch with your kids

Wherever possible, keep a watching brief on your kids’ screens whenever they are viewing videos on YouTube. Never allow viewing in bedrooms or other private spaces. Oversight, oversight, oversight.  This is really the only failsafe, and it can't be said too often.


Talk about it

Have regular, open-ended conversations with your kids - from toddlerhood on up - about their online lives, and make sure they are comfortable about coming to you whenever they see anything upsetting or confusing online.


Consider other video platforms

Yes, YouTube is free - but you may decide the risks pose too high a cost. Kids’ content on Netflix, Stan, Amazon Prime and other streaming and download services cannot be hacked the way YouTube can, and with parental oversight and control, are a much safer bet. And remember DVDs? They’re still a thing too!

Use parental controls to set strong boundaries.


The research is clear - and really, isn’t it only common sense? - that the less time kids spend on screens, the lower the risk of online incidents. Strong parental controls like Family Zone empower the grown-ups to set study-times and sleep-times to ensure that screens are properly managed to keep kids as safe as they can be. Maybe you want to turn YouTube entirely (or any other video and streaming service) - or simply restrict kids to certain usage times? With Family Zone, you can do that too.


Community Liturgy

Thank you to the students in Year 12 who prepared our liturgy this morning.


Next week the Church begins the liturgical season of Lent. Our Year 10 students will be preparing the liturgy for our College community next Friday, 8 March. During Lent, as well a ‘giving up’ something, some families choose to attend the Friday liturgies as part of their commitment to prayer. Throughout the season, the scripture readings are particularly rich – and provide food for thought and reflection. 


If you are new to the College or have not previously attended Mass or are not Catholic, just come to the Chapel at 8:00am.  There are no reserved seats or special places and, as all the responses are on a PowerPoint, it is quite user-friendly. 


Community Liturgy summary

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


Sacrement Program


What happens in the Sacrament Program?

Children in Years 3, 4 and 6 prepare to celebrate, respectively, the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation in their own ‘home’ parish. 


How are the children prepared?

The Religion curriculum in Catholic schools includes a unit of work on the sacrament in the relevant year level. Once the students have completed the unit of work they are awarded a certificate, which is required by the Parish.


Some parishes provide additional classes for students attending Catholic schools.

Last, but not least, parents are the children’s first teachers in Faith. The program in the Perth Archdiocese is ‘family-focused, parish-based and Catholic school supported.’


When will the sacraments be celebrated?

Each parish is different; refer to your local parish for dates and times. Some information from local parishes is provided below – and you can find more detail on the College website.  


Why are there differences from parish to parish?

Each parish is a unique Faith community and the Parish Priest responds to the needs of the parish, within the context of the wider Church. No two parishes are the same – so there will be some variation in how the parish Sacrament Program is administered. As a regional College we are enriched by families from a diversity of parishes.


If I have a child in Year 3, 4 or 6, when should I enroll in my parish program?

Parents are reminded to enroll their children in parish Sacrament programs as soon as possible.


Parish updates from Local Parishes

A brief summary of dates are provided below. For more detail, please check the College website or approach the Parish Priest or parish sacrament coordinator directly.


CITY BEACH: Holy Spirit

For families already enrolled in the program, the schedule is on the College website.

Further information:


CLAREMONT: St Thomas Apostle

Registration for all Sacraments

Friday 15 March

Celebration of the Sacrament

First Communion:            Sunday 5 May 9:30am

Confirmation:                    Friday 9 August 6:00pm

Reconciliation:                  Wednesday 23 OR Thursday 24 October after school

Further information:


COTTESLOE: St Mary Star of the Sea

Registration for all Sacraments

Tuesday 12 March 2:30-5:00pm Cottesloe Parish Hall

Further information:

Registration Form:     


DOUBLEVIEW: Our Lady of the Rosary

Registration for all Sacraments

Saturday 16 March at 6:00pm Mass OR 17 March at 10:00am Mass

Celebration of the Sacrament

Confirmation:                   Saturday 8 June at 6:00pm Mass

First Communion:           Saturday 21 September at 6:00pm

                                                Sunday 22 September at 10:00am

Reconciliation:                 Saturday 26 October at 5:00pm

Further information:


FLOREAT/WEMBLEY: St Cecilia’s/Our Lady of Victories

For families already enrolled in the program, a reminder that the Commitment Masses will be held Saturday 9 March 6:00pm or Sunday 10 March 9:30am or Saturday 16 March or Sunday 17 March.

NEDLANDS: Holy Rosary

Commitment Mass

Sunday 10 March 8:45am

Celebration of the Sacrament

Reconciliation:                  Term 2 – date to be finalised 

First Communion:            Sunday 16 June 2019,  8:45am Mass 

Confirmation:                    Saturday 3 August 2019, 6:00pm Mass 

Further information:



Registration form

Available from parish website:

Celebration of the Sacrament

Reconciliation:                  Saturday 30 March, 2:00pm 

First Communion:            Sunday 30 June 2019,  9:30am Mass 

Confirmation:                    Sunday 22 September 2019, 9:30am Mass 

Further information:

Contact: John Edwards 0438 527 050


SUBIACO: St Joseph’s

Expression of interest for all Sacraments

Please send an email to Bart Welten before 20 February 2019


If you have any other questions about the Sacrament Program:


Year 8 Vaccines

The Department of Health Immunisation team will be visiting the College on Wednesday 13 March to administer the first round of Vaccines to Year 8 Students. Information and consent package have been sent home with your child. Could parents please complete and return consent by Wednesday 6 March.

Gastroenteritis awareness

Please note there have been some students presenting with Gastroenteritis symptoms. Symptoms can include: nausea and/or vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain/cramps, fever, generally feeling unwell, including tiredness and body aches. It is important to practice good hand hygiene and it is advised you must not return to school for 48 hours after symptoms have finished.


If you are concerned  please consult your Doctor.


Please read Gastroenteritis fact sheet attached from Department of Health.

Jenny Hill

College Nurse

Parents' Association

Term 1 Meeting - Tuesday 5 March

The 2019 Term 1 Parents' Association meeting will be held this coming Tuesday 5 March at 7:00pm in the Thomas More Exhibition Centre. All parents and guardians of John XXIII College students are welcome to attend. Please come and hear updates from the school leadership team and have your say on where our Parents' Association funds are spent this Term.


At this Term’s meeting we will be voting on the funding proposal below: 

  • $30,000 (ex-GST) for three bus routes to the College.

We look forward to seeing you at this Term’s meeting.


2019 Parents’ Association Committee

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


Bus Routes




Summer Canteen Menu 

Please see the attached Summer Canteen Menu, which is available for Term 1.

Please could the secondary students bring some form of identification when collection their
lunch orders. A labelled book or item of clothing is acceptable until such time as student cards are

Canteen opening hours

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

Ash Wednesday

The secondary students should try to adhere to a meat free day on Wednesday 6 March. There are numerous fish and vegetable options available to order. The menu cannot be changed, as there is no way to separate the primary and secondary menu with the online ordering system. The onus is therefore on the student and not on the canteen to order meat free items. We will have our usual Wednesday menu available with the addition of Nachos.


There will be pancakes available for sale on Tuesday morning for breakfast.

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 Term 1 we are open the following hours:

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

Acrylic Jumpers

If your child is allergic to our woollen jumpers you will need to order an acrylic one.

Orders need to be placed by 1 March. 

Please contact the uniform shop as soon as possible regarding these.

Secondhand items

We are not accepting your secondhand items until mid March. After this time we will be very happy to receive them. Please remember that they must be freshly laundered and in good condition for us to be able to buy them from you.

New sports shorts for boys

We have introduced new sport shorts for boys in secondary school.

These are now available at the shop for $35.

As usual there will be a two year phase-in period for this new item.

Bev Sainsbury

Uniform Shop Coordinator


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 

Class 1966 lunch - St Louis

  • St Louis
  • Class 1966 lunch
  • Wednesday 6 March 2019
  • Please RSVP as soon as possible to Bernie Masters
  • or call 0408 944 242


Community Notices

Rotary Event



ASBA (WA) An Evening with Sir Bob Geldof

The Association of School Business Administrators (ASBA) are promoting a Community Event with keynote speaker, Sir Bob Geldof, supported by Chandler Comerford (ex-Navy Seal)


Date Wednesday 13 March 2018
Time 18:00 to 21:00  
Location Joy Shepard Performing Arts Centre
St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls
26 Bay View Terrace
Mosman Park WA 6012 


Cost $75 per person



Please see link and information and to book tickets:


Parent Access to SEQTA.pdf
2019 JTC Timetable for Parents.pdf
Poster Challenge Flyer.jpg
Poster Challenge Flyer.pdf
Meet and Greet.pdf
Gastroenteritis fact sheet.pdf
COTTESLOE Sacrament Enrolment Form.docx
Magis Calendar Semester One.pdf
Charter Bus Flyer.pdf
Canteen Menu 2019.pdf
lgnatian induction program.pdf
Information for students involved in Northern Associated Schools Sport.pdf
NAS SUMMER VENUES as at 17 January 2019.pdf
Year 7 NAS team lists.pdf
Year 7 NAS Fixtures Term 1 2019.pdf
Year 8 NAS team lists.pdf
YR 9 NAS team lists.pdf
Year 8 and 9 NAS Fixtures Term 1 2019.pdf
YR 10 to 12 NAS team lists.pdf
Year 10 to 12 NAS Fixtures Term 1 2019.pdf
Events 2019.pdf
Events 2019.pdf
Events Calendar 2019.pdf