03 May 2019
Issue Eleven
From the Principal
Parking and College Pick-up & Drop-off Guide
Around The Primary
Music - Week 11
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

Welcome to the new term

Our students have made a pleasing start to the new term looking resplendent in winter uniform. I would like to especially welcome families joining the College for the first time and extend a warm welcome to our new staff:

  • Ms Maggie Crowley – Primary Teacher
  • Miss Hannah Daga – Science
  • Mr Nicholas Greeney – English
  • Miss Sara Kononen – Head of Sport
  • Mrs Nancy Petsos – Administrative Assistant to Head of Primary
  • Mrs Elizabeth Schollum – Enrolments’ Manager
  • Mrs Sonia Thomas – Primary Teacher
  • Mr Steven Williams – Health and Physical Education (Primary)

We trust they will have a mutually beneficial association with the College.


Thank you to students and their families for ensuring that there is a high degree of pride in presentation and grooming for the start of the winter terms.

Mary Poppins

Congratulations to Director, Mr George Tsakisiris, and to all students, staff and families involved in this week’s brilliant production of Mary Poppins. Our wonderfully talented student Cast was superbly supported by the Production Crew, Musical Band, Backstage Crew, Technical Crew, and others assisting with Make-Up, Costumes, Hair and Front of House.


It was a magnificent event and thoroughly enjoyed by sell out audiences throughout the week. I had the pleasure of watching the show with my own family and guests. They were amazed at the quality of the performance and the professionalism of all involved. Borrowing a line from Mary Poppins, it was ‘practically perfect’ in every way.



ANZAC Remembrance

With ANZAC Day commemorated in the school holidays, this week was the first opportunity to honour all Australian soldiers who had served in conflicts and peace keeping missions. We especially remembered the courage, resilience, good humour and mateship of the Australian and New Zealand soldiers.









Robert Henderson


Parking and College Pick-up & Drop-off Guide

Where to park on Campus

Early Years Car park

  • Available for parents with a child in Pre-Kindy, Kindy and or Pre-Primary. Access is via John XXIII Avenue (south of the main car park).
  • The vehicle gates to this car park are locked from 9:15am until 2:45pm each day to provide students with a safe and secure play area on the courts.
  • Please ensure you reverse park. Reverse parking helps keep our students safe as drivers have better visibility when exiting the car park.

Main Car park (off John XXIII Avenue)

  • Available for all families in Primary and Secondary School.
  • There are areas designated for pick up / drop off
  • Student parking is available in the Main Car park off John XXIII Avenue. This area is signed as being designated for students only.
  • Bays allocated for pick-up and drop-off are not parking bays on school days between 7:30am-9:00am and 2:30pm-4:00pm.

ACROD bays

  • Only vehicles with an ACROD permit may park in accessible bays and must clearly display the permit.

Staff Parking car parks

We have a number of Staff car parks across the College campus:

  • Staff car park that is accessible off Heritage Lane.
  • Staff car park that is accessible via the Main Car park off John XXIII Avenue between the Bus Shelter and St Louis Sports Centre.
  • There are also limited staff parking places available on the loop, accessible via Mooro Drive.

Visitor parking

  • There are limited visitor parking and reserved bays available on the loop accessible via Mooro Drive.

Pick-up & Drop-off Guide

The pick-up and drop off guide for the College are as follows:

The Loop (Mooro Drive entrance)

  • Available for morning drop off for Years 1-12 students.
  • Available for pick up for parents with a child in Years 1-3 (and their older siblings). Please have your surname sign displayed on your dashboard.
  • Teaching staff operate the loop for the afternoon pickup between 3:15pm and 3:30pm.

The Loop's Rules - Morning

  • Please drive all the way to the bottom of the loop (in front of the Administration building).
  • For safety, have your child exit from the non-driver (left) side of the vehicle.

The Loop's Rules - Afternoon

  • Try to keep Mooro Drive flowing:
  • Ideally, approach the loop from the west end of Mooro Drive. This allows an easy left-hand turn into the loop.
  • Smart queuing: When waiting for your child in the afternoon please drive all the way to the Administration building to queue (this allows more vehicles to queue off Mooro Drive).
  • Be easy to spot: Have your surname sign displayed on your dash board. The teachers will then call your child/children, ready for your approach.
  • Keep it moving: If your child isn't yet at the loop, then please 'keep looping'. This allows other parents (with children who are ready) to start pick up. Handy tip: If your child takes a little while to walk to the loop, then perhaps arrive a bit later. A teacher is on duty until 3:30pm
  • Keep it safe: Once you have stopped in front of the Administration building, please stay in your vehicle. Staff will help your child get into your car safely, from the non-driver side.

The Main Carpark

  • The main carpark off John XXIII Avenue is available for morning and afternoon drop off for Years 1-12 using allocated bays.
  • Bays allocated for pick-up and drop-off are not parking bays on school days between 7:30am-9:00am and 2:30pm-4:00pm.

Tips to make it safe for everyone

The beginning and end of the school day are busy times for pedestrians and drivers outside our school campus. You can help keep students safe by remembering the following:

  • Slow down around the College and drive safely.
  • Be aware, be courteous and be responsible.
  • Drop your child off and pick them up in designated pick-up areas (see below for further details).
  • Always take extra care in 40km school zones.
  • Observe and adhere to all regulatory signage and follow all parking signs - these help keep your child as safe as possible.
  • Never double park - it is illegal and puts children at risk.
  • Model safe and considerate pedestrian and driver behaviours.
  • Always give way to pedestrians particularly when entering and leaving driveways.
  • Please make sure you carefully read the parking signs before you park your vehicle.
  • Vehicles on the College campus must be parked within marked bays at all times.
  • Vehicles may not park in no parking areas, no stopping areas, access ways or any area not officially set aside for parking, including verges, gardens and pathways.
  • Please use the John XXIII College carparks only. We need to respect our neighbours, as parking, even if for five minutes during morning or afternoon pick-up is causing inconvenience.


Shortlisted for The Golden Pen Award

Congratulations to Alice O’Sullivan, Year 9, who has been shortlisted for Scribblers Festival creative writing competition, The Golden Pen Award. Her work has been chosen from over 145 entries in the 12-14 year age group. The overall winner will be announced during the Scribblers Festival taking place on 11-12 May.  


Around The Primary

Dear Parents

Welcome back to Term 2.   We hope that you have all enjoyed a relaxing, yet fun filled, term break and were able to celebrate Easter with family and friends.


Spending time with the students both in the playground and classrooms is wonderful. Their joy in sharing holiday stories and their enthusiasm towards a new term has been very evident this week.


Staff have returned fresh and eager to continue providing many valuable learning opportunities and support to all students. We are looking forward to a great term ahead.

This term we welcome three new staff members to the primary school, Ms Maggie Crowley (1B classroom teacher), Mrs Sonia Thomas (1G classroom teacher) and Mr Steven Williams (PE teacher). Our new staff members have already spent time with both staff and students and have quickly become important members of our school community.


Ms Maggie Crowley

I am so thrilled to be back at John XXIII with such an amazing staff to work with. The students and families have been very welcoming, Year 1 Blue are delightful in every way and I know we are going to have a fantastic year together. Returning to the College is a blessing!


Mrs Sonia Thomas:

I’ve really enjoyed my first few days in Year 1, getting to know the children and parents.  I have been blessed to be part of the John XXIII community and I’m looking forward to broadening that relationship as a teacher.  Thank you to everyone for your warm welcome.


Mr Steven Williams:

It has been a great start to Term 2 and I am excited to be a member of the John XXIII team.  I am really looking forward to getting to know all the primary students and making the most of the amazing sport facilities



Kind regards,


Kylie Allen and Jodi Joyce

Assistant Principals Primary

Dates to Remember

Wednesday 8 May               Year 4 Excursion - Scribblers Writing Festival

Thursday 9 May                      Kindy OT Speech Information Evening (Part 1)

Friday 10 May                         Mother's Day Celebration 

                                                          please register using the Trybooking link



Mother's Day 

Next Friday we want to celebrate our incredible Mums.


All Mothers are invited to our Primary Mass dedicated to Mums. The Mass will take place Friday 10 May at 9am in the gymnasium. We hope all Mothers are able to join us but if this is not possible, a special Aunty or Grandmother may like to come along.


Straight after Mass a light morning tea will be served in the Exhibition Centre. For catering purposes please, RSVP if able to attend.


On Friday Mothers are also invited to pop into classrooms between 8:30-8:45 prior to heading down to the gymnasium.



This week we remembered the ANZAC's.


The Upper Primary students participated in an ANZAC Assembly for Year 3-12 and in their classrooms completed activities to remember the soldiers. The Junior Primary students spent time reflecting by enjoying stories and sharing in prayer.


As a school community we remember, honour, pray for and reflect upon the sacrifices made by so many.


The Year 5 students identified the importance of commemorating and thanking the soldiers. Connections were made to family, and they watched an ABC clip showing a 3D Gallipoli landing.

They have kindly shared some of their thoughts:


Harry Pazin

It is important to remember the soldiers who have fought for us and died. 

We have them to thank for our freedom.

Olivia Eastman

My 4 times Great Uncle served in the First World War and won a Victoria Cross. 

We have an exact replica.

Ayva Baker We can show respect to the soldiers who fought for our country by raising the Australian flag, singing the national anthem and praying for them.


Devin Finn, Kate Wagner, Joshua McGlew and Cate Thomaz from Year 5 have used poetry to reflect on the troops, while Joshua Standen and Brody Stevenson from Year 4 created a story map.



Money Tree

Our Term One ‘Money Tree’ fundraising project was very successful. It has been wonderful seeing students visit the tree showing interest in the varied leaves and the amount of money each leaf represented. We are very grateful for the many donations made. As promised, we are now able to reveal how much money was raised for Project Compassion.


A big thank you to Mrs Greed (Accounts Department) and Mr Del Pizzo (Community Relations) who during the holidays, delivered all the coins to the bank to be counted. We are proud to inform you that we raised $2589.85 – a super effort from everyone!



OT Night 

A reminder to all Kindy parents that the first of two workshops will be presented by Sue Beurteaux, an Occupational Therapist, on Thursday 9 May at 6:30 in the MacKillop Room. We look forward to welcoming many parents to Sue’s informative and interactive workshop.  


5G Zoo Camp

Our Year 5 students discovered the Perth Zoo after dark and learnt the importance of biodiversity through engaging activities.  They spent the night and were lucky to wake up to the morning chorus of zoo animals.  Overall, they experienced amazing animals, fresh air and fun. 



Music - Week 11

Performance Uniform Sizing

Please note the following times for Music Tour ensembles to size Performance Uniforms in the Performing Arts Centre:

  • Concert Band – Monday 6 May – Lunchtime
  • Chamber Orchestra – Wednesday 8 May – Lunchtime
  • Chamber Choir – Thursday 9 May – Lunchtime

All students attending Music Tour must size a uniform. Please contact the Music Department with any questions.

Catholic Performing Arts

The annual Catholic Performing Arts festival will be held in July and August. Any students wishing to participate can apply through their instrumental/voice tutors or, by visiting the Music Office. All entries must be submitted by Friday 10 May (end of Week 2).

Zenith Music Piano Sale
Amazing prices on Kawai pianos

Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase a quality Kawai piano that has been used at John XXIII College for teaching. These pianos have been professionally maintained and carry a full Kawai 12 year manufacturer’s warranty. For four days only, these pianos and a selection of new pianos will be offered to the public at specially discounted prices. Zenith Music sponsors the College’s Music department to ensure they always have high quality, well maintained, reliable pianos, that benefit their teaching programs.

  • 3-4 May 2019 - Zenith Music Claremont

For further information contact:
Edward Cranfield on
(08) 9383 1422 or 0407 996 946


Musical- Mary Poppins

This week the annual College production was staged. Mary Poppins played for six full houses. The musical performance was a culmination of many hours of dedicated work by a large group of students, staff and parents. The musical was a great success and a credit to the talented students involved. The backstage stage crew, technical crew, band and make up crew made a brilliant contribution to the success of the musical. The parents and ex students were crucial in the preparation and running of the show for each performance. Jeff Jansen and his team worked tirelessly to coordinate the complex staging and tricks for the performances. Both Jeff and Tom Anderson-King worked for months to get the set ready. The cast were an extraordinary group of very talented, dedicated, passionate, energetic, disciplined performers, who worked very hard during all of last term to prepare for this week. The acting, singing and dancing were of a professional quality.  It was a very strong ensemble who delighted audiences at each performance. Juliet Owen, David Dockery and James Kros proved once again that they are a crucial part of the success of any production. Laura Furse, Doug Watson, Sam Tout and Ric Del Pizzo, as well as Kristin Serra, all made a valued contributions to the musical.  Finally Kiri Moore, who designed the costumes, set and poster, gave the musical it’s superb aesthetic. She worked tirelessly with the cast, crew and parents to ensure that this production would look stunning. The audiences have been fantastic. Thank you to the community for their support. Once again I applaud the cast for their commitment and ability. They are the reason this production was so successful.



















































George Tsakisiris

Head of Drama




After an excellent first term another excellent range of gifted and talented student events and competitions is available in second term.  After an excellent Academic Breakfast seminar run by the WA Debating League in the last week of Term 1, our first Breakfast for term two has already taken place, with outstanding year 12 Magis Leaders Rory Hewson and Charlie Richards  providing an excellent seminar on public speaking in preparation for the John XXIII College Public Speaking Competition, the heats for which take place next week.  The grand final featuring the top three speakers from each year group will then be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday 14 May. I am delighted that three exceptional Alumni renowned for their successes in public speaking and debating  – Tom Paparo, Bella Spiro-Harrison and Kinia O’Brien will be judges for the grand final.  Another Magis-run event open to all secondary students which closes next week is the John XXIII Creative Writing Competition. Students are reminded that the short stories must be submitted by the end of week 2. The judging panel will then announce the winners in week 4.



World Scholar’s Cup is a key Interschool competition in Term 2, and  so far we have 12 teams nominated, up from the previous record of seven teams last year.  It is intended that 6-8 of these teams will then attend the Global Round in Sydney in Term 3. Already our Magis World Scholar’s Cup handbooks have been distributed, and a seminar will be held in week three featuring talks and advice from two wonderfully successful 2018 teams, the Year 11 team which performed superbly at the Tournament of Champions at Yale, USA, and the Year 10 team which placed third out of hundreds of teams in debating at the Global Round in Melbourne. As with the first term Da Vinci Decathlon, teachers will provide assistance to students in preparing for the six different areas of World Scholar’s Cup, as well as the debating section.  WADL Interschool Debating at Christchurch recommences in week 4, the next round for Mock Trials is on 21,  and those students involved in the 2020 Space Camp are reminded to submit passports immediately if they have not yet done so.


Eight top Magis senior students will attend the Julie Arliss Gifted and Talented conference at St Hilda’s next Friday, and several students will be entering the World Commonwealth Society’s Speaking competition in June. The preparatory Leadership Seminar at the Constitution Centre is on this week.   A range of other excellent programs is available this term. Details of most are in the Magis Gifted and Talented Competitions 2019 Handbook, but details of others including the Jesuit Refugee Service  Youth Multimedia Award , The AI for Good Challenge, Drone Camp, and Young Innovator of the Year can be collected from the Magis office.


Jim Miller

Gifted and Talented Coordinator

Magis & Altiora Calendar

Term Two

  • 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



Interhouse Cross-Country Carnival

The 2019 Interhouse Cross-Country Carnival will be held next Friday 10 May on the College ovals.


All students are required to be in attendance at this event and all are encouraged to participate in the main competitive race and the novelty events on offer. Students who are unable to participate should present a signed note to their ADP.


Students require full PE uniform with their House shirt, a hat, lunch and a water bottle.

Please note that students will have recess before the carnival begins. The canteen will be open only for recess and no lunch orders should be placed.


Carnival Program

  • 8.30 - 8.50am                     Homeroom
  • 8.50 - 9.45am                     Period 1
  • 9.45 - 10.40am                   Period 2
  • 10.40 - 11.00am                Recess
  • 11.00am                               Opening Ceremony
  • 11.30am                               Year 7 Race, Novelty Rotations Begin
  • 12.00pm                               Year 8 Race
  • 12.30pm                               Year 9 Race
  • 1.00pm                                 Year 10 Race
  • 1.30pm                                 Year 11 Race
  • 2.00pm                                 Year 12 Race, Novelty Rotations End
  • 2.45pm                                 Closing Ceremony
  • 3.10pm                                 Dismissal

The race distances are in line with the ACC Cross-Country Carnival and runners must finish under the allotted cut-off time to receive a House Point.

  • Girls: 3km. Cut-off time: 21 minutes
  • Boys: 4km. Cut-off time: 25 minutes

It should be a fantastic day, filled with House Spirit and participation and it would be great to see parents and family at the carnival supporting the runners.

NAS (Northern Associated School) Sport

It has been extremely busy start to the term with NAS trials taking place in the first week for all our winter sports, from Year 7 to 12. Once trials and teams are finalised students and parents will receive information, fixtures and venues for the term. NAS fixtures begin week 2 on Monday with all year groups playing on the same days as they did in Term 1. Training will be organised by the teacher in charge of the team. A copy of the fixtures will be published on the College website soon.


Cross Country Training Years 7 – 12

Cross Country training is still underway with an impressive amount of students showing their commitment to the sessions over the school holidays. Training requires no nomination and is open to students of all ability levels. Training is scheduled on every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00-7:50am up until our Interschool Carnivals have taken place.


Congratulations to Sophia Defrancesco (Year 8), who has been selected to the WA State Team for Gymnastics. We wish her the very best of luck while she is away at the end of this month.


Congratulations to Juliette Steens, Ms Jodi Power and Lucy Jenkins; winners of the Ladies Div 2 WA Tennis League final for Nedlands Tennis Club.  The ladies had a successful undefeated season.  Congratulations also to Juliette who went on to win the Ladies Open Club Championship for Nedlands 2019.





Congratulations to Aleksandr (Sasha) Bell, Jacob Bell, Neve Fyneman, Madeleine Parchewsky and Asher Stevenson, who competed with 1552 other swimmers at the 2019 Hancock Prospecting Australian Age Swimming Championships in Adelaide over the holidays. Here are their results:


Aleksandr (Sasha) Bell 

  • Gold medal in the Boys 17 yrs 200m Breaststroke

Jacob Bell

  • 10th in the Boys 14-15 yrs 4x50m Free Relay

Neve Fyneman

  • 4th in the Girls 13-16 yrs 4x100m Free Relay

Madeleine Parchewsky

  • 6th in the Girls 15-16 yrs 4x50m

Asher Stevenson

  • 6th in the Girls 13-14 yrs 4x50m Medley Relay

Netball Club

Competition Commences 

Years 7-12 and Alumni take the courts for grading round 1 this Saturday and from all of us on the Committee we look forward to seeing you play and wish you and your daughters a fun and successful 2019 season.


Team Managers have been assigned to each team and communication regarding the games will be distributed by your team manager each week.


All teams have now been graded into divisions which can be found on your Team List on the Club website:   

The fixtures are now available via


Details of how to use this website and the My Netball app for your mobile device can be found on our website.


If you are unable to make a game, please let the coach know in advance as they will need time to adjust their game plan and find replacement players.


Netball is a team sport, and it is the expectation that all players attend training during the season.  Coaches put in a lot of effort to plan these sessions.  If you have a valid reason for not attending a training session, please contact your coach. 


As we are a school club and training sessions take place on school grounds the girls are required to wear school sports uniform and appropriate sports shoes to training sessions.


The official game day netball uniform for senior school is netball dress and blue and yellow bloomers.

PNA can issue uniform violations to players not wearing the correct uniform.


Please also be aware that under no circumstance can jewellery be worn on court during game play. Umpires will ask players to leave the court and injury substitution rules will apply.

Rowing Club

Rowing Club Quiz Night

It is time to organise your friends and relatives and buy your tickets for a table for the quiz night fundraiser on 11 May at John XXIII College. Tickets can be purchased through trybooking:



Pathways and Transition

Open Day & Events

Open Day Sunday 21 July 10:00am - 4:00pm
Events for future students


Open Day Joondalup Sunday 28 July
Open Day Mount Lawley & WAAPA Sunday 11 August 
South West Sunday 25 August
Events for future students

Events for future students
Open Day Sunday 4 August 9:00am to 3:00pm


Events for future students
Open Day Sunday 11 August  2019
Open Day Sunday 28 July, 2019
Events for future students
Open Day  Peninsula Saturday 3 August
Caulfield & Clayton Sunday 4 August
Parkville Sunday 18 August
Events for future students



Further information available here:


Further information available here:

Further information available here: 


Fogarty Scholarship

The UWA Fogarty Scholarship Program is enriching our community by investing in exceptional young people who use their skills, abilities and commitment to lead positive change in our community, State and nation.


Established in 2004, the Program is a joint initiative of the Fogarty Foundation and The University of Western Australia and is one of Australia’s premier scholarship programs, awarding 10 new scholarships to students each year.


Each scholarship is valued at $10,000.

Further information:

Applications close on 26 May 2019

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


Hide It Pro: A decoy app to look out for

A decoy app is a sneaky on-device tool that lets anybody hide secret photos,  videos and messages, under the cover of an innocent-looking icon. Hide It Pro is one of the most popular - and easiest for parents to spot.


A decoy app is a sneaky on-device tool that lets anybody hide secret photos,  videos and messages, under the cover of an innocent-looking icon. Hide It Pro is one of the most popular - and easiest for parents to spot.


Let's drill down and have a look at one of the most popular decoy apps: Hide It Pro. This one is disguised as an audio app.


You can find it on Google Play or the App Store simply by searching “Hide it Pro.”

But when you download the application it will appear on your phone’s screen as “audio manager.”

Sneaky, right?


So if anyone - a parent say - is checking for inappropriate apps, they’ll never even notice it.

Unless they’ve read this blog post of course! and have learned the secret: that if they touch and hold “audio manager” at the top, they’ll be taken to a buried application - a vault, if you will, where files are hidden.

Keep in mind, though, that Hide It Pro, like every other decoy app, is password protected.


Other decoy apps are designed to look like a calculator, a safe, a game, a note or even a shopping list app. Two of the most popular are Keep Safe Private Photo Vault - an app that boasts "military-grade encryption" - and The Secret Calculator, which (surprise, surprise!) looks like a standard calculator icon. 

Some even allow users to set a decoy PIN code. That way, if parents demand access, kids can give them the fake code to open up a folder of innocent content. 


What parents should do

If you discover a decoy app on your child’s phone … try not to jump to conclusions.

Tell your child what you’ve found, and ask them to explain why they have it.

Don’t demand that you be allowed into their ‘vault’ - but do insist that the app be deleted. 


Community Liturgy

Students in Loreto House will be preparing the Community Liturgy next Friday at 8:00am. All are welcome. If you are new to the College or have not previously attended the Friday Liturgy, just come to the Chapel at 8:00am.  There are no reserved seats or special places and all the responses are on a PowerPoint.   


Community Liturgy summary

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

Sacrament Program - Congratulations

To the students in Year 4 who are making their First Communion in the parish of St Thomas Apostle Claremont this weekend.  Let us keep them and their families in our thoughts and prayer at this special time.

Information 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

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

Further information:

Registration Form:     


DOUBLEVIEW: Our Lady of the Rosary

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

Upcoming dates:        Thank you to those families who have completed the enrolment process. For those who have yet to do so, please provide us with your nominated dates with regards to workshops, reconciliation, rehearsals, etc. Email the Parish Office.  Further info:

NEDLANDS: Holy Rosary

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

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

Contact: Bart Welten


If you have any other questions about the Sacrament Program:

GOOD NEWS for the Easter Season

(John 21:1-9)


(While Easter Sunday was 21 April, the season of Easter continues until Pentecost, 29 June).


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


In the Easter Gospel of this coming Sunday, Jesus returns to where his friends have fled from Jerusalem.


In a parable about the growing numbers of the early Church, the Eucharist and the suffering they are enduring, John reaffirms that Jesus is intimately present in their following of him and their suffering for the Kingdom. The only sense John can make of Jesus' death, the martyrdom of the apostles or the persecution of the early church is to see them all as acts of love. ‘No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends.’


Those of us who have been caught up in the net of God's love are heirs to the same promises of Jesus’ fidelity. Christ is intimately present to us in every act of loving sacrifice we undertake for him. He continues to send us out to tell people of the place that has been prepared for them at the banquet of life and he gives us strength to gird our loins for the times when life takes us to places we would rather not go.


In our celebrations of the Eucharist in the coming weeks let's be grateful for this Easter season when we celebrate again that we have been set free from the prison of our fears and shown the way to live a life of sacrificial love and undeserved redemption.


© Richard Leonard SJ



Year 7 Immunisation Program

The Department of Health is offering a free immunisation program for Year 7 students.


The program offers a booster dose of the diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (dTpa) vaccine, and a vaccine for protection against human papillomavirus (HPV). The HPV vaccine provides wide protection against genital warts and some cancers in two doses.


The Department of Health Immunisation team will be visiting the College on Monday 20 May to administer the first round of vaccines.


Students in Year 7 will receive an information pack on the first week of Term 2 to take home to their parents. Could parents please sign and return consent form by Wednesday 8 May.

For more information visit


 Cross-country Carnival and medical conditions

Interhouse Cross-country Carnival will be held on Friday 10 May. If your child has the following medical conditions it is important to please remind your child that they must carry their treatment with them for the day.



  • Students must carry their asthma reliever medication with them during the event.
  • Students who have been recommended by their doctor to use their reliever medication prior to exercise should take their medication as directed, this would usually be 5 to 10 minutes before the event starts. If your child has been unwell recently with asthma then it is advised he/she not participate in the cross country run.


  • Students must carry their “Hypo kit” with them.



  • Students with allergies and prescribed with an Epipen (Adrenaline Autoinjector) must carry their Epipen with them.



  • Please remind your child to eat and drink prior to participating in cross country and to keep well hydrated by drinking water during the carnival.
  • Please remind your child to wear College hat and apply sunscreen two hourly.


Jenny Hill

College Nurse

Parents' Association

Term 2 - Monday 27 May

Our Term 2 meeting will be held on Monday 27 May at 7:00pm in the Thomas More Exhibition Centre. 


If you have any ideas for how the Parents’ Association funds could be spent in Term 2, the Guidelines for Funding Proposal Form must be completed. You can download one from the school website, or below. 

Please submit completed proposals to . The deadline for Term 2 Funding submissions is Friday 10 May.

We look forward to seeing you at our next 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


Updated Bus Routes




Change in Canteen Menu

Parmalat have been unable to supple the 300ml Oak light milk.  We have changed over to the Milky Max chocolate and strawberry milk.  Please see new menu attached.


Canteen opening hours

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

Ordering online

How to get started:

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

How to activate your Smart Rider card:

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

Uniform Shop

During Term 2 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

Term 2 - Winter Uniform

  • Secondary boys need blazer, tie, trousers and belt.
  • Secondary girls need blazer, tie and tights.

Now is the time to come and be fitted for these items.  Please do not leave your shopping until the last minute.  If students come at recess or lunch times, shop staff can help them with fitting and we can call parents for credit card payment.  Items may be returned if you are not happy with the fit.


Remember to bring your outgrown blazer, freshly cleaned, to us for re-sale.




Inigo Parent Talks

Ignatian Induction Program for Parents

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

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


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

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

John XXIII College Alumni 

ALUMNI Events & Reunions

CINI Australia Afternoon Tea

  • Thomas More Exhibition Centre, John XXIII College
  • Sunday 5 May 2019
  • 2.00pm
  • Booking essential
  • Tickets: $55 Full, $45 concession, $400 table of 8. (wine extra)

Ron Logan Cup (Football) – John XXIII Day


Theresa Elliott Shield (Netball) – John XXIII Day


1st Year Class 2018 Reunion 


10 Year Class 2009 Reunion

  • Registration at John XXIII College
  • Saturday 19 October 2019
  • 5.30pm
  • Liturgy and Class Photo
  • Principal’s drinks and canapes
  • Bus to Claremont Football Club


20 Year Class 1999 Reunion

  • Registration at John XXIII College
  • Saturday 19 October 2019
  • 5.30pm
  • Liturgy and Class Photo
  • Principal’s drinks and canapes
  • Bus to Claremont Football Club


30 Year Class 1989 Reunion

  • Registration at John XXIII College
  • Saturday 19 October 2019
  • 5.30pm
  • Liturgy and Class Photo
  • Principal’s drinks and canapes
  • Bus to the Wembley Hotel

For further information please contact Anna Gingell, Alumni Development, on 9383 0520 or email 

Community Notices

Davies Road Redevelopment

The Road Redevelopment Project for Davies Road between Lapsley Road and Alfred Road is scheduled to commence on Monday 6 May 2019. The Council hope to have works completed before Friday 14 June 2019, weather and contractor availability permitting.
The proposed sequence of works is:

Week 1 - 2: from Monday 6 May until and including Friday 17 May. 

  • Remove the existing kerb, remove existing median island, install drainage pits, install retaining walls where applicable.

Week 3-4: from Monday 20 May until and including Friday 31 May. 

  • Remove existing road surface, install new kerbs and median islands, install new asphalt road surface, backfill behind kerbs, plant new street trees.

Week 5-6: General clean up and reinstatement.
Works are expected to occur during normal working hours between 7:00am and 5:00pm on weekdays. Some Saturday work may occur to complete the project on time.
Some crossovers may need to be modified by the Town’s contractor to better match any new road or kerb levels. 


Invitation with TryBooking.pdf
COTTESLOE Sacrament Enrolment Form.docx
Gisele Bauche – The Paschal Mystery
Magis Calendar Semester One.pdf
Charter Bus Flyer.pdf
190404_JTC079_Charter Bus Flyer_A4_8 page singles_V4_LR.pdf
Charter Bus Flyer.pdf
2019 Winter Menu.pdf
2019 Menu.pdf
lgnatian induction program.pdf
Guidelines, Process and Template for Funding Proposals.pdf
Notification letter - Alfred Rd.pdf
Davies Rd notification letter - 23.4.19.pdf
FAQ Road Rehabilitation.pdf