10 August 2018
Issue Sixty Three
From the Principal
Around The Primary
2019 Enrolment Information
Netball Club
Music - Week 23
Pathways and Transition
Library Book fair
  Inigo Parent Talks
Parents' Association
Inspire: Upcoming Event
Men Of John XXIII College
Uniform Shop
Charter Bus
John XXIII College Alumni 
Entertainment Books
Community Notices
John XXIII College
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Mount Claremont, Western Australia, 6010

From the Principal

Founders’ time

We have had a wonderful week as a College. To celebrate our heritage is pivotal to our foundation as a Catholic school based on the Gospels of Jesus Christ. Three important founders are commemorated at this time of the year and a whole school Mass celebrated on John XXIII Day was a really prayerful and important occasion.


Our College Liturgist, Mary-Anne Lumley, provides beautiful prayers and reflections that add much to the richness of our Liturgies. Last week’s prayer service included the following reflections when we had three students tell part of the stories of our Founders:


The year was 1522

I was 31 years old. My leg had healed from a war injury, I had made a pilgrimage to the mountains, and was now staying near Manresa in Spain. 

One day, I was on my way to a little church. I was following the path of the River Cardoner which was running deep that day. 

I was tired from walking and sat down on the river bank for a while and gazed at the swirling water. 

As I watched, I realised that God really is in all things. I understood that people can tune in to the voice of the Holy Spirit speaking in their hearts through their thoughts, through their dreams… 

(St Ignatius of Loyola).


It was 1609.

I was 24 and had received a better education than most other young women of the time. I wanted to serve God in a community rather than get married.

I had just returned from France and was living in London.

One morning I was brushing my hair in front of the mirror, when it came to me.

In my heart the voice of the Spirit helped me to understand that God was calling me to start a community of women who would provide education, care for the sick and help people who were in prison. This was a way of giving glory to God. 

I felt so happy and full of love that all I could say was ‘Glory!’.

(Mary Ward)


‘It was 11 October 1962.

I was an old man in my 80-s by then.

The Holy Spirit had called the Church to come together in Rome for the Vatican Council.

On that night there was a full moon in the sky. 

In the piazza there were thousands of lights from candles as people of all ages, from all over the world, gathered.

It was an ‘Aggiornamento’ – a new day – when our Church was guided by the Spirit to open the windows and shine forth into the world, the light of Christ’. 

(Pope John XXIII).


Thank you to all students, staff and families for their contribution and support during our very important Founders’ time.


Robert Henderson


Around The Primary

Dear Parents

Today we celebrated John XXIII Day with a Mass and a series of activities to celebrate the fullness of life present in our College community. We were blessed with perfect winter weather to be outside and involved in the range of activities on offer.


Congratulations and thanks to all our Year 5 and Year 6 students for organising the mini-fete and a special thanks to everyone who supported, in any way, the smooth organisation and spirited participation of the day.


Kind regards


Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary




Dates to Remember

Monday 13 August                          Parent Association Meeting 7pm (TMEC)
Wednesday 15 August                  Year 3B Mass




Behavioural consequences are a parent’s best friends. When consistently applied, behavioural consequences will improve kids’ behaviour and increase personal responsibility.


Too often parents will over talk or repeat themselves to get cooperation from their kids. Too much talk and most kids tune out.


Alternatively, parents who protect their kids from the consequences of poor or selfish behaviour aren’t doing them any favours as they are robbing them of terrific learning opportunities.


I love the notion of behavioural consequences as they teach kids to take responsibility for their lives and to make smarter choices. They are also a non-punitive discipline measure, enabling kids to keep their dignity and ensuring that learning is maximised.


Parents can use two types of behavioural consequences: natural and logical.


Natural consequences

A natural consequence involves no adult interference. For instance, a child who leaves an excursion note at home will miss the excursion; a child who spends all his pocket money on the first day will have nothing for the weekend and a child who oversleeps and misses the bus walks to school. In these examples, children learn from the direct consequences of their own decisions and thus they are not protected from negative outcomes by their parents.


“It’s your fault, mum!”


Some kids are experts at manipulating their parents to rescue them from experiencing the consequences of their poor choices. They’ll blame their parents for not getting them out of bed on time, or for not reminding them about their responsibilities. It’s best to stand back and let the consequences work their magic!


NOTE: you shouldn’t use natural consequences when safety is an issue. Act decisively to ensure your child is safe.


Logical consequences

A logical consequence is used more frequently in family situations as it is the type of consequence that requires some form of adult intervention. A logical consequence is used when a child’s behaviour disturbs other people, infringes on others’ rights or is unsafe. A child who makes a noise in the family room is asked to leave; children who refuse to clean up their toys lose them for a period of time; a child who comes home late from a friend’s house loses the right to go out next time.

The 3 Rs of logical consequences

Consequences often involve the withdrawal of a privilege or a right. For example, a teenager who spends more time than agreed on Facebook may lose access to technology for a day or two.


Restitution, or making up to someone for unfair treatment or for loss of a possession, is another form of consequence. A child who wilfully breaks his sister’s toy may make full or part payment for a replacement. In both these examples the consequences are related to the child’s misdemeanours, are reasonable and are respectful of their dignity.


Here are four simple tips to help make sure your consequences are effective:


Tip 1: Set consequences “like whatever?”

Much of your success with the use of consequences lies in the manner with which they are issued. Issue a consequence using sarcasm or anger and your kids will be angry at you. Issue it free from emotion and without being heavy handed and your kids are more likely to be mad at themselves.


Tip 2: When possible,  negotiate consequences

If a child is going to friend’s house for the first time at night, talk about their behaviour and home time. Also discuss the likely consequences if they don’t stick to the agreement. As a rule, kids are more likely to abide by consequences when they’ve had a say in deciding them.


Tip 3: Avoid life sentences

Ban a child from a going out for a few days rather than leaving the duration open ended. Set a time frame for the consequences and remember the second of the 3 Rs – reasonable – means that parents shouldn’t go overboard with consequences.


Tip 4: Don’t acquiesce to terrorism … or guilt

If your child issues a threat saying something like, “There’s no way you can make me come home at six o’clock,” don’t rise to the bait. Deflect it by saying, “We’ll talk about this tomorrow.” Don’t give in to threats of running away or non-cooperation. “I hope you don’t run away. It’s great having you at home. I want what is best for you.” Avoid stating what you would love to say, which may be something like, “Yeah, try running away. You wouldn’t last outside two days before you are back here begging for a good feed and comfortable bed!” Bite your tongue instead, and let the consequences do the teaching!


Kids in the early stages of adolescence draw strength from each other and rarely make parental challenges individually, or at least not without some back-up. “Everyone else is going…” “Bonnie’s mum is letting her go…” a the catchcries for this age group as they battle to get into the headspace of their parents. That’s why they gang up on parents. Not only is it more effective but working together gives them false bravado.


You can attend our upcoming webinar, Win kids’ cooperation without fears, tears and cauliflower ears, at no cost!


As your school is a Parenting Ideas Schools member, you can attend our upcoming webinar Win kids’ cooperation without fears, tears and cauliflower ears with Michael Grose at no cost! Use the voucher code below to register for the webinar valued at $37 per person.


About the webinar

Let’s face it, many discipline measures of the past just don’t cut it anymore. That doesn’t mean that raising respectful, well-behaved and cooperative kids isn’t important. In this era of digital distraction, shifting society norms and changing attitudes toward authority, discipline has just become a whole lot harder. In this webinar, experienced parenting educator Michael Grose will share the best of his tried and true techniques to help you get more cooperation and better behaviour from even the most challenging kids.


In this webinar you’ll learn:

  • the parenting style that’s best suited to raising cooperative, well-behaved and successful kids in the 21st Century
  • the most important question to ask yourself when kids repeatedly misbehave, that will lead to behavioural improvement
  • an easy-to-apply approach to help you get more cooperation from kids without repeating yourself, raising your voice or bringing kids to tears
  • a practical definition of misbehaviour that you can use in any situation
  • two types of consequences to use to get more responsible behaviour and the secret to making them stick
  • when kids need to be listened to and when their behaviour needs managing.


Tuesday 14 August 2018 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM AEST

Catch up available: If you can’t make the scheduled webinar time, you don’t have to miss out — simply register for it and a recording will be made available for you to catch up anytime. This recording will be available to everyone who registers, which also means those who attend can listen to it more than once.



This webinar is $37 per person to attend, and is free of charge to families at schools that have a Parenting Ideas membership.


How to use the voucher

1. Go to

2. Click ‘Add to cart’ and proceed to the cart when you are ready.

3. Enter the coupon code and click ‘Apply’. Your discount of $37 will be applied to the order.





John XXIII College City to Surf Team

Students, families, friends and staff are all invited to join the John XXIII College 2018 City to Surf Team. Challenge yourself and others by choosing to enter the 4km, 12km, 21km or marathon.

Team name is John XXIII College and no password required. Team link

Book Fair

When: 21 – 24 August

  • 7.45am-8.30am
  • Lunchtime
  • 3.15pm – 4.00pm

Where: John XXIII College Library

Sayonara Fujimi Exchange. We hope you had a lovely time!

Our 20th Fujimi Exchange winds up on Saturday 11 August with a big thank-you party to all our wonderful host families. The Farewell Performance and Ceremony will commence at 10:30am in the Gonzaga Barry Lecture Theatre and we look forward to seeing you all there. Please arrive a little earlier so that our exchange students can get prepared for their dance.


The 2018 Exchange has been a great success! The images attached tell the story of happy, healthy and engaged students from Japan. They have attended classes from Year 2 through to Year 11 across a myriad of activities from rock-climbing, to making boomerangs and rapping. Thank you for the warm welcome and support received from so many people in our community. Fortunately, the weather has been kind to us too.


I offer my deepest appreciation to our many host families. Thank you for each moment of your generous care and attention to ensuring that each of our exchange students are well, feel safe and happy. Experiences like this are so very important to widening horizons and understanding others. We hope that it will lead to life-long friendships.

Shane Glass

Head of Learning Area (Languages)

Mary Ward Secondary-MasterChef

A visit to the Mary Ward MasterChef  event has been a  highlight of this year’s John XXIII Day.   We have had over one hundred entries. Once again students, staff and parents  have been amazed at the  extraordinary creative and culinary talents of our students from Years 1 to 12.  


This is our eighth  year and many  students like James Green currently in Year 8,  have entered every year since Year 1.   James’ entry, the Noodle Bowl cake, was voted the winner of  the People’s Choice Award.   Well done to James and all our enthusiastic cake  decorators and chefs of the future. 


Our thanks to the Mary Ward staff in particular Nicky Britton, Joyce Assibey-Bonsu, Janine Vivian and Dani De Witt for managing, marketing and displaying the entries and to our judges Suesanne Sawyer and Natalie Okoko.


2019 Enrolment Information

To ensure accurate planning and to finalise enrolments for 2019 we would ask current families to please let us know if your situation has changed and you no longer require a place for your child.

Would you please be kind enough to inform the College in writing by Friday 21 September (end of Term 3) if there has been a change of circumstance to ensure that you are not charged a full Term’s fees. This will then allow us to plan, place and finalise our enrolments for the 2019 school year.


Please direct further questions to Laurence Dubuisson, College Registrar or 9383 0449. We appreciate your help and co-operation.


2018 Interhouse Athletics Carnival - Father Kevin King Cup

The Age Champion and Runner Up Champion Boys and Girls from last week’s Interhouse Athletics Carnival were recognised at an assembly this morning.

Congratulations to the students who received medallions.

Year 7

Champion Girl                                   Leila Barker (Campion)

Runner Up Champion Girl            Layla Hayes (Koolyangarra)

Champion Boy                                  Austin van der Struyf (St Louis)

Runner Up Champion Boy           Charles Clarke (Campion)


Year 8

Champion Girl                                   Neve Fyneman (Koolyangarra)

Runner Up Champion Girl            Anna Peachey (St Louis)

Champion Boy                                   Bailey van der Struyf (St Louis)

Runner Up Champion Boy           Max Wilson (Campion)


Year 9

Champion Girl                                Lucy Gleghorn (Campion)

Runner Up Champion Girl         Holly Cannon (Koolyangarra)

Champion Boy                               Sam Byrne (Loreto)

Runner Up Champion Boy        Oscar Hegge (Ward)


Year 10

Champion Girl                                Aislinn Morris (Campion)

Runner Up Champion Girl         Laura Hopkyns (Koolyangarra)

Champion Boy                               Patrick Williams (Loreto)

Runner Up Champion Boy        Tim Gillman (Ward)


Year 11

Champion Girl                                Imogen Hooke (Koolyangarra)

Runner Up Champion Girl         Ellen Robinson (Koolyangarra)

Champion Boy                               Lachlan Byrd (Campion)

Runner Up Champion Boy         Alex Kirwan (St Louis)


Year 12

Champion Girl                                Sophie Durrant (St Louis)

Runner Up Champion Girl         Sofia Fleming-Wilson (Koolyangarra)

Champion Boy                               Sebastian Guerrera (St Louis)

Runner Up Champion Boy        Rob Harding (St Louis)


Despite the wet weather there were nine records broken at the Carnival.

Well done to the new record holders: 

Year 7 – Leila Barker (Campion)

  • 100m
  • 200m
  • Long Jump
  • Shot Put
  • 80m Hurdles

Year 7 – Austin van der Struyf (St Louis)

  • 200m
  • Shot Put

Year 7 – Charles Clarke (Campion)

  • Long Jump

Year 8 – Joshua Zhou (Loreto)

  • Shot Put



Interschool Athletics Squad – Year 7 to 12

Based on the results of the Fr Kevin King Cup, House Athletics Carnival, students have been invited to  join the Interschool squad. Students should have received a letter in homeroom with details of events they have qualified in. For students in Years 7 – 10 the NAS Athletics Meet is on Tuesday 21 August at the State Athletics Centre. Students involved will receive details in homeroom.


A reminder to all students that athletics training has commenced. Training is on Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7am. Whilst students in the team are encouraged to attend, training is open to all students. Students need to attend the ACC carnival and a minimum of five training sessions to receive an ACC Athletics badge.


Staff and specialist external coaches will be present at each session. Students are to be ready on the track for a 6:55am team warm-up. Dates and times of training are below:


Week 5    

  • Tues      14 Aug    6:55am-8am
  • Thurs      16 Aug    6:55am-8am

Week 6    

  • Tues      21 Aug    NAS Carnival - No training 
  • Thurs     23 Aug    6:55am-8am

Week 7    

  • Tues      28 Aug    6:55am-8am
  • Thurs     30 Aug    6:55am-8am

Week 8    

  • Tues      4 Sep    6:55am-8am
  • Thurs      6 Sep    6:55am-8am

Week 9    

  • Tues      11 Sep    6:55am-8am
  • Wed     12 Sep    ACC A Div Carnival - No training 

Firsts Rugby - John XXIII College v Christchurch Grammar School

Congratulations to the John XXIII College rugby team on their win against Christchurch Grammar School. It was great to see  so many John XXIII College supporters at the game.


Years 7/8 Rugby fixtures - Term 3

 A copy of the fixtures is attached. All games kick off at 4:00pm. A reminder to students involved that training is on Tuesday morning at 7.15am.



This weekend the Middle School Magis camp will be held at the Point Walter Campsite. Twenty Magis students will be participating in the program which will include presentations and workshops from Alpha Motivation and Creative Edge, Academic challenges and competitions, a Talent Show, and, following the splendid Bell Shakespeare performance last week, there will be the second section of our Magis introduction to the world’s greatest writer,  featuring commentary from the key actors from the Award winning film, Shakespeare in Love, as well as scenes from this superb work. Of course there will also be a variety of sporting activities at this beautiful campsite. Warmest thanks to Mrs Alison O‘Connor who will be assisting with the event.


Next week four Magis teams will be representing the College at the World Scholar's Cup Global round in  Melbourne. The Years 9 and 10 teams will have the opportunity of seeing a variety of Melbourne highlights  over the six days of the tour, including superb art galleries, Federation Square, ACMI, AFL football at the MCG, a ferry tour to Williamstown, the Eureka Skydeck, the production ‘Mamma Mia’  and of course a city tour with shopping.  Warmest thanks to Ms Lisa Martella, Ms Milissa Jagers and Mrs Anastasia Tyson who will be assisting on this exciting venture.


The Mock Trial and Debating teams were defeated in their final rounds over the past fortnight, but had excellent seasons and are to be congratulated on representing the College with great distinction. Warmest thanks to teachers and past students who assisted these teams. It was pleasing to see the strong support of parents at these events. Meanwhile John XXIII College Tournament of Minds and Opti-MINDS teams are now preparing well for their regional rounds on  25 August, whilst the skills involved in these prestigious competitions will be tested in the Magis Creativity Challenge, our final competitive challenge for the year, which will be held after the World Scholar’s Cup teams return. 


Jim Miller

Gifted and Talented Coordinator

Netball Club

As we are getting to the end of the season there are a few things to go over:

  • Primary School Wind-up
    Thursday 30 August 2018
  • Junior Goal Shooting Competition
    This Friday and Saturday.
    Please see the attached flyers if you are interested
  • Senior School Wind-up
    Wednesday 5 September 2018
    Thomas More Exhibition Centre 
    6:00pm - 8:30pm 
  • Annual General Meeting 
    Wednesday 5 September  2018
    Circle of Friends Cafe 
    6:15pm - 6:45pm 

We encourage parents to come along and see what we've been doing over the past year. 

MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK! We are a team of hard working parents that love to help out. If you would like more information on any of the roles available or would like to join as general committee please let me know. 
Positions available:

  • Registrar 
  • Secretary 
  • General Committee 
  • Year 9 - 12 Coordinator 

We would like each TEAM to submit a two minute "TEAM'S GOT TALENT" video to be played at the Wind-up. 
The best videos will get a prize. 
The wind-up is early this year to accommodate several school programs. 

As we approach finals I thinks it's a good time to remember that this is a game and that players and supporters are required to adhere to our Code of Conduct. Please remember that parents are not to harass or approach umpires, they too are someones daughter and without them there is no game. If there is a valid concern the Coach will handle it. Harassing or intimidating umpires from the sideline only adds to their stress and makes their job that much more difficult. 


  • These are Kids 
  • This is a Game 
  • The Coaches are volunteers 
  • The Umpires are human 
  • This is not the ANL Championships 

The Spring competition is social and organised by individual teams. Information on registration can be found on the PNA website: 

Good luck to all those who are hoping to make finals, and to those that haven't I hope you have enjoyed your season. 

Milissa Jagers


Music - Week 23

Twilight Recital

Applications to perform at the Twilight Recital on Sunday 19 August are now open. Forms are available through the Music Office or from Music Staff. Students of all ages who take lessons on an instrument or voice are invited to perform in a relaxed, friendly environment to a welcoming audience. The Twilight Recital will be held in the GBLT, commencing at 5:30pm.

Music Photo Day

Photos of all College Music Ensembles will take place on Wednesday 15 August from 7:00am – 11:00am. The photos will be taken in the Osborne Room and students are required to wear full College uniform and bring their instrument (if applicable). A full schedule is listed below – students are to arrive for their photos 15 minutes before their allocated time. If you have any questions, please contact the Music Department.


Jazz Night at the Ellington

Fantastic performances and atmosphere at John XXIII College’s Jazz Night at the Ellington. The concert featured performances by the Swing Band, Small Combo, Saxophone Ensembles, Barbershop, Senior Madrigal and Year 12 soloists. 



Photos from recent St George’s Cathedral Concert

Mr James Kros

Head of Music


Coming soon in Drama

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Year 11 production

Thursday 23 August

7pm, Loreto Drama Centre

Year 8/9 production
Thursday 13 September and Friday 14 September
7pm, Roncalli Hall


George Tsakisiris

Head of Drama


Community Liturgy


  • 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

Pathways and Transition

Important dates 


  • 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.



Try-A-Trade is an excellent opportunity that assists students in making an informed decision about a career in the building and construction industry. Programs are available to students in Year 10 who have shown an interest in a trade but are unsure if this is the career they wish to pursue.


Try-A-Trade programs provide students with hands-on experience in a range of building and construction trades. Programs are delivered offsite by registered training organisations during normal school hours. The duration of the courses range from 1-3 days.


For further information contact Kelli Beaton at


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.



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


Head lice awareness Secondary School

There have been reported cases of head lice in Year 7. Could parents please check your child’s hair for head lice. Department of Health Head Lice fact sheet attached for your information.


Winter sun protection

As the weather starts to get cooler many people start wondering if there is a need to protect themselves from the sun’s damaging rays. The answer is yes. There is still a need to protect ourselves, even in winter. It is important that SunSmart behaviour becomes a consistent lifestyle choice and is not solely associated with summer activities.


You can get burnt on windy, cloudy and cool days.


 Sunburn is caused by UV radiation (ultraviolet radiation), which is not related to temperature – a cooler or windy day in summer will have a similar UV index to a warmer day. If it’s windy and you get a red face, it’s likely to be sunburn. There’s no such thing as ‘windburn’.


You can also get sunburnt on cloudy days, as UV radiation can penetrate some clouds, and may even be more intense due to reflection off the bottom of the clouds.


Check the SunSmart UV Alert every day and protect your skin when UV levels are 3 or above, even when you are in the sun for short periods. The SunSmart UV alert is available at and in the weather section of most daily newspapers. A SunSmart app for iPhones that predicts the UV level for each day can also be downloaded from the iTunes App store.


So whenever you’re outdoors don’t forget to cover up. Slip on a shirt, Slop on SPF 50+ sunscreen, Slap on a hat, Seek shade and Slide on some sunglasses.


Jenny Hill

College Nurse

Reference: Cancer Council WA

Library Book fair



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.

Parents' Association

Parents’ Association Term Three Meeting 7pm Monday 13 August

The 2018 Term Three Parents' Association meeting will be held next Monday 13 August at 7pm 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 the Parent Volunteer Groups in our College.


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


Your 2018 Parents’ Association Committee

Inspire: Upcoming Event

Men Of John XXIII College

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

John XXIII College Alumni 


Entertainment Books

Help John XXIII College raise much needed funds

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Community Notices

24:7 Nedlands Youth Group

Meets every Friday 6:00 -8:00pm

Holy Rosary Parish Hall

For all youth in Years 6-12

More information call Noel 0433 772 357 or Elysha 0481 133 229

current head lice fact sheet.pdf
Year 7and8 rugby fixtures 2018.pdf
Pathways and Transition Calendar.pdf
MPA Skills 2018 Try-A-Trade Information.pdf
NECA Try-a-Trade Flyer.pdf
SMTAFE Try a Trade.pdf
Menu 2018.pdf
inigo attachment_SW.pdf
John XXIII College_Inspire.pdf