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Dear Parents

Today we celebrated John XXIII Day! Our whole school community commenced the day with a beautiful Mass.  The students then visited the mini-fete, magnificently organised by our Year 5 and 6 classes. The proceeds raised through the mini-fete will go to the Loreto and Jesuit Missions.


The students had so much fun with their friends and teachers and the staff were very impressed by the positive, friendly, ‘have-a-go’ spirit that the students displayed at the various activities.


The excitement continued in the afternoon - Betty Bubbles visited Pre-Primary and the Year 1’s and 2’s were entertained by Pop Magic.  Years 3 and 4 headed off to Revolutions Sports for tabloid sports and Years 5 and 6 participated in Footsteps dance or enjoyed a game or two of table-tennis, chess or hand-ball.


The students are to be congratulated on the terrific way they conducted themselves throughout the fun-filled day.  Everyone had an absolutely wonderful time celebrating John XXIII Day!


We pray and sing together!


We celebrate and have fun together!


We love John XXIII Day!



Kind regards,


Antoinette De Pinto

Head of Primary


Please check the College Website for Term 3 to note all the important Primary school events for your family calendar.

Dates to Remember

Monday 12 AugustPre-Kindy and Sport Team Photo Day 3P Photography
Wednesday 14 AugustAnne Murphy Junior Primary Morning Tea (Mackillop Room)
Thursday 15 AugustFeast of the Assumption Mass (Hosted by 3B)
Friday 16 AugustPrimary Musical Dress Rehearsal

Father's Day Mass, Friday 30 August 7.30am


Book Week



Each year, schools across Australia spend a week celebrating books, and Australian authors and illustrators.  Teachers conduct activities relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.

John XXIII College Primary will be conducting Book Week celebrations throughout weeks 5 & 6, 20-28 August 2019.


Throughout the week, students will be participating in activities to help them discover how reading can be their super power. These include:



Dress-Up Day and Shared Reading

On Wednesday 21 August, all students are invited to come to school in their school sport shorts and house shirt with a cape and/or mask.  Capes that are made with recyclable materials are encouraged.  Shared reading activities will occur throughout the day.



A storyteller will be visiting the Kindy to Year 2 classes on Wednesday 28 August.


Library Visit

Years 3 to 5 will be visiting the Nedlands Library throughout Book Week.


BOOKFACE Competition

All Primary students are invited to enter the BOOKFACE competition.  To enter this BOOKFACE competition, students need to submit an original photo of themselves holding a book so that their face merges with a face, or portion of a face (human, animal or monster), on the book’s cover.  Photographs will be judged on creativity rather than photographic excellence.  The item being held must be a book (magazines, DVDs, posters or any other item will not be accepted).  Please see some examples below or have a look at #bookface on Instagram for inspiration!  Please email photographs to by Monday 19 August.  All entries will be displayed in the Library for Book Week.  The winners will be announced on Friday 30 August.



Lunchtime Fun in the Library

Giant Board games will be available for students in the Library at lunchtime on Wednesday 14 August and Thursday 15 August.  Secondary Drama students will be reading stories for the Primary students at lunchtime during book Week.


Sausage Sizzle

We will be holding a sausage sizzle on Wednesday 21 August.

The Year 11 students who are travelling to Cambodia, East Timor, India and Northern Territory as part of the College’s Pilgrimage Program will be assisting with the sausage sizzle to help raise funds for the places they will be visiting.

Kindy 2022

Do you have a child due to start Kindy in 2022?  If so, please ensure you have submitted an Enrolment Form as the College already has great demand for these places. 


You are welcome to contact Lizz Schollum, our new Enrolments’ Manager for further details.  Lizz’s email is and her direct line is 9383 0449.

Day 100!

On Monday the Pre-Primary students celebrated 100 days of being at school.


Every school day the students have been placing a pop stick in our 1s bucket to signify a single day. Every tenth day of school, the 1s turn into a ‘bundle or set’ of 10 and they move into the 10s bucket. A superhero called, ‘Zero the Hero’ comes to visit on these special days and teaches about the importance of zero in numbers and helps the students to skip count by 10. This week we reached 100 DAYS!!


The students had the BEST day – they had ten special activities to complete (all to do with the number 100), there were lots of parent helpers to assist us with these tasks and Zero the Hero came to celebrate too!


We are now 100 days smarter and look forward to exploring what happens once you reach 100…stay tuned!


Chiara Bennett and Alison Dillon

Pre-Primary Teachers



Sports News


Athletics training is well under way with students practising their technique for a range of track and field events.  Athletics training continues each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.  With professional athlete, Liz, leaving for a pre-competition training camp, Stephen Clough will be taking her place.  Stephen is another jumping expert who has his sights set on Tokyo 2020!  We are very lucky to have Stephen helping us so it would be great to see lots of students attending training.


Steve Williams

Primary Sport Coordinator