The questions for the 2012 John XXlll College Essay Philosophy Prize have gone out to all schools in the state who teach Philosophy. It has also gone to other schools where students are interested in Philosophy. All students from Years 8 to 12 are encouraged to enter an essay. Prizes are awarded in October at the Hale School Philosothon.

Students can get an entry form from me and details are also available on the College website. The questions are:

Year 8: What do we need in order to live a good life?

Year 9: How can we know the world is what we take it to be?

Year 10: Should we always tell the truth?

Year 11: Do we need the concept of a beginning?

Year 12: The past controls the present and the future.

The College Philosophy Club meets weekly on Friday at lunchtime in the Faith & Justice Room, Xavier Wing. All students from Years 7 to 12 are welcome. Questions for each session are published in the Daily Newsletter.

John XXlll College Primary Philosothon

Hale School has been running a secondary Philosothon successfully for ten years. Hale School initiated the program which now runs Australia-wide and includes an interstate competition. John XXlll College has entered teams in the Hale Philosothon for the past five years. 2012 sees the first Primary Philosothon in Victoria. We are very fortunate that John XXlll College has successfully gained the rights to host the West Australian Primary Philosothon as an on-going venture. Details of the program will be published once the organisational structure is sorted out. This is a very exciting opportunity for our students and it is planned it will include teams of students from Years 4 to 7 from across the Metropolitan area.

Media Club

The Media Club has been busy all week working on a pilot for JTC TV Live. We hope to go to air this week on Clickview. This has taken a lot of work from students who are spending hours after school, at lunchtime, and any other time they can garner, to finesse their production. We are fortunate to have the expertise of Mr Tyrrell and Mr Munns to guide us. Any student from Years 7 to 12 is welcome to join the Club which meets officially at lunchtime on Wednesday in the Library. Students need no prior experience, we are all learning skills as we work on projects such as Live News.

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Under Media on the link below is a brilliant opportunity for students to see a cutting edge contemporary photographer's work.

Annette Pedersen
Magis Coordinator