Loreto Federation

Devon Harding nee Arundell (Class 1980) and Monika Kos (Class 1984) are pictured at the Nedlands Yacht Club. Devon was a member of the Loreto Federation Steering Committee and organised the catering for the three day conference. Monika was invited to MC the dinner held on Saturday night.

(L) Devon Harding, (R) Monika Kos

Venues included the beautiful home of Ann and Denis Cullity (Loreto Past Pupil and Past Parents of nine John XXIII College children) on The Esplanade Peppermint Grove, Loreto Nedlands and Notre Dame University.


Will Groucutt (Class 2009), Paull-Anthony Keightley (Class 2008) and Joe Ryan (Class 2011) sang and played piano during the three day conference. Karen Wallwork nee Linsten (Class 1980) kindly organised the musicians.

They all did an outstanding job and brought much joy to the program. A few of the highlights included Paull-Anthony singing some well-known classical songs at Nedlands Yacht Club on Saturday night, Joe Ryan accompanied him. Joe also played the Loreto holiday hymn Causa Nostrae Laetitae and the guests stood up and sang with great gusto.

(L) Paull-Anthony Keightley, (R) Joe Ryan Will Groucutt

Later at the closing party on Sunday night, Will Groucutt played and sang background music while over 250 Loreto past pupils, Loreto Sisters, partners and friends gathered for the last time on the weekend. Toward the end of the night, Will kindly agreed to play requested songs and those with a voice gathered around the baby grand piano and sang along. It was a great finish to a very successful Conference.

Induction Program on Spirituality of an Ignatian School

You are invited to attend the Ethos and Spirituality of an Ignation School 7.30pm - 9.00pm Tuesday 22 May. It is open to all parents, Alumni and past teachers and will be held in the Gonzaga Barry Lecture Theatre. Details below. Please RSVP to the Alumni office 9383 0520 or email

The 'Induction Program' aims to provide insights into the underlying ethos and Spirituality of an Ignatian School; in particular John XXIII College. The Program makes explicit what has in the past been implicit and only 'trickled down' to Staff and Students.

The 'Program' over three years has been presented to the majority (approx. 90%) of Teachers and Staff and the College Board, and we are now making this available to Parent Leaders and interested Alumni. (Formal evaluations by each group of Staff have been overwhelmingly favourable to the Content and Presentation.)

The programme consists of 6 Modules - each Module requiring 90 minutes. (For Parents and Alumni we can adjust this to 4 Modules.)

The Module Topics are:

Module 1: The Story of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
Module 2: Ignatian values.
Module 3: Ignatian process.
Module 4: Ignatian Prayer.
Module 5: Relationships the Ignatian way.
Module 6: Jesuit and lay organisation in Australia and the World. Insights on Mary Ward and Pope John XXIII.

Anna Gingell nee Muir (Class 1978) (ADAPEM)
Alumni Development

(08) 9383 0520