Around the Primary


Dear Parents,

Our Year 3G students looked fantastic today dressed in their pioneer clothes for their assembly item. They reminded everyone about life in the olden days and ended their performance with a hilarious song. Special thanks to Ms Allen and Miss Joyce for co-ordinating this entertaining performance and bringing the children's learning alive on the big stage.


Congratulations to all the students who received a certificate at today's assembly.


As you are aware, our Primary Reports will be made available online for the first time this semester. Reports will not be printed and posted home. The reports will look a little different to previous reports, however, the information will essentially be the same. Each family should have received a password today to access their child's report through Coneqt.

Your child's report will also have a page outlining how to understand the information provided. Please take the time to read this to familiarise yourself with the 5 point grading/achievement scale which has been set by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority and the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia.

Not every child in the primary school will receive an A, B or C and this is an early lesson in resilience. It is important that you take the time to discuss with your child their strengths as well as areas for development. Children needed to be reminded that they are working on a learning continuum and that effort is extremely important, as it reflects the amount of work they put in on a daily basis.

Our online reports will be available on Thursday 2 July from 3.30pm. I trust you will enjoy reading your child's report next week and celebrating with them their learning journey for Semester One.

Next Friday, 3 July we are having a casual dress day in the Primary School to raise funds for Archbishop Costelloe's LifeLink Appeal.

LifeLink raises funds to assist the work of social service agencies provided by the Archdiocese of Perth. LifeLink agencies reach out to more than 340,000 West Australians in need each year providing shelter, food, job training, family support and other care.

A gold coin donation would be greatly appreciated and will be collected by our Year 6 student leaders on the day.

At John XXIII we highly regard our partnership with parents and value parents as the first educators of children. To support parents in this vital role, we continually seek to offer a variety of issues relevant to the development and well-being of our students. On Monday, August 3 we are hosting a 'Girl Power' workshop for parents and girls in Years 3 - 6. 'GirlPower' is a friendship program that inspires 'Tween' girls to feel empowered, develop a strong sense of self, and love themselves while learning to manage the most important thing to them…their friendships. Please see attached flyer for further information. If you have any queries don't' hesitate to contact Mrs Anne Murphy, Primary School Counsellor

Congratulations to the following students :

Year 5 Guitar

Special Mention

Jacob Griffiths

Year 3 Voice

Most Promising

Holly Denton

Primary Instrumental

Most Outstanding Performance - Piano

McKenzie Richardson

Most Outstanding Performance - Wind

McKenzie Richardson

Most Outstanding Performance - Strings

McKenzie Richardson

Most Promising - Strings

Ava Kwei


Kind Regards,
Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary