Around the Primary


Today is World Teachers' Day and it is an opportunity to acknowledge our teachers, Education Assistants and Administration staff and say thanks for the significant contributions they make in our classrooms and school community. It is a time to celebrate their efforts, acknowledging the important role they play in our community and to thank them for making a difference educating and inspiring our students.

We praise and thank you, Lord.
For teachers who believe in students
For teachers who guide and direct
For teachers who give a second change
For teachers who laugh
For teachers who comfort in times of need
For teachers who are patient
For teachers who bring out the best in students
For teachers who show students the love of God
For teachers who believe in teaching as 'holy work'
For all teachers throughout our world
We praise and thank you Lord.

Dear Parents

We have had another busy week in the Primary School. On Wednesday our Year 6's participated in their Orientation Day for Secondary School, on Thursday we enjoyed our Junior Sports Carnival and today we met in the gym for our first Assembly for the term. The Year 5 students showcased their learning about poetry under the wonderful guidance of Mrs Fontaine.

Congratulations to all of our Merit Award recipients. We are very proud of your wonderful efforts!



Scarlett Polini

Pierre Tibi

James Bradock

Klara Travlos

Elle Paolucci



Tate Hewitt

Carla Kavanagh

Devon Finn

Jackson Watts

Nicholas Skerratt

Bridget Lilleyman

Raphael Zidar

Jonathon Rintoul



Bridget Owen

Amelie MacLennan

Hunter Bovell

Archie Ryan

Caitlin Bradock

Oliver Defrancesco

Dylan Betts



Tayleah Dorrington

Angelique Watson

Georgie Tudori

Maggie Pazin

Jude Knowles

Luka Nocciolino



Mia Serra

John Edwards

Joel Margaria

Matthew Rintoul

Joshua Johnson

Amelia Gellard

Sophia Defrancesco

Sam Owen



Hugo Croudace

Luca Matthews

Holly Martin

Jorja Knowles



Edward Drake

Jason Ko

Benji Fuller

Talei Macdougall

Thomas Rear

Emma Scalise

Georgia Wholley

Michael Skerratt

Amazing Mathematicians

Congratulations to all of our students who received a Distinction in the Australian Mathematics Competition.

Geordie Stickland 3G Jude Knowles 3G

Zachary Morphett 3B Alexander Petsos 4B

Benjamin Mignacca 4B James Mitchell 4G

Natalie Ong 5G Sarah Few 5B

Stella Morgan 5G Rosa Defrancesco 6G

Claudia Clyne 6G McKenzie Richardson 6B

Special thanks to Mr Alderman for organising yesterday's fantastic Junior Primary Sports Carnival.

The young children put in lots of practice for their events and thoroughly enjoyed displaying their skills and talents in front of their family and friends. It was great to see the children trying their personal best and also their determination to get to the finishing line! A wonderful time was had by all!

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All parents and friends are welcome to join us for our first Primary Mass for the term on Friday 6 November at 9am in the Chapel.

I hope you enjoy reading the following updates from our specialist teachers.

Enjoy the weekend.

Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary

Awesome Art

The annual Visual Art Exhibition is always such a wonderful celebration of the many creative talents that we share here at John XXIII College.

The Primary students enjoyed completing their projects in readiness for the exhibition. The wonderful wide selection of primary works ranged from Kindergarten through to Year 6, which included the following: painting and drawing, pastel sketches, printmaking, mixed media and sculpture; clay and recycled materials. The work was lively and varied, showcasing the students' ability to fully engage in imaginative and challenging projects. It was delightful to meet with so many parents during the exhibition, and to overhear student guided tours lead by our confident inspired young minds.

Congratulations to all exhibiting artists, it was a truly exemplary collection of creativity.

Jane Roche
Primary Art Specialist

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All Things Japanese

On Tuesday 27th October the Year 3 classes visited the Hyogo Cultural Centre in City Beach. The students enjoyed learning about Hyogo and being surrounded by all things Japanese. Everyone was able to do some calligraphy as well as make a Chigirie picture around Himeji Castle which is the most famous castle in Hyogo. Chigirie is a Japanese art form of tearing up little pieces of special Japanese paper to make a collage style picture. Ashlee Purnell 3B was very fortunate to be the one chosen to try on a beautiful kimono which would be worn for a wedding in Japan. The day finished with the students enjoying an obento for lunch. It was fantastic to see all of the students so engaged in learning about another culture.

Rowson sensei

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Sensational Sport

Last term Diving WA visited our Year 4 and Year 6 classes. All participants received a certificate of attendance and a small number of students have been selected to undertake a Phase 2 training session at HBF Stadium. If you child was selected, more information will be posted home for your perusal.

Yesterday the Kindy - Year 2 Sports Carnival was held on the Junior Primary oval. It was a lovely warm Spring morning and all the children had a fantastic time. It was great to see so many parents, grandparents and friends cheering on the young athletes, and also joining in a game of passball.

All the children participated in running races and team games. The level of skill and enthusiasm shown by our young competitors was very encouraging. I now look forward to seeing our Year 2's participating alongside our older students at next year's athletics carnival.

Special thanks to Grounds and Maintenance Staff who presented a beautiful village setting for the occasion, to all the parents who volunteered to assist on the day and to the Year 6 House Captains for their magnificent help throughout the Carnival.

Later this term the senior students will have the opportunity to participate in two other Carnivals and the Juniors will commence swimming lessons at Claremont Pools. On Thursday 12th we will be the host for the IPSHA Year 6 Touch Carnival. Many of our Year 6 students will be involved in this carnival and they have commenced training extremely hard for this upcoming event. On Thursday 3rd December, a number of our Year 6 boys will be participating in a Super 8's Cricket Carnival at Melvista Oval in Nedlands, competing against Loreto and Carmel school.

John Alderman
Primary Sport Coordinator

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