John XXIII College, Perth

John XXIII College is a Roman Catholic co-educational secondary day school in located in Mount Claremont, a western suburb of Perth, Western Australia. The school provides education from kindergarten to Year 12 students and operates under the authority of the Catholic Archbishop of Perth.

John XXIII College
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Location
,
Western Australia

Australia
Coordinates31°57′37″S 115°47′04″E / 31.9604°S 115.7845°E / -31.9604; 115.7845Coordinates: 31°57′37″S 115°47′04″E / 31.9604°S 115.7845°E / -31.9604; 115.7845
Information
TypeIndependent, co-educational secondary school
MottoSeek Justice
DenominationRoman Catholic (Jesuit)
Established1977
ChairJulius Matthys
PrincipalRobert Henderson
Staff200
YearsK-12
Enrolment1500
Colour(s)Navy-blue/yellow   
SloganGreat minds, good hearts
Affiliation
  • Jesuit and Companion Schools in Australia
Websitewww.johnxxiii.edu.au

The college is the result of the merger in 1977 of the Jesuit Saint Louis boys school spread over different campuses (first opened in 1938) and Loreto Convent girls school (first opened in 1897). In 1986 the school was relocated to its present site in Mount Claremont.

AcademicsEdit

The school has performed well in the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) exams and is often rated in the top 50 schools in the state.

Year % +75
in WACE[i]
State
ranking[ii]
% +65
in WACE[iii]
State
ranking
%
graduation[iv]
Notes
2009 37 29 98.17 [1]
2010 16.49 21 61.13 12 100 [2]
2011 21.11 16 59.80 11 100 [3]
2012 19.35 15 49.29 15 99.41 [4]
2014 15.12 22 50.57 13 99.30 [5]
  1. ^ Based on the number of Stage 3 course enrolments in the school where a WACE course score of 75 or above was achieved
  2. ^ Ranking of school compared to other schools in the state
  3. ^ Based on the number of Stage 3 course enrolments in the school where a WACE course score of 65 or above was achieved
  4. ^ Percentage of Year 12 cohort that graduated with a WACE certificate

The class of 2015 had a 100% achievement of WACE, 89% of the graduating students were studying an ATAR pathway, the Median ATAR was 90.3 and 75 students achieved an ATAR in the 90s.[6][7]

School sportsEdit

John XXIII College offers a wide range of sports. Annual sports carnivals include athletics, cross country and swimming. John XXIII provide many sporting opportunities including rowing, swimming, rugby, athletics, football, basketball, soccer, cross country, and netball. Among the school's alumni is Australian swimmer and world record holder Eamon Sullivan. In 2008, John XXIII students beat two of Sullivan's school swimming records in the inter-house swimming carnival.[8]

House systemEdit

As with most Australian schools, John XXIII College utilises a house system through which students participate in inter-house activities and competitions. There are six houses at the college:[9]

  • Campion (purple)
  • Koolyangarra (green)
  • Loreto (blue)
  • Loyola (white)
  • St Louis (red)
  • Ward (yellow)

Notable alumniEdit

Some of John XXIII's former students include:

PilgrimagesEdit

The College benefits greatly from ongoing links with the Loreto and Jesuit orders that have enabled students to take part in pilgrimages. Year 11 students are invited to participate in the College Pilgrimage Program whereby up to 90 students spend two weeks in the following places:[11]

  • Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • India
  • Timor Leste (East Timor)
  • Alice Springs
  • Cambodia

Sister schoolsEdit

John XXIII's sister schools are:

  • Loreto Normanhurst N.S.W.
  • Loreto Kirribilli N.S.W.
  • Loreto Nedlands WA
  • Loreto Marryatville SA
  • Loreto Cooperoo QLD
  • Loreto Ballarat VIC
  • Loreto Mandaville Hall Toorak VIC

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Year 12 Student Achievement Data" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 March 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Year 12 Student Achievement Data" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Year 12 Student Achievement Data" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Year 12 Student Achievement Data" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Year 12 Student Achievement Data" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 March 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ John XXIII College. "WACE Results 2015" (PDF). johnxxiii.edu.au. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 17 May 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ SCSA. "Year 12 school performance data" (PDF). scsa.wa.edu.au. Retrieved 17 May 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Fry, Anne (22 February 2008), "Record Breaking Day for John XXIII College Students" (PDF), College News, archived from the original (PDF) on 11 October 2009, retrieved 23 May 2010 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ John XXIII College. "Our Heritage" (PDF). johnxxiii.edu.au. Retrieved 17 May 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ The Australian Women's Register
  11. ^ John XXIII College. "Pilgrimage programs". johnxxiii.edu.au. Retrieved 17 May 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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