John XXIII College, Perth

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John XXIII College
Location
Mount Claremont, WA
Australia
Coordinates 31°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
Type Private, Co-educational
Motto Seek Justice
Denomination Catholic
Established 1977
Principal Robert Henderson
Staff 200
Enrolment 1500
Colour(s) Navy-Blue/Yellow
Slogan Seek Justice
Website

John XXIII College is a Catholic co-educational school in Perth, Western Australia. The school provides education from kindergarten to year twelve students.

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.

Academics[edit]

The school has performed well in the 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]
2014 15.12 22 50.57 13 99.30[1]
2012 19.35 15 49.29 15 99.41[2]
2011 21.11 16 59.80 11 100[3]
2010 16.49 21 61.13 12 100[4]
2009 37 29 98.17[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 sports[edit]

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]

Housing system[edit]

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, names as follows:

  • Campion (Purple)
  • Koolyangarra (Green)
  • Loreto (Blue)
  • Loyola (White)
  • St Louis (Red)
  • Ward (Yellow)[9]

Notable alumni[edit]

Some of John XXIII's former students include:

Pilgrimages[edit]

[11] The College benefits greatly from the ongoing links with the Loreto and Jesuit orders that have enabled students to take part in pilgrimages the college offers. Year 11 students are invited to participate in the College Pilgrimage Program whereby up to 40 students spend two weeks in following places:

• Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City)

• India (Kolkotta)

• Timor Leste (East Timor)

• Alice Springs

Sister schools[edit]

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 also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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