Vietnam Pilgrimage 2012

The Vietnam Pilgrims and parents were invited to the Ebeling's beautiful home recently to thank Jo McLoughlin, Cameron Tremayne and me for chaperoning the Pilgrims to Vietnam in October. It was a great night made even more special with the presentation of hard copy books. A wonderful pictorial history and reminder of the orphanages and people we assisted in Ho Chi Minh City. Thanks to Dieter and Bridget Ebeling for their wonderful hospitality.


Sixty Vietnam Pilgrims (2012), parents, teachers, friends and supporters attended a lunch this weekend to raise funds for LVAP (The Loreto Vietnam Australia Program). It was organised by Jo Islip and Peter and Miren Hary. Many donations were made in addition to the proceeds from the luncheon. The funds will be transferred to the LVAP to purchase books for a new library for the disabled. It was a great way to network with the Nam Fam (Vietnam Pilgrims), fifteen Year 11 students preparing for their last week this year at John XXIII College. Sr Trish sent a thank you note quoting "I can't thank you enough... good people that you are - with a vision of outreach and generosity".

Rest in Peace

David Hurford-Jones (Class 1950) died peacefully after a long and debilitating illness on 17 November 2012, in Devon, England. May he rest in peace.

"David graduated from Duntroon Military College in 1954 and then transferred to the Gloucestershire Regiment in the British Army." Further information may be found on page 31 'To Learn and To Serve'. Thank you to Phil Burns (Class 1950) for passing on this sad message.

Class 2002 and 2007 Alumni only

Attitudes and Values Beliefs Questionnaire

Please RSVP to Alumni Development Officer Anna Gingell


Marie-Louise Beyer nee Hunt (Class 1977) was jointly awarded the government-sponsored campaigns category of the National Public Relations Institute of Australia Golden Target Awards, presented at a ceremony at the MCG.

The Piggy Savings App

My name is Alana Willis (nee Brooks) (Class 1997). Usually, I am an Interior Stylist, however this year I have turned my hand to app development. An entrepreneur at heart, now I can say I'm an app-reneur! My first app, with many more to come, is 'The Piggy' and it's available for download from the App Store now for iPhone, iPod & iPad. It will teach kids how to save, and the effects of adding, and taking cash from their piggy bank will make to their savings goal. There are cute piggy games and personalities which kids and adults alike will get a kick out of.

Thanks for your support!

The following reunions are taking place prior to Christmas

24th John XXIII College Reunion Class 1986

Class 1986 Reunion
Friday 6pm - 8pm 7 December 2012
The Boulevard, Floreat
Class representative Paula Hackett

25th John XXIII Reunion Class 1985

Class of 1987
Friday 7pm 21 December 2012
The Boulevard Hotel
Class representative Cath Ferrari

45th St Louis Reunion Class 1967

Friday 6.30pm Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
Class Representative Tony Fitzgibbon

Reunion early 2013

40th St Louis Reunion Class 1972
Date to be confirmed
(either 4/5 January 2013)
North Fremantle Bowling Club
Class representative Nick Keely

All enquiries to:

Anna Gingell nee Muir (Class '78) F.Edplus
Alumni Development
(08) 9383 0520