New Student Information

Welcome to St John Bosco College

On behalf of the entire St John Bosco College community, we are thrilled to welcome you to the College. As you prepare for your child’s first day, this page is your resource for everything you need to know. We hope you will take some time to explore this page and the College website.

Attendance - Absences, Late Arrival and Early Departure

All absentees, late notices and early pick up notifications must be submitted to the College via the College App.

Absences – Whole Day

Parents/Guardians are required to complete an absentee form on the College App to notify the College of an absence on or before the day of a student’s absence.

Late Arrival

Students who arrive at the College after 8.45am must sign in as a late arrival at Student Services in Administration before attending class.

Early Departure 

If parents/guardians need to collect their child/ren early from the College for any reason, please complete an absentee form on the College App to notify the College in the morning or at least one hour BEFORE you arrive to collect your child/ren to avoid delays.


Primary Booklist
Booklist items will be supplied by the College. It will be an additional cost invoiced to the parents.

Secondary Booklist
The Secondary Booklist will be sent to every parent/guardian in early December by email. This outlines the resources that will be required including books, stationery and digital subscriptions.

Please see below for a list of 2023 Booklists:



College Car Park / Kiss and Drop
The College Car Park map and Kiss and Drop details will be sent to parents by email in February.


Devices (BYOD)

Year 1 – Year 6

In Years 1 to Year 6, students at St John Bosco College are required to bring their own iPad and keyboard to class each day.

We would appreciate if you made sure that your child’s iPad meets the minimum requirements below:

    • iPad Air or iPad 9th Generation or greater
    • 128 GB
    • Uses a Lightning Connector for charging
    • Individual student Apple ID (separate from any other devices) set up via Family Sharing )separate from any other devices
    • Case: Your child’s iPad needs to be in a suitable case as iPads can easily get damaged. We recommend at a minimum the shock proof or the drop-proof cases.
    • Keyboard: As the iPad is used for both research and typing, a keyboard will provide students with more screen space and comfort when typing.

If your child already has an iPad, there is no need to purchase a new one as long as it meets the minimum requirements above. We also ask that you do not purchase an iPad mini as we have been advised that the system requirements are not compatible with online assessments.



In Secondary, students at St John Bosco College are required to bring their own MacBook to class each day. 

The MacBook needs to meet the minimum requirements: 

    • MacBook Air 13-inch / Apple M1 Chip / 8GB / 256GB 
    • Students need to ensure their device is fully charged each day ready for learning. The use of technology is transforming the way teachers teach and has changed the learning landscape. At St John Bosco College, teachers are maximising the opportunities provided by the digital technologies available to them. 

Please note that students will not be able to access other programs that may be on their device whilst at the College. 

Students and parents will be required to sign an ICT agreement at the beginning of the College year. 

You may purchase the device yourself or the College has a relationship with JB HiFi and have a range of options available to families. To see these options, visit the website.

  • Please click here for the step-by-step instructions to order the device.
  • Please click here for the BYOD parent’s toolkit.

If you have queries in relation to the purchase, usage at the College or anything else ICT related we encourage you to contact our ICT Department via email:




We ask students to bring all their stationary supplies on the first day so we can organise the various subjects and their locker. Please ensure that all your child’s stationery is clearly labelled with their name.

All Year 7 students and other new Secondary students will be provided with a lock. All students will be allocated a locker by their Community Hub Teacher.

It is vital that students remember their locker number and lock combination code. Students must only use their allocated locker and always keep their lock on.

Lost Property


All lost property items are kept in a lost property box in the Assembly Space.


All lost property items are kept in a lost property box in the Savio Arts and Technology Learning Centre.

Named items are returned to students.


Please click here for a copy of the College Map. This may assist you when visiting the College for upcoming events, finding the Uniform Shop and navigating your way around the College.

Orientation Day

Kindergarten Orientation Morning 

We will invite parents and students to our Orientation Morning for Kindergarten 2023 in Term 4. Parents will receive more information about the Orientation Morning in October by email. It is essential that you book for this session once you have received the booking link.

We encourage families where possible to organise alternative arrangements for younger siblings on this day.

Year 7 Orientation Day (Wednesday November 29, Whole Day)

We will invite our new Year 7 2024 students to our Orientation Day in Term 4. Parents will receive a booking link in October by the College App. It is essential that you book for this session once you have received the booking link.

Parent Information Session

Kindergarten Parent Information Session

This takes place on the same day of your child’s Orientation Morning, where parents are invited to a morning tea followed by an information session in the Assembly Space to learn specific information about Kindergarten.

Year 7 Parent Information Evening (Monday November 27)

Parents will be invited to a parent information evening in Term 4. It begins in the Savio Arts and Technology Learning Centre with a presentation by our Leadership Team, followed by our Year 7 Team. A booking link will be sent to parents in October by the College App. We encourage at least one parent from each family to attend as we will be discussing important information regarding Year 7.

St John Bosco App

At St John Bosco we endeavour to continuously improve the way we communicate with our Bosco Community effectively. We are delighted to announce the launch of our new College App.

The St John Bosco College mobile app will keep you up to date with all the latest news and important information from the College.

Please follow the easy steps on the user guide to download and customise.

Download the user guide here.

SmartRider Card


Within the first few weeks of starting at the College, all students are provided with a new St John Bosco branded Transperth SmartRider.

Any lost SmartRiders can be replaced at a fee by contacting Mrs Cassie Green, Student Services and Pastoral Officer at


To help make the transition for students as easy as possible, Transperth have compiled some simple tips for new parents and students.

Tip 1: Get started by visiting

This website has everything parents need to know to help make a child’s move to independent travel as simple and stress-free as possible.

Tip 2: Plan your trip to the College

Services often change at the start of the College year. Transperth recommends planning your journey within two weeks of the start of the College year to ensure you receive the most up-to-date information.

Please don’t forget to change the date to the first College day of the year.


Uniform Fitting

Each new student at Bosco is required to book a personalised fitting appointment. Click here to book an appointment. Please contact our Uniform Shop Coordinator Mrs Debra Mossman at or 9234 9600 if you have any queries.

Uniform Days

The Uniform Days Information will be sent to parents by SEQTA message and College App in the last week of January prior to commencement of Term 1.

Update Your Contact Details

Please keep your contact details updated to ensure that we can reach you with information about your child’s transition to St John Bosco College. Update your contact details by email our Student Services and Pastoral officer Mrs Cassie Green at

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