John Wollaston / Anglican Community School - Items filtered by date: May 2017
Friday, 26 May 2017 12:33

SPACER Issue 8

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Friday, 26 May 2017 11:13

Issue 8 Business Manager

  • The value of Independent Schools                                     BACK
  • Campus Parking                                                                   

  • ELC Car Parking 

The value of Independent Schools
At the AISWA (Association of Independent Schools of WA) AGM held on Wednesday 24 May, AISWA released a report on the Economic Significance of Independent Schools to the Western Australian Economy. As can be seen from the report Independent Schools, while providing choice for families and high-level educational outcomes, also contribute significantly to the WA Economy.

Economic Significance of Independent Schools to the WA Economy

AISWA will be distributing this report to Western Australian politicians and selected Federal politicians including the main political parties.

ELC Car Parking 
Early Learning Centre Parking 

Campus Parking
Campus Parking guidelines

Best wishes
Gailene Shore
Business Manager

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Friday, 19 May 2017 00:00

Issue 7 Uniform Store

  • Winter Uniform Term 2                                                                                    BACK                                                                                   
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Please be reminded that students wear Winter Uniform in Term 2 and 3. Blazers are worn by students in Years 8 to 12.

Early Learning Centre (ELC) Kindergarten to Year 2 Winter Uniform


Early Learning Centre (ELC) Kindergarten to Year 2 Winter Uniform - Girls and Boys
Navy/red/white stripe tracksuit (embroidered with the School Crest), red polo shirt with a striped collar and sleeve (embroidered with the School Crest), white with navy stripe school sports socks, navy rain jacket, waterproof pants and gum boots and white sneakers.

Early Learning Centre (ELC) Wet Weather Information
Wet weather uniform for Kindergarten to Year 1 students. We request that all ELC children purchase a navy rain jacket, waterproof pants and gum boots as part of the winter uniform. The aim is for our children to be outdoors engaging with the natural environment come rain or shine!

Years 3 to 6
Boys – Grey school shorts or trousers, short sleeved white shirt with the School Crest, black knee high socks (required for shorts only), tartan tie, jumper, school hat, the School scarf (optional).
Girls – Tartan pleated skirt, short sleeved white overblouse with the School Crest, tartan tie, black knee high socks or tights, jumper, school hat, the School scarf (optional).

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Years 7 to 12
Boys – Grey trousers, short sleeved white shirt with the School Crest, jumper (compulsory for Year 7), blazer (compulsory Years 8 to 12), tartan tie (Years 7 to 10), red tie (Year 11 and 12), the School scarf (optional).
Girls – Tartan skirt, short sleeved white overblouse with the School Crest, jumper (compulsory for Year 7), blazer (compulsory Years 8 to 12), tartan tie (Years 7 to 10), red tie (Year 11 and 12), black opaque stockings, the School scarf (optional).

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Uniform Requirements

Pre Kindergarten to Year 2

 Years 3 to Year 6  Years 7 to Year 12


Click here for Uniform Guide


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Pre-Kindergarten to Year 2
Uniform Price List 

Years 3 to 6
Summer Uniform Price List

Years 3 to 6 
Winter Uniform Price List

Years 7 to 12
 Summer Uniform Price List

Years 7 to 12
Winter Uniform Price List


 All credit cards purchases will incur a 1% surcharge.




The Uniform Store is located at the front of the School to the right of the Administration building, near the Chapel. It has wheelchair and pram friendly access. Parking is available for visitors behind the Berry Durston Indoor Sports Centre or across the road in the New Spring Church carpark in white marked bays.

Uniform Store: 9495 8129
Uniform Store Coordinator: Wendy Brinner
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Friday, 19 May 2017 00:00

Issue 7 Community Relations

  • Year 3 Excursion - Shipwreck Museum                                                                                   BACK    
  • Join Anglicare WA in the 2017 HBF Run for a Reason Sunday 28 May 2017
  • Nightfields coming to Armadale
  • RSCPA’s Million Paws Walk Sunday 21 May
  • WAAPA Winter School 2017
  • P & F Disco Friday 26 May

Year 3 Excursion - Shipwreck Museum  

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Join Anglicare WA in the 2017 HBF Run for a Reason Sunday 28 May 2017

Money raised from this event will continue to fund Anglicare WA's vital programs and services, supporting more than 33,000 Western Australian's each year. Some of our programs receive no government funding and depend entirely on philanthropic support.
How to register:

Head to the HBF Run for a Reason website to sign up for your preferred distance: 4km, 12km or the half marathon. 

When you register on the HBF Run website, you register as a ‘participant’ and when asked if you are part of a team click ‘no’ – you don’t register for a team in that part of the registration process.

Like this:

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Are you part of a Team?

Once you have filled out all of your registration details, the next page will ask if you want to set up an Everyday Hero fundraising page. If you do this, then you will be asked which charity you want to support – here you would pick ‘Anglicare WA’.

The final step would then be to join ‘Team Anglicare’ - you are joining the team on the Everyday Hero site, not the HBF Run site.

Email and social media are great ways to get the word out!
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Nightfields coming to Armadale

Nightfields will be coming to Armadale this May and delivering four free Football and Netball clinics from Gwynne Park oval after school on a Wednesday, supported by Telstra, the City of Armadale, WAFC and Netball WA.

There will be AFL players and Netball stars attending the sessions as role models and a chance for meet and greet. The young people can turn up and register on the day. Headspace and YMCA youth workers will be present at the clinics.This is a great initiative to engage with young people in the Autumn evenings and get them actively engaging in sport and with mentors.
Nightfields Flyer

RSCPA’s Million Paws Walk Sunday 21 May

RSCPA’s Million Paws Walk is taking place on Sunday 21 May in South Perth. With distances of 1km, 2.5km and 5km, this family friendly event is suitable for people of all ages, and dogs of all sizes!

On the day, you and your four-legged friend will be treated to entertainment, displays, stalls, giveaways and a host of other fun activities, you could even meet an RSPCA Inspector and some dogs that are currently looking for their forever home.

It's a great day out for the whole family while raising funds for animals in need!
Register online at or call 9209 9300 for more information.

RSCPA’s Million Paws Walk Flyer Note its has 2 page.

WAAPA Winter School 2017
These July school holidays WAAPA is offering exciting programs for students in years 4 to 12. The Winter School includes classes in acting, drama, dance, screen acting and music theatre. For information about the many courses on offer please visit WAAPA Winter School Holiday Programs or contact Gabrielle Metcalf at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 9370 6775.


P & F Disco Friday 26 May


Click here for the flyer


Best wishes
Community Relations


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Friday, 19 May 2017 00:00

Issue 7 VET/Careers

  • UMAT Preparation                                                                             BACK    

  • Entry Path for School Leavers

  • Academic Task Force July Holiday Revision Programmes
  • ECU Open Days
  • Snow Careers

UMAT 2017 preparation

Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admissions Test (UMAT) for Year 12 students wanting to study Medicine or Dentistry will be held on the 26 July 2017. Registration for this test is via the ACER website.


Simulated UMAT Day 2017 - Intensive Preparation Workshop

 Last one for the 2017 UMAT season - don't miss out! 

PERTH - 4 July 2017, 9:00am - 6:00pm (School Holidays)

University of Western Australia  

While the Simulated UMAT Day is extremely beneficial for Year 12 students, who will be attempting the real UMAT on the 26th of July 2017, this workshop is also highly recommended to anyone in Years 10 - 11 and aiming for a head start in UMAT preparation. Every year, students from Years 10, 11 and 12 mention to us that they wished, they had known about the UMAT NIE workshop before attempting the real UMAT, and also before Year 12 commenced. 

Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 interested in Medicine or Dentistry will need to sit the compulsory UMAT (examination) when applying for one of the above career choices. During a school holiday period, on the 4 July 2017, The National Institute of Education (NIE) will be conducting a full day UMAT preparation workshop. Please note, this is the final workshop for the 2017 UMAT season, don't miss out! Places are strictly limited. All details are available via

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The workshop includes an overview of the entire UMAT process - exam, scores, standardising, applications, university requirements, interviews, past experiences, professional advice, performance expectations, and more. Each student is individually assessed and fine-tuned for peak performance. Strategic problem solving and tuition in each UMAT construct, and of course medical interviews (MMI and structured panel). The workshop will be conducted by highly experienced and expert lecturer who will define and explain each UMAT construct. A full practice test conducted under exam conditions, followed by marking and feedback session. This intense full day preparation workshop allows students to identify and explore their true strengths and weaknesses in relation to UMAT-readiness. 

Cost: $289 (food and refreshments will be provided) 


Recent articles of interest. 

Why study Medicine? Entry from a current Undergraduate Medicine Student at Monash University. 

So Where Do I Start my UMAT Journey...And how much time do I need to get ready for the UMAT? 

Balancing UMAT preparation with Year 12 studies. How much time should I spend on UMAT practice? 

How do you structure your UMAT Preparation? Can you study and successfully prepare for the UMAT? 

UMAT percentile and UMAT scores requirement for medicine and dentistry. What if I don't get the right mark? ATAR and Year 12 academic achievement. 

Preparing for Medical Interviews. Structured panel, semi-structured interviews, and MMI.

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Entry Path for School Leavers



Just launched: PwC’s new entry path for high school leavers

Straight out of school and thinking about work or further study? What if you could do both at the same time while kick starting a career at Australia’s biggest professional services firm!
Now offering an alternative pathway to the traditional university route, PwC is proud to bring you the Higher Apprenticeship program - a new entry path that can help you build an exciting and rewarding career, your way!
During this 18 month program, you’ll work on varied and challenging client or internal projects, develop your business skills and complete a professional Diploma of Business with a leading training organisation
At PwC we care about you, your development and ability to grow within our firm. We’ll set you up with on-the-job training and ensure you get the time-out you need to study for exams. Once you’ve completed your apprenticeship, you’ll have access to the same opportunities for career progression as a new graduate! How about that for new possibilities?
The Higher Apprenticeship Program will commence on the 31 July with positions available in our Assurance and Consulting teams.

You’re ready to apply if:

  • You’ve completed Year 12 of high school (HSE or VCE)
  • Can commence employment by late July 2017 in our Sydney or Melbourne office
  • Eligible to work in Australia 

Please note: Applications will not be accepted from students who have completed a degree or are yet to finish Year 12
What we’re looking for…
We’re looking for switched on, enthusiastic people who have a passion to work on projects that make an impact. We’re on the hunt for people with speciality interests. Got a passion for coding, building websites, interested in economics or keeping up with the latest business trends? If you’re passionate, a great communicator and a team player, you’ll fit right in!
Next Steps

  • Apply online at PwC Careers
  • Applications close 14 June, 2017
  • Assessment Centres commence 26 June, 2017
  • Final interviews held the week commencing 31 July, 2017


Academic Task Force July Holiday Revision Programmes
Enrolments are currently open for ATAR revision courses during the July school holidays with Academic Task Force at Perth Modern School, Churchlands Senior High School, Perth College or Rossmoyne Senior High School or Academic Associates at the University of Western Australia. Specialist ATAR teachers will help you revise your course content and prepare you for your exams. Courses will give you fresh insights into course concepts and tips on how to answer questions and maximise marks in your exams. To enrol visit the Academic Task Force website at or speak with your Year Coordinator for a brochure.  

·July Year 11 & 12 ATAR Holiday Revision with Academic Task Force - 10 hr subject revision and exam preparation courses to guide your study and preparation for exams. Available in week 1 and 2 of the July school holidays at Rossmoyne SHS, Perth College, Churchlands SHS and Perth Modern School. Enrol online today at or call 9314 9500 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

· July Year 12 ATAR Revision Courses with Academic Associates – Premium 10 hr revision courses available at the University of Western Australia in week 2 of the July school holidays. Enrol online at or call 9314 9500 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

· July Years 7 – 10 Skills Development Program with Academic Task Force.  Programs available in English, Maths, Learning Skills and Essay Writing. Available in week 1 and 2 of the July school holidays at Rossmoyne SHS and Churchlands SHS. Enrol now online at or call 9314 9500 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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ECU Open Days



Snow Careers
The EA Ski and Snowboard instructor internship positions for 2017 and 2018 are now open for applications at all locations in Canada and Japan. These instructor internships provide full training, accommodation, exam, lift passes and a guaranteed job offer.

Students considering a career in the snow industry should get in touch with our experienced training consultants to discuss their training, visa and working options. The courses with Educating Adventures have been in operation at over 24 resorts around the world for 10 years, and with a 99% pass rate maintained each season AND the guaranteed job offer, it is a great career pathway program.
Program Requirements:

  • Intermediate to advanced skier or snowboarder ability
  • Genuine interest in snow sports
  • Positive attitude and decent work ethic
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Click this link for interested students to get further information.


Best wishes
Susan Leach
VET/Careers Coordinator
Hospitality Coordinator


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Friday, 19 May 2017 00:00

Issue 7 Business Manager

  • Campus Parking                                                                               BACK    

  • ELC Car Parking Update

ELC Car Parking Update
Early Learning Centre Parking Update

Campus Parking
Campus Parking guidelines

Best wishes
Gailene Shore
Business Manager

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  • Year 8 Guest Speaker – Mr Graham Hyman                                                                     BACK    

Year 8 Guest Speaker – Mr Graham Hyman
On Friday 12 May our Year 8 students enjoyed an entertaining presentation from Mr Graham Hyman from Youth Specialties Australia. Mr Hyman’s address was centred on the importance of positive relationships. Mr Hyman explained to the students that the most important relationship they will experience as adolescents is their relationship with their parents. The term parent was expanded to include significant adults who are responsible for the student’s upbringing. Mr Hyman encouraged our Year 8 students to maintain an open and honest relationship with their parents and reminded them that parents are the people who will love and support them the most throughout their teenage years.

Adolescence is a time which is characterised by rapid physical, emotional, cognitive and social development. It is a time when teenagers are discovering their own independence and begin to form their own views and opinions about the world around them. Kids Helpline provide some excellent advice for parents who are looking for strategies to develop more positive relationships with their teenagers. Kids Helpline acknowledges that adolescence is a difficult time for both parents and teenagers.

“Adolescence is a crucial period for young people to learn how to develop and maintain respectful relationships with others. Building such relationships requires a range of capacities and skills. If adults develop these capacities within themselves and use them in their relationships they can become positive role models for children and young people and teach them about healthy relationships.” Kids Helpline (2016)

More information can be found at the KidsHelpline website:

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All the best
Nick Jones
Deputy Principal Pastoral Care


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  • An Amazing Two Letter English Word                                                                 BACK    

  • Year 10 Portal Page

  • ESTs for Year 12 General and Foundation courses

  • Year 11 and 12 Examinations 

An Amazing Two-Letter English Word
The following is an abridged version of a presentation I delivered to the Secondary School earlier this term taht I want to share with you all.

What is one word in the English language that can be a noun, verb, adjective, adverb and preposition? 

This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is 'UP'. It is listed in the dictionary as an adverb, preposition, adjective, noun or verb.

It is easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP? At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP? We call UP our friends, brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and fix UP an old car.

At other times, this little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses. To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP, is special.

And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is blocked UP.
We open UP a shop in the morning but we close it UP at night. We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP!
When it threatens to rain; it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out; it is clearing UP. When it rains, the earth soaks it UP. When it does not rain for a while; things dry UP.

People can give UP on their dreams.

is indeed a confusing word, but it is also a powerful word. Especially when combined with nine other two letter words.

If it is to be, it is UP to me.

Now expand on that sentence. If it is to be a tidier school, it is up to me to put my rubbish in the bin or pick it up. If it is to be that I get better academic results, it is up to me to make that happen. If it is to be that the school is a kinder place, it is up to me to be kind to others.

Rather than feel powerless to make a difference, students should take responsibility for some of the aspects of their own lives, such as academic results, but students should also know that they can contribute to make changes in the local and global community.

I have been very privileged to spend Term 1 of 2017 volunteering and travelling in South America and Antarctica. One of the highlights of my trip was volunteering at an animal sanctuary in the Amazon for native wildlife rescued from the black market. The lady who ran the centre embodied the phrase, if it is to be it is up to me. At one of our upcoming Secondary Assemblies I will be expanding on this further.

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Year 10 Portal Page
A new SEQTA portal page has been opened on Learn and Engage to current Year 10 students called ‘Course Selection 2018’. This page has a copy of the Year 11 course prerequisites required for the 2018 Year 11 courses. The page will also feature information about course selections and VET applications as we commence the process in Term 3.

ESTs for Year 12 General and Foundation courses – Monday 22 May – Wednesday 24 May
Students enrolled in Year 12 General and Foundation courses will be sitting Externally Set Tasks (ESTs), commencing Monday 21 May. These are compulsory 50 minute assessments that all Year 12s enrolled in these courses in WA, are required to sit and constitute 15% of the course assessment. The tasks are set by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA). However, teachers at the School will mark the assessments using a marking key provided by SCSA and sample scripts will be forwarded to them for moderation purposes. Examination conditions apply for students sitting ESTs. ESTs are sat before the examination period commences in order to meet SCSA requirements and deadlines. The regular timetable continues to apply except for when a scheduled EST is to be sat.

Year 11 and 12 Examinations  Friday 26 May – Friday 2 June
Year 11 and 12 Examinations commence Friday 26 May and conclude Friday 2 June. Students have received their examination timetable and a copy of the conditions (rules) that must be observed for examinations. Year 11 and 12 students only attend school on the days that they are to sit a scheduled examination. Most examinations are scheduled for the morning, commencing at 8:40 am. After sitting their examination (students must stay for the full duration of the examination), students should return home. Should a student wish to attend school at times when they do not have a scheduled examination, they must sign in at Student Services Reception on arrival (or after their examination if they intend remaining at school) and sign out when they depart the School. Provision will be made for students to study/work in the Library Resource Centre.

Classes for Year 11 and 12 ATAR, General, Foundation, Preliminary and Certificate courses are generally suspended for the examination period. However, please note that teachers of these courses may require their students to attend some lessons. If this applies to your son/daughter (you will receive notification from the teacher), the expectation is for him/her to attend these lessons. VET students continue with their regular programme on Thursday and Friday but do not attend school Monday to Wednesday, unless their teachers require them to do so.

When not attending school for a scheduled examination, the expectation for all students is to be studying at home, completing course tasks, attending work placements or attending TAFE (VET students). The time should not be viewed as additional free/holiday time. All classes recommence on Tuesday 6 June. Monday 5 June is a public holiday.


Best wishes
Anne Harris
Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning

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Friday, 19 May 2017 00:00

Issue 7 Principal

  • School Fair - a great success                                                               BACK    
  • Year 6 Encounter in Canberra
  • Don’t miss out! - Academic Scholarships 2018
  • Netflix series - 13 Reasons Why 

School Fair - a great success
Our School Fair, held in the grounds on Saturday 6 May, was a great success. In beautiful sunshine, the large crowd enjoyed the entertainment, Pet Show, pony rides, silent auction, food and entertainment stalls throughout the day. There is something special about an old style fair, with its relaxed and happy atmosphere. Thank you for your support of this important event for the School. Our focus was more on "friend raising" than "fund raising" so it was gratifying to raise approximately $3,000 which will be directed to resources for the students.

The stall holders also enjoyed the Fair with the following email received by the Business Manager Gailene Shore:

Thank you for a fantastic event, we had an amazing day. We would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved. It was extremely well organised, promoted fantastically and the whole experience was so positive. Thank you again. As stallholders it's a pleasure attending such a fantastic event. We would love to hear from you if you have any future events planned as we would love to be able to attend. Thank you kindly, Tahlia from Wenju Gifts.

Congratulations and thank you to the staff, parents and students who contributed in a host of ways to the Fair. Special acknowledgement must go to Gailene Shore who spent many months planning and organising this event to ensure it would be a success.

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 For more pictures form the School Fair see the Parents and Friends section.

Year 6 Encounter in Canberra 
This week our Year 6 students have spent an action packed four days in our nation's capital. Their itinerary included the major tourist attractions of Canberra plus enjoying a special residential experience at the Australian Institute of Sport. The trip is wonderful learning experience for our students, many of whom have not flown before or been away from family for such an extended period. I look forward in the coming days to hearing stories of the Canberra Encounter.

Don’t miss out! - Academic Scholarships 2018
Registration for Academic Scholarships in 2018 at John Wollaston Anglican Community School will be closing soon. Register your child, currently in Year 4, Year 6 or Year 9, before 10 June 2017 to be eligible to participate in the scholarship examination to be held at the School at 8:20am in The Commons, on Saturday 17 June 2017.

Two scholarships for entry into Year 5, Year 7 or Year 10 in 2018 will be awarded. Successful applicants will be granted a 50% remission on Tuition Fees. The scholarships will be awarded for the student’s education for a three (3) year period. This is a wonderful opportunity for students and their families to experience the modern facilities, engaging learning programmes and supportive staff that the School has to offer.

Please complete your registration for Academic Scholarships via the link below. Registrations received after 10 June 2017 will incur a late fee.

Click here to apply for scholarships.

For further information please email Karen Ayres at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (08) 9495 8121.

Netflix Series - 13 Reasons Why
You may have heard through the media about a Netflix series called 13 Reasons Why. This has become popular with adolescents and generated a significant amount of attention. Whilst not all children have access to Netflix, it may have been discussed with peers or scenes viewed via YouTube.

The series involves the suicide of a teenage girl. It also includes scenes of physical and sexual assault. It is possible your child may have been affected by this series, mainly due to the impact of suicidal imagery and what is called suicidal contagion; an increased risk of suicide. As parents, there are measures you can take to reduce the risk of harm. The first step is to discuss this series with your child and then seek help if required.

Two organisations have provided important information and talking points about 13 Reasons Why. Mental Health First Aid Australia has important information specifically about the series and contact details for further help. See the attached link:

Mental Health First Aid Australia

Headspace also has further information at the following link:

If a young person is distressed and needs support, he/she can visit:

Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
Lifeline 13 11 14
eHeadspace  1800 650 890

I raise this issue to support you, as parents, in the best interests of the welfare of our students. Our pastoral staff are always available to meet with students and parents to discuss issues of concern. Indeed for many families, the House Teacher or Head of House is the first port of call. Be assured that my staff and I will continue to work in partnership with you to promote the safety and well-being of all children and young people in our care.

With good wishes
Anne Ford

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 19:33

Issue 7 Parents and Friends

  • School Fair                                                                                                          BACK    
  • P & F Disco Friday 26 May
  • Lollypop Lady Gim
  • P & F Meeting Dates 2017  

School Fair
Thank you to the amazing people who helped out with the School Fair on Saturday 6 May. From the lovely ladies who sorted through donations, labelling and boxing them up, to our awesome P&F Committee and helpers who pitched in with cooking and serving food, running stalls, setting up and cleaning away. Thank you also to the smiling families that came along and enjoyed a great day in the sunshine! It was so lovely seeing our school community coming together and having fun for the second time this year.

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P & F Disco Friday 26 May
The first P&F Disco of the year is nearly here! We are looking forward to seeing students from Kindergarten to Year 7 on Friday 26 May in the Victoria Morgan Arts Centre (VMAC) at John Wollaston Anglican Community School. After last year’s successful change of format we will continue with a $5 payment at the door. Please have the correct tender to help speed up the admission of all children. Parents of children in Kindergarten to Year 2 are required to stay with their children for the duration of the Disco. All other students in Years 3 to 7 must be delivered to and collected from the VMAC by a parent. No child will be allowed to exit without an adult for safety reasons. The $5 entry includes a glow product and a drink at the end of the Disco for the hot and thirsty dancers. Small prizes will also be handed out during each Disco session. It is always a great night for the children and the young at heart so come on down!


Click here for the flyer

Lollypop Lady Gim

It is now official that Gim has retired from her work at our school. Luckily at the end of Term 1 we were able to host a ‘going away morning tea’ for Gim, so families would have the opportunity to formally say thank you for her many years of service at John Wollaston. Students also had the opportunity to say thank you and farewell, holding their lollypops high in honour of our lovely Gim. Our thanks and best wishes go to Gim for all her future adventures.

P & F Meeting Dates 2017
The P & F meeting dates for the remainder of 2017 will be:

Thursday 1 June
Thursday 20 July
Thursday 24 August
Thursday 12 October
Thursday 9 November

All meetings will be held on Thursdays at 7.00pm in the Library Resource Centre. Come along and have a chat and a voice on your school’s future!

Sonja Reynolds
President Parents and Friends Association

P&F Committee for 2017

President: Sonja Reynolds
Vice President: Mark Del Borrello 
Treasurer: Tricia Duggin
Secretary: Fiona Caruso

General Committee:
Sharon Leitch, Susanne Price, Natalie Smart, Rajesh Paul, Rebecca Baskerville, Chris Asphar, and Derek Heatherly.

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