John Wollaston / Anglican Community School - Items filtered by date: June 2017
Thursday, 22 June 2017 14:06

Parent Teacher Interview dates for Term 3

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Monday, 19 June 2017 11:45

Pirates! The Musical

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Saturday, 17 June 2017 00:00

Academic Scholarships 2018

2018 Scholarships announced

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Friday, 16 June 2017 13:27

Issue 9 Community Relations

  • Pirates! The Musical tickets on sale                                                                  BACK
  • Secondary Sports Wrap
  • City of Gosnells News
  • Water Polo starts at Cockburn Water Polo
  • City of Armadale News

Pirates! The Musical
Tickets for the Primary Performing Arts production Pirates! The Musical are now on sale through Trybooking.

  • Tuesday 27 June 2017         Opening Night 7:00pm (Please be seated by 6.45pm.)
  • Wednesday 28 June 2017   7:00pm (Please be seated by 6:45pm.)
  • Thursday 29 June 2017       7:00pm (Please be seated by 6:45pm.)


Secondary Sports Wrap
Cross Country
Year 8 student Dylan Bailey competed in the All Schools Cross Country on Friday 19 May coming second in the Boys 13 Years category. Dylan qualified for the WA State Cross Country Team who will complete in Tasmania in August. His sister Emily (who will be joining us at JWACS next year) has also qualified for the team.

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Cross Country results 

At the first All Schools Regatta for the season, the JWACS team looked really good out on the water in the school zooties. They had some really good wins and places for their races. Rhys and Regan were first in the Year 10 double scull. Bridget and Tiffany placed second in the Year 10 for the Double Scull. Bridget,Regan, Rhys, Tiffany and Zane (cox from Guildford) had a very good win in the combined Year 10 Quad Scull.

For more rowing news and fixtures CLICK HERE FOR THE ROWING WA NEWSLETTER

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After the race Bridget,Regan Tiffany,Rhys and Zane(cox) Racing in the double Regan & Rhys
Regan & Rhys with their medal for double scull win Regan & Rhys Tiffany & Bridget


City of Gosnells news


Water Polo starts at Cockburn Water Polo
Are you a good swimmer? Looking for a great water sport? Cockburn Water Polo has started its first training and games last week in a brand new, word class facility, the Cockburn ARC. In the inaugural session, 22 players and two experienced international level coaches took part. With former Olympic players amongst their members, Cockburn Water Polo welcomes everybody who would like to improve their water polo skills, their fitness or just to have some fun. Get involved in water polo in the City of Cockburn and find out more, by visiting the Cockburn Water Polo website.

City of Armadale news


Best wishes
Community Relations


Published in Newsletter Articles
Friday, 16 June 2017 13:27

Issue 9 Uniform Store

  • Limited Trading Hours for June                                                 BACK
  • Winter Uniform Term 2 
  • Opening Hours

Limited Trading Hours for June
There will be some changes to the Uniform Store trading hours in June.

19 June 8:30am – 9:30am

21 June 2:30pm – 3:30pm

26 June 8:30am – 9:30am

28 June 2:30pm – 3:30pm

We will not be open during the school holidays.

Normal trading hours will commence 19 July 8:30am – 10:00am and 1:30pm – 3:30pm


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 over-blouse 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 over-blouse 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


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Eearly Childhood
Pre-Kindergarten to Year 2
Uniform Price List 

Primary Years 3 to 6
Summer Uniform Price List

Primary Years 3 to 6 
Winter Uniform Price List 

Secondary Years 7 to 12
 Summer Uniform Price List

Secondary 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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Monday, 12 June 2017 13:42



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Monday, 12 June 2017 13:28

Issue 9 Principal

  • Year 9 Encounter - A Successful Gender Based Experience                                  BACK
  • Academic Scholarship Testing Tomorrow

Year 9 Encounter - A Successful Gender Based Experience
Some months ago when we were planning an Encounter experience for our Year 9 students we decided to explore gender based learning opportunities so that the specific issues and concerns facing 14 and 15 year old adolescents could be addressed in separate workshops. We engaged presenters from The Odyssey Program (for boys) and Inspire for Girls to work with our students on Monday 12 June. Feedback from the students was extremely positive with boys and girls appreciating the opportunity to work separately to explore important issues of manhood and womanhood. The facilitators, Jane and Will, were adept at drawing responses from the students which encouraged active participation throughout the day. We plan to consolidate the learnings from these workshops with other activities for our Year 9s in Semester 2.

On Monday evening Jane presented some of the day's findings to parents as part of her workshop entitled 10 Things You Need To Know. The information presented, whilst confronting at times, reinforced the importance of parents staying connected with their teenagers, setting boundaries, staying consistent and persistent, modelling respect, belief, care and love for them. Thank you to the many parents who attended this workshop, I hope you found it informative and worthwhile.

Our Encounter programme is continuing to evolve with all years now enjoying a range of character building activities. I look forward to hearing of other Encounter experiences during Semester 2.


Academic Scholarship Testing Tomorrow
It is very pleasing that we have a record number of candidates sitting the Academic Scholarship Tests tomorrow. The 35 candidates include students from John Wollaston and other non government and government schools. My Academic Assistant Karen Ayres and I will be present for the duration of the testing which will be administered and supervised by people independent of the School. I will be conducting a tour of the campus at 8.45am, so if you haven't had an opportunity to see some of our wonderful new facilities, you are most welcome to join the tour.

With good wishes
Anne Ford

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  • Inspirational People                                      BACK
  • A True K- 12 Library Experience
  • Human Biology Excursion

Inspirational People
In my May newsletter article I wrote about the presentation I gave at our opening Term 2 assembly which centred on the phrase, ‘If it is to be it is up to me’. I also said I would be following this up with a real-life examples of people who embodied this attitude.
Gudran Sperrer
Gudrun Sperrer runs the Pilpintuwasi Wildlife Rescue Centre on the banks of the Amazon River in Peru.

Gudrun Sperrer is an Austrian lady who has spent more than 30 years running the Pilpintuwasi Wildlife Rescue Centre in a small isolated and impoverished village on the banks of the Amazon River in Peru. The closest city is Iquitos which can only be reached by a 15 minute boat trip, and itself only reached by plane or boat. Gudrun has lived in a rundown house at the back of the centre, with rooms devoted to monkeys, through the invention of the internet, email and every other form of digital technology. She has no government help and any money raised is spent on the animals. It is incredibly difficult to work within the bureaucracy of the country to help the animals, yet she knows that she is helping those she can.

During my time volunteering at Pilpintuwasi last term I witnessed a team from the United Kingdom make a documentary on the illegal trafficking of animals out of Iquitos. The documentary called Peru’s Monkey Business recently aired on the SBS Dateline programme.

The people involved truly embody the spirit of "If it is to be" that we want to stop animal cruelty and conserve endangered wildlife, "It is up to me".
Noga Shanee
Noga Shanee a primatologist and wildlife activist.

Noga Shanee, a primatologist and wildlife activist who lives in Iquitos, invited Ade Adepitan to come and document the illegal pet trade of the area. Ade was born in Nigeria, Africa where he contracted polio as a baby, resulting in a loss of function in his left leg. His family moved to England where he was eventually able to fulfil his dream of becoming a Paralympic basketball, competing at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. He now uses his profile as an athlete and TV presenter to focus attention on global issues. Despite the jungle terrain of the wildlife centre and the wheelchair unfriendly streets of Iquitos, Ade persevered and has helped expose the corruption and extent surrounding the world’s worst zone of animal trafficking to a global audience.

Noga, who has spent many years fighting wildlife trafficking in Peru has never seen a trafficker spend time behind bars, yet she has never given up. She works with few resources, cannot get support from the very government officials who are meant to enforce the laws and must be careful she does not risk her own life confronting the traffickers.

Ade Adepitan Paralympic basketballer uses his profile as an athlete and TV presenter to focus attention on global issues. 

These three people are not extraordinary people, they are ordinary people doing extraordinary things. At the end of my presentation at the assembly I challenged the students to:

  • Be responsible for their own actions.
  • Consider what they do, impacts others.
  • Start thinking about how they could contribute and effect change through their actions and decisions.
  • Imagine if ordinary people, stopped doing extraordinary things!

Some video links to Pilpintuwasi animal rescue centre:

A True K- 12 Library Experience

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Being a K -12 school, John Wollaston gives our students many varied experiences that they may not receive in a school with separate primary and secondary campuses. On Thursday afternoons the Pre-primary children and one Year 9 English class are in the Library Resource Centre at the same time. Mrs Lourenco, Mrs Godfrey and I were keen to allow a reading session between these two groups.

On Thursday 8 June a group of very nervous Year 9s gathered to read picture books to the Koala class. Once they were reading to their buddy child they relaxed and it was wonderful to see the interactions between the older and younger students. After the books had been read, little discussions broke out and the Year 9s were asked all sorts of questions such as “Where do you eat your lunch?” and “Who are your friends?”

We are hoping to make this into a regular buddy session throughout 2017.

Sharon Hanson
Head of Library Services

Human Biology Excursion
On Thursday 18 May the Year 11 Human Biology students attended an excursion to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. The students had a wonderful time in the Lotterywest BioDiscovery Centre experiencing a day in the life of a scientist. Old Wollastonian Saiuj Bhat paid a visit to the students. Saiuj is currently completing a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) undergraduate degree at the UWA and completing his Honours year in Pharmacology. A UWA Hackett Scholarship recipient, he was the top student in Pharmacology in his second and third years. Saiuj spends a lot of his Honours work time at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research within walking distance from the main university campus. The priority of the Institute is to recruit and build internationally renowned highly skilled research teams, comprising doctors, scientists, biostatisticians and pathologists, working together with cutting edge technologies to make new discoveries and translate this new knowledge into more effective treatments and cures. 

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Best wishes
Anne Harris
Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning

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