John Wollaston / Anglican Community School - Items filtered by date: September 2017
Friday, 22 September 2017 14:02

Issue 15 Principal

  • A wonderful finish to Term 3                                                      BACK
  • 2018 Prefecture
  • Staff news
  • Upper Primary build completed
  • Humanities Week
  • Jordy's Bike

A wonderful finish to Term 3
This past fortnight has showcased the great sense of community we have at John Wollaston. The Annual Art Exhibition, held in the Technology Centre, featured wonderful artworks from Primary and Secondary students. Each year I marvel at the skill and expertise of our young artists and this year was no exception. Congratulations to all involved particularly our Visual Arts team of Luke Morgan, Jeanette Lyons, Amanda Lin and Sharon Jones and Arts Prefect Georgia Rickard. Our special guests Mr Arif and Dr Audrey Satar, the creators of Amilita our cow from Perth Cow Parade, were effusive in their praise for the standard of student artwork.

Grandparents' Day, held last Friday, involved the Secondary School for the first time. A whole school assembly for grandparents, the highlight of which was the inaugural House Shout, was thoroughly enjoyed by our guests who counted among their number 12 great grandparents. Grandchildren of all ages were proud to welcome their grandparents to our school.

The Secondary House Eisteddfod, Primary Learning Journeys, Inter-School Athletics success and the Secondary Colours Assembly, acknowledging the term's achievers, rounded out a busy fortnight.

2018 Prefecture
This week's Secondary Colours Assembly marked the 'changing of the guard' as the 2017 Prefects were thanked and congratulated on their work for the School and the 2018 Prefecture was announced. For some years now, Prefects have ceased their duties at the end of Term 3 in order to prepare for exams and other Term 4 commitments. This timing enables the Prefects - Elect to take up their portfolios, and also engage in some leadership training in Term 4 before being commissioned in February with other Secondary and Primary leaders.

Congratulations to the following students who have been elected to the Prefecture in 2018.

School Prefects 2018

Academic Prefect: Stephanie Lurssen (HA)
Arts Prefect: Martha Dodge (HA)
Chapel Prefect: Angela Roberts (HA)
Charter Prefect: Liam Palmer (CH)
Hale Prefect: Jordan Stone (HA)
Ramsden Prefect: Sophie Chadwick (RA)
Scott Prefect: Hannah Landwehr (SC)
Student Prefect – Primary: Melissa White (SC)
Student Prefect – Middle Years: Elena Baker (CH)
Student Prefect – Secondary: Lucy Brown (SC)
Sports Prefect: Madeleine Cant (SC)
Service Prefect: Katelyn Clark (HA)
Service Prefect: Emma Winship (SC)
Head Prefect: Ashlee King (CH)
Head Prefect: Tom Ayres (RA)

Staff News
We thank and extend our best wishes to Elise Kelly, Lauren McGregor and Gabriella Slattery who have completed their contracts replacing staff members on leave. I know that each of these young teachers has enjoyed the opportunity to work at John Wollaston and our students have enjoyed their classes. Next term we will welcome back our Head of English Irene Terpon and Primary PE Specialist Mel Fowler both refreshed from their leave.

Upper Primary build completed
The Upper Primary build is now completed after a trouble free construction period. I had the opportunity to inspect the building earlier this week and can say it is a terrific refurbishment of the old H Block. The students and staff will love it! In fact, the new building barely resembles the old with its spacious common area, modern finishes, light filled classrooms, purpose designed Music and Japanese rooms, toilets, staff office and meeting room and IT office, workshop and helpdesk.

The Year 6 classes will move into the block for Term 4 which will be a highlight after their three terms in transportable classrooms. Year 6 parents will be invited to an afternoon tea in the building on Tuesday 10 October. Other Primary parents will have the opportunity to have a tour of the building and surrounds early next term. The Head of Primary will contact parents in this regard.

This build completes a phase of major construction on the campus which has seen the Technology Centre, The Commons and the Upper Primary completed within four years. Collectively these buildings have transformed the School, providing bright contemporary learning spaces in an attractive environment. Our students and staff now enjoy excellent facilities. We had the opportunity to thank our school architect Steve Mueller who was our guest at morning tea today.

Humanities Week
DSC 0004

DSC 0015

DSC 0027


Jordy's Bike
Jordy has been working hard on his bike renovations and presented a completed tandem bike to Hospitality Teacher Lisa Bissell at the staff morning tea on Friday 22 September.

Tandem Bike BEFORE small

The tandem bike before renovation.

DSC 0038 DSC 0049 DSC 0044

Best wishes for the holiday break
Anne Ford


Published in Newsletter Articles
  • Opening of the Annual Art Exhibition 2017                          BACK
  • HPE Wellness Day
  • Secondary House Eisteddfod
  • Pegasus Society Semester 2 Pizza Lunch and Excursion

Opening of the Annual Art Exhibition 2017
Students, staff and parents were treated to an evening of visual indulgence and gastronomic delights at the 2017 Annual Art Exhibition last week. The exhibition was opened by special guest artists, Dr Audrey and Mr Arif Satar, the creators of Amilita the Cow who resides in the grounds of John Wollaston. Both artists were very complimentary of the quality and range of the art work on display and noted the importance of The Arts in schools.

As guests perused the works that challenged notions of the status quo, the use of materials and encouraged interaction, they enjoyed mocktails and supper prepared and served by our Year 10 Hospitality class. The evening was rounded out by the acoustic accompaniment of Ashleigh Bydder on vocals and guitar. Congratulations to all the staff and students involved in the event.

WIDEDSC 0165new

DSC 0026 DSC 0032 DSC 0128
DSC 0059 DSC 0193 DSC 0077
DSC 0104 DSC 0105 DSC 0118
DSC 0162 DSC 0189 DSC 0226

Annual Art Exhibition 2017 Facebook link

HPE Wellness Day
winners wide
To celebrate the importance and benefits of physical activity, John Wollaston secondary students celebrated National Health and Physical Education Day on Wednesday 6 September During extended House Group and lunch time students participated in a range of physical activities including tug-o-war, skipping, circuits, flag relays and team events such as dodge ball. It was fantastic to see students and staff whole-heartedly participate and reap the benefits of daily exercise. Special mention goes to Shanay Del Borrello and Dylan Bailey who competed in the “King of the Mountain” beep test and earned champion status for out-sprinting the other competitors. Thank you to the Physical Education staff for introducing and organising the event.

health 2 health 7 health 10
health 14 health 17 health 19
health 20 health1 4 health1 9

HPE Wellness Day Facebook link

House Eisteddfod

hse music 14 hse music 16 hse music 17
hse music 19 hse music 20 hse music 21

House Eisteddfod Facebook link


Pegasus Society Semester 2 Pizza Lunch and Excursion
wide 1
In the past few weeks our Pegasus Society students have had the opportunity to meet over a few slices of pizza and share their academic experiences with younger and older students including our Year 7, Pegasus Pathway students. This was a chance to exchange study tips, ask about study loads and courses with older students and encourage the younger students to keep working hard.

The Pegasus Society students then had the option to test their 21 Century Thinking Skills of creative problem solving, collaboration, creative thinking and communication during our Semester 2 excursion to Escape Hunt. The students attending worked in small groups to solve clues and ‘escape’ the room. All our teams succeeded in escaping within the allotted time and really enjoyed the experience.

IMG 3228 IMG 3225

Best wishes
Anne Harris
Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning

Published in Newsletter Articles
Friday, 22 September 2017 13:56

Issue 15 Head of Primary

  • Inquiry Journeys                                                BACK
  • Grandparents' Day
  • IPSHA Inter-School Athletics
  • Encounter Experiences
  • Breaking News – Canberra Sydney 2018
  • Package Free Monday - winners

Inquiry Journeys
It was wonderful to see so many families visit our classrooms on Tuesday afternoon. The Art Exhibition was again a highlight and I thank our wonderful staff for all their hard work in creating such a great opportunity for our students to showcase their work. Our students also thoroughly enjoyed all the engaging activities provided by specialist staff (with Mrs Crawford’s sushi disappearing fast!) and were keen to collect as many stamps as possible on their inquiry passport. I thank all our staff for their commitment to our students.

Grandparents' Day
Last week we welcomed many hundreds of proud grandparents to our School and for the first time this event was open across all year groups. The House Shout was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by the huge audience in attendance. Thank you to all Grandparents for enjoying the sunshine on a wonderful John Wollaston morning. Your feedback was most positive and we look forward to building on this event next year.

 wideDSC 0077

DSC 0010 DSC 0017 DSC 0021
DSC 0037 DSC 0028 DSC 0043
DSC 0149 DSC 0134 DSC 0130
DSC 0045 DSC 0119 DSC 0096
DSC 0078 DSC 0046 DSC 0072

Art Exhibition Facebook link

IPSHA Inter School Athletics
Our Primary team performed admirably at All SaInts College recently. Several Inter School records were set on the day by our students. Olivia Dodds, Olivia Truman, Jacob Hale and Jared Henderson were standout performers in Year 6. The whole team performed well and displayed excellent John Wollaston spirit. We also say goodbye and thank you to Miss Slattery, who has had a wonderful start to her teaching career at John Wollaston. We wish her all the best and hope to see her back at John Wollaston soon!

“On Thursday 14 September, 46 students in Years 3 to 6 travelled to All Saints College to compete at the IPSHA Inter School Athletics Carnival. I would like to congratulate all athletes for competing with integrity, determination and sportsmanship. John Wollaston performed at a very high standard at the Carnival with most students placing first, second, or third in at least one event. Further congratulations to Olivia Trueman and Jacob Hale in Year 6 who both broke multiple long-standing records.” Gabrielle Slattery Primary Physical Education Specialist, Term 3

Other stand out performances on the day:

Year 3:
Emily Blackmore - Long Jump (1st)
Renata Ngoy - Long Jump (3rd) 80m A (1st), 200m A (1st)
Eunice Thomas - Hurdles B (2nd)
Tafu Tali - 80m B (3rd)
Eric Nilo - Hurdles B (2nd), 80m B (2nd), 200m A (2nd)

Year 4:
Charlotte Trueman - High Jump A (3rd), Hurdles B (1st), 80m B (1st), 200m A (3rd)
Serah Waqanivavalagi - High Jump B (2nd), Long Jump (2nd)
Bryce Reed - High Jump A (2nd) Hurdles B (1st)
Owen Cumine - High Jump B (1st)
Couper Downing- Hurdles A (2nd), 80m A (1st)

Year 5:
Ella Regan- 100m B (3rd)

Year 6:
Olivia Trueman - 400m B (1st), Triple Jump (1st), Long Jump (1st), Turbo Javelin (3rd), Hurdles A (1st), 100m B (1st), 200m A (1st)
Olivia Dodds - 400m A (2nd), Long Jump (3rd), 100m A (1st), 200m B (1st)
Ashlyn Christie - Hurdles B (1st)
Jared Henderson - 400m B (1st) Long Jump (3rd), High Jump B (1st), Hurdles A (1st), 100m A (1st)
Jacob Hale - Triple Jump (1st), Long Jump (1st), High Jump A (1st), 200m A (1st)
Blessing Mashingaidze - Hurdles B (1st), 100m B (2nd)

IPSHA Inter-School Athletics Facebook link

Encounter Experiences
What great experiences our students have had late this Term! The Year 3s had a full day at Bickley Camp and enjoyed activities such as the Flying Fox and African drumming. The Year 4s had a action packed Amazing Race in the city and then were treated to a special surprise; their own cinema screen for the movie Paper Planes! The Year 5s had an exhausting and brilliant two night, three day camp at the Swan Valley Adventure Centre. Activities included rock climbing, archery, canoeing and the Possum Glider. The feedback from parents has been excellent and we look forward to our last Encounter Experience – the Year 2 overseas trip in November!

DSC 0953 DSC 0983commndo DSC 0973
DSC 0996 DSC 0983 niceDSC 0177

Year 5 Encounter Facebook Link

Breaking News – Canberra Sydney 2018
A new addition to the itinerary for next year’s Year 6 Encounter; all the usual Canberra sites, plus a visit to Sydney to experience Taronga Zoo and the Opera House! We will travel by bus to Sydney on the Thursday morning after visiting the Governor General at Government House and then fly home direct from Sydney. Year 5 families will find more information regarding Canberra Sydney 2018 via a letter on SEQTA which was posted today.

Package Free Monday – Congratulations Kingfisher Class!


This morning at Assembly it was announced that the Kingfisher Class had the most students bring in package free lunches throughout Term 3. This meant that they were eating natural foods, reducing the amount of processed food and preservatives and helping improve their health. At the same time they were also helping the environment by reducing the amount of waste. On average a child who has a disposable lunch generates three pieces of rubbish per day, which equals an incredible 30kg of waste per child per year! As a reward, the Kingfisher Class will go down to the domestic kitchen in the Technology Centre at the start of next term and have fun making their own morning tea! Thank you for all your support and we look forward to Package Free Monday going from strength to strength in Term 4.


This week’s healthy recipe is provided by our Library teacher Haylee Godfrey. You may like to make these over the holidays.

Apricot and Almond Truffles
150g dried apricots
110g ram almonds
70g seeded medjool dates
½ lemon, zested
1 ½ tbsp. chia seeds
30g nude ginger dried, but not crystallised
30g dried cranberries
½ tsp vanilla essence

  1. Process almonds, chia seeds and lemon zest until it is a fine crumble.
  2. Add apricots and dates and process until fine pieces.
  3. Add ginger, cranberries and vanilla essence and process until mixture comes together.
  4. If mixture is a bit dry, add a tsp of water at a time until the dough easily sticks together when pressed between your fingers. It shouldn’t be dry or crumbly.
  5. Roll dough into balls and roll in coconut.
  6. Best kept frozen.


Best wishes
Wayne Revitt
Head of Primary


Published in Newsletter Articles
Friday, 22 September 2017 13:55

Issue 15 Business Manager

  • The new Upper Primary Centre - Its time to move in!                                                BACK
  • The 2017 "Win your School Fees for a year" Raffle

The new Upper Primary Centre - Its time to move in!
The exciting building for the new Upper Primary Centre is going well and staff and students are looking forward to moving in for Term 4. The School has been given practical completion of the buidling and IT, Music and Year 6 will begin moving in over the holidays.

  • The concept has been to increase the size of the individual learning spaces to create more flexible learning environments and at the same time providing direct access from these via large glass acoustic sliding doors into a flexible breakout space
  • The completed building will enjoy a sense of transparency and interconnectedness.
  • The breakout space has been provided with dropdown screens for combined / large group presentations and learning opportunities
  • The building has been designed with a strong connection via the Breakout Area to an large covered outdoor space to be used for passive and active learning and recreation
  • Passive design principles have been incorporated including solatubes providing natural light to the Breakout and other areas.
  • The east and west elevations have green walls incorporated to provide the students with an opportunity to understand the benefits of nature on building comfort
  • The dedicated Music space has been designed incorporating designed acoustic measures within the walls and ceiling to create a wonderful learning experience.
    Steve Mueller - Architect

The 2017 "Win your School Fees for a year" Raffle
The 2017 "Win your School Fees for a year" Raffle will be launched at the beginning of Term 4. This is a fantastic chance to win your fees paid for a whole school year. Any proceeds will go towards the refurbishment of the Library Resource Centre.

Gailene Shore
Business Manager

Published in Newsletter Articles
Friday, 22 September 2017 13:55

Issue 15 VET/Careers

  • Chalk Café                                             BACK
  • Technology Week Invitation

Chalk Café
The Chalk Café will be open for Coffee and Cake on Tuesday 10 October.

Technology Week Invitation
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Best wishes
Susan Leach
VET/Careers Coordinator
Hospitality Coordinator

Published in Newsletter Articles
Friday, 22 September 2017 13:53

Issue 15 Parents and Friends

  • Thank you                                                                        BACK
  • Bunnings Sausage Sizzle 
  • Disco - Festival of Lights Friday 20 October
  • Annual Sundowner - Wednesday 22 November
  • Morning Tea – Chalk Café

Thank you
A massive thank you to all the wonderful parents who come along and help the P&F at all our various events during the year, from serving tea and coffees at Grandparents' Day to selling a sausage or a soft drink at our Bunnings Sausage Sizzle days. We couldn't do all that we do without you!

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle 
The Bunnings Sausage Sizzle raised $1000 and was a great day out for everyone involved. These funds help pay for events like our end of year Sundowner where parents and staff get to mingle and enjoy a relaxed chat at the end of the year. See information below.




Disco - Festival of Lights Friday 20 October

PrimaryDiscoFlyer Term4 2017 1
Our second and last disco of the year is happening on Friday 20 October. This event is always well attended, especially by our Year 7s who are enjoying their last disco with the Primary School. Tickets are only $5 at the Door. Session details are on the flyer attached.

Please note that all students in the K-2 session will need an adult to stay with them the whole time in the disco. This disco is our special Diwali disco that celebrates the Festival of Lights so make sure you wear your best and brightest.

Annual Sundowner - Wednesday 22 November
Wednesday 22 November will be our second annual P&F Sundowner. It will be held in the Technology Centre at John Wollaston with catering by our wonderful JWACS Hospitality students. This is a wonderful opportunity for our staff and parents to get together to mingle and informally celebrate another successful year at JWACS. Please note that this is an adult only event.

RSVP details will follow shortly.


Morning Tea – Chalk Café
We know that night time commitments with small children can be hard, that's why the Committee is trying new ways to connect with the school community.

On the first Tuesday of every month during school term time, some of the Committee will be at the Chalk Café to have a cuppa and a chat with anyone who would like to come down and find out what the P&F is doing or talk about some ideas of their own. We are all busy parents just like you and would love to see new faces and hear new voices discussing how we make our terrific school an even better place to be for our children, or just meet a new friend. So drop the kids at class and come on down to the Chalk Café in the Technology Centre.

Last Chalk Café for 2017:

  • Tuesday 10 October (Last Chalk Café of the year due to Year 12 finishing)


P&F Meeting dates 2017 Library Resource Centre (LRC) 7:00pm

Thursday 12 October 
Thursday 9 November 

If you have any questions or suggestions please make contact with the P&F via email, in person around the School or come along to one of our meetings in the LRC. Everyone is welcome! 

Sonja Reynolds
President Parents and Friends Association

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

P&F Committee for 2017

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

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

Published in Newsletter Articles
Friday, 22 September 2017 13:52

Issue 15 Community Relations

  • Anglicare Dinner-Anglicare WA’s Young Hearts program                           BACK
  • Timothy Armstrong takes the prize
  • Vacswim bookings open
  • Relationships Australia seminars
  • In the News
  • Holiday fun

Timothy Armstrong takes the prize

John Wollaston Year 8 student Timothy Armstrong won second prize in the Years 7 to 8 Category at the City of Armadale’s Young Writers’ Awards on Friday 1 September for his story Mwisho Kusimama. City of Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones OAM, JP said that this year the award attracted over 200 entries from students across the City.

For the full story click here.


Anglicare Dinner    

Friday 10 November 2017 | St George's Cathedral, Perth

The Angels Rising, Dinner in the Cathedral will be held on Friday 10 November. Tickets to this unique event are now on sale and limited to just 30 tables.

The evening is to support Anglicare WA’s Young Hearts program, a counselling service which helps lift children out of the damaging effects of domestic violence. The first of its kind to be held in majestic St George’s Cathedral, this exclusive summer soiree will be unlike anything you have experienced at a charity event in the past. Sponsorships, tables of ten seats in both the Gold and Silver Wings categories and individual tickets are now available. We’d love to see you there on the night!

Buy tickets here



Vacswim bookings open

With swimming pools and beaches a part of the Western Australian lifestyle, ensuring children learn how to swim and are safe around the water is a must for all families. Enrolments are now open for swimming lessons during the summer school holidays.
You can choose from four programs that run across the State, so no matter where your family spends these summer holidays, there are lessons your children can take part in. 
Closing Date
Early Start Program 2018
16/12/2017 to 22/12/2017 (7 days)
January Program 1 2018
03/01/2018 to 12/01/2018 (8 days)
January Short Program 2018
08/01/2018 to 12/01/2018 (5 days)
January Program 2 2018
15/01/2018 to 25/01/2018 (9 days)
VacSwim lessons cater for children (five to 17 years old) from beginner through to advanced survival, rescue and resuscitation. 
If you'd like your children to join in the fun and take part in Western Australia's best quality and best value swimming lessons enrol today. 
The brand new Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre (Cockburn ARC) is now open to enrolments for Stages 1 to 16 (previously only 5 to 16) for January Programs 1 and 2. 
To find out more about VacSwim and to enrol online please visit the website. Please be advised that venues where online enrolments are oversubscribed may be closed early, so we recommend you enrol as soon as possible.
Thank you for choosing VacSwim for your children's swimming and water safety education.
Yours sincerely 


Relationships Australia seminars

            This workshop will discuss:
·       The importance of the mother-daughter relationship:
·       How mums can be positive role models for their daughters:
·       How to better understand the challenges of their daughter’s teenage years:
·       How mums can enhance their daughter’s self-esteem
Date:     Monday 9 October 2017  
Time:     6.30pm to 9.00pm                          
Where:  22 Southport St, West Leederville
Bookings are essential – please phone 6164 0200 to enrol
Relationships Australia
            This workshop will discuss:
·       Building a positive relationship with your teenage daughter:
·       Issues teenage girls face today:
·       How to cope with the changes in your teenage daughter:
·       What do teenage daughters need from their dads;
·       Practical ways you can help her make better choices.
Date:     Monday 9 October 2017  
Time:     6.30pm to 9.00pm                          
Where:  22 Southport St, West Leederville
Bookings are essential – please phone 6164 0200 to enrol


In the News

Art student flying high 

Kai Torsvik - Trampolining


Holiday fun

See these links below for some great school holiday ideas:

Awesome 2017


Freo Treasure Hunt
parrot image 300x292


Visit Perth City


Dinosaur Festival at the Museum
dinofest2017 landing page2 (1)


Dinosaurs at the Perth Convention Centre


Best wishes
Community Relations


Published in Newsletter Articles
Friday, 22 September 2017 13:50

Issue 15 Uniform Store - Summer

  • Term 4 Summer Uniform is to be worn                                   BACK

Students return for Term 4 in full Summer Uniform on Tuesday 10 October.

Holiday Trading

Friday 6 October 8:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday 7 October 8:00am – 11:00am
Tuesday 10 October 8:00am – 10:00am and 1:30pm -3:30pm
Wednesday 11 October 8:00am – 10:00am


Early Learning Centre (ELC) Kindergarten to Year 2  Summer Uniform - Girls and Boys
JW shorts and red polo shirt with stripe on collar and sleeve (embroidered with School crest), navy sport socks with red and white stripe, white sneakers and JW hat.

Primary and Secondary Summer Uniform
Boys: Navy blue shorts, white shirt and long navy socks with red stripe, JW hat/cap.
Girls: Dress and crew socks with red stripe, JW hat/cap.


BoyUniformELCGirlUniformBoySummerUniformhatGirlSummmerUniformhat SummerUniBoylhatNoJumper  SummerUniGirlhatNoJumper


Uniform Requirements

to Year 2

Years 3 to Year 6

Years 7 to Year 12


PriimaryUniformBrochure FRONTPAGEsm


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 0.88% 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
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Published in Newsletter Articles
Friday, 08 September 2017 00:00

Issue 14 Principal

  • SEEDS Forum well-received                                    BACK
  • Athletics success
  • Secondary House Eisteddfod
  • Grandparents' Day

SEEDS Forum well received
Thank you to the parents and staff who attended the SEEDS Forum on Tuesday evening earlier this week. Clinical Psychologist Sally Green delivered an informative and practical presentation on the topic Dealing with Anxiety and Depression in Childhood and Adolescence, followed by a short question and answer session. Sally's warm and friendly manner was well-received and we all left feeling more informed and equipped to deal with these two important mental health issues.

We have a number of SEEDS Forums planned for 2018 and will publish these prior to the end of the year. Should you wish to find out more about a particular educational or social issue, please contact my Academic Assistant, Karen Ayres, as we are keen to build our programme around issues that are relevant to our school community.

Athletics success
It has been a very successful Athletics season for the School. Commencing with the inaugural Wollaston Dash which saw a team from each House comprising students from Years 7 - 12 race around the campus, the students then participated in Inter-House Carnivals and more recently our Inter School Carnivals. Congratulations to all students who represented John Wollaston with commitment, pride and sportsmanship. The Secondary team is to be commended on finishing second in their meet - testimony to some outstanding individual and team performances. Next year, we plan to involve the Primary in the Wollaston Dash to make it an exciting whole school event.

Secondary House Eisteddfod
Twenty students performed in the inaugural House Eisteddfod this week. The staff judges Nick Tanner, Vania McGowan and Blake Phillips were impressed by the quality of the vocal and instrumental performances with all participants being awarded a Gold, Silver or Bronze Certificate which contributed a number of points to their House. Congratulations to all involved. The victorious House will be announced at the Colours Assembly in Week 10.

Grandparents' Day
A reminder that next Friday is Grandparents' Day. This is always one of the happiest days of the school year and for the first time at John Wollaston will involve the Secondary School.

Grandparents, great grandparents and great great grandparents (yes we have had some attend in past years) are all welcome. Please encourage the senior members in your family to attend. The morning will commence with an assembly for the whole school in the Berry Durston Indoor Sports Centre, followed by an opportunity to visit our Annual Art Exhibition and attend classrooms to spend time with grandchildren. I look forward to this very special occasion.

With good wishes
Anne Ford

Published in Newsletter Articles
Friday, 08 September 2017 00:00

Issue 14 Director of Administration 2017

  • Year 12 ATAR Semester 2 Examinations                                    BACK
  • Year 12 ATAR WACE Examinations – written and practical
  • YEAR 12 VALEDICTORY – Thursday 19 October

Year 12 ATAR Semester 2 Examinations
Examinations commence Monday 2 October and conclude Monday 9 October. Students have received their copy of the Semester 2 Year 12 Examination schedule. For your reference, you may access this schedule in the Documents section of SEQTA.
All Year 12 students commence Term 4 on Tuesday 10 October, with all other year groups.

Year 12 ATAR WACE Examinations – written and practical
Please access the schedules for these examinations in the Documents section of SEQTA. With the exception of Japanese: Second Language, the School will be an Examination Centre for the ATAR written examinations for our students, as shown below.
01 November 0920 PHY: Physics
01 November 1400 HIM: Modern History
02 November 0920 ENG: English
03 November 0920 MAM: Mathematics Methods
06 November 0920 CHE: Chemistry
07 November 0920 HBY: Human Biology
08 November 0920 MAA: Mathematics Applications
08 November 1400 MAS: Mathematics Specialist
10 November 0920 ECO: Economics
10 November 1400 PES: Physical Education Studies
13 November 0920 BLY: Biology
14 November 0920 GEO: Geography
15 November 1400 VAR: Visual Arts

YEAR 12 VALEDICTORY – Thursday 19 October
Please RSVP and purchase your tickets for the supper following Valedictory by Tuesday 26 September.

Nick Tanner
Director of Administration

Published in Newsletter Articles
Page 1 of 2