Friday, 02 December 2016 08:00

Issue 19 Principal

  • End of year events                                                                         Back
  • New Head of Mathematics
  • Staff farewells
  • Student farewells

End of year events
This is a special time of the year as we celebrate the students' achievements as a school community. On Monday evening I attended the Year 6 Valedictory and PYP Exhibition, an important occasion to acknowledge our senior Primary students. The students were invited to reflect on their Primary years, take pride in their many achievements and begin to look forward to the next phase of their schooling. Whilst there were some nostalgic moments during the Valedictory, the overwhelming mood was one of excitement. The Exhibition, which is the culmination of the PYP, provided an opportunity to engage with the students about their learning. As I have come to expect, the students were articulate, confident and knowledgeable. Congratulations to our Year 6 students and class teachers, Glyn Teape, Zayja Monteleone and Tori Watson on their fine work this year.

On Tuesday evening Year 10 and 11 students celebrated Praise and Thanksgiving with The Right Reverend Jeremy James tssf Assistant Bishop of Perth in attendance. It was a successful evening acknowledging the many achievements of our students. Head Prefects Elect Jayden Asmus and Grace Warnes delivered their first major address with confidence and poise.

This morning's Early Learning Nativity was a delight to conclude the week. It is always the happiest of occasions with family members as excited as the participants themselves. Congratulations to our Early Learning Centre staff and the children for their wonderful production, which was full of energy, colour and character. The community carol singing affirmed the importance of the impending birth of the Christ child, Jesus.
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Next week we hold Praise and Thanksgiving for Year 7, 8 and 9 students on Monday morning at 9.00am and Primary Praise and Thanksgiving on Tuesday morning at 9.00am. I look forward to seeing you at these special occasions.

New Head of Mathematics
I am delighted to announce the appointment of Wendy Surgeson as our new Head of Mathematics in the Secondary School. Mrs Surgeson who has been the Acting Head of Mathematics this year due to the secondment of Suzie Harman to the School Curriculum and Standards Authority, was the successful applicant following a thorough external selection process. A familiar face to many school families, Mrs Surgeson is a highly experienced teacher who began her career in South Africa. She has worked at John Wollaston for nearly 16 years, teaching Mathematics to students from Year 7 to Year 12. Mrs Surgeson is passionate about the teaching and learning of Mathematics and is keen to see closer links between the Primary School and her Department. I have no doubt that under her watch, the study of Mathematics at John Wollaston will continue to flourish.

Staff Farewells
We bid farewell and thank you to several staff who finish their time at John Wollaston at the end of the School year. In particular I would like to acknowledge the outstanding service of long serving staff members Suzie Harman, Nan Meredith and Toni Wheeler who between them have given almost 60 years service. Mrs Harman has joined the School Curriculum and Standards Authority as a Principal Consultant and Mrs Meredith and Mrs Wheeler have chosen to retire.
Departing staff are as follows:

Sabrina Agland (Year 3) to Pt Hedland
Nel de Jonge (Student Services Receptionist) to retirement
Suzie Harman (Head of Mathematics) to the School Curriculum and Standards Authority
Molly Fernandes (Year 5) has completed her contract
Sally McArthur (Year 3) has completed her contract
Nan Meredith (Primary Teacher Librarian) to retirement
Jonathan Palmer (Primary Japanese) has completed his contract
Louisa Searle (Kindergarten) has completed her contract
Michelle Underwood (Education Assistant) has completed her contract
Toni Wheeler (Education Assistant) to retirement
James Winter (presently on leave) to Christmas Island District High School

Student Farewells
This year we bid farewell to a number of students who moving on to further education, training or the workforce. Several of our "leavers" are relocating within the metropolitan area or interstate with their families necessitating a change of school. On behalf of the staff, I thank them for their contribution to the School and wish them great success and happiness in the future.


With good wishes
Anne Ford

 

CATEGORY | Newsletter Articles
  • 2017 Booklists on the website
  • Year 7 Exhibition
  • Year 7 and Primary Salvation Army Donation
  • Pegasus Pathway 7 - Book In A Day
  • Inter-House Rowing Regatta 2016
  • Year 10 River Cruise
  • Praise and Thanksgiving ceremonies
  • Photography Competiton - Art
  • MacBooks
  • Final Academic Reports
  • Merry Christmas

The past few weeks have been very busy in the Secondary School. Students have been involved in many activities and events happening on and off the campus.

2017 Booklists availavble
Secondary Booklist for 2017 are now all available on the website, SEQTA and the School App.

http://www.jwacs.wa.edu.au/information-for-parents/booklist

Year 7 Exhibition
Our Year 7s have been flat out working on their Exhibition to showcase the work they had produced for their Inquiry into Express Yourself. The quality of the work was excellent and included some very thought provoking and challenging themes. I especially enjoyed Lucy Butterfield-Cole’s Extinction Tree and Cody Wisson’s Isolation for their strong social commentary and the drawing quality of Kaan Yakacikli’s charcoal piece.

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Year 7 and Primary Salvation Army Donation
Mr Paul Hetherington from the Salvation Army was thrilled to receive a huge food donation from the hard working Year 7 group and our Primary Students. The Year 7s have been working with the Salvation Army all year as part of their year-long EncounteR7 programme. The Primary Class Representatives have also worked hard collecting donations from the Primary classes. A big thank you to everyone involved from the Salvation Army.

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Pegasus Pathway 7 - Book In A Day
A group of Pegasus Pathway 7 students took time out from preparing for the Exhibition to write a Book In A Day. The two teams wrote, illustrated and collated a book each of no less than 2000 words between 8:30am and 3:00pm. The collaboration and comradery within each tam was lovely to see. A special thanks to Ms Terpon, Head of English, for the training session and supervision on the day. After returning from the Year 7 survivalist camp, twenty Year 7 girls travelled to UWA with Science teacher, Mrs LeVaillant, to enjoy a day of campus activities as part of the Girls in Engineering programme. 

Year 10 River Cruise
Our Year 10 students finished the year with an evening of fun and dancing on the annual Year 10 River Cruise. The Heads of House and Nick Jones Deputy Principal of Pastoral Care joined students to cruise up the Swan River. They were impressed with the views of the new Perth Stadium and other developments on the Burswood Peninsula. On the return journey, the Skipper cruised into Elizabeth Quay to give the students a close-up experience of this new Perth attraction. Supper included delicious Crust Pizzas and an endless supply of cool drink. This event was a fantastic culmination of the school year and the students should be proud of the way they conducted themselves throughout the evening.

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Prize and Thanksgiving ceremonies
Congratulations to those students who have had their academic endeavours, excellent citizenship qualities, House spirit or sporting prowess recognised in the Prize and Thanksgiving ceremonies. However, these students only represent a small part of our student body and so I congratulate all the students who have worked their hardest, given of their best and taken full advantage of all the activities and events throughout the year, it is you who make the School the wonderful place it is.

Inter-House Rowing Regatta 2016
It was a fantastic day for the Inter-House Rowing Regatta at Bayswater on Sunday 20 November. Once again Ramsden took home the cup.  A fantastic effort by all crews in slightly windy conditions.

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For more pictures  of the Regatta go to Community Relations.

Photography Compeition - Art
The Art Department recently had a photography competition for Year 9 Art students who went on an excursion to Castaways Sculpture Awards in Rockingham in late October.The winners were: first Sasha Lewin, second Madeleine Sallie and third Ella Clements.

 

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Photos by Ella Clements, Madelaine Sallie and Sasha Lew.

Macbooks
Thank you to all the students who handed in their MacBooks on time. You will be able to collect them again from the IT office as of the second week in January, 2017. 
The only exception are the current Year 9 students in 2016 who are purchasing their Macbook, these will be available from Wednesday 14 December.

Final Academic Reports
Finally, a reminder that Final Academic Reports will be available through the Engage and Learn portals. 
http://www.jwacs.wa.edu.au/portal/
Notes on interpreting the report can be found under the ‘document’ tab of the portals. Parents and students are encouraged to download and save a copy of the report for their own records.

Merry Christmas
I wish all our parents and student a safe, relaxing and fun filled Christmas holiday. I will see you in Term 2 when I return from my travels through South America and Antarctica.

Anne Harris
Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning

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Friday, 02 December 2016 08:00

Issue 19 Head of Primary

  • Primary Praise and Thanksgiving                                                             Back
  • Year 6 Valedictory and PYP Exhibition
  • ELC Nativity and Carols Performance
  • New Upper Primary Build
  • Christmas excitement in Kindergarten
  • Year 5 and 6 Encounter Experiences 2017
  • Growing Music and Performing Arts at John Wollaston
  • Year 4 Team Super Saver donate to Save the Children
  • Save the Date
  • Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Praise and Thanksgiving
We invite you and your family to our Primary Praise and Thanksgiving Ceremony next Tuesday 6 December at 8.50am for a 9.00am start. While it is an expectation that all students from Year 2 to 6 attend in formal uniform, I encourage all Early Learning Centre families to join us for this important ceremony. You are most welcome.

We have academic and citizenship awards for each class, musical performances by our Primary String Ensemble, the Primary Choir, the Year 6 Graduation and a Year 5 class performing a little hip-hop! We will also announce our Semester 1, 2017 Captains and, at the end of the ceremony, all students and parents will form a guard of honour for the Year 6 students as they walk back to their classrooms for the last time.

Students may go home with parents at the conclusion of the service. All other students must be collected by midday as the School closes for the 2016 school year at midday. The School Bus Service will not be available on Tuesday afternoon. Please note: the Early Learning Centre students (Pre-Kindergarten to Year 1) finish school for the year at 3.00pm on Monday 5 December.

Year 6 Valedictory and PYP Exhibition
There was an excellent attendance at the Year 6 Valedictory and PYP Exhibition on Monday 28 November. Guests were amazed by the outstanding work that has been done by Year 6 students this year.

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ELC Nativity and Carols Performance
What a wonderful morning we had today as the Pre-Primary and Year 1 students performed a most enjoyable and thought provoking Nativity. All students looked fantastic in their costumes and I loved the confidence and poise demonstrated by all. Thank you to our dedicated staff, led for the Nativity by Lauren Downing and our ELC Coordinator, Melissa Forslun. The amount of work involved by our Education Assistants and teaching staff is commendable and a credit to the quality and dedication of our ELC educators.

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New Upper Primary Build
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There was great excitement around the School campus on Tuesday 29 November as a giant crane delivered the temporary classrooms for the Year 5 and Year 6 classes for 2017. These students will have the best views in the School as they await the stunning re-development of the senior Primary areas. The new additions and alterations to the current building will create an amazing new centre which will contain six modern learning areas for Years 5 and 6; a specialist teaching area; a dedicated home of Primary Music; IT Support and Help Desk Office; large central space; staff meeting area and toilets; storerooms and covered outdoor areas. 

The new designs, whilst sympathetic to the existing architecture of the School, will be distinguished by living green exterior features, light and spacious interiors, an uninterrupted view of the hills and a colour palette suited to older primary children. It promises to be an excellent facility for the School. It is estimated to be a nine-month building process.

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Christmas excitement in Kindergarten

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Year 4 Team Super Saver donate to Save the Children
A very industrious group of Year 4 girls decided they would do some busking during lunchtime to raise money for Save the Children. Through the generosity of staff and students they raised an incredible $200. Sonia Braney from Save The Children was thrilled to come to the School and meet the girls and receive their donation.  The girls call themselves Team Super Saver and they were able to decide where the money should be allocated and chose a very worthy cause close to the School in Gosnells. "A big thank you to John Wollaston Anglican Community School Year 4 students who called themselves "Team Super Saver" to fundraise for Save the Children by busking at their school. I visited them today and they should be proud of their fundraising efforts. Keep up the good work!" said Sonia Braney, Save The Children.

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Year 5 and 6 Encounter Experiences 2017
We are pleased to have booked the Swan Valley Adventure Centre for two nights in early September 2017, for Year 5. This three-day camp in the Swan Valley is at a new facility that has been purchased by the Anglican Schools Commission. We are looking forward to experiencing the many outdoor activities on offer over an action packed few days.

Year 6 will be travelling to Canberra from Sunday 14 May to Thursday 18 May in 2017. We will be staying at the Australian Institute of Sport and I look forward to the many informative visits to the Australian War Memorial, Parliament House and Government House. Current Year 5 parents will have received an email with preliminary information and we will also hold an information session for parents in Term 1, 2017.

Growing Music and Performing Arts at John Wollaston
In 2017 we will extend our Music programme to provide further opportunities for students to be part of a choir from Years 2 to 8. We will also establish a Year 4 Choir; introduce all Year 5 students to the ukulele and hopefully provide the opportunity for Year 6 to learn more about dance. We will be encouraging more students to form, and be part of, John Wollaston Music Ensembles. More information about this will be provided at our Parent Information Night on Wednesday 1 February 2017. We also hope to stage another wonderful musical production through the year.

Save the Date

  • Primary Parent Information Night on Wednesday 1 February 2017

Please note that students start back for the 2017 school year on Tuesday 31 January. I request that all families attend our Primary Parent Information Night on Wednesday 1 February 2017, starting at 6.00pm in the Victoria Morgan Arts Centre. This is an important opportunity for you to hear about new initiatives and innovation in our school and then meet with your relevant class teacher(s) for information about expectations and learning in 2017. More information will follow via email.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
Thank you to all our families for another great year at John Wollaston. We have such happy, enthusiastic and friendly students and a supportive community. I look forward to 2017 and I hope you all enjoy this precious time with your wonderful children.

Take care and I hope to see you all next Tuesday morning 6 December as we come together as a community. Merry Christmas!

Wayne Revitt
Head of Primary

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Friday, 02 December 2016 08:00

Issue 19 Business Manager

  • New Upper Primary Build                                                              Back

New Upper Primary Build
There was great excitement around the School campus on Tuesday 29 November as a giant crane delivered the temporary classrooms for the Year 5 and Year 6 classes for 2017. These students will have the best views in the School as they await the stunning re-development of the senior Primary areas.

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I am pleased to advise that the upgrade of the current H Block to Upper Primary will commence in mid-December 2016. It is intended to be a nine month build. The new designs, whilst sympathetic to the existing architecture of the School, will be distinguished by living green exterior features, light and spacious interiors, an uninterrupted view of the hills and a colour palette suited to older Primary children. It promises to be an excellent facility for the School. 
 
The new additions and alterations to the current building will create an amazing new centre which will contain six modern learning areas for Years 5 and 6; a specialist teaching area; a dedicated home of Primary Music; IT Support and Help Desk Office; large central space; staff meeting area and toilets; storerooms and covered outdoor areas. 
 
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Upper Primary re-development 2017 viewed from the School oval.

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Architects' drawing of the refurbishment of H Block for the redevelopment of the Primary School.

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Stunning new entrance, viewed from the central walkway into the campus.

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H Block in 2016.

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Gailene Shore
Business Manager

 

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Friday, 02 December 2016 08:00

Issue 19 Parents and Friends

  • Happy Christmas                                               Back

I would like to send a warm and heartfelt ‘Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all our John Wollaston families. 2016 has gone by so quickly. To everyone who helped, attended, supported and enjoyed the P&F and our activities this year, thank you! I would also like to send a personal thank you to the incredibly hard-working P&F Committee for all their efforts and support this year. We’ve had a fantastic year and attempted some new initiatives, and our school simply wouldn’t be the community it is without these amazing people. I look forward to an equally successful 2017 and wish you all a well-deserved break.

Megan Blackman 
Parents and Friends Association President
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Friday, 02 December 2016 08:00

Issue 19 Community Relations

  • Carols by Candlelight - Armadale - tonight!                                       Back
  • Secondary Assistance Scheme 2017
  • Ice-skating success
  • Inter-House Rowing
  • Archery Incursion
  • Year 9 Wearable Waste competition winners

Our busy and amazing students have finished another fantastic fortnight.

Carols by Candlelight - Armadale - tonight!
The Carols by Candlelight and Christmas Parade held on Friday 2 December commencing in the Jull Street Mall, Armadale followed by carols in Memorial Park. The John Wollaston Primary Choir will be singing as part of a combined Choir tonight at the Carols.

Click here for Carols information.

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 Secondary Assistance Scheme 2017

Secondary Assistance 2017

Click here for information about the Secondary Assistance Scheme for 2017.

Ice-skating success
Year 9 student Sophie Hill is heading to Austria! Sophie's ice-skating team recently won Bronze in the National Championships held in Melbourne. This means the team qualifies to represent Australia at the MOZART CUP 2017 International Synchronized Skating Competition Salzburg, Austria during the January School holidays. Sophie is to be congratulated on her achievement.

https://www.facebook.com/Mozart-Cup-223041027745459/

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Archery Incursion
Year 9 Outdoor Recreation held an Archery incursionon Monday 28 November.

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Year 9 Wearable Waste competition winners
Highlights from other year groups include the Year 9 Wearable Waste competition winners for Mrs Gelmi’s Textile class. These students outclassed 111 students from across our State to win the competition with their lolly wrapper garment. Four Year 9 Textile students, Madelaine Sallie, Sasha Lewin, Karrina Cain and Rebecca Morrison submitted their dress that was made during a Textiles project: Unconventional Challenge. The students were placed equal first in the Young Reinverntor of the Year 2016 competition. They have been awarded is $500 to go towards a sustainability project for the School. On the morning of Wednesday 30 November a representative from the Minister for the Environment’s office Marcus Geisler, the Chairman of the Waste Authority visited the school for the presentation. 

http://www.switchyourthinking.com/our-projects/young-reinventor-of-the-year/

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Rachel Tierney
Community Relations

 

 

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Friday, 02 December 2016 08:00

Issue 19 Uniform Store

  • Summer school holiday trading                                               Back
  • Last day of trading for 2016
  • Special Open Days for Year 3 students for 2017
  • 2017 blazer orders
  • Summer Uniforms in Term 1, 2017

Summer school holiday trading
For your convenience the Uniform Store will be open during the Summer school holidays on the following days:

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Last day of trading for 2016
The last day of normal trading for 2016 will be Monday 5 December 8:30am to 10:00am

Special Open Days for Year 3 students for 2017
For students who are entering Year 3 in 2017 the Uniform Store will be open on the following days:

Wednesday 7 December 2016 9:00am to 1:00pm

and

Thursday 8 December 2016 9:00am to 1:00pm
Please only this year level.

Letter for Year 2 Students

Blazer orders
Anyone requiring a blazer for Term 2 2017 will need to have their order in no later than Friday 3 February 2017.

Letter for Year 7 Students


Normal Trading Hours will apply from Wednesday 1 February 2017 1:30pm – 3:30pm.

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Please be reminded that the Summer Uniform is to be worn during Term 1 2017 as follows:

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.

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Uniform Store: 9495 8129
Uniform Store Coordinator: Wendy Br inner
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web: http://www.jwacs.wa.edu.au/information-for-parents/uniform-information

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Thursday, 01 December 2016 10:08

2017 Booklists

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