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Friday, 01 December 2017 00:00

Issue 19 Principal

  • End of Year Events
  • Staff Farewells
  • Student Farewells
  • Thank you

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 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 Zayja Monteleone, Kate Hewson, Sheree Squillace, Brady Morris and Glyn Teape (Semester 1) on their fine work this year.

On Tuesday evening Year 10 and 11 students celebrated Praise and Thanksgiving with The Right Reverend Kate Wilmot, Administrator of the Anglican Diocese of Perth in attendance. It was a successful evening acknowledging the many achievements of our students. Head Prefect Elect Tom Ayres delivered his first major address with confidence and poise. Musical items were performed by the talented Martha Dodge and Camellia Shwe.

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 affirming the importance of the birth of the Christ child, Jesus.

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Next week we hold Primary Praise and Thanksgiving on Tuesday morning and Praise and Thanksgiving for Year 7-9 students on Tuesday afternoon. I look forward to seeing you at these special occasions.

Staff Farewells
We bid farewell and thank you to 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 member Glyn Teape who leaves us to take up the position of Deputy Head of Primary at Frederick Irwin Anglican School, Meadow Springs campus. Mr Teape, an Old Wollastonian from 1996, is a highly respected teacher and colleague and thoroughly deserves his promotion. Other departing staff include Rachel Tierney (Community Relations Officer) who has been appointed to a Marketing and Registrar role at Quintilian School, Miss Zayja Monteleone (Year 6) who has been appointed to Presbyterian Ladies' College, Miss Victoria Watson (Year 3) who leaves us to travel and Raylene Joiner (Education Assistant) who leaves us to undertake further study.

We also wish Peta Ranieri (Head of The Arts) and Joan Osborne (Science) an enjoyable Semester 1 on Long Service Leave. Sheree Hancock (Year 2) leaves us for Semester 1 on Parental Leave and Miss Kirsty Robertson leaves us for 12 months travelling overseas.

Student Farewells
This year we have bid farewell to a number of students who are 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.

Thank you
I have always maintained that a strong sense of community lies at the heart of every successful school. To that end I wish to thank you for your support of, and contribution to, John Wollaston this year. Whether you have attended a P&F meeting, a sports carnival, volunteered in the classroom, kept in contact with the staff or indeed any other event or activity, you have made a positive difference to the school experience of your child. I know that young people thrive if parents and teachers care - care not just about their academic progress but their growth on the path to maturity. I am grateful that a strength of our community is that we work closely together to affect the best possible outcomes for our students.

I wish you an enjoyable festive season with your family and leave you with a Christmas blessing.


May the joy of the angels,
the eagerness of the shepherds,
the perseverance of the wise men,
the obedience of Joseph and Mary,
and the peace of the Christ child
be yours this Christmas.

And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,
be upon you and remain with you always.

Amen

With good wishes
Anne Ford

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  • 2018 Booklists
  • Access SEQTA Engage

2018 Booklists
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The 2018 Secondary Booklists are now available on the School website.

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

 

Access to SEQTA Engage 
All families are reminded that student reports for Semester 2, 2017 will only be available through SEQTA Engage. If your child is leaving the School please download all important documents, including feedback statements, reports and NAPLAN results, as your access to SEQTA Engage will be closed at the commencement of 2018.

SEQTA

When accessing SEQTA Engage please follow these guidelines:

  • You must go to the John Wollaston Anglican Community School website home page. Look for the blue Community Portal button at the top of the page. Click on this button. You cannot Google ‘Seqta Engage’ to find the John Wollaston link.

 

  • Please remember your Username. If you cannot remember your Password, please enter your correct Username and click the ‘forgot my password’ link. A new email inviting you to join SEQTA Engage should then arrive at your email inbox.

 

  • If you have not activated the link sent to you, or experience any difficulties accessing SEQTA Engage, please contact Karen Ayres at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (08) 9495 8121.

SEQTA Engage App information. 

 

Best wishes
Anne Harris and all the Deputies

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Friday, 01 December 2017 00:00

Issue 19 Deputy Principal Pastoral Care

  • A busy term

As the 2017 school year draws to a close, John Wollaston continues to be a hive of activity. Some of the exciting activities over the past two weeks have included:

  • The Year 11 Dinner Dance at the Swan Yacht Club
  • The inaugural Year 9 student and parent School Camp-out
  • Year 10 River Cruise
  • Year 10 and 11 Praise and Thanksgiving Ceremony
  • Year 7 Encounter at the Majedal Activity Centre


All these events are important occasions as we celebrate and enhance the strong school community and culture that we enjoy at John Wollaston. Students and staff alike are looking forward to a well – deserved summer holiday. While the holiday period can sometimes be a stressful and difficult time for some families, I do have some simple tips that may assist in making the most of your time together as a family.

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1. Schedule some time over the holiday period that is dedicated to the family. Ensure that everyone clears their diary and commits to spending quality time together.

2. Pitch a tent for a few nights in one our fantastic camping grounds.

For a few ideas, visit: http://www.exploreaustralia.net.au/Stay/Campsites/Western-Australia

3. As a family, commit to regular technology-free days. Make an agreement to put all screens and other digital devices away for a day in order to give each other your full attention.

4. Reinforce the true meaning of Christmas by volunteering some time at a local charity or donating some items of food or clothing. Organisations that we can help include; Anglicare and The Salvation Army.

I sincerely wish all our families a very restful and enjoyable Christmas holiday. We look forward to welcoming all students back to school on Wednesday 31 January 2018. I do request your support in ensuring that your child presents looking neat and tidy for the first day of school. This includes hairstyles and uniform being worn correctly as outlined in our Student Homework Diary.

All the best
Nick Jones

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Friday, 01 December 2017 00:00

Issue 19 Head of Primary

  • ELC Nativity
  • Primary Celebrations
  • Praise and Thanksgiving Ceremony
  • 2018 Parent Information Night Wednesday 31 January 6:00pm
  • Access SEQTA Engage
  • Local Christmas Event

ELC Nativity

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Our Early Learning Centre Nativity this morning was wonderful. As an Anglican School, the birth of Jesus is at the core of our very existence. The Pre-Primary and Year 1 students looked amazing in their costumes and the performances were full of joy and confidence. All of our staff do such an incredible job in organising such wonderful experiences for our students and I thank them all for their hard work and expertise.

Primary Celebrations
It is hard to believe we are rapidly approaching the end of 2017. Thank you to all families for your care and support over the year. This week we have all enjoyed some of the most important events in our school calendar. The Year 6 Valedictory and Exhibition on Monday night was, as always, a very special rite of passage as our Year 6 cohort transition into the Secondary School. 

 

Praise and Thanksgiving Ceremony
I would like to invite all families to the Praise and Thanksgiving Ceremony on Tuesday 5 December in the BDISC at 9.00am. This is the time to celebrate student achievement and announce the Captains for 2018. We also say goodbye to Year 6 with a guard of honour as they move down to the Upper Primary Building for the last time. All students are expected to attend in formal uniform and the Primary School will close for the year at midday.

2018 Parent Information Night Wednesday 31 January 6:00pm
I look forward to seeing you all on the first day of school, January 31, 2018. Please place the Parent Information Night in your diary; 6:00pm on Wednesday 31 January. This is an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and learn more about the academic and co-curricular program for the year ahead.

Access to SEQTA Engage 
All families are reminded that student reports for Semester 2, 2017 will only be available through SEQTA Engage. If your child is leaving the School please download all important documents, including feedback statements, reports and NAPLAN results, as your access to SEQTA Engage will be closed at the commencement of 2018.

SEQTA

When accessing SEQTA Engage please follow these guidelines:

  • You must go to the John Wollaston Anglican Community School website home page. Look for the blue Community Portal button at the top of the page. Click on this button. You cannot Google ‘Seqta Engage’ to find the John Wollaston link.
  • Please remember your Username. If you cannot remember your Password, please enter your correct Username and click the ‘forgot my password’ link. A new email inviting you to join SEQTA Engage should then arrive at your email inbox.
  • If you have not activated the link sent to you, or experience any difficulties accessing SEQTA Engage, please contact Karen Ayres at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (08) 9495 8121.

SEQTA Engage App information. 

 

Local Christmas Events

 

 

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Take care

Wayne Revitt
Head of Primary

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Friday, 01 December 2017 00:00

Issue 19 Business Manager

 

  • Happy Raffle Winners

Two very happy families were winners in the School Raffle.

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First Prize Winner: Mrs Phillipa Hill

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Second Prize Winner: Mrs Melanie Brewer

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First Prize Winner: Mrs Phillipa Hill
Second Prize Winner: Mrs Melanie Brewer

Gailene Shore
Business Manager

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Friday, 01 December 2017 00:00

Issue 19 Parents and Friends

  • Sundowner
  • Praise and Thanksgiving
  • Welcome Back BBQ
  • 2018 P&F Committee Vacancy
  • Festive season

Sundowner


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On Wednesday 22 November we held our second annual sundowner, catered by the amazing staff and Year 10 Hospitality students at JWACS. The food was delicious and the mock-tails divine! If you missed out, be sure to get your free ticket next year!

On the night the School Raffle drawn; congratulations to the winners. The P&F also presented the School with a cheque for $15,000 for the refurbishment of the Secondary School section of the Library Resource Centre.

The P&F were excited to present such a sizeable donation and to be part of the ongoing changes you will see in the Library Resource Centre next year! Ms Hanson has some fantastic ideas for opening up the Library and making it an exciting hub of learning for all ages.

Praise and Thanksgiving
This time of year is such a busy one at the School with special assemblies, ceremonies, camps, and events to mark the finishing of the year or indeed for some their journey at JWACS. It has been my pleasure to attend most of these as a parent, as the P&F representative, and as part of the volunteer catering helpers, with still two more events to go next week.

It has been wonderful to have the opportunity to connect with more families and staff and see how beautifully all the children behaved and conducted themselves. We are very lucky to be part of such a wonderful community. To the families ending your time at JWACS, best wishes for your journey ahead; be it at another school, work or university. Endings can be hard but without them we would miss out on wonderful new beginnings.

Welcome Back BBQ
Plans are already starting to take shape for next year’s Welcome Back BBQ which happens in the first few weeks back next year. The 2017 event saw just under a 1000 people attend a fantastic evening of food and music. Next year we will continue with the popular student concert at the welcome back event so if your child or yourself are interested in taking part please contact me on
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This is a fantastic opportunity for the school community to showcase their wide raging talents in a relaxed, fun atmosphere so why not have a go?

2018 P&F Committee Vacancy
Thank you to the amazing Committee for all its hard work over 2017. Unfortunately one of our team will be leaving us next year so there will be at least one vacancy in 2018. If you are interested in being a part of the Committee please come along to our AGM next year and put your hand up.

We meet twice a term and have various opportunities across the year to make a difference at the School. The load is shared by many and everyone has an important role to play regardless of the size. This is my second year on the Committee and I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of such a great team. We hope to see you next year at the Welcome Back Barbecue and the AGM.

Festive season
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped out this year, serving tea, attending a meeting, turning a sausage, emailing an idea or just smiling when I whizz past on some errand. You are too many to list but you made a massive difference this year and I personally thank you for making my year as president such a joy.

Best wishes to you all for a safe and happy Christmas with your families and I look forward to seeing you next year!

 

Merry Christmas
Sonja Reynolds

President John Wollaston Parents and Friends Association Inc

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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. 

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Friday, 01 December 2017 00:00

Issue 19 Uniform Store

  • School Holiday Trading
  • Summer Uniforms in Term 1, 2018
  • Last day of trading for 2017
  • Reminder Year 2 to Year 3 require formal uniform
  • Blazer orders for Term 2, 2018

School Holiday Trading
The Uniform Store will be open during the school holidays on the following days:

Uniform dates
Normal Trading Hours will apply from Wednesday 31 January 2018 1:30pm – 3:30pm.

Last Day of Trading for 2017
The last day of trading for 2017 will be Monday 4 December 8:30am to 10:00am

Reminder Year 2 to Year 3 require Formal Uniform
Students who are transferring from Year 2 to Year 3 in 2018 are reminded that they will need to purchase the formal uniform. This can be done during normal trading hours.

Blazer orders
Anyone requiring a blazer for Term 2, 2018 will need to have their order in no later than Friday 2 February 2018.

Summer Uniforms in Term 1, 2018
Please be reminded that the Summer Uniform is to be worn during Term 1, 2018 as follows:

Boys: Navy blue shorts, white shirt and long navy socks with red stripe. School hat.
Girls: Dress and crew socks with red stripe. School hat.
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Wendy Brinner
Uniform Store Co-Ordinator

Location

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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

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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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 08:16

School Raffle. Win your 2018 School Fees!

School Raffle. Win your 2018 School Fees!

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 08:00

P&F Sundowner

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Monday, 20 November 2017 00:00

2017 Term 4 dates

TERM 4 

Week 7
Primary School (Years 2-6)
Worship Service in the Chapel 8:50am to 9:20am 
Monday 20 November 

Year 10 Examinations conclude 
Tuesday 21 November 

School Council Meeting 6:30pm 
Tuesday 21 November     

Year 10 OREC Sea Kayaking
(Group 1) 
Wednesday 22 November   

 

P&F Sundowner – 6:00pm -Technology Centre 
Wednesday 22 November   

Please RSVP:

 

School Raffle Drawn
Wednesday 22 November 

Year 10 OREC Sea Kayaking
(Group 2) 
Thursday 23 November   

Primary Merit Certificate Assembly commencing 8:40am to 9:45am – BDISC 
Friday 24 November 

Year 8 and 9 major class assessments conclude 
Friday 24 November 

Year 9 School Oval Sleep-out, School Oval commences 5:00pm 
Friday 24 November

Year 9 School Oval Sleep-out, School Oval concludes 9:00am 
Saturday 25 November      

Week 8
Primary School (Years 2-6) – Worship Service in the Chapel 8:50am to 9:20am 
Monday 27 November 

Year 6 Valedictory and PYP Exhibition 
Monday 27 November 

Year 10 OREC Sea Kayaking
(Group 3) 
Monday 27 November     

Year 7 Inquiry Showcase Sessions 5 & 6
Tuesday 28 November     

Final day for Year 10 students 
Tuesday 28 November     

Year 10 Chapel/Farewell Session 6 
Tuesday 28 November     

Years 10 and 11 Praise and Thanksgiving 6:30pm – BDISC 
Tuesday 28 November  

Year 9 Outdoor Recreation Archery @JWACS, 9.2 Session 1 & 2; 9.1 Session 3 & 4 
Wednesday 29 November     

 

Year 10 River Cruise (evening)
Wednesday 29 November    

 

Year 6 Dinner Dance – Willow Pond Reception Centre
Thursday 30 November  

Year 7 Encounter Manjedal Activity Centre, 30/11 – 01/12 
Thursday 30 November     

Year 9 Outdoor Recreation Archery @JWACS, 9.3 Session 1 & 2 
Friday 1 November     

ELC Nativity and Thanksgiving
Friday 1 December

Final day for ELC students – time of collection TBC
Friday 1 December

Year 7 Encounter Manjedal Activity Centre, 30/11 – 01/12 
Friday 1 December

E_newsletter – Issue 19 
Friday 1 December

Week 9
Primary School (Years 2-6)
Worship Service in the Chapel 8:50am to 9:20am 
Monday 4 December    

Primary Praise and Thanksgiving (Years 2 – 6) AM – BDISC
Tuesday 5 December 
    

Years 7 – 9 Praise and Thanksgiving (PM) – BDISC 
Tuesday 5 December 

 Term 4 concludes for Years 2-9 students
Tuesday 5 December   
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