Friday, 21 October 2016 08:00

Issue 16 Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning

  • Book-In-A-Day                                                      BACK
  • Year 10 Encounter
  • Valedictory Week

Congratulations to Book-In-A-Day Team Vanilla members Kasey Allen, Karrina Cain, Carmina Farano, Jordan Mazzola, Caitlyn Morrison and Madelaine Sallie for their book Lionheart. This terrific short story has made the shortlist for the 2016 Book-In-A-Day event. Team Vanilla should be very proud to know they were within the Top 10 Middle School entries from approximately seventy submissions across Western Australia.


Year 10 Encounter

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During the final week of Term 3 the Year 10 students enjoyed a fantastic Encounter experience on the Cape to Cape track. Highlights of the trip included;

  • The amazing coastal scenery around the Margaret River region
  • Interactions with the local wildlife including migrating Humpback Whales and visiting kangaroos at their campsites
  • The sense of accomplishment after a full day trekking over 20 kilometres
  • Climbing down giant caves and experiencing the majestic environment almost 100 metres below the surface

Students were placed in challenging situations which allowed them to explore the character strengths of perseverance, resilience, teamwork and responsibility. We look forward to further developing the Encounter Programme across all year groups at John Wollaston Anglican Community School during 2017.

Valedictory Week

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Our congratulations and best wishes go to the Leavers of 2016. We had a fantastic time this week helping them celebrate the end of their school journey. From the Chapel Service with Rev’d Dave Deeney and the action packed, memory invoking songs; to the tradition of the whole school Gift of a Candle Service on Thursday morning followed by the evening Valedictory and Prize Giving Ceremony; through to the frivolity of the Fancy Dress Breakfast and launch of the Leavers’ DVD; the Year 12s demonstrated collegiality and respect to each other and the School.

There are a few individuals whose achievements are worth mentioning in this forum:

Rheynece Ashe was the winner of the AustralianSuper Excellence in Vocational Education and Training Award. Rheynece is also a finalist in the Western Australian VET Awards and after being interviewed by a panel of judges this week, she is waiting to hear if she has been successful in the field of Aviation (Cabin Crew).

Megan Scott was the recipient of the Highest Standard in VET Award.

Chloe Biggs received The Dux of the School – Wholly School Assessed Courses. 

Breanne Williams received the John Wollaston Proxime Accessit (Runner-Up Dux of Year 12) External Examination Courses. Breanne also received a 2017 Curtin Principal’s Recommendation Award. This scholarship is awarded by Curtin University to a graduating student looking to commence studies at the University in the following year.

Evie Dodge was awarded The Chairman of School Council’s Award for Academic Excellence - Dux of Year 12. Evie was also awarded Pegasus Society Honours recognising an outstanding record of all-round academic achievement over a number of years. Evie also received a Curtin Principal’s Recommendation Award.

Connor McCluskey is the John Wollaston nominee for a UWA Excellence Award. This financial scholarship is awarded to a student looking to enrol at UWA who has achieved within the top 5% of their school’s cohort.

We congratulate all of our Year 12 Valedictorians and wish them all the best as they continue their life journey beyond John Wollaston.

Anne Harris
Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning

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