Friday, 28 April 2017 08:00

Welcome eNewsletter Term 2

  • Welcome back to the new term                                                               Back    
  • Anglican Schools Commission Christian Purposes Day
  • ANZAC Service
  • School Photograph Day – Monday 8 May 2017
  • Academic Scholarships for 2018

Welcome back to the new term
I hope the recent break was a relaxing time for all. The students have returned in high spirits and for the most part, well-presented in their winter uniforms. Thank you to parents who have ensured that their children's uniforms and shoes are spic and span for the new term; it is appreciated. Our uniform is both attractive and distinctive and when worn well shows students in the most positive light.

We have commenced with 1003 students, including two new Primary students. The staff has welcomed back Deputy Principal Anne Harris and Education Assistant Julie Denton from leave. Mrs Lisa Bissell has rejoined the staff from Bullsbrook College to teach a range of subjects including Food Technology, Society and Environment and a Certificate II in Business.

Anglican Schools Commission Christian Purposes Day
On Wednesday 26 April, all teaching staff and Education Assistants attended the ASC's annual Christian Purposes Day at HBF Stadium. Over the years as established schools have grown and new schools commenced, the gathering has grown to exceed 1000 people. This year we heard from two inspirational guest speakers; Ms Robyn Moore on the theme The Power of the Word and Sam Walsh AO, former CEO of Rio Tinto, on the theme Spirituality and Business. Our CEO, The Reverend Peter Laurence OAM, spoke on the importance of fostering respect and inclusivity in our schools. The Right Reverend Jeremy James tssf presided and preached at the afternoon Eucharist. This important day each year affords valuable time to reflect on the core values we share as educators and also the opportunity to forge collegial links with staff in other schools.

ANZAC Day Service
The whole school assembled on Thursday 27 April to commemorate ANZAC Day. Each year our Service is observed with the greatest respect and this year was no exception. I would like to acknowledge our Service Prefect Bodhi Greenham who in his capacity as a naval cadet led the Service; army cadet Lucas Grant in his role as a member of the catafalque (flag raising) party; Mr Gary Bordoni who prepared the audio visual presentation; Head Prefects and Primary Captains and Mr Philip Mayes who played The Last Post and Rouse. The portable flag pole and wreath were relocated to the Café courtyard after the Service for the remainder of the school day.

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School Photograph Day – Monday 8 May 2017
Our first School Photograph Day will take place on Monday 8 May 2017. On this day, all class groups and individual images for Kindergarten to Year 12 students will be taken, in addition to a number of other student group photographs. Photograph order envelopes have been distributed to students this week. Parents are asked to ensure that their child has their photograph order envelope with them on Monday 8 May, even if photographs will not be ordered.

The School will be holding a second School Photograph Day on Thursday 17 August 2017. Family/sibling photographs of students from the same family, attending John Wollaston Anglican Community School, will be offered on Thursday 17 August 2017. Parents of children in Little Wollies classes will be advised of your photograph days in the coming weeks.

Academic Scholarships for 2018
John Wollaston Anglican Community School is delighted to announce Academic Scholarships for 2018. Year 4, Year 6 and Year 9 students enrolled in government or independent schools, including current John Wollaston students, are invited to participate in a scholarship examination to be conducted at John Wollaston Anglican Community School commencing at 8.20am in The Commons, on Saturday 17 June 2017.

Two scholarships per year level will be awarded. Successful applicants will be granted a 50% remission on Tuition Fees. The scholarships will be awarded for the student’s education for a three (3) year period commencing from entry into Year 5, Year 7 or Year 10 in 2018, at John Wollaston Anglican Community School. This is a wonderful opportunity for students and their families to experience the modern facilities, engaging learning programmes and supportive staff that the School has to offer.

Registration for the Academic Scholarships Year 5, Year 7 and Year 10 2018, is now open. Please register via the link attached below.

Click here to apply for scholarships.

For further information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Karen Ayres on (08) 9495 8121.


With good wishes for the term ahead
Anne Ford

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