Friday, 05 May 2017

Issue 6 Director of Administration

  • School Photograph Day – Monday 8 May 2017                                                                      BACK
  • NAPLAN: Tuesday 9 May – Thursday 11 May
  • ESTs for Year 12 General and Foundation courses: Monday 22 – Wednesday 24 May
  • Year 11 and 12 Examinations: Friday 26 May – Friday 2 June
  • Academic Scholarships for 2018

School Photograph Day – Monday 8 May
By its very nature, this is a disruptive day to the regular teaching and learning programme. However, it is important that all students observe the schedule for the day and to make sure they are in the BDISC five minutes before their scheduled photograph. This will help to ensure that that day runs smoothly for photographs. Students must wear their full winter uniform for all photographs. An electronic version of the schedule is available for you to access in the documents section of SEQTA Engage.

Photograph order envelopes have been distributed to students from Kindergarten to Year 12. 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. Spare photograph order envelopes are available at ELC Administration, Primary Administration and Student Services Reception.

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 their photograph days in the coming weeks.

NAPLAN: Tuesday 9 May – Thursday 11 May
NAPLAN commences on Tuesday Week 3. Students in Years 7 and 9 have received their NAPLAN schedule and an electronic version is available for you to access in the documents section of SEQTA Engage.

NAPLAN Information for Parents

ESTs for Year 12 General and Foundation courses: Monday 22 – Wednesday 24 May
Students enrolled in Year 12 in WA General and Foundation courses will be sitting Externally Set Tasks (ESTs); commencing Monday 21 May. These are compulsory 50 minute assessments that all Year 12sin WA who are enrolled in these courses are required to sit and constitute 15% of the course assessment. The tasks are set by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA). However, teachers at the School will mark the assessments using a marking key provided by SCSA and sample scripts will be forwarded to them for moderation purposes. Examination conditions apply for students sitting ESTs. ESTs are sat before the examination period commences in order to meet SCSA requirements and deadlines. The regular timetable continues to apply except for when a scheduled EST is to be sat.

Year 11 and 12 Examinations: Friday 26 May – Friday 2 June
Year 11 and 12 Examinations commence Friday 26 May and conclude Friday 2 June. Students have received their examination timetable and a copy of the conditions (rules) that must be observed for examinations. All Year 11 and 12 students only attend school on the days that they are to sit a scheduled examination. Most examinations are scheduled for the morning, commencing at 8:40am. After sitting their examination (students must stay for the full duration of the examination), students should return home. Should a student wish to attend school at times when they do not have a scheduled examination, they must sign in at Student Services Reception on arrival (or after their examination if they intend remaining at school) and sign out when they depart the School. Provision will be made for students to study/work in the Library Resource Centre. All classes for Year 11 and 12 ATAR, General, Foundation, Preliminary and Certificate courses are suspended for the examination period.

During the examination period, VET students continue with their regular programme on Thursday and Friday but do not attend school Monday to Wednesday.

When not attending school for a scheduled examination, the expectation for all students is to be studying at home, completing course tasks, attending work placements or attending TAFE (VET students). The time should not be viewed as additional free/holiday time. All classes recommence on Tuesday 6 June. Monday 5 June is a public holiday.

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.

Kind regards
Nick Tanner
Director of Administration

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