Friday, 02 June 2017 00:00

Issue 8 Principal

  • The Good in a Dark Fortnight                                          BACK

  • Academic Scholarships for 2018

The Good in a Dark Fortnight
Words are not enough to convey the deep shock and sadness with which we learned of the horrific attack, which took place at England's Manchester Arena nearly two weeks ago. The unspeakable loss of life, terrible injuries and untold trauma to families, especially to children, summoned prayers from around the world. Then two days later, another cowardly terrorist attack took place in Jakarta.

We hold in prayer all the victims of the terrorist attacks in Manchester and Jakarta together with their families and loved ones. Our faith teaches how evil is ultimately overcome by good. The example of the people of Manchester in caring for each other and even opening doors to help strangers amid those fearful events, illustrates how kindness of heart overcomes circumstances that conspire to divide us in favour of strengthening the bonds between us. In the face of such homicidal hatred, we pray that the response of every community will similarly be seen in active charity and solidarity.

Evil, as dense and dark as it is, never has the last word. May the Easter words of the Risen Christ, "Peace be with you" (John 20:19), settle deep into the hearts of people everywhere.

So it is in this sobering context, that I say how proud I am of the care and kindness, which lies at the heart of the John Wollaston community. It is key to what makes us a truly respectful and inclusive place to work and learn. The overwhelming generosity and goodwill of our school was demonstrated last week through our two Biggest Morning Tea fundraisers for the Cancer Foundation. On Thursday 25 May, Primary families filled the central courtyard near the Library at recess, sharing morning tea with their Primary children, younger and older siblings. It was the happiest occasion on the sunniest day of the week with energy and laughter in abundance. Congratulations to Scott House Coordinator, Darcy Vidler who organised the event. On Friday our Hospitality students prepared a delicious Biggest Morning Tea for the staff in the Technology Centre. The gold coin donations for both events raised in excess of $1000 for a cause that touches many of our lives.

Academic Scholarships for 2018
A reminder to current and future John Wollaston families, that registrations for the Academic Scholarship Examination will close on Friday 16 June. The School is offering two Academic Scholarships for entry into Year 5, Year 7 and Year 10 in 2018 with successful recipients being awarded a 50% remission on Tuition fees for three years. Registrations received after Saturday 10 June will incur a late fee.

The Academic Scholarship examination will take place at 8:20am on Saturday 17 June, 2017 in The Commons, at John Wollaston Anglican Community School, Centre Road, Camillo, WA 6111. Registration for the Academic Scholarships can be completed via the attached link.

Click here to apply for scholarships.

For further information please visit the John Wollaston Anglican Community School website or contact Karen Ayres, Academic Assistant to the Principal on email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phoning (08) 9495 8121.


The WA Day long weekend will be a welcome break for students and staff. Enjoy a safe and relaxing break with your families.

With good wishes
Anne Ford

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