Friday, 11 August 2017 09:26

Issue 12 Principal

  • Anglican Schools Commission Board visits the School                                             BACK
  • A Wonderful Founders' Day
  • 2017 Anglicare WA School Sleep Out
  • Street Connect
  • School Council Bursaries 2018

Anglican Schools Commission Board visits the School
I was delighted to welcome the ASC Board for a tour of the School and morning tea on Tuesday of this week. Led by the Board Chair Mrs Barbara Godwin OAM and the CEO The Reverend Peter Laurence OAM, members toured the Technology Centre, the Learning Enrichment Centre, The Commons, the Year 7 Centre and the Early Learning Centre. Our visitors were most complimentary of our grounds, facilities, the students and the ambience of the campus. Head Prefect Jayden Asmus and Chapel Prefect Chloe Patulney welcomed the group and accompanied them for the morning. As we have come to expect, the Prefects did themselves and the School proud, speaking with confidence and poise.

A Wonderful Founders' Day

The School's 28th birthday was celebrated in great spirit last Friday. The morning Founders' Day Service led by Frederick Irwin Anglican School Chaplain, The Reverend Noel Oakey paid tribute to our founders and acknowledged the special gifts each of us brings to the John Wollaston community. Our Primary choirs sang beautifully with four soloists leading the congregation in our traditional concluding song I Am Australian.

After lunch the annual Staff versus Students netball match for the Principal's Cup was played in the gym. In a closely fought contest, the staff prevailed keeping their winning record intact. Despite the threat of rain, the Wollaston marketplace was held in the grounds with a variety of games, a bouncy castle and slide, portrait painting, disco and novelty stalls entertaining the students for the afternoon. As we have come to expect, there was a great sense of fun and goodwill with students of all ages interacting in a positive and caring way.

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Each Founders' Day we donate the proceeds of the collection at the Service and the takings of the stalls to charity. This year we donated $2,500 to Anglicare's Street Connect, an initiative which supports homeless youth in Perth. Thank you to all involved in contributing to the day's success. It is always one of the most enjoyable days in the school year.

2017 Anglicare WA School Sleep Out
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Four brave John Wollaston students slept out on Friday 4 August at NIB Stadium for the 2017 Anglicare WA School Sleep Out.

Street Connect
Street Connect is a youth friendly outreach service which assists homeless and “at risk” young people aged 15-25 in the Perth inner city area in making positive life changes. Two qualified youth workers utilise a mobile youth resource centre (the bus) to engage street present young people, aiming to develop solid relationships and offer support and information to “at risk” young people.

The bus is a safe space for all youth and is stocked with various pamphlets, a mobile phone to call services with, sandwiches and water as well as blankets, sleeping bags, hygiene packs, pregnancy tests, condoms and a first aid kit. Street Connect does not receive any government funding and relies entirely on donations and fundraising to survive.

All students who registered for the event collected sponsors before the night and in total raised over $11,000 for Street Connect, Anglicare WA’s mobile youth homelessness outreach service.

Four brave John Wollaston students and two staff members slept out on Friday 4 August at NIB Stadium for the 2017 Anglicare WA School Sleep Out. The students raised over $1,000 through their individual sponsorships and this will be combined with the School's contribution from Founders' Day of approximately $2,500.


School Council Bursaries 2018
School Council is offering up to five bursaries to John Wollaston students entering the Secondary School in 2018. The purpose of a School Council Bursary is twofold. Firstly, to offer financial assistance to an existing school family who supports the values of the School and secondly, to provide educational opportunities for an appropriately qualified student who would not otherwise be able to remain at the School for financial reasons. 

Please click on the link below for more information about School Council Bursaries being offered in 2018.

2018 School Council Bursaries – Application Details

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


With good wishes
Anne Ford

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