Friday, 25 August 2017 14:47

Issue 13 Principal

  • Book Week                                                      BACK
  • Farewell to Yifei Wang
  • Upcoming SEEDS Project Forum
  • School Council Bursaries – closing soon

Book Week
Congratulations and thank you to our Head of Library Services Sharon Hanson, Library Teacher Haylee Godfrey and the Library team for organising a terrific Book Week which culminated this morning with the Primary Book Week Assembly and Staff Pantomime, When a Spell Goes Wrong, written by Year 6 students. The theme of Book Week this year was Escape to Everywhere which certainly captured the imagination of the students. There were many enjoyable activities including the Secondary School House Group Quiz, Year 8 and 9 teams participating in the Book in a Day competition for Princess Margaret Hospital and The Kids’ Cancer Project, a Library craft session, Year 1s reading to the Little Wollies and Story Night In held last night in the Library. The evening was entitled Kids@BATnight, with a Harry Potter theme which saw the many children who participated dressed in costume. Needless to say, a great time was had by all.

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Farewell to Yifei Wang
We bid farewell to Chinese international student Yifei Wang this week. Yifei who joined us in Year 10 for the first five weeks of this term had a wonderful experience at John Wollaston. Fortunate to experience events such as Founders' Day, the Wollaston Dash and the Secondary Inter-House Athletics Carnival during his brief stay, he gained a real insight into the busy life of our school and the warmth and friendliness for which we are renowned. When I wished Yifei well on his last day, he expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to join our school community and wished he could have stayed longer. He wrote a short note as follows:

I came to this school for my summer vacation time. The teachers here are very nice. They are friendly and helpful. Fortunately, I engaged in Founders’ Day and the Secondary Athletics Carnival. I played many games and took part in the 100m race. At this school, I have met many fantastic people and become friends with them. We chat, laugh, play UNO and watch funny videos. They make me feel that here is my family. They helped me to immerse in the new studying environment really quickly. I took photos with everyone when I was preparing to leave and the precious memories with them will be unforgettable. If I have chance, I’ll be very happy and excited to come to this fascinating place again. Thanks to all the people in the School who took care of me.
Yifei (Felix) Wang

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Upcoming SEEDS Project Forum
Following the success of the inaugural SEEDS Project Forum earlier this term, I am pleased to invite you to our next event which will feature experienced Clinical Psychologist Sally Green addressing the topical issue of anxiety and depression in childhood and adolescence.

Event: Guest Speaker- Clinical Psychologist Sally Green
           Dealing with Anxiety and Depression in Childhood and Adolescence
Date: Tuesday 5 September
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Victoria Morgan Arts Centre
Cost: $10:00

This is an excellent opportunity to gain some up to date information and ask questions on two mental health issues that impact so many families. I do hope you can attend.

Please confirm your attendance by accessing the following link:


2018 School Council Bursaries – closing soon
The purpose of a School Council Bursary is twofold. Firstly, to offer financial assistance to an existing school family who supports the values of John Wollaston Anglican Community 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 or family reasons.

Eligible students are invited to apply for 2018 School Council Bursaries. Please click on the link below for more information about School Council Bursaries being offered in 2018.

Applications should be marked Attention: To the Principal, Ms Anne Ford and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 4:00pm Friday 1 September 2017.

For further information please contact Karen Ayres, Academic Assistant to the Principal 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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