Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

Issue 16 Deputy Principal Pastoral Care

  • Farewell Year 12s
  • Year 10 Encounter
  • Japanese exchange group from Kaho High School
  • Year 7 Fundraising -Salvation Army 
  • The Kinetic - youth engagement program
  • Disco tonight - Year 7
  • Public Health Message: Meningococcal

Farewell Year 12s
It certainly has been a busy and emotional week as we have farewelled our Year 12s for the final time. I have been very impressed with the mature and dignified way in which our Year 12 students have finished their time with us at John Wollaston. They certainly have celebrated in style and their conduct has only enhanced the strong and positive legacy this group of students have left with us. I would also like to thank the parents and guardians of our graduating students. As a school, we can only provide a quality education when there is a strong partnership between home and school. We have certainly appreciated the support and cooperation our parents have given us throughout their years.

Year 10 Encounter
The Year 10 students are looking forward to a great trip next week. We will be heading down to the Margaret River region to trek a part of the Cape to Cape track and to participate in a range of exciting activities such as surfing, canoeing and caving. This Encounter is aligned very closely with our Positive Education curriculum and will give students further opportunity to develop key character skills such as resilience, responsibility, safe risk-taking and  cooperation. 

Japanese exchange group from Kaho High School


On Tuesday 17 October we welcomed an exchange group from Kaho High School for the morning as part of their whirlwind, three-day trip to Australia. Despite arriving from Japan at 5:00am, the 22 students, were excited to meet our Year 8 and Year 9 students. For John Wollaston students it was an opportunity to practise their Japanese speaking skills. Thanks to the Year 9 students who volunteered to meet this group and introduce them to ANZAC biscuits and lamingtons. The students participated in Year 8 Japanese classes, played Pictionary and enjoyed a picnic lunch. The visit was facilitated by Gold Intercultural Learning and was accompanied by former John Wollaston Head Prefect Sarah Moulton, who is studying Japanese at Curtin University.

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Year 7 Fundraising -Salvation Army

Year 7 students Tayla Downing, Mikalya Coulthard and Jorja Smart have designed and made Comfort Bracelets to raise funds for the Salvation Army. These special bracelets are available for purchase from the Year 7 Centre at recess time, commencing Tuesday17 October. The Comfort Bracelets are $2 each and Ms Ford has given permission for these to be worn at School for two weeks. All funds raised will be donated to the Salvation Army.Get in quick as there is a limited supply!

The Kinetic - youth engagement program

The City of Armadale has received a grant to run a brand new, exciting youth engagement program that aims to empower young people to have a voice and make a difference on the issues affecting their lives, schools and communities.

The Kinetic will be a small group of young people, aged 12 – 18 years old living, working or studying in the City of Armadale. 

Over the next 11 months, the group will participate in a series of workshops and projects giving them the platform to become active citizens in their community, learn new skills, meet new friends, experience a leadership opportunity and advocate for and influence change on the issues affecting their lives in our community.
A link with further information including application forms and frequently asked questions, is available on the youth page of the City of Armadale website:

Disco tonight - Year 7

P&F Disco (K-7)
Friday 20 October


Public Health Message: Meningococcal

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Click on the image above for the Meningococcal pdf.


All the best
Nick Jones
Deputy Principal Pastoral Care


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