Friday, 01 December 2017 00:00

Issue 19 Parents and Friends

  • Sundowner
  • Praise and Thanksgiving
  • Welcome Back BBQ
  • 2018 P&F Committee Vacancy
  • Festive season



On Wednesday 22 November we held our second annual sundowner, catered by the amazing staff and Year 10 Hospitality students at JWACS. The food was delicious and the mock-tails divine! If you missed out, be sure to get your free ticket next year!

On the night the School Raffle drawn; congratulations to the winners. The P&F also presented the School with a cheque for $15,000 for the refurbishment of the Secondary School section of the Library Resource Centre.

The P&F were excited to present such a sizeable donation and to be part of the ongoing changes you will see in the Library Resource Centre next year! Ms Hanson has some fantastic ideas for opening up the Library and making it an exciting hub of learning for all ages.

Praise and Thanksgiving
This time of year is such a busy one at the School with special assemblies, ceremonies, camps, and events to mark the finishing of the year or indeed for some their journey at JWACS. It has been my pleasure to attend most of these as a parent, as the P&F representative, and as part of the volunteer catering helpers, with still two more events to go next week.

It has been wonderful to have the opportunity to connect with more families and staff and see how beautifully all the children behaved and conducted themselves. We are very lucky to be part of such a wonderful community. To the families ending your time at JWACS, best wishes for your journey ahead; be it at another school, work or university. Endings can be hard but without them we would miss out on wonderful new beginnings.

Welcome Back BBQ
Plans are already starting to take shape for next year’s Welcome Back BBQ which happens in the first few weeks back next year. The 2017 event saw just under a 1000 people attend a fantastic evening of food and music. Next year we will continue with the popular student concert at the welcome back event so if your child or yourself are interested in taking part please contact me on
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This is a fantastic opportunity for the school community to showcase their wide raging talents in a relaxed, fun atmosphere so why not have a go?

2018 P&F Committee Vacancy
Thank you to the amazing Committee for all its hard work over 2017. Unfortunately one of our team will be leaving us next year so there will be at least one vacancy in 2018. If you are interested in being a part of the Committee please come along to our AGM next year and put your hand up.

We meet twice a term and have various opportunities across the year to make a difference at the School. The load is shared by many and everyone has an important role to play regardless of the size. This is my second year on the Committee and I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of such a great team. We hope to see you next year at the Welcome Back Barbecue and the AGM.

Festive season
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped out this year, serving tea, attending a meeting, turning a sausage, emailing an idea or just smiling when I whizz past on some errand. You are too many to list but you made a massive difference this year and I personally thank you for making my year as president such a joy.

Best wishes to you all for a safe and happy Christmas with your families and I look forward to seeing you next year!


Merry Christmas
Sonja Reynolds

President John Wollaston Parents and Friends Association Inc

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P&F Committee for 2017

President: Sonja Reynolds
Vice President: Mark Del Borrello 
Treasurer: Tricia Duggin
Secretary: Fiona Caruso

General Committee:
Chris Asphar, Rebecca Baskerville, Derek Heatherly, Sharon Leitch, Rajesh Paul, Susanne Price and Natalie Smart. 

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