John Wollaston / Anglican Community School - Items filtered by date: March 2017
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 14:17

Issue 4 Deputy Principal Pastoral Care

Secondary Prefects help out at Harmony Day

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Results from the ACC G Division Swimming Carnival 
All the results from the ACC G Division Swimming Carnival are now available on the ACC web site (www.accsport.asn.au). Carnivals – Swimming – Results. 


ACC G Division Swimming Combined Aggregate
Peter Carnley 703
John Wollaston 664
St Joseph’s Northam 656
Carmel 613
South Coast Baptist 596
Mercy 570
Quinns 527
Cornerstone 380

Boys Aggregate
Peter Carnley 376
Carmel 345
John Wollaston 319
South Coast Baptist 314
St Joseph’s Northam 299
Quinns 229 Cornerstone 171

Girls Aggregate
St Joseph’s Northam 357
John Wollaston 345
Peter Carnley 327
Quinns 298
South Coast 282
Mercy 275
Carmel 268
Cornerstone 209

Age Champions Girls Open Hannah Watts (John Wollaston)

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Keep Healthy
As we head into the final two weeks of Term 1 it is very common for students and staff alike to begin to feel that energy levels are beginning to drop. It has been a very busy start to the year with many different academic and co-curricular events. There are some small things we can all do to ensure we stay mentally fit and alert as we head towards a very well-deserved two week break.

  • Sleep – none of us can function correctly if we are not getting enough sleep. Students should be getting a minimum of nine hours sleep per night. Students should avoid using electronic devices before their bed time as this can interrupt the process of falling to sleep.
  • Nutrition – A well- balanced diet is a crucial component of health and well-being. A balanced diet includes a high proportion of fruit and vegetables. Students should limit their intake of sugar and fat.
  • Hydration- It is recommended that we all drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water per day. De-hydration is often the cause of headaches and fatigue.
  • Exercise- when life becomes busy with homework and study, it is easy to neglect this aspect of health and well-being. It is very important that we all try to do a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise each day. This can be as simple as walking the dog or going for a ride on the bike.

While this advice may seem simple, we know that focussing on the basics can be of significant benefit when life becomes busy and stressful. I do encourage you to contact me directly should you wish to discuss any pastoral matters.

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Best wishes
Nick Jones
Deputy Principal Pastoral Care

Published in Newsletter Articles
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 12:35

Issue 5 VET/Careers

TISC information for all ATAR students in Year 12

Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) is the body responsible for guiding and administrating all university applications. Please see the link below to the PDF just released from TISC. It will help guide Year 12 students through the process of application to all universities (apart from Notre Dame – direct application is required) at the end of the year. Please read the document. Follow any hyperlinks which are of interest. 

http://www.tisc.edu.au/static-fixed/school-circular/circular-2017-1.pdf         TISCOnline - www.tisc.edu.au

 

Murdoch University events

Please CLICK HERE for the Murdoch Mail: Volume 3 2017.

Featured in this volume is:

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University of WA events 
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Upcoming Student Events
There are a few upcoming events at UWA that are now open for registration:

YR10 and 11 Course Information Evening
Monday 8 May
5.30pm – 7.00pm
The YR10 and 11 Course Information Evening will have an informative presentation for parents and students, specifically on UWA courses and admission requirements, advice on subject selection, fee information and the UWA student experience. All UWA faculties will be present so that families will also have the opportunity to speak directly to specific course advisers. Light refreshments are provided.

YR10 and 11 Individual Advisory Sessions
19 & 20 April (April School holidays)
10.00am - 8.00pm
Students and parents can book a 30 minute session with a Future Student Adviser to discuss UWA courses and admission requirements, and any other questions that they may have about studying at UWA. These sessions are designed to assist with YR10 and 11 subject selection.

YR12 Course Information Evening
Monday 8 May
7.00pm – 8.30pm
The YR12 Course Information Evening will have an informative presentation for parents and students, specifically on UWA courses and admission requirements, Direct Pathways into postgraduate degrees, our new Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree, fee information and the UWA student experience. All UWA faculties will be present so that families will also have the opportunity to speak directly to specific course advisers. Light refreshments are provided.

UWA Campus Tour
Friday 14 July (School holidays)
9.00am – 11.00am
This event will include a tour of the campus with a current UWA student, followed with morning tea where the Future Students Team will be on hand to answer any questions about studying at UWA.

Bookings are essential, students can register here: www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/events

 

Regards
Glenn Bird
VET/Careers Coordinator

Published in Newsletter Articles
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 12:35

Issue 5 Community Relations

  • Artbeat Youth Fest - Armadale                                                              BACK   
  • Positive Partnership Workshop - Byford
  • Fitness for Teens by the City of Armadale
  • Outward Bound School Holiday Programmes
  • Community Events Armadale
  • Games Coding Camps - Murdoch University
  • Join Anglicare WA in the 2017 HBF Run for a Reason

Artbeat Youth Fest - Armadale
This Saturday 8 April 11.00am to 3.00pm. Web:Artbeat Youth Fest

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Positive Partnership Workshop - Byford
Workshop details
Venue: Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Recreation Centre, Mead Street Byford WA 6122
When: Wednesday 3 May 2017  9.15 am – 3.00 pm (Registration from 8.30 am)
Catering: Morning tea and lunch is provided. Please advise any dietary requirements upon registration.
Positive Partnership Workshp Flyer - Byford 

Fitness for Teens by the City of Armadale
Fitness for Teens is designed to help teens develop a passion for fitness, encourage activity and exercise in a safe environment, build healthy bodies and strong minds. The structured group training sessions include elements of exercise that all teens enjoy including; exercise to music, boxing, strength training, cardio and body weight exercises. After the initial consultation, the instructor will demonstrate how to safely use the equipment in the gym and set each teen up with their own personal training program. Teens can training independently in the gym or with their friends.

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Outward Bound School Holiday Programmes
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Parents and Guardians, let us take the stress out of planning for the next school holidays! Send your child on a school holiday course that will have a positive impact on your child's life for years to come. Our Programs are more than just a school holiday course for your child. By providing a fun and challenging environment, your child is encouraged to explore their potential through adventure. Our courses foster a strong sense of adventure, self-confidence and self-awareness. Unplug them from modern technology and screens, and into outdoor activities like High Ropes, Raft Building, Orienteering, and Hiking.

Courses run during most school holidays in Northern NSW/QLD, Canberra & Western Australia. For full dates and fees - click here or visit www.outwardbound.org.au 

Please Click Here to download a copy of the flyer below.
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Community Events Armadale
https://www.armadale.wa.gov.au/

 

Games Coding Camps
Games Coding Camps – interactive school holidays technologies camps for students aged 7-17 years, held on 18, 19 and 20 April. 

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Join Anglicare WA in the 2017 HBF Run for a Reason

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Money raised from this event will continue to fund Anglicare WA's vital programs and services, supporting more than 33,000 Western Australian's each year. Some of our programs receive no government funding and depend entirely on philanthropic support.
How to register:

Head to the HBF Run for a Reason website to sign up for your preferred distance: 4km, 12km or the half marathon.

Select Anglicare WA to support as your chosen charity during the registration process.

Set up your fundraising page automatically when registering for the run and share the link to your page with friends and family to gather some donations – Email and social media are great ways to get the word out!
For more information, call us on 08 9263 2077 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Best wishes
Community Relations

Published in Newsletter Articles
Friday, 24 March 2017 08:00

Issue 4 Principal

  • A great fortnight                                                                                BACK
  • The Chalk Café - a new Hospitality initiative
  • Easter Service

A great fortnight
The past fortnight has seen terrific performances by our swimmers competing in the Inter School Swimming Carnivals. The Primary team was one of the strongest to represent John Wollaston in recent years with many swimmers achieving fine results in a tightly fought competition at Wesley College. The Secondary team achieved second place to Peter Carnley Anglican Community School. There were many highlights including the U15 Girls Freestyle Relay team who finished in 1st place. Hannah Watts (Year 12) won the Girls Open Age Championship. Other standout performances were achieved by Year 8 students Joshua Beaman and Eliza Mitchell. Thank you to Primary Physical Education Specialist Mel Fowler, Secondary Sports Coordinator Jessica Dunn and staff who invested considerable time throughout the season to ensure that our swimmers competed to the best of their ability in the right spirit. 

For more details results CLICK HERE.

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Arts Week is always a highlight in Term 2 for the Secondary School and this year's celebrations were well supported by the students. The Visual Art installation, Mr Squiggle competition and the Talent Quest garnered considerable interest, with the finalists in the Talent Quest performing to an appreciative Friday lunchtime audience. Congratulations to Tiana Pierce who won this year's competition. Thank you to the Arts staff led by Head of Department Peta Ranieri who worked hard to ensure the week was a success.

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Harmony Day is a feature of the Primary School calendar and this Wednesday saw a day full of activities to celebrate cultural diversity in our school. At the Harmony Day Assembly it was wonderful to see so many children in national dress with Scottish kilts next to Indian saris and Australian akubras. The Lightning Lunch was a feast of international cuisines with children enjoying the opportunity to taste food they had never experienced before. Thank you to parents who assisted with national dress, prepared delicious food for the children's lunch and participated in the international cookery class. Thank you also to the Primary Leadership, in particular Fiona Currey, and staff who work with the children each year to ensure the day is a meaningful experience of cultural learning and understanding.
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The School Café engaged in the spirit of Harmony Day by featuring an internationally themed menu this week. My favourite was the English roast with Yorkshire pudding on Wednesday lunchtime. Thank you to Café Supervisor Karen James and her staff for this initiative.

Our celebration of diversity at John Wollaston says much about who we are and what we do as a school community. For it is through embracing diversity that we gain strength to deal with complexity and difference. We know that to be accepting, understanding and respectful are most important aspects of character. To embrace and encourage diversity in all its iterations can challenge our current perspectives but I believe this is important as it anticipates an openness to that which is new, coupled with a more inclusive, non-judgemental culture.

The Year 7s returned happily exhausted yesterday from their four day residential Encounter experience at Fairbridge on the outskirts of Pinjarra. The Encounter focuses on a range of adventure based team building activities such as mountain biking, the flying fox and wall climbing. The emphasis is always on participation and enjoyment which sees newcomers to John Wollaston settle more comfortably. Periods of inclement weather didn’t dampen the spirits of the group or affect the full programme of activities. Thank you to Encounter teacher- in- charge David Crawford, his Year 7 colleagues Jaquie Fisher, Tracey Rogers and Imogen Cain and volunteer parents who generously gave of their time to attend attend the camp.

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For more pictures form the Year 7 Camp see Community Relations.

Chalk Café - a new Hospitality initiative
I am pleased to announce the launch of the Chalk Café, an initiative of our Coordinator of Hospitality Susan Leach and her students. For several weeks this term, Chalk Café has been operating a delicious breakfast menu for staff on a Tuesday morning before school with dine-in and take away options. This has proved to be very successful and well patronised. The Hospitality students are responsible for all aspects of the Café's operations including the menu, food preparation, table service, kitchen hand duties and money handling which are excellent skills for a career in the food industry.

Having made such a positive start, Chalk Café is now open to parents on Tuesday mornings from 8.30am to 9.30am. Last orders are taken at 9.15am. Bookings for dine-in or take away can be made by telephoning receptionist Helen Claridge on 94958100. Chalk Café is located in the Technology Centre foyer in front of the sliding doors which give the venue an alfresco option in mild weather. I hope you can soon find time for a coffee at Chalk Café.

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For more pictures form the Chalk Café see VET/Careers.

Easter Service
Parents are invited to join students and staff for our Easter Service to be held on Friday 7 April in the Berry Durston Indoor Sports Centre. The service commences at 9.00am. This year we are delighted to welcome the Right Reverend Jeremy James tssf Assisant Bishop of Perth who will lead us in worship.

With good wishes
Anne Ford

 

Published in Newsletter Articles
  • Arts Week 2017                                                           BACK
  • Secondary School Interim Reports and SEQTA Update
  • Invitation to School Events
  • ACC Inter-School Swimming Carnival
  • Year 7 and 8 Encounters
  • NAPLAN 2017 Update
  • Well-being – Square Breathing


Arts Week 2017
Last week was Arts Week at John Wollaston and there was an amazingly diverse range of student talent and skill on show. I was particularly impressed by the drawings of our Year 9 Art students in the style of Perth street artist Stormie Mills. We also had some innovative string art designs beautifying the fencing around the Upper Primary Build and the area around the Art Studios. Thank you to all contributing visual artists!

The annual Mr Squiggle competition certainly brought out the ‘right brained’ creativity in our students. Congratulations to Karrina Cain and Carmina Farano for their amazing squiggle entries! The winning art and some highly commended runners up are currently on display in the LRC windows. Click to see some entries at Community Relations

The week was rounded off with the Secondary Talent Show on Friday 17 March. This is always an exciting and well-supported event and I personally loved watching all the wonderful performances from comedy to solo and group instrumentalists. Congratulations to all performers, with special congratulations to Tiana Pearce (1st), Madeleine Cant and Melissa White (2nd) and Martha Dodge (3rd).

A huge thank you goes to Head of the Arts, Peta Ranieri and all our wonderful Arts Department staff for their work across the School.

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Secondary School Interim Reports and SEQTA update
Parents of secondary students are reminded that you will require access to SEQTA Engage to view your child’s Interim Report. Year 10, 11 and 12 Interim Reports were made available to parents on Friday 17 March; Year 7, 8 and 9 Interim Reports will be available to parents by Monday 27 March. Parent/Teacher Interview Evening information including the appointment card is currently available on SEQTA Engage.

Parents of primary students have started receiving provisioning emails to join SEQTA Engage. Please remember to activate your ‘welcome’ link within one week.

If you have recently changed your email address or experience any difficulties with SEQTA Engage please contact Karen Ayres at the School on 9495 8121.

Invitation to School Events
Parents are invited to attend a number of Secondary School events to be held in the lead up to the end of term. The Parent/Teacher Interview Evenings are a terrific chance to touch base with your child's subject/course teachers. Students are expected to attend the interviews in full Summer Uniform, to be held on:

  • Thursday 30 March - Year 10, 11 and 12 Parent Teacher Interview Evening, 5:00pm – 7:00pm in The Commons 
  • Monday 3 April – Year 7, 8 and 9 Parent Teacher Interview Evening, 5:00pm – 7:00pm in the Year 7 Centre and The Commons

Also in the last week of the Term 1 there will be two important events.

  • The Secondary Colours Assembly will be held on Wednesday 5 April at 8.45am in the BDISC. 
    At this assembly we will acknowledge student successes and representation at the Inter-House and Inter-School Swimming Carnivals, as well as announce the Year 7 House Councillors.
  • On Friday 7 April at 9:00am in the BDISC, the Whole School Easter Worship Service will take place.
    This is traditionally a very special John Wollaston occasion. We look forward to welcoming you to the School at these important events.

ACC Inter-School Swimming Carnival
Congratulations to all participants in the ACC Inter-School Swimming Carnival that was held on Tuesday 14 March at HBF Stadium. Our John Wollaston team earned a well-deserved second place, with some notable individual and relay team performances. Congratulations and thanks also go to Miss Dunn for her wonderful oversight of this event.

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Year 7 and 8 Encounters
A very successful Year 7 Encounter camp came to an end yesterday, with exhausted but happy adventurers returning safely to school. Year 7 students had a great time participating in a range of activities that challenged and entertained in a safe and supportive environment. Thank you to Co-Curricular Coordinator, David Crawford, Year 7 teaching and support staff, and our enthusiastic parent volunteers for all your hard work and assistance with this event.

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For more pictures form the Year 7 Camp see Community Relations.

Our Year 8s are looking forward to their Encounter experience, commencing next week from Monday 27 to Wednesday 29 March at the Swan Valley Adventure Centre. They are sure to have a fantastic time with all the activities Mr Jones has planned for this new addition to our school’s unique Encounter programme.

NAPLAN 2017 Update
NAPLAN assessments for Year 3,5, 7 and 9 students will take place on the following dates this year:

Tuesday 9 May – Language Conventions; Writing
Wednesday 10 May – Reading
Thursday 11 May – Numeracy

More information about these assessments can be found in the link below.
Click here for the  NAPLAN INFORMATION BROCHURE

Well-being – Square Breathing
Part of well-being is having a healthy body and a healthy mind. Regularly practicing self-calming deep breathing can develop a healthy body and mind by reducing anxiety and tension. Square Breathing is an effective deep breathing relaxation strategy. Sitting with your hands on your lap, feet on the floor and on a slow count of five;

  1. Inhale and exhale through your nose only
  2. Purse your lips as if to whistle, inhale through your mouth and exhale with lips relaxed, through your mouth
  3. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth
  4. Purse your lips as if to whistle, inhale through your mouth and exhale through your nose

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Best wishes 
Karen Ayres
Acting Director of Administration

Published in Newsletter Articles
Friday, 24 March 2017 08:00

Issue 4 Head of Primary

 Harmony Day

"The process of inquiry begins with gathering information and data through applying the human senses: seeing, hearing, touching, tasting and smelling."
Joe Exline 2004

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For more Harmony Day pics see Deputy Principal Pastoral Care.

What a sensory experience Harmony Day was this year! Enhanced by the howling wind, the Primary School was a swirl of colour and a waft of curry, herbs, sugar and spice as the children arrived on Tuesday wearing silks, beads, lace, checks, stripes and stars and carrying trays of cultural delicacies to tempt even the most resilient taste buds! The sensory experience continued when the children gathered together and listened to stories about cultural diversity and belonging. There was an overwhelming spirit of unity as the Year 2-6 children sang Everyone Belongs in the Chapel.

Preparation and sharing of food became an important aspect of this year’s Harmony Day, especially as it helped to warm everyone from the unseasonal cold weather. The Kindergarten and Pre-Primary Classes demonstrated their open-mindedness and sense of community by bringing in and sharing food from their culture or heritage with one another.

Resilience and risk-taking abounded as the Year 1 – 6 students braved the extreme weather conditions and tasted foods from the vast variety of cultures during Lightning Lunch. A heartfelt thank you goes out to Mrs Godfrey and Mrs Emmans for their organisation of this and to the Year 4-6 Class Representatives who led the assembly and assisted in the planning and organisation of Lightning Lunch. The students proudly announced that over $1700 was raised which will contribute towards the purchase of coding and robotics equipment for the Library.

By all accounts the Parents’ cookery classes were a great success! Thank you to  Hospitality Co-ordinator Mrs Susan Leach  for enabling parents to use our wonderful kitchen facilities. A group of about 20 parents came together to learn how to cook Yakitori Chicken, Chinese Fried Wontons, Kerala Style Chicken Curry and ANZAC biscuits, from one another. One of these recipes is included in this newsletter.

Throughout the day, our school community applied all their senses to gather information about each other and further enhance the strong sense of cultural understanding, tolerance and care for one another that we are proud of at John Wollaston.

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Sporting results
Our large Inter School Swimming team competed at Wesley College recently. Click here for their results: Inter school swimming resultsInter school swimming results

Last weekend many of our Primary students competed at the State Athletics Carnival. It ran all weekend and some of our students' results were outstanding.

Olivia Dodds - State 100m and 200m Champion

Olivia Trueman - Long Jump Silver Medal

Serah Waqanivavalagi - Discus Silver Medal

Jacob Hale - High Jump Bronze Medal

Ella Dodds - Fourth in the 100m

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Matilda
The students who were part of the 2016 Performing Arts Group, and the secondary students from Hairspray the Musical, attended Matilda The Musical on Wednesday 22 March. We all thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful production and had a great time! Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by Roald Dahl.

As you may be aware the original songs for the musical were written by a Perth local, Tim Minchin. Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. This all-ages musical has been critically acclaimed in London’s West End and on Broadway in New York. This production has won over 50 international awards. More relevant, however, is this message from Tim Minchin: 'In a time when popular culture is awash with young women in tiny undies swinging on wrecking balls, Matilda reminds us that knowledge, compassion, creativity and strength will endure'. http://au.matildathemusical.com/

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Year 6 Library Inquiry Work
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Upper Primary Build going well
The exciting Upper Primary Build is going very well and concrete was poured during the week for the foundation.The new additions and alterations to the current building will create an amazing new centre which will contain six modern learning areas for Years 5 and 6; a specialist teaching area; a dedicated home of Primary Music; IT Support and Help Desk Office; large central space; staff meeting area and toilets; storerooms and covered outdoor areas.

The new designs, whilst sympathetic to the existing architecture of the School, will be distinguished by living green exterior features, light and spacious interiors, an uninterrupted view of the hills and a colour palette suited to older Primary children. It promises to be an excellent facility for the School. 

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Healthy Recipe
Yakitori Chicken

10 – 12 bamboo or wooden skewers
Spring Onions (about 9)
500g chicken thigh
Vegetable oil
Yakitori Sauce
½ c soy sauce
½ c mirin
¼ c cooking sake
¼ c water
2 tsp brown sugar

  1. Soak skewers in water for 30 minutes.
  2. In a small saucepan, add the mirin, soy sauce, sake, water, brown sugar, and the green part of 1 spring onion, and bring it to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until the liquid is reduced by half. It will take about 30 minutes. The sauce will be thicker and glossy. Let it cool to room temperature before using. Reserve ⅓ of the sauce in a small bowl for final coating.
  3. Cut the white and light green part of spring onion into 3cm pieces.
  4. Cut chicken into 3cm cubes.
  5. On a flat work surface, fold each slice of chicken in half, insert into chicken at 45 degrees angle, and press down on the skewer to pierce thorough the centre.
  6. Alternate each chicken slice with a piece of spring onion lined up perpendicular to the skewer. Each skewer will hold about 4 chicken slices and 3 spring onion pieces.
  7. Grease a wire rack (or oven-safe cooling rack) to avoid the chicken sticking on the grate. Place the skewers on top.
  8. Set the grill to high and wait until the heating elements are hot. Grill for 6 minutes. (**Can also be put on the BBQ or in a pan**)
  9. After 6 minutes, brush the sauce on the meat on both sides and continue to cook for 3-4 minutes to caramelize the sauce.
  10. Transfer the skewers to a serving plate and brush the chicken on top with the reserved sauce (with a clean brush).

*** If the sauce for final coating came in contact with the raw chicken, you have to need to boil the sauce again to avoid contamination.***


Adapted from: Just One Cookbook – Easy Japanese Recipes
http://www.justonecookbook.com/yakitori/

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Regards
Mr Wayne Revitt
Head of Primary

Published in Newsletter Articles
Friday, 24 March 2017 08:00

Issue 4 Business Manager

  • Parent Memo                                                                 BACK                                                                          

  • School Fair - Saturday 6 May

  • Sponsorship Opportunities School Fair

  • Campus Parking

  • ELC Car Parking Update

 

School Fair - Saturday 6 May 
The School Fair is only six weeks away and we need your support to make it a successful and memorable day.

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Please read this Fair Memo.

Save the Date

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Sponsorship Opportunities School Fair

Any queries please email the special Fair email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Campus Parking
Campus Parking guidelines

ELC Car Parking Update

Early Learning Centre Parking Update

Gailene Shore
Business Manager

Published in Newsletter Articles
Friday, 24 March 2017 08:00

Issue 4 VET/Careers

Past Pupil wins TAFE honour
"SM TAFE student award winners announced"
South Metropolitan TAFE was proud to celebrate last year’s highest achieving students at the annual Awards Ceremony held at Crown Perth on 15 March. The ceremony saw more than 50 students win achievement awards, and seven students win major awards. Rheynece Ashe (Class of 2016) won an Achievement Certificate at the Award's Night for South Metropolitan TAFE.

http://www.southmetrotafe.wa.edu.au/latestnews/sm-tafe-student-award-winners-announced

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Rheynece Ashe (Class of 2016) won an Achievement Certificate at the Award's Night for South Metro TAFE. 

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TISC information for all ATAR students in Year 12
Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) is the body responsible for guiding and administrating all university applications. Please see the link below to the PDF just released from TISC. It will help guide Year 12 students through the process of application to all universities (apart from Notre Dame – direct application is required) at the end of the year. Please read the document. Follow any hyperlinks which are of interest. 

http://www.tisc.edu.au/static-fixed/school-circular/circular-2017-1.pdf         TISCOnline - www.tisc.edu.au

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Chalk Cafe opens to parents!

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University of Notre Dame Medicine Information Session
The University of Notre Dame is hosting its Medicine Course Information Session this Sunday 26 March from 10:45am with an 11am presentation start. This presentation is suitable for high school students and their parents who are looking to embark on a career in Medicine. We warmly invite your students on our campus for this unique event.

Are you an aspiring doctor?
We invite you to join us on campus for Notre Dame’s Medicine Information Session. Information about the Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Pre-Medicine Certificate (PMC) will be discussed including the application and selection process, course structure, and important dates and deadlines. You will also hear from current Medicine students on their experience of the course.

Sunday 26 March
10:45am for an 11am presentation
Venue: The University of Notre Dame Australia, Drill Hall (ND25) Corner of Croke & Mouat Street, Fremantle Light refreshments will be served.

For further information contact Prospective Students Office: 08 9433 0533 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Register now: http://www.nd.edu.au/events/2017/med-information-session

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US College Fair at Wesley College

  • Linden U.S.A College Fair
  • Monday 8 May 2017
  • 5.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Wesley College wesley.wa.edu.au

Wesley College is pleased to announce it is hosting the Linden U.S.A College Fair from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on Monday 8 May 2017 in the Goatcher Auditorium, in the Joseph Green Centre, at Wesley College Corner of Angelo and Coode Streets, South Perth. We'd like to extend the invitation to families of all PSA and IGSA schools to attend. A number of U.S. colleges will have representatives in attendance at the fair (See list below). These colleges offer a diverse range of high-quality academic, sporting and cultural programs. For example, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University offers a range of courses in (but not limited to) aviation, aeronautics and aerospace, while Fairleigh Dickinson University has one of the top ranked business schools in the U.S.A. Seats are limited, so we request families RSVP here: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=266226.

  • Central Penn College
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • University of Buffalo
  • The State University of New York
  • University of Colorado
  • Whitworth University
  • University of South Carolina

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April holiday study links
Need some extra study tips over the April holidays? See the links below.

http://www.academictaskforce.com.au/

http://www.academicassociates.com.au/content/timetables.html

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Try a Trade for two days
TRYATRADE POSTER
Year 10 Students can try a trade for two days -  (No cost!) Flyer : TryaTradeDay_Year10s

  • Wednesday 5 April - Thursday 6 April 2017
  • 8:30am - 3:15pm

Come and try:Electrical, Sheet metalwork & welding and Carpentry.

All students will do a full day in each trade area working on practical, hands on projects. Students must participate on both days. There is easy access to the College by train and/or bus. The College Café will be available to buy food and drinks.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/STTCTAT17

 

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Murdoch University Careers and Events    

Think Murdoch

Join us for one of our inspiring and informative Career Evening Sessions and find out how a degree from Murdoch University can lead to a rewarding career.
Register your interest in one of our upcoming events:

RSVP NOW

 

- Wednesday 5 April - Creative Industries Careers Evening
- Wednesday 17 May - Law, Business and Governance Careers Evening
- Wednesday 14 June - Community, Culture and Global Issues Careers Evening

- Wednesday 21 June -  Engineering and Information Technology Careers Evening
- Wednesday 28 June -  Health Careers Evening

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Regards
Glen Bird
VET/Careers Coordinator

Published in Newsletter Articles
Friday, 24 March 2017 08:00

Issue 4 Parents and Friends

  • Farewell our wonderful crosswalk attendant                        BACK
  • Morning Tea in the Chalk Café
  • Next meeting
  • Feedback
  • P & F Meeting Dates 2017                                       
  • School Fair  - Saturday 6 May

Farewell our wonderful crosswalk attendant
The P&F have organised an opportunity for families to thank our wonderful crosswalk lady Gim before she sadly leaves our school and relocates closer to her family!

Next Tuesday 28 March we will be gathering at the School in the Technology Centre, Chalk Café to have a cuppa and say thank you to a stalwart of the School. If you can come please contact The P&F email or Paula Wyeth via the parent facebook page so the Hospitality students have catering numbers. Drinks are only $2.50 and muffins $1.

A special gift has been arranged to present to her on the day.

Morning Tea in the Chalk Café
Looking for a place to have a coffee and a catch up without the hassle? Try the Schools new Café - the Chalk Café run by the students form the Hospitality students every Tuesday 8.30am. This started just this week and it was wonderful to see some fabulous mums already there enjoying the food and the ambience. The foyer of the Technology Centre is transformed into a cosy hideaway and the food and drink by all accounts is delightful. Come down and support our amazing students and staff!!

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Next meeting
Thursday 30 March 7.00pm in the Library Resource Centre. All parents are welcome to come join us, have a chat and have a listen to what amazing plans we have for your children for 2017!

Feedback
If you have any suggestions or feedback for the P&F please don't hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We can only represent you if we know you.

P & F Meeting Dates 2017
The P & F meeting dates for the remainder of 2017 will be:

  • Thursday 30 March
  • Thursday 27 April
  • Thursday 1 June
  • Thursday 20 July
  • Thursday 24 August
  • Thursday 12 October
  • Thursday 9 November

All meetings will be held on Thursdays at 7.00pm in the Library Resource Centre. Come along and have a chat and a voice on your school's future!

School Fair  - Saturday 6 May
Don’t forget to come see us at the School Fair on Saturday 6 May. Buy your sausage sizzle from our very own BBQ King and Vice President Mark Del Borrello and all his awesome helpers! If you can help on the day please don’t hesitate to contact us at our P&F email:
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For any further Fair information CLICK HERE.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Sonja Reynolds
President Parents and Friends Association


P&F Committee for 2017
President: Sonja Reynolds
Vice President: Mark Del Borrello (continuing in his position)
Treasurer: Tricia Duggin (returning member of committee)
Secretary: Fiona Caruso
General Committee:
Sharon Leitch, Susanne Price, Natalie Smart, Rajesh Paul, Rebecca Baskerville, Chris Asphar, and Derek Heatherly.

Published in Newsletter Articles
Friday, 24 March 2017 08:00

Issue 4 Community Relations

Year 7 EncounteR7 camp pics

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NDIS dates
There are some important NDIS seminars coming up in the next few months.

NDIS FLYER

Art Week - pics
During Art Week 2017 students were asked to create a piece of artwork using this simple drawing squiggle as a starting point. Many amazing pictures were created. Two winners were announced as a decision could not be made between the two.

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Community Events Armadale

Armadale Community Events

March Anglican Messenger
http://www.perth.anglican.org/what-we-do/anglican-messenger/ 

 

Best wishes
Community Relations

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