John Wollaston / Anglican Community School - Items filtered by date: August 2017
Friday, 25 August 2017 14:47

Issue 13 Uniform Store

  • Winter Uniform Term 3                                                          BACK

Early Learning Centre (ELC) Kindergarten to Year 2 Winter Uniform


Early Learning Centre (ELC) Kindergarten to Year 2 Winter Uniform - Girls and Boys
Navy/red/white stripe tracksuit (embroidered with the School Crest), red polo shirt with a striped collar and sleeve (embroidered with the School Crest), white with navy stripe school sports socks, navy rain jacket, waterproof pants and gum boots and white sneakers.

Early Learning Centre (ELC) Wet Weather Information
Wet weather uniform for Kindergarten to Year 1 students. We request that all ELC children purchase a navy rain jacket, waterproof pants and gum boots as part of the winter uniform. The aim is for our children to be outdoors engaging with the natural environment come rain or shine!

Years 3 to 6
Boys – Grey school shorts or trousers, short sleeved white shirt with the School Crest, black knee high socks (required for shorts only), tartan tie, jumper, school hat, the School scarf (optional).
Girls – Tartan pleated skirt, short sleeved white over-blouse with the School Crest, tartan tie, black knee high socks or tights, jumper, school hat, the School scarf (optional).

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Years 7 to 12
Boys – Grey trousers, short sleeved white shirt with the School Crest, jumper (compulsory for Year 7), blazer (compulsory Years 8 to 12), tartan tie (Years 7 to 10), red tie (Year 11 and 12), the School scarf (optional).
Girls – Tartan skirt, short sleeved white over-blouse with the School Crest, jumper (compulsory for Year 7), blazer (compulsory Years 8 to 12), tartan tie (Years 7 to 10), red tie (Year 11 and 12), black opaque stockings, the School scarf (optional).

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Uniform Requirements

Pre Kindergarten
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Years 3 to Year 6

Years 7 to Year 12


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Eearly Childhood
Pre-Kindergarten to Year 2
Uniform Price List 

Primary Years 3 to 6
Summer Uniform Price List

Primary Years 3 to 6 
Winter Uniform Price List 

Secondary Years 7 to 12
 Summer Uniform Price List

Secondary Years 7 to 12
Winter Uniform Price List 

 All credit cards purchases will incur a 1% surcharge.



The Uniform Store is located at the front of the School to the right of the Administration building, near the Chapel. It has wheelchair and pram friendly access. Parking is available for visitors behind the Berry Durston Indoor Sports Centre or across the road in the New Spring Church carpark in white marked bays.

Uniform Store: 9495 8129
Uniform Store Coordinator: Wendy Brinner
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Issue 13 Community Relations

  • Student Exchange Scholarships Available 2017                                                       BACK

Student Exchange Scholarships Available 2017

Student Exchange Australia New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation that is registered with all state and territory Departments of Education around Australia and with the Ministry of Education in NZ. We are the first and only secondary exchange organisation in Australia and New Zealand to be certified to ISO 9001 (Quality Management System) and we ensure the highest standards of care and support to our participants. 

We would like to invite your students and families to our FREE Live Online Sessions on Thursday 31August at 7:30pm – 8:30pm (AEST).

The LIVE Online session gives students and families the opportunity to learn more about becoming an exchange student and the various scholarship options that are available in 2017. 

Students can find out more about our exchange programs to over 25 countries, listen to former exchange students share their experience and learn about our scholarships and discounts on offer in 2017. Please note that the deadline for Scholarship and Early Bird Discount applications is 31 October 2017 for programs departing between April 2018 - September 2018.

Please be aware that we now offer 14 partial scholarships each year for semester and year applicants including the NEW Australian Ambassador Scholarships. See our website for more information.

"You come back a different person, with so much more confidence & you feel that you can conquer the world" Jessica, Semester Program to Ital

Hear from our very experienced, National Director, find out more about discounts and scholarships available and ask questions.
Thursday 31 August 7:30pm – 8:30pm (AEST)
Register now
or call 0800 440 079 for more information

Yours sincerely,

Jill Whitworth
Program Manager      

Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Ltd

PO Box 1420, Mona Vale  NSW 1660 Australia
T: (02) 9997 0700 F: (02) 9997 0701

Suite 2590, PO Box 83000,
Wellington 6440 New Zealand
T: 0800 440079 F: 0800 440077

Best wishes
Community Relations


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Friday, 25 August 2017 14:47

Issue 13 Parents and Friends

  • Bogan Bingo                                                       BACK
  • Busy time ahead
  • Grandparents’ Day Friday 15 September
  • Bunnings Sausage Sizzle Saturday 16 September
  • P&F Disco - Festival of Lights Friday 20 October
  • P&F Annual Sundowner - Wednesday 22 November
  • Morning Tea – Chalk Café

Bogan Bingo
I am still being stopped in the carpark by people wanting to talk about how much fun they had at the Bogan Bingo Night. Each year we like to plan one fun evening for the adults in our community. If you have any suggestions please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and don’t forget to buy your tickets to our next event.

Please help us thank our wonderful sponsors from the evening by visiting their businesses and telling them that you saw their names in our newsletter. If you would like any photographs from the evening please contact Carol Lander on 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..

With thanks to our Bogan Bingo sponsors:

Baskin-Robins – Kelmscott 2/2944 Albany Hwy, Kelmscott (near Genesis Gym)
Belen Skin Care – Cockburn Gateways Shopping Centre, 816 Beeliar Dve, Success. Ph: 9414 6088
Butchers Hook Butchers – Armadale 10 Orchard Avenue, (Armadale Central). Ph: 9498 3642
Commodore Chinese Restaurant – Forrestfield 72a Hale Rode, Forrestfield. Ph: 9453 1333
Connoisseur Café – Byford 777 South Western Hwy, Byford. Ph: 0409 100 803
Dome Café – Kelmscott 2808-2810 Albany Hwy, Kelmscott. Ph: 9390 7888
Erin McKenzie Photography – Mt Richon Mt Richon. Ph: 0405 442 585
Genesis Fitness – Kelmscott 2948 Albany Hwy, Kelmscott. Ph: 0390 4900
Getaway Outdoors – Kelmscott 2936 Albany Hwy, Kelmscott. Ph: 9495 4444
Gosnells Barbers – Gosnells 2/2205-2207Albany Hwy Gosnells. Ph: 9490 1093
Jadran Winery – Orange Grove 87 Reservoir Rd, Orange Grove. Ph: 9459 1110
Nails & Tan by Trace – Byford Veterans Dve, Byford. Ph: 0406 454 213
Priceline Pharmacy – Byford Byford Village Shopping Centre 20 Abernathy Rd, Byford. Ph: 0525 6222
Sizzler – Kelmscott Cnr Albany Hwy & Davis Rd, Kelmscott. Ph: 9390 9987
Spud Shed – Kelmscott 2853 Albany Hwy, Kelmscott. Ph: 9390 5487
Thai Bistro & Cuisine – Gosnells 1/2173 Albany Hwy, Gosnells. Ph: 6196 2504
Tyrepower – Kelmscott 87 Champion Dve, Kelmscott. Ph: 9495 1086
Vintage Realty Rentals – Byford 1/800 South Western Hwy, Byford. Ph: 9525 1905
Wizard Pharmacy – Kelmscott Stargate Shopping Centre. 2784 Albany Hwy, Kelmscott. Ph: 9390 9911
Woolworths – Armadale Neerigen St & Orchard Avenue, Armadale. Ph: 9234 7110
Woolworths – Kelmscott 2889 Albany Hwy, Kelmscott. Ph: 9234 7104

Please support our sponsors and be sure to say you saw them at Bogan Bingo.


Busy time ahead
There are only two more P&F meetings for 2017 and yet so many events to keep us on our toes.

We still have one more Disco for students K-7, a Bunnings Sausage sizzle, an end of year Sundowner, Grandparents’ day, as well as helping out at Praise and Thanks events serving refreshments. A busy end to the year!

Not to mention planning for next years' Welcome Back BBQ event for the whole school community.

If you can help out serving tea and coffee in the kiosk at Grandparents’ Day or at the other events, help cook a sausage at Bunnings or have an idea for next year, PLEASE email us at 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.. Many hands make light work. Our motto at the P&F is that We are Small but we are Mighty. But even we need help sometimes

Grandparents’ Day
On Friday 15 September the School will hold its annual Grandparents’ Day. The P&F Committee kindly supply the tea, coffee and biscuits after the assembly. If you can help out in the kiosk please contact me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle
Saturday 16 September is the next date for the P&F sausage sizzle at Bunnings in Harrisdale. If you can help out at all please contact me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Under the guidance of our Barbecue King, Mark Del Borrello we will be there all day so come and say ‘hello’ and grab a yummy sausage or two! We hope to see you there!

P&F Meeting dates 2017 Library Resource Centre (LRC) 7:00pm

Thursday 12 October 
Thursday 9 November 

If you have any questions or suggestions please make contact with the P&F via email, in person around the School or come along to one of our meetings in the LRC. Everyone is welcome! 

P&F Disco - Festival of Lights
Friday 20 October. $5 at the door. More information to follow.

P&F annual Sundowner - Wednesday 22 November
On Wednesday 22 November the P&F will host the annual Sundowner for families and staff to socialise and celebrate a wonderful 2017! More information will be available in coming newsletters.

Morning Tea – Chalk Café
We know that night time commitments with small children can be hard, that's why the Committee is trying new ways to connect with the school community.

On the first Tuesday of every month during school term time some of the Committee will be at the Chalk Café to have a cuppa and a chat with anyone who would like to come down and find out what the P&F are doing or talk about some ideas of their own. We are all busy parents just like you and would love to see new faces and hear new voices discussing how we make our terrific school an even better place to be for our children, or just meet a new friend. So drop the kids at class and come on down to the Chalk Café in the Technology Centre.

Chalk Café dates:

  • Tuesday 29 August (Special date due Café closure 5 Septermber)
  • Tuesday 10 October (Last Chalk Café of the year due to Year 12 finishing)

Sonja Reynolds
President Parents and Friends Association

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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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Friday, 25 August 2017 14:47

Issue 13 VET/Careers

  • Lemon 3 Ways (Citron Trois Fois)                                                       BACK
  • 2018 VETis (Vocational Education in School) Scholarship Program
  • Murdoch Mail
  • The University of Notre Dame Australia Upcoming events
  • KFC Jobs and Apprenticeships

Lemon 3 Ways (Citron Trois Fois)

Congratulations to students Brigid King, Ethan Van Dyken, Tyler McKinnon, Mathue Simmonds and Gus Hutton for creating this amazing 5-star dessert in Hospitality!


  • Citron Tarte
  • Lemon Mousse with white chocolate Lemon Myrtle Bark
  • Raspberry and Chocolate Biscuit Base and Soil
  • Orange Tuille filled with Lemon Myrtle Ice-cream
  • Chocolate Ganache

In Hospitality this week the Year 10 Certificate 1 class worked tirelessly to produce a delicious dessert fit for a 5-star restaurant. In total 10 covers were identically plated and beautifully presented. We used seasonal citrus fruits and indigenous ingredients to cook a recipe using nine elements.

We called it “Citrus Three Ways” and included steps:

1-2 an orange tuile basket filled with lemon myrtle ice-cream

3-4 a light lemon mousse resting on a raspberry chocolate biscuit base

5-6 a chocolate ganache triangle with chocolate soil

7-8 a citron butter filled orange short crust tartlet

9 a white chocolate and lemon myrtle* bark

*Lemon myrtle is a beautiful Australian shrub; it grows up to 3 metres high. The clusters of cream feathery flowers create a spectacular and fragrant display. The Lemon Myrtle leaf is a most versatile and refreshing herb. The leaves can be cool dried (to prevent loss of essential oils) and then ground and stored in a cool, dry manner for later use. It is a relatively new addition to grocery shelves, though is without doubt the most popular of Australia’s native herbs, with its fresh fragrance of creamy lemon and lime. It compliments so many culinary delights, from fish and chicken to ice cream or sorbet.

These nine elements produced a variety of zingy flavours and classic textures. Hopefully they made it back to show mum and dad. Or perhaps they were shared on the Friday afternoon bus trip home?

Well done to Brigid King, Ethan Van Dyken, Tyler McKinnon, Mathue Simmonds and Gus Hutton for creating this fantastic dessert.

Mrs Bissell
Hospitality Teacher

2018 VETis (Vocational Education in School) Scholarship Program
52824WA Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway – Trades)
Expression of interest now open!

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Skill Hire WA is pleased to announce the VETiS Scholarship program for students going into Year 11 in 2018. This program is fully funded by the Construction Training Fund (CTF).

For this scholarship, Skill Hire is looking for highly motivated candidates with an interest in pursuing a fulfilling career in the construction industry. This scholarship is aimed at an elite group of students who will receive high class training and exposure to real work sites, complete extensive practical demonstrations and theoretical work in our purpose built training facility, in conjunction with CTF.

Skill Hire will work closely with individuals to ensure scholars are kept in touch with the current techniques and industry trends to build their knowledge and develop a future career.

Expressions of interest are now open. Please contact Krystal Robinson Program Coordinator Skill Hire WA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details on the application process and student requirements as places are limited. Any student recommendations from VET coordinators are highly appreciated.
This scholarship program will run over two years, one day a week on Fridays, commencing 9 February 2018.
Skill Hire will still deliver the VETiS program for participants that unsuccessful in the Scholarship program in 2018. Enrolments for this are available now.

Kind Regards
Krystal Robinson

Program Coordinator Skill Hire WA Pty Ltd
Business Leadership Centre
Telephone 08 9376 2863
Mobile 0431 534 254
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Unit 3/271 Berkshire Road,Forrestfield WA 6058
PO Box 578, Cloverdale WA 6985

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The University of Notre Dame Australia Upcoming events
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Application Workshop for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students
Notre Dame’s inaugural Application Workshop for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders students gives students applying for Notre Dame in 2018 the opportunity to have their application reviewed or receive help completing application and scholarship forms. Course advice will also be available for students seeking career guidance. Supper will be provided.

Application Workshop for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Students
Thursday 31 August 2017
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Manjaree (ND9) Bateman Courtyard, access from 38 Mouat Street
The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle

Admissions Information Evening
Notre Dame’s upcoming Admissions Information Evening will help students and parents find out what makes Notre Dame unique, discover the courses and alternative pathways available at the Fremantle Campus, chat with Admissions staff and current students, and learn about our unique applications process. Whether you’re looking to apply for Semester 1 2018 or beyond, this event will answer all your questions. Light refreshments will be provided.

Admissions Information Evening
Tuesday 5 September 2017
5:30pm expo, 6:15pm presentation
Foley Hall (ND1) 19 Mouat Street,
The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle

Course Advice Sessions
Students seeking course advice are invited to book a one-on-one appointment with a Prospective Students Advisor during the September holidays. This is a chance to go over Notre Dame’s undergraduate course options and the application process in depth.
Undergraduate applications are due 29 September 2017.

Course Advice Sessions
Monday 18 to Thursday 28 September by appointment.
Prospective Students Office, 23 High Street, Fremantle

To register for any events visit
or contact the Prospective Students Office on (08) 9433 0533

KFC Jobs and Apprenticeships
KFC would like the students to be made aware of the employment opportunities for after school, weekend and school holiday work. The interviews for these vacancies will be scheduled for early September 2017. The company also offers School Based Traineeships once the students have commenced employment with KFC.

Please click on the poster which details the information the students will need to apply for these vacancies. Apply through the website:

Kind regards

Janelle Gott | Recruitment Advisor 

Collins Foods Limited
HR HOTLINE: 07 3352 0810
P: 3352 0955
M: 0419 500 403
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Level 3, KSD1
485 Kingsford Smith Drive
Hamilton QLD 4007
PO Box 286, Lutwyche QLD 4030


Best wishes
Susan Leach
VET/Careers Coordinator
Hospitality Coordinator

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Issue 13 Business Manager

  • Upper Primary Build going well                                                       BACK

The exciting build for the new Upper Primary Centre is going well and staff and students are looking forward to moving in for Term 4.

Gailene Shore
Business Manager

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Issue 13 Head of Primary

  • Book Week                                                       BACK
  • 2017 Junior da Vinci Decathlon State Champions!
  • Primary Sport
  • Team Super Savers United Nations video

Book Week
Thank you to our innovative and enthusiastic Library staff for a wonderful Book Week. The inaugural Kids@BATnight (BAT = Books and Technology) was a wonderful celebration of all the wonderful things that happen in the Library. The 30th anniversary of the Harry Potter books was celebrated in fine style with a wonderful array of costumes. There was plenty of Harry Potter themed fun and our parents could view our new digital technology resources.

The Staff Pantomime was a highlight at our Book Week Assembly and our students (and staff!) looked amazing in their Book Week costumes. Thank you to Mrs Haylee Godfrey for organising such a great celebration of reading in the Primary School.

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2017 Junior da Vinci Decathlon State Champions!

Left to right: Summer Bettencourt, Kurtis Blissenden, Jordan Withers, Lachlan Turnor, Cohan Wilcox,
Dylan Osborne, Hannah Armstrong, Absent: Murtaza Naqvi

Team work, practice and perseverance led the John Wollaston Anglican Community School 2017 Junior da Vinci Decathlon team to first place ahead of 19 other schools from across Perth and surrounding areas and become State Champions.

The da Vinci Decathlon is an academic competition designed to challenge and stimulate the minds of school students. Students compete in teams of eight across 10 disciplines: Engineering, Mathematics, Code Breaking, Art and Poetry, Science, English, Ideation, Creative Producers, Cartography and General Knowledge.

The John Wollaston students were selected to compete according to high achievement measured across a range of disciplines at school. Throughout the preparation time, the emphasis was on making the most of the collective potential in the team. This involved affirming each other’s strengths, respecting one another and learning from their own mistakes.

These attitudes are reflected strongly in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program taught in our Primary School and clearly led the team through the experience to victory.


Mathematics: Problem-solving, number patterns and logic puzzles 2017 ranking: 2
Cartography: maps of the world, places from our world and fiction 2017 ranking: 2
Ideation: generation of a creative and possible solution to a real-life problem or issue 2017 ranking: 3
Code-breaking: students decipher codes in the spirit of WWII cryptographic messaging 2017 ranking: 3
English: Spelling, word-origins, definitions, scrabble and writing tasks 2017 ranking: 4
Art and Poetry: the team work together to write a poem and accompany it with a creative art piece related to the poem. 2017 ranking: 6
Science: students provided with higher level science concepts and required to apply them 2017 ranking: 6
General knowledge: current affairs, entertainment, sport and trivia 2017 ranking: 7
Creative Producers: A small group develops and presents a dramatic interpretation of a topic related 2017 ranking: 8
Engineering: A building task designed to test creativity and ingenuity 2017 ranking: 11

Overall Ranking 1st

Primary Sport

  • John XXIII College for the IPSHA Cross Country Carnival
  • Primary Pre-Carnival Jumps Events
  • Primary Inter-House Athletics Carnival

John XXIII College for the IPSHA Cross Country Carnival
On Thursday 10 August, 64 John Wollaston students in Years 3 - 6, travelled to John XXIII College for the IPSHA Cross Country Carnival. We were blessed with a lovely sunny day so spirits were high as we arrived for the carnival. All students competed with excellent sportsmanship, integrity and determination. I would like to commend all students on their excellent effort on the day. Special congratulations to Olivia Dodds in Year 6, who finished first.

Primary Pre-Carnival Jumps Events
In the exciting lead up to the main Primary Inter-House Athletics Carnival students in Years 4 - 6 competed in high jump and triple jump at the pre-carnival jumps day on Wednesday 23 August. The day was a great success due to the phenomenal help from both the classroom teachers and parent helpers. I was particularly impressed by the courage displayed by many students when attempting the, sometimes daunting, event of high jump! Congratulations to all winners on the day, and a special mention to Olivia Trueman and Jacob Hale who broke records in both long jump and high jump.

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Primary Inter-House Athletics Carnival
The Primary Inter-House Athletics Carnival will take place next Wednesday 30 August. All students have been eagerly practising their skills in sport lessons, in preparation for the Carnival! I am especially looking forward to seeing the students enjoying the day and having fun. Fingers crossed for a couple of sunny days!

The School Cafe will run a special menu for Wednesday 30 August to cater for visitors to the Carnival. On the menu will be Spaghetti Bolognaise, Spinach and Sun-dried tomato pasta. This will be on sale at lunchtime on the day of the carnival.

Miss Slattery
Primary Physical Education Specialist Term 3

Team Super Savers United Nations video
In the last newsletter mention was made of the Team Supersavers' visit to Parliament House. During their visit they prepared and presented their plans to expand the work they have already been doing with Save the Children. The video below shows Chelsea Bydder presenting their proposal in the Legislative Council. Congratulations go to the girls for their continued passion and enthusiasm towards helping others.

Please click on the link below to see the Team Super Savers in Parliament House:

Best wishes
Wayne Revitt
Head of Primary

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Issue 13 Deputy Principal Pastoral Care

  • The 24-hour news cycle                                                       BACK
  • Positive Psychology
  • The zest of optimistic thinkers is contagious
  • New SEEDS Project Forum - Tuesday 5 September 2017

The 24-hour news cycle
The 24-hour news cycle means we are constantly faced with the confronting reality of war, terrorism, violence and other examples of the worst aspects of human behaviour. It is easy to see how our children can form the attitude that the world around them is a dangerous and harmful place in which to live. While it is important to acknowledge that bad things do sometimes happen in our world, it is important that the significant adults in our children’s lives present a much more positive and realistic version of the world in which they are growing up.

As parents and teachers, we need to expose our children to the many good news stories that do exist in our world. These positive stories are not often publicised by our global news networks, however, there are countless examples of individuals whose actions display compassion, empathy, love and respect for other people. It is these examples of positive human behaviour which we should expose our children to on a more regular basis.

Positive Psychology
As Barbara Fredrickson’s research into positive psychology has informed us, it is the frequency of positive emotions, not their intensity, which builds our well-being. Looking at life optimistically and searching for what is good in things and right about what we are doing sees positive emotions bubbling away in us. We are striving, thriving and flourishing. When we educate our students about the amazing benefits of adopting an optimistic outlook in their lives and introduce them to the little positive actions they can do often, they shine.

The zest of optimistic thinkers is contagious
Happy people enjoy better health and are more likely to achieve what they set out to do. The alternative is to look at life pessimistically and search for what is wrong with things. Well guess what? People who adopt this negative way of thinking find plenty of things they perceive to be not right, because that is all they are on the lookout for. It’s a pity they miss out on the great things that are happening and could happen. As such, they seldom have those warm feelings of gratitude and appreciation. The zest of optimistic thinkers is contagious and rubs off on those around them. Unfortunately, this is also true for negative thinkers.

New SEEDS Project Forum - Tuesday 5 September 2017

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

Please register your attendance at this event via the Trybooking link below. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Dealing with Anxiety and Depression in Childhood and Adolescence
Parents, Guardians and friends of John Wollaston Anglican Community School are warmly invited to the next SEEDS (Strength/ Empowerment/ Engagement/ Development/ Success) Project Forum on Tuesday 5 September from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Victoria Morgan Arts Centre (VMAC).

The contemporary topic Dealing with Anxiety and Depression in Childhood and Adolescence will be presented by Sally Green, Clinical Psychologist.

According to Beyondblue, it's estimated that 45 per cent of people in Australia will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. In any one year, around 1 million Australian adults have depression, and over 2 million have anxiety. Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia. The World Health Organisation estimates that depression will be the most prevalent global disease by 2030.

Anxiety and depression affect us all. This seminar will provide information on how to recognise depression and anxiety in young people and outline simple strategies to understand what treatment options are available. It is an opportunity to educate ourselves about mental health and support those close to us. A better understanding of what depression is, and how it can be prevented and treated, will help reduce the stigma associated with the condition, and lead to more people seeking help. There are effective treatment options available.

Please join us for this important forum.

Sally Green is a Clinical Psychologist with twenty years’ experience working in child, adolescent and family mental health services. Sally has worked in the United Kingdom, Pilbara and in Perth, across the government and non-government sectors. Sally is currently a Senior Clinical Psychologist with the Department of Health working at Fremantle Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service – WA, providing therapy services for 0 to18 year olds with moderate to severe mental health disorders. In addition she has her own private practice and conducts specialist work with The Elizabeth Clinic, Claremont. Sally is a warm, engaging presenter and is looking forward to visiting John Wollaston.

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.

All the best
Nick Jones
Deputy Principal Pastoral Care



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  • Secondary Inter-House Athletics Carnival                                                       BACK

  • Outside the Frame Art Awards

  • Book in a Day

  • World Literacy Day

  • Out of the Woods Competition and Exhibition

Secondary Inter-House Athletics Carnival
Congratulations to all Secondary students who competed and cheered at the Secondary Inter-House Athletics Carnival. A huge thank you must go to the HPE department led by Lonneke Holleman for the wonderful organisation of a such a smooth running carnival.

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Outside the Frame Art Awards winner
Well done to the John Wollaston artists who submitted work in the Outside the Frame Art Awards held last weekend in Armadale. Congratulations must go to Georgia Rickard for winning the Local Arts award for her stunning piece: Absurdity of Exclusion.
Georgia Rickard - Local Artist Award Statement:

Winning the local artist award was an amazing and incredible surprise on Friday night! I am extremely grateful that I was presented with the prize and was able to showcase what I could do within the art world.
My chosen medium for my work was done with coloured pencils. Drawing is my favourite way of expressing artwork and I can work well with it when creating something new.
My overall artwork took around 10+ weeks to finish as the blending, shading and detail consumes a lot of time!
The theme behind the work is reflective of racial segregation. It was at its extreme in the 1930-60s in America and even 21st century Australia we see marginalisation toward people from certain racial backgrounds, such as the Muslim culture. I feel it isn’t right or fair that we shift views on a specific group, individual or society based on their values, belief system and overall outward appearance.
I wouldn’t have been able to create what I did without the support and knowledge of my Art teacher Luke Morgan or the encouragement of family and friends and I feel as though my role as Arts Prefect this year as really allowed me to focus in on Art and specifically what’s important to me.

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Book in a Day

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On Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 21 students from John Wollaston Anglican Community School attempted to write a book in one day!
It’s all part of the annual national “Write a Book in a Day” competition which is run by The Kids’ Cancer Project.
The School entered three teams in the competition. Pupils were given a brief and then within 12 hours write, illustrate, bind and submit a storybook of up to 5000 words. Each book is then donated to children undergoing treatment in hospitals around Australia.
The Kids’ Cancer Project is an independent national charity supporting childhood cancer research. Since 1993, thanks to strong community support the charity has contributed tens of millions of dollars to scientific studies to help children with many types of cancer.
“This is an event that inspires collaboration and community spirit while students have fun writing and illustrating a book,” said Anne Harris Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning “And it all happens in a 12-hour period.”
“Not only will our pupils develop leadership skills, engage in teamwork and creative problem solving, they’ll be covering key English curriculum requirements to set them up for life,” said Ms Harris
“The real value-add to this competition is that participants are giving to a cause that is relevant to them. Fact is, cancer kills more children in this country than any other disease,” said Ms Harris
To qualify for judging and have the chance to take out one of the coveted ‘bragging-rights’ awards, the School must raise a minimum of $240 per team.
Col Reynolds OAM, founder of The Kids’ Cancer Project is delighted with the initiative.
“This is a wonderful competition because it stimulates young minds while giving them the opportunity to help other young people,” Mr Reynolds said.
“Research is the only way to improve treatments and survival for children with cancer,” he went on to say. “Government funding only stretches so far, so it’s important the community steps up to support kids with this indiscriminate disease.”

You can donate directly to The Kids’ Cancer Project online

The facts:

  • Childhood cancer is different to adult cancer.
  • Cancer is the leading cause of death of children by disease.
  • Three Australian families hear the words, “your child has cancer” every day.
  • Every year, 950 Australian children are diagnosed with cancer.

World Literacy Day
World Literacy Day is coming up at the beginning of September so support Stephanie Lurssen as a World Literacy Foundation Ambassador.

World Literacy Foundation 

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Out of the Woods Competition and Exhibition

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The Out of the Woods Competition and Exhibition is Western Australia's premier Wood Working Competition organised by the Fine Wood Work Association (WA) Inc.The Competition is open to all, with over twenty categories covering every form of woodworking. Novice and Student categories provide special incentives for the less experienced. This year the School entered work from 33 students from Years 9 and 10. Two of our Year 10 students were very successful. Shane Wright achieved second place for his Jadgpanther made from pine winning him a cash prize of $60. Patrick Colley received a commendation for his tank made from a range of hard and soft woods. All entrants received a certificate.

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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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