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Friday, 05 February 2016

Issue 1 - New Technologies

Where to find them                                                                               BACK How to customise App to your own preferences Web link for Windows Phones John Wollaston is beginning 2016 with the launch of two new technologies to improve communication in the School. Where to find them SEQTA Portals launched In a new era for electronic communication at John Wollaston, we rolled out a student 'portal' in Term 4 of 2015 for students in Year 7 through to Year 11. SEQTA learn (formerly coneqt.s) is a student 'portal' that makes it easy for students to manage all aspects of their school life. With SEQTA learn Secondary students can log in at any time and click on a class in their timetable to see the online content automatically updated from their teachers' programmes. Resources such as course outlines, documents, videos, links to websites and multimedia presentations are all easily available with SEQTA learn. Students can also view their homework, assessments and lesson plans where teachers have made them available.       Student…
Friday, 26 February 2016

Issue 2 - Community Relations

Japanese Host Families                                                                                     BACK Open Morning dates for 2016 News NASA Tour fundraising sausage sizzle  Let us know what's happening School Stream App Update and Tips Japanese Host FamiliesJapanese host families are needed urgently, from 20 March for two weeks. The School is seeking nine JWACS families to host three male and six female high school students from the 20 March to 2 April.    "My family has hosted three Japanese exchange students over the last couple of years. We have found the experience very rewarding and my children have made life long friends. As a result of hosting students Brody enjoyed the opportunity to go to Japan and learn the culture and attend the GKA school in January. Gold Intellectual Learning is desperately seeking nine beautiful JWACS families to host three male and three female high school students from the 30 March to 2 April This is an amazing opportunity that I would personally encourage all families to participate in.…
Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Issue 2 - Parents and Friends

Friday, 26 February 2016

Issue 2 - Business Manager

Main Campus traffic entrance                                                         BACK Church of Christ car parking The Slip Road Inverness Circle car parking Fees and Charges Reminder I remind all parents of parking arrangements at the School. Main Campus traffic entranceThe main entrance to the School is not to be used to drop off / pick up students or park as these bays are designated parking for staff and visitors. For the safety of the School community, it is imperative that all traffic requests are adhered to. Parents are requested to use the slip road, new car park or Church of Christ car park. Church of Christ car parking* Please park only in designated parking bays. Do not park in the yellow marked bays or drive on the Church's lawns;* Please ensure you have clear vision before reversing slowly from your car bay as there could be a small child in your path;* Please enter and exit the car parks where designated;* Please do not call your child across Centre Road between the buses. All children are to cross…
Friday, 26 February 2016

Issue 2 - Chaplain

• "Islands of mercy in the midst of the sea of indifference!"                                                        BACK As I pondered on what I could include in this Lenten newsletter, there were many things that I could have done. I could have reflected on many profound theological truths relating to Easter. I could have highlighted the repentance that we are called to in this season. I could have lamented at the state of our world and the hope that Easter brings to it. These, however, are "head" things. I then came across this report on something that Pope Francis is quoted as saying at the start of Lent: "Dear brothers and sisters, how greatly I desire that all those places where the Church is present, especially our parishes and our communities, may become islands of mercy in the midst of the sea of indifference!" Then it struck me. Christ taught about many things during the course of his short ministry. But crucially .... he also "did." He healed the sick, cured the lame, gave sight to the blind,…

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