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Friday, 26 February 2016

Issue 2 - Head of Primary

Years 4-6 Inter-House Swimming Carnival                                                              BACK Primary Assemblies 'Kiss and Drop' in the Early Learning Centre P&F Family Barbecue and Bush DanceCommissioning of Primary Semester 1 Captains Notices - School Health Nurse and Dental Years 4-6 Inter-House Swimming CarnivalWe are looking forward to our Swimming Carnival next Tuesday 1 March at the Armadale Aquatic Centre from 9.00am to 12 noon.  All families are welcome to join us for the morning as spectators. Please note that there will be a designated bay for families and a small 'spectator' fee will be charged on entry. We look forward to seeing you there! Primary AssembliesAll families are welcome to join us for our Primary Assembly on Friday mornings, starting at 8.50am in the Berry Durston Indoor Sports Centre (BDISC). Excluding Good Friday, we have an assembly each week and you are most welcome to join us as part of the school community. We have a wonderful atmosphere at each event and it is always a delight to see our students celebrate their achievements.  'Kiss…
Friday, 26 February 2016

Issue 2 - Senior Deputy Principal

Commissioning of Student Leaders                                                                         BACK Community Club Chicken Pox P&F Family Barbecue and Bush Dance Safety Tips from Perth Transit Authority 2016 Schools PALS Programme Relationships Australia Commissioning of the Captains for 2016Wednesday 17 February was the assembly for the Commissioning of Student Leaders. Secondary School Prefects, Year 12 House Seniors, Year 11 Peer Support Leaders and Year 8 to Year 12 House Councillors were presented to the Principal. Students have already commenced their duties and are doing a terrific job. I would like to especially commend the Peer Support Leaders for their assistance in the Year 3 and Year 7 classes and also their general vigilance in looking out for the younger students on a daily basis. Several Peer Support Leaders will have the opportunity to attend  the Year 7 Camp, for one day, in Week 7 of this term to assist staff with the activities.     Community ClubA new club has been formed whereby students will be taught to crochet squares to…
Friday, 26 February 2016

Issue 2 - Principal

• P&F Family Barbecue and Bush Dance a success                                                                               BACK• New School Council Chairman• Melody the Gratitude Cow• The School Ball P&F Family Barbecue and Bush Dance a successThank you to the many families who attended the recent Family Barbecue and Bush Dance. After the heat of the previous week, the weather was perfect for a twilight event. Children were well entertained either dancing or running around the grounds, enabling parents and grandparents to sit back and enjoy time together. There was plenty of food and the Café was open for light refreshments. It was lovely to chat with current and new families to the School and hear how their children had settled in to the new year. There are several families who have attended this event each year since its inception so it is always interesting to hear how their children are progressing, including siblings who have now left John Wollaston and are forging careers of their own. With Primary staff,…
Friday, 11 March 2016

Issue 3 - Uniform Store

Special Trading Times                                                                   BACK School Holiday Trading Winter Uniform for Term 2 Special Trading Times Friday              8 April   8.30am - 10.00am only. Now is the time to think about your winter uniforms for Term 2. Normal trading hours leading up to the holidays. School Holiday Trading The Uniform store will be opened during the school holidays on the following days: Wednesday     20 April  8am – 4pmThursday        21  April  8am – 4pmFriday              22 April  8am – 11amWednesday     27 April  8am – 10:00am and 1:30pm – 3:30pm Winter Uniform for Term 2Please be reminded that the Winter Uniform is to be worn during Term 2 as follows: Years 3 – 6Boys – Grey school shorts or trousers, short sleeved white shirt with school crest, black knee high socks (required for shorts only), tartan tie, jumper, school scarf  (optional) school hat.Girls – Tartan pleated skirt, short sleeved white over blouse with school crest,…
Friday, 11 March 2016

Issue 3 - Community Relations

Portal update                                                                          BACK Open Morning dates for 2016 Year 7 mystery visits Let us know what's happening School Stream App update and yips Portal UpdateStudents have found the SEQTA Learn portal an excellent resource and have embraced this new technology. Students have commented that having online access to all their subject information, resources and assessment feedback is a fantastic benefit. Final preparations are being made to enable the launch of the parent portal which will be known as SEQTA Engage in the coming fortnight. Instructions will be given shortly on how parents will create a login and have access to the same information as their children.  Year 7 mystery visitsThe Year 7s are making mystery visits around the School as part of their orientation to secondary school. Recently a group visited the Principal Ms Anne Ford in her office and had the opportunity to ask her many questions about her job. Our mystery visit to Ms Ford "On 19 February we had  a mystery…

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