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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,…
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,…

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