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Friday, 26 May 2017

Issue 8 Business Manager

The value of Independent Schools                                     BACK Campus Parking                                                                    ELC Car Parking  The value of Independent SchoolsAt the AISWA (Association of Independent Schools of WA) AGM held on Wednesday 24 May, AISWA released a report on the Economic Significance of Independent Schools to the Western Australian Economy. As can be seen from the report Independent Schools, while providing choice for families and high-level educational outcomes, also contribute significantly to the WA Economy. Economic Significance of Independent Schools to the WA Economy AISWA will be distributing this report to Western Australian politicians and selected Federal politicians including the main political parties. ELC Car Parking Early Learning Centre Parking  Campus ParkingCampus Parking guidelines Best wishesGailene ShoreBusiness Manager
Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Issue 7 Head of Primary

Year 3 Excursion – WA Shipwrecks Museum                                                         BACK     The Biggest Morning Tea Encountering Canberra Celebrating our Mums ELC Swimming Mini carrot cakes - Healthy Food Recipe P & F Disco Friday 26 May Year 3 Excursion – WA Shipwrecks MuseumThe Year 3 excursion to the WA Shipwrecks Museum in Fremantle was just one of the many Primary adventures recently. For more pictures of the Year 3s excursion go to Community Relations. Biggest Morning Tea In support of the Cancer Council, the Primary School will be hosting a ‘Biggest Morning Tea’ picnic on Thursday 25 May, from 10:30am to 11:15am. All students from Kindergarten to Year 6 are invited to bring some morning tea, a picnic blanket and a gold coin donation to the grassed central courtyard near the Library Resource Centre. Parents and secondary siblings of primary students are also invited to join the primary children and enjoy some autumn sunshine and friendly conversation! We look forward to welcoming you to John Wollaston for this Scott House fundraising initiative. Biggest Morning Tea Flyer Encountering CanberraA stream…
Year 8 Guest Speaker – Mr Graham Hyman                                                                     BACK     Year 8 Guest Speaker – Mr Graham HymanOn Friday 12 May our Year 8 students enjoyed an entertaining presentation from Mr Graham Hyman from Youth Specialties Australia. Mr Hyman’s address was centred on the importance of positive relationships. Mr Hyman explained to the students that the most important relationship they will experience as adolescents is their relationship with their parents. The term parent was expanded to include significant adults who are responsible for the student’s upbringing. Mr Hyman encouraged our Year 8 students to maintain an open and honest relationship with their parents and reminded them that parents are the people who will love and support them the most throughout their teenage years. Adolescence is a time which is characterised by rapid physical, emotional, cognitive and social development. It is a time when teenagers are discovering their own independence and begin to form their own views and opinions about the world around them. Kids Helpline provide some excellent advice for…
Meningococcal W Immunisation Programme                                     BACK Year 8 Immunisations Year 10 Examinations Year 12 Outdoor Recreation Shark Bay Trip Keys for Life Pegasus Society Excursion Missed Assessments, Examinations and Submissions Meningococcal W Immunisation ProgrammeThe Meningococcal W immunisations for Year 10, 11 and 12 students will take place on Tuesday 29 August. The nurses will be attending the School for the day. Any students sitting an OLNA test that day will not be immunised until after their test. If you have not returned to the School the required form for the Meningococcal W Immunisation Programme, please do this as soon as possible, even if you have decided that your son/daughter will not be immunised at the School. Immunisation Information Year 8 ImmunisationsIf your son/daughter was absent from school on Thursday 25 May, an immunisation catch up morning is scheduled for your child on Friday 9 June. Year 10 ExaminationsYear 10 Examinations will commence on Wednesday 14 June and conclude on Friday 16 June. Students must attend school throughout the examination period, with regular classes only suspended when students are scheduled to sit an examination. The Year…
An Amazing Two Letter English Word                                                                 BACK     Year 10 Portal Page ESTs for Year 12 General and Foundation courses Year 11 and 12 Examinations  An Amazing Two-Letter English WordThe following is an abridged version of a presentation I delivered to the Secondary School earlier this term taht I want to share with you all. What is one word in the English language that can be a noun, verb, adjective, adverb and preposition?  This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is 'UP'. It is listed in the dictionary as an adverb, preposition, adjective, noun or verb. It is easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP? At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP? We call UP our friends, brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock…

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