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Friday, 30 June 2017

Issue 10 Parents and Friends

Bogan Bingo Night Friday 28 July                                                                      BACK Pirates! The Musical P&F Meeting dates 2017     Bogan Bingo Night Friday 28 July The John Wollaston Anglican Community School Parents and Friends Association presents a Bogan Bingo Night for parents. You can get together a table of eight or just bring a friend. There will be fantastic prizes, including restaurant and ice-cream vouchers and many more.   DATE: Friday 28 July 2017   TIMES: 7:15pm Doors open 8:15pm - 10:30pm Bingo 7:15pm till midnight DJ    TICKETS: $25    Dont miss out. Purchase your tickets on the link below, only four weeks to go!   BOOK HERE:   LOCATION: Berry Durston Indoor Sports Centre (BDISC) FLYER Pirates! The Musical Thank you to Susanne Price, Fiona Caruso, Rebecca Baskerville, Natalie Smart and Sharon Leitch, our gorgeous P&F mermaids, for manning the kiosk before each show and the delightful Rebecca Macri, Shelley Bydder, Nicole Pfeiffer and Mandy Robinson for putting their hands up to help out.   I have been heavily involved with Primary…
Friday, 30 June 2017

Issue 10 Head of Primary

Buddy Bench                                                                                              BACK SEQTA Engage for Semester 1 Reports SEQTA Access for Families Leaving  Sports and Special Photograph Orders Pirates! The Musical Primary Reports Final Assembly Buddy BenchThis term we have seen the Buddy Bench in use in the Primary Playground. Sometimes children feel lonely or isolated at recess or lunchtime. If a child is feeling left out, can’t find someone to play with, or their best friend is away, they can simply sit on the bench. Another student will then see them sitting on the bench and invite them to come and play, or may simply just choose to sit and talk to them. We have seen lots of children this term going up to someone on the buddy bench and saying “Would you like to come and play with me?” This is all an important part of the way that we show we care for one another at John Wollaston. A special…
Sports and Special Photograph Orders                                                                     BACK SEQTA Engage for Semester 1 Reports SEQTA Access for Families Leaving  Hale Day Sports and Special Photograph OrdersAcademy Photography has advised that photograph orders of any Sports and Special Photographs can now be taken. Examples of these photographs include the Semester 1 Primary Captains and Class Representatives, Secondary House Council and the Primary and Secondary Whole House photographs. To order please go to then enter the appropriate Shoot Key. Primary – Shoot Key: B7WS9ESH Secondary – Shoot Key: 3WYB4UUQ Additional group and family photographs will be taken by Academy Photography on Thursday 17 August. Families will receive more information about this early in Term 3. SEQTA Engage for Semester 1 ReportsAll parents and guardians of Primary and Secondary students are reminded that the Semester 1 Student Reports will only be available via SEQTA Engage. Reports will not be posted to families. If you have not activated the link to access SEQTA Engage, sent to your registered email address, please do…
Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Welcome to Term 3 2017

Welcome Back to the New Term International Students Staff Matters Coming Events Welcome Back to the New TermIt is always lovely to welcome students and staff back to the new term. The holiday fortnight offers time to recharge and rejuvenate and everyone returns happier for the break from the school routine. The yard is full of chatter and laughter about holiday activities. Thank you to staff Mr Quentin Hess, Miss Jessica Dunn and Ms Tracy Grant who led a very successful Year 12 Ski Trip to the Victorian snowfields. The students had a memorable trip with great snow, fun and friendship. As an annual event, the Ski Trip continues to grow in popularity with our Leavers. International StudentsWe have commenced this week with 986 students including 15 new students, three of whom are our first overseas full fee paying students through Anglican Schools Commission International (ASCI). I am delighted to welcome to Western Australia and our school community Peitong Ju (Year 9) and Yifei Wang (Year 10) who are from China and Clotilde Ding (Year 11) from Switzerland. As with all our newcomers, they will have a buddy to help them settle in to our school and become familiar with…
Friday, 30 June 2017

Issue 10 Principal

A Terrific Term                                                                            BACK Pirates! The Musical Farewell Mr Crawcour Other Staff News A Terrific TermThis has been a terrific term for the School with so many highlights. Our students continue to participate enthusiastically in many and varied activities and do themselves proud. Charitable events such as the World's Greatest Shave, Australia's Biggest Morning Tea and the Year 5 Super Savers' fundraising for Save the Children are representative of our Giving Programme. The May Fair, sports carnivals, Encounter experiences including the Year 6 Canberra Trip and camps for Years 7, 8 and 12, hospitality events, Primary Discos and The Story Night In - and the list goes on - were successful occasions. Thank you for your support of the School this term. I am very appreciative of the large number of families who are attending our community events such as the biennial May Fair and more recently, Australia's Biggest Morning Tea. Who would have thought that our first morning tea in the grounds…

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