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Year 12 Ball                                                                         BACK Year 8 Survey Encounter 10 Clubs Bullying. No Way! Day Invitation to School Events Equestrian Rotary Youth Exchange Year 12 BallThe Year 12 Ball was held at the Parmelia Hilton in the city last week. Our students were beautifully dressed and behaved to the standard which we expect. Student Prefects Soraya McPhail and Bree Thomson worked with a small committee of students and President of the P and F, Mrs Del Nash, to ensure the venue looked amazing with a rooftop garden theme. Thank you to the McPhail and Thomson families for their assistance in setting up and packing up the ballroom. Mocktails on arrival were followed by a delicious buffet meal. The DJ then livened up proceedings with some great dance music. Belle and Beau of the Ball, Alana Yates and Terry Chantarasena were sashed to great applause from their peers. All students should now have the login details to access photos; this can be obtained from Mrs Twining if…
Friday, 11 March 2016

Issue 3 - Principal

Appointment of new Deputy Principal Pastoral Care                                                 BACK Congratulations to Revd Dave My School website Appointment of new Deputy Principal - Pastoral CareI am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Nick Jones to the position of Deputy Principal - Pastoral Care in the Secondary School. Mr Jones will replace Mrs Bronwyn Twining who will retire at the end of Semester 1 after a wonderful career as a teacher and leader in government and non-government schools. Mr Jones has held senior positions in pastoral care at Guildford Grammar School and is presently Director of Administration at Frederick Irwin Anglican School in Mandurah. He is very enthusiastic about the opportunity to further his career at John Wollaston and is looking forward to working with students, staff and parents. I look forward to the skills and experience that Mr Jones will bring to this very important role in the School. He will commence duties mid July. Congratulations to Revd DaveIt seems only yesterday that our Chaplain Revd Dave Deeny, his wife Pat and daughters Nicole and Stephanie arrived in…
Thursday, 24 March 2016

Issue 4 - Uniform Store

Winter uniform for Term 2                                                                     BACK School holiday trading Special trading times 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 continue until the end of term. School Holiday Trading The Uniform store will be opened during the school holidays on the following days: Wednesday     20 April   8.00am – 4.00pmThursday         21  April  8.00am – 4.00pmFriday               22 April   8.00am – 11.00amWednesday     27 April   8.00am – 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…
Thursday, 24 March 2016

Issue 4 - Parents and Friends

New P & F committee elected for 2016                                                                BACK Dear Families,The P&F recently held its AGM on Wednesday 9 March. It was so wonderful to see some new faces come along. Attendees heard reports from Mrs Del Nash (outgoing President), Ms Anne Ford and Mr Wayne Revitt about the past year's achievements and priorities for the year ahead. Your new P&F Committee for 2016 is: President: Megan Blackman   Vice President: Mark Del Borrello   Treasurer: Derek Heatherly   Secretary:  Sonja Reynolds   Committee: Sharon Leitch, Natalie Smart, Tracey Pawlette, Nicole Prothero, Del Nash, Stuart McDowell, Mandy Robinson, Fiona Caruso, and Susan Price.     The P&F would like to thank Del Nash for her tireless work over the last few years as President. Del has left a wonderful legacy for the new committee to live up to, and her efforts are deeply appreciated. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 29 March at 7.00pm in the Library. We encourage anyone interested in being involved or just curious as to what we do to…
Thursday, 24 March 2016

Issue 4 - Community Relations

Parent Portal training                                             BACK Hospitality event Secondary Talent Show                                                                     Year 7 Camp App update A very busy fortnight has passed with the Secondary Talent Show during Arts Week wowing audiences, the launch of the Parent "Engage" portal for online reports, Hospitality events and much more. Parent Portal training      Click here for all the information on the parent portal and reading reports online. Hospitality event Year 12 Hospitality students hosted a luncheon on Friday 18 March for parents and staff. Under the guidance of our new Hospitality teacher; Mrs Susan Leach they showed off their considerable skill in cooking, customer service and cappuccino making.  Secondary Talent Show The Secondary Talent Show was held in the John Williamson Theatre in the VMAC on Friday 17 March. It was well attended and the huge audience were well entertained.   Talent Show winners Left-right: Jason Williams (Yr 10), Martha…

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