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Opening of the Annual Art Exhibition 2017                          BACK HPE Wellness Day Secondary House Eisteddfod Pegasus Society Semester 2 Pizza Lunch and Excursion Opening of the Annual Art Exhibition 2017Students, staff and parents were treated to an evening of visual indulgence and gastronomic delights at the 2017 Annual Art Exhibition last week. The exhibition was opened by special guest artists, Dr Audrey and Mr Arif Satar, the creators of Amilita the Cow who resides in the grounds of John Wollaston. Both artists were very complimentary of the quality and range of the art work on display and noted the importance of The Arts in schools. As guests perused the works that challenged notions of the status quo, the use of materials and encouraged interaction, they enjoyed mocktails and supper prepared and served by our Year 10 Hospitality class. The evening was rounded out by the acoustic accompaniment of Ashleigh Bydder on vocals and guitar. Congratulations to all the staff and students involved in the event. Annual Art Exhibition 2017 Facebook link HPE Wellness DayTo celebrate the importance and benefits of physical activity, John Wollaston secondary students celebrated National Health…
Friday, 22 September 2017

Issue 15 Business Manager

The new Upper Primary Centre - Its time to move in!                                                BACK The 2017 "Win your School Fees for a year" Raffle The new Upper Primary Centre - Its time to move in!The exciting building for the new Upper Primary Centre is going well and staff and students are looking forward to moving in for Term 4. The School has been given practical completion of the buidling and IT, Music and Year 6 will begin moving in over the holidays. The concept has been to increase the size of the individual learning spaces to create more flexible learning environments and at the same time providing direct access from these via large glass acoustic sliding doors into a flexible breakout space The completed building will enjoy a sense of transparency and interconnectedness. The breakout space has been provided with dropdown screens for combined / large group presentations and learning opportunities The building has been designed with a strong connection via the Breakout Area to an large covered outdoor space to be used for passive and active learning and…
Friday, 22 September 2017

Issue 15 Head of Primary

Inquiry Journeys                                                BACK Grandparents' Day IPSHA Inter-School Athletics Encounter Experiences Breaking News – Canberra Sydney 2018 Package Free Monday - winners Inquiry JourneysIt was wonderful to see so many families visit our classrooms on Tuesday afternoon. The Art Exhibition was again a highlight and I thank our wonderful staff for all their hard work in creating such a great opportunity for our students to showcase their work. Our students also thoroughly enjoyed all the engaging activities provided by specialist staff (with Mrs Crawford’s sushi disappearing fast!) and were keen to collect as many stamps as possible on their inquiry passport. I thank all our staff for their commitment to our students. Grandparents' DayLast week we welcomed many hundreds of proud grandparents to our School and for the first time this event was open across all year groups. The House Shout was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by the huge audience in attendance. Thank you to all Grandparents for enjoying the sunshine on a wonderful John Wollaston morning. Your feedback was most positive and we look forward…
Friday, 22 September 2017

Issue 15 Principal

A wonderful finish to Term 3                                                      BACK 2018 Prefecture Staff news Upper Primary build completed Humanities Week Jordy's Bike A wonderful finish to Term 3This past fortnight has showcased the great sense of community we have at John Wollaston. The Annual Art Exhibition, held in the Technology Centre, featured wonderful artworks from Primary and Secondary students. Each year I marvel at the skill and expertise of our young artists and this year was no exception. Congratulations to all involved particularly our Visual Arts team of Luke Morgan, Jeanette Lyons, Amanda Lin and Sharon Jones and Arts Prefect Georgia Rickard. Our special guests Mr Arif and Dr Audrey Satar, the creators of Amilita our cow from Perth Cow Parade, were effusive in their praise for the standard of student artwork. Grandparents' Day, held last Friday, involved the Secondary School for the first time. A whole school assembly for grandparents, the highlight of which was the inaugural House Shout, was thoroughly enjoyed by our guests who counted among their number 12 great grandparents. Grandchildren of all…
Friday, 20 October 2017

Issue 16 Uniform Store

 Friday Afternoon Closures                                           BACK School Holiday Trading Last Day of Trading for 2017 Summer Uniforms in Term 1 Blazer Orders Reminder Year 2 to Year 3 require Formal Uniform The Uniform Store will be open during the school holidays on the following days:     Thursday 25 January 2018 8:00am to 11:00am Monday29 January 2018 8:00am to 2:00pm Tuesday 30 January 201 8:00am to 2:00pm Wednesday 31January 2018 8:00am to 10:00am Normal Trading Hours will apply from Wednesday 31 January 2018 1:30pm – 3:30pm. Please be reminded that the Summer Uniform is to be worn during Term 1 as follows:Boys: Navy blue shorts, white shirt and long navy socks with red stripe. School Hat.Girls: Dress and crew socks with red stripe. School Hat. The last day of trading for 2017 will be Monday 4 December 8:30am to 10:00am Students who are transferring from Year 2 to Year 3 in 2018 are reminder that they will need to purchase the formal uniform. This can be done during normal trading hours. Anyone requiring a Blazer for Term 2 2018 will need to have…

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