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Thursday, 24 March 2016

Issue 4 - Business Manager

Main Campus traffic entrance                                                         BACK Church of Christ car parking The Slip Road Inverness Circle car parking 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 Centre Road at the…
Thursday, 24 March 2016

Issue 4 - Chaplain

Christ Crucified Is God’s Power and Wisdom                                              BACK For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength During Holy Week each year, the clergy of the Diocese congregate for a special Chrism Eucharist service in the Cathedral. It is at this service that we renew our ordination vows in preparation for Easter. One of the readings at that service this year was the following: “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written:“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.” Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who…
Thursday, 24 March 2016

Issue 4 - Head of Primary

Reporting to Parents: Three-Way Conferences                                       BACK NAPLAN Easter Service Reporting to Parents: Three-Way Conferences In our Primary School, parents receive information regarding their children's progress each term. In Terms 2 and 4, this takes the form of a written report. In Term 1 parents, students and teachers participate in a Three-Way Conference. In Term 3 parents and students will share their achievements in a student-led conference, also known as an Inquiry Journey. Three-Way Conferences will be held in Weeks 9 and 10 of this term. The idea behind this conference is for each student to share their learning, discuss their progress and set achievable goals. While it may at first seem unusual for students to set learning goals at such a young age (shouldn’t the teacher be setting the goals?), there is a great deal of research evidence to suggest that it is important that children take ‘agency’ of their own development, with assistance from family and school. This leads to increased motivation and ownership over the learning process. You will have received an email from your teacher requesting that you choose…
Thursday, 24 March 2016

Issue 4 - Senior Deputy Principal

Equestrian                                                               BACK School Events Year 7 Camp Senior SAS Frisbee finals Equestrian Pictured: Juliet King one of the JWACS team who competed at Capel over the past weekend(Thank you to Waylib photographyfor the use of the photograph. Well done to our Equestrian Eventing team, which competed at Capel last weekend. All riders had to complete a dressage test, a cross country course and a showjumping round. Mistakes in any phase will result in elimination from the event. Ciara De Groot and Juliette King successfully completed the EVA 95cm class, while Year 7 student Takara Smyth rode very well on her pony to complete the EVA 65cm class; her first for John Wollaston. Amelia Edmonds-Coad completed her dressage test but a very eager, energetic horse made the jumping phases difficult and Amelia sensibly withdrew from the showjumping. As always our girls looked fantastic in the School colours, showed excellent sportsmanship to others and took great care of their horses. The next Inter-School competition for the girls is in April at…
Thursday, 24 March 2016

Issue 4 - Principal

New P&F President                                                                                                                BACK Participation in Sir Charles Court Young Leaders Program Online Academic Reporting in the Secondary School Easter Eucharist New P&F PresidentAt the recent P&F AGM, members elected a new President Mrs Megan Blackman to succeed long serving, outgoing President Mrs Del Nash. Mrs Blackman and her committee are keen to build on the good work of previous years and look forward to working with parents and the School to support our students in 2016. The P&F Committee comprises a friendly, active group of parents who always welcome newcomers to their meetings. I look forward to working closely with the President in the months ahead. Participation in Sir Charles Court Young Leaders ProgramThe Sir Charles Court Young Leaders Program is a prestigious program conducted by Curtin University for Year 10 students who display strong leadership experience and a genuine commitment to community. It is a…

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