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Students helping students The Summers Series Encounter news Colours Assembly - Trampolining exhibition Farewell from this chair Students Helping StudentsThis final week of Term 1 has seen some great initiatives where students have provided a service and/or entertainment for other students. The Hospitality students catered for a Year 12 Pop Up Café, providing hot drinks and delicious treats for our senior students. It was well-received by the Year 12s and it was lovely seeing our senior students, who do so much for the School in their final year, being treated to something especially for them. The Summer SeriesThe Summer Series of Performance Bites took place on Tuesday during lunchtime on the Library steps. Several students performed vocal and instrumental items for an appreciative audience. Thank you to Year 7 students Caitlin Kuchel, Sydnee Hopkins and Freya Kerfoot, Year 8 student Ashleigh Bydder, Year 9 student Nicolas Beaman and Year 12 student Darcie Azzam for sharing their excellent talent. Encounter News 2017Parents of Year 11 students please note that the 2017 Year 12 Encounter will be held prior to the academic year commencing, 23 January until 25 January 2017. This is to ensure students can begin their classes during the first week…
Friday, 08 April 2016

Issue 5 - Principal

Parent meetings well supported Year 1s visit the Principal Colours Assembly with a difference USA/NASA Science Tour departs End of term staff farewells Parent meetings well supportedThank you to the many Primary and Secondary parents who have met with teaching staff during this past fortnight to discuss your child's progress. This early contact in the year is critical in terms of ensuring school and home are "on the same page" regarding expectations and performance. Should you have concerns about your child's progress or well being at any time, please don't hesitate to make contact with the Class teacher (Primary) or House teacher (Secondary) in the first instance as he/she would be happy to assist. Year 1s visit the Principal The Kindergarten Wombat class visited the Principal's office today to find out about the School's "boss". They asked wonderful questions and were given an impromptu yo yo lesson by Anne Ford. Colours Assembly with a differenceThe final Secondary assembly each term is the Colours Assembly, so named because we award Colours to students who have achieved excellence in academic, cultural and sporting domains. It is a time of celebration and encouragement for all students to give their personal best. At this…
• Welcome back                                                                                            BACK• Staff service• ANZAC service• New staff• NASA trip Welcome backIt is with great pleasure that I welcome all students and families back to John Wollaston for Term 2. As Acting Principal I will relish chatting with students across the School. This week I enjoyed my first duty in five years in the Primary School and was challenged to a soccer game and invited to a picnic in the sand. Delightful! Staff serviceTeaching staff and Education Assistants attended the Anglican Schools Commission (ASC) Christian Purposes Day at HBF Stadium last Tuesday. Certificates and badges were awarded to staff who have worked in ASC schools for 20 years or more and we at John Wollaston are proud to have the following people acknowledged: Mrs Carol Lander – 25 yearsMr Danny Birch – 20 yearsMrs Suzie Harman – 20 yearsMrs Karen Hildebrandt – 20 yearsMrs Marilyn Miles – 20 yearsMrs Gailene Shore – 20 yearsMiss…
Friday, 06 May 2016

Issue 6 - Uniform Store

Winter uniform for Term 2                                                                  BACK Winter uniform for Term 2 Please 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 crest, tartan tie, black knee high socks or tights, jumper, school scarf (optional), school hat. Years 7-12Boys – Grey trousers, short sleeved white shirt with school crest, jumper (compulsory for Year 7) , blazer (compulsory Year  8-12), tartan tie (Year 7-10), red tie (Year 11 & 12), school  scarf (optional)Girls – Tartan skirt, short sleeved white over blouse with school crest, jumper (compulsory for Year 7), blazer (compulsory  Year 8-12), tartan tie (Year 7-10), red tie (Year 11 & 12), black opaque stockings, school  scarf (optional). Link to School Uniform page on the website. Wendy BrinnerUniform Store Coordinator
P & F Disco                                                                BACK Meetings New email address The P&F has kicked the year off to a great start. We've been busy at meetings planning out a year of fun activities and events for the whole School community. We're really excited about the year ahead! P & F Disco Kindergarten to Year 7 Date:      Friday 27 May Times:    Kindy to Year 2 - 5.00pm to 6.00pm (Parents of Kindy-Year 2 students MUST stay)    Year 3 to Year 5 - 6.15pm to 7.30pm (Students must be collected from the VMAC Door)    Year 6 to Year 7 -  7.45pm to 9.00pm (Students must be collected from the VMAC Door) Venue: Victoria Morgan Arts Centre (VMAC) Cost: $5 Click here for tickets. Our next event will be the ever-popular Primary Disco. Held on Friday 27 May in the Victoria Morgan Arts Centre (VMAC) this evening is always a hit with the kids. Ticket order forms will be going home soon and we encourage everyone to get their…

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