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Friday, 08 April 2016

Issue 5 - Chaplain

• “We must find the body!”                                                                                   BACK Over the Easter weekend I went to the cinema to see the movie Risen. This is an interesting movie in as much as whilst most New Testament-inspired movies follow Jesus' storyline from his perspective or that of his followers, Risen seeks to tell a different side of the story. Risen takes the point of view of Clavius, a skeptical Roman commander serving under the rule of Pontius Pilate. Having been warned by the Jewish priests that there was a danger that Jesus’ followers might try to steal the body, Pilate had ordered that his seal be placed on the tomb and that a guard be stationed outside the tomb to ensure that the body did not go missing. Then Caiaphas got the news that the tomb was empty, and brought the news to Pilate. His army, part of one of the greatest military forces in history, had just failed in their job.…
Friday, 08 April 2016

Issue 5 - Head of Primary

Harmony Day Choir Camp Athletic success  Harmony Day Our school community has families from many different cultural backgrounds. We embrace this and want to create opportunities for our students to further develop their awareness of their own and others cultures to broaden their global perspective. Harmony Day is a celebration of our diversity and an opportunity to share traditions and customs. Today we enjoyed a wonderful Harmony Day Assembly and enjoyed a feast for Lighting Lunch that was reflective of the many cultures that make up our school community. In between the obligatory vegemite sandwiches and lamingtons, were delicious Sri Lankan curries, Indian samosas and Thai delicacies. My ‘low carb’ diet went out the window very quickly! Many thanks to Haylee Godfrey for working so hard to create a wonderful day of food and activities. Thank you to Fiona Currey for a wonderful assembly; our students looked wonderful in a wide array of traditional costumes – and our staff certainly embraced the dress of their country of origin. All money raised through the Lightning Lunch will be spent on resources for our students as recommended by our Class Representatives.Aerial photo of all the Primary School students and staff taken by…
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…

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