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Kayaking on Champion Lakes                                                                              BACK EncounteR7 Salvation Army incursion USA NASA Trip 2016 App update - new electronic forms are fantastic Term 2 is already a buzz of activity. Kayaking on Champion Lakes EncounteR7 Salvation Army incursion  USA NASA Trip 2016 The inaugural NASA tour was a huge sucess. 27 students and three staff members travelled to America during the April school holidays. USA NASA Trip 2016I absolutely loved this trip; it was an experience of a lifetime! I enjoyed every single day that we had in America. If I had to choose two of my favourite things that we did they would have to be NASA and Islands of Adventure. NASA was amazing! Everything that we all had hoped it would be! The Atlantis exhibition was incredible, and it was amazing learning about space and the space shuttles that have visited space, and returned to Earth. The Islands of Adventure theme park was also extremely fun; I laughed the most on this…
Friday, 06 May 2016

Issue 6 - Business Manager

Fees and Charges Reminder Main Campus Traffic Entrance Church Of Christ Car Parking Slip Road Inverness Circle Car Parking Fees and Charges ReminderOption 3 payment due date is 11 May 2016. If the account is not paid by the due date, a late payment fee of $50.00 will be incurred. Parents who are unable to pay fees by the due date must contact myself or Mrs Karen Hildebrandt, Assistant Business Manager  to make alternative arrangements. 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 at the rear of the gym or the 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 of Christ's lawns;* Please ensure you have clear vision before reversing slowly from your car bay as there…
Friday, 06 May 2016

Issue 6 - Head of Primary

Canberra Encounter                                                                                                   BACK The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents Speech Pathology workshop Food items - St George's Cathedral Welcome to new students Year 6 Peer Mediation Programme Canberra Encounter Excitement is building for our tour to Canberra! We leave on Sunday 15 May and our Year 6 students have just received their wonderful Leavers’ shirts in time to wear to the airport. On Monday 16 May we visit the Museum of Australian Democracy (the old Parliament House) and then Parliament House; with an election looming there is sure to be some excitement in our nation’s Capital. That afternoon we climb Telstra Tower (or really just take the elevator to the top floor!) for an excellent view of Canberra. Tuesday will involve the National Film and Sound Archives, the National Portrait Gallery, the High Court (we sit in on an actual trial!) and then the Australian War Memorial. Amy and Matthew will lay…
Good start to the new term                                                                            BACK Student achievements Parent Portal ‘engage’ NAPLAN and Examination Information Looking forward Good start to the new termThe whole school ANZAC service was very well received and students and participants were very respectful. Big thank-yous go out to Christopher Cain, School Prefect (Year 12) who led the Service, Patrick Colley (Year 10) and Bodhi Greenham (Year 11) in full service uniform as Flag Orderlies tending the Australian flag, Mr Phil Mayes who played the Last Post and Mr Gary Bordoni's visual presentation of the ANZACs. Secondary students have settled into routines well. We warmly welcome new students and staff this term.  Welcome also to Mr Rory Marchant as Acting Head of Charter and Ms Elise Kelly to Charter House. This has been a seamless transition for students. Student achievementsYear 7 student Mia Caruso has been commended by the Red Cross for her Year 6 PYP Exhibition work from 2015. Year 12 student Emmerson Lawrence played a part in this year’s ANZAC…
Friday, 06 May 2016

Issue 6 - Acting Principal

Year 7 Open Morning                                                                                  BACK NEiTA Awards Outstanding work by our Chapel Prefect Leavers' Jackets Year 7 Open MorningThis morning we held a very successful Year 7 Open Morning. Parents attended from our existing Year 6 cohort, parents whose children are enrolling for Year 7 in 2017/2018 and also a very welcome number of parents who are in the initial stages of looking at John Wollaston as the secondary school of choice for their child. Ms Jaqueline Fisher, Head of Year 7, spoke of all the wonderful opportunities this age group have, particularly the EncounteR7 programme which encompasses service learning, resilience and independence activities, inquiry based learning and a whole lot of fun. Ms Anne Harris-Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning spoke about the opportunities for students as they move through the Secondary School and Mrs Pauline Galley-Acting Deputy Principal Pastoral Care spoke about the care taken of every student at John Wollaston. With its purpose-built building, pastoral care initiatives and…

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