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Friday, 12 February 2016

Issue 1 - Senior Deputy Principal

Welcome                                                                                            BACK Year 12 Encounter Year 12 Ball Clubs School Representation Commissioning of Student Leaders School Backpacks Southern Cross Cultural Exchange Relationships Australia        Welcome Apart from the heat it has been a lovely start to the 2016 school year. The Commons has been greeted with enthusiasm, respect and lots of positive comments by the students and has proven to be a cool haven at recess and lunch for Years 10, 11 and 12 students during this week's soaring temperatures. Student in Years 8 and 9 have the comfort of the Technology Centre and Year 7s are being looked after in the Year 7 Centre. Our Library Resource Centre is also open at break times. Hopefully the temperatures will cool down a little in the next few weeks as I know the students would rather be out playing football, soccer, basketball and other activities. Year 12 Encounter The Year 12 Encounter took place…
Friday, 12 February 2016

Issue 1 - Chaplain

Lent                                                                                                     BACK The season of Lent is upon us again.  Traditionally, this is a time of fasting, repentance and prayer in preparation for Easter. Lent calls us to focus more on the spiritual aspect of our lives, and in particular, to focus on repentance. Repentance is to feel remorse for what one has done or failed to do, and to resolve to do better in the future.   Part of this process of Lenten reflection and repentance has traditionally been to seek to detach or distance oneself from the things of this world. People have given up things or habits such as smoking, watching too much television, eating chocolate and sweets. The rationale behind this is that people who are weighed down by their physical desires are less able to focus on their spiritual needs or the needs of others, and to respond to them.   On a more positive note,…
Friday, 12 February 2016

Issue 1 - Community Relations

App Update                                                                                                                                   BACK Let us know what's happening App Update John Wollaston has had a brilliant uptake of the new School App - SchoolStream. We currently have  403 community members have downloaded the App to their mobile or tablet during the first week of its launch. SchoolStream says this is a record uptake! You will receive notices, updates, permission forms and much more. The App is totally customisable to our School's requirements so please let me know if there is anything you would like to see on there. Click the link below to see how the more we use a School App we can help to save paper and the environment. Creating a paperless school community. Let us know what's happening With such a large and exciting community it is hard to keep track of…
Friday, 12 February 2016

Issue 1 - Business Manager

Main Campus traffic entrance Church of Christ car parking The Slip Road Inverness Circle car parking Fees and Charges Reminder 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 crosswalk. The Slip Road* Please do not park your car and leave it unattended. If you require to either walk or meet your child/ren…
Friday, 12 February 2016

Issue 1 - Principal

Surviving the heat                                                                                        BACK February events Official Opening and Blessing of The Commons Surviving the heat The start of a new school year is always accompanied by hot weather; however, the bracing heat of this week has proved testing for everyone. Never have swimming lessons and air conditioned classrooms been so popular! Students and staff are to be acknowledged for their forbearance in the heat. The students are generally coping well by maintaining a good fluid intake and wearing their hats and caps outdoors. Staff, whilst teaching the normal programme, are mindful of the oppressive conditions and are closely monitoring outdoor activities. Classrooms have been made available to students at lunchtime to keep cool. With the heatwave set to extend into next week, please continue to ensure that your children attend school well equipped to cope with the weather. February eventsThis month is one of the busiest on the School Calendar, commencing with Parent Evenings for the…

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