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Friday, 12 February 2016

Issue 1 - Parents and Friends

  Annual Family Bush Dance and Barbecue   Wednesday 17 February, 5.30pm   Please return the RSVP FORM to your relevant student reception.   Everyone is welcome, please come along even if you missed sending your RSVP form in. Click on image for pdf.
Friday, 12 February 2016

Issue 1 - Head of Primary

Welcome                                                                                                       BACK Swimming Lessons International Baccalaureate (IB) Parent Seminar Year 6 Canberra Tour – Parent Information Session Peer Support begins WelcomeWe welcome our many new students to John Wollaston Anglican Community School. It is wonderful to see so many happy students join our school. For some, it has been a long wait while watching their siblings attend John Wollaston each day in previous years; and now they are finally here! We also welcome back all existing John Wollaston students to what has been a busy start to the year. Swimming LessonsMany students have just finished swimming lessons, after beginning on the second day of the school year. Thank you to our Physical Education Specialist Teacher, Mel Fowler, for organising our swimming lessons; such an important skill for all children to develop and certainly no easy task to orchestrate! International Baccalaureate (IB) Parent SeminarThank you also to our Deputy Head of…
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…

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