Ripples Edition 4 | 21 March 2019

Principal’s Message

In an extraordinary affirmation of the relativity of time, we find ourselves near the end of Term One! It has been a challenging term in so many ways. Yet through it all, the students have been (as is their inclination) unbelievably positive and have kept alive that sense of optimism …

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Primary News

Reading is a life skill that opens doors to an enormous range of learning and opportunities. Like riding a bike, the skill improves with practise and eventually becomes automatic. Learning to read takes more time for some than others but it can be easier when the brain is wired to …

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Curriculum

This time of term brings about the culmination of the work being undertaken by students. It can be a little stressful as students navigate due dates and exams. It is important to keep the lines of communication open with your child’s teachers should you notice more than normal levels of …

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Pastoral Care

Shave for a Cure Every day 34 Australians are given the devastating news that they have leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or a related blood disorder. These blood cancers can affect anyone, of any age, at any time. They can’t be prevented and because treatment usually lasts longer than for other cancers, …

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Lake Side Reflection

As part of the Lenten journey which began on Ash Wednesday, the staff and students at St John’s were signed with an Ash cross. The ash was made from the palm crosses that the Primary students received at the Palm services last year. Within the Christian tradition Lent is a …

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PACE

In the last couple of weeks students have been learning and preparing for assessment in all areas of Performing Arts classes. Musical The musical rehearsals are gearing up and by the end of this term the whole show will be blocked and choreographed ready to polish and refine next term …

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SPORT

Secondary TAS Swimming Congratulations to our TAS Swim Team who competed at Chandler on Wednesday 20 March.  Our boys achieved a well-deserved Sixth overall and girls Eighth overall. Individual age group results were as follows: Fourth – 13 Girls Fifth – 14, 16 Boys Sixth – 12 Boys and Girls, …

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Extracurricular Activities

Harmony Week Harmony Week is the 17-23 March 2019 and it celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It is a time to come together with friends and family and through schools, workplaces and our wider communities to celebrate our diversity. Since 1999, more than 77, 000 Harmony Week events have been held …

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Important Information

New Daily Correspondence  The last two weeks you would have received our new Daily Correspondence emails in you inbox. This is a new initiative for the College to replace individual emails being sent by College staff directly to families. Instead of receiving multiple emails from various teachers, families are encouraged …

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Dates for the Diary

March and April 2019 FOTA Trivia Night  GET LAST TICKETS HERE 

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Old Collegians’ Association

Old Collegian Matthew Hanger Going for Gold! Winning a Golden Globe is fantastic but backed up with an Oscar is a dream come true for St John’s Old Collegian Matthew Hanger (Class of 2008). Matthew was part of the Sony Pictures Animation team to win both of these coveted awards (Best Animated Feature) for …

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St John’s Foundation

St John’s Foundation Dates for the Diary St John’s Foundation Business Breakfast Series Wednesday, 22 May 2019 Computer Merchants, 144 Bluestone Circuit, Seventeen Mile Rocks From 7am Guest speaker and how to book to be released shortly St John’s Foundation Fundraising Dinner 2019 Friday, 13 September Hillstone St Lucia Golf …

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P&F Association

St John’s is delighted to introduce the newly appointed P&F President Roscoe Revelly. Roscoe has been an active member of the St John’s community the past four years with his two children Mia and Mason commencing Kindy in 2015. During the Kindy years, Roscoe was interested in becoming more involved …

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Student Protection

You have the right to feel safe at all times including when you are a student at this school and until you graduate from the College. Protection for children and young people is of paramount importance in Anglican Church schools. St John’s Anglican College has policies and procedures which assist …

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