Ripples Issue 6 | 27 April 2017

Principal’s Message

Dear Families The annual National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is upon us early in May. Mass testing programs such as these always draw public commentary. No doubt media stories will emerge once again this year decrying falling educational standards, limited government funding for education and the potential …

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Primary News

Students of today who want to be global leaders in the future, need to be open minded, have an understanding of different cultures and a passion for the world, wanting to see it as a more peaceful and sustainable place. Young children may not realise that they live in a …

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Curriculum

Welcome to the first edition of Ripples for Term Two.  I hope each student had a restful break and has returned ready for the challenges and opportunities provided by this new term. Academic Goal Setting All students have been involved in a process of setting academic goals for Term Two …

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Pastoral Care

As young people in their teenage years move toward becoming “other centred” and less focused on themselves, it is important for the community in which they are raised to provide opportunities to shape values that will stay with them for life. As their lives will be played out in an …

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Lakeside Reflection

Welcome back to school as we move into Term 2. We had such a strange end to Term 1 with the last two days of school being cancelled because of cyclone Debbie. This also meant we were unable to hold our annual Easter Service at the Lake or any of …

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For the Diary

Last chance to get your tickets to the 2017 Mother’s Day High Tea!  Bookings close tomorrow, 28 April 2017!

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PACE

Term Two Term Two has started fast and furious for the PACE department.  Rehearsals are in full swing for our performance groups and ensembles rehearsing for upcoming Eisteddfods in May and future performances within the life of St John’s. Miss Pitt advises that the Cello Choir will not be rehearsing …

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Sport

Cross Country Thursday 20 April was the Inter-House Cross Country Carnival.  Weather conditions were excellent for running as the houses pushed each other over the course of the afternoon.  Congratulations to Braithwaite House who took out the double this year winning both Champion House and Spirit trophies. Summary of the …

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St John’s Foundation

St John’s Foundation 2017 Gala Dinner: Sponsorship Announcement We are delighted to announce the first of many sponsors for the St John’s Foundation Gala Dinner on Saturday 9 September 2017. Sirromet has confirmed its support as the wine sponsor for the Gala Dinner. Sirromet’s vineyards are located in the high …

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Important Information

Uniform Shop Winter Knitwear Winter knitwear has arrived and I am sure that the cooler weather will be here as well before we know it.  Even though we try to order enough of every size it is hard to predict what will be needed each year and we do sometimes  …

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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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