Week 2 Term 1 2021
- From the Principal
- From the Assistant Principal - Learning and Teaching
- Head Heart Hands
- Student Welfare
- Representative Pathways in School Sport
- After School Study
- Good Deeds
- Canteen News
- Parent & Friends News
- Parent Assembly
- Road Safety
- Second Hand Uniform Shop
- School Locker - School Uniforms
- Position Vacant
From the Principal
Dear Parents, Staff and Students,
Welcome back to the 2021 academic year and what we all hope will be a better year the world over! I would like to especially extend a warm, Woodlawn welcome to our 138 Year 7 students and new students from each of the other year levels. I would also like to commend all parents on the way students have returned to school ‘looking the part’ and thank you for your support in ensuring our Woodlawn students remain worthy ambassadors of the College in the public domain.
We welcome the following staff members to our community:
Ms Suzanne Arnold (from HART Services, formerly St Peters Lutheran College) teaching English;
Fr Bob Barber SM (from St Patrick’s Church Hill, Sydney) as P/T Campus Minister;
Mr Bryn Base (from XCC, Ballina) teaching Earth & Environmental Science, Geography, iSTEM and Maths;
Mrs Sophie Base (from Trinity) temporarily replacing Mrs Merrilyn Pavez in TAS;
Mrs Eleni Challinor (most recently from Trinity) teaching Ancient History/SOR/Legal Studies;
Ms Emerson Egan (2020 Graduate) as YMO;
Mr Luke Flynn (from Assumption College, Warwick) teaching Maths & Assistant Year 7 Coordinator;
Mr Jacob Franey (2018 Graduate) as YMO;
Mr Jesse Hayden (from Holy Trinity, Inverell) teaching English;
Mr Will Miller (2020 Graduate) as Library/Sport/PE Trainee;
Mr Seamus Reen (Ex-Student and University Graduate) as Eagle Centre T/A;
Mr Joel Saye (from St Joseph’s, Banora Point) teaching Business Studies/RE/Commerce and Geography;
Ms Ellen Seller (from Kyogle HS) job-sharing with Mrs Summa O’Brien;
Mrs Tayla Tickle (Graduate Teacher) teaching RE/Science;
Ms Jamie Townley (former YMO) as P/T Eagle Centre T/A;
Ms Naomi White (CSO Undergraduate Program) working as T/A one day per week.
On behalf of all members of our College community, I warmly welcome each of these new staff members to Woodlawn in their respective roles and know that they will each make a valued contribution to our College during their time with us.
I would also like to welcome Mrs Summa O’Brien back to the College after her period of maternity leave and congratulate Mrs Nicole Hetherington on the birth of her daughter, Hallie.
A number of existing staff have changed roles in 2021 so I offer this full list of Leadership appointments which are effective for the 2021 academic year:
COLLEGE LEADERSHIP TEAM
Mr Aaron Beach
Assistant Principal – Learning & Teaching
Mr Michael Campbell
Assistant Principal - Mission
Mrs Annette Reen
Leader of Student Welfare
Mrs Fiona Fennamore
Leader of Curriculum
Mr Matthew Bailey
Leader of Pedagogy
Mr Chris Mason
Leader of Administration
Mr Brad Ryall
Leader of School Evangelisation
Mr Nicholas Jones
Mrs Vicky Fitness
Mrs Debbie Melino
LEADER OF LEARNING
Mrs Sharnie-Lee Garrington
Mr Mark Finlayson
Mrs Claire Ritchie
Mrs Marlaina Garcia
Ms Grace McGirr (Semester 1)
Mrs Sally Ryall
Mr Scott Whitby
Dr Toni Pacey
Mr Brian Battese
Mr David Maslen
Mrs Tanya Pearson
Ms Annabelle Green
Mrs Sharon Thompson
Ms Stevie Whitton
Mr Ruben Garcia
Mr Simon Andrews
Mr Matthew Irvin
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Mrs Jessica Godfrey
High Potential Learning
Ms Melissa Rainbird
Indigenous Education Worker
Ms Bronwyn King
Mrs Michelle Went
Learning Support Teacher
Ms Jessica Schultz
Library and Information Services
Mrs Catherine Graham-Smith
Ms Suzanne Arnold
Mrs Natalie Harris
Mrs Tanya Pearson
Mr Bernie Maginnity
Mr Craig Saad
Mrs Michelle Wright
Mr Luke Flynn
Ms Melissa Rainbird
Mr Peter Jeffery
Ms Stephanie Darke
Mr David Maslen
Ms Amy McDowell
I would encourage all parents to ensure that you check your child’s Student Planner at least once per week and sign in the appropriate place. The Student Planner is a vital tool in assisting timely home-school communication.
Our ‘theme’ for Woodlawn in 2021 is – ‘Strong Relationships Build Positive Communities’. This is really timely given what we have seen transpire on the international stage in recent weeks and is one of the most important lessons we can teach our children.
Other news, in brief:
A number of minor works have been completed over the holiday period. These include: Pool upgrades; a number of areas being repainted; re-tiling of the Sports Change Rooms; re-fencing the Tennis Courts, along with some flood remediation work after what happened to us in the last school week of 2020. I especially thank Mrs Vicky Fitness, Mr Darren Magner and their respective teams for their work over the break towards these projects.
Our College Newsletters will continue to be issued in electronic form only in 2021. A brief Bulletin will be issued in the off-week, if the need arises. If you are unable to access a digital copy of our Newsletter (via the College App, website or email) I ask that you contact Mrs Sharon Robotham in the College Office to request a hard copy.
Our ICT programme continues to develop and I would issue my own personal reminder about the importance of storing these devices safely during the school day, especially at recess and lunch times when they should be locked away in student lockers. This is most important, especially with Accidental Damage insurance incurring an excess. I would like to especially thank Ms Sue Buss and Mr Paul Somerville for their work in ensuring each of our students has access to technology from the beginning of the school year.
Mr Brian Battese, our Sports Coordinator, has outlined the format, elsewhere in this Newsletter, for our Inter-House Swimming Carnival which will held (main events) as a daytime only event on Friday, 12 February. Please note compulsory attendance and normal College rules and procedures which apply for the Carnival. Unfortunately, COVID-19 restrictions mean that parents will be unable to attend. A full Canteen will be operating on the day and I thank our P&F for their assistance here.
Our P&F Executive met on Monday, 1 February to discuss catering arrangements for the Swimming Carnival. Our next P&F meeting is the AGM on 8 March and I would really encourage all parents and guardians to consider an active role in our P&F, which is a great forum to support the many initiatives which are taking place within the College.
Our annual Year 7 ‘Meet and Greet’ will be held on Tuesday, 16 February from 5.30pm to 6.30pm and will also include new students and their parents from Years 8-11. While the traditional format of this event has had to change due to COVID-19 restrictions, our new families will now gather on the College Drive for a brief meeting, followed by an opportunity to meet with teachers and Home Group Teachers. Supper will be provided. It is expected that all families make every effort to attend this important event to welcome you into the College community.
Included with this Newsletter is the College Calendar for Term One. This will obviously be subject to change based on any applicable COVID-19 restrictions at the time of event/s.
Our Opening Mass will be celebrated next Wednesday morning, 10 February here at the College. Bishop Greg Homeming OCD will be the Principal Celebrant, joined by College Chaplain, Fr Bing Monteagudo. Please note that attendance will be restricted to students and staff only due to COVID-19 regulations.
Existing parents would be aware that we pride ourselves here at Woodlawn on building productive partnerships between home and the College. As in all things, from time to time issues will arise. Mr Campbell, Mrs Reen and I are always available to speak with parents on any matters, provided that these have been initially addressed with the staff member concerned. To contact any member of staff, please phone the College office on 6626 2600 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and the message will be forwarded on.
You will find a ‘flow chart’ outlining home-school communication reproduced below.
Communication Between Home and the College
I would like to alert parents/guardians to the College’s Class Change Procedures, given the number of requests being made at the beginning of this year:
Students in Years 7 to 10 at St John’s College, Woodlawn are allocated to one of five mixed ability base classes after extensive consultation with staff. In Years 9 & 10, a level of academic streaming does occur within Mathematics classes to meet the requirements of the NESA Stages 5.1/5.2/5.3 Mathematics courses.
Class changes are not made at parent request. On occasions, if welfare or academic concerns arise, College staff will collaborate with families and students to ensure that student needs are being met. Class changes of a Welfare nature will generally only be considered if there is a supporting recommendation provided by a Mental Health Professional.
Year Coordinators and Leaders of Learning are responsible for collating student information and making class placement recommendations to the College Leadership Team. The Principal makes the final decision on all student class placements and staffing allocations.
While there have been no additional COVID-19 updates since my letter of 25 January, it is imperative that students who are displaying even the slightest signs of illness remain at home. A reminder that should a student become unwell during the course of a school day they will be required to be collected from the Student Services Office ASAP to minimise the risk of cross-infection.
As per NSW Health advice, people displaying symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, dry cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, headache) are advised to get tested. A student or staff member who has been unwell cannot return to school unless proof of a negative COVID-19 test has been provided. There are several local testing centres aside from your local GP, including Lismore Base Hospital and Ballina Respiratory Clinic. Visit the NSW Health website for further details.
Current Public Health Orders can also be found at: health.nsw.gov.au by clicking on COVID-19 (Case Alerts). These lists are updated daily and if you have recently travelled you must follow the mandatory isolation guidelines stringently.
Additional cleaning measures remain in place at the College for Term 1 and while social distancing is not officially required of students in schools, students are now restricted to mixing within their immediate year levels only, where possible, and have also been asked to refrain from close interactions with other students and staff.
As our first reflection for the year, I include the following article by Sr Berneice Loch RSM for your perusal:
Beginning This New Year
‘As I write… at the beginning of this New Year, I cannot help but reflect on how much our circumstances have changed since this time last year. Yet the mission… to which we are called does not change… 2020 was for us all, I think, a challenging year. We have had to be flexible and creative as we sought ways to realise the vision… in these particular times in all our different situations. Right now it seems that 2021 might not be all that different, and so we enter a second year of great uncertainty. I am reminded of Catherine McAuley’s words about taking small steps,
‘Thus we may hope to get on – taking short careful steps, not great strides.’
When we don’t know the path ahead, taking small steps can be very appropriate and sometimes we can manage’.
Finally, I look forward to working with all parents and guardians of the Woodlawn community throughout the course of 2021 and ask for your ongoing support as we work in partnership to really make a difference in the lives of our children.
From the Assistant Principal - Learning and Teaching
Once again it has been a smooth start to the year. Students in Years 7-11 have started off the year working very well and our Senior students have already settled in well with their HSC courses. We look forward to their continued positive contribution to the College. I would like to congratulate each our students on the positive start they have made to the year.
Woodlawn has a proud history and is now in its 91st year of operation. We are very proud of our current group of students and I am sure our new cohort of Year 7 students will continue to uphold the traditions and good name of the College.
At our Opening Assembly, I addressed the student body with the theme of ‘taking responsibility’. I shared with them the following quote from Fr Richard Rohr:
“Free will has been under increasing attack in the last thirty years. People don’t believe they have personal responsibility. Thus we play the victim or look for who to blame, anything so I don’t have to own my freedom. Even on the cross Jesus neither plays victim or creates victims. That’s free will!”
All students need to take ownership of their behaviour and in particular their learning behaviours. The classroom teacher is the facilitator of learning; however, they cannot learn for the student. Students need to come to class prepared, engage with the learning and seek the appropriate support, when required. It is important for students to realise that learning does not stop at 3.15 pm. For optimal student performance the design of a consistent home revision program is essential. I am available to guide any student who may require some assistance in this area. If you are concerned about the wellbeing or learning of your child please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.
Have a great week.
Assistant Principal - Learning & Teaching
Head Heart Hands
Welcome to 2021 and the year that Pope Francis has announced will be the Year of St Joseph and the family. I read with interest his reasoning for this renewed focus on relationships and care: "We are called to rediscover the educational value of the family unit; it must be founded on the love that always regenerates relationships, opening up horizons of hope."
This emphasis on relationships is also linked with our College focus on making positive relationships to build a strong community. With this at the heart of all we do, families will be receiving an email from Home Group teachers over the coming week. This is an informal communication that aligns with our focus on introducing everyone to this group which plays a seminal role in our Wellbeing Framework. It is also a reminder of the purpose of the Home Group and Home Group teachers as a point of call for families. Our Year 12 leaders have been commissioned to ensure that all students are known and cared for in their home groups.
Pictured below are students taking the pledge and receiving their badges.
I would like to acknowledge the positive way our Seniors have taken up the challenge this week. Our House Leaders have also impressed me with their unique ideas and sense of spirit. Their initiative to designate Week 3 as 'Spirit Week' is a first for the College.
Monday, 8 February - Normal uniform;
Tuesday, 9 & Thursday, 11 February - Students are encouraged to appropriately accessorise with House colours after arriving at school (for example: socks/hats/caps);
Wednesday, 10 February - Full sports uniform (House shirts), House coloured scrunchies and ribbons permitted;
Friday, 12 February - Sports uniform (House shirts). Students then change into appropriate, fun House coloured gear.
This week we welcomed our Year 7s in a number of different forums. I spoke to them about every moment of our lives being historically significant and subsequently filmed them in the Chapel.
We look forward to our Opening College Mass and Swimming Carnival days. This month we also reflect on our actions and relationships during Lenten Liturgies. Meeting our Year 7 families and the commissioning our Social Justice and St Vincent de Paul teams will also take place in the coming two weeks.
Assistant Principal - Mission
Dear Parents / Caregivers,
Welcome to the first edition of our Welfare Matters newsletter. Each publication will provide updates and hints for promoting the wellbeing of the students at Woodlawn. Wellbeing is made up of a number of components - physical, social, spiritual, cultural and emotional aspects. At the College, we aim to support all students to achieve optimal wellbeing so they can be the best version of themselves and therefore achieve to the best of their ability. Over the course of the year we will be examining these aspects in more detail.
I will take this opportunity to introduce the 2021 College Welfare Team:
Annette Reen - Assistant Principal - Mission - email@example.com
Fiona Fennamore - Leader of Student Welfare - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Godfrey - Counsellor - email@example.com
Christina Hazell - Counsellor (Term 4) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Irvin - Year 12 Coordinator - email@example.com
Michelle Went - Year 12 Assistant Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
Simon Andrews - Year 11 Coordinator - email@example.com
Jane Farrugia - Year 11 Assistant Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruben Garcia - Year 10 Coordinator - email@example.com
Melissa Rainbird - Year 10 Assistant Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
Stevie Whitton - Year 9 Coordinator - email@example.com
Bernie Maginnity - Year 9 Assistant Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharon Thompson - Year 8 Coordinator - email@example.com
Craig Saad - Year 8 Assistant Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
Annabelle Green - Year 7 Coordinator - email@example.com
Luke Flynn - Year 7 Assistant Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Schultz - Inclusion Coordinator - email@example.com
Richard Seymour - Student Support Officer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to contact staff on this list if you have any concerns about your child’s wellbeing. In addition, your child’s Home Group teacher has contact with your child each day and is therefore a good reference point in the first instance.
It is great to welcome our students back to the College for 2021. A special welcome is extended to our new students and their families. I know I speak on behalf of the staff when I say that we look forward to meeting you, and getting to know you, over the course of the year.
Year 7 is to be commended on the fantastic start they have made to their high school journey. They have hit the ground running, meeting new people, enjoying new subjects, soaking up new information and of course finding their way around the huge grounds of Woodlawn.
They have been welcomed into their Home Groups and made some positive connections with both older peers and members of staff. They are excited for the College Swimming Carnival next week, eager to pave their way in the Woodlawn community.
At the beginning of the week I asked students “What will you create that will make Woodlawn awesome? What will your footprint be?” I was met with many smiles, as they considered the endless possibilities of their time here at the College.
Along with the rest of the staff, I look forward to the years ahead with our 2021 Year 7 students.
I would also like to remind families of the College uniform requirements.
Boys’ summer uniform
* Shirt: College green striped shirt - worn outside the shorts.
* Shorts: Grey polyester dress shorts worn on the waist. A plain black or grey belt must be worn.
* Socks: Grey College socks.
* Shoes: Conventional black leather lace-up school shoes (polished).
* Hat: College green wide brimmed hat.
Girls’ summer uniform
* Blouse: White, Peter Pan collar, short sleeve, pleated back (College design).
* Tie: Short bottle green ‘mini-tie’.
* Skirt: Green College tartan (knee length).
* Socks: Plain white, ‘Bonds’ style, ankle length, fold over top (Sockettes not permitted).
* Shoes: Conventional black leather lace-up school shoes (Polished).
* Hat: College green wide brimmed hat.
Boys’ and Girls’ sport uniform
* Shirt: College sports shirt.
* Shorts: Black College sports shorts with embroidered ‘eagle’ badge.
(Other styles of black shorts with labels, logos, prints etc. are not permitted).
* Socks: College sports socks (only style permitted).
* Shoes: Clean sports shoes. No skate or canvas shoes permitted.
Uniforms can be purchased from the School Locker at Southern Cross University and the Homemaker Centre in Ballina. Our College Second Hand Uniform Shop is open on the first Wednesday of each month in the Colin Centre.
I would like to remind you of significant events occurring next week. Each of these events strengthens our College community so it is really important that students are present and fully engaged.
Wednesday, February 10 - College Opening School Mass - (am) / College Swimming Carnival (pm);
Friday, February 12 - College Swimming Carnival (all day).
Leader of Student Welfare
Representative Pathways in School Sport
The College, through the Lismore Diocese, offers pathways through to represent NSWCCC and in some sports NSW All Schools and School Sport Australia.
Sports such as: Swimming, Athletics, Cross Country, Soccer (open male/female), Rugby League (15/18 years), Touch Football (male/female open/15 years) start with Lismore Diocesan Trials and then progress through to the above.
Other sports: Netball (15/18 years), AFL (15 years), Rugby Union (16/18 years), Softball (male/female), Baseball, Basketball (male/female) Cricket (15/18 years), Golf, Hockey, Tennis (male/female) and Triathlon move directly to NSWCCC trials and students and parents need to visit the CCC website for details and applications.
The following sports, which have a direct pathway to CCC, are now open for registration. NSWCCC Sport Registrations 2021 for pathway sports opened on 1 February.
For registration please click on the link below.
Term One Individual Nominations Sport Registrations
- Cricket – 19 Years Boys - 9 & 10 February – Closed 3 February
- Cricket - 15 Years Girls - 15 February – Close 10 February
- Softball – Boys & Girls - 22 February – Close 12 February
- Tennis - Boys & Girls - 1 March – Close 22 February
- Cricket – U16 Boys – 1 March – Close 18 February
- Baseball – Boys – 3 March – Close 26 February
- Golf – Boys & Girls – 8 March – Close 25 February
- Volleyball – Boys & Girls – 10 March - Close 5 March
- Water Polo – Boys & Girls – 15 March – Close 11 March
- Hockey – Open Boys & Girls, 16s Girls – Close 15 March
- Diving – Boys & Girls – 29 March – Close 19 March
Application are now open for the following sports. If your son or daughter is interested, please tell them to see Mr Battese at the Sports Office for further details.
Open Male and Female Soccer
Students need to be in Year 10 or above, Trials held at Southern Cross Football Centre - parents need to transport trialists.
Open and under 15 years Male and Female. Trials held at Coffs Harbour - parents need to transport trialists.
Open and under 15 years. Trials at Woodlawn.
For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Swimming Carnival Programme 2021
Wednesday, 10 February
100 yds Freestyle Championship
Periods 4 & 5
Individual Medley Championship
Friday, 12 February
Freestyle Championship Relay
Freestyle Grade Relays
Medley Championship Relays
16 Person House Championship Relay
Thursday, 4 March
Lismore Diocesan Carnival – Lismore Pool
Monday, 29 March
NSWCCC Championships - Homebush
Friday, 28 May
NSW All Schools Championship - Homebush
After School Study
Welcome back to Woodlawn for 2021. This year, we will be continuing the after school study program for all of our students in the Library every Monday afternoon until 4:30pm.
The Library will be open to all students to revise any subject area.
It’s a great opportunity for students to complete homework or assignments in a supported environment, or seek help for any work they may have missed. Students are also encouraged to communicate with their teachers if they have any specific questions that might need addressing.
If you have any questions regarding Monday After School Study, please feel free to make contact with me directly via email: email@example.com or contact the College Office.
We look forward to seeing your child there.
Year 10 Coordinator/Teacher of Mathematics
Please ring the College on our Student Absence Line (6626 2629)
or email firstname.lastname@example.org if your son/ daughter is absent from school.
All student absences need to be accounted for. Accounting for student absences is a legal requirement for all schools. Your assistance in providing the relevant information to us regarding your child’s absences daily is appreciated.
Any students who have experienced flu-like symptoms are now required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before returning to the College. Please email email@example.com with the results prior to returning to the College.
Student Drop-off & Pick-up Zone
The student drop-off zone is located at the sporting field entrance leading to a roundabout with two-way traffic where you may drop-off and pick-up in a marked drop-off zone. There are waiting bays for short stopping on the left hand side when entering, if required. Please also note that the College speed limit is a maximum of 15km/hr.
Signing Students In and Out of the College
If students are arriving late to the College we are asking parents/guardians not to enter the College Office if at all possible but to drop students off in the drop-off/pick-up zone and to phone Student Services Office on 6626 2629 on their arrival.
If students are leaving the College early please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the arrangement details. Please phone Student Services Office on your arrival to pick-up your student at the arranged time. Students will be sent to the drop-off/pick-up zone. Thank you for respecting our modified conditions to protect all members of our College community at this time.
Janine Brown & Sharon Robotham
Student Services Office
Woodlawn students, Kai Ferguson, Sam Burden and Noah Brink walked 130kms from Cape Byron to Brooms Head, to raise funds for the Mark Hughes Foundation. After raising over $3,300 for brain cancer research and awareness, they were thanked personally for their efforts by Mark Hughes.
The Mark Hughes Foundation provides grants for brain cancer research and patient support, including through the NRL's Beanie for Brain Cancer Round.
The boys admitted; however, that the trek was far more difficult than they expected. They believe it didn't help that they probably chose the four hottest days of the year to do the walk. The boys experienced sunburn and severe blisters but knew this was all worth it for such a good cause.
We would like to congratulate Kai, Sam and Noah on such a good deed and accomplishment.
The cash free way to pay! - REGISTER NOW
Paying for lunches is now safer and hassle free. With cashless cards there's no need for students to bring cash to school.
The College has Flexischools to allow students to pay at the Canteen using their existing student ID card. Paying for lunches and items at recess or lunch is now safer and hassle free. With cashless cards there's no need for students to bring cash to school. Parents can set daily spending limits and view transactions online. Parents can also top up funds at anytime.
The Canteen has introduced a Fast Track line for students who have pre-ordered to collect their lunches, making it mush easier and quicker for students.
We encourage all students to register. This will allow for those days when your student may have forgotten their homemade lunches.
Please follow the link below to register now:
Parent & Friends News
Our Parents and Friends Association will be running the Sports Canteen on Wednesday, 10 February in the afternoon, providing snacks and drinks for the students during preliminary swimming events. A full canteen menu will also be available on Friday, 12 February for the College Swimming Carnival. The money raised from these sales goes towards purchasing resources for our students.
The Parent Assembly supports parents as they seek to improve their understanding of child development and parenting skills. Opportunities are provided for parents to enhance their knowledge and skills through seminars, topical workshops and expert guest speakers. Since its beginning in 1995, the Parent Assembly has provided parenting education opportunities for parents in the following areas:
- Prayer and family life
- Drug and alcohol education
- Christian personal development and human sexuality
- Cyber safety
- Bullying in schools
- Boys and girls education
- Parenting skills
Safer Internet Day - Dates/Times: (Australian Eastern Daylight time)
eSafety's parent guide to cyberbullying and online drama. This Safer Internet Day 2021 webinar will look at how parents and carers can support young people to have safe and respectful online relationships and what to do if things go wrong.
It will cover:
- Starting conversations with your child about their online friendships and positive ways to deal with changing relationships.
- Understanding the rights, law and community expectations that govern social media use.
- Where to seek help if your child is involved in a cyberbullying incident.
The webinar will include case studies, research and targeted advice so you can suppor the young people in your life to have safe, enjoyable online experiences.
eSafety's 2021 parent and carer webinar schedule - Save the Dates!
Tuesday, 9 February 7.30pm - 8.30 pm
Wednesday, 10 February 12.30pm - 1.30 pm
Wednesday, 10 February 7.30pm - 8.30 pm
Monday, 15 February 12.30pm - 1.30 pm
Monday, 22 March 12.30pm - 1.30pm
As children return to school, it is important to keep safety in mind. As parents, you should take the opportunity to talk with your children about getting to and from school safely. Here are some safety tips:
1. Be alert and aware by traveling distraction free. Ask children to take off their headphones when walking.
2. Choose a safe place to cross. The fastest way, may not be the safest way.
3. Keep safe getting in and out of the car. Always use the door closest to the kerb.
4. Keep safe getting on and off the bus. Wait at the bus stop and stand at least one step back from the edge of the road. Wait until the bus has gone, before you cross the road.
5. Student driver reminder. If your child will be driving to and from school, remind them that they are required to adhere to all road rules and drive in a safe and responsible manner.
6. Wearing a helmet. Children must wear a helmet when riding a bike in any public place – it’s the law.
Be a positive role model when you are a pedestrian, passenger and driver. Children learn from what they see, as well as what we say.
Never sacrifice safety for convenience.
Second Hand Uniform Shop
Our Second Hand Uniform Shop opens on the first Wednesday of every month.
Date: Wednesday, 3 March
Where: Colin Centre, Woodlawn
No eftpos facilities available. Cash only.
Students are able to access the Second Hand Uniform Shop at recess or lunch.
Items of school uniform given to the shop are done so as a donation to the P & F Association; however, $50 will be given for second hand blazers. No monies will be exchanged for other uniform items.
All items held by the Uniform Shop will be sold for a sum, at the discretion ot the P & F Association, with monies utilised for the ongoing needs and services of St John's College, Woodlawn.
School Locker - School Uniforms
Student Uniforms and supplies are available at the following stores. Please click on the links below for more information and opening hours.
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