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Newsletter Term 1 2022

Principal Message                                                   

Thank you to all of our school community members: staff, students, and parents and carers, who have worked so hard to maintain our positive school environment as we navigated our way through what has been an extraordinary term.  Although some activities were postponed due to COVID restrictions, many continued in modified and COVID safe ways. 

 

In this newsletter, please enjoy a snapshot of the activities in which our students engaged in Term 1. 

 

Term 2 will see the opening of our new Food Technology and Digital Technology rooms, and finally our Technologies team will be together in their new staff space. 

 

With the loosening of some public health restrictions, we  also look forward to welcoming our Year 5 & 6 Instrumental Music Program students to John Forrest Secondary College. 

 

Have a safe and healthy school vacation period, we will see you on Wednesday 27 April, when students return for Term 2. 

 

Denise Robinson 

Principal 

 

College Ball

The spectacular setting of Optus Stadium made the JFSC 2022 Ball a night to remember.

The sun was setting as we entered the room, and the view of the city and Matagarup Bridge made a beautiful backdrop for selfies. Read more and view gallery...

Harmony Week 2022

To mark Harmony Week this year the College has come together through a variety of events to celebrate our diverse and vibrant multicultural community.

At the beginning of Term one students were invited to submit recipes which would go in the running to be selected for the City of Bayswater's "Harmony Day Cookbook". This collaboration between the City of Bayswater and the College aimed to celebrate the amazing community we are privileged to be a part of. 24 recipes were selected and the cookbook was launched on Monday 21 March 2022. All Students involved were presented with a copy of the book by the Mayor along with a $50 Voucher to the College Canteen. A digital copy of the cookbook is also available here. Read more...

Year 7 Activity Day

Activity Day is an important day for the Year 7s to not only to make new friends, but also practise leadership skills, co-operation & teamwork, resilience, and possibly most important - have fun!

When our original excursion to RollerDrome was cancelled due to COVID restrictions we had to go back to the drawing board and start again. We needed to plan a meaningful, engaging day for the students, but also meet COVID restrictions, as well as deal with staffing shortages due to COVID. Read more and view gallery...

ARTS & LANGUAGE

JFSC alumnus inspires next generation

Over the past few weeks Dance students from Years 9-12 have been honoured to participate in workshops run by John Forrest alumnus Denzel Mahusay.

Since graduating from JFSC, Denzel has gone on to become an artist with many strings to his bow. He is a hip hop performer, crew dancer, DJ and all-round nice guy. Affectionately known as Den Den, he strives to spread the love and fun of dance, delivering it wrapped up in boundless energy and vibes.  Read more...

Style-ish saxphone wisdom shared

Our saxophone students were lucky enough to have a workshop with Dr Matt Styles from WAAPA on Thursday 10 March.

First, they were treated to a performance of Ku Ku by Barry Cockcroft, performed by Dr Styles on the soprano saxophone. Dr Styles spoke of many things saxophone. He explained why the saxophone was created in the first place.  Read more...

Students enlightened by 'City of Gold'

This term the General Drama students ventured out to Heath Ledger theatre to see the award winning 'City of Gold.' ‘City of Gold’ was a Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA and Sydney Theatre Company production as part of Perth Festival written by Meyne Wyatt.

This was an opportunity for students to view a professional live performance and see the Elements of Drama in action.

They are looking forward to heading back to the theatre in Term 3 to add to their knowledge and understanding of live theatre.  View Gallery...

CAVE

Students get a taste for Construction

On Wednesday 16 March select Year 8 and 9 students participated in a Try-A-Trade day facilitated by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), Construction Training Fund (CTF) and MPA Skills.

During this girls-only event students were able to try their hands at 3 different trades – Painting, Plumbing and Carpentry. Each course was run by female instructors who work in the industry, providing students with valuable insight to how the different industries could suit them.  Read more...

HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Inter-House Swimming Carnival

Students enjoyed perfectly fine, if muggy, weather on Tuesday 22 February as they competed in the annual Inter-House Swimming Carnival. Whether competing for fun or swimming glory, each student swam their swim and made the day an enjoyable one for all involved.

Big thank you to the staff who helped run the day and made it such a success.

Congratulations to those who made the JFSC Interschool Swim Team. View Gallery...

Interschool Swimming Carnival

On Tuesday 15 March select students from Years 7 to 12 travelled to HBF Stadium to compete in the SSWA Interschool Swimming Carnival.

With a condensed competition being run this year, JFSC were elevated into Division C. With very strong competition in this division the JFSC Team did themselves and the College proud by finishing fourth.  Read more...

Slazenger and Herbert Edwards Cups

Over three days during Week 7 students from the Tennis Specialist Program competed in the Slazenger Cup and Herbert Edwards Cup for 2022.

The students had a great time competing against numerous schools from all over WA.

All players performed well and represented the College with excellent sportsmanship.  Read more...

Netball Academy Day

The annual JFSC Netball Academy Day was held on Friday 18 March as students from Years 7-10 travelled to Belmont Oasis for a day of training, education and team building.

The day commenced with the year groups separating into different activities.  Read more...

Inter-House Cross Country

On Friday 25 March students enjoyed the last of the summer weather as they competed in the Inter-House Cross Country for 2022.

Well done to all who competed and congratulations to those who made the 2022 Interschool Cross Country Team.  See results...

SCIENCE

Year 12 Chemistry and Physics ATAR Students visit UWA

On Wednesday 16 February Year 12 ATAR Physics and Chemistry students visited UWA. 

The students started in School of Molecular Science where they completed a First Year Chemistry experiment in the synthesis and purification of aspirin. The final results were a bit variable but many of the student managed to produce nice clean crystals of aspirin as their final product. Read more...

Students gain global STEM insight

On 25 March the Year 10 STEM Sustainability students got an insight into how the United Nations (UN) works and ways in which they can act and advocate towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (STGs) from guest speaker Hannah Woodward.

She spoke about her experience going to the UN commission on the Status of Women as apart of Girl Guides, she has worked for Save the Children and is currently Justice Reinvestment Development Officer at Social Reinvestment WA.  Read more...

 

 
The College would like to congratulate the following students on their recent achievements.

Kray Gregory - congratulation and best of luck to Kray who is in Estonia for the 2022 Tallinn Open, Europe's largest wrestling competition. Kray is representing Australia and is the first Australian to ever be offered the opportunity to compete at this level.

DATES TO REMEMBER

Event
 
ANZAC Day Public Holiday
College Development Day
(No students to attend)
Student Commence
NAPLAN online
P&C Meeting
Year 12 Semester 1 Exams
Year 10 Semester 1 Exams
Year 9 Semester 1 Exams
Year 11 Semester 1 Exams
Year 8 Semester 1 Exams
Year 10 Work Experience
Students Last Day
Date

25 April 2022
26 April 2022

27 April 2022
10 - 20 May 2022
24 May 2022
24 - 3 June 2022
23 - 27 May 2022
30 May - 3 June 2022
7 - 17 June 2022
7 - 10 June 2022
13 - 17 June 2022
1 July 2022

 

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