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Newsletter Term 2 2021

Principal Message                                                   

A letter of introduction from our Principal

Dear JFSC Community,

I am pleased to take up this appointment at John Forrest Secondary College which is on the cusp of major change through the new building program. What a difference this will make to the program delivery here with improved facilities for all students and staff, and the broader community.

I am very impressed with the College environment, a calm tranquil setting with students engaged with their learning whilst being active participants in what the College has to offer. The range of programs is impressive providing all students an opportunity to explore their interests in a safe and inclusive learning environment.

So, what do I believe in. I believe that all students can succeed and achieve their goals given the right social environment and conditions for learning.  My moral purpose for education in a school community is framed around 'Being-Belonging-Becoming'.  I want every student to be able to 'be' the individual they are with their unique qualities and traits. I want to ensure that they have a sense of 'belonging' as a part of the College community and I hope that through their experiences here, they can 'become' an active and successful citizen of the broader community when they leave us.

Finally, last year the College had a very successful review conducted by the Department of Education. It is now time to map out a plan for the next part of the journey for the John Forrest community. This will be my priority during this term, framing the future directions for the next three years. I look forward to engaging with the College and broader community in shaping the next phase of John Forrest's proud history of success.

Kind regards

Dr Karen Read

ANZAC Day Assembly

On Friday 23 April, John Forrest Secondary College held an Anzac Service to commemorate the contributions of Australian and New Zealand Service people during times of war. It is a time to think about their stories, and remember that they were ordinary people, following the requests of governments to do extraordinary things. Ms de Beer told the story of her Grandma, Hilda Sly and her contribution to the Australian Women's Army Service.  Read more...

Year 11 River Cruise

The Year 11 students who attended the river cruise on Wednesday May 12 2021 really excelled themselves. They looked fabulous, danced like crazy, were impeccably behaved and everyone got involved. For large parts of the night, they put down their phones and danced to whatever the DJ played including an amazing circle that formed when Bohemian Rhapsody was played.

The photos were incredible (compliments to media students Kaitlyn Mann and Mehak Brar for the photography and Theo Andrews for the videography ) and it was a real pleasure to be there. Special thanks to staff who attended to help out and to all the awesome Year 11's, thank you for a great night!

Alex Plimmer, Year 11 Coordinator

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Defence Forces Recruiting Visit College

On Thursday 13 May, two servicemen from Defence Forces Recruiting, POHSM Steven Swanson (Navy) Captain Jordan Green, RAINF (Army) visited the college to speak to interested students.  They gave us a lot of information about the range of occupations and training that is possible for students who join the military.  It was a captivating presentation and the students asked numerous questions.  It was a presentation that all of the students who attended enjoyed.

Reconciliation Week

This year National Reconciliation Week occurred across Week 6 and 7 of Term 2. In recognition of this significant week on the Australian calendar students participated in a number of activities.  Read more...

ICARE Performance Memo Rafle

ICARE is the acronym for our school values Integrity, Courtesy, Aspiration, Respect and Endeavour. Students may be rewarded with ICARE Performance Memos to recognise their positive actions linked with our school values, which also double as a raffle draw entry. Students and parents are informed of Performance Memos earned through Direqt messages in SEQTA. Each term prizes are allocated to other winners, and in addition to this a major draw takes place at the end of the year.
At our achievement assembly late in Term 1, the lucky winners of the 2020 end-of-year raffle were announced, taking home the following wonderful prizes:

1st Prize: Puppy Go AI Smart Dog -
Phoebe Batchelor Year 12
2nd Prize: West Coast Eagles Scarf -Tayla Simpson Year 8
3rd Prize: ClipWear SE-CL5BT Earphones - Leon Lam Year 9
4th Prize: Hermoine Granger Wand - Luke Taylor Year 10
5th Prize: Quokka or Friend Plush Toy - Blake Szewczuk Year 9

Congratulations to all students who were awarded with Performance Memos.
The Performance Memo tally is also recorded towards recipients’ house faction in the ICARE Shield competition. Giles took out the 2020 ICARE Shield with 64 more Performance Memos issued than Stirling in second place.

2020 Tally: Giles 1605, Hasluck 1338, Mitchell 1443, Stirling 1541.
At the time of writing this article Giles leads again with a small lead over Mitchell in the 2021 ICARE Shield tally,
Phil Chadwick
Aspiration and Endeavour Committee

Year 11 Interviews 2 Impress

What happens when 20 year 11 students meet 8 employees from KPMG?

  • They are impressed by offices and in house catering
  • They learn what an accountant and management consultant does and how you can become one from a range of pathways and cultural backgrounds
  • They discovered that working at Bunnings, McDonalds or Perth Zoo can provide you with valuable skills for the future.

Year 10 Empower Incursion

Friday 11 June 2021, we hosted the Digital Empower program for a group of 16 Year 10 students in the Library. 
Empower is run by the Australian Business and Community Network (ABCN) and designed to equip students with the confidence, behaviours and mindsets needed to prepare for the rapidly changing world of work.   Topics covered included recognising strengths, interests and motivations and the connection to work, and the importance of overcoming failure to support personal growth. 

Student Comments 
“ I think the most important thing I learnt from my mentor is that I don't have to find a single job and stick to it, I can always try other things.”  

“I think it was really good for us to be able to talk to people about what we wanted to do in future.” 
“You guys are the best, fun, and very funny mentors” 

“The most useful thing I learnt in this workshop was how important it is to have a work and life balance and how to get the inside scoop on your desired pathway” 



Music Camp

On 30 April to 2 May, 2021 JFSC music students travelled to Ern Halliday camping grounds to enjoy a weekend of music. The weekend started off wonderfully, unpacking the trailer and then enjoying morning tea together. Then in the evening, we all enjoyed listening to music, watching a movie and eating ice cream. Read more...

Year 9 Music in Class Performance

The Year 9 Music students have been working hard this term on compositions and music tasks. Here are photos of some group performances of a Jazz Stanza composition and individual class performances held last Thursday 3 June. Well done!

Ms Courtney Podmore

Mid-Year Music Concert

A 350 strong audience packed into gymnasium for the 2021 Mid-Year Music concert on Thursday 17 June as 150 music students from Years 5 to 12 performed in JFSCs first major concert of the year.  Read more/view gallery...

JFSC Arts Showcase 2021

Over 400 people braved a cold and frosty night to attend the biennial JFSC Arts Showcase on Thursday 24 June.

The entertainment commenced in the courtyard as the Swing Band and Saxophone Quintet entertained audiences at the sausage sizzle. From there audiences moved into the gymnasium to view a display of visual art and static media pieces before being entertained by dance, drama and music students.

Congratulations to all the students on a fantastic evening.

Thank you to all the teachers, backstage crew and front of house for making the night such a success.

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Year 10 Work Experience

In Week 9, Year 10 students at John Forrest Secondary College completed a one-week block of Work Experience as part of their Career Development Program. Students attended an array of workplaces in a variety of industries Read more...


Year 12s get UniReady

Exploring what their possible university careers could hold was the aim of the game on Tuesday 15 June 2021 as Year 12 UniReady students travelled to Curtin University. Read more...

The Law Society - Mock Trial Competition

For the past four months the students pictured outside the Supreme Court of Western Australia have been participating in simulated court cases in which teams contest a fictitious legal matter presented in the Western Australia court system.  Read more...


Interschool Cross Country

The JFSC Cross Country squad competed in the inaugural Regional event last Thursday at Hillcrest Reserve. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Mount Lawley Senior High School were the only other competing team. Conditions were ideal and both Girls and Boys races were fast paced with JFSC finishing with 5 x 1st places, 6 x 2nd places, and 5 x 3rd places. Well done to all participants! View Gallery.

Cricket Academy Day 2021

The John Forrest Secondary College Cricket classes all combined for an academy day on Friday 25 June.

Students were split into mixed teams with "Potato and Haggis" crowned champions.

It was great to see students from different year levels working together. Participation and sportsmanship were excellent.  View Gallery...

Students show a love for Tennis

Throughout the year students of the JFSC Tennis Program participate in Match Play days. These days not only allow students to improve their tennis skills but also to bring fun and enjoyment to sport as best described by Year 10 Tennis Students Stephanie Razamovski.  Read more...


Year 12 ATAR Biology explore Perth Zoo

On 17 June, the Y12 ATAR Biology class travelled to Perth Zoo to conduct a practical investigation of the structural features, behavioural responses and physiological mechanisms that help animals maintain a relatively constant internal environment (i.e. homeostasis).  Read more...


Volunteers Morning Tea

We are so thankful for our Volunteers that come every week to support our students throughout the College.
The College would like to congratulate the following students on their recent achievements.
Luke Del Borrello - has been chosen to compete in the Intermediate League Baseball Championships in Mildura, Victoria at the end of May 2021.  Congratulations and good luck.
Kray Gregory - was a semi finalist for the volunteering award and finalist for the Surge fitness sports award in the Channel 7 Young achiever awards. Congratulations.
Giorgia Pezzando - has been selected to represent the State in the School Sport WA Netball 15 Years and Under Girls team which participated in the Karratha North West Championships in June 2021.  Congratulations.


College Development Day - No Students
Students Commence
Reporting to Parents night
Australian Maths Competition
Year 10 Immunisations
Year 8 Lightning Carnival
Year 9 River Cruise
P&C Meeting
College Development Day - No Students
OLNA Testing
House Athletics Carnival
Students Last Day

19 July 2021
20 July 2021
28 July 2021
4 August 2021
9 August 2021
10 August 2021
11 August 2021
17 August 2021
20 August 2021
30 August - 3 September 2021
3 September 2021
24 September 2021



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College Parking - Student Drop Off / Pick Up

Parents are encouraged to make use of alternative drop-off and pick up areas, a number of which are indicated on College maps.  Under no circumstances use the City of Bayswater's car parks.  The City of Bayswater Ranger may undertake school parking patrols and issue infringements to those parents who are parking unlawfully. There is also visitor and disabled bays available.

If it is absolutely necessary to pick up students from inside the College grounds, then we would ask you please:
  • Not to stop or pick up students in the through traffic lane.
  • No to park or drive through the staff car park.
  • No to park or drive through the car park of the City of Bayswater.
  • Observe the signage regarding no parking and no standing areas (buses require the turning space on return from excursion).
  • Not to leave your vehicle unattended.
  • The speed limit within the College grounds is 8km/hr.
These arrangements are for the safety of our students and your children and to avoid damage to parent and staff vehicles. Please see College maps for more details.
The City of Bayswater have a School Parking Brochure which is available here.



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Uniform Shop

Due to the recent lockdown situation our Inglewood Uniform Superstore will be closed with immediate effect.  All being well, the store will reopen during the second week of the school holidays on Monday 12 July.  More information available from the website.

GKR Karate.

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