The Chaplains, Pastor Richie and Pastor Landry, would like to welcome back to school all those returning students and their family.
This year we have so many new students and families joining us and we look forward to getting to know you through the many different activities this year.
Parents please know that the Chaplains are available through contacting either of the school offices for pastoral care needs.
Happy New School Year!
I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.
Jeremiah 29:11 The Message Bible
Junior School News
Welcome to 2017!!!!!!!!! It’s great to see how much our students have grown over the holidays and how excited they are to start a new school year. Welcome to all our new families, we are so glad that you have joined us and look forward to having you as part of our school community.
Our new Teachers; Miss Adéle (Prep), Mrs Sedgman (Year 1), Mrs Mowbray (Year 2) and Mr Hurst (Year 4) have settled into school routine and are loved by their students.
Our school Swimming Carnival for Prep—Year 6 will be held on Sunday 19th February 2017 at Abbotsleigh School’s Aquatic Centre - Cnr Pacific Highway & Ada Avenue. The car park entrance is through Gate 1 on Ada Ave. There is a boom gate when you enter the carpark which opens automatically. You will need a pin code to exit which will be displayed on the digital screen at the front desk at the aquatic centre.
The Carnival will be held from 12.00pm-6.00pm. The Novice Events will be held from 12.00pm-1.15pm and the Swimming events will be held from 1.15pm - 6.00pm. Entry will be from 11.45pm for the novice events and 1.00pm for the swimmers. Please ensure your child arrives at this time and reports to their class teacher.
Infant Swimming Kindy - Year 2
Kindy to Year 2 have commenced their intensive 2 week swimming program. They will swim every day (except Tuesdays), students need to bring their swimmers, towel, sunscreen and goggles in a swim bag. Please name all items. Class times below:
9:45 - 10:15 Miss Andrews
10:15 - 10:45 Miss Andrews/Mrs Els
10:45 -11:15 Mrs Els
11:45 - 12:15 Miss Ruiz
12:15 - 12:45 Miss Ruiz /Mrs Sedgman
12:45 -1:15 Mrs Sedgman
1:15 - 1:45 Mrs Jacobs
Swimming Years 3-4
Years 3 & 4 swim each Tuesday in Term 1. Students need to bring their swimmers, towel, sunscreen and goggles in a swim bag. Please name all items!!
Please note: parent helpers are not needed for children in Years 3-6, as adults are not permitted in change rooms. Class times are outlined below:
10.00 - 10.45 - Miss Robinson
10:45 - 11:30 - Miss Shanley
11:50 - 12:35 - Mr Hurst
Middle School News
Start of School Year
A huge thank you to all our Middle School families for your support and patience with the delay of the new building. Our new students all seem to be settling in well and teachers are reporting a positive atmosphere in both classrooms and playground in spite of the extreme heat. It is lovely to see the students taking the wearing of their uniform seriously and all have responded responsibly by wearing their hats with pride to and from school.
Inaugural High School Swimming Carnival
Our inaugural High School Swimming Carnival held at the Hornsby Aquatic Centre on Thursday 2nd February was a huge success with high participation rates and an excellent day all round. Students going on to the next level will be notified once this information is available.
On the 2nd of February Year 7 & 8 dressed in yellow for Phillip and red for Hunter to support their houses in the first High School Swimming Carnival. The day started as the students poured into Hornsby Aquatic Centre then we got into our friendship groups and got ready for our first race which was the 200 metre individual medley. The races kept coming thick and fast and the weather was unusually cold and the breeze was icy but everyone tried really hard. The student teacher relay was the last race of the day and was very exciting because the Hunter girls team beat the teachers by a millisecond! It was a great day and lots of fun and I can't wait to hear which house won! Will Phillip win again or will Hunter finally rise?
By Amy Parker 7A
12 Years Secondary Boys
Champion: Dariya Amiri Runner Up: Udit Dhanda
12 Years Secondary Girls
Champion: Ella Mackenzie
13 Years Secondary Boys
Champion: Jayden King Runner Up: Ethan Todd
13 Years Secondary Girls
Champion: Charli Bowyer Runner Up: Amy Parker
14+ Years Secondary Boys
Champion: Zach Goodacre Runner Up: Nathaniel Sperring
14+ Years Secondary Girls
Champion: Grace Colville Runner Up: Amelia Monteleone
Champion: James Bell Runner Up: Charlotte Lynn