The teachers and students are all excited about the Junior School building and are all enjoying the new surrounds like the amphitheater and roof top play. Just a reminder that the classes are on the following levels:
- Prep & Kindy are on Level 1 (Ground floor)
- Years 1 & Year 2 are on Level 2
- Years 3 & 4 are on Level 3
Upcoming Primary School Events
Primary School Swimming Carnival
Our Primary School Swimming Carnival for Prep—Year 6 will be held on Sunday 17th February 2019 at PLC Pymble School’s Aquatic Centre - Avon Road, Pymble. You need to enter via Gate 3 and park in the Centenary Car Park. Entries are now overdue, as letters were due back to your child's class teacher BY Monday 4th February. Helpers will be needed on the day either with Novice Events, Swimming events or both.
Please email email@example.com if you DID NOT complete the helpers section on the form, but are able to now help. Please note that helpers will need to be at the carnival at 8.30am if helping with novice or both events or by 10.00am if helping with the swimming events. We will meet at the recording table.
The Carnival will be held from 9.00am-2.00pm. The Novice Events will be held from 9.00am-10.15am and the Swimming Events will be held from 10.15am - 2.00pm. Entry will be from 8.45am for the novice events and 10.00am for the swimmers. Please ensure your child arrives at this time and reports to their class teacher.
Primary School Events
Primary Swimming Classes
Years 3 - 6 swimming have commenced and is on each Tuesday for 8 weeks 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:
- 9.40am - 10.20am - 4H Mr Hurst
- 10.20am- 11.00am - 3B Mrs Beness
- 11.30am - 12.10pm - 4R Miss Robinson
- 12.10pm - 12.50pm - 3K Mrs Kemp
- 12.50pm - 1.30pm - Yr 6 Miss Spall
- 1.30pm - 2.10pm - Yr 5 Mrs Kanimako
- 2.10pm - 2.50pm - Year 5/6 Miss Kohama
Junior School News
Infant Swimming Program
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. If you have brought second hand clothing, please ensure you have changed the name inside the clothing. Class times are below:
- 9:45am - 10:15am - Mrs Els
- 10:15am -10:45am - Mrs Els/Miss Andrews
- 10.45am - 11.15am - Miss Andrews
- 11.45am - 12.15pm - Mrs Lorentz
- 12.15pm - 12.45pm - Mrs Lorentz/Mrs Sedgman
- 12.45pm - 1.15pm - Mrs Sedgman
- 1.15pm - 1.45pm - Mrs Jacobs
- 1.45pm - 2.15pm - Mrs Mowbray
Meet the Teacher Night
Last night we held the Junior School "Meet the Teacher Night". There was a shared tea at 6pm followed by parents moving off to classrooms, to meet their child's teacher. It was a very successful evening enjoyed by all who attended.
Middle School News
Seqta Engage - Years 7 to 10
Seqta Engage is the School's Parent Portal which allows High School parents to log in and view their son or daughter's academic results, lesson outlines, timetable, upcoming assessments and school documents.
Families with students new to the school were sent information yesterday on how to set up Seqta Engage. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact the Middle School Office.
Students Out of Uniform
Just a quick reminder to please provide a signed note if your child is not wearing their complete school uniform. Please ensure your note is signed and that it lists all the uniform items your child is missing that day. Students need to give their note to their homeroom teacher when they arrive at roll call.
Upcoming Middle & Senior School Events
Year 10 Excursion to Taronga Zoo - Monday 11th February
As part of the Photography and Visual Arts Units, Year 10 students will be going on an excursion to Taronga Zoo and Manly Beach on Monday 11th February. Students need to meet at Turramurra Train Station at 8.30am and will be returning to Turramurra Train Station at approx 4.20pm. Please arrange for your son/daughter to make their own way home from Turramurra Station.
Please ensure your son/daughter has an Opal Card to use for trains and ferries with at least $30 on it, as they will be making 4 ferry trips, as well as train journeys to and from Wynyard.
If you are yet to return your child's permission slip please do so urgently, if we do not have permission from you your child won't be able to attend.
High School Swimming Carnival - Thursday 14th February
The High School Swimming Carnival is scheduled for Thursday, 14th February at Pymble Ladies College Aquatic and Fitness Centre - Gate 3, Avon Road, Pymble. The carnival will start at 9am and finish approx 2pm - Students need to make their own way to/from the event.
The Swimming Carnival is a compulsory event and students are expected to attend even if they aren't swimming. Students may wear casual clothing and are encouraged to wear house colours to support their team.
Year 6 Surf Day - Thursday 28th February
The Year 6 Surf Day is scheduled for Thursday, 28th February where students will attend a Learn to Surf session with Manly Surf School at Long Reef. Permission slips including further information will be sent home shortly - please sign and return your child's permission slip to their class teacher by Friday 22nd February.
Year 7 Vaccinations - Friday 1st March
NSW Health works in partnership with schools to offer the vaccines recommended for adolescents by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Year 7 vaccinations will take place here at School on Friday 1st March.
Parent information kits will be sent home over the next week, if you would like your child to be vaccinated return the signed consent forms to the Middle School Office by Monday 25th February. For further information please visit the link below;
Scholarship Information - Year 7, 2020
Wahroonga Adventist School is offering three academic part (50%) scholarships for entry into Year 7 in 2020, scholarships awarded will follow through from Year 7 until Year 12. We encourage all students entering Year 7 in 2020 to apply.
The scholarships awarded to Year 7 students are for applicants who achieve excellent results on the ACER Scholarship Exam.
The exam will be held here at school on Monday, 29th April 2019. Students can register online by going to our Acer Scholarship Page, please visit the link below.
The exam fee is $100 due at the time of booking. The closing date to sign up for the scholarship exam is Thursday, 11th of April 2019.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Below is the link to our upcoming calendar events. Just click on the link below to access it.
Library borrowing has started for the year so please check your child’s library day below and remind them to bring their library bags on that day. Prep-Year 2 can borrow a maximum of 3 books at a time, Years 3–6 can borrow a maximum of 5 books, and High School students may borrow up to a maximum of 6 books. Library bags are required for all junior borrowers (P-4), but are optional for middle and senior students.
Wahroonga Adventist School Library has an online catalogue (WebOPAC) which makes searching for resources easy from any device with internet access. To log on to our WebOPAC either go to bit.ly/waslibrary, or follow the library link on the Wahroonga Skoolbag App. On the Guest page you will find instructions on how to access your child’s personal details.
We will be holding a short meeting for new library volunteers at 8.45am on Thursday, February 14. If you are a new volunteer and are unable to attend at this time please email Mrs Savage at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about how you can help in the library.
‘Book Fair Beach – Catch the Reading Wave’
Our annual Book Fair is going to be held in Week 8 of Term One this year, so watch this space in coming weeks for more information.