Newsletter - Wednesday 31st May, 2017

Pastors' Corner

Confidence is not based on you having all the resources needed to take care of yourself; Confidence is based upon the truth that God is FAITHFUL.

"Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you He will not fail you or forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:6

The Chaplains

School News

We had 58 students represent our school at the ASISSA Cross Country last week. The junior students ran a 2km course and the senior students were stretched to a 3km course. All ran well and had fun on the day. We have 5 students who made it through to the NSWCIS Cross Country!! Well done everyone!

Quality Schools Survey 2017

Each year we ask parents to respond to a survey in order to review our progress and set new goals for improvement.

Please follow the link below to complete the survey, which will be available until 13th June 2017.

Upcoming School Events

Years 3 & 4 Soccer Gala Day

Selected students from Years 3 & 4 will be representing the school at the Stage 2 SDA Soccer Gala Day which will be held at Rouse Hill. Permission slip and money must be handed into the office if you have not done so already. Details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, 1st June 2017
  • Venue: The Hills Centenary Park - Commercial Road, Rouse Hill
  • Start Time: The bus will leave school at 8.30am
  • Return Time: Students will arrive back at approximately 2.30pm
  • Uniform: Complete sports uniform (no studs allowed, sports shoes only. Shin pads are optional)
  • Additional Information: Students will need to take their lunch, snacks, water and wet weather gear.

NSWCIS Cross Country

Congratulations to the following students who have made it through to the NSWCIS Cross Country which will be held at Eastern Creek Race course on Thursday 15th June 2017. They will be representing the ASISSA Team. Congratulations guys!!!!!

  • Raphael York - 10 year boys
  • Cameron Kueh - 11 year boys
  • Angelica York - 12 year girls
  • Isaac Newling & Lachlan Price - 12 year boys

Pupil Free Day & Public Holiday

Just a reminder that Friday 9th June is a Pupil free day. Sherpa Kids are offering care for the day, (see details below): Please remember students are not to attend school unless they have booked into Vacation care . Monday 12th June is a Public Holiday and therefore no students are to attend school.

Pupil Free Day on Friday 9 June 2017 - Sherpa Kids

The centre will be available on this day, the opening hours and fees are similar to vacation care (8:00am – 6:00pm) at $55 per child (Centrelink Child Care Benefits applicable for eligible families). The centre will be hosting a ‘Tie Dye Workshop’ on this day, all costs are included and children will take home their own tie-dyed T-shirt. If you would like to enrol your child for Pupil Free Day, please send us an email directly at hurstville@sherpa-kids.com.au

Middle School News

High School Athletics Carnival

The High School Athletics Carnival was held on Wednesday 24th May at Bannockburn Oval, Pymble. Thankfully it was a beautiful sunny day and our students did us proud! A big thanks to everyone for a great day, our Age Champions and Runners Up will be announced at chapel next week.

da Vinci Decathlon

Selected students from Years 5 & 6 and 7 & 8 competed at the da Vinci Decathlon competitions last week. Teams consisted of 8 students and we entered 1 team for each year. The competition was held in the Great Hall at Knox with over 1100 students attending over both days... results are yet to be posted!

Cafe on 3

A huge thanks to those parents who have visited Cafe on 3 for afternoon tea! We welcome all feedback you may have so please send any comments/suggestions to the Middle School Office. Please note the Cafe will not be open this Friday, and will be open on Monday's only from 2pm to 3pm from next week.

Parent Portal

When accessing the Parent Portal please use the link below. It is important parents use the most up to date link to gain access, if you are experiencing difficulties please contact the Middle School Office.

Middle School Upcoming Events

CSSA Secondary State Cross Country

Selected high school students have been asked to represent our school at the CSSA Secondary Sate Cross Country being held at Horsley Park on Friday 2nd June. Students are to attend school as per normal, they will then depart by bus at 10.25am, expected to return approx 4.45pm. The bus will stop at Pennant Hills Station on the way back for any students needing to catch the train home.

Home and School News

SOCIAL ICE SKATING NIGHT - SATURDAY 24TH JUNE

TICKETS NOW ON SALE VIA FLEXISCHOOLS

Can you feel the chill in the air? It must be time to get your ice skates on for the Wahroonga Adventist School Ice Skating evening!

We are very excited to announce that our first ever Ice Skating Night will be held on Saturday 24th June, 7:30pm until approx. 9:15pm at the Macquarie Shopping Centre, top floor.

This event is open to all students, siblings and parents. Most of all, we want to encourage our Middle School students to attend, have fun and get to know each other in this fun environment. We realise the evening may be a little late for the younger ones, you are all still welcome to attend - we will however make sure the next Home & School event will be timed and tailored just for you!

Tickets are now on sale for this event via your flexischools account.

Go to www.flexischools.com.au and type in Wahroonga Adventist School.

The cost is very minimal and it includes skate hire! $12 per ticket which includes entry, session and skate hire.

Non-skaters are free! Please note: Adults must be on hand to supervise their kids and if your child needs assistance on the ice, an adult must purchase a ticket.

We look forward to welcoming you to the event.

Canteen News

Just a reminder that the canteen is open for lunch orders (the whole school) and snacks at recess (Middle School ONLY) 5 days a week. Please note: The weekly specials go all week . To order a please go to www.flexischools.com.au.

We appreciate all the volunteers that have helped this term and are desperately looking for helpers for the month of June. If you have anywhere from 30mins to a couple of hours we would love your support. To volunteer please sign up on https://www.volunteersignup.org/RCYP3

Library News

Congratulations to Sarah Leverton (K), Jessica Sainsbury (Yr 1), Eloise Chung (K), Ira Sahai (K), Gabrielle Ndiweni (Yr 1),Lilah Edwards (K), Thomas Whitaker (Yr 1) and Cate Whitaker (Yr 3) who have all finished the Premier’s Reading Challenge. Great reading!

Remember, the Premier’s Reading Challenge does not finish until the end of August so there is still plenty of time to complete it. Happy Reading!!

Calendar of Events

Below is the link to our upcoming calendar events. Just click on the link below to access it.

Bits and Pieces

Sherpa Kids Vacation Care Program for July 2017

Vacation care will be available from Monday 03 July to Friday 21 July. Term 3 will resume on Monday 24 July. Click on the link below for the Vacation Care form . See program above.

Just a quick note below regarding additional fees for incursions.

Beauty and the Beast – these July School Holidays

Through mist and snow, in a castle, far away there is the most beautiful rose garden. But beware the traveller who stumbles on it. Adapted by award-winning writer Wendy Blaxland, this classic tale features the talented young performers of Marian Street Theatre for Young People. Performances 10:30 and 1pm, 1 – 15th July, Knox Cultural Centre, Wahroonga. Tickets from $19. Book now at www.mstyp.org.au or call 1800 068 849.

Kids up front Holiday Camp

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