Newsletter - Wednesday 19th June 2019

Pastors' News

The Growth Zone

Since the beginning of the year, we've been looking at the theme of Movement and how we can grow together as we move in the right direction. Yesterday we were blessed by one of our Chapel speakers who shared the idea of Growth Zone. She encouraged us individually and also collectively as a school community to intentionally and progressively step out of our comfort zone because that's a dangerous place to be. We all love comfort and quite frankly it becomes part of our identity and purpose because we feel safe and in control. However, the magic happens outside of it. As a chaplaincy team, we believe in our students, we believe in their potential, their growth and we believe in them as leaders to go and make the world a better place. But more than that, we desire to journey with them as they transition form their comfort zone into the growth zone.

Jer 21:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, " plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future"

Upcoming School Events

Coming Soon....

Further details to follow shortly....

Choir Performance

On Saturday the 15th of June, Wahroonga Adventist Church held a "Hymnfest" with the intention of raising money for the Bible Foundation. Our Junior and Senior Choirs combined under the leadership of Mrs Jacquie Jacobs, Mrs Leonie Savage, Mr Christopher Jones and Mrs Kristina Vuceski to perform songs at the event. The choir sang two items, one as an individual ensemble and another piece with the combined orchestra. The students participated with great enthusiasm and energy which was a blessing to all those in attendance. We are very proud of all of the students who sang in the choir and their dedication to these ensembles. We would like to thank all of the parents who support the Choir program at the school.

Two students Jaemin A and Kenneth P were also included in the professional orchestra and they were able to perform alongside teachers and musicians throughout the concert. This is truly a feat for these upcoming young musicians and we look forward to including more of our students as the years progress.

Woolworths Earn & Learn

The Woolworths Earn & Learn promotion ends on the 25th of June. Please bring in any stickers you may have - we have a collection box here in the office, and also at Woolworths Hornsby and Thornleigh. A huge thanks to everyone for your support, it is a great initiative with over 10,000 educational resources on offer!

Cafe - Level 3 on Fox

Year 8 Café ‘Level 3 on Fox’ is open to our school community on Monday and Friday afternoons from 2:00pm - 2:50pm in the Textiles room.

Café allows students to build on their food preparation skills and teamwork, as well as giving them confidence, skills and experience to serve others in a café environment.

If you choose to visit us, please make sure you sign in at the front office before you make your way up to the Textiles room on Level 3. We look forward to having you join us!

Primary School News

NSWCIS Cross Country - Primary School

On Thursday 13th June, nine of our students represented the ASISSA Team at the annual NSWCIS Cross Country event held at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek. Our students all ran extremely well on the day against some of the best runners from all over NSW.

The 8/9 year boys team, ranked 5th in the overall schooling ranking for their age category based on their individual rankings. Congratulations to: Callum P, William S, Kyle S & Logan L. Well done boys!!!

Primary School Events

Northern Suburbs Netball Schools Cup - Years 3 to 6 - Wed 26th June, 2019

Selected students from Years 3 to 6 have been asked to represent the School at the Northern Suburbs Netball Schools Cup to be held on Wednesday, June 26th at Willoughby Leisure Centre, 4 Small Street, Willoughby. The bus will depart School at 7am, and return by approx 3.10pm.

Junior School Events

Year 3 & 4 Soccer Gala Day - Thur 30th June 2019

Selected students from Years 3 and 4 will be competing against other Adventist Schools in a Soccer Gala Day on Thursday 20th June. See details below:

  • Date: Thursday, 20th June
  • Venue: The Hills Centenary Park - Commercial Rd & Withers Road, Kellyville
  • Departure time: 8:00am Students to meet at the bottom entrance ramp to catch the bus
  • Return time: 3:10pm Students will arrive back at school at approx. 3.10pm.
  • Uniform: Complete sports uniform.
  • Additional Information: Students will need to take their lunch, snacks, water, warm clothing and wet weather gear.

Junior School Parent/Teacher Interviews - Mon 1st &Tue 2nd July, 2019

Junior School Parent/Teacher Interviews are scheduled for Monday 1st July and Tuesday 2nd July 2019 - details are below. Please follow the link to book an appointment with your child's class teacher.

  • Time: 3.30pm to 7.00pm
  • Date: Monday 1st July and Tuesday 2nd July 2019
  • Venue: Kindergarten/Prep Shared Space on Level 1
  • Bookings: Please book interview times online at https://www.schoolinterviews.com.au/code?
  • ***Booking code: ryams (lower case)

Bookings close: 4.00pm, Friday 28th June 2019

As spaces are limited we ask that you please make only one appointment per teacher. Junior School Students are not required to attend.

Middle & Senior School News

SMS Service for Middle & Senior School

Commencing next week we will be trialing a new SMS service to help increase communication between the school and parents regarding your child's attendance. Eg: parents will be sent an SMS if their child is late or absent. If you have changed your mobile number recently and haven't advised the office please let us know ASAP.

School Uniform

There appears to have been some miscommunication with regards to School uniform requirements:

Boys Full School Uniform: Boys are to wear long sleeved shirts when wearing winter uniform.

Sports Uniform: If students are cold they may wear a plain white t-shirt or thermal top under their sports shirt, as long as it can’t be seen. Otherwise, only official sports uniform articles of clothing are to be worn.

High School Athletics Carnival - Age Champions

The Age Champions and Runners Up from the High School Athletics Carnival held on Wed 29th May 2019 were announced at Chapel last week! Congratulations everyone on a great effort!!

  • 12 Year Girls Champion: Alana H
  • 12 Year Girls Runners Up: Tansey R
  • 12 Years Boy Champion: Mosiah L
  • 12 Years Boy Runners Up: Robbie S
  • 13 Years Girl Champion: Darcy L
  • 13 Years Girl Runners Up: Ella G
  • 13 Years Boy Champion: Cameron K
  • 13 Years Boy Runners Up: Benjamin W
  • 14 Years Girl Champion: Makaela C
  • 14 Years Girl Runners Up: Ella M
  • 14 Years Boy Champion: Isaac N
  • 14 Years Boy Runners Up: Adamo K
  • 15 Years Girl Champion: Arna T
  • 15 Years Girl Runners Up: Jessica M
  • 15 Years Boy Champion: Jayden M
  • 15 Years Boy Runners Up: Hamish T
  • 16+ Years Girl Champion: Claudia Y
  • 16+ Years Girl Runners Up: Genevieve M and Amelia M
  • 16+ Years Boys Champion: Zach G
  • 16+ Years Boys Runners Up: William J

Year 7 & 8 Soccer Gala Day - Thur 6th June 2019

On the 6th of June we had the first ever High School Soccer Gala Day for Wahroonga Adventist School! We played against four other teams - Pacific Hills, Northern Beaches, Covenant Christian School and Oxford Falls. We played really well, learnt more strategies and showed great sportsmanship! Unfortunately, we were unsuccessful to proceed to the next round, but had lots of fun and will be ready to perform even better next year!

Written by Renee L

Hunter Schools Mountain Bike Championships 2019

Friday the 7th of June saw the second annual Hunter Schools Mountain Bike Championships take place at the Glenrock mountain bike park in Newcastle. Andy Roberts, Jethro Rosettenstein and Nathan Rosettenstein competed in the under 17's and under 15's age groups, completing multiple laps of the 4 kilometre race loop. The boys also finished the day competing in the team short course race. The race included all levels of riders, from beginners through to up and coming national level cross country mountain bike racers. The experience was valuable and our Wahroonga students represented themselves and the school with an excellent effort!

CSSA Netball Gala Day - Mon 17th June 2019

Early on Monday, June 17, a team of Middle and Senior School girls set out to Jameson Park in Penrith, to take part in the CSSA Netball Gala Day. Despite the chilly weather and constant chance of rain, our Under 15 Girls showed excellent sportsmanship as they versed other Christian schools from around NSW.

With 28 other schools in attendance, Wahroonga came second in our draw and advanced to the quarter finals. Well done girls on a great effort and good sportsmanship shown by the team!

Upcoming Middle & Senior School Events

CSSA North Met Zone Athletics Carnival - Thur 20th June 2019

Selected students have been asked to represent the School at the CSSA North Met Zone Secondary Athletics Carnival being held at the Blacktown International Sports Park on Thursday this week (20th June). Students travelling by bus need to be at school ready to depart by 7am, students are expected to return around 3.30pm. We have 80 students registered to compete this year - good luck everyone, we hope you all enjoy the day!

Year 10 Career Profiling Interviews - Mon 1st & Tue 2nd July, 2019

Year 10 Career Profiling Interviews with Career Avenues are being held on 1st and 2nd July 2019. Information was emailed out earlier this week - if you could please confirm your child's participation and make payment to the School Office by Monday, 24th June it would be greatly appreciated.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

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


Home and School News

The Home and School is back in action, please join us in creating social events that welcome and connect our school community. The Home and School is about supporting our students and the parents of Wahroonga Adventist School and you can be part of that by attending the planned events or even volunteering your time.

Here are some upcoming events to place on your radar - as dates are confirmed we will let you know.

  • TERM 2 - Movie Family Date 30th June 2019 “Toy Story 4” Hornsby Events see details below
  • TERM 3 - Ice Rink Macquarie shopping Centre
  • TERM 4 - Dad’s Campout October 2019

We are also organising Master Classes for parent workshops and are currently negotiating with speakers - stay tuned!

We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming events.

  • Next Meeting Tuesday 6th August, 2019 – 7pm

Come one, come all! Join us for Toy Story 4

  • When: Sunday 30th June, 2019
  • Time: 2pm Matinée
  • Where: Events Cinema Hornsby
  • Bookings close on Friday 21st June, 2019 - DON'T MISS OUT - BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW at the link below:

Book now on the following link: https://www.trybooking.com/BDHCV

Meals with Love is back!

Please contact Tish or Putu at the above email addresses if you would like to contribute, or know of anyone who might benefit from the gift of food.

Library News

Premier's Reading Challenge

Congratulations Charlotte L (KE), Kyle S (2J), Oliver L (3B), Sean P (KE), and Sophia T (1L) 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!!

Holiday Borrowing

This week is the last week of borrowing for Prep students this term. Please make sure all library books are returned to the Library before the school holidays.

Borrowing is continuing up to the holidays for all other students. If you would like your child to have extra books for holiday reading please email library@wahroonga.adventist.edu.au with your request (Max. 10 books) and these books can be collected in the last week of term.

Thank you!

Canteen News

Watch out for the new canteen products!

  • Home-Made Apple Pie (add ice cream if you wish)
  • WAS Loaded Potato
  • Hot Chocolate

For more information, or to order please head to www.flexischools.com.au

We are also looking for a super volunteer on Tuesday mornings to help make snacks, pack bags, chop fruit and vegetables. No experience needed just pop in and lend a hand!

Bits and Pieces

Prayer Group - All Welcome

Sherpa Kids - Holiday Programs

AFL School Holiday Clinic

Marian Street Theatre

Macquarie University Holiday Programs

Dance Studio Elements

Kidsupfront - July Workshop

Happy Hands Art Time

Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Basketball - Free Clinic

There are flyers in the office if you would like a hard copy

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