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Newsletter - Thursday 2nd August 2018

School News

Welcome back to Term 3 - we hope you all had a fantastic break!!!!!!!!!! Welcome to our new students for Term 3, Hugh (Prep), Aiden (Year 1), Tom (Year 1), William (Yr 3) and Finn (Yr 5).

Junior Building Update

A lot of work has occurred over the term break. The Junior building verandahs have been connected to the Middle School Building, windows have been installed, toilets have been tiled and brickwork has been completed up to Level 2.

Play Space Update

New equipment has arrived for each of the zones:

  • Library - New board games, Techno Gear sets -( Aero Trax Plane, Zoomerang, Bionic Bug and Quirky Copter), a test match Cricket game, blockus game spirograph for drawing and a wooden train set.
  • Zone 1 - Large bean bags for Middle School students to relax on during lunch and recess and bowling for the Junior students.
  • Zone 2 (basement) - rubber foam mats, car and city sets for the car mat.
  • Zone 3 - New table tennis racquets and buckets of balls for the table tennis table.
  • Oval - Balance beams (thanks to Steph Bultitude), totem tennis sets and some new sports equipment added to the sports bin.

A big thanks to the teachers for moving the picnic tables to the oval.

Beanie for Brain Cancer Day

Last term we held a Beanie for Brain Cancer Day. Thank you to everyone who participated on the day by wearing a beanie and giving a donation. We raised nearly $1000 through donations and beanie sales!! The proceeds were donated to the Mark Hughes Foundation, enabling them to fund research into Brain Cancer and increase awareness of this terrible disease.

Mufti Day for The Kids' Cancer Project

Teams from Wahroonga Adventist Schools in Years 5 through 9 will be competing in the Write a Book in a Day Competition this August. This competition supports the Kids’ Cancer Project.

We will be holding a Mufti Day on Friday 10th August, to raise funds towards this worthy cause. Your donation will be much appreciated in helping kids with cancer.

Concert for Joanne

Our School Choirs will be performing at Pendle Hill Church on Saturday 11th August at 4pm to help support Joanne. We would love to see you there!!

Term Fees

Please note that Term 3 fees are due by Monday 13th August. If you wish to receive the prompt payment discount, Term fees MUST be paid by Friday 3rd August.

Prayer Group

School Banking Coordinators DESPERATELY needed!!

We are desperately looking for a couple of parents who would be willing to volunteer their time for a couple of hours per week to take on our school banking. You will need to stay on site to do the banking . If you are interested and for further details please email Jax at jsoffice@wahroonga.adventist.edu.au

Chess Classes - Years 1 to 9

Chess Classes have commenced this week and will be available for all students in Years 1 to 9

  • Classes for students in Years 1 to 4 take place on Wednesdays at 11.10am
  • Classes for students in Years 5 to 9 take place on Thursdays at 12.10pm

Classes take place on a weekly basis and cost $76 per student per term.

Proposed SPD Residential Development

We are currently working through negotiations with the South Pacific Division in relation to the proposed residential development and the school site. We will keep you informed of any progress as it comes to hand.

Junior School News

North West Sydney Representative Hockey

This year I tried out for the North West Sydney Rep Hockey team for U11's. I was successful and made the girls U11 team. I have worked hard at various trainings and carnivals throughout the year. The final state carnival was held in Tamworth during the school holidays. Over 49 teams attended from around the State, 28 of these were girls teams. My team North West Sydney came 8th out of 28 girls teams, which is a fantastic effort. Having the opportunity to represent North West Sydney at Hockey has been an amazing experience for me. By Charlotte S (Year 4)

Well Done Charlotte, we are really proud of you!!!!!!!!!!!!

Upcoming School Events

School Athletics Carnival

Our Primary School Athletics Carnival will be held on Thursday 16th August, weather and ground permitting, at Bannockburn Oval, Bannockburn Rd, Pymble. It is for Prep to Year 6. Students will need to wear their sports uniform. Prep students who don’t have a sports uniform, can wear appropriate casual clothes. Your child will need plenty of fluids, snacks and wet weather gear. A limited Canteen will be available on the day

We will need many helpers on the day in the areas below and for the following times: 9.15—12.15pm OR 12.15—2.15pm OR Whole day (Canteen will have certain time slots)

  • Timekeeping
  • Marshalling
  • Long Jump
  • Shot Put
  • High Jump
  • Canteen

Letters/permission slips went home this week, please complete the permission slip and helpers section (if you are able to help) and return the form to your child's class teacher NO LATER than this Friday, 3rd August.

Wahroonga Adventist School Movie Afternoon

If you are joining us for Maya the Bee 2 on Sunday please be there 30 minutes before the movie (be there at 1:30 pm) at Event Cinemas, Hornsby on Sunday 5th August. Don’t forget your tickets so you can slide on through to registration, tick yourself off the list and find a seat with your friends. Movie starts on the dot at 2 pm. Signs will be up to point the way to our cinema.

If you thought you missed your chance to join us, we have been able to extend the booking date to Friday 3rd August 6 pm. Book now!!!!!

Term 3 Dance Classes

Dance classes will be available for any students wishing to participate on Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday mornings commencing next week. Please see advertisement below regarding the times.

Wahroonga Adventist School Ice Skating Night - Bookings through Flexischools

Middle & Senior School News

Northern NSW Regional Snowsports Championships - July 2018

Congratulations to Kendra G (Year 5) who had a very successful campaign representing Wahroonga Adventist School in the Northern NSW Regional Snowsports Championships. Kendra came 5th place in the Snowboard Cross (sbx) and 7th place in the Snowboard Giant Slalom, those results qualifying her for the State Championships in the third week of August! Amazing results Kendra!! Well done and all the best of luck for the State Championships!!

Upcoming Middle & Senior School Events

CSSA North Met Zone Basketball Gala Day - Friday 3rd August 2018

Selected students have been asked to represent the School at the CSSA North Met Zone Basketball Gala Day (U15) on Friday 3rd August at The Hills Sports Stadium, Castle Hill.

Students will travel to/from the event by School bus. Please ensure students meet at the bottom of the demountable ramp ready to depart by 7.15am, students will return at approx. 3.45pm. Students are to wear full sports uniform, girls can wear black/navy shorts whilst on court if they wish.

BROTHERHOOD & IMAGINE

BROTHERHOOD & IMAGINE is an exciting and interactive day Conference for young men and women 13 years+. The young men & women will spend the day being encouraged through practical group activities to reach their full potential through a Christian-Faith based perspective, making new friends, have the opportunity to ask those tough questions and be empowered to live out Christ’s love and grace for their young lives!

If your child is interested in attending, come to the office and collect a registration form.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

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

Library News

Premier’s Reading Challenge

Congratulations to Jasmine Dimmick (Yr 3), Annmarie Thomas (Yr 6), Sarah Leverton (Yr 1), Alexander Lane (Yr 2), Chloe Liu (Yr 4), Jonty Edwards (Kindy),Sophie Cabot (Kindy), Lilah Edwards (Yr 1), Kendra Gordon (Yr 5), Eloise Chung (Yr 1), Jaz Burgoyne (Yr 2), Lachlan Harper (Yr 2), Ishaan Sahai (Yr 2), Callum Pennington (Yr 2),Harry Panarello (Yr 2), Samantha Manners (Yr 4), Holly Moran (Yr 4), Nkumbu Ngalande (Yr 4), Harriet Leung Morrow (Yr 4) and Charlotte Lynn (Yr 8), and who have all finished the Premier’s Reading Challenge. Great reading!

Remember, the Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes at the end of August, so only one month to go!!

World Book Encyclopedia Subscription

Wahroonga Adventist School have recently subscribed to World Book Encyclopedia Online which gives all students and teachers online access to an amazing variety of resources which can be accessed using any device.

If you would like to explore this new resource please follow the link below and use the word "was" for the log-in ID and password https://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Login?ed=wb

Book Week 2018

Wahroonga Adventist School will be celebrating Book Week during Week 6 (August 29 – August 31) of this term with a Reading is Out of this World! Book Fair is for the whole school, and for the junior school a Space Travel themed dress up day, and a Book Week Performance called Treasure Hunt!

Please read the next newsletter for more Book Week details.

Canteen News

Thank you to all the helpers we have had last term. We are very grateful for your help and support! We need helpers again this term.

If you have any time from 30 mins to a couple of hours any morning of the week we would love to see you. No experience is needed, just the willingness to help, chop, pack bags and serve our lovely students.

If you are interested or have any spare time please jump on to https://www.volunteersignup.org/RCYP3 alternatively just pop in and lend a hand.

New Canteen Menu

Meals with Love

Bits and Pieces

Weekly Drama Classes

Touch Football

Helen O'Grady Drama Classes

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