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Newsletter - Wednesday 20th February 2019

School News

The High School and Primary School Swimming Carnivals were held on Thursday, 14th February and Sunday 17th February respectively. Students showed fantastic displays of sportsmanship, athleticism and competitiveness. Well done to all students who swam, cheered, chanted, dressed up and participated in the novice events. Hunter won with a whopping 1582 points and Philip with 1238. Well done to all!

Junior School champions and runners up will be announced at Chapel on Friday this week (22nd Feb), Years 5 & 6 champions and runners up will be announced at Chapel on Tuesday (26th Feb).

High School Age Champions & Runners Up

High School Records:

Madeleine R 12 Yrs Girls - 200m IM 3:59.85, 50m Butterfly 55.43, 200m Freestyle 3:32.83, 50m Breaststroke 56.24, 100m Freestyle 1:37.83

Robbie S 12 Yrs Boys - 50m Breaststroke 49.10

Tansey R 12 Yrs Girls - 50m Freestyle 40.68

Kate R 13 Yrs Girls - 200m Freestyle 3:14.71, 100m Freestyle 1:27.52

Cameron K 13 Yrs Boys - 50m Freestyle 32.74, 50m Breaststroke 42.61

William K 13 Yrs Boys - 50m Butterfly 40.72, 200m Freestyle 3:06.98, 100m Freestyle 1:22.00, 50m Backstroke 39.27

Olivia Y 15 Yrs Girls - 200m IM 4:23.57

Charlotte B 15 Yrs Girls - 50m Freestyle 33.81, 50m Butterfly 39.75, 200m Freestyle 2:58.75, 100m Freestyle 1:22.28, 50m Backstroke 41.76

Ethan T 15 Yrs Boys - 50m Breaststroke 43.3

Jayden K 15 Yrs Boys - 200m IM 3:14.61, 50m Butterfly 38.72

Special Mention:

Billy C - 50m Freestyle 27.65, 50m Butterfly 33.04, 100m Freestyle 1:08.73

High School Carnival Pics...

Primary School Carnival Pics...

Primary School Events

School Banking

Claudine Tucker and Mel Broadbent have kindly offered to be our School Banking Volunteers!! Thank you so much ladies, we really appreciate your help! School banking will commence shortly, we will keep you posted.

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Middle & Senior School News

Year 10 Excursion to Taronga Zoo - Monday 11th February

As part of the Photography and Visual Arts Units, Year 10 students went on an excursion to Taronga Zoo and Manly Beach on Monday 11th February.

Students spent the morning at the Zoo taking photos of the animals and exhibits. A highlight of the morning was the seal show, where students learnt about the serious problem of overfishing with the help of Taronga Zoo’s resident seals. Students enjoyed the Sky Safari and seeing the animal exhibits from above.

In the afternoon students took the ferry to Manly and enjoyed the sunshine at Manly Beach. The Photography students took photographs inspired by Max Dupain, while the Visual Arts students took photos to use for their beach inspired artworks. It was a successful excursion, ending with a great trip back to Circular Quay on the Manly ferry. Thank you to the wonderful students who spent the day on the excursion.

Year 5 CARES Excursion - Monday 18th February

On Monday, the Year 5 Students had a wonderful time at the CARES (Community and Road Education Scheme) facility in St Ives. Students watched a number of videos which demonstrated the correct way to ride their bike on the road by highlighting the road rules. There was also a video which showed the importance of wearing a helmet. A practical component accompanied the videos so that Students could practise implementing the road rules. These skills involved signalling, weaving, giving way, and stopping. The afternoon was spent consolidating their skills on the ‘Mini Road’.

The 'Mini Road' was a highlight for the majority of students as they got to choose where to ride. They needed to make sure they were following the road rules, or they lost demerit points off their licence. The Senior Constables were very helpful at teaching Students the road rules and reminding them to stop and signal correctly. Their helmets were also checked to ensure they were safe and fitting properly. What a great day out!

Running Training

WAS Running training for 2019 took off to a flying start with 40 of our students completing laps of the beautiful Cross Country course in the gully. The parent volunteer breakfast team went above and beyond as always to feed the hungry runners after the session - thank you!

Running training information notes can be obtained by contacting Mr. Starrett. Looking forward to a great year of running in 2019!

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 have been sent information 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 6 Surf Day - Thursday 28th February

The Year 6 Surf Day is scheduled for Thursday, 28th February at Manly Surf School, Long Reef. Please fill out both the permission slip and the Surfing Australia Registration Form and return it to your child's 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.

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Library News

Premier's Reading Challenge

The Premier’s Reading Challenge website will be active as of March 4 for the 2019 challenge. Any book that has been read since the 2018 challenge finished last August can be listed on your 2019 reading record. On the NSW PRC website (https://online.det.nsw.edu.au/prc/home.html) you can read about the challenge, check the rules and regulations, access the extensive book lists, read the privacy policy and after March 4 enter books onto your child’s reading record. Please use the same username and password as last year. I have a list of the usernames and passwords so if you have forgotten them please email me at library@wahroonga.adventist.edu.au . Kindy students and those new to the school will receive usernames and passwords within the next couple of weeks, along with an introductory letter to get you started.

If you are new to our school and your child has completed the challenge elsewhere please contact me with the details of those challenges (which school and which years) and I will contact the PRC team and have your challenge history brought over to our school.

Book Fair 2019

Get ready for some fun in the Library at our annual Book Fair which is being held in Week 8 and 9 of this Term!!! Our theme this year is: Book Fair Beach: Catch the Reading Wave!

Book Fair will run from Wednesday, March 20 – Monday, March 25 (8.00 am – 4.00 pm & Thursday until 6.00 pm) in the School Library. Please come and enjoy the giant range of children’s books from Scholastic. Purchase books for your personal use, for gifts, or you can select books from your child’s class wish list and donate them to their classroom.

** There will be no book exchange in the Library during the Book Fair so please keep your books at home and return them the following week. Tuesday classes will be rescheduled in order for these classes to attend while the Book Fair is on.

Primary School Fancy Dress Friday

Friday, March 22 is your chance to get creative with dress-ups. This year we have a Beach theme – so please get adventurous by creating some awesome beachy costumes! Lifeguards, swimmers, crabs, surfboards, seaweed, seagulls, or shells – anything goes, just so long as it belongs at the beach!!! Every participant will be rewarded. Year 5/6 participation is optional!! Please note that this is a dress up day, not a mufti day, so if you choose not to dress up please wear school uniform.

Canteen News

Please see attached the term 1 menus. We are open for breakfast every morning from 8am.

We are also looking for volunteers this term. Mum’s, Dad’s and Grandparents are all welcome. Anything from 30 mins to a couple of hours any day 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 or pop in and lend a hand.

Bits and Pieces

Free Parent Information Session with Dr Ross Grant

Get Your Life Back & Feel Good Again!

Rotary Youth Exchange

AFL - Pennant Hills Juniors

Code Camp

Helen O'Grady Drama Academy

  • Please note - this is a different Helen O'Grady Drama Academy to the one also advertised in this section

Parenting Workshop

The Adventist Media ministry "Mums At The Table" are presenting a Parenting Workshop, which is all about building and strengthening resilience in children. The speaker is a renowned author and psychologist, Collett Smart. It is being held at Fox Valley Church on March 19

Helen O'Grady Drama Classes

Orienteering NSW

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