THE COST OF LOVE
This time last week I was in the USA trying to book a table for my wife and I to go out to dinner. Every place I was trying to book said that they were booked out, I rang the front desk of our hotel and asked what they would recommend. I was told that it would not be likely that I would find a table in the city as it was Valentine’s Day and that most places would be 3x more expensive tonight.
Americans Spent $19.6 Billion on Valentine’s Day This Year Australians Spent More Then $23 Million on Valentine’s Day This Year
Not us!!! We ordered in Pizza to our room for $30, winner!
Its amazing how much we are all willing to payout on a day devoted to LOVE. As Christians we understand of a day that cost Heaven everything and yet was a free gift to this world. I pray that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:17-19
Blessing Pr Richie
Upcoming School Events
SRC - Pink Stumps Day - THIS SUNDAY!!!
NSW Interschool Snow Sports (K to 9)
This year during the winter school holidays, there is an opportunity for WAS to submit a team and/or individual entry to the NSW Interschool Snow Sports competition held in Perisher. Please note, you will have to provide all necessary equipment, accommodation and travel. There are costs associated with the competition. For full details, please see;
For expressions of interest, please contact Miss Sutton on firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary School News
Primary Swimming Carnival
We held our Primary School Swimming Carnival on Sunday 18th February at Pymble Ladies College Aquatic Centre. It was the first time we have held our carnival at this venue and it was a great success, the morning was enjoyed by all who attended. A HUGE THANK YOU to all our parent helpers, teenagers and teachers who made the day a great success. Trophies for Champions and Runners up for Prep - Year 4 will be given out at Chapel on Friday 23rd February, and for Years 5 & 6 at Chapel on Tuesday 27th February.
Middle/Senior School News
Year 7 Camp
Year 7 Camp, what a time to be alive! Excitement pulsed through both student and staff veins from the initial sight of the Lutanda Yarramundi tower of terror. Challenges and fears were overcome throughout the three day experience with students mastering rock climbing, abseiling and canoeing. When discussing highlights with students, many reflected on the time spent bonding with their peers, the feeling of joy that accompanied them making the leap of faith jumping down the flying fox and the Glow in the Dark Pool Party. If Year 7 Camp is any indication of what is to come in 2018, they should expect a year full of personal growth, solid peer connections and a continual appreciation for how blessed they truly are.
The link below will take you to a short video of the Year 7 Camp - if you have trouble viewing it all Year 7 students will be able to play it from their laptops.
Year 6 Surf Day
On Monday, Year 6 went to the surf day. We went to Collaroy Beach and the waves were very big and fun. We got to go boogie boarding and surfing. Almost everyone stood up on the surf boards. On the boogie boards, we rode the huge waves all the way into the shore. There were a lot of blue bottle so we had to beware! We all loved surfing. It was a lot of fun to go in the water but the best part of all was we didn't have to sit in the classroom.
By Charlotte Dunn, Tansey Raftery and Avery Larsen