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Newsletter - Wednesday 15th August 2018

School News

Below are some of the before school and lunch time activities that our some of our students are participating in.

Dance Classes

Dance classes have commenced with much excitement!!!!! Dance Element studios is offering Dance Classes for all ages catering for both boys and girls including an element of Jazz and Hip Hop.

Middle & Senior School Art Club

Art Club started this week with students from Middle and Senior school spending Monday lunch times creating in the art room. Throughout the term students will have the opportunity to spend time exploring a range of art mediums. They will also be able to work on their own personal artworks and art making projects if they choose. Art Club has a limit of 15, with students able to sign up at the art room.

Chess Club

Chess Club has commenced during lunch times for Years 1-6. The students are thoroughly enjoying this lunch time activity. Chess helps children learn problem solving, promotes strategic thinking and problem solving. The coach observes the games in progress and offers advice to the individual students to help them with their understanding, according to their current level of play.

Prayer Group - ALL Welcome

Summer Uniform

Just a reminder that students change over to their Summer uniform on Monday 3rd September (after Fathers Day). If you need to purchase a summer uniform, you can go online at the following website www.flexischools.com.au Alternatively the uniform shop is open every Thursday morning (in term time) from 8.30am - 9.00am.

Upcoming School Events

Primary School Athletics Carnival

Our Primary School Athletics Carnival will be held TOMORROW, Thursday 16th August, weather and ground permitting, at Bannockburn Oval, Bannockburn Rd, Pymble.

The Athletics Carnival is for all students from Prep to Year 6. Students will need to wear their sports uniform and have warm clothing as well. Prep students who don’t have a sports uniform, can wear appropriate casual clothes. Your child will need plenty of fluids and snacks. A limited Canteen will be available on the day - see below

Please ensure your child is at school on time, as buses will be leaving at 8.50am sharp and returning at 2.45pm.

Wahroonga Adventist School Ice Skating Night

ASISSA Athletics Carnival

The ASISSA Athletics Carnival will be held on Thursday 23rd August at ES Marks Stadium Randwick. This will be for selected students who qualify for events from our Primary School Athletics Carnival. Notes will go out on Monday 20th August & MUST be returned Tuesday 21st August due to the short length of time between carnivals. Students will need to be at school at 7.00am if they are catching the bus. Students travelling by car need to be at the stadium 1 hr prior to their event.

Father's Day Morning Tea & Chapel

Father’s Day Morning Tea, at Wahroonga Adventist School

When: Tuesday, 28 August 7:45AM, with Father’s Day Chapel at 8:45AM

Please RSVP by Thursday, 23 August through www.trybooking.com/XNEN. Please confirm the total of school children and parent attending to assist with catering.

There will be a gold coin donation, collected for one80tc.org charity. Since 1977, ONE80TC has successfully facilitated the restoration of young lives from the devastating effects of alcohol and drug addiction. ONE80TC’s Residential Program helps young men break the cycle of life-controlling drug and alcohol addictions and rebuilds their lives with a positive attitude, responsibility and trust.

There will be muffins provided & coffee on sale, fun activities & craft and a photo booth, so bring your funny hat!

We look forward to seeing you at this fun event.

School Uniform Passes

It is compulsory that all students wear the correct school uniform to school. If students can't wear their full uniform please write them a note which they will need to submit to the School Office to obtain a uniform pass.

School News

Academic Olympics

Last Thursday 2nd August, 2 teams of selected students from Years 3 and 4 and Years 5 and 6 competed at the Academic Olympics at Mountain View Adventist College. Below is a write up from the day from our Years 3/4 students.

We had butterflies flying around in our stomach as the bus drove slowly to Mountain View Adventist College. It was time to compete in the Academic Olympics against other Sydney Adventist Schools. We had a Year 3/4 team and a Year 5/6 team. There were 6 challenges involved, this included Bible, Science, Technology, History, Maths and Spelling. The challenges were difficult, but fun. Our favourite challenge was technology because we had to build a water fountain using random materials. We ended up using a balloon, an empty water bottle and a straw. It was fun testing out our designs. Overall, we came 2nd place! It was a great day and there were lots of laughs on the return trip home.

Eli M, Lilly L, Arabella W, Alexandra W (Year 3/4 class)

Congratulations to our 5/6 students too who came 3rd!

Mufti Day for The Kids' Cancer Project

We want to thank the school community for contributing so generously to the success of our Mufti Day. We raised just over $750 and these funds will go to the Kids’ Cancer Project. In just over a week, some of our students will be participating in a competition called ‘Write a Book in a Day’, which supports the Kids’ Cancer Project, and gives our students opportunity to show their skills in writing and illustrating. The books created will be judged in a competition and the successful entries will be published and shared with children who are hospitalised due to cancer treatment.

Concert for Joanne

Several churches in Sydney assembled at Pendle Hill Polish Seventh-day Adventist Church last Saturday afternoon for a children’s concert. More than 180 people attended the event which was held to fundraise for a child with special needs and her single mother. Joanne had weighed just over 500 grams when she was born 12 weeks premature and had undergone 12 major surgeries by the time she was two years old. Against doctors’ predictions, she had survived but her mother had been warned that there would still be long-term health needs.

Kornelia B & Alexandra W (Year 3/4) wrote the following:

Joanne's single Mum, Eva, has to work full time to support her daughter, who needs more than 3 breathing treatments per day so Eva's sister left her family in the Philippines to care for Joanne. Only children performed at the concert, with the occasional accompaniment from Adults. The School Choir performed 2 songs; "Only Hope" and "When you Believe" and Joanne, who was the guest of honour, played the piano. Thank you to everyone who supported this great cause, over $5000 was raised to help Joanne & her family.

Middle & Senior School News

STEM Challenge - Years 7 & 8 - Thursday 2nd August 2018

In the first week back of this Term, three teams from Wahroonga headed off to Mountain View College to compete against other schools to participate in a S.T.E.M. competition. The competition asked students to design a solution to crossing the road safely at a set of traffic lights. Our teams had a great time working as a team, interacting with other schools and learning about presenting in front of an audience. Overall, it was an interesting and productive day had by all, and we are looking forward to competing in next year’s competition.

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

What a great experience the Basketball Gala Day offered the WAS boys and girls basketball teams, students played off against 4 other independent schools throughout the day. Even though our students did not come away with a win, the teams really enjoyed the day and learnt a lot about teamwork and being a good sport.

Upcoming Middle & Senior School Events

CSSA Secondary State Athletics Carnival – Friday 24 August

Selected students have been asked to represent the school at the CSSA Secondary State Athletics Carnival scheduled for Friday 24th August at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre, Homebush Bay. We wish all the students attending the best of luck as they race at this very competitive level.

Year 8 Forensics Excursion – Monday 27 August

Students in the Year 8 Forensics class will be attending an excursion to the Australian Federal Police headquarters on Monday 27th August. Permission slips will be coming home today, if you could please sign and return it by Monday 20th August 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.

Library News

PREMIER’S READING CHALLENGE

Congratulations Imran Ahsanullah (Yr 1), Isaac Biden-Kumar (Yr 1), Matthew Mc Gregor (Yr 1), Kyle Smith (Yr 1), Joel Ramsay (Yr 1), Caitlin Manners (Yr 2), Dylan Cabot (Yr 2), Sophie Clarke (Yr 3), Angelique Mowbray (Yr 3), Aanya Ahsanullah (Yr 4), Kornelia Breski (Yr 4), Madeline Pavitt (Yr 4), Eliza Monteleone (Yr 5), and Olivia Monteleone (Yr 7), for finishing the Premier’s Reading Challenge. Well done everyone for such excellent reading!

Just a reminder that the Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes on August 31 – just over 2 weeks to go!! Please make sure you have entered your books online, or handed your reading record form to Mrs Savage by this date. Thank you.

BOOK WEEK 2018

Get ready for some fun in the Library as we celebrate Book Week in Week 6 and 7 of this Term!!! The Book Week theme this year is: To the Book Fair and Beyond: Reading is Out of This World! As usual we have some very special events planned. These are:

BOOK FAIR

Book Fair will run from Wednesday, August 29 – Monday, September 3 (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.

BOOK DONATION – Restore One

This year we have chosen to support the Restore One team www.restoreone.org.au by collecting donations of good quality new or used books which will then be sent to Cambodia. Restore One’s mission is to break poverty one child, one family, one community at a time. Picture books and readers for young children (Pre-school to Yr 3) with fairly simple language are ideal. Please place your donations in the bin provided at the Book Fair.

PRIMARY SCHOOL FANCY DRESS FRIDAY

Friday, August 31 is your chance to get creative with dress-ups. This year we have a Space Travel theme – so please get adventurous by creating some beautiful space travel costumes – remember, the sky is the limit! Astronauts, rocket ships, comets, stars, planets, space rocks – anything goes, just so long as it takes us out of the stratosphere!!! 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.

BOOK WEEK PERFORMANCE – “Treasure Hunt”

Our Book Week performance, “Treasure Hunt”, is being held on Friday, August 31 for all Junior School students. We have been having fun in library classes reading some of the Children’s Book Council shortlisted books that will feature in this show.

Any volunteers willing to help out during Book Week would be most appreciated. Please see Mrs Savage in the Library, or write your name on the time sheet attached to the Library door if you are able to help. Help is particularly needed before and after school and during lunch and recess breaks. Thank you and looking forward to exploring books during our Reading is Out of This World! Book Fair.

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

Family Fun Day at NSW Parliament

Code Camp Holiday Programs

Wahroonga Netball

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