Newsletter - Wednesday 29th November, 2017

Pastors' Corner

Next week will see our last Chapel for 2017. This Christmas Chapel will be a combined school chapel for the whole school, held in Wahroonga Church 9am on Tuesday 4th December.

We would like to invite parents to come and enjoy our last chapel. There will be a parents and friends morning tea following the chapel program.

The Chaplains would like to wish all students, families and staff, God richest blessings for Christmas and the Holiday period. We would like to thank you for a wonderful year and look forward to seeing you all in the new school year.

“May you be blessed, with the spirit of the season, which is peace, the gladness of the season, which is hope, and the heart of the season, which is love.”

Upcoming School Events

Primary School Speech Night

Speech Night will be held at Hornsby RSL in the Showroom on Wednesday 6th December commencing at 6.30pm SHARP!! All students from Prep to Year 6 are involved and will need to arrive NO LATER than 6.10pm. Full school uniform must be worn. Please note that no alcohol is permitted in the function area.

It will also be a HALF DAY at school, so students can be rested for the evening. Please pick your child up at 12.00pm from level 1. If you are unable to do so there will be supervision at school.

School News

Café on 3

Café on 3 is finishing for the year this Friday, 1st December. We hope you have enjoyed the wonderful food & drinks throughout the year. All the money raised at the cafe will go towards future Mission Trips. We would like to thank you for your support.

Years 3/4 and 5/6 Basketball Gala Day - Wed, 22nd November 2017

On Wednesday, Wahroonga Adventist Schools Year 5/6 boys and girls as well as the Year 3/4 girls and boys represented our School at the Primary School Basketball Gala Day at the Brickpit in Thornleigh. We all tried our hardest, played the best we could, and had a lot of fun while playing! The teams that we competed with, played well too. Also Mr Crabtree said that everyone’s defence really improved throughout the day. Most importantly I think everyone enjoyed themselves, had fun, and it was nice to see everyone encouraging one another, passing the ball to one another and getting a few baskets. I think all the teams had some wins and some losses but it was nice to see the great sportsmanship that all the Wahroonga Adventist teams played with. Congratulations to everyone who participated in the gala day. May I also add, if you have a chance to visit the Brickpit one day, make sure you buy a bucket of hot chips, they are excellent!

Written by Lachlan Clague, Year 5

Music Creative Night Years 2 to 6

On Wednesday 15th November we held our annual music night to showcase the efforts of our students in music. From classical to jazz to pop, the students did an amazing job performing a variety of different styles of music. It's not an exaggeration to say we have many talented music students at Wahroonga and we are looking forward to seeing what they all have in store for us in 2018!

Junior School News

Kindy Excursion

Last Monday the Kindy classes caught a bus to the Sydney Aquarium. There was a touch pool where the children got to feel lots of different creatures and they also saw a huge variety of sharks and fish. There was a scanning machine where they got to draw fish and it then got scanned onto the wall, and they also saw the very cool Dugongs!!! There was also much excitement as the children got to ride in boat to a very cold special place where they saw the penguins!! A very exciting day for the Kindy children!

Upcoming Junior School Events

Junior School Uniform Fitting Days - 30th November and 1st December 2017

Our Junior school Uniform Shop fitting days are on Thursday 30th November and Friday 1st December for all students purchasing the Junior School uniform. Parents are requested to join their child for their fitting time. Fitting times are booked online through Flexischools by following the link below:

It is really important to attend the fitting days to purchase uniforms as there will be limited time on Registration Day.

Excursion to Australian Reptile Park Yrs 1& 2

Years 1 & 2 will be going to the Australian Reptile Park to see the Australian animals and reptiles that they have learnt about this year in Science and Geography. Please see details below:

  • When: Friday 1st December 2017
  • Wear: FULL Summer uniform
  • Bring: HAT, lunch, snack & water bottle
  • Time: Buses will leave at 9.00am SHARP and return by 2.25pm. Please ensure your child is on time, so they don't miss the bus!

Please ensure your child wears their full summer uniform (not sports uniform) has snacks, lunch, drinks, sunscreen and a hat. Students need to be at school on time as the bus will be leaving at 9.00am SHARP and we don't want them to miss out on the excursion.

Middle School News

CSSA Zone Touch Football Gala Day – Tuesday, 28th November

On the 28th of November, the Year 7 & 8 touch football teams made their debut at the CSSA North Met Touch Football gala day at Terry Hills Playing Fields. The teams have been working hard all term at Wednesday morning touch training & Tuesday afternoon sport. It was a fun day for all with lots of learning. All students returned with a new determination to improve their touch skills. We are looking forward to touch football continuing to develop and become stronger as the years progress into senior school. Special mention to Phil and Katrina McIllraith for running touch football training every Wednesday morning this past semester. We have really appreciated all the hard work you have given to start building the touch team.

Cricket Grand Final – Tuesday, 28th November

Our under 15's Cricket Team continued their undefeated run this season to be crowned champions!!!!!!!!!! A top team effort all season long lads, congratulations!!!!!!!!!

Grand Final Scorecard


1/78 - B. Harris 30(17) n.o., W. Moody 26(20) n.o., B. Jameson 18(11)


3/57 - B.Jameson 1/3, P. Thakur 1/6, J. King 1/9

From Top Left: B Jameson, N Browne, J King, B Harris From Front Left: W Moody, J Bell, P Thakur, N Sperring, Absent: H Treatt

Upcoming Middle School Events

Year 8 Camp - Monday 4th to Tuesday 5th December

For our Year 8 Camp this year students will be travelling by train or bus to the Royal National Park. The camp will be held on Monday 4th to Tuesday 5th December, please refer to your child's Information Note for a detailed outline of the trip plan, equipment and packing list.

High School Speech Night - Thursday, 7th December

Our High School Speech Night will take place on Thursday, 7th December at the Clinical Education Centre (185 Fox Valley Road, building behind the old primary school campus). Students need to arrive at 6.30pm, the evening is scheduled to commence at 7pm sharp. Students are to wear full school uniform including blazers and hats.

Year 6 Water Ski Day - Friday, 8th December

The Year 6 Water Ski Day will be held at Clifton Ski Lodge, Lower Portland on Friday 8th December. Students are to meet at the front gate of School at 7.15am ready for a 7.30am departure. Students are expected to return to School by 3.00pm. Please return your child's permission slip along with payment to the School Office by Friday, 1st December.

High School Fun Day - Jamberoo - Friday 8th December

Our High School Students will be having their Fun Day at Jamberoo Action Park on Friday, 8th December. Students will be travelling to Jamberoo by bus and need to meet at the School front gate at 7.15am. Please ensure your permission slips have been returned as they are now overdue.

Parent Portal

When accessing the Parent Portal please use the link below. It is important parents use the most up to date link to gain access, if you are experiencing difficulties please contact the Middle School Office.

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


Thank you to everyone who has volunteered as part of the Home and School Committee this year. We are most grateful for all the many volunteers who help out at events, amongst the school community, in the Canteen and Uniform Shop.

It has been a very busy and social year with lots of great events run by the Home and School.

We kicked off the year with the Family Fun Day which was a huge success with all the kids smiling from ear to ear.

The Mums received a beautiful Mother’s Day tribute and morning tea.

The kids enjoyed a Winter experience with a social ice skating night, which we know Mrs Jacobs thoroughly enjoyed too!

The Dad’s were not forgotten with both a Father’s Morning as well as the infamous Dad’s Camp Out event!

And to finish off the year, we hosted a beautiful Sunset Garden Party for the school community to come together and share a night together.

The Home and School Committee has also been able to extend our hand to the out-side community with our Operation Christmas Child boxes as well as the Wishing Tree for gifts for disadvantaged youth in the area.

All in all, it has been a very productive and fun year for the Home and School and we would like to wish you all a safe and Merry Christmas with your families and look for-ward to more great things in 2018.


Just a reminder to please return the shoe boxes of gifts for Operation Christmas Child by the end of this week. The gift tags from Rotary are due back by the end of next week. We would like to thank everyone for their generosity in contributing to these important causes.

Canteen News

Over the school holidays we will be planning next years menu. We would love to hear your thoughts on any services or items you would like to see made available. To have your say please click on the following link. All feedback is appreciated https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RN76QH2

The canteen is becoming increasingly busy and we are hoping to grab as much help as possible to get us through the end of term. Mum’s, Dad’s and Grandparents are all welcome. Anything from 30 mins to a couple of hours any morning of the week (especially Friday’s) 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. :)

  • Last Day for Canteen this Term will be Friday 8 December. Please note: we will be closed for recess, snack and lunch on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 December.

Have a happy and safe holiday!

Kelly and Lisa


Thank you to all the volunteers who have helped in term 4. We understand it is a busy time of the year however we are on the drive to get some volunteers to help us through the end of term 4. Mum’s, Dad’s and Grandparents all welcome. If you have 30mins 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

Library News

Borrowing has now finished for this year. It would be appreciated if all books could be returned promptly as they are now overdue.

Bits and Pieces

Helen O'Grady Drama Academy

Please note: The 2 Helen O'Grady Academy advertisements in this "Bits & Pieces" section are run by different companies and are in different areas

Sherpa Kids Vacation Care Programs

Please see the Vacation Care Programs and Vacation Care Enrolment form for December 2017 & January 2018 from Sherpa Kids- all enquiries, bookings, vacation care forms & payments need to go to Sherpa Kids at hurstville@sherpa-kids.com.au or 0430 572 288.

Tennis Camps

Helen O'Grady Drama Classes

Marian Street Theatre


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