A Quote from the Chaplains on Living the Christian Life
As Christians we are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - they just shine.
Dwight L. Moody
Upcoming School Events
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
ASISSA Swimming Carnival
We had 27 students compete at the ASISSA Swimming Carnival on 13th March. We are extremely proud of our all our students in the team, who performed the best they ever had at this level!! They swam extremely well, breaking their times from our school swimming carnival, as well as breaking personal best records!!! We were so proud of our whole team on the day. Well done everyone!!
Congratulations to Salani S for breaking the ASISSA record for Junior Girls (8-10 Yrs) 50m backstroke record.
Salani S was also the overall Junior Girls ASISSA Champion & Nicholas L was the overall Junior Boys ASSISA Champion. Well done Salani & Nicholas on this EPIC achievement!!
Congratulations also to Logan L, Nicholas L, Abigail M, Salani S, Erin Q, Harriet L M, Kendra G, Cameron K & Harry P who have made it through the next level of competition - the NSWCIS Swimming Carnival.
Chicks at Wahroonga
Year 2 were very excited to welcome some eggs, hatchlings and chicks to our classrooms from March 5-16. We loved having the incubator and chick cage in 2M's classroom. We are studying the life cycles of animals in our Science Unit this term. Year 2 watched several chicks hatch and enjoyed watching them eat, drink and cuddle together under the heat lamp. We held the chicks everyday and welcomed as many visitors into our classroom to share the joy of holding a soft little chick.
Upcoming School Events
NSWCIS Swimming Carnival
We have 9 students competing in 16 events at the NSWCIS(Combined Independent Schools) Swimming Carnival on Thursday 22nd March at the Sydney Aquatic Centre, Homebush. They will be representing the ASISSA team and we wish them all the best at this extremely competitive level! . Entry to Pool -8.00am, warm up 8-8.45am, carnival commences at 9.00am.
Band Camp is for any students from Years 3-9 who wish to attend and will be held from 21st—23rd May 2018 at Crosslands Convention Centre, Galston. If your child is wanting to attend Band Camp, please note that applications close Thursday 29th March, payment must be made prior to the Camp commencing . Payment can be made by card over the phone, cash or cheque or direct deposit. If paying by direct deposit, please ensure you put your family code & "Band Camp" so we know who has paid.
What to bring:
- Musical instrument and music stand
- Reed Instruments (please bring 2 spare reeds)
- Sleeping bag + blanket or Doona/sheets
- Hot water bottle (if desired)
- Soap, toothpaste, toothbrush
- Medication (please check in with camp nurse on arrival)
- Bible, pen and notebook
- Torch/batteries—really important
- Sun screen—really important
- Insect repellent—really important
- Warm jacket (very important)
- Casual clothes for every day—could be cool!
- Please bring clean blue jeans for the Concert
- Good rain coat
- Firm soled joggers (and able to get wet)
What Not To Bring: Electronic Gear
Upcoming Junior School Events
Junior School Winter Uniform Shop Fitting Days
Our Uniform Shop fitting days are on Thursday 22 March and Friday 23 March for all students purchasing the winter 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: www.flexischools.com.au
The boys’ formal uniform of trousers and long shirt are the same style and sizes of the summer uniform - only the length is different, so you may like to order on-line. If not, your child will need to be fitted on this day.
The girls’ formal uniform of pinafore and blouse will need to be fitted.
Any queries can be directed to Helen Roberts our Uniform Shop Manager at email@example.com
Middle/Senior School News
CSSA Zone Swimming Carnival – Wednesday, 7th March 2018
On Wednesday 7th March 26 students were asked to represent the school at the CSSA North Met Zone Swimming Carnival at Warringah Aquatic Centre and they did us proud! Everyone swam well on the day against tough competition from students at Oxford Falls Grammar, Pacific Hills, Covenant Christian and NBCS. A special congratulations to Amelia M, Billy C, Hamish T and Elliott Y for making it through to the next level of competition! Good luck guys, we hope you do well next week and enjoy the day!
Senior School Day of Worship - Thursday 15th March
Last Thursday, the whole of Year 9 participated in the fantastic Day of Worship with 3 other Seventh Day Adventist Schools. When we got off the bus that drove us from school to Liverpool Catholic Club, we divided into 2 groups. One group were going ice skating at the Liverpool Catholic Club and the other group went and played mini golf. The ice skating was so much fun and it was great to mix with the other schools too. After we finished our activities, we got back on the bus and drove to Macarthur Adventist College. Once there, we watched groups from the other schools sing songs praising God, and also had the pleasure of singing along too. Our own school presented a prayer for the other schools too, with Jonathan, Zach, Zoe, Billy, Emily and Lachlan working together with Pastor Landry to form a sensory prayer. We were very lucky to have the experience and have such and enthusiastic audience! We also heard stories from Jonathan Leonardo, who shared his life experiences that shaped him as a person. After the worship, we had a delicious lunch which was kindly provided by Avondale College. On the bus ride back to school, we all exchanged laughs and stories about the day. It was great to be involved with the Senior School Day of Worship this year!
Written by Zoe Rosen - Year 9