Walking By Faith
Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Dr. Martin Luther King
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in our school and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Friday Fun Day
The next Year 6 Fund Raising Activity will be Friday Fun Day on Friday 21st September, second last Friday of the term. Do put the date in your diary. All students are invited to Dress Up and at lunchtime have the opportunity to purchase a crazy ice cream and/or get a crazy photo in our photo booth and receive a print out straight away - yes parents, today's Polaroid is called a "Sprocket Print!".
With regards to the icecreams, we will have standard and soy ice cream and as many allergy-friendly toppings and treats available as possible, cups or cones will be on offer too!
Australian Snowsports State Championships
Wahroonga, we have a new National Representative!
Congratulations to Kendra Gordon , representing Wahroonga Adventist School at the Australian National Snowsports Championships last week at Perisher.
Kendra achieved 20th place in the Snowboard Cross and 22nd place in the GS discipline (among a field of more than 40 qualifiers).
Great results for her Nationals Qualification and her first year of Snowboard competition after crossing over from skiing.
Go Kendra! Go WAS!
Responsible Pet Education Incursion
The Living Safely with Pets program visited our school on Monday 3rd September. The program educates children on what it means to be a responsible pet owner and how to live safely with dogs. Pet educators and their suitability-tested dogs visit schools to present the program. Presentations are delivered using multimedia tools, role play, song and story-telling.
Premier’s Reading Challenge
Congratulations to the following people who have now completed the Premier’s Reading Challenge: Aria C (Kindy), Elijah T (Kindy), David C (Yr 1), Evangeline D (Yr 1), Christopher D (Yr 1), Ariana N (Yr 1), Zara X (Yr 1), Sheressa S (Yr 2), Japuji K (Yr 3), Elijah P (Yr 3), Ashoka B (Yr 4), Eve J (Yr 4), Oliver L (Yr 4), Sophie M (Yr 4), Josh P (Yr 4), Finn A (Yr 5), Tilly C (Yr 5), Raphael Y (Yr 5), Alex J (Yr 6), Cameron K (Yr 6), Tom J (Yr 7), Angelica Y (Yr 7), Olivia Y (Yr 8), Michelle C (Yr 9), Grace C (Yr 9), Naomi F (Yr 9), and Billy J (Yr 9). Well done to all of you - Excellent reading!
The Premier’s Reading Challenge is now over for 2018. Mrs Savage does have continued access to the PRC site until Friday, however, so if you missed the August 31 deadline, please see her with a list of the books you wish to enter. The Premier’s Reading Challenge certificates will be given out late in Term Four.
Students can now start reading for the 2019 challenge, although there will be no access to computer log-ins until early next year so a written record of books read will need to be kept until then.
A HUGE thank you to all those who came along and supported our ‘To the Book Fair and Beyond’ Book Fair – it was a huge success! Thanks to your support our sales tallied up to $5 065.00, with $241 worth of books being donated to the classrooms! A combination Scholastic resources/cash commission to the value of $1 552 was chosen which will provide new resources for our school library.
An extra big thank you goes to our wonderful volunteers who helped to make the Book Fair such a big success. Thank you to Janet, Richard and Jason Shirley, Cath and Andrew Colville, Carli Jeffrey, Ann Marie and Harriet Leung Morrow, Loredana, Nicole and Emma Dinca, Jennifer Sharkie, Jeanne van Warmelo, Sally Deverell and Michelle Smith who all contributed with their time and talents.
Last Week of Borrowing for Prep
This week is the last week of borrowing for Term 3 for our Prep students. Please ensure that all library books are returned to the Library before the school holidays so the Prep boxes can be sorted and changed over during the holidays. Thanking you.
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