Newsletter - Wednesday 12th September 2018

Pastors Corner

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.

School News

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.

Prayer Group - ALL Welcome

Upcoming School Events

Primary School Concert

"Around the World in More than 80 minutes"

The school concert is being held at the Hornsby RSL on Wednesday 19th September and Prep to Yr 6 are all involved. Students need to be at the venue at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start. They MUST remain with parents until their teacher takes them.

Wednesday, will be a HALF DAY at school so the students will not be too tired for the performance. Please pick your child up at 12.30pm. For those parents who are unable to do this, supervision will be available at school.

NB As Hornsby RSL is licensed premises, it is a requirement that children are accompanied by an adult at all times. Also no food or alcohol is to be brought into the auditorium where the concert is happening.

Tickets are now available to purchase online. Please follow either link below:



The students are excited and looking forward to performing for you.

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.

NSWCIS Primary School Athletics Championships

The NSWCIS Primary School Athletics Carnival will be held on Thursday 13th September at Sydney Olympic Park. The ASISSA team will compete against students from other CIS affiliated associations. We wish our students all the best as they compete at this very competitive level.

Milo Cricket Gala Day - Monday 24th September

Please note the Year 3/4 and 5/6 Milo Cricket Gala Day has had a change of date and venue. The event will now be taking place on Monday, 24th September at Koola Park, Killara.

Given the change of date and venue, if you can no longer take your child please contact Miss Sutton at tamika.sutton@wahroonga.adventist.edu.au

Upcoming Middle & Senior School Events

WIRED!!! - Friday 14th September

Our teen program WIRED is on again Friday night – 14th September from 7pm - 9pm at the Fox Valley Community Centre. Any teen that is in Year 7 and above are welcome to attend.

This event is open to the school, church and community - it is a joint initiative of the Chaplaincy department and the churches of the estate.

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 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.

Book Fair

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.

Canteen News

Fruit & Veg Month 2018

Our school has registered for Fruit & Veg Month 2018. The theme for this year is ‘Happy Fruit & Veg’tember!’

Fruit & Veg Month 2018 runs for the month of September.

As part of Fruit & Veg Month, the canteen is aiming to encourage students to eat more fruit and vegetables.

On the menu we will have:

  • Crunchy Packs
  • Slinky apples
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Watermelon and Berry Fruit Salads
  • WAS Salad
  • Roast Vegetable Salad
  • Haloumi Salad
  • Garden Salad
  • Fruit Salad
  • WAS ice block (made on site with fruit and coconut water)

All orders with fruit or vegetables will receive a free key ring while stocks last.

We will also have on offer at lunch time, fruit salad and garden salad cups.

Thank you to all the helpers who have helped in the canteen so far this term. We are very grateful for your help and support!

If you have any time from 30 mins to a couple of hours any morning of the week we would love to see you.The times we need the most help:

  • First thing in the morning to chop, dice and prepare snacks
  • 10:30am for Middle/Senior School morning tea service
  • 11:10am for Junior School lunch service
  • 11:50pm for Middle/Senior School lunch service

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.

Breakfast Menu

Meals with Love

Vacation Care

Bits and Pieces

Tennis School Holiday Camp

Marian Street Holiday Workshops

Marian Street - The Velveteen Rabbit

Incub8 -School Holiday Camps

Pop Star Workshop

Family Fun Day at NSW Parliament

Code Camp Holiday Programs

Basketball School Holiday Camp


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