Newsletter - Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Pastors' News

WIRED Program

Our WIRED program for Years 7 and above will be running again this term and will be on Friday Night 31st May, 2019 from 7pm-9pm at Fox Valley Community Centre.

“Wired” is organised by the chaplains and staff at Wahroonga Adventist School and local church youth. It is all about establishing connections between the school and local church communities. It is hoped this will establish a foundation where the students will maintain their connection with the church communities as they get older.

The Concept of “Wired” is about our students having a safe place outside of school hours on a Friday night where they can connect more within our school family and invite their "out of school" friends to a chapel like program.

Wired into our school, Wired into the community and Wired into God.

Upcoming School Events

Pupil Free Day - Reminder

Just a reminder that Friday 7th June (Friday of the June long weekend) is a pupil free day at school. Teachers will be at an in-service, hence no students at school.

Sherpa Kids Wahroonga (OOSH Care) will take expressions of interest regarding care that day for any Primary School students. (Payment would be required) If you are interested in childcare please email them directly on hurstville@sherpa-kids.com.au

School Photo Day

School Photo Day is Monday 27th May 2019. Have your child’s school memories captured forever!

The MSP photography envelopes have been sent home. Forms are to be returned to your CHILD'S CLASS TEACHER, as they need to be marked off and and handed to the photographers on the day.

Please take time to read the relevant information on the MSP Photography payment envelopes and remember these helpful points:

  • Don’t seal envelopes inside each other. You can pay for all children in one envelope however each child needs to have their own envelope on photo day.
  • If paying by cash please enclose correct money as no change is given on photo day. NO CHEQUES ACCEPTED.
  • Credit card payments can be made online (please follow instructions on envelope) or by calling the MSP Office prior to the day. Your child will still need to take their envelope with them on the day.
  • Specialty Photo Orders (e.g. Captains ) will be organized after photo day on a separate form.

Single Parent families can place multiple orders for children by either option below:

  • Placing all the orders on the one envelope.
  • Handing in multiple order envelopes (they can collect a spare one from the school office and complete it as usual). If this is the chosen method, it may be worth having them label the envelope as either “Mums Copy” or “Dads Copy”, so upon delivery the correct photo order is returned to the correct parent.

******* Please direct all parent queries to MSP Photography on 9499 6555.

Choir Performance

Both the Year 3-6 and the High School Choirs have been invited to perform on the evening of June 15 at Wahroonga SDA Church for Hymnfest, a musical concert being held to support The Bible Society’s projects in Indigenous Ministry.

Choir members will need to meet in full winter uniform outside the library at 6.30pm ready for a 7pm start and the evening will conclude by 8.30pm. Please contact either Mrs Vuceski (Kristina.vuceski@wahroonga.adventist.edu.au), Mrs Jacobs (jacqui.jacobs@wahroonga.adventist.edu.au) or Mrs Savage (library@wahroonga.adventist.edu.au) as soon as possible as to whether your child will be able to attend or not.

Woolworths Earn & Learn

The Woolworths Earn & Learn promotion is back so please keep collecting those stickers!! It's a great initiative with over 10,000 educational resources on offer! Just pop your stickers in one of our collection boxes - you will find one at Woolworths Thornleigh, Woolworths Hornsby and in the School Office.

Jump Rope for Heart kicks off this term! (Prep to Year 8)

Jump Rope for Heart is a fantastic physical activity and fundraising program that has been run by the Heart Foundation for over 35 years. It’s a great way for your child to keep fit and learn new skills, but it also helps raise funds for vital heart research and education programs.

Since Jump Rope for Heart started in 1983, schools like ours have raised more than $75 million for the Heart Foundation’s lifesaving work.

It’s important you register your child online, so they can receive the full benefits of the program and participate in online fundraising, simply follow the link below to get started.

Students will be skipping throughout the term in PE lessons, before school and during lunch and recess breaks. During this time you can share their online fundraising page with family and friends to help raise money for this great cause.

We will hold our school Jump Off Day on Thursday the 27th of June, this will mark the end of the program and is a chance for everyone to come together to skip and show off their newly learned skills.

Thank you for supporting the Jump Rope for Heart program!

Cafe - Level 3 on Fox

Year 8 Café ‘Level 3 on Fox’ is open for Term 2 to our school community. Pop in and sample the delights on Monday and Friday afternoons from 2 - 2:50pm in the Textiles room.

Café allows students to build on their food preparation skills and teamwork, as well as giving them confidence, skills and experience to serve others in a café environment.

If you choose to visit us, please make sure you sign in at the front office before you make your way up to the Textiles room on Level 3. We look forward to having you join us!

Junior School News

We recently held our School Cross Country carnival for Years 2 - 10, (Infant students ran for fun). All our students tried extremely hard and gave it everything they had. Congratulations to the following students who came in the top 4 places of their age group:

  • 8 Year Girls - 1st Emma V, 2nd Sarah L, 3rd Ira S, 4th Alana B
  • 8 Year Boys - 1st William S, 2nd Kyle S, 3rd Matthew M, 4th Joel R
  • 9 Year Girls - 1st Rebecca H, 2nd Emma D, 3rd Violet W, 4th Caitlin M
  • 9 Year Boys - 1st Ollie O, 2nd Callum P, 3rd Alexander L, 4th Logan L
  • 10 Year Girls- 1st Isabel P, 2nd Coira R, 3rd Bridie C, 4th Rachel G
  • 10 Year Boys - 1st Thomas S, 2nd Paris L, 3rd Samuel W, 4th Oliver X
Please see the Middle/Senior School section below for student results aged 10 to 16+ Years.

Primary School Events

Band Camp - Years 3 to 6 - 3rd to 5th June 2019

Band Camp is on Monday 3rd June - Wednesday 5th June 2019 at Crosslands Convention Centre, Galston. Please note: students are to make their own way to Crosslands Convention Centre and need to be there by 10.00am for Registration. Mrs Streatfeild will be there from 8.00am for anyone that needs to drop their child early.

There will be a concert on Wednesday 5th June at 5.30pm at Galston SDA Church. All families are welcome to attend to support the students as they perform items they have learnt.

Please see list below for what to bring:

  • Musical instrument and music stand
  • Reed Instruments (please bring 2 spare reeds)
  • Pillow
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • 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!
  • Good rain coat
  • Firm soled joggers (able to get wet)
  • Please bring clean blue jeans for the Concert

*******What Not To Bring: Electronic Gear

ASISSA Cross Country - Primary School

On Thursday 30th May selected students will represent the school at the ASISSA Cross Country, Queens Park, Baronga Ave, Bondi Junction. If you child has not returned their letter or payment please do as asap as both are now overdue.

The Cross Country will be held from 10:00am to 2.00pm. A bus will leave school at 8.30am sharp. All competitors traveling by bus will need to be at school NO LATER than 8.15am and will return to school at the completion of the cross country, at approximately 3.15pm. Any students travelling from home will need to be at Queens Park NO LATER than 9.30am.


Middle & Senior School News

School Cross Country - Friday 17th May 2019

The School Cross Country was held on Friday 17th May - all Middle and Senior School students participated in the event and it was a great morning! A huge congratulations to the following students who came in the top 4 of their age group and have been invited to compete at the next level!

10 Year Girls - 1st Isabel P, 2nd Coira R, 3rd Bridie C, 4th Rachel G

10 Year Boys - 1st Thomas S, 2nd Paris L, 3rd Samuel W, 4th Oliver X

11 Year Girls - 1st Harriet L, 2nd Arabella W, 3rd Abigail M, 4th Caitlin H

11 Year Boys - 1st Samuel K, 2nd Eli M, 3rd Sebastian M, 4th William A

12 Year Girls Primary School - 1st Margrete A, 2nd Annie B, 3rd Amelia R, 4th Scarlett H

12 Year Boys Primary School - 1st Nathanael R, 2nd Peyton S, 3rd Raphael Y, 4th Alex M

12 Year Girls High School - 1st Laura H, 2nd Alana H, 3rd Tansey R, 4th Madeleine R

12 Year Boys High School - 1st Robbie S, 2nd Daniel S, 3rd Mosiah L, 4th Ishaan T

13 Year Girls - 1st Ella G, 2nd Reva V, 3rd Taylah L, 4th Katie M

13 Year Boys - 1st Cameron K, 2nd William K, 3rd Nicholas B, 4th Jack B

14 Year Girls - 1st Makaela C, 2nd Angelica Y, 3rd Ella M, 4th Bailey C

14 Year Boys - 1st Daniel J, 2nd Isaac N, 3rd George I, 4th Daniel H

15 Year Girls - 1st Keeva R, 2nd Arna T, 3rd Jessica M, 4th Tiffany A

15 Year Boys - 1st Tyrone R, 2nd Jaden M, 3rd Blake H, 4th Ethan T

16+ Year Girls - 1st Lia C, 2nd Claudia Y, 3rd Ariane S, 4th Amelia M

16 + Year Boys - 1st Mason J, 2nd Zach G, 3rd William J, 4th Joshua T

Upcoming Middle & Senior School Events

Year 8 Camp – 22nd to 24th May

Our Year 8 students had a successful start to their hiking camp today! Students will spend the day tomorrow taking part in activities such as high ropes, flying fox, canoeing and team building exercises before commencing their hike back home on Friday. Students are expected to arrive at Hornsby Station on Friday afternoon between 2 and 3pm, we will keep you posted!

Year 10 - HSC Information Session - Mon 27th May

We will be holding a HSC Information Session for current Year 10 parents/students at 7.00pm on Monday 27th May in the Year 5/6 Shared Space on Level 3.

The HSC Information Session will introduce parents, guardians and students to the HSC. This will be a chance to find out how the HSC and ATAR work. This session will be a great introduction to the exciting journey ahead.

da Vinci Decathlon - Years 7 & 8 - Tues 28th May

Selected students from Years 7 & 8 have been asked to represent the School at the da Vinci Decathlon held at Knox Grammar School on Tuesday, 28th May 2019.

Students need to meet at the front gates of Knox Grammar School on Woodville Avenue, Wahroonga at 8.00am on Tuesday 28th May, and make their own way home after the event (concludes approx. 3.30pm).

The da Vinci Decathlon is an academic competition designed to challenge and stimulate the minds of school students. Students compete by year in teams of eight across 10 disciplines: engineering, mathematics and chess, code breaking, art and poetry, science, english, ideation, creative producers, cartography and general knowledge.

High School Athletics Carnival - Wed 29th May 2019

The High School Athletics Carnival is being held at Bannockburn Oval, Pymble on Wednesday, 29th May 2019. The bus will leave school at 8.30am sharp. If students are making their own way to the oval they need to arrive by 8.45am, the carnival will start at 9am.

Students need to wear full sports uniform and bring their lunch, snacks, water and wet weather gear. A limited canteen will be available on the day.

Permission notes were due back today so can you please return your child's note urgently if you haven't already done so.

CSSA Cross Country - Fri 31st May 2019

Selected students have been asked to represent the School at the CSSA Secondary State Cross Country to be held at Horsley Park on Friday 31st May. If your child is going to/from on the school bus please ensure they are at school by 8.30am, the bus will depart at 9.30am and is expected to return around 4.45pm.

Please return your child's permission note urgently if you haven't already done so. Students need to wear full sports uniform (black/navy bike pants/skins may be worn when running). Students will need to take their lunch, snacks, water, warm clothing and wet weather gear with them. A canteen will be available on the day.

Year 7 to 10 Exams

A reminder High School exams are being held the week commencing Monday, 3rd June. The 2019 Mid Exam Schedule is available under the documents section of Seqta.

CSSA State Gymnastics 2019

  • Date: Thursday 6 June 2019
  • Venue: Sydney Gymnastics Centre - Rooty Hill

Gymnastics Info: https://www.cssa.net.au/index.php/state-carnivals/gymnastics

Please email Tamika Sutton for expressions of interest by Monday 27th May (Week 5). Please include your child’s WAG/MAG National Level and Club Affiliation. There is a cost of $45. tamika.sutton@wahroonga.adventist.edu.au

Mountain Bike XCO Championships 2019

  • Date: Friday 7 June 2019
  • Venue: Glenrock Mountain Bike Park

Please see link below to register and for event information. Please note, this is a self-transport event, teachers will not be present.

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 Rebecca C (4H), Hunter H (KA), Wyatt H (2M), Madeleine B (1L), Caitlin M (3K), Callum P (3K), Jemima S (2M) and Gabriela R (1L) who have all finished the Premier’s Reading Challenge. Awesome effort!

Remember, the Premier’s Reading Challenge does not finish until the end of August so there is still plenty of time to complete it. Happy Reading!!

New movies available on the Library Web App

We now have some new G-rated movie links on our library Web App, available through any device that is connected to the internet. Access the Web App by going to bit.ly/waslibrary click on the Quick Lists tab along the top of the home page and then click on Enhance TV Videos, pick a movie and enjoy.

Don’t forget you can also access your child’s personal page by logging in with your child’s seqta code - there are instructions on the homepage. You can then view what books are currently out, when they are due back and check their borrowing history.

Canteen News

Don’t forget we are open for Breakfast every morning from 8am. See menu below

We are always looking for volunteers. If you have a spare 30 mins to a couple of hours any day 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 just pop in and lend a hand.

Bits and Pieces

RETURN and EARN – 10c plastic bottles, containers and cans

We need your help! We are collecting eligible containers including plastic bottles, containers and cans to raise funds for sport equipment. Start collecting at home and bring your items to school to place them in the signed crate in the basement. Additionally, at lunch and recess, there will be small bins popping up around the school for students to deposit their lunch bottles, containers and cans. Every container counts!

*****Please note: there needs to be a barcode and ‘10c’ on the label. Due to safety reasons, we are unable to handle glass containers.

Prayer Group - All Welcome

Dance Studio Elements

Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Basketball - Free Clinic

There are flyers in the office if you would like a hard copy

Marian Street Theatre - Drama Workshops

Kidsupfront - July Workshop

Wild Flower Art & Garden Festival


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