Newsletter - Wednesday 22nd February

Pastors' Corner

God does not love us because we are valuable.

We are valuable because God loves us.

‘What marvelous love the Father has extended to us!

Just look at it - We are called children of God!

That’s who we really are!’

1 John 3:1 Message Bible

Junior School News

2017 Swimming Carnival

We held our School Swimming Carnival on Sunday 19th February and it was a great afternoon enjoyed by all who attended. A HUGE THANK YOU to all our parent helpers and teachers who made the afternoon a great success as well as our canteen volunteers who kept us fed and hydrated!

Thank you also to our students who showed great sportsmanship and entered events just for the sake of “having a go”. Well done, you made us proud!!!!!!!

Junior School Upcoming Events

Enrolments 2019

We are now enrolling for 2019. Places are filling up quickly with a wait list in some years, so if you have a sibling that has not enrolled for that year, please contact the office for a form as soon as possible.

ASISSA Swimming Carnival 2017

The ASISSA Swimming Carnival will be held on Monday 12th March, at the Warringah Aquatic Centre. Letters will be sent home this week for the students who have qualified. They will be competing against 20 other Independent Schools.

Middle School News

Year 7 Camp - Yarramundi

Students participated in a variety of activities including archery, raft building and rock climbing. Staff had nothing but high praise for the behaviour and willingness of students to face their fears and take up the challenges.

Well done Year 7 and especially to Olivia York who smashed the previous crate stack record (18) by stacking and climbing 21 crates with only a harness and belay rope for support. Spectacular!

Middle School Upcoming Events

Middle School Parent/Teacher Interviews

A reminder that Mrs Streatfeild will be holding a talk on Homework and Study habits from 5.30 to 6.30 pm on both evenings (22nd & 23rd Feb) - all parents/students are welcome to attend.

Enrolments 2019

We are now enrolling for 2019. Places are filling up quickly with a wait list in some years, so if you have a sibling that has not enrolled for that year, please contact the office for a form as soon as possible.

Year 6 Surf Day - Safe Surfing at Long Reef

Please ensure that your child has returned their permission note to their class teacher.

Students are reminded to bring: towel, lunch, water, sunscreen, school play hat. Swimmers may be worn underneath their sports uniform, but a change of underwear may be desirable.

Year 7 Vaccinations

First round of vaccinations for our Year 7 students will be held Wednesday 1st March.

Please note the second date of 4th May for Year 7 vaccinations has been cancelled due to the introduction of Year 11 vaccinations. As students will require a 3rd dose of HPV, the 3rd vaccination session will now take place early in Year 8.

Year 5 & 6 Camp

Years 5 & 6 will be heading off to Canberra on Monday 3th—Wednesday 5th April for their camp this year. A letter will be sent home soon.

Year 8 Cafe

Our Year 8 elective students are preparing to open a pop up cafe for parents in the near future. Watch this space! Coming Soon!

Library Lunch – Middle School Campus

Library Lunchtime sessions are happening at the Middle School Campus every Thursday and Friday for middle school classes. If you would like to read a book, play a game or return and borrow books this is your chance!

Open every Thursday/Friday lunchtime: 12.10-12.40 pm (Thur – GLA, Fri – Yr 6 room).

Thursday: GLA (Miss Parker’s room) 12.10-12.40

Friday: Year 6 class (Miss Spall’s room) 12.10-12.40

Home and School News

We welcome all families to come along to the Home and School Meeting. We would love lots of new faces, it is a great way to meet other families and have a positive involvement in your school.

Our first meeting is 27 February 2017 at 7pm at the Junior School Campus. Please enter via the front office.

FAMILY FUN DAY - Tickets have gone on sale.

Sunday 12 March from 1pm-4pm

Inflatable Obstacle courses, giant slides, face painting and a chance to dunk your teacher!!

We are also offering lots of great food stalls, so come for lunch and enjoy the afternoon.

$15 for one child or $30 for family ( two or more children). Adults are free.

To get your ticket click on


We have set up a volunteer roster and time slots are about 1 hour each and you can choose what area you help in…. Teenagers also welcome to volunteer.

Click on the link to view and add your name…

Volunteers Signup for Family Fun Day

Baker's Wanted

As we are holding a cake stall on the day, we would really appreciate those that love baking or making treats to make items for the day. It would be fantastic to have lots of fun, yummy treats on offer!

Please email Lisa White on if you can assist and she will outline the details.

Canteen News

We hope you are all enjoying the new canteen menu! Look out for the Winter Menu - out soon!!!! Thank you to all the volunteers so far - we are looking for more volunteers especially the last 4 weeks of the term.

If you are able to volunteer your time please click on "Volunteer Signup for Canteen" below :

Volunteer Signup for Canteen

Library News

Premier’s Reading Challenge

The Premier’s Reading Challenge website will be active as of March 6 for the 2017 challenge. Any book read since the 2016 challenge finished last August can be listed on your 2017 reading record.

On the NSW PRC website ( you can read about the challenge, check the rules and regulations, view the extensive book lists, read the privacy policy and access your child’s reading record. Please use the same username and password as last year. I have a list of the usernames and passwords so if you have forgotten them please email me at . Kindy students and those new to the school will receive usernames and passwords as soon as they can be registered in a couple of weeks. If you have no internet access keep a written record of the books read, and when finished hand it in so I can enter it on-line.

If you are new to our school and your child has completed the challenge elsewhere please contact me with the details of those challenges (which school and which years) and I will contact the PRC team and have their challenge history brought over to our school.


Our events calendar is available online. Just click on the link below to access it.

Bits & Pieces


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