Newsletter - Wednesday 20th June 2018

Pastors' Corner

Pastor Richie's thoughts on the 2018 Soccer World Cup in Russia.

All Scripture is God-breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16

Someone a long time ago was probably playing out in their backyard with a ball. They were just kicking the ball around and decided to keep score as they tried to hit targets.Over time, that pastime developed into the game we know as soccer. In order for it to be spread throughout the world, the inventor had to write down the rules and the specifics of the game so that everyone would understand so that the game would be the same wherever it was to be played. You see if no one followed the rules as laid out by the Official Soccer Rulebook, the game would not be consistent and soccer would not be as big as it is today.

Just as in soccer, our creator, God Himself, designed life and wrote down principles and truth for us, His creation, to follow so that we would understand life. Just as we have to read and learn the rules of soccer to be effective for our team, we need to know God’s word, the Bible, so that we can be effective in our lives for God’s team.

If we want to be effective, according to God’s word in our verse today, we need to understand how valuable His word is to us.

Whole School News

NSW CIS Cross Country

Seven of our students represented Wahroonga Adventist School at the annual NSW CIS Cross Country event at Eastern Creek Raceway on Thursday June 14th. Mason Jeffrey, Jack Baker, Nicholas Bradshaw, Benjamin Woollard, Griffin McKenzie, Cameron Kueh and Raphael York all ran well on the day against some of the best runners from all over NSW.

The course was hilly and challenging, our students ran 3 or 4 kilometres depending on their age. Congratulations to all the students for making it to this level for Cross Country running. Thank you also to the parents who came out in support.

Review of Student Play Spaces

After receiving some concerns about student play spaces we have undertaken a review and plan on implementing the following changes;

Commencing Term 3, Middle & Senior School students will be able to move freely between the School and the oval at recess and lunch. Permission Notes will be sent home this term.

While the synethic grass area (Zone 1) is closed for maintenance (until end of next week), the ashphalt area (Zone 3) has been opened.

The decision has been made to keep the basement play space open, it has become a popular area with students participating in a range of activities. This opportunity will not be available next year when the car park reopens.

We will continue to give Junior School students the option of going to the oval at recess and lunch, where a range of equipment is available for their use. The library will also continue to be open to any student who would like to use that facility, this includes indoor games, ipads and lego. Going forward, at times Zone 3 will also be open in addition to the other play spaces available, at teacher discretion.

Middle & Senior School students will continue to have access to ashphalt/decking area (Zone 3), synthetic grass area (Zone 1), the library and the oval.

High School students will continue to have access to all of the above and the basketball court.

Upcoming School Events

Parent /Teacher Interviews

Parent/Teacher Interviews will be held during the last week of term in the 5/6 shared space on Level 3. Please see Junior and Middle & Senior Upcoming Events (below) for further information.

Junior School News

ASSISA Cross Country

Students were blessed with near perfect weather at the ASSISA Cross Country, on Thursday 7th June, at Queens Park. Almost 60 students from Years 2-6 represented out school on the day. Congratulations to Cameron Kueh (Yr 6) who came 2nd in his age group and Raphael York (Yr 5) who came 7th in his age group. Both boys will be running at the CIS Cross Country out at Rooty Hill, on Thursday 14th June.

Junior School Upcoming Events

Parent/Teacher Interviews

Junior School Parent/Teacher Interviews are scheduled for Monday 2nd July and Tuesday 3rd July 2018 in the Year 5/6 shared space on Level 3;

Please book interview times online at www.schoolinterviews.com.au

Booking code: 9sxa3 (lower case)

Bookings close: 4.00pm, Friday 29th June 2018

As spaces are limited we ask you please make only one appointment per teacher. Junior School Students are not required to attend.

Middle & Senior School News

CSSA North Met Zone Secondary Athletics Carnival

Selected students represented Wahroonga Adventist School at the CSSA North Met Zone Carnival, held at Blacktown International Sports Park yesterday. They competed well against students from Oxford Falls Grammer, Northern Beaches, Christian Covenant and Pacific Hills. As you know it was a very cold rainy day, however the day went ahead and our students did us proud engaging in the healthy competition of the day. Well done guys!! We will hear in the next couple of days who will be going through to the next level so we'll keep you posted!

da Vinci Decathlon Results

The da Vinci Decathlon was held earlier this term in 3 different locations across the state. Being a statewide competition our students were competing in teams against thousands of other students. The results show the top 16 schools for each subject and we are very pleased to list below how our students ranked so you can see how well they have done! A huge congratulations to everyone for doing we well!!

Year 5 - ranked 8th in Creative Producers and 8th in Science

Year 7 - ranked 5th in Cartography

Year 8 - ranked 16th in Engineering

Year 9 - ranked 6th in Art & Poetry and 11th in Engineering

Mountain Biking - Term 2

The second WAS mountain bike ride for the term took place on Sunday June 17th. To warm up on the fresh winter morning the group set out for a lap of the "Old Mans Valley" trail in Hornsby. The riders all demonstrated an impressive improvement in bike control, descending skill and climbing fitness.

After the warm up lap the group split, with some continuing to hone their skills while a group of racers took to the "Blue descent". This is a downhill section of trail including berms, rocks, bridges, jumps and some flat out pedalling. After each rider had completed two runs the times were incredibly close. Caleb King completed an excellent run in 2 minutes and 38 seconds to take 3rd place. Ethan Todd flew through the berms to finish with a time of 2 minutes 37 seconds in 2nd place. Andy Roberts rode with smooth consistency, completing both runs in 2 minutes and 36 seconds to take the win.

It was awesome to see the riders enjoying the challenge of a different format with such tight racing. There was a great spirit of sportsmanship among the riders as they congratulated each other on their runs. Thanks to all of the parents and students who assisted in organising the timing of the race and leading the riding groups. There will be plenty more mountain biking to come in semester two!

Sports News

Lachlan Clague (Year 6) competed at the NSW PSSA Basketball Tournament in Tamworth for CIS (Combined Independent Schools) last week. CIS finished 3rd out of 14 teams! We would like to congratulation Lachlan on how well he has done in playing at this level!! We are very proud of you Lachlan!!

Upcoming Middle & Senior School Events

Parent/Teacher Interviews

Middle & Senior School Parent/Teacher Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th July in the Year 5/6 space on Level 3.

Please book interview times online at www.schoolinterviews.com.au

Booking code: 9sxa3 (lower case)

Bookings close: 4.00pm, Tuesday 3rd July 2018

As spaces are limited please only make one appointment per teacher. Students are required to attend in their full school uniform.

The Globe Café

‘The Globe Café is open from 2.00pm-3.00pm every Monday and Friday! Please make your way to the School Office to sign in before heading up to the Textiles class room on Level 3.


BROTHERHOOD & IMAGINE is an exciting and interactive day Conference for young men and women 13 years+. The young men & women will spend the day being encouraged through practical group activities to reach their full potential through a Christian-Faith based perspective, making new friends, have the opportunity to ask those tough questions and be empowered to live out Christ’s love and grace for their young lives!

If your child is interested in attending, come to the office and collect a registration form.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Below is the link to our upcoming calendar events. Just click on the link below to access it.

Canteen News

Thank you to all the helpers we have had 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. 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.

New to the Menu

Home made fried rice, potato dish and double choc muffins.

Library News

Premier’s Reading Challenge:

Congratulations Emma Dinca (Yr 2), Jeremy Wu (Kindy) and Liana Evanian (Yr3) who have all finished the Premier’s Reading Challenge. Great reading!

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!!

Holiday Borrowing:

This week is the last week of borrowing for Prep students this term. Please make sure all library books are returned to the Library before the school holidays.

Borrowing is continuing up to the holidays for all other students. If you would like your child to have extra books for holiday reading please email me your request (Max. 10 books) and these books can be collected in the last week of term.

Thank you!

Meals with Love

Edwina and Katie are asking for donations of 'supermarket cooler bags' to help our Meals with Love program. Donations can be handed in to the office.

Bits and Pieces

Marian Street Theatre Drama Classes

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