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
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!