The students enjoyed our speaker Pr Nick Kross Jnr who shared with them about different animals that are found in the ocean and how God had made them all different and unique.
To end off a great 'Week of Worship' we had a special concert last Friday night with Christian Children’s performer - Colin Buchanan.
Also the School was involved in leading out in the Remembrance Day Service at Wahroonga Church. This was well attended and once again our students lead out with dignity, respect and pride, fitting for such a sombre and meaningful occasion.
Upcoming School Events
Music Creative Night, Years 2 to 6 - Wednesday 15th November 2017
Every year we hold a concert showcasing the musical efforts and accomplishments of our students. This year we have scheduled Wednesday, 15th November 2017 as our concert date. The concert will start at 6.30pm sharp and will conclude by 7.30pm or shortly thereafter. This music night is a compulsory School event for all students in Years 2 to 6, if your child can't attend please contact Natalie Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can make adjustments to ensembles where necessary.
Primary School Speech Night
Speech Night will be held at Hornsby RSL in the Showroom on Wednesday 6th December commencing at 6.30pm SHARP!! All students from Prep to Year 6 are involved and will need to arrive NO LATER than 6.10pm. Full school uniform must be worn. Please note that no alcohol is permitted in the function area.
It will also be a HALF DAY at school, so students can be rested for the evening. Please pick your child up at 12.00pm from level 1. If you are unable to do so there will be supervision at school.
Please note that if your child is going to be in OOSH care they must be picked up from there BY 6pm.
Today our school was invited to sing the National Anthem for the opening of the Executive Committee meetings at the South Pacific Division (across the road from the school). Ted Wilson who is the currently the president of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is here for business meetings with delegates from all our conferences from Australia and the South Pacific.
Tuesday 28 November will be last day/week of school banking for the year. We hope your child has enjoyed school banking this year and we will let you know when it will re-commence in 2018.
Junior School News
Junior School Day of Worship
On 2nd & 3rd November, Kindy to Year 4 students went to Mountain View College for their day of worship. There was a buzz in the air, as the Kindies were very excited about the day ahead, but also the bus trip!! The theme was "Jump" and was based around the following Bible Verse:
I am thanking you God, from a full heart, I'm writing the book of your wonders. I'm whistling, laughing, and jumping for joy; I'm singing your song, High God.
The Kindies had an great day mixing and worshipping with students from other Adventist schools and were given a "jumping slinky" as special reminder of the day to remember that we can always be joyful and "Jump for Jesus"
Oz Tag Gala Day
Selected students from Years 3 & 4 competed in an Oz Tag Gala Day at Mt Ku-ring-gai yesterday. Both the boys and girls teams played well, with the girls winning 1 game!! A fun day was had by all - A HUGE thank you to Darren Brownlee (Olivia & India's Dad) for saving the day by lending the teams his shade tent for the day and going the extra mile by setting it up and taking it down. Thanks again!
Upcoming Junior School Events
Intensive Swimming Program
Our Intensive Swimming Program for Prep - Year 1 has commenced and will run over 2 weeks from Monday 13th November– Friday 24th November (Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri) excluding Tuesdays. Please ensure all swimming and school clothing is named so it can be returned if lost. If your child has second hand clothing, please ensure you have changed the old name.
Junior School Uniform Fitting Days - 30th November and 1st December 2017
Our Junior school Uniform Shop fitting days are on Thursday 30th November and Friday 1st December for all students purchasing the Junior School uniform. Parents are requested to join their child for their fitting time. Fitting times are booked online through Flexischools by following the link below:
It is really important to attend the fitting days to purchase uniforms as there will be limited time on Registration Day.
Prep Orientation will be held on the mornings of Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th Novembrer 2017 for children attending Prep in 2018. Your child will only need to attend 1 of the mornings and there will also be a morning tea held for parents.
Kindy Excursion - Sydney Aquarium
On Tuesday 21st November Kindy students will be going on an excursion to Sydney Aquarium where they will see are more than 13,000 individual fish and other sea and water creatures, as well as themed zones including Jurassic Seas, Discovery Rockpool, Shark Walk, and the world’s largest Great Barrier Reef display. They will be able to encounter animals unique to each habitat, including two of only five dugongs on display in the world, sharks, stingrays, penguins and tropical fish.
Please ensure your child wears their full summer uniform (not sports uniform) has snacks, lunch, drinks, sunscreen and a hat. Students need to be at school on time as the bus will be leaving at 9.00am SHARP and we don't want them to miss out on the excursion.
Middle School News
Visit to Parliament House
Congratulations to our School Captains, Isaac Newling and Angelica York, who were invited to morning tea at Parliament House with our local MP Alister Henskens. They were a credit to our School and were encouraged by Alister to continue to develop their leadership skills.
Remembrance Day Service
On the 10th of November, Isaac Newling and I represented our School at an Anzac service that was held in Roseville. Each of us laid a poppy and paid our respects to the known and unknown soldiers that had fought for our country. We are so grateful for them and we were glad to be chosen.
Jasmine Gambley, Year 6 Vice Captain
Years 5/6 Milo Cricket Gala Day - Wednesday, 8th November 2017
Selected students from Years 5 & 6 represented the School at the Milo Cricket Gala Day on Wednesday 8th November. 6 teams from different schools attended on the day, each team playing a minimum of 4 games each. Our students had a lot of fun and really enjoyed the day, winning 1 game against PLC. A special mention to Mr Edwards who won the Staff High Catches Competition!!! Congratulations Mr Ed!!!!! The students also thoroughly enjoyed the complimentary Milo drinks distributed after the event!!
Years 5/6 NRL Bears Gala Day - Tuesday, 14th November 2017
Selected students from Years 5 & 6 represented the School at the Stage 3 NRL Bears Gala Day held yesterday. Both teams were very competitive and played really well, enjoying the competition. The girls team won 2 out of 4 games played! They boys won 2 out of 3 games, with a draw on the 3rd, making it to the semi-final!! Well done everyone!!