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Newsletter - Wednesday 15th November, 2017

Pastors' Corner

Junior School Week of Worship & Colin Buchanan

What a great week we had with our theme

‘Under The Sea.’

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 nmiller@wahroonga.adventist.edu.au 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.

School News

School Choir

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.

School Banking

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.

Psalm 9:1-2

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

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!!

Upcoming Middle School Events

Year 7, 2018 Orientation Day - Thursday 16th November

Year 7 Orientation Day will be held tomorrow . All current Year 6 students are to make their way to the Year 5/6 shared space on Level 3 by 8.15am. The day will conclude by 3.10pm. Students are to wear their full school uniform.

Middle/Senior School Uniform Fitting Days - 23rd and 24th November 2017

Our Uniform Shop fitting days will be held on Thursday 23rd November and Friday 24th November for all students purchasing Middle/Senior School Uniforms.

Parents are welcome to join their child for their fitting time, however it is not compulsory. If you would like us to fit your child and email the sizes to you so you can order on-line, please let us know.

Fitting times are booked online through Flexischools by following the link below:

Any queries can be directed to Helen Roberts, our Uniform Shop Manager, at uniformshop.waps@gmail.com

It is really important to attend the fitting days to purchase uniforms as there will be limited time on Registration Day.

High School Speech Night - Thursday, 7th December

Our High School Speech Night will take place on Thursday, 7th December at the Clinical Education Centre (185 Fox Valley Road, building behind the old primary school campus). Students need to arrive at 6.30pm, the evening is scheduled to commence at 7pm sharp. Students are to wear full school uniform

High School Fun Day - Friday 8th December

Our High School Students will be having their Fun Day at Jamberoo Action Park on Friday, 8th December. Students will be travelling to Jamberoo by bus and need to meet at the School front gate at 7.15am. Permission slips will be sent home today, please sign and return them by Monday, 27th November.

Parent Portal

When accessing the Parent Portal please use the link below. It is important parents use the most up to date link to gain access, if you are experiencing difficulties please contact the Middle School Office.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

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

Home and School News

SUNSET GARDEN PARTY

Thank you to all the families and teachers who attended the Sunset Garden Party last Thursday evening. It was a great evening for the school community. A special thank you to the Year 5, 7 & 8 students who helped throughout the whole evening.

BEYOND OUR SCHOOL YARD - TWO PROJECTS IN LEAD UP TO CHRISTMAS

This is an initiative supported by our Home and School Committee and the Student Representative Council. The role of which is to bring attention to and focus on those in need outside of our own community. This term we will be encouraging our children to provide Christmas gifts to others.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

For the third year running we will be supporting Operation Christmas Child –sending a shoe box of gifts to those in need overseas. Last year we provided over 130 boxes which was a great effort! Boxes and instructions will be available shortly.

KMART WISHING TREE

In addition, this year we will be offering assistance to the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal providing gifts for Australian children through the Salvation Army and Mission Australia. A Christmas tree will be set up in the School in November which will have gift cards listing specific present and age group required for you to take and return with a gift.

Any questions in relation to these two projects, please contact Mel Harris from the Home and School Committee melinda@spect.com.au or Mr Crabtree.

Canteen News

NEXT YEAR'S MENU

Over the school holidays we will be planning next years menu. We would love to hear your thoughts on any services or items you would like to see on next years menu. To have your say please click on the following link. All feedback is appreciated https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RN76QH2

VOLUNTEERING

Thank you to all the volunteers who have helped in term 4. We understand it is a busy time of the year however we are on the drive to get some volunteers to help us through the end of term 4. Mum’s, Dad’s and Grandparents all welcome. If you have 30mins 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

Library News

Borrowing has now finished for this year. It would be appreciated if all books could be returned promptly by the end of Week 7 (Friday 24th November).

Bits and Pieces

Sherpa Kids Vacation Care Programs

Please see the Vacation Care Programs and Vacation Care Enrolment form for December 2017 & January 2018 from Sherpa Kids- all enquiries, bookings, vacation care forms & payments need to go to Sherpa Kids at hurstville@sherpa-kids.com.au or 0430 572 288.

Helen O'Grady Drama Classes

Marian Street Theatre

Kids up Front

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