Newsletter - 4th May, 2017

Pastors' Corner

This Week Is Our Middle School WOW (Week of Worship)

Our theme for this year is ‘Taking Flight’ and we are happy to have Simon Hutton joining us as our guest speaker for this week. Simon (Pastor Simo) is married to Courtney and they live and minister in Brisbane. Simon is currently the Chaplain for one of our sister schools on Brisbane’s north side called Northpine Christian College.

Parents are welcome to come along to our WOW each day. Starting time is 8:30am - 9:30am.

A Special Invitation to both students and parents this Saturday Morning at the Fox Valley Community Centre at 11:00am where our guest speaker will be speaking and our students will be leading out.

Bible Verse for the WOW : Isaiah 40:31

School News

We are all excited to be in our new school building - 1st stage of our master plan. It is great to see all our students from Prep to Year 8 interact on one campus. Students are becoming familiar with space and routines. Following is a montage of photos we would like to share.

Cafe on 3

We are pleased to announce that Café on 3 will be open Mondays & Fridays on Level 3 from 2pm to 3pm, commencing Monday 15th of May.

The Café will be run by our Year 8 Café students who have been working hard to ensure that they are ready for your orders in our pop up café. We will be offering slices, cookies, cakes, toasted sandwiches and hot & cold drinks. Weekly specials will also be available.

If you would like to partake in some yummy food, make sure you stop in at the office to get a visitor pass to come up to Level 3 where we are based. We look forward to seeing you there!

School Cross Country

We recently held our School Cross Country carnival for Years 1 - 8. All our students tried extremely hard and gave it everything they had. Congratulations to the following students who came 1st in their age group:

Primary School

  • 7 Years: Ximena Sim & Max Monardo
  • 8 Years: Caitlyn Jones & Nathan Schroeder
  • 9 Years: Alessandra Price & Eli Moala
  • 10 Years: Michaela Jeffrey & Raphael York
  • 11 Years: Naomi Sainsbury & Cameron Kueh
  • 12 Years: Angelica York & Lachlan Price

High School

  • 12 Years: Nethanya Koren & Dariya Amiri
  • 13 Years: Keeva Raftery & Tyrone Randall
  • 14 Years: Jenny Hercus & Mason Jeffrey
  • 15 Years: Claudia York & Christian Jacobs

Thank you to all the parents who helped on the day, as we couldn't have done it without you!

ANZAC Service

The school celebrated our annual ANZAC Service. This was special as it was held on Level 1 at the new campus. Thank you to the Captains who proudly took the service.

Upcoming School Events


Naplan will be held from Tuesday 9th - Thursday 11th May for Years 3, 5 & 7. Please ensure your child/ren are well rested and on time. We are treating these days as normal school days to try to keep the stress levels low for the students.

Band Camp

Band Camp is being held 15th - 17th May at Crosslands Convention Centre, Galston. If your child is attending Band Camp and you have not paid, please do so BY the 8th of May. Payment can be made by card over the phone, cash, chq or direct deposit. If paying by direct deposit, please ensure your put your family code & "Band Camp" so we know who has paid. Please note: that students are to make their own way to Crosslands Convention Centre and need to be there by 10.00am for Registration. Mrs Streatfeild will be there from 8.00am for anyone that needs to drop their child early.

A reminder of what students need to bring: Musical instrument, (reed instruments please bring 2 spare reeds), a music stand. (If you child needs to borrow one they will be handed out on the Friday prior to camp), pillow, towel, sleeping bag and blanket or doona/sheets, hot water bottle (if desired), soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, Bible, pen and notebook, torch/batteries, sunscreen, insect repellent, casual clothes for every day, warm jacket, please bring clean blue jeans for the concert, good rain coat, hat and firm soled joggers.

The Concert will be held at GALSTON CHURCH HALL, Arcadia Road, Galston (please make note of the venue address for the concert) commencing at 5.30pm on Wednesday evening, 17th May. Please invite family, grandparents, uncles and aunts and friends to come along and hear the great music you will perform.

Winter School Uniform

Just a reminder that the Winter uniform is to be worn from Monday 15th May (after Mother's Day).

ASISSA Cross Country

Selected students will be representing our school at the upcoming ASISSA Cross country Carnival to be held on Thursday 25th May. Letters will be sent home shortly for the students who qualified for the carnival.

Middle School News

Years 7 & 8 - SEQTA Parent Portal

Parents of Year 7 and 8 students should have received a link to access the parent portal. If you have not received a link or can't log in please contact the Middle School Office and we will arrange to have the link resent.

Year 5/6 Canberra Trip

Our Year 5 and 6 students had a wonderful time on their trip to Canberra last term! If you are yet to see the photos and hear more about the trip please visit the link to their blog below...

Students from Years 5 and 6 have recently undertaken an education tour of the national capital. Students were given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government is contributing funding of $20 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion. This amount has already been deducted from the cost of the excursion.

Middle School Sport - Term 2

Years 5/6: This term Years 5 and 6 will be looking at the skills, tactics and game play of soccer and Nu’kem Ball. They will participate in a range of different game sense based activities to develop their skills.

Years 7/8: This term selected girls and boys will participate in netball and soccer inter school sport respectively. Those who remain at school will have the opportunity to select which activities they participate in. This will differ each week according to the facilities available. These activities include: tennis, soccer, touch football, basketball, netball, handball, table tennis, ultimate frisbee and volleyball.

Middle School Musical

Rehearsals have commenced for our school musical The Sound of Music. If your child is interested in joining the ensemble please contact the Middle School Office. Information regarding performance dates and ticket sales will be available shortly.

Middle School Upcoming Events

Week of Worship Finale

This week, the Middle School students are enjoying their Week of Worship with the theme of “Taking Flight”. The finale will be taking place this Saturday from 11:00am at the Fox Valley Community Centre. Pastor Simo will deliver his final message and students will be sharing drama and music. All students and families are invited to come and stay for complimentary lunch afterwards.

Week of Worship t-shirts are for sale and available in a variety of colours. Students are permitted to wear them during school this week, so if you would like to purchase one please contact the school office for an order form.

Home and School News

Celebration of Mothers Event

You are invited to attend a special dedicated Mothers Day Chapel Service, commencing at 8.50am, followed by a Mum’s morning tea including savoury and sweet refreshments, tea and coffee and a lovely little take home gift.

Friday 12th May

Chapel service

Wahroonga Adventist Church, 183 Fox Valley Road, next to school directly behind Church and School.

Morning Tea to follow at the Fox Valley Community Centre - directly behind the Church and School

Tickets are $10 and available through

As the students will be returning to their classes after the Chapel Service tickets are only required for Mums.

Ticket sales will close: Monday 8th May 11pm

Home and School Meeting

The next Home and School Meeting will be held on Monday 29 May 2017 at 7pm located on Level One GLA - above driveway entrance to carpark of building. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Term 2 Home & School Event Dates:

Friday 12th May - Celebration of Mothers event

Monday 29th May- Home and School Meeting

Saturday 24th June - Ice Skating Night - Macquarie Ice rink

Canteen News

Welcome to term 2. We are very excited to be cooking in our new kitchen. We have a few new additions to the menu this term. All lunch orders can be ordered through no later than 8am that morning. Every week we will be offering a Theme Meal Deal from Tuesday until Friday as well as the regular menu.

This weeks Theme Meal is:

  • Fried Rice
  • Malteser Cup Cake or a Fruit Cup
  • Drink of your choice

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED PLEASE - Whether it is 30mins, 1 hr or 2 in the morning, putting stickers on bags, chopping, filling sauce containers or serving the kids. No experience is required, just a helping hand. Please pop in and say hi or sign up on

Library News

Congratulations to Millicent McHutchison (Kindy), Elijah Van Warmelo (Kindy), Emma Dinca (Yr 1), Micah Jeffrey (Yr 1), Peter Makushynski (Yr 1), Samarth Pullela (Yr 1), Sarah Conway (Yr 2), Benjamin Kol (Yr 2), Isabel Pennington (Yr 2), Kornelia Breski (Yr 3), Nkumbu Ngalande (Yr 3), Riley Todd (Yr 4), Charlotte Dunn (Yr 5), Eliza Monteleone (Yr 4) and Liana Evanian (Yr 2) 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!! All books taken out for holiday reading are now due back in the library. Please return them as soon as possible.

Calendar of Events

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

Meals with Love

Meals with love is a school community initiative that provides a frozen meal or lunchbox snack to families who may benefit from a meal in a time of need.

We welcome food donations to be dropped off to the freezer located at the uniform shop doorway.

If you know of a family who may benefit from a meal please contact or contact Edwina on 0423 138 734

Bits and Pieces

School small group music lessons

Please note that small group lessons will be commencing next week. Students from Years 3-6 need to bring their instruments and books every Monday & Wednesday as groups will rotate.

Lost Property

Please note that we do not have a lost property cupboard at the new campus. Any lost property is handed into the office where is taken to each classroom every day. Named items are returned to the students. Items that are not named will also be taken around to the classrooms, however, after 2 weeks they will be taken to the uniform shop for resale.

We currently have 2 items of Middle School clothing that are unnamed which are:

  • Size 16 Red Jumper
  • Size 14K Tracksuit pants
  • Black school shoes, 3 grey socks & 1 pillow (these items are from the Canberra Excursion)

We also have a fairly new Junior School sport Jacket size 10.

Level 1

Just a reminder that no parents are to proceed past Level 1. If your child is late you need to bring them to the office (except Prep students) so they can be given a late note to take to their teacher. If you need to pick your child up early, again, come to the office and we will have them come to the office. Thanking you.

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