Newsletter - Wednesday 28th June, 2017

Pastors' Corner

Combined Chapel will be held in the Wahroonga Church on the last Tuesday of each term at 11.30am . Moving in to the future as a School Community, we would love to invite as many parents as possible to attend the last Chapel of each term and see it become a part of the culture here at our School.

As Chaplains we wish you all safe and happy holiday and look forward to seeing you back in Term 3.

School News

CIS Cross Country

Wahroonga Adventist School had 5 students represent ASISSA (primary school) and 2 students represent CSSA (high school) at the annual NSW Combined Independent Schools (CIS) Cross Country held at Eastern Creek on the 15th of June. This event sees highly trained, semi elite athletes who attend Independent Schools from all over NSW gather to participate in this highly competitive event. Our students did us proud, running and giving their best! A fantastic effort and huge congratulations to these students;

  • Raphael York: 45th
  • Angelica York: 78th
  • Cameron Kueh: 71st
  • Isaac Newling: 29th
  • Lachlan Price: 67th
  • Mason Jeffrey: 36th
  • Tyrone Randall: 52nd

Healthy Harold

The Life Education Van has been visiting our School for the last week and the students have thoroughly enjoyed their time in the Life Education Van. Year 3's topic was "All Systems Go" where the students joined their class on a fascinating tour of the human body. Travelling through the blood, the students explored and discovered how magnificent the human body really is. They learnt about the functions of various body systems and how to keep these systems working well.

For any parents interested in how Life Education supports your children's health, or for programs and resources, follow the link: www.lifeeducation.org.au/parents

Upcoming School Events

School Concert - The Sound of Music

Ticket sales are now open for "The Sound of Music". Please follow the link to secure your tickets.

There will be five performances of the show. The dates are as follows: 26th, 27th and 29th of July and the 2nd and 5th of August. We would love to see the members of our school and local community to come and see our first Middle School production!!

Primary School Athletics Carnival

Our Primary School Athletics Carnival will be held on Monday 7th August, weather & ground permitting, at Bannockburn Oval, Bannockburn Rd, Pymble. It is for Prep to Year 6. Students will need to wear their sport’s uniform. Prep students who don’t have a sports uniform, can wear appropriate casual clothes. Your child will need plenty of fluids, snacks and wet weather gear.

Parent helpers will be needed in various areas, including canteen, to help the carnival run smoothly and we would appreciate your help. Buses will leave school at 8.50am SHARP and return by 2.30pm. The carnival will start at 9.15am, students will need to be at the oval BY 9.00am if they are not catching the bus from school. A note giving your child permission to catch the bus will be sent home soon.

We WILL need many helpers in the following areas and for the times noted below: If you are able to help please email Jax at  jsoffice@wahroonga.adventist.edu.au with the area and time you will be able to help. Thanking you in advance.

  • TIMEKEEPING
  • HIGH JUMP
  • MARSHALLING
  • SHOT PUT
  • LONG JUMP
  • CANTEEN

Times: 9.15—12.15pm OR 12.15—2.15pm OR Whole day

Upcoming Junior School Events

Kindergarten Information Night

Kindergarten Information Night will be held on Monday 24th July 2017 for children attending Kindergarten in 2018. Information will be sent out shortly.

  • WHERE: In the Kindergarten room - Level 2
  • WHEN: Monday 24th July 2017
  • TIME: 3.15pm OR 6.15pm

Middle School News

CSSA North Met Zone Athletics Carnival

We had 39 high school students representing our school at the CSSA North Met Zone Athletics Carnival held on Tuesday 20th June at Blacktown International Sports Park. Our students really made their mark this year competing well on the day. 10 students (listed below) have qualified to go through to the next level, being the CSSA State Athletics Carnival to be held Thursday 24th August! A huge congratulations to...

  • Tiffany Anassi
  • Hamish Treatt
  • Billy Christy
  • Tyrone Randall
  • Jessica McIlwraith
  • Zach Goodacre
  • Amy Parker
  • Mason Jeffrey
  • Renee Lynn
  • Keeva Raftery

High School Students Leaving School Early

When high school students leave school early, can you please ensure they go to the office and signout prior to leaving. We really appreciate your help.

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.

Middle School Upcoming Events

Parent/Teacher Interviews

Middle School Parent/Teacher Interviews are scheduled for 31st July to 1st August. A bookings link will be sent out later this week. Parents please discuss your child's teachers with them so you are able to make the appropriate bookings. It is not a requirement to see every teacher, you are welcome to make bookings with only those teacher's you really wish to see. Students are required to wear full schoo

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

ICE SKATING NIGHT

WOW! What a fantastic time we all had on Saturday at the social ice skating night. We had nearly 200 people from Prep to Year 8 in attendance. We not only had lots of children on the ice, but the parents also joined in the fun!!

Thank you for supporting this event and we look forward to many more of these in the future.

HOME AND SCHOOL MEETING

Our next Home and School Meeting is the first day back of Term 3 - Monday 24th July 2017 at 7pm on Level 1, GLA.

SAVE THE DATES

Here are some events we want Dad’s to put in their diary….

  • Father’s Day Morning - Tuesday 29th August 7:45am, followed by a special chapel service.
  • Dad’s Camp Out - Saturday 28th -Sunday 29th October

Canteen News

This weeks theme is a little different to other weeks!

On offer will be a whole range of red snacks supporting Red Nose Day. A percentage of the profits from these snacks will be donated to Red Nose Foundation. https://rednoseday.com.au/

These snacks will be available through flexischools.com.au and also from the canteen window for the whole week.

Thank you to all the Mum’s, Dad’s, Grandparents and Students that have helped in the canteen this term. Your time and support is appreciated and we are extremely grateful for all your efforts. Hope to see you all again next term!!

Our last call out for this term, we are in need for Volunteers for this Friday 30th June if you have 30mins to a couple of hours in the morning after school drop off, we would love some help, sticking stickers, chopping food, packing food into lunch bags etc. please sign up https://www.volunteersignup.org/RCYP3/

LAST CHANCE to have your say on next terms menu. Please complete the survey to help us design the term 3 menu https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RN76QH2

Hope you all have a safe and enjoyable holidays. We look forward to sharing our new menu with you in term 3!

Library News

Premier’s Reading Challenge

Congratulations to Makaela Curry (Yr 6), Matthew McGregor (K), Cornelius Jun (Yr 1), Oliver Lovett (Yr 1), Asriel Cooper (K), Jaz Burgoyne (Yr 1), Alyssa Eden (Yr 5), Jessica Geelan (Yr 4), Mia Chan (Yr 2), Samantha Manners (Yr 3), Holly Moran (Yr 3) and Sheressa Soloman (Yr 1) who have all finished the Premier’s Reading Challenge. Great reading!

Remember, the Premier’s Reading Challenge does not finish until August 25 so there is still plenty of time to complete it. Happy Reading!!

Holiday Borrowing

Borrowing has now finished for Prep students for this term. Please make sure all library books are returned to the Library before the school holidays.

Borrowing is continuing this week for all other students. If you would your child to have extra books for holiday reading please email me your request (Max. 10 books) and these books can be collected this week. Thank you!

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our families safe & Happy Holidays!!!!!

Bits and Pieces

Sherpa Kids Vacation Care Program for July 2017

Vacation care will be available from Monday 03 July to Friday 21 July. Term 3 will resume on Monday 24 July. Click on the link below for the Vacation Care form . See program above.

Just a quick note below regarding additional fees for incursions.

Moving Bodies - July Holiday Fun

Beauty and the Beast – these July School Holidays

Through mist and snow, in a castle, far away there is the most beautiful rose garden. But beware the traveller who stumbles on it. Adapted by award-winning writer Wendy Blaxland, this classic tale features the talented young performers of Marian Street Theatre for Young People. Performances 10:30 and 1pm, 1 – 15th July, Knox Cultural Centre, Wahroonga. Tickets from $19. Book now at www.mstyp.org.au or call 1800 068 849.

Drama classes

Take your place on the stage with weekly drama classes for 5-18 years by Marian Street Theatre for Young People, the drama experts, taking place in the upper north shore; Gordon, Killara, Lindfield and Chatswood. Auditions for ages 12+ for the children’s theatre productions! Enrolments open for Term 3: 9411 1800 or email info@mstyp.org.au. Find out more at www.mstyp.org.au.

July Holiday Drama Workshops

Holiday drama workshops are a great introduction to drama for the longer term or just creative inspiration over the holidays. They include voice and movement skills, improvisation, character development, script work and plenty of fun, with a short performance on the last day. Places book up fast! Contact us on 9411 1800 or info@mstyp.org.au. Find out more at www.mstyp.org.au

Tennis Holiday Camps

Australian Girls Choir

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