This week in our Middle School Chapel, we saw one of our own students Lachlan W speak in front of our student body. Our theme this term has been "Awakening" and he shared the story of how Jonah was called by God for a mission yet decided to go in the opposite direction. Through it all Jonah still had an awakening experience from God. Lachlan then challenged his peers to listen to God's calling on their lives. We, as the chaplaincy team, are proud of Lachlan for sharing today and we are committed to empower our students to be involve in different aspects of chaplaincy.
The key verse from his message today was Romans 13:11 "And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed"
Upcoming School Events
NSW Interschool Snow Sports (K to 9)
This year during the winter school holidays, there is an opportunity for WAS to submit a team and/or individual entry to the NSW Interschool Snow Sports competition held in Perisher. Please note, you will have to provide all necessary equipment, accommodation and travel. There are costs associated with the competition. For full details, please see;
For expressions of interest, please contact Miss Sutton on firstname.lastname@example.org
Band Camp is for any students from Years 3-9 who wish to attend and will be held from 21st—23rd May 2018 at Crosslands Convention Centre, Galston. Please note that applications have now closed and payment must be made prior to the Camp commencing . Payment can be made by card over the phone, by cash, cheque or direct deposit. If paying by direct deposit, please ensure you put your family code & "Band Camp" so we know who has paid.
What to bring
- Musical instrument and music stand
- Reed Instruments (please bring 2 spare reeds)
- Sleeping bag + blanket or Doona/sheets
- Hot water bottle (if desired)
- Soap, toothpaste, toothbrush
- Medication (please check in with camp nurse on arrival)
- Bible, pen and notebook
- Torch/batteries—really important
- Sun screen—really important
- Insect repellent—really important
- Warm jacket (very important)
- Casual clothes for every day—could be cool!
- Please bring clean blue jeans for the Concert
- Good rain coat
- Firm soled joggers (able to get wet)
What Not To Bring: Electronic Gear
NSWCIS Swimming Carnival
We had 9 students competing in 16 events at the NSWCIS(Combined Independent Schools) Swimming Carnival. Congratulations to Logan L, Nicholas L, Abigail M, Salani S, Erin Q, Harriet L M, Kendra G, Cameron K & Harry P for a fantastic performance at this very competitive level. Congratulations also to Kendra G who made it through to the finals of the 11 Year Girls 50m Freestyle Finals placing 10th overall. We are extremely proud of all our students!!!!
Church Car Park Closed 9 to 20 April 2018
Please note, if you have access to the Church Car Park it will be closed for maintenance from 9 to 20 April 2018. If you have any questions please contact Church administration.
Middle/Senior School News
CSSA Secondary State Swimming Carnival
Four high school students were invited to swim at the CSSA Secondary State Swimming Carnival held Monday 26th March - we are really proud of you all for swimming so well and making it to this level. A huge congratulations to Elliot Young, for making it into the CSSA team to compete at the CIS Championships in the 100m freestyle!! Good luck Elliot, we hope you really enjoy the day!
Year 8 - Geography Field Trip to Norah Head
On Monday the 26th of March, Year 8 lined up at the school gate ecstatic for our beach excursion. When we arrived at the beach everyone rushed to the fence to see our surroundings, including the beautiful Norah Head Lighthouse. Our task was simple, yet fun, we had to measure longshore drift, measure angles of landforms, and we got to play with tiny ghost crabs! On the way home everyone’s shoes were filled with sand, but we were disappointed that we had to leave the beach. Although the excursion was educational, everyone had loads of fun and wanted to do it all again.
Written by Amy P - Year 8A