Week of Well-being - September 15th - 20th September, 2019
Last week saw the roll out of a new Initiative called ‘Week of Wellness’ focusing on wholeness and wellness within our students, staff and community. The week involved activities around the idea of wellness relating to physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual.
Feedback from the week was so positive that we have already started to plan for next year's roll out of an even fuller and more vibrant 'Week of Wellness' for 2020. Watch this Space!!
Below is a list of activities we ran.
- Mountain Biking & Road cycling activities.
- Staff vs Student lunchtime sporting competitions
- Chapel (focus of social & spiritual well-being)
- Breakfast at the Gate (fruit & muesli bars)
- Big breakfasts (Monday & Wednesday)
- Parents walking group (two days were sadly rained out)
- Bush walking
- School and Community Prayer Breakfast
- Before school Running Club
- Crossfit targeting boys and dads (with boys mental wellness talk)
- Crossfit targeting girls and mums (with girls mental wellness talk)
I have attached a prayer card (see above) with prayer points from our prayer breakfast that you as a family might like to use as a guide for prayer needs for our school community.
Blessings, Pastor Richie
Junior School Building - Official Opening - Friday 13th September 2019
Students, teachers and parents gathered at Wahroonga Adventist School (NSW) on Friday, September 13, to witness the opening of the Junior School building.
A plaque to commemorate the occasion was unveiled by State Member for Ku-ring-gai, Alister Henskens and Greater Sydney Conference President, Pastor Terry Johnson.
Pastor Johnson delivered the main address, whilst the junior school prefects and school captains reflected on the impact of the school on students and the community.
The whole school combined for three items, including the Australian national anthem, and worships songs “We Lift Our Voices” and “Shine Jesus Shine”.
School board member Edison Akrawi offered a closing prayer, thanking God for his leading in the school’s history.
Upcoming School Events
Cybersafety Parent Seminar - TONIGHT
We are holding a Cybersafety Seminar for School Parents at 7pm TONIGHT, 26th September at the Fox Valley Community Centre. Come along and hear Susan McLean present on the benefits of technology and what parents need to be aware of. Susan is certified by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner as a provider of high quality Cybersafety education to schools throughout Australia. The event is free, however if you could please book via the link below for catering purposes, it would be greatly appreciated.
Year 6 Carnival Car Wash - Friday 27th September 2019
Year 6 will be hosting a Carnival Car Wash to raise funds for our class gift to the School tomorrow, Friday 27th September. Come along and have your car washed, your shoes shined and enjoy delicious food and fun activities including lucky dips, games galore and loads of prizes! The event will start at 8am with last cars being washed around 3pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
Year 8 Cafe, Level 3 on Fox - Closed Friday 27th September
Level 3 on Fox will be closed this Friday afternoon - we look forward to seeing you next Term!
Primary School News
NSWCIS Primary School Athletics Carnival
On Thursday the 12th of September, selected students represented the ASISSA at the NSWCIS Athletics Carnival at Sydney Olympic Park. We are proud of all our students who performed well on the day against a very competitive field of athletes.
We had 2 students make it through to the NSWPSSA Athletics Carnival to be held on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th November, 2019 at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre!
Congratulations to :
- Thomas S - Junior Boys (8-10Years) - 200m and Junior Boys Long Jump
- Abigail M - 11 Year Girls - Shot Put
Cricket Gala Day - 23rd September, 2019
On Monday 23rd September, students from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 participated in the Woolworths Cricket Blast. The weather was beautiful and all the students had a great day out. Everyone tried their best and great sportsmanship was shown all day. One of the Year 4 boys groups succeeded in winning all four matches, which included competing against Knox, Redfield and Waitara Public School. Well done everyone!!!
Many thanks to all our helpers who have cooked for Meals With Love this term! We have received beautiful feedback on the meals that were distributed and we couldn't have done it without the support of our school community.
Don't forget to email us if you know a family that would benefit from a meal in Term 4.