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Newsletter - Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Pastors' News

This weekend 6th April the chaplaincy team is taking a bus of years 9 & 10 students to the combined schools and teens Ministry Worship and Games night held at Hills Adventist College. A permission letter has been sent home with your students today. This is not a compulsory school event but a chaplaincy run social night.

Each term we want as a school community to come together in a Combined Chapel Service where parents are invited and encouraged to attend. This is also an opportunity for a parents morning tea to get to know one another in a social setting after Chapel. The first of these such events will commence on the 1st Friday of Term 2, Friday 3rd May, stay tuned for more information and we are looking forward to seeing you there.

As the end of the term comes to a close may I wish you, our students and staff a wonderful and blessed Easter break. If you're looking for a church to attend over the Easter weekend, I know that the Wahroonga and Fox Valley Churches would be delighted to have you join them for their Easter Saturday morning services. For more information about their Easter Services please contact the Chaplains.

School News

Junior School Playground Open

The Junior School playground opened on Monday 1st April and the students have been so excited to be playing in their special area!! They were swinging, jumping, climbing and drawing with great vigor! The sandpit was a huge hit with many children building sand castles and playing with the toys.

A note to parents: If you are wearing high heels, please be aware that these will make holes in the soft fall area, so it would be greatly appreciated if you do not walk on this area in heels.

Middle School Uniform Shop Fitting Day -Thursday 4th April and Friday 5th April

Our Uniform Shop fitting days are on Thursday 4 April and Friday 5 April for all students purchasing the winter Middle School Uniform.

The boys formal uniform of trousers and long shirt are the same style and sizes as the summer uniform - only the length is different so you may like to order on-line. If not, your child will need to be fitted on one of these days.

The girls formal uniform is new and will need to be fitted.

Fitting times are booked online through Flexischools by following the link www.flexischools.com.au

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 so we can co-ordinate with teachers to ensure your child attends the appointment.

RETURN and EARN – 10c plastic bottles, containers and cans

We need your help! We are collecting eligible containers including plastic bottles, containers and cans to raise funds for sport equipment. Start collecting at home and bring your items to school to place them in the signed crate in the basement. Additionally, at lunch and recess, there will be small bins popping up around the school for students to deposit their lunch bottles, containers and cans. Every container counts!

*****Please note: there needs to be a barcode and ‘10c’ on the label. Due to safety reasons, we are unable to handle glass containers.

Cafe - Level 3 on Fox

The Year 8 Café class for Semester 1 is proud to present ‘Level 3 on Fox’ – a Café run by Year 8 to serve our school community. We will be open on Monday and Friday afternoons from 2 - 2:50pm in the Textiles room.

Café allows students to build on their food preparation skills and teamwork, as well as giving them confidence, skills and experience to serve others in a café environment.

If you choose to visit us, please make sure you sign in at the front office before you make your way up to the Textiles room on Level 3. We look forward to having you join us!

Primary School News

NSWCIS Swimming Carnival

We had one of the best team of students represent the ASISSA Swimming team at the NSWCIS Swimming Carnival last week. This carnival is run against 20 Independent Schools statewide so it is a huge achievement for students to get to this level. Congratulations to all our team members who performed so well we are really proud of all of you!!!!

Congratulations also to the following students who after swimming in their heats made it into the finals of some of their events:

  • Thomas S - 10 Year Boys 50m Freestyle, Junior Boys 50m Backstroke, Junior Boys 50m Butterfly
  • William S - 8 Year Boys 50m Freestyle
  • Nicholas L - Junior Boys 50m Breaststroke

Congratulations to the following students who broke ASISSA records at the ASISSA Swimming carnival which was held in March:

  • William S - 8 year Boys 50 Freestyle - 42.09s
  • Nicholas L - Junior Boys 8-10 years 50m Breaststroke - 49.10s

PRIMARY SCHOOL DRESS-UP DAY

Beach Themed Dress-up Day

Friday of Week 8 (March 22) was a great day to be at school as we held our beach themed dress-up day. The primary school children (and their parents) had great fun creating some amazing costumes and we had a wonderful array of squids, mermaids, life savers, surfers and other beachy items. Each child that dressed up was suitably rewarded with a certificate and lemonade icy pole. A big thank you to students, parents and teachers for getting involved.

Primary School Events

Band Camp - Years 3 to 6 - 3rd to 5th June 2019

Band Camp is being held 3rd to 5th June 2019 for students in Years 3 to 6 at Crosslands Convention Centre, Galston. Application forms were handed out to students last week, additional copies are available in the School Office. If your child would like to attend, please ensure your child's completed application form, along with payment, is returned to the School Office by Thursday 4th April 2019.

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Middle & Senior School News

CSSA Secondary State Swimming – Monday 25th March 2019

On Monday the 25th of March, William K, Cameron K, Amelia M and Robbie S represented WAS at the CSSA Secondary State Swimming carnival at SOPAC. They versed students from NSW Christian schools in their respective events. It was a great day with all pushing themselves to achieve their best. Well done and a fantastic effort from all.

Year 5&6 SDA Touch Football Gala Day – Thurs 28th March

On the 28th of March, selected boys and girls from Years 5 and 6 went to the Greater Sydney SDA Touch Football Gala Day. They competed against a number of teams from the other Adventist Schools in the Greater Sydney area including Hills Adventist College, Mountain View Adventist College, Macarthur Adventist College and Hurstville Adventist School. WAS sent 2 Boy teams and 1 Girl team. The first boy team won 3 games. The second boys team won 1 game. The girls’ team was undefeated until the final game. It was a very close game, but congratulations went to Mountain View Adventist College. Despite the losses, everyone tried their best and had a fun time! Practise paid off! We still scored tries, intercepted the ball, won some games and there was plenty of laughter. In the end, everyone came out with a smile on their face, but there were also a few tears. We all want to say thank you to Mr Starrett, Mr Gates, Mr Ashby, Miss Sutton and Mrs Kanimako for being there to coach, supervise and support us!

Written by Caitlin, Amelia and Lulu (5K)

Year 10 Visual Arts Excursion to ARTEXPRESS

On Monday, Year 10 students spent the day at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Students spent the morning walking through the ARTEXPRESS exhibition that showcases the artworks of HSC students from 2018. The artworks featured in the exhibition are in a range of styles and also a variety of concepts which was very inspiring for the students to see and provided students with a goal for their future HSC studies in Visual Arts.

The students also spent the afternoon in the Study Room at the Art Gallery, where they had a private viewing of a few of the Art Gallery’s wide collection of works including originals from photographer Max Dupain and artist Brett Whiteley. Students also spent time in the Study Room drawing and sketching artworks that had been an inspiration to them throughout the day. Thank you to the wonderful students who spent the day on the excursion, it was a great day to be inspired by art.

Upcoming Middle & Senior School Events

Year 5 & 6 Canberra Camp - Tues 9th to Thurs 11th April 2019

Canberra Camp is fast approaching! The itinerary and packing list were emailed out earlier this week. If you are yet to pay for camp can you please contact the office and organise payment asap.

A reminder students need to be at school at 5.45am on Tuesday next week, 9th April - please ensure students are dressed in their full school uniform and bring morning tea and lunch with them for the first day.

*******Please note: students must not be late or they will miss the bus!!!

Primary & Secondary Interschool Chess Challenge – Thursday 11th April 2019

The Sydney Academy of Chess’ Interschool Chess Challenge is being held on Thursday 11th April, 2019 at Abbotsleigh. Please see flyer below for further details

Scholarship Information - Year 7, 2020

The closing date to sign up for the scholarship exam is Thursday, 11th of April 2019.

Wahroonga Adventist School is offering three academic part (50%) scholarships for entry into Year 7 in 2020, scholarships awarded will follow through from Year 7 until Year 12. We encourage all students entering Year 7 in 2020 to apply.

The scholarships awarded to Year 7 students are for applicants who achieve excellent results on the ACER Scholarship Exam.

The exam will be held here at school on Monday, 29th April 2019. Students can register online by going to our Acer Scholarship Page, please visit the link below.

The exam fee is $100 due at the time of booking. The closing date to sign up for the scholarship exam is Thursday, 11th of April 2019.

Parents & Supervisors of Learner Drivers – Free Workshop – Thursday 4th April 2019

Ku-ring-gai Council and the Roads and Maritime Services are running another FREE practical workshop for learner driver parents and supervisors on how to help learner drivers become safer drivers.

  • Date: Thursday 4 April 2019
  • Time: 6:30pm
  • Where: Ku-ring-gai Council Chambers

Book on-line today: www.kmc.nsw.gov.au/learnerdriver (search under Roads and Traffic events)

Bookings are essential ~ A light dinner, tea and coffee are provided ~ PLUS a chance to win 1 of 8 Safer Drivers Course Vouchers (Includes Module 1 & 2) to be used at HART St Ives.

The workshop will cover:

  • How to complete the learner drivers log book,
  • the process of gaining a P1 (red P) driving license and beyond,
  • the use of licensed driving instructors,
  • practical tips for teaching
  • any questions or uncertainties.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Below are the term dates for Terms 2-4, 2019

  • Term 2 - Monday 29th April 2019 - Friday 5th July 2019
  • Term 3 - Monday 29th July 2019 - Friday 28th September 2019
  • Term 4 - Monday 14th October 2019 - Thursday 12th December 2019

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

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Library News

Premier’s Reading Challenge

Congratulations to the following people who have now completed the Premier’s Reading Challenge: Lilly S (KE), Brianna K (1L), Christopher E (2J), Sophie L (2J), Elijah V (2M), Samarth P (3K), Benjamin K (4R), Isabel P (4R), Thomas S (4R), Charlotte L (9A) and Jessica L (4H). Well done to all of you – Keep up the excellent reading!

Book Fair

A HUGE thank you to all those who came along and supported our ‘Book Fair Beach – Ride the Reading Wave’ Book Fair – it was a big success! Thanks to your support our sales tallied up to $5 466.00, with $248 worth of books being donated to the classrooms! A commission to the value of $1 339 has been chosen to buy some new books and resources for our school library.

An extra big thank you goes to our wonderful volunteers who helped to make the Book Fair such a big success.

Last Week of Borrowing for Prep

Last week saw the end of library borrowing for this term for our Prep students. Please ensure that all library books are returned before the school holidays so the Prep boxes can be sorted and changed over during the holidays. Thanking you.

Borrowing Books for Holidays

If your child would like to borrow extra books for holiday reading (max 10 books), please either send a note with your child to take to the library or email Mrs Savage on library@wahroonga.adventist.edu.au

Canteen News

Thank you to all the helpers who have helped in the canteen this term. We really appreciate the help we receive, from those who have helped for 20mins in the morning chopping fruit or packing bags, to those have helped a whole day throughout the term All your help is appreciated and we are very grateful for your help and support!

Look out for Easter treats next week!!!!!!! Canteen will be selling Easter treats at lunch time from the CANTEEN WINDOW only - please note: you will not be able to order through flexischools

Bits and Pieces

Underground Car park - Turn Engines off if parked

If your car is stationary for a more than a few minutes in the underground car park whist you are waiting to pick up your child/ren, we ask for the health and safety of students and staff that you please turn your engines off to preserve the air quality. Please also pass this onto any person that may be picking your child/ren up at any time.

Prayer Group - All Welcome

Dance Studio Elements

Sherpa Kids - Vacation Care Program

Tennis - Holiday Program

Marian Street Theatre Drama Classes

Happy Hands Art Time

Castle Hill Adventist Youth - Week Long Event - April 12-20

Kids up Front April Holiday Camp

Wahroonga Adventist School is fundraising with Entertainment!

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Pre-order the NEW 2019 | 2020 Entertainment Membership and receive bonus offers you can use right away! Just click on the "Support us Now" button below:

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