Jesus is King.
As Jesus made his triumphal entry into the city of Jerusalem, few responses is seen in this story. On one hand, the crowd welcomes Jesus by spreading their garments on the road and then suddenly they burst into a choir song singing the name of Jesus and lifting him up as the mighty King. However, on the other hand, some teachers of the law who were among the crowd said to Jesus "Teacher, rebuke your followers for saying things like that". We see Jesus's response in Luke 19:40, "I tell you Jesus replied, if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out". Tradition says that in order to receive the triumphal entry into the city of Jerusalem, a Roman soldier must kill at least 5000 in his entire military service. But Jesus' triumph is simple yet awesomely powerful because while the roman standard is 5000 deaths, Jesus fulfilled it through his own death and resurrection when 5000 obtained new life in Acts 4:4. Jesus came to triumph over sin and the crowd surely saw it and couldn't help it but praise His name, "Jesus is King".
Junior School News
Primary School Swimming Champions & Runners Up
Our Primary swimming carnival was a great success with a good number of participants. Highlights were seeing ex students who attended to assist with the novelty events and finishing early!
See below for the list of Age Champions and Runners-Up and the many records broken on the day.
CHAMPION and RUNNER - UP
5 Years Novice Boys Sam Tehrani and Levi Lorentz
5 Years Novice Girls Lula Morris and Harper White
6 Years Novice Boys Matthew McGregor, Imran Ahsanullah and Jaden Mpofu
6 Years Novice Girls Lillie Oldfield and Ariana Noake
7+ Years Novice Boys Kieran Fung and Oliver Milner
7+ Years Novice Girls Lavanya Dhanda and Jessica Lee
6 Years Boys Jude Stallard
6 Years Girls Emmalee Harris
7 Years Boys Asher Wheals and Logan Lorentz
7 Years Girls Claire Han and Indigo Rowling
8 Years Boys Josiah Cross and Oscar Stallard
8 Years Girls Madeline Pavitt and Sarah Conway
9 Years Boys Ashton Boehm, Rhys McLennan and Eli Moala
9 Years Girls Salani Sa'aga and Jessica Geelan
10 Years Boys Riley Todd and Kenneth Pang
10 Years Girls Kendra Gordon and Eliza Monteleone
11 Years Boys Elliot Young and Cameron Kueh
11 Years Girls Naomi Sainsbury and Emma Farkas
12 Years Boys Isaac Newling and Josh Botha
12 Years Girls Makaela Curry and Angelica York
Encouragement Award Darien Sim and Tilly Colville
9 yrs Girls 50m Backstroke 53.05 2017 Salani Sa'aga
9 yrs Girls 25m Butterfly 23.84 2017 Salani Sa'aga
10 yrs Girls 50m Freestyle 39.94s 2017 Kendra Gordon
10 yrs Girls 50m Breaststroke 54.50s 2017 Kendra Gordon
10 yrs Girls 50m Backstroke 49.87s 2017 Kendra Gordon
10 yrs Girls 25m Butterfly 20.40s 2017 Kendra Gordon
10 yrs Girls 100m Freestyle 1m32.52s 2017 Kendra Gordon
10 yrs Girls 4 x 25m Medley 1m43.33s 2017 Kendra Gordon
11 yrs Boys 50m Breaststroke 49.47s 2017 Elliot Young
11 yrs Boys 50m Backstroke 44.72s 2017 Elliot Young
11 yrs Boys 100m Freestyle 1m27.65s 2017 Elliot Young
11 yrs Boys 4 x 25m Medley 1m32.12s 2017 Elliot Young
Junior School Upcoming Events
ASISSA Swimming Carnival
We have 27 students representing our School at the ASISSA Swimming Carnival on Monday 13th March, which will be held at the Warringah Aquatic Centre. Our students will be competing against 20 other Independent Schools.
The students have been training hard with Miss Sutton. Thank you for braving the weather and bringing the kids to the training sessions.
If you have not returned your child’s form and/or money, please do so ASAP. You can pay by cash, card or direct deposit.
Children are to wear their sports uniform on the day. Please ensure they have a school swimming cap, if they don’t have one, these can be purchased from the Junior office at a cost of $8. All students need to wear them when competing, as it helps identify each school.
We wish them all the very best of luck!
Middle School News
Well done Year 7 on completing your first Vaccination day with little fuss. A few nervous students faced the ladies with courage. Thank you parents for returning all forms in a timely manner and we hope your students fared well.
Last Tuesday, the year 7 and 8 AFL team caught a bus to Jamison Park to compete against Wycliffe Christian School for interschool sport. We’d been training for two weeks with Mr Crabtree and almost all of us were new to the sport. Despite this we played fantastically as a cohort, scoring 100-19 against Wycliffe. Great sportsmanship was shown by both teams and everyone had a great time. Recognition must be given to our two star players on the day; Nicholas Browne and Billy Jameson, who both individually kicked over 6 goals. Their effort led us to victory, although everyone contributed to get the win. This is our most successful game in interschool sport to this point. We are continuing to train hard and eagerly anticipating our next game. Zach Goodacre 8W
Year 6 Surf Day
On the 24th of February year 6 went to Long Reef beach. We were split into 2 groups, boys and girls. We had a quick tutorial then headed for the water. One group went surfing and the other went boogie boarding. We spent about 30-45 mins on each before we rotated. After that we collected the boards and brought them back up to the Manly Surf School Van. We quickly got dressed and hopped back on the bus that drove us back to school. In the end we all has an awesome and fun time. Dionte Vidal
Exciting NEWS: These are ready to hand out this week!!
As a part of this process, students will receive a User Policy letter which must be signed by both Parent and Student and returned to school for the students to then claim their laptops.
Year 5/6 Camp to Canberra
Notes went home last week regarding this camp. There is much excitement amongst the students and teachers are preparing them for this event.
If you have not returned your child's permission slip, please do so as soon as possible. Camp fees need to be paid to the accounts office at the Junior School.
Assisa & CSSA Zone Swimming
We have 12 Year 5 and 6 students heading off to the ASSISA swimming carnival
and 20 High School Students going to the CSSA Zone carnival in the coming week.
Please return permission forms as soon as possible.
Crazy Hair Day
On March 17 all students, in Prep to Year 8, are invited to come to school with CRAZY HAIR. Bring a donation to help raise money for the Leukemia Foundation. The SRC is running this event, in conjunction with the Sydney Adventist Hospital, to help fight Leukemia. The students will be invited to go to the Hospital to show off their hair. This is an awesome chance for the school to be involved in our local community. Keep an eye out for more details...
Home and School News
We are all very excited about FAMILY FUN DAY THIS COMING SUNDAY!!!!!! Lots of rides, face painting, balloons, craft, food stalls for lunch and a dunking machine to dunk your teacher!
There has been a fantastic response to the event with over 650 people attending… so thank you for supporting our first social event of the year. Tickets are now closed for the event.
Plan to come hungry as there will be a variety of food stalls serving lunch!
VOLUNTEERS DESPERATELY NEEDED!!
Like any events, they cannot operate without everyone doing their bit.
If you are attending on Sunday, we would really appreciate you volunteering to help out for one timeslot please at a station that suits you!!! The timeslots are between 1 -1.5 hours each and this will still allow you lots of time to either spend time with the kids or chat to other families!
Click on the link and choose what area you would like to help.
If you have purchased tickets for this Sunday, please look out for your wrist bands this week handed out to the child you nominated when purchasing the ticket. Wrist bands are for children only and MUST be worn on the day as this is like your ticket to go on the rides.
Final Information regarding the event (parking, food, etc) will come out later in the week.
Thank you once again for your support!
Just a friendly reminder that Theme Thursday is returning this week to the canteen!
There will be two options in which people can order:
Little Bird Pack $6
- Small serving of nachos
- Choice of a snack
- Choice of a drink
Hungry Horse Pack $8
- Large serving of nachos
- Choice of a snack
- Choice of a drink
There are also an array of vegetables, cheese and sauces that can be added as extras.
For more information or to place an order please refer to http://flexischools.com.au
Please note the normal canteen menu will not be available this Thursday only the Theme Thursday!
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