Newsletter - Wednesday 8th March

Pastors' Corner

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

Records

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

Vaccinations

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.

Sports News

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

Parent/Teacher Interviews

Middle School Parent/Teacher Interviews were held 22nd & 23rd February at the Fox Valley Community Centre. Thank you to all the families who attended.

If you have any concerns or questions about your child, please feel free to contact their teacher directly at any time. Staff email addresses can be found in the Middle School Handbook.

Middle School Upcoming Events

Year 7 Laptops

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.

WRIST BANDS

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!

Canteen News

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!

Library News

Premier’s Reading Challenge

The Premier’s Reading Challenge website (https://online.det.nsw.edu.au/prc/home.htm) is now active for the 2017 challenge. On this website you can read about the challenge, check the rules and regulations, access the extensive book lists, read the privacy policy and access your child’s reading record. Please use the same username and password as last year. I have a list of the usernames and passwords so if you have forgotten them email me at library@wahroonga.adventist.edu.au – however, for future reference please keep a record of this password as it is time consuming to have to reissue them at the beginning of every year. If you have no internet access keep a list of the titles (and ID numbers) of the books read, and when finished hand it in so I can enter your child’s list on-line.

If you are new to our school your child/ren’s usernames and passwords will be sent out with an accompanying information sheet this week. If your child has completed the challenge elsewhere please contact me at library@wahroonga.adventist.edu.au with the details of those challenges (which school and which years) and I will contact the PRC team and have your challenge history brought over to our school.

After only one day of internet access I am pleased to announce that we already have a student who has completed the challenge. Congratulations to Claudia Granger (Yr 5) – excellent reading!

OOSH News

We have begun the process of outsourcing our OOSH care to an external provider - Sherpa Kids Wahroonga. This process has been delayed as we are awaiting approval from the regulatory authorities. Sophia and William are the managers of Sherpa Kids Wahroonga and also manage six other OOSH centres across NSW. Aunty Kylie and Laura-Mae will be helping during this transition period. Sophia and William will also be on site during this time to familiarise themselves with the students and parents.

THANK YOU to Aunty Norma and her fantastic OOSH team for many years of wonderful care of our children.

Bits and Pieces

Promoting positive community and personal growth in your school.

Pavle Kuburic is a new placement counsellor at Wahroonga Adventist School. He is thrilled to be working with the students, teachers, administrators, and parents whom he so highly regards. Although not limited to, Pavle enjoys counselling and offers coaching in the field of relationships, anxiety, behavioural, and self – image challenges through evidence-based approaches. He believes and supports Christian values and education which Wahroonga Adventist School offers, and it is his aim to contribute to this culture by confidential, non-judgemental, enthusiastic, and caring personality.

Through Pavle’s volunteer work with troubled teens, he developed an ingrained passion for – and an interest in –counselling young generations. While teenagers tend to grab our attention by their remarkable mistiming for practising their independence accommodated with the host of equally ‘fascinated’ conclusions about life, the ability to relate to them in a trusting and supportive fashion is the essence of Pavle’s work. Equally, if not more important, Pavle focuses on prevention strategies in preteens that empower the student to cope with rising peer pressure and increased social and academic expectations.

Pavle completed his Honours Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology from the University of British Columbia in Kelowna, Canada in 2014. Since Pavle’s move to Australia, he has been furthering his education by doing a Masters of Counselling at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney. In his spare time Pavle enjoys hiking with his wife, Lindy, and besides his passion for nature and work with people, Pavle is an enthusiastic Ultimate Frisbee player.

Pavle will be available on Thursdays only, so should you wish to sit down and have a conversation with Pavle, please feel free to make an appointment by email: pkuburic@wahroonga.adventist.edu.au, or get in touch with the school administrative staff.

Calendar

Our March/April events calendar available online . Just click on the link below to access it.

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