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Newsletter - Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Pastors' Corner

Last week in our Middle School Chapel we heard from a man call Leeboy who shared an amazing story of growing up on the rubbish dump outside of Port Moresby, PNG.

He came in to contact with Operation Food For Life who minister to and bring aid to the most disadvantage people groups around the Pacific.

Leeboy has become an ambassador for Operation Food For Life after being rescued from the rubbish dump at a young age. Having being educated and now a Pastor he moves around share an amazing transformation story of how God had changed his life.

I would encourage you as parents to take the time to speak with your student/s about what Leeboy shared with them in chapel.

For more information about Operation Food for Life or if you as a family would like to support this Ministry, go to the website: http://www.offl.org.au

Upcoming School Events

SRC Mufti Day – Friday 25th May 2018 – Backpacks for School Children in East Timor

There are children in East Timor who are unable to attend school purely because their family cannot afford the necessary backpack! The SRC would like to give children in East Timor the opportunity of attending school by providing backpacks for them to use. Instead of a gold coin donation, we are asking students to attend in mufti and donate one backpack per family. Hopefully most families will have an old pack back in good condition they can spare, if you would prefer to buy a new backpack that will also be very welcome!

Pupil Free Day

Just a reminder that Friday 8th June (Friday of the June long weekend) is a pupil free day at school. Teachers will be at an in-service, hence no students at school.

Sherpa Kids Wahroonga (OOSH Care) will take expressions of interest regarding care that day. (Payment would be required) If you are interested in childcare please email them directly on hurstville@sherpa-kids.com.au

Band Camp

Band Camp is currently on at Crosslands Convention Centre, Galston. If you have not paid for this, please do so asap. Payment can be made by card over the phone, cash, chq or direct deposit. If paying by direct deposit, please ensure your put your family code & "Band Camp" so we know who has paid. Please note: There will be a concert on TONIGHT at 5.30pm at Galston SDA Church. All families are welcome to attend to support the students.

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ASISSA Cross Country - Primary School students

On Thursday 7th June selected students will represent the school at the ASISSA Cross Country, Queens Park, Baronga Ave, Bondi Junction. Letters will be sent home soon to Primary students who have qualified for the event.

The Cross Country will be held from 10:00am to 2.00pm. A bus will leave school at 8.30am sharp. All competitors traveling by bus will need to be at school NO LATER than 8.15am and will return to school at the completion of the cross country, at approximately 3.15pm. Any students travelling from home will need to be at Queens Park NO LATER than 9.30am.

Upcoming Middle/Senior School Events

High School Students: Procedure for After School

At the completion of the school day students are escorted to the bus stop, the pickup line or across roadways. If High School students remain on campus after 3.30pm they will be unsupervised and must remain seated on the steps inside the front gate until collected.

The da Vinci Decathlon

The da Vinci Decathlon is taking place this week. A reminder to those Year 5 & 6 students selected to attend on Thursday 24th May, please be at School ready by depart by 7.30am tomorrow morning.

Intention to Enrol for Year 7, 2019 & 2020

Our High School Information Evening for students entering Year 7 in 2019 and 2020 was held on Tuesday, 1st May 2018. If your child is currently in Year 5, or joined our School from Year 6 this year please ensure you complete an Intention to Enrol for Year 7 Form and return it to the office by Friday 25th May. Please contact the Middle School Office if you require further information.

High School Athletics Carnival - 30th May 2018

The High School Athletics Carnival will be held on Wednesday 30th May at Bannockburn Oval, Pymble. Permission slips were due back today, so please ensure your child returns their slip to their homeroom teacher asap if they haven't already.

Buses will be leaving school at 8.30am sharp. If students are making their own way to the oval they need to arrive by 8.45am, the carnival will start at 9.00am.

Students need to take their lunch, snacks, water and wet weather gear. Limited canteen and will be available on the day.

As part of our Year 8 Commerce Elective one of our students will be promoting her business 'Yummy in the Tummy" at the Athletics Carnival - please see flyer below.

CSSA Cross Country - 1st June 2018

Selected High School Students have been asked to represent the school at the CSSA Secondary Cross Country on Friday 1st June. The event will be held at Horsley Park, students travelling by bus need to meet at the bottom of the demountable ramp at 9.30am. Students are expected to arrive at school and attend class at 8.30am as usual beforehand.

Students are expected to arrive back at school at approximately 4.45pm. Complete sports uniform is to be worn, black/navy bike pants/skins may be worn for the race. Students need to take their lunch, snacks, water, warm clothing and wet weather gear. A canteen will be available on the day.

High School Exams - Commencing 4th June 2018

Exams for students in Years 7, 8 & 9 will be held the week commencing Monday 4th June. The exam schedule will be available to view under the documents section of Seqta this week.

The Globe Café

‘The Globe Café is open from 2.00pm-3.00pm every Monday and Friday! Please make your way to the School Office to sign in before heading up to the Textiles class room on Level 3.

Sport – Gym Competition

On the 7th of June there is a CSSA State Gym competition taking place. There is an opportunity for both boys and girls to compete in this event. You will need to provide transport and supervision for the day.

Further information can be found on this website

There is a $45 fee to participate in the competition that will need to be paid to the school.

Please contact Miss Sutton by May 29th at tamika.sutton@wahroonga.adventist.edu.au and provide your child's WAG/MAG National level, MAG Age State or Open and Club affiliation.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

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

Canteen News

Thank you to all the fabulous helpers we have had this term. We are so very grateful for all your fruit chopping, label sticking, baking and serving of our beautiful students.

If you have 30mins or even a couple of hours free any day of the week we would love to see you.

Head over to volunteer sign up www.volunteersignup.org/RCYP3

Below is the Winter Menu

Library News

Congratulations to Jasmine Landstra (Kindy), Christopher Evanian (Yr 1), Tom Carruthers (Yr 3) and Jessica Sein (Yr 7) who have all finished the Premier’s Reading Challenge. Great reading!

Remember, the Premier’s Reading Challenge does not finish until the end of August so there is still plenty of time to complete it. Happy Reading!!

Meals with Love

Bits and Pieces

Marian Street Theatre Drama Classes

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