Whole School News
A Note from our Principal - Mrs Julia Heise
Where will your child be in 2030? An interesting question as 2030 seems so far away, but that is when our current Year 3 students will graduate from Year 12. What will the world be like in 2030? What skills will your child need? More and more it is the ‘soft skills’ of communication, teamwork, problem solving and creativity that are the focus of future work along with an attitude of resilience.
As Zig Ziglar identified, “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” This is true in sport, in life and at school. It is an attitude of “giving it your best” that counts, not just the abilities that we are born with, and it is this attitude that we seek to develop in our students at Wahroonga Adventist School.
I invite you to work in partnership with us as we share a learning journey – a journey that challenges each student academically, supports them emotionally and socially, and offers them a connection with God.
Whole School Wellbeing
Welcome to all the new and returning students and families of Wahroonga Adventist School. Transitioning into a new school year can be tricky, particularly for those beginning primary and high school for the first time, and for those who are new to our school this year. If beginning school in 2021 has been tricky for you or your children, the following videos provide some great information and advice on starting the year as smoothly and successfully as possible.
School Transitions: https://wahroonga-adventist.schooltv.me/newsletter/school-transitions
Co-curricular Program - 2021
We have lots of new exciting co-curricular opportunities starting this term for both Primary and High School. These will include sport, art, chess and a variety of other activities catering to all students. These will be available before and after school, as well as at lunch time - detailed information will be available next week!
Wahroonga Adventist School Facebook Page
If you are yet to like or follow our School's Facebook page jump on to see all the great things going on around School!
Calendar of Events
Please see the School Calendar for a list of upcoming events. You can access the School Calendar via the Parent Information tab on the School website. A link to the calendar has also been included below.
Term Dates for 2021
Please click on the link below to view the school term dates and public holiday information for 2021.
“Walking through streets of Sydney one might occasionally have noticed a message on the pathways, written beautifully in copperplate style by a mysterious figure, the word “Eternity”! It was the message of Arthur Stace over a 35 year period. Arthur wrote the word itself around Sydney an estimated 10,000 times, with no desire for people to know who was writing the word, rather the one who offered the reality of it.
Arthur, having grown as an illiterate mine worker and eventually soldier, plagued by crime and alcoholism had lived a lonely life until he decided to take a second look at life through the eyes of a loving creator God!
Devoted to revealing life in the context of eternity, Arthur wrote beautifully only one word “Eternity” and yet never knowing his small, caring and devoted influence would touch many hearts, eventually being seen by hundred’s of millions of viewers around the world on Sydney Harbour Bridge for the year 2000 New Years Eve fireworks display!
Arthur’s challenge is to look again at the small opportunities, day by day through the eyes of God and therefore of eternity. Should we do this, God will reveal that the seemingly small things in life, can be the most powerful and meaningful given a second look by faith. Consider Eternity.
Family Church - Commencing 20 February 2021
Each month at Wahroonga Church we will be running a kids church program in the afternoon. This program will be full of stories, singing, crafts, and so much fun! You are all invited to come and join us, so put it in your diary and we hope to see you there!
Our first Family Church for 2021 is on February 20, our theme for this year is 'HEROS OF FAITH' and we will be looking at a different character each month. So come along and find out who the awesome Hero of Faith is this month!
School News - Years P to 6
A Note From Mrs Deppeler
It was wonderful to see all the students return to school last week. Lots of smiling faces, full of excitement for the new year.
Thank you all for your patience as we navigate the afternoon pickup. Please be mindful that our school bell for Prep-Year 6 has changed this year to 3:00pm from Monday to Friday. We will continue to monitor the situation and make changes to make pickup more efficient.
Last year many students participated in the Seesaw challenges. Once we have settled into the new year, I will begin to post new challenges for those who would like to complete them. These challenges are not compulsory and are in addition to any work set by the class teacher. More information will be provided shortly explaining how to access the challenges.
Meet the Teacher Night
This week we held the Prep-Year 6 "Meet the Teacher Night". Thank you to all the parents that were able to come along. The event abled parents to meet their child’s teacher where expectations and general organisational information was provided. The evenings were successful and enjoyed by all who attended.
Junior School Chapel
We are blessed that we are able to use Wahroonga Church to hold our Chapel programs this term. Thank you to Year 4L for hosting our chapel. We loved your enthusiasm during the songs. Thanks Pastor Andy for sharing with us some stories this week.