Our Senior School is going through a six week wellness lifestyle project. The vision is to recalibrate our mindset for a healthier and more positive outlook on life.
Inspired from the most important commandment in the entire scripture found in Mark 12:30, our Chaplaincy team aims to create opportunities for the School community to love God.
With all our hearts (emotional health),
With all our soul (spiritual health),
With all our mind (mental health),
With all our strength (physical health).
The topic for this week is about being grateful. We live in a world where we wake up and complain about going to school, going to work or even getting out of our bed. When reality is that we should be grateful to have a bed, to have a job and even be going to school. Some people don’t have what we complain about. Being grateful is not part of our lifestyle and therefore it takes time to intentionally learn to be grateful - what better way to journey together as a school family.
As part of our wellness challenge, we dare you to be grateful by choosing one of the following challenges:
1. Write 3 things to be grateful for.
2. Pray for God to help you be grateful.
3. Express your gratefulness to others via text, call or in person.
I pray that we may have a grateful heart towards God and the people He placed in our lives.
Christ is ALL
The Chaplaincy Team
Whole School News
Seventh-Day Adventist Schools Scholarship Program (Prep to 12)
Seventh-day Adventist Schools (Greater Sydney) operates a Deductible Gift Fund for its Scholarship Program. Scholarships are awarded annually to students who face financial hardship, by paying their tuition fees. To be eligible for a scholarship students must meet the following criteria;
- Be enrolled or have the intention of enrolling in Years Prep to 12 at Wahroonga Adventist School for 2021.
- Hold Australian citizenship, be a permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa holder.
Please find the application form attached to this Skoolbag post, alternatively please contact Carmen Wynstra at firstname.lastname@example.org and an application form will be emailed to you.
Home and School - Feedback Please!....
We need your help. Home and School wants to understand what your family needs so we can actively contribute to the physical well being of Wahroonga Adventist School, as well as creating a special sense of spirit and belonging for students and family.
The survey takes about 3 - 5 minutes. Thank you for taking the time to help us understand how to better serve your family and the Wahroonga Adventist School community.
Junior School News
A Note From Mrs Deppeler
I hope that you have been able to stay warm over the past few weeks of cold and wet weather. Students often get warm during the day while playing sport or on breaks and take off their jumper and jackets. While we try to remind them to place their belongs in their bags, we often find many of these items in lost property. Please remember to label all jumpers and jackets that come to school so that they can be returned to the rightful owner. Thank you to all the parents that have completed the parent/teacher interview survey. The survey will be open for a few more days for those wishing to provide feedback.
I have enjoyed hearing about the innovative foods that the students came up with in the last challenge. Well done. For those who still like to complete the challenges that I have been posting on Seesaw, I will be posting a challenge into your child’s folder on a fortnightly basis this term. These challenges are not compulsory and are in addition to any work set by the class teacher. Once completed please upload and post to Mrs Deppeler's Weekly Challenge folder on your child’s class homeroom page in Seesaw.
Share your Hopes and Dreams for the Future
This week’s challenge requires you to share your hopes and dreams for the future. What do you want to be when you grow up? You can either draw a picture, write or provide a video explanation. I look forward to what you come up with. See your learning journal in Seesaw for more details.
Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears.
– Richard Wilkins
Moving Bodies (P-6)
This term Moving Bodies will be providing our Junior School students with valuable skills in athletics. Students will participate in a variety of activities to further their skill development and enhance their overall abilities. These sessions will be conducted over two days, Tuesday and Friday, and each child will participate on one of these days.
Harmony Day Competition
I would like to congratulate Victor for participating in the 2020 Harmony Day Poster and Song Writing Competition. Victor was one of a number of students from over 180 schools in New South Wales who participated this year. Well done.
Stem Day Challenge - Stage 2 & 3
This term selected students from stage 2 and 3 participated in a Stem Day Challenge. This year there was an added element of challenge, in that the schools involved had to compete from different locations via TEAMS.
Our teams tried hard and worked well together yesterday completing the STEM challenge which was to build a device in a flood scenario to travel 1.5m to take as many things (blocks) as possible in 2 minutes from one side of a mat to the other. Each of our teams used the maqueens paired with the microbit to block code and built a trailer of sorts to carry these blocks.
I believe they all enjoyed this challenge, and as per results below our school did very well with two of our 3 teams placing.