May God's blessings be on you, in everything you do
In your going out and coming in, may His presence be with you
For you have shown me the way, and taught me by God's wisdom,
So Dad, today, I will return, the love you've freely given.
© By M.S.Lowndes
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the Dad’s, Grandfathers, Uncles or significant male friends!!!!!!!!!!
Summer Uniform Reminder
Just a reminder that students change over to their Summer uniform on Monday 4th September (after Father's Day). If you need to purchase a summer uniform, you can go online at the following website www.flexischools.com.au Alternatively the uniform shop is open every Thursday morning (in term time) from 8.30am - 9.00am.
ASISSA Athletics Carnival
The ASISSA Athletics Carnival was held at E.S Marks Stadium, Randwick on Thursday 24th August. All our students performed extremely well on the day, we were proud of all of them !
Congratulations to the following students who will be representing the ASISSA Team at the NSWCIS Athletics Carnival on Wednesday 13th September. Letters will be sent home this week. Well Done!
Olivia Bugg, Sarah Cass, Abigail Moala, Tara Roberts, Kanya Young, Jude Goodacre, Cameron Kueh, Sebastian Murray, Isaac Newling & Lachlan Price.
Cafe on 3
Café on 3 is open on Mondays and Fridays from 2 – 3pm. Come along and sample the student’s new menu! Please sign in at the School Office before making your way to Level 3, everyone is welcome. Please note: that Café on 3 will not be open this Friday due to the School Opening Ceremony.
Musical Instrument Reminder
Just a reminder that all students must bring their instruments for their music lesson on Mondays or Wednesdays. All students also have music groups on Monday afternoon and must have their instruments for this. The exception here is for guitarists who do not require their instruments for music groups.
Woolworths Earn and Learn Promotion
The Woolworths Earn & Learn Promotion for 2017 is currently open!! You can help our School earn amazing equipment by collecting the promotion stickers and passing them on to us!
We have a collection box here in the office and also one at Woolworths Thornleigh. We also have plenty of spare copies of sticker sheets here in the office if your child prefers to stick the stickers on themselves. Thanks for your support, we really appreciate it!!
Upcoming School Events
New School Building Opening & Dedication - 1st & 2nd September
Our official School opening will be held on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd September. We will be having great celebrations as this is our first major building opening in quite a number of years! We would love it if you could spread the word and join us for the events we have planned.
Our Opening Ceremony on Friday 1st September will commence at 1.30pm on the synthetic grass area, Level 1. Students will need to wear their full school uniform that day (not sports uniform).
On Saturday 2nd September there will be a Combined Church Celebration Service at Wahroonga Adventist Church, commencing at 11am - all families are welcome to attend. Students who are attending must wear full school uniform. At the conclusion of the 11am service we ask everyone to join us for lunch at the Fox Valley Community Centre. The Dedication Service will commence at 2.30pm at Wahroonga Adventist Church.
NSWCIS Athletics Carnival
The NSWCIS Athletics Carnival will be held on Wednesday 13th September at Sydney Olympic Park. The ASISSA team will compete against students from other CIS affiliated associations. We wish our students all the best as they compete at this very competitive level.
Upcoming Junior School Events
Milo Cricket Gala Day
Selected students from Years 3 & 4 will be competing at a Milo Cricket Day on Thursday 31st August. Details are below:
Where: Rofe Park – Galston Rd, Hornsby Heights
When: 9am – approx. 2pm, Thursday 31st Aug.
Travel: Find your own way.
Wear: School sports uniform (Would love it if the Gents could source cricket whites - pants - to wear with their school sports shirt)
Bring: Lunch and snacks, school hat, plenty of water, your bat and batting gloves if you wish. (keeping gloves - if anyone has a pair, it could be handy).
Middle School News
Year 5&6 SDA Basketball Gala Day
On Thursday 17th of August our Year 5 & 6 students participated in the annual SDA Schools Basketball Gala Day at Mountain View Adventist College. Our Wahroonga boys and girls teams entered the day with plenty of energy, enthusiasm and anticipation.
The boys played well as a team and battled with 5 players, dealing with some injuries which made for a challenging day. Some of our brave girls filled in for the boys when they were down on numbers, the girls more than held their own coming away with a great win against the eventual runner up team from Mountain View Adventist College. The boys made it through to the semi-finals where they lost a tough game against a strong team from Hills Adventist College, who went on to win the grand final.
Our girls were an excellent team unit with a number of experienced players and some keen newcomers to the sport. The girls won their round games in convincing fashion with only one close call. The semi-final and grand final were both excellent games with the girls continuing their dominance, coming away as the undefeated champions for the day.
All of our students demonstrated a great spirit of sportsmanship and teamwork, which was the biggest win for the day!
Year 5&6 Milo Cricket Gala Day
On Thursday the 17th of August, Wahroonga Adventist School took a group of 10 boys and 6 girls from Years 5/6 to Montview Oval for the Hornsby T20 Blast Gala Day. We had one boys team and one girls team that played a total of four games each for the day against other schools in our area. The girls team only had 6 players, but participated with enthusiasm and teamwork, and were able to walk away as overall winners for the day! They will now move on to regionals in the upcoming months. The boys played well over the day demonstrating great sportsmanship and teamwork, and walked away with 2nd place overall. Everyone played fantastically and demonstrated great character.