Newsletter - Wednesday 30th August, 2017

Pastors' Corner

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!!!!!!!!!!

School News

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.

Cost: Free

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.

CSSA Secondary State Athletics Carnival

On Thursday the 24th of August, 10 students from Years 7 and 8 represented our School at the CSSA Secondary State Athletics Carnival held at Sydney Olympic Park. This is a highly competitive carnival with students representing over 70 Christian schools in NSW. It was a great day with high levels of athleticism and sportsmanship displayed throughout the whole day. It was great to see our students achieve personal best times and distances in their events. Well done!

Middle School Upcoming Events

Middle School Day of Worship - Thursday 14th September 2017

Middle School Day of Worship for students in Years 5 – 8 will be held at Macathur Adventist College on Thursday, 14th September. Students will travel to/from the event by bus and need to arrive at School by 8.30am. Full Summer School Uniform is to be worn, students will need to take their lunch, snacks, and plenty of water. Permission slips were sent home earlier this week, please complete and return them to your child’s teacher by Friday 8th September.

Year 6 Fundraiser: Colour Run!!

On Friday 15th September, Year 6 will be hosting a Colour Fun Run to raise money for their gift to the school – a media resource centre in our library.

A note has been sent home to all students from Prep to Year 8 with information about the event and seeking signed permission for each student to attend.

The cost is $10 and every child who returns their signed permission note and entry fee will be entitled to take part in the fun run, receive an ice-block at the conclusion of their race and their name entered into the lucky prize draw with their chance to win a free pass to Luna Park Sydney. Please ensure your notes and money are returned to their teacher by this Friday, 1st September.

We have been fortunate enough to have received generous voucher donations from various businesses and these will be used as part of our $5 lucky dip, where every prize received is worth more than $40. There will be a Coloured Hairspray stall where the students can get their hair coloured by one of their school captains for $2, and Year 8 Commerce students will be selling an array of yummy food and drinks at their market stall.

A great afternoon of music, activities and excitement has been organised and we encourage all parents and carers to come and join the fun. All information pertaining to the day will be shared on our closed Facebook page Wahroonga Adventist 2017 Colour Fun Run so sign up now.

Of course our mini carnival afternoon can’t go ahead without the help and support of parent volunteers. If you are available on the day and keen to join the fun, I am desperately looking for some volunteers to assist with the powder throwing and some parent volunteers to assist with getting our younger students changed so as they aren’t going home covered in colour powder. (Older students will manage to get themselves changed).

Please click on the volunteer sign up link https://www.volunteersignup.org/E33CH to show your support.

On behalf of the Year 6 students and teachers we look forward to all students of the school participating in our exhilarating Colour Fun Run event. Any questions or further information required, can be directed to wahroongaadventistcolourrun@hotmail.com

Parent Portal

When accessing the Parent Portal please use the link below. It is important parents use the most up to date link to gain access, if you are experiencing difficulties please contact the Middle School Office.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

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

Home and School News

DAD’S CAMP OUT EVENT - TERM 4 - Saturday 28th / Sunday 29th October

Please note: All Dads / Grandads / Uncles attending this event need to have a working with children check number. The process can take a few weeks, so for those who don’t have one or are unsure if it is current, we encourage you all to apply now for your number. You apply for this number online at:

http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/check

You will then need to head into a Service NSW office to confirm your identity. Once you have done this you need to email a copy through to the school at jsoffice@wahroonga.adventist.edu.au so we can confirm your details. Please include your birthdate on the email, otherwise we cannot complete the process.

Canteen News

Our school has registered for Fruit & Veg Month http://www.fruitandvegmonth.com.au

Fruit & Veg Month 2017 runs from Monday 28 August to Friday 22 September. It is all about encouraging students to consume more fruit and vegetables.

In addition to our normal menu, the canteen will be promoting and adding a variety of healthy range foods as part of our theme meals which can be viewed through flexischools.com.au

We are also desperately looking for some more volunteers for the end of term. To signup go to https://www.volunteersignup.org/RCYP3

Library News

Premier’s Reading Challenge

Congratulations to the following people who have now completed the Premier’s Reading Challenge: Cameron Kueh (Yr 5), David Kiu (Yr 1), Rebecca Cass (Yr 2), Ariane Naoke (K), Aidan Stone (Yr 1), Josiah Cross (Yr 2), Japuji Kaur (Yr 2), David Leverton (Yr 2), Chloe Liu (Yr 3), Madeline Pavitt (Yr 3), Jude Goodacre (Yr 5), Nathan Rose (Yr 5), Lachlan Wallace (Yr 5), Angelica York (Yr 6), Claudia York (Yr 8), Lukas Wallace (K), Raphael York (Yr 4), Caitlyn Jones (Yr 2), Oliver La Rosa (Yr 3), Carina Wen (Yr 3), Charlie La Rosa (Yr 6), James Monteleone (Yr 4), Zac Johnson (Yr 6), Oivia Monteleone (Yr 6), Naomi Fung (Yr 8), Amelia Monteleone (Yr 8), Lily Aitken (Yr 1), Michaela Jeffrey (Yr 4), Naomi Sainsbury (Yr 5), Charlotte Lynn (Yr 7), Sasha Clague (Yr 2), Georgina Mowbray (Yr 5), Olivia York (Yr 7), Michelle Cha (Yr 8), Oscar Stallard (Yr 2) and Xanthe Wingfield Digby (Yr 6). Well done to all of you - Excellent reading!

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is now over for 2017. Mrs Savage does have continued access to the PRC site until Friday, however, so if you missed the August 25 deadline, please see her with a list of the books you wish to enter. The Premier’s Reading Challenge certificates will be given out late in Term Four.

Students can now start reading for the 2018 challenge, although there will be no access to computer log-ins until early next year so a written record of books read will need to be kept until then.

Book Fair

A HUGE thank you to all those who came along and supported our ‘Reading Rainforest Book Fair’ – it was a big success! Thanks to your support our sales tallied up to $5 947.00, with $631 worth of books being donated to the classrooms! A Scholastic resources commission to the value of $1 784 has been chosen to buy some new resources for our school library.

An extra big thank you goes to our wonderful volunteers who helped to make the Book Fair such a big success. Thank you to Janet and Richard Shirley, Alyssa Potts, Ben Ashby, Nicole Lane, Ann Marie Leung Morrow, Nicky Sainsbury, Xiaolin Zheng, Loredana Dinca, Mutsa Mpofu, Bing Li, Edwina Spooner, Philana Ho, Janelle Moran, Alisa Cooper, Min Jun, Katie Carruthers, Mariya Mustan, Olga Petrakova and many others who offered to help but ended up with sick children, who all contributed with their time and talents.

Last Week of Borrowing for Prep

Next week is the last week of borrowing for Term 3 for our Prep students. Please ensure that all library books are returned to the Library before the school holidays so the Prep boxes can be sorted and changed over during the holidays. Thanking you.

Bits and Pieces

Meals with Love

Meals with love is a school community initiative that provides a frozen meal or lunchbox snack to families who may benefit from a meal at a time of need.

We welcome food donations to be dropped off to the freezer located outside the uniform shop doorway freezer, or at the school office. Please label food with ingredients so we can cater to people with allergies.

If you know of a family who may benefit from a meal please contact edwinaspooner@yahoo.com.au or contact Edwina on 0423138734

Sherpa Kids Wahroonga Adventist Vacation Care Program

Marian Street Theatre - Holiday Workshops & Weekly Drama Classes

University of Technology School Holiday Program

Kids up front Holiday Camp

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