Welcome to 2018!!!!!!!!! It’s great to see how much our students have grown over the holidays and how excited they are to start a new school year. Welcome to all our new families, we are so glad that you have joined us and look forward to having you as part of our school community.
This week saw the first Combined Chapel of the year. It was a time when the whole campus community could come together and seek the blessings of God upon us as we start the school year.
The key bible text for this program was - 1 Timothy 1:7 ‘For God did not give us a spirit of fear but one of power....’
May God bless us as a school this year, our teachers, our homes and our students.
Welcome to 2018 - The Chaplaincy Team
Intensive Swimming Kindy - Year 2
Kindy to Year 2 have commenced their intensive 2 week swimming program. They will swim every day (except Tuesdays), students need to bring their swimmers, towel, sunscreen and goggles in a swim bag. Please name all items. Class times below:
- 9:45am - 10:15am - Mrs Els
- 10:15am -10:45am - Mrs Els/Miss Andrews
- 10.45am - 11.15am - Miss Andrews
- 11.45am - 12.15pm - Miss Fuller
- 12.15pm - 12.45pm - Miss Fuller/Mrs Sedgman
- 12.45pm - 1.15pm - Mrs Sedgman
- 1.15pm - 1.45pm - Mrs Jacobs
- 1.45pm - 2.15pm - Mrs Mowbray
Years 3 - 6 swim each Tuesday for 8 weeks in Term 1. Students need to bring their swimmers, towel, sunscreen and goggles in a swim bag. Please name all items!!
Please note: parent helpers are not needed for children in Years 3-6, as adults are not permitted in change rooms. Class times are outlined below:
- 10.00am - 10.45am - Miss Robinson
- 10:45am - 11:30am - Miss Shanley
- 11:50am - 12:35pm - Mr Hurst
- 12.35pm - 1.20pm - Mr Edwards
- 1.20pm - 2.05pm - Miss Spall
- 2.05pm - 2.50pm - Mr Riley
SCHOOL BANKING IS ON FRIDAY THIS YEAR STARTING THIS WEEK - Friday 9 February
First week of Banking will be for those who have an existing bank book / account. If you have changed schools, but have an existing account, that is fine, bring it along and we can switch schools for you.
For those wishing to join and sign up for School Banking who don’t have any accounts, the Commonwealth Bank Co-ordinator will be at our school on Wednesday 21 February 2018 from 8.00am-9.30am on the mod grass area near school office. Please bring along your child’s Birth Certificate and some ID for yourself (Current Drivers Licence or Current Passport).
Any questions, please contact the school banking co-ordinators below:
Christine Chalker (AKA Heidi’s Mum) Yr 3 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle/Senior School News
High School Swimming Carnival
The High School Swimming Carnival was held on Thursday, 2nd February at Hornsby Aquatic Centre. It was great to see so many students competing this year! Congratulations to Hunter for taking out this year’s crown and a huge congratulations to all our award recipients for their achievements on the day!
High School Swimming Carnival Award Recipients;
• 12 Yrs Boy Champion: Elliot Y
• 12 Yrs Girl Champion: Taylah L
• 12 Yrs Boy Runner Up: Ben W
• 12 Yrs Girl Runner Up: Shruti P
• 13 Yrs Boy Champion: Isaac N
• 13 Yrs Girl Champion: Angelica Y
• 13 Yrs Boy Runner Up: Josh B
• 13 Yrs Girl Runner Up: Makaela C
• 14 Yrs Boy Champion: Jayden K
• 14 Yrs Girl Champion: Charli B
• 14 Yrs Boy Runner Up: Hamish T
• 14 Yrs Girl Runner Up: Amy P
• 15+ Yrs Boy Champion: Zach G
• 15+ Yrs Girl Champion: Grace C
• 15+ Yrs Boy Runner Up: Nathaniel S
• 15+ Yrs Girl Runner Up: Amelia M
• Encouragement Awards: Lily Y and Ethan T
Acts of Service
Last year, the Year 7's of Wahroonga Adventist School completed a service project that helped out a local organisation known as The Dish. The Dish is a soup van operated by St. John Uniting Church Wahroonga. Each week it serves a nourishing three course meal to those who come from the local area. Last year the Year 7's fundraised money and items, to make up into Christmas packages, the packages included soap, shampoo, socks, hats and drink bottles. These packages were handed out to those who came for the Christmas meal.
Upcoming Middle/Senior School Events
Year 7 Camp
Our students arrived safe and sound at Lutanda this morning and everyone is doing well! Just a reminder the buses are due back around 3.00pm on Friday.