We will be holding a final Chapel of the year for the whole school on Friday 7th December at Wahroonga SDA Church, all welcome to attend.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support throughout the year. During the holidays we will be refurbishing the grass area on the oval, installing the Junior school playground equipment, Junior school teachers will be moving into the new building, new furniture will arrive for the Junior school as well as the Middle school (in the classrooms where the junior classes were) and finally the basement carpark will be opening for next year with a new kiss and drop/pick up area. Look out for emails that we will be sending throughout the holidays
We would like to wish all our families a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
Year 6 2018
As the school year has now concluded, our Year 6 students are moving onto high school. It has been a wonderful year and it is amazing how quickly it has gone by. There have been lots of friendships made and lots of information passed from teachers to students. We have enjoyed seeing the growth in each child, not only academically but also emotionally, socially and spiritually. Thank you Year 6 for all the memories, the happy times and the laughs. God bless as you go on your new adventure into your next phase of life.
On Monday 10th December, the Primary school will head to Balmoral Beach for their annual picnic day.
The permission slips were sent home last Wednesday (28th November), if you have not returned the slip or emailed your child's class teacher please do so asap as they are now overdue.
If your child is not attending the picnic day please do not send them to school as there will be no staff or supervision.
Please note; Monday 10th December is the last day of school for 2018. Sherpa Kids will be holding their Vacation Care for students if needed commencing Tuesday 11th December. Details of their programs can be viewed in the "Bits & Pieces" section.
Wayside Chapel's Donate a Plate campaign
For 28,191 homeless Australians in NSW, Christmas is a lonely and difficult time. And while most kids look forward to Christmas all year, that's not the case for over 3,600 NSW children under the age of 12 who are homeless. There's no present under the tree, stuffed stocking or family lunch ... and we just don't think that's right. So with your help, we're looking to change this for as many homeless people as we can.
Urbanovillage is getting behind the Wayside Chapel's Donate a Plate campaign by putting together the Donate A Plate Christmas Gift Box.
Although the box would normally retail at $90, we've chosen to go with $50 (of which $20 goes directly to the Wayside Chapel to sponsor a homeless Aussie Christmas lunch) in the hope that it will enable as many people as possible the opportunity to be involved in the joy of giving a great gift to a loved one AND help a fellow Aussie in need at the same time.
This project is NOT money making, but rather a labour of love that we want as many people as possible to be involved in. The contents of each box has either been donated by businesses we work with, or we've purchased it at cost price. Urbanovillage has gone out on a bit of a limb here and we are holding our breath ... because we have 200 boxes, and if we can sell them all then that means we can reach our goal of raising $4000 to support the homeless of Sydney this Christmas - just imagine, we have the opportunity to make the Christmas of 200 homeless people living in our city, just that little bit merrier!
Here is a link to the Donate a Plate Christmas Gift Box page on our website for more information:
Whole School News
Primary School Speech Night
Last Wednesday 28th September, we held our Primary School Speech Night at Hornsby RSL. The evening was a huge success, even though it is with much sadness that we say farewell to Miss Fuller, Mr Riley and Mr Edwards.
Junior School Events
Kindy - Aquarium Excursion
Last week the Kindy students went on an excursion to Sydney Aquarium. They had loads of fun and some students have written about their experiences below:
The both Kindy classes went to the Aquarium. We saw a lot of jelly fish and they were pink and dugong love to eat lots of lettuce and to get there we all went on a bus. I loved it!
On Tuesday I went to SeaLife. I loved the sharks. I liked jellyfish too, and octopus!We all went on a bus. All Kinds came. I liked the stingrays. My mum was a leader. I loved it!
We went to see the starfish. I liked the excursion. It was so much fun on a bus. We touched the starfish and we saw octopus and sharks. We had to stay with our groups but not when we saw the jellyfish. It was so so fun!
On Tuesday we went to the Aquarium. We went there on the bus. We saw stone fishing octopus and penguins and we saw sharks and a cold fish. We saw jellyfish and a dugong and a turtle that was floating. We saw a seahorse and stingrays. We all loved it and my mummy was there. It was so fun!!!
Australian Children's Music Foundation
Each year the Australian Children's Music Foundation runs a National Songwriting Competition. Children from across Australia and New Zealand enter their original songs and hundreds of entries are submitted for each age group. This year Angel M entered her song “Fishy” in the competition - and won third place for the Year 3 and 4 category. Congratulations Angel - what a brilliant achievement for a budding song writer.
Middle & Senior School News
On Sunday the 2nd of December the final Wahroonga Mountain Biking event for the year took place. Students & parents made the trek to the Central Coast mountain bike trails at Ourimbah. The trail includes a 10 kilometre loop with a number of fun and challenging descending sections. The riders completed one practice lap, followed by a race lap with 3 timed downhill sections. The students navigated steep sections, rock gardens, berms, jumps and tree roots to make their way to the bottom of each stage. The riders legs were tired and lungs were burning from pushing to the limit while racing the clock. The final results produced close times, with Andy Roberts finish fastest, followed by Ben Farkas, Caleb King and Zac Johnson. Congratulations to these young riders for completing a tough event!
There will be plenty more mountain bike riding and racing in 2019. If you have not joined the group for a ride please contact Mr. Starrett early in the new year.
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