It's halfway through the year and I'm sure the journey was an adventure full of ups and downs - that's life. Some days you are thriving while other days you operate on the surviving mode. However, allow me to renew your strength and spirit through God's eye. In Mark 4:35 Jesus says, "Let's cross over to the other side" - Not only Jesus sets the destination for his disciples but more importantly, He journey's with them through the refining moments of identity and purpose which sets them ready and equipped for what awaited on the other side. You see, what you go through God will turn into something beautiful ready for your next move and steps in life. I pray that you invite God to be part of your journey as you continue to reach your destination. But remember to be present, enjoy and trust the current journey with God.
Upcoming School Events
Multicultural Day - Thursday 4th July, 2019
Hallo, Hej, Aloha, Talofa!
It is the final week of term and that means Multicultural Day is here!
Students are to come to school in cultural dress; be it their own culture, a culture represented by their class or one of significance to them. This is not a casual, free-dress day - if students don't come in cultural dress school uniform must be worn.
If you are contributing your time or goods, the following information is important to note for the day:
• Goods/foods need to be delivered to the relevant classroom, not office, before school to ensure that staff can set up their rooms for the day
• Please ensure all foods provided are vegetarian
• If foods contain known allergens, please provide an ingredients list with your dish
• Due to group sizes, parents will not be able to travel around with their child for the day, however, they are welcome to watch the morning program (8:50 - 9:20) and the afternoon program (2:10 - 2:40).
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
School Musical - Cinderella
Take yourself back to a land once upon a time with the timeless tale of Cinderella. A musical presented by Wahroonga Adventist School, Years 7 to 10. For ticket sales, dates and times visit https://www.trybooking.com/BDOCF.
Jump Rope for Heart
Thank you to ALL the students who got involved with Jump Rope for Heart!
A huge thank you for the effort skipping and fundraising for the Jump Rope for Heart program this term. Together we raised an incredible $3220.57 and this money will all go towards vital heart research and education programs.
We’ve loved seeing so many smiling faces skipping on the playground and in sports lessons.
Here’s our school leaderboard, congratulations to our top fundraisers! Keep up the skipping and thanks again for the hard work!
- Amiee – KE
- Mia – 4R
- Nkumbu – 5K
- Ally – 5/6
- Ashoka – 5K
- Hayden – 5/6
- Wyatt – 2M
- Hunter – KA
- Izzy – 8A
- Patrick – 5K
Primary School News
Band Camp - June 3rd - 5th June, 2019
Our annual Band Camp was held at Crosslands Convention Centre from June 3 - 5. Primary school students came from Wahroonga (the largest contingent!), Hills, MacArthur, Hurstville, Mountain View and Canberra Adventist Schools for three days and two nights to hone their musical skills. Guitars, strings, keyboards, percussion and band instruments were all represented, and three days of focused rehearsal culminated in a concert for parents and friends at Galston Adventist Church on Wednesday evening. Students also enjoyed inspiring worships, great food, fun games and bushwalks.
Northern Suburbs Netball Schools Cup - Wed 26th June, 2019
Selected students represented our school at the Northern Suburbs Netball Schools Cup which was held on Wednesday, June 26th at Willoughby Leisure Centre. It was a fantastic day, the rain cleared up, the students played well and a good day was had by all!
Junior School News
Soccer Gala Day - Thursday 20th June, 2019
On Thursday 20th June, a group of Year 3 and 4 students participated in the GSC Football Gala Day at Hills Centenary Park. The weather was just perfect, with blue skies and a slight chill to the air that encouraged all the students to get started. The girls were coached by Mr Deverell, who led them to 3rd place overall. Mr Ashby and Mrs Scodellaro coached the boys and led them to 4th place overall. A big thank you to the parents who helped out. The students had a great day!
Primary School Events
Primary Athletics Carnival - Monday 5th August, 2019
Our Primary School Athletics Carnival will be held on Monday 5th August, weather and ground permitting, at Bannockburn Oval, Bannockburn Rd, Pymble. It is for Prep to Year 6. Students will need to wear their sports uniform. Prep students who don’t have a sports uniform, can wear appropriate casual clothes. Your child will need plenty of fluids, snacks and wet weather gear. A limited Canteen will be available on the day. Buses will be leaving school at 8.45am and returning 2.50pm.
Letters/permission slips will be sent home this week, please complete the permission slip and helpers section (if you are able to help) and return the form to your child's class teacher NO LATER than Tuesday 30th July, 2019.
We will need many helpers on the day in the areas below and for the following times: 9.15—12.15pm OR 12.15—2.15pm OR Whole day
- Long Jump
- Shot Put
- High Jump
- Canteen - (there will be certain time slots that will be able to be booked through flexischools when it is set up).
Middle & Senior School News
CSSA North Met Zone Athletics Carnival - Thur 20th June 2019
The CSSA Athletics carnival was held at Blacktown Sports Centre on Thursday the 20th of June. The day was filled with great feats of athleticism, sportsmanship and great fun. Well done to the 75 students who represented our school. Special mention to Cameron K who received Age Champion, and the 12-14 boys relay team who came first! Below is a list of students who received a place in the top 3. Congratulations!
- Alana H - 3rd 400m
- Reva V - 3rd Javelin
- Ella G - 2nd 1500m
- Kanya Y - 1st 100m, 200m, Long Jump, Shot Put
- Jessica M - 2nd Long Jump, High Jump, 3rd 100m, 200m, 400m
- Cameron K - 1st 800m, 400m, 200m, 100m, Long Jump, 2nd Shot Put
- Isaac N - 3rd High Jump
- Adamo K - 2nd 100m, 200m
- Jaden M - 1st Long Jump, 3rd Discus
- Tyrone R - 3rd 100m
- Hamish T - 1st Javelin
- Billy J - 2nd High Jump
- Zach G - 2nd 400m
CSSA Gymnastics Competition - Thursday 6th June, 2019
The CSSA Gymnastics Competition was a great opportunity for me to compete and improve on my weaknesses. I was accompanied by 4 friends that go to gymnastics with me there, so I wasn't alone. I started on vault, my vault wasn't as good as I wanted it to be. Next apparatus was bars, I did pretty well even though I didn't have one of the requirements as I placed 3rd. The beam was next. It's the hardest and the most nerve-racking for me. The last was the floor, the most enjoyable and my favourite one. I placed 2nd, which I was pretty happy with. I thought the CSSA Gymnastics competition was a fun day and allowed me to improve on my routines.
Written by Reva V 8W
CSSA was loads of fun. It’s always great to see so many gymnasts that go to Christian schools like me. There are always so many opportunities to make friends because every one is so friendly and understanding. I will definitely be going next year, and the years after that.
Written by Darcy L 7A
WAS Mountain Bike Race - Sunday 30th June
On Sunday June 30th the first WAS mountain bike race of the year took place at the "Old Man's Valley" trail network in Hornsby. The race involved riders completing four descending sections of trail, each run being timed separately. The riders two fastest times were then combined for a total race time. Racing was tight with times on stage two, "Lava Flow", being separated by 1 second. It is great to see the continued development of our young riders fitness and bike skills. Thank you to Mike Farkas and Jayden King for assisting with timing and photography, and all the parents who attended and assisted on the day. There will be more mountain bike social rides and events in semester two, please contact Mr. Starrett for more information.
- 1st - Andy R (3mins 24 secs)
- 2nd - Caleb K (3mins 37 secs)
- 3rd - Ethan T (3mins 49 secs)