Newsletter - Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Pastors' News

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

  • Timekeeping
  • Marshalling
  • 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)

Upcoming Middle & Senior School Events

CSSA Basketball Gala Day - Tuesday 30th July 2019

Selected students have been asked to represent the School at the CSSA Basketball Gala Day scheduled for Tuesday 30th July at the Hills Sports Stadium, Castle Hill. Permission slips were sent home this week, if you could please sign and return your child's permission note by Friday this week (5th August), it would be greatly appreciated.

Students need to be at School ready to depart by 7.00am, due to return approx 3.30pm with a stop at Pennant Hills Station on the way back. Students will need to take their lunch, snacks and water - a canteen will also be available on the day.

HSC Subject Selection Evening - Tuesday 13th August, 2019

We will be holding a Subject Selection Evening for Year 10 students and their parents on Tuesday evening, 13th August. The evening will consist of a short presentation summarising the HSC requirements and an outline of subjects students will be able to choose from for 2020. Further details will be sent out closer to the time.

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

Next Meeting Tuesday 6th August, 2019 – 7pm

Wow!!!!!!!!! – what a turn out from our WAS school community, thank you everyone who attended our first Home and School social activity on the Sunday 30/6/19 to watch the private screening of Toy Story 4. The community vibe and the smiles on the kid’s faces says it all – the event was a success.

If you are looking for a good podcast to have a listen to – check out this one by Maggie Dent. Maggie Dent is a talented lady who has written many books. She is an educator by background and has an area of speciality in parenting and resilience building. She is a passionate advocate for the healthy, common-sense raising of children in order to strengthen families and communities. If you have a moment : Episode 1 – Screen Time – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast – posted on May 31/2019

Meals with Love

Reminder that Meals with Love is up and running, please if you know of a family in need let the office know, class teacher or contact the ladies directly (emails below) who run Meals with Love so we can get a meal out to the family in need.

Tish Armstrong - tishiarmstrong@hotmail.com or Putu Barnett subhalaksmi81@yahoo.com

Library News

Premier's Reading Challenge

Congratulations to Elizabeth B (KA), Oliver B (3K), Jessica S (8A), Sophia S (8A), Isaac B (2M), Sophie C (4R), Nicolas J (1L) and Yifei S (2M) who have all finished the Premier’s Reading Challenge. Great reading!

Remember, the Premier’s Reading Challenge does not finish until the end of August so there is still plenty of time to complete it. Happy Reading!!

Holiday Borrowing

Borrowing for the Prep class has now finished for this term. Please make sure all library books are returned to the Library before the end of the week.

Borrowing continues over the holidays for all other classes. If you would like extra books for holiday reading (max. of 10) please email Mrs Savage (library@wahroonga.adventist.edu.au) and pick up before the end of this week. As we have a 3 week break these holidays, please make sure you keep track of all library books and return them the first week back. Thank you!

World Book Encyclopedia Subscription

Please remember that Wahroonga Adventist School now have a subscription to World Book Encyclopedia Online which gives all students and teachers online access to an amazing variety of resources which can be accessed using any device. If you would like to explore this new resource please follow the link below and use the word was for the log-in ID and password. https://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Login?ed=wb

Canteen News

THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered this term, we appreciate your time and support!

  • The canteen will only be open for snacks on Multicultural Day - Thursday 4 July.
  • We will however be open for a full service on the last day of term 2 - Friday 5 July.

First day back in Term 3 - Monday 29th July the canteen will only be open for snacks. We will resume lunch orders on Tuesday 30 July. Keep an eye on flexischools over the holidays for next terms new menu.

Have a great holiday

Bits and Pieces

Prayer Group - All Welcome

Sherpa Kids - Holiday Programs

Tennis - Holiday Programs

SAN Run for Life

Marian Street Theatre - Drama Classes

AFL School Holiday Clinic

Macquarie University Holiday Programs

Dance Studio Elements

Happy Hands Art Time

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