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DecemberReturn to top

Position vacant - canteen assistants

Canteen assistant position (pdf 109 KB)... Read more

P & C meeting rescheduled

The P&C meeting scheduled for 5th December 2012 has been rescheduled. The date of the new meeting will be 6 February 2013.... Read more

Anaphylaxis information

The safety and wellbeing of your child is of paramount importance to us, including where your child is diagnosed at risk of a severe allergic reaction.. It is important that parents notify the school if their child has an allergy. Anaphylaxis is a severe and sometimes sudden allergic reaction that is potentially life-threatening and always requires an emergency response. As with other serious health conditions, schools put in place strategies to support students at risk of anaphylaxis at school or while they are engaged in school related... Read more

2013 Leadership Team Announced

The 2013 Leadership Team has been elected. After a process of nomination, student voting in the form of a ballot and formal interviews the Senior and Junior Leadership Team has been announced for 2013. The team will comprise of three portfolios: Social Justice, School Spirit, School Promotion. There are two school captains, two vice-captains and 4 senior school leaders. From each of the junior years there are four students and we are awaiting the arrival of our new year seven students to elect the four year seven students. Please continue to... Read more

Yr10 Visual Arts and Self Portrait Exhibition

Next Wednesday 5th December the school Movment studio will host the annual Yr10 Self Portrait Exhibition. This year works from the Yr10 Visual Arts class will also be on display and a Yr9 Lino Print Sale. All Welcome to view these fabulous works. School Movement Studio 5:30 - 6:30pm Presentation and awards will be at 6:15pm.... Read more

NovemberReturn to top

Year 6 - Year 7 Orientation Day

Wadalba Community School welcomes Year 7 2013 next Friday 7th December with an Orientation Day. Details are as follows: Where Wadalba Community School Gym Time 9.15am and picked up at 1pm in the school Hall. Transport Parents/Carers to arrange transport to and from WCS on the day. Students should bring lunch and drinks for the day. On this day parents/carers will have the opportunity to purchase school uniforms and book packs. We look forward to seeing you there.... Read more

Guide to WCS website

The document below has been produced to help visitors to or website find information on classes run at our school. Guide to WCS website (doc 27 KB)... Read more

Body image and girls

Body image is the number one personal concern for young people aged 12 to 24, with research showing they feel under more pressure than ever to look a certain way. Butterfly Foundation's education manager, Danni Rowlands, goes into schools every week to talk to students about body image. In a revealing podcast, she explains to Rachel Friend what she finds when she talks to girls and young women, what's healthy behaviour and what parents should be concerned about. Listen to the podcast on the School A to Z website.... Read more

Secondhand uniform donations

Wadalba Community School is endorsed by the P&C as a uniform school. To ensure that all students have access to the correct uniforms could you please send in any items that are no longer used to the welfare hub. Stock of second hand items is very low, so your assistance and generosity is greatly appreciated.... Read more

Luna Park rewards excursion

Location: Luna Park Sydney Period of time: 8:30am - 2:30pm Mode of Travel: Coach Cost: $50 Event Organiser: J.White Purpose of the excursion: Students who have achieved a Bronze award and zero negative referrals will attend a rewards excursion to Luna Park. Additional Comments: Students are to wear sports uniform including enclosed shoes. Bring a packed lunch or money to buy lunch. Lockers can be hired for between $4-$8 per day. $25 deposit must be paid before 5th December. Students must maintain zero negative referrals to... Read more

How to plan a safe party

Parties are part and parcel of teenage social life and help mark the move from childhood to adulthood. While most parties go off without a hitch, celebrations can go wrong and get out of hand – particularly if the party is unplanned. If you are hosting a party here are some tips to help to ensure your teenager and their friends have fun but remain safe. Communication and careful planning are the keys to hosting a successful party. While the internet and social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter are great tools which can be used to... Read more

Families need to update details to get the Schoolkids Bonus in January

Media Release J Macklin MP (pdf 103 KB) The Minister for Families, Jenny Macklin, and the Minister for Human Services, Kim Carr, today encouraged parents to go online and update the school details for their kids.... Read more

Important update on school uniform

Be uniform ready for 2013 Uniform update (pdf 233 KB) Wadalba uniform (pdf 388 KB)... Read more

Preparing for high school

What is the best way to prepare kids for high school and make the move less daunting for them – and you, their parents and caregivers? Sometimes parents think that when their child goes to high school they need to take a step back but teachers involved in the transition say it is more about a change of focus. Here are some tips: In Year 5 start thinking about which high school your child should attend. Help them become more responsible by encouraging independence and responsibility. Get into a homework and study routine. Put their school... Read more

TAS students busy and productive

Year 9 Techies have been working hard landscaping a large area in the middle of the school constructing retaining walls. The new YEAR 12 HOSPITALITY group have begun operating the school Café. The Café is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at recess. They are doing a great job. YEAR 11 IT MULTIMEDIA has created a DVD of the CAPA night. Please place an order with the school. A $5 donation towards the cost of the DVD would be appreciated. A sample HSC Multimedia Major Project can be seen on the following website. The website was created... Read more

Community fishing afternoon - Thursday 22 November

Students from Years 5-12 are invited, along with their families to participate in a pairs fishing competition. We will commence the scoring at 3pm at Tacoma (up the Don Small Oval end). Undersize fish are worth five points to the team tally and "keepers" are worth forty points. The team with the most points by 7pm will be declared the winners. Come along and have some fun.... Read more

2013 Leadership Team to be elected

Elections for the Wadalba Community School Leadership Team for 2013 are on. The 2013, Year 12 Leadership Team will be announced and introduced to the school at a formal assembly in week 6. The new Senior Leadership Team and the Junior Leadership Team will be announced at this assembly as well.... Read more

Sports Presentation Evening

This year's Sports Presentation Evening will be held in the High School Gymnasium on Wednesday 28 November. Our very special guest is Mr David Hall, Australia's most successful wheelchair tennis athlete. Wadalba Community School is excited to welcome David who is the namesake for one of our sporting houses. Come along and hear his story. Specific invitations out soon. All welcome.... Read more

DVD of the CAPA Variety night is available for purchase from front office

Several students from the Year 11 Industrial Technology Multimedia class have created a DVD of the CAPA variety night. There are a limited number of these available at the front office for a $5 donation. Special thanks to Damien , Ricky, Thomas and Kevin for their hard work in putting this together. Please contact Mr Ponman for more details regarding this.... Read more

OctoberReturn to top

Community Christmas carols

Wednesday 12 December All families of K-12 students at Wadalba Community School are invited to a night of Christmas Carols. Come along for a light dinner and other stalls, followed by carols played by the teacher band and led by groups of children from across the school. Free entry.... Read more

SeptemberReturn to top

Developing resilience in your child

Growing up can be tough. Things don't always go to plan. So how can you help your child to develop resilience? Research shows children with good resilience perform better at school and are less likely to take part in risky behaviour, particularly as they enter the teenage years. The education department's principal psychologist, Ron Balderston, describes resilience as a shock absorber for the potholes of life. "Resilient children know how to cope and have developed skills that enable them to flex so they can manage life's blows when they... Read more

School holiday break

The school holiday break is from Monday 24 September until Friday 5 October.School resumes on Monday 8 October 2012 for students.There is no Staff Development Day at the beginning of Term 4.... Read more

Rewards Activity

Students who have received either a bronze, silver or gold award this term and who have no negative referrals will be eligible to receive a pizza lunch this Wednesday. These students are to meet outside the welfare room at the end of recess at 11am. Eligible names are posted outside year advisor staffrooms.... Read more

Water polo beginner's clinic

Free waterpolo Beginner's clinic Saturday 15 September and 12 October. Waterpolo Clinic times (pdf 110 KB)... Read more

Sport and Recreation holiday activities

Looking for something to do in the holidays? Sep Oct holiday activities (pdf 88 KB)... Read more

Year 12 Final Day

Friday 21 September 2012 Breakfast for Year 12 students and their parents Please arrive at 8 am in Year 12 area Formal assembly Beginning at 9 am to farewell all of Year 12 Year 12 Formal Venue: Diggers at The Entrance Time: Arrival 6.30 pm for 7 pm sit down Concludes by 11 pm Dress Code: Formal Alcohol free event.... Read more

Sports selection for term 4 on moodle from 7pm 10 September

Sports selection for term 4 will open on moodle at 7 pm Monday 10 September. Information regarding each sport and permission notes are on the moodle site. Enquiries to Miss Playford in the PE staffroom.... Read more

Multimedia competition

Get involved in this Exciting competition (pdf 125 KB).... Read more

TSP Rugby League trials

TSP Rugby League trials will be held at Morrie Breen oval, Wyong Leagues Club on Thursday 6 September. 9.30 am sign-on for a 10 am start. Finishing at 1 pm. Good luck to all involved!... Read more

AugustReturn to top

Cyberbullying prevention tips

While the statistics around cyberbullying are sketchy, we do know that the likelihood of children being bullied online or over the phone increases as they get older and use technology more frequently. The Australian Communications and Media Authority has created tips for parents to help keep their kids safe online and to give some direction for those who think their child may already be experiencing online bullying. They include: Talk to your child about cyberbullying before it happens. Work out strategies to address cyberbullying that both... Read more

Premier's Spelling Bee goes mobile

Looking for a great way to help your child practise their spelling? To coincide with the launch of the wordlist for the 2012 Premier's Spelling Bee, a companion app is now available for download. The app features almost 3,000 words and sentences used in the spelling bee initiative, which is aimed at primary school-aged children. The free Premier's Spelling Bee app has junior and senior primary categories with levels of spelling words that increase in difficulty. The game, which features Australian accents, randomly selects words from the... Read more

Blue Light Disco at Bateau Bay PCYC on the 31 August 2012

This year is the 29th year,The Entrance Blue Light has been running. These discos are held the last Friday of the month excluding December & January from 7pm - 10pm at the Bateau Bay PCYC. The discos are supervised by on and off duty Police Officers and other community volunteers. Blue Light Disco for August (pdf 541 KB)... Read more

Exciting new Targeted Sports Program for 2013 - Individual Sports

In an effort to have more students benefit from the many positive aspects of the Targeted Sports Program, we are excited to announce that the fifth sport to join Netball, Touch, Soccer and Rugby League is Individual Sports (Swimming, Athletics, Tennis, Golf, Gymnastics). Individual Sports form (pdf 109 KB)... Read more

2013 Targeted Sports Program Trials

2013 trials for the Wadalba Community School Targeted Sports Program are to be held soon. Conditions, dates & venues (pdf 117 KB)... Read more

Visit to Kindergarten

Year 12 Exploring Early Childhood students have recently completed an assessment task called 'Food and Nutrition'. The task required them to design, make and present a meal for a Kindergarten aged child. Our Kindergarten students were invited to sample the final product. They were asked to assess the meal by how well the meal was presented and if they like the taste of it. The Kindergarten student's assessment of the meals will contribute to the overall mark gained by the Year 12 students. Kindergarten particularly enjoyed the curly straws and... Read more

Ready Steady Cook

On Tuesday 24 July some of our senior Food Technology & Hospitality students went on an exciting excursion to Ready Steady Cook with Mr Robinson. They were members of a live audience, as two episodes of the television program were filmed. The students are to be commended on their behaviour proving to be good ambassadors for our school.... Read more

HSC major project

Year 12 Industrial Technology Timber, Industrial Technology Multi Media and Textiles and Design students are busily completing their major projects. These are due Monday 13 August 2012.... Read more

Fundraising BBQ this Friday

A family in our School Community is experiencing a very difficult time at the moment, A fundraising barbeque is being held to assist them this Friday 10 August at lunchtime outside the canteen. $4 for a sausage sandwich and a can of drink. Bring your money and your appetite and support this great cause!... Read more

Rewards Day Term 2

At Wadalba Community School we encourage all students to strive to achieve and display the schools values of respect, responsibility and excellence. A rewards lunch was held on July 25 to celebrate the achievement of students who had received bronze, silver or gold awards during Term 2 with no negative referrals. These students watched a movie and enjoyed pizza for lunch.... Read more

Is my child ready to start school?

Starting school is such a big step. How do I know if my child is ready? The parent website School A to Z has spoken to a range of teachers about how to make the right decision for your child. Here are some of the key points and questions to ask: Children may enrol in Kindergarten at the beginning of the school year if they turn five years of age on or before 31 July in that year. All children must be enrolled in school by their sixth birthday. Are they physically ready? Are they socially and emotionally ready? Kids don't need to read or write... Read more

Preparing for the HSC

The period leading up to the HSC can be a difficult time for parents as they try to help their teen manage the study load and stress. The parent website School A to Z has spoken to teachers about the challenges parents and students face. Here are some of the key points: You don't need to be a subject expert to help your child prepare for the HSC. Make sure your teen is getting enough sleep. Good nutrition is vital. They can reduce stress by balancing study with physical activity, social life and other interests. Part-time work shouldn't be... Read more

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Creative and Performing Arts Showcase 2012

Students and Parents/Caregivers are invited to the 2012 Wadalba Community School Showcase celebrating the ability and achievement of our creative and performing arts students. The Showcase will demonstrate a selection of representative works from our Drama, Music, Dance, Photography and Visual Art departments. This event will also represent what Wadalba Community School stands for, celebrating Public Education during Education Week 2012. During the evening you will have the opportunity to view artworks, photographs and sculptures from students... Read more

Grandparents Day - August 1

Wadalba Community School will be holding a Grandparents Day Morning Tea to recognise the important contribution of grandparents and elders in our families and community. The morning tea will be held on August 1 2012 in the High School Gym (entry via Van Stappen Road) at 9.15am - 11am. Grandparents Day Invitation (pdf 161 KB)... Read more

New Maths Monkey’s Quest game available

School A to Z has just released an exciting, new maths game app, taking kid-friendly learning to the next level. Maths Monkey's Quest was created by the NSW Department of Education and Communities and designed for kids from Year 3 to Year 8. This new release engages children (and adults) with addition, subtraction, ratios and percentages, as they unlock new levels and strengthen their mathematical skills. At each level the Maths Monkey enters a new world of mathematical challenges, starting at the Jungle level (aimed at Years 3 and 4 students)... Read more

Empire Bay Public School - Canteen Position Advertisement

Empire Bay Public School is advertising the position of Canteen Supervisor.The following file has more information. Empire Bay Canteen Job (docx 45 KB)... Read more

Healthy Kids Association

Wadalba Community School is a member of the Healthy Kids Association. The Healthy Kids Association provides a free parent e-newsletter with important nutrition information and great recipes that can help you stay on top of what is going on in the world of nutrition. To sign up simply visit Read more

JuneReturn to top

Books to get kids reading again and again

There's nothing like a series to inspire the bookworm in your child. Just think of the way kids reacted to the Harry Potter novels. Establishing a good relationship with the first book in a series means children can generally be confident they will feel the same way about the rest of the series. The books in a series often become easier to read as time goes on. Once your child is familiar with the first book's characters, the landscape, style and the author's voice, they can simply sit back and enjoy all the subsequent tales. Another benefit... Read more

Year 10 subject selection tips

Should Year 10 subject selections be an opportunity for your child to get a head start on their career, or to simply to choose the electives they most enjoy? This month, School A to Z features two articles with expert advice on how to help your child choose subjects that will give them the most options later on, regardless of whether they want to go to university, or they see themselves pursuing a trade or apprenticeship . Year 10 subject selection looks at what subjects your child is most likely to succeed in, and how to help them choose the... Read more

Record of School Achievement (RoSA)

To view information on RoSA please click on Curriculum & Activities tab above and then choose Assessment and Reporting from the selections available on the left hand side of the page.... Read more

Managing your child's weight

Your family is the best influence for showing your child how to manage their weight. That's the advice of the childhood obesity experts for keeping a child's weight down. Dr Shirley Alexander, specialist in child obesity at The Children's Hospital Westmead, says: "Try and get the whole family to develop healthier lifestyle habits and through that, hopefully get some weight-loss in the children." The most recent official figures suggest as many as one in four school-aged children fits into the category of being mildly overweight to obese. A... Read more

Year 7 Camp

Year 7 Camp experience and pictures are available by selecting the Curriculum & Activities tab above and then selecting Year 7 Camp.... Read more

MayReturn to top

U14 Buckley Shield Knockout

U14 Buckley Shield Knockout Gala Day On Wednesday 9thMay 2012 the Under 14's Rugby League side participated in the Central Coast Buckley Shield Gala Day. The boys were pooled in Group C with Erina, Kincumber and Narara Valley. Throughout the day the team performed strongly and won all their pool games, with the help of an after the siren kick to seal the win against Erina. Having topped their pool, the students then played Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College in their semi-final. Whilst the boys played extremely well, they went down 10-6 in a... Read more

Free Dental Checkups

The University of Newcastle – Oral Health Clinic – Ourimbah Campus The Ourimbah Campus of the University of Newcastle is offering free dental check-ups and dental treatment to school students from kindergarten to year 12, with a focus on preventive dental care. Treatment is provided by students from the Graduate Diploma in Dental Therapy who are supervised by highly qualified dental professions. Contact our clinic for an appointment on: 43 484164... Read more

Facts about tutors

Private tutoring to give kids a helping hand in their schooling is a growing business. However, it's also an area where parents can be vulnerable to bogus offers and misleading advertising. If you're considering using a tutor, you need to know how to get the best service for you and your child. It's important to know that the job of a school is to ensure your child's educational needs are met in line with the curriculum. Teachers in NSW public schools are university educated and use effective teaching and learning techniques. If you have... Read more

Parent-teacher interview tips

Parent-teacher interviews are great opportunities to meet your child's teachers and shouldn't be missed. Here are some tips from Harrington Street Public School principal Wayne Koboroff about how to get the best out of your time with the teacher. Do your homework Take a few minutes before your meeting to jot down any questions or comments you have. Because interviews usually only run 10 – 15 minutes it's good to have a reminder of the points you wanted to raise. Common questions may include: How is my child fitting in with other children?... Read more

Middle School Homework Information

Middle School MPS and Humanities Homework Booklets are available for download. Select the appropriate link below to navigate to the Middle School Homepage: Measuring Physical Space (MPS) Humanities... Read more

Helping kids cope with Shakespeare

Shakespeare's reputation and language can seem daunting. So how do you make his work accessible? How do you open up his extraordinary world to your teen? Here are some tips from Bell Shakespeare's artistic director John Bell. Watch a good live Shakespeare production or DVD to get a feel for the language. Read a text that comes with a translation in modern language; it can help kids understand the language better. Suggest to your teen to imagine they are a detective who has to do some sleuth work to really understand the play. Discuss what... Read more

School Uniform Drive

Do you have school uniform items that are no longer required? Donations of school uniform items are always greatly appreciated by the Welfare Team and with the cooler months approaching the need to provide uniform assistance increases. Please feel free to drop your donations into the school's office during school hours. Thanking you in advance for your support!!... Read more

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Homework help newsletter

You can now easily subscribe to updates from the award-winning website for parents, School A to Z. Each term you'll receive newsletters with the latest information to help you manage your child's homework and study, health, development and technology use. School A to Z has been created by parents at the education department to answer the common questions and challenges we all face as we support our kids growing up. This month's newsletter includes: a series of videos to help you when bullying becomes an issue for your child tips for getting... Read more

Female runner

2012 Secondary Sport Carnival Dates

Cross Country Carnival (school grounds and Wadalba Sporting Complex) Secondary Carnival Friday, April 27 Swimming Carnivals (both at Wyong Pool) Primary Carnival + Distance events for Secondary students Thursday, February 23 Secondary Carnival Friday, February 24 Athletics Carnival (Warnervale Oval) Secondary Carnival Friday, March 9 Carnival Note & Info.... Read more

Ellese in front of E Tower, Paris

Ellese on Exchange in France!

Wadalba Student Ellese Mason on Exchange in France with AFS Ellese is half way through her year's exchange in Moulins, France. While she finds the school days long, she enjoys being able to leave the school in free periods and enjoy time with friends in cafes and parks. She has been able to continue her athletics in France and even made it to the French championships. Trips to Paris and the French Alps, helping make costumes at a museum, social activities with AFS students from around the world and weekend activities with her host... Read more

MarchReturn to top

MP3 players and hearing loss

An MP3 player, such as an iPod, is an essential item for many kids but listening to them for long periods of time can cause permanent hearing loss. And the experts say the volume doesn't have to be ear-splitting to cause damage. The loudness of sound is measured in units called decibels (dB). Conversation is generally 60dB. Traffic noise can be around 80dB. Louder noises, such as a plane taking off, a motorcycle or firecrackers can range from 120dB to 140dB. Listening to music at levels above 80 decibels is going to damage hearing. The... Read more

Infectious Disease Factsheet

Dear Parents/Caregivers Please be advised that a suspected case of scabies has been identified at school. The sheet below provides information concerning this infectious skin condition. If you suspect that your child may be infected, please seek medical assistance, inform the school and keep your child home from school until medical advice has been sought. Please select the PDF file below for further information. Scabies Factsheet (pdf, 101 KB)e... Read more

Library Overdues

Returning your Library books Have you returned your overdue Library books? Recently a story from the US surfaced where it only took half a century for a student to return two overdue Library books; "A package containing the two books arrived at Camelback High School on 3 November baffling Librarian Georgette Bordine. Along with the package, which had no return address, was a money order for $1000 and a note. The sender wrote that the money should cover overdue fees and a little extra in case the overdue rates had changed. The writer... Read more

Year 8 Welfare Day

On the 29th March 2012, Year 8 will be participating in a Welfare Day. As part of this day students will be participating in a stage show presented by Brainstorm Productions. The production will be focusing on Cyber Bullying, Digital Citizenship, Legal Ramifications, Social Websites, Exclusion, Rumours, Threats, Manipulation, Insults, Alienation, Empathy, Safety and Resilience. We are asking that each student give a gold coin donation in exchange for watching the production. If students could please bring their money with them on Thursday it... Read more

Secondary Athletics Carnival

The postponed date for our secondary athletics carnival is Wednesday the 21st March. This is a compulsory school day and all secondary students are expected to attend. Enquiries can be directed to Mr Riley during school hours on 43925000. Athletics Carnival Note (pdf, 236 KB)... Read more

Sport & Rec Holiday Fun!

Sport and Recreation provide fun holiday activities for school age children. Select the link below to Activities on offer for this school holiday break.... Read more

Entertainment Books

Once again we will be participating in the Entertainment Book fundraiser. Books will be on sale for $60.00 and are available for pre-purchase at the school's office. Download the flyer to complete your pre-order for the 2012/2013 book to receive an addtional $230.00 worth of bonus offers. Entertainment Book Flyer (pdf, 1301 KB)... Read more

Central Coast Science and Engineering Challenge

A group of Year 10 students attended the Central Coast Science and Engineering Challenge run by Newcastle University and supported by Ausgrid and Rotary. Students completed a variety of engineering challenges and points were added to find an overall winner for the day. An excellent performance by our Wadalba students saw us bring home the trophy for first place! Congratulations to all participants on a great result!... Read more

Taking a stand against bullying

A new website and mobile app have been launched to help parents and students address bullying. The Bullying, No Way! website includes interactive applications, including a choose- your-own-adventure game for students to learn how to deal with bullying, and videos for parents and students. The site also includes information on: helping your child if they are being bullied identifying the signs that your child might be bullying others getting help and support. The website and the Take a Stand Together mobile app were launched to coincide with... Read more

Wadalba Music Headlines at This Weeks Warnervale Annual Fair

This Sunday, 18th March 2012, sees the Annual Warnervale Fair come around again. The Wadalba Community School Creative & Performing Arts music students have been invited to perform on stage for this event. The official opening of the Fair will be at 10:00am at Warnervale Athletics Field and will be followed immediately by the Wadalba Community School musicians at 10:30am. Come and see some of our talent ranging from Year 9 to Year 12 students with performances by Goyte, Kelly Clarkson and Coldplay. Hope to see you there!... Read more

Want a Cuppa?

Senior students now have access to the new coffee shop through G4. It is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at recess. The coffee shop is voluntarilly operated by Year 12 Hospitality and Retail students. Initial orders were from staff to allow the students to build on skills learnt in class and gain some confidence. As their confidence grew, senior students were also invited to place orders. The students are enjoying the cafe space where they can sit with friends and have a chat. Congratulations to all involved, business is slowly growing... Read more

Congratulations Rhiannon!

Year 9 student, Rhiannon H, has been selected to be a flag bearer for the 2012 London Games A.F.C. Asian Qualifier match between Australia and Iraq at Bluetongue Stadium tonight. Well done Rhiannon!... Read more

NSWCHS Swimming State Carnival

Congratulations to Christian B of Year 8 who has successfully qualified to compete at the NSWCHS Swimming State Carnival in these events: 200m Freestyle 200m & 400m Individual Medley 100m Backstroke 100m Butterfly Good luck Christian!... Read more

NAPLAN Information

Select the file below to access detailed NAPLAN Information. NAPLAN 2012 (pdf, 418 KB)... Read more

Reading with confidence

You may have already heard of ‘Pause, Prompt, Praise' or the ‘Three Ps' as the strategy is sometimes called. These three catchy words describe a simple technique that, used well, will help your child practise their reading and develop their reading confidence. The principle of pausing, then prompting and then praising is handy to remember any time your child is reading aloud to you. Teachers and trained tutors often use a more structured version, but the following tips can help you to try out the Three Ps when reading with your child at home.... Read more

Teens, homework and multi-tasking

Can kids really do their homework and multi-task? Parents around the world are divided on this. Half watch their teenagers sitting among a pile of books, ear buds in, computer on, TV humming in the background and think, "I wish I could multi-task like that". The others stride across the room, pull the plug on the distractions, and ask the age-old question: "How can you study with that on?" Somewhere along the line we seemed to have absorbed the idea that teenagers can multi-task perfectly because they're digital natives. Perhaps we read it... Read more


Sporting Success!

Congratulations to Jeremy S & Alex G who have been selected into the Sydney North Tennis Team to compete at the CHS Championships in March. Jeremy and Alex were members of the Open Boys Knockout Team who recently defeated Gosford High School to move into the second round! A fantastic effort boys!... Read more

School Resources & Publications

There are a number of essential school resources available to be viewed on this website, including Handbooks and Year 10, Preliminary and HSC Assessment Schedules. Select the following link to view these publications. Resources and Publications... Read more

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Wotz Up Wadalba?

At Wadalba Community School we are committed to taking a "zero tolerance" stance against bullying. Statistics suggest that one in four Australian students are affected by bullying. As a result we are proud to present "Wotz Up Wadalba" an interactive anti-bullying website that has been developed to support students and their parents/carers. We encourage you to explore our new website, in particular our Parents page which has some useful information and contacts. Students will be shown how to use the website during Welfare lessons. Most... Read more

Primary News

Use this link to navigate to Week 6, Term 1 Primary News! Primary Newsletters... Read more

Volunteer Adult Literacy Tutors

Do you have a couple of spare hours a week and would like to help an adult develop his/her language, literacy, numeracy and computer skills? Find out more information by contacting Penny Miller on 43482283 or Cathy Robinson on 43482277 at Gosford TAFE.... Read more

Secondary Homework Centre

As you may be aware Wadalba Community School offers secondary students a Homework Centre which runs after school each Wednesday afternoon between 2.45pm and 3.45pm in the Library. The Homework Centre is a place for students to complete homework, assignment tasks and also provides an opportunity for students to meet with teachers to discuss their work. It is important that students recognise that Homework Centre is not for socialising or playing games but for serious study. We do reserve the right to exclude students who do not follow the... Read more

Year 7 - Middle School Information

Please view the Year 7 Term 1 Newsletter for comprehensive information relating to the Middle School model of education and curriculum overview. Parents and caregivers are invited to a Student Progress Afternoon on Wednesday, 29 February between 2:45pm and 3:30pm. Further information can be obtained by downloading the PDF link below or by accessing the Calendar. Information & RSVP (pdf, 202 KB)... Read more

Education Tax Refund 2012

Don't forget to keep all your receipts from back-to-school expenses so that you can take advantage of the Education Tax Refund. The refund gives eligible parents and caregivers a 50 per cent refund on a range of primary and secondary school education expenses, including school uniforms. For the 2011-2012 financial year you may be eligible for the following: Primary school child You can claim a maximum of $818 for each of your primary school children – that is a refund of up to $409. Secondary school student You can claim a maximum of $1,636... Read more

Love 2 Read 2012

'Love 2 Read'

National Year of Reading 2012 ‘Love2Read' see the various events by linking to: Secondary Library news is now accessible under the Secondary Classes menu tab. Current news items for students and parents can be access be selecting the PDF links below. Student Newsletter (pdf, 350 KB) Parent Newsletter (pdf, 316 KB)... Read more

Year 11 Parent Information Evening

Parents, carers and students are invited to attend this information evening on Wednesday, 15 February commencing at 5pm in the Library. Please click on the PDF link below for further information. Year 11 Information Evening (pdf, 117 KB)... Read more

Hearing Impairment Support Information

Deaf and hearing impaired students in mainstream settings are supported by an Itinerant Support Teacher – Hearing (ISTH). This service is part of the Department of Education and Communities (DEC). An ISTH is based at Wadalba Community School supporting deaf and hearing impaired students and their teachers. Further information about the ISTH service is provided in the attached pamphlet. ISTH Information Pamphlet (pdf, 580 KB)... Read more

Week 2, Term 1 Primary News Uploaded!

To navigate to the Primary Newsletter: Select the "Our School" tab from the horizontal menu bar (above) Select the "Primary Newsletters" tab from the vertical menu bar (to the left) Select the "Primary Newsletter 2012" tab from the vertical menu bar Select the PDF file on the homepage to view the document "Primary Newsletter Week 2, Term I" Please contact administration if you encounter difficulties.... Read more

Primary Meet the Teacher Evening

Select the PDF link for detailed information. Meet the Teacher Informatio (pdf, 99 KB)... Read more

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Back-to-school support

A suite of resources, including the School A to Z website and the annual back-to-school hotline, is available to help parents prepare for the new school year. School A to Z website The School A to Z website provides you with practical help to get involved and support your children's learning and includes a webcast on the theme of ‘Getting off to a great start at school'. The School A to Z webcast answers commonly asked questions that range from how to motivate children for learning, to tips on how to manage technology use at home, bullying,... Read more

Building your child's vocabulary

Some ideas to use at home to build your child's vocabulary. Vocabulary Information (pdf, 2378 KB)... Read more