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Uniform Shop School Holiday Opening Hours 2015

Wednesday 21/1/2015 9.00am - 1.00pm Thursday 22/1/2015 2.30pm - 5.30pm Friday 23/1/2015 10.00am - 12.00pm... Read more

Banish sunburn

Over exposure to UV radiation from the sun in childhood or adolescence increases the risk of developing melanoma later in life. Teach your child how to apply sunscreen properly, and they'll be able to protect themselves even when you're not around. When the number hits 3, protect from UV. Check the daily UV alert in your local newspaper or at www.cancercouncil.com.au/sunsmart. A UV level of 1 or 2 will not damage most skin types, but a UV level of 3 or above can be harmful even on a cloudy day. Apply early. Sunscreen needs to be applied 20... Read more

Year 7 2015 Orientation Day

Wednesday 3 December is Year 7 Orientation Day. The uniform shop which is located in the Movement Studio near the canteen, will be open from 8am onwards for uniforms and book packs. The day starts at 9am and parents are welcome to stay from 9am to 9.30am for an informal chat and coffee. Could parents please arrive at 2.50pm to collect students, as the day will finish by 3pm. Any further queries or questions, please contact the Wadalba Community School.... Read more

How to get your child reading this summer!

Children who thrive in school tend to have one thing in common – they enjoy reading. It doesn't really matter what your child chooses to read, the important thing for primary-school kids is to encourage them to develop the habit of reading a little each day. With summer school holidays just around the corner, now is a good time to stock up on books from your local library that might interest your child. Series books are a great place to start. Reluctant readers and children who struggle with comprehension can find series books easier to enjoy,... Read more

Hosting gatecrasher-proof teenage parties

If your teen is planning an end-of-year get together with their mates, the NSW Police website MyNite.com.au has some excellent tips, including how to register your party to help prevent things getting out of hand. The number one tip is never to advertise a private party on Facebook or other social networks. Uninvited visitors are increasingly a problem at teenage parties. By giving the local police a heads-up at least 72 hours prior to the party, they'll be better prepared to help out if you need them to. There are obviously a lot of parties... Read more

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Busways bus route

Busway have change the some of the bus routes to school. Morning bus 9, morning bus 2 and morning bus 91. Please check the link to find out more. Updated bus routes (pdf 1028 KB).... Read more

What parents should know about Instagram

It's hard to keep up with all the social media platforms and apps our kids want to use. Instagram is currently one of the most popular social networks for school-aged children at the moment. It's a free, photo and video sharing mobile application and social network for people aged 13 years and over. There's no age-verification process though, so younger children can create an account pretty easily, sometimes without parents even knowing. Instagram say they'll remove under-age users' accounts if they are reported. Instagram has just published... Read more

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National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

The fifth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence will be held on Friday, 20 March 2015. This annual day provides a focus for all schools to say Bullying. No Way! and to strengthen their existing everyday messages that bullying and violence at school are not okay at any time. We are encouraging students, teachers and parents to wear orange on Friday 20th March.... Read more

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Central Coast Student Voice Alliance Logo Competition

Entry form and infromation (pdf 270 KB) The closing date for entry is Friday the 30th of October (end of week 4). Student leaders and ambassadors will judge the winning entry. The winner will receive a gift voucher and their logo will be submitted for the final judging at the next Student Voice Alliance Conference in November. See Miss Morgan for more details. Present entry as a hard copy to the school office with the following attached.... Read more

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Science Camp

Science camp will be held on Monday 10 November to Wednesday 12 November at Stanwell Tops. Please see the attached permission note. Science Camp note (pdf 103 KB)... Read more

Managing depression in children

One in four kids over the age of 12 has significant depressive symptoms. For girls, depression generally appears between the ages of 11 through to about 14. For boys, depression generally appears between 12 and 16. Signs your child may be suffering from depression If you see a number of these problems starting to develop, it's time to ask the question, could this be a more significant emotional disturbance than general teenage moodiness or attitude? A persistently bad, often irritable mood withdrawal not experiencing pleasure not reacting to... Read more

When older kids struggle with reading

When older kids struggle to read and write, the issue can become fraught for the whole family. Parents can lose their patience and blame the child or themselves and the child loses their confidence and begins shying away from reading at all. Grades fall and interest in school can flag. Kids who struggle to read often try to hide it from teachers and parents, and develop unhelpful strategies, which only exacerbate the problems. Ways to encourage effective reading in older children Ask your child what subjects they would like to read about.... Read more

"Tell Them From Me"

"Tell Them From Me" We are continuing to collect reflections and ideas from parents, students and staff to assist us develop our next three year plan for the school. We are hoping to get as many parents/ families as possible to complete the parent survey to provide us with this important perspective on how we can support our kids. We have been fortunate to have been working with a Canadian expert on student engagement, Dr Doug Willms. Doug does a lot of work for the OECD and has developed a survey for students and a survey for parents to... Read more

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Cinema Under the Stars

Wadalba Community School SRC and Wadalba Rural Fire Service present: "Cinema Under the Star Movie- Aladdin Date: 13th September 2014 Tickets: Child- $5 Adult- $10 Family- Starting from $25 Time: Gates Open at 5pm Movie starts at 7pm Bring along blankets or chairs and enjoy a variety of tasty treats This is a family event and only sealed bottled water will be permitted Please note that security will be present and bag searches will occur on entry Tickets can be purchased from the front office or at the gate on the night Tickets on sale from... Read more

Managing exam stress

As students prepare for end-of-year exams, child psychologist Kimberley O'Brien, from Sydney's Quirky Kid Clinic, has some good advice to help families manage pre-exam stress. "Stress isn't necessarily a bad thing – adrenalin can be useful in helping kids stay on track, study longer and finish tasks more quickly," Kimberley says. "The problems arise when it takes over and your teenager starts to feel overwhelmed and even isolated." In a perfect world, your teenager will have organised their study and revision into manageable chunks... Read more

Nurturing the artist in your child

Your child may not go on to become a famous musician, actor, dancer, filmmaker or artist. But by nurturing the artist in your child you can help them grow up able to think for themselves, problem solve and work out different ways to do things. They'll also be better able to see different points of view, communicate and express their feelings in different ways. Here are some top tips: Stimulate your child's senses - Provide opportunities for your child to experience different sights, smells, sensations and sounds. These sensory activities are... Read more

Subject Selection Yr9 & Yr11 2015 Expo

Subject selection Expo for year 9 and year 11 2015. Date: 6 August 2004 Time: Year 9 will start 5.00pm to 6.00pm. Year 11 will start 6.00pm to 7.00pm. The Expo will be held in the Gym.... Read more

Yr 11 2015 Subject Selection Interviews

Year 11 2015 are having Subject Selection interviews on Thursday 14 August and Friday 15 August. Please see attachment for more information. Subject selection info. (pdf 38 KB)... Read more

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BBQ

Community Spirit

Working with local businesses and community to foster neighbourly spirit. One of the student action teams for term 3, led with passion by our school captain Cory, are raising awareness and funds for https://www.redkite.org.au/ . Thanks to our local businesses for the invitation and generosity.... Read more

Entertainment Book 2014-2015

2014-2015 Entertainment Books now available form the Administration Office. See attach form to order on line from Wadalba Community School. Entertainment Book form 1 (pdf 374 KB)Entertainment Book form2 (pdf 387 KB) Entertainment has gone Digital. Please see attached forms to find out more. Entertainment Digital (pdf 271 KB) Smart phones (pdf 18 KB)... Read more

Zumba Fitness

WADALBA COMMUNITY SCHOOL PRIMARY HALL TUESDAY NIGHT – 7.30 PM PLEASE CALL IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND Debbie: 0449 992 837 Fun, laughter, fitness $10 per class – 10th class free Uncomplicated footwork – you can do it! Email: deb.scott@bigpond.com Website: http://debbiejames.zumba.com/... Read more

Homework Centre

During term 3 students are able to elect to attend the Homework Centre or attend a Seminar on a Wednesday afternoon. Please see Mrs Hancock if you wish to attend one of the seminars. Students can also elect to attend the Homework Centre to access the computers or the assistance of volunteer teachers as per the roster attached. Homework Centre roster (pdf 220 KB)... Read more

Building your child's reading skills

Here are some simple tips to encourage your child to become a strong reader and a book lover for the rest of their lives. Share a book at home Children love to hear a story read aloud. Try reading with different voices, lots of emotion, invented sound effects and funny faces. Change the tone in your voice and vary its loudness or softness. Have fun and enjoy it. It's a good idea to practise reading before sharing a book. Listen to your child talk about the story and the pictures. Try asking your child which parts of the books they found... Read more

Building your child's reading skills

Here are some simple tips to encourage your child to become a strong reader and a book lover for the rest of their lives. Share a book at home Children love to hear a story read aloud. Try reading with different voices, lots of emotion, invented sound effects and funny faces. Change the tone in your voice and vary its loudness or softness. Have fun and enjoy it. It's a good idea to practise reading before sharing a book. Listen to your child talk about the story and the pictures. Try asking your child which parts of the books they found... Read more

Parent and Teacher interviews book online

To book a interview for your child with the teacher please go to the link provided. Parent & Teacher interviews (pdf 134 KB)... Read more

WCS AFTERNOON ROUTE 78 BUS SERVICE

Commencing Monday 21st July 2014, JohnsRd will be closed between Pollock Ave and Orchid Way due to Council road works. Route Service 78will now operate via the directions shown below: Route Service 78departing from Wadalba High School (Orchid Way) at 2:35pm will operate via Orchid Way (R)Van Stappen Rd (R)Figtree Blvd (L)Pacific Hwy then continues as normal directions to Wyong Station. If you require further information please contact our Wyong Depot on 4392 6666 or visit our Busways Website at www.busways.com.au.... Read more

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Congratulations to the U16's and Opens Rugby League Teams

It has been a big last two weeks for Wadalba Rugby League. On Wednesday the 18 June the Open Boys Rugby League side won a nail biting University Shield Central Coast Final against Brisbane Waters 36-32 in Golden Point extra time. This was then followed up on Wednesday 25 June by the U16's All Schools side that also defeated Brisbane Waters 12 - 6 to progress to the State Finals on the 29 July at St Mary's, Penrith. Well done to all the players, parents and supporters who have come down and watched the Possums play so far this year your support... Read more

School holiday break

The school holiday break is from Monday 30 June to Friday 11 July. School resumes on Monday 14 July for staff and students will return on Tuesday 15 July.... Read more

Too sick to go to school?

Sometimes it's hard to know if your child is really coming down with something or just suffering a bout of Mondayitis. For safety's sake, if your child seems unwell you should always keep them home from school and seek medical advice. However, if they miraculously recover by 11:00am, ready to race around the backyard, keeping them in bed all day may send the message that staying home isn't nearly as much fun as going to school. The School A to Z website's Too Sick For School? chart will help answer your questions about common childhood illness... Read more

Camp

Gibberagong Environmental Education Centre camp

Year 11 Geography had a rewarding and enjoyable overnight camp at Gibberagong Environmental Education Centre in the Ku-ring-gai Chase national park on Thursday the 12th and Friday the 13th Of June. They conducted some fieldwork related to the biophysical Interctions part of their stage 6 course. To combine some exercise and relaxation with their learning, they canoeed along Cowan Creek to observe the interactions from another perspective. Excellent learning activity and lots of engaged students!... Read more

Hometown Write Up

'Hometown Write Up'

Congratulations Kiara Burns for winning the secondary category 'Hometown Write Up' in this month's Deadly Vibe magazine. Well done!... Read more

Mrs Moir

‘Crazy Healthy Food’

On behalf of the Primary students and staff we would like to thank Mrs Moir for the amazing job she did designing and painting the ‘Crazy Healthy Food' mural in the Primary. It has made a huge difference to the Primary area. We love having something so bright and colourful to look at every day. If you haven't seen it yet come down and check it out. You won't be disappointed. Thank you again Mrs Moir... Read more

Portraiture Unit

Portraiture Unit

Visual Arts students in Yr7 & 8 are coming to the end of their Portraiture Unit. They are working on mixed media compositions that reflect them and their world. These portraits incorporate watercolours, pastels, ink, lead and wax crayon. They are vibrant and emotive, indicating a large talent pool. See you in Elective Art next year!... Read more

Wadaba Primary debating team are showing what strong competitors they are by winning their first 2 rounds of the Premier's Debating Challenge against Jilliby PS and Kanwal PS Zephyrn, Claudia, Kaylem and Alex are proving to be the team to beat!!

Primary Debating Team

Wadaba Primary debating team are showing what strong competitors they are by winning their first 2 rounds of the Premier's Debating Challenge against Jilliby PS and Kanwal PS. Zephyrn, Claudia, Kaylem and Alex are proving to be the team to beat!!... Read more

Year 9 Camp

Attention Year 9 Camp notes have been issued to all Year 9 students this week. If you have not received a note please see Miss White in the Middle School Staff room to collect one. The first deposit it due on the 17th August. http://www.adventureland.com.au/?page=activities&des=water... Read more

Impact presentation

On Monday the 16th June students from Years 7 to Year 10 will be participating in a presentation run by Motivational Media called Impact. Impact is a presentation that contains powerful images and messages about the value of planning for ou r lives and making good choices in relationships with others. The songs, stories and comments in the presentation focus on the influence that we as individuals have on those around us. All students are expected to attend this presentation that will go for one period per year group. The cost of the... Read more

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Sorting fact from fiction

You can't always trust what you read when researching information for homework, assignments or projects. Here are ways your child can tell a good website - or any document - from a bad one. Reader beware With so much information on the web and no-one responsible for fact checking, students need to look out for: bias and hidden agendas factual errors outdated information information which is country specific commercially motivated information. Play the detective Colleen Foley is a curriculum adviser who helps school librarians with the NSW... Read more

First Prize

Reconciliation Art Work

Congratulations!!!! Today WCS took out first prize in the Indigenous and non-Indigenous Collaborative Reconciliation 7-12 School Project at the Gosford Regional Gallery. We would like to recognise the tireless work of Brett Parker and the students, staff and parents of Wadalba Community School. The creation of the artwork "Home" saw the artists ‘walk the talk' and brought together Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. The exhibition is on until July the 13th.... Read more

Surviving the HSC

If your child is studying for the HSC, you're probably feeling the stress too. Many parents want to help but don't want to interfere. As well as pre-exam tension, there are other common factors that can make life seem even more challenging for the whole family. Year 12 is often the year when students: lose interest in school develop an intense relationship with a boyfriend or girlfriend get their driver's licence experiment with legal or illegal drugs have a part-time job develop an eating disorder suffer from depression. If any of these... Read more

WCS School Groups Photo Orders

Final date for orders is Friday the 13 June 2014. CAPA GATS Music CAPA GATS Visual Arts Production Unit Didgeridoo Group Hutchinson Individual TSP McBreen Rose Senior SRC Year 7/8 TSP Rugby League Year 9/10 TSP Rugby League Netball TSP Touch TSP Year 12 Leaders Junior SRC To preview and order group photos you must visit www.advancedlife.com.au Enter the code WVB 8VX E7B Select "Browse group photos" Select the photos you wish to purchase View Shopping Cart Trolley and follow the prompts Photos are $14... Read more

WCS P&C Pie Drive

We are running our annual Pie and Lamington drive. Thompson's Pies are providing us with a lovely selection of pies, lamingtons and cakes for our pie drive. All money raised will go towards helping our school – at the moment, our goal is to raise money to put towards computer tablets to be shared amongst our primary classrooms to assist our children with their learning. Feel free to collect orders on behalf of your family and friends. Additional order forms will be made available on the School website, Office and the School Facebook page. All... Read more

Canteen

Art Attack

A Mural Squad commandeered the Primary Canteen site today and commenced work on another colourful public art piece. Drawing inspiration from healthy eating practices, the wall will be adorned with huge and happy fruits and vegetables. The design will tie in with lessons on nutrition and competitions for all stages. Stay tuned!... Read more

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The Skateboard Art project

The skateboard Art project has started! The boys have been exploring the notion of reconciliation by combining their artistic talents, narrative and skating. The project is a partnership between Wyong Shire Council and our school. The aim of this project is to celebrate and showcase Aboriginal culture through art and storytelling in collaboration with emerging Aboriginal artist Grant Molony, Aboriginal elder Jenni McEwen and Youth Worker Allan Ives. Students' work will be exhibited at The Entrance Gallery, along with the work of students from... Read more

Social media, kids and privacy

Regardless of your child's age, the world may already know a lot more about them than you suspect. According to recent research: 92% of children under the age of two have a digital presence (it starts with proud parents posting newborn baby photos on Facebook or Instagram) a quarter of Australian children aged between eight and 12 use Facebook, despite the minimum age for a user being 13 more than 20 per cent of tweens publish photos of themselves on the photo-sharing website Instagram young people between the ages of 14 and 19 have an... Read more

What parents need to know about Kik

It seems that every few months a new social media platform or mobile app emerges and becomes popular with young people in our school community. Suddenly "everyone" is on it, according to our children. It's hard for most adults to keep up. Many parents will have recently heard about Kik Messenger and are wondering if it's safe for children. Here are some facts from the School A to Z website's technology guide: What is Kik Messenger? Kik Messenger is a free texting app available on iPhone, iPad, Ipod touch, Android, Windows, Samsung Galaxy and... Read more

Wadalba Poultry at the Royal Easter Show

The school entered six different classes for our poultry at this year's Royal Easter show. These competition classes included Steggles meat birds in both male and female classes, the Hy-Line commercial egg laying, Soft feather large both cock and hen, Soft feather true bantam hen, twelve eggs hen one colour and twelve eggs bantam, one colour. From these 10 chooks and two dozen eggs we were able to achieve a third place for the Ancona hen in the large breeds and a second place for the Ancona cock in the large breeds and a first place in the egg... Read more

Year 11 Study Skills Day

Year 11 Study Skills Day at the Outdoor Education at Morisett. For more information see the attached form and permission note. Year 11 study day forms (docx 43 KB)... Read more

Notice from Coles re Car Park Usage

Dear Parents Recently I have received a number of complaints from customers about not being able to get a park during school days from 2.30pm and 3.30pm. As we are a part of the local community we understand the need to have a safe place to be able to pick up and drop off your child and that our car park does provide such a environment. As we carefully balance the needs of the school community and the other customers we have put in the following measures and ask for your assistance in following them. 1. Whenever the School Zone is in operation... Read more

"Shaping your Future" excursion

"Shaping your Future" excursion Purpose of the excursion: This skateboard Art Project is a partnership between Wyong Shire Council's Aboriginal Art project and Wadalba Community School. The aim of this project is to strengthen students' culture identity, celebrate and showcase Aboriginal culture through art and storytelling in collaboration with emerging Aboriginal artist, Grant Molony, Aboriginal elder, Jenni McEwen and Shaping your Future facilitator, Allan Ivers. See attached forms for more information. Shaping your Future forms (pdf 233 KB)... Read more

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Central Coast Science and Engineering Challenge

On Wednesday 2 April, 18 students from 10Sc1 represented Wadalba Community School at the Central Coast Science and Engineering Challenge at the Central Coast Youth Centre in Niagara Park. Our students were split into 8 groups and they had a great time being challenged with practical problem solving tasks. The students won 5 events from a possible 10 activities which truly highlighted how talented and motivated our students are. Overall, the students from Wadalba came second. All the kids and I had a fantastic day. Bring on 2015!!!... Read more

Local Health Services Directory for the Central Coast

Need to find a GP or a late night chemist near you? Or a specialist located close to home? Visit the new online Central Coast Health Directory for a comprehensive list of health professionals near you. This free, easy to use directory contains a list of local: Doctors surgeries Chemists Specialist allied health professionals (e.g.physiotherapists, psychologists, chiropractors) Medical specialists (e.g. paediatricians, dermatologists, cardiologists, neurologists) Hospitals and emergency departments Dentists Aged care facilities Aboriginal... Read more

Busways route changes Bus 1, 10 and 11

Bus 1 Afternoon (pdf 7 KB) Bus 1 Morning (pdf 7 KB) Bus 10 Morning (pdf 7 KB) Bus 11 Afternoon (pdf 7 KB)... Read more

The benefits of team sports

Winter sports are getting underway and many parents will soon be getting out of bed early on cold weekend mornings to transport their children to sports fields across town. The good news is that even if your child's team never scores goal, they're benefitting significantly from simply being active and involved. The long list of benefits for your child includes the development of: cooperation and teamwork skills leadership skills respect for teammates, opponents and officials a sense of belonging and team membership social interaction skills... Read more

Red Bus Service

Message from Red Bus Service Students are required to present Bus Passes when boarding Buses morning and afternoon. Failure to present Bus Passes could result in students being charged an appropriate fare. Students who are traveling to places other than home (ie friends, shops, Work, grandparents, after school care, etc) are required to pay the appropriate fare. School Bus Passes are for travel to and from school and home only Please contact Red Bus Service Bateau Bay for any further information.... Read more

Parents driving into carpark

In the interest of safety, parents are asked not to drive into the staff car park to drop off their children. This car park is for staff and students with disabilities. In the last week there have been a number of times when the safety of students has been compromised. There is a ‘drop off' zone at the front of the school which is a much safer option.... Read more

Central Coast Arts and Media Competition

38 Visual Arts and Photography students will have their works on display for the Central Coast Arts and Media Cometition as a part of the Easter Festival at Wyong Baptist Church Friday night, 4 April. There are some big cash prizes on offer and will be awarded from 6-10pm Friday night. Good luck to all our students.... Read more

A taste of harmony cookbook

This year to celebrate Harmony Day our Primary students enjoyed ‘A Taste of Harmony'. During the week of 17-23 March each class studied a different culture and had the opportunity to cook and taste some of their national cuisines. Here is the cookbook that our classes compiled after their cooking experiences. Bon appetit! A Taste of harmony cookbook (pdf 4168 KB)... Read more

Sports Selections For Term 2

Sports Selections for Term 2 will be opening on moodle tomorrow Wednesday 2/4/14 at 10am. Students are to follow usual procedure regarding choices. Please see the PE staff if you have any concerns.... Read more

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Anti-Bullying Day

Anti-Bullying day

A symbolic release of orange balloons was attended by Principal Jason McGrath and federal member Karen McNamara today at our very bright, full school assembly. The release marked the schools support of Anti-Bullying Day where staff and stud ... ents also joined in by wearing wristbands and the colour orange. WCS has a zero tolerance policy towards bullying and harassment. Our Wellbeing Team and "Wotz Up, Wadalba?" website can help with strategies and support should the need arise. Speaking up can be difficult but together we can make a stand.... Read more

Meeting your child’s teacher

Meeting teachers to discuss your child's progress or behaviour can be daunting, but there's no need to feel anxious. Remember, you and the school are partners in your child's learning. Whether it's regular parent -teacher interviews or a one-off request for a chat, these useful tips will help you get the most out of your meeting. Do your homework Take a few minutes before your meeting to jot down any questions or comments you have. Go with the right attitude Try to approach the interview with a positive and relaxed attitude. Don't be afraid to... Read more

Busways morning school Bus 3

Commencing Monday 31 March 2014, there will be a change to the directions of Busways Morning School Bus 3 departing from Tuggerawong Road and Jensen Road at 7:26am via Wyongah to Wadalba Community School. School Bus 3 departing from Tuggerawong Road (Left) Murrawal Road, Johns Road, (Right) Orchid Way (Right) Van Stappen Rd the (Left) into Wadalba Community School at 7:41. Please note: Students that load in Kilpa Road, Wahroonga Road and Louisiana Road will now catch Morning School Bus 1 that departs from Pollock Avenue and Johns Road at... Read more

NSW Combined High Schools Tennis team.

Congratulations to Jeremy Slee in Year 12 for being selected in the NSW Combined High Schools Tennis team. Jeremy will compete in the NSW All School's Championships in Bathurst on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th of March. Jeremy gained selection in the team after a successful Sydney North campaign where he was ranked number 1. We wish Jeremy all the best of luck as he takes on the best tennis players from across the state.... Read more

Zone swimming carnival

Zone Swimming Carnival

It was a very successful Zone Swimming Carnival at Mingara Recreation Club on the 26thof February. Wadalba took a strong swimming team and competed against local schools from the Central Coast. There were many students who swam Personal Bests and gave their best effort throughout the carnival. However, it is important to acknowledge the achievement of Year 7 student Haylee Bernsdorff. Haylee produced an exceptional performance in the 12 years girls swimming events which included: It was a very successful Zone Swimming Carnival at Mingara... Read more

Open Boys and Girls Volleyball

A big congratulation goes out to the opens boys and girls Volleyball teams who won their round 2 matches against Wyong HS on Thursday. Both teams work cohesively generating some entertaining skills and passages of play to beat their more fancied opponents by 3 sets to NIL. A big shout out to the boys who made the 2014 area finalists look as though they were playing volleyball for the first time. The girls go onto round 3 plays TLSC while the boys will play either Lisarow or Kariong.... Read more

The most important skill to teach your child

One common trait all successful adults have is resilience. The ability to bounce back from disappointment is something we have the opportunity to teach our children every day. As our kids constantly remind us, life isn't always fair. Is it a parent's role to constantly try to make life fair? How do we balance the desire to shelter and protect our children with the need to teach them how to cope with life's disappointments? The School A to Z website asked top teachers all over NSW for their tips for parents on developing resilience so children... Read more

Open Boy’s 9’s Rugby League

On Wednesday 5thMarch the Open Boy's 9 a side team travelled down to Norford Park, Sefton to participate in the 1stNSWRL Schoolboy 9's competition. Wadalba was placed in a pool with Springwood HS, Miller Technology and our Central Coast rivals Brisbane Waters. The first pool game saw Wadalba play Springwood HS and the boys showed there class and dominance with a 30-0 win. Our second game was against Miller Technology which we won 32-4 on the back of some brutal defence. The final pool game was against Central Coast rivals Brisbane Waters and... Read more

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Wadalba Community School Selective Test Year 7 2015

Selective Test 2015 (pdf 214 KB) This test will be held at Wadalba Community School on THURSDAY MARCH 20TH 2014 commencing at 9.00am. (Students will need to be at the school by 8.30am.) The test will take two hours. Students will be available for pick up after 11.00am. Complete a permission note pay $18.70 to the administration staff at Wadalba Community School by Monday 3 March 2014. Entries after this date will not be accepted as the test needs to be ordered. If you are wishing your child to sit the test but are unable to make this payment... Read more

Year 7 progress afternoon tea

Just a reminder about the Year 7 progress afternoon being held at Wadalba Community School on Wednesday 5 March. This will be held in the Movement Studio and will start at 4.00pm -5.00pm.... Read more

Help with your child's homework in one click

The School A to Z app has been created by the NSW Department of Education to help parents and their school-aged children, wherever and whenever they have homework and study questions. It's available free for Android and Apple mobile devices, and is an essential tool containing: English A to Z - more than 350 definitions of commonly used English terms from primary and high school. Each word has an easy-to-understand definition based on the current school curriculum, with illustrations and help sheets explaining the rules of grammar. Maths A to... Read more

Local Health Services Directory

Need to find a GP or a late night chemist near you? Or a specialist located close to home? Visit the new online Central Coast Health Directory for a comprehensive list of health professionals near you. This free, easy to use directory contains a list of local: Doctors surgeries Chemists Specialist allied health professionals (e.g. physiotherapists, psychologists, chiropractors) Medical specialists (e.g. paediatricians, dermatologists, cardiologists, neurologists) Hospitals and emergency departments Dentists Aged care facilities Aboriginal... Read more

Planning for success in 2014

Each year in high school brings new academic and personal challenges for parents and their teens. The School A to Z website has created a year-by-year guideto help you navigate the challenges and decisions your child will face as they commence Years 7,8,9,10,11 and 12. For example, if your child is commencing Year 8 or 10, they'll need to start thinking now about the electives they want to choose later in the year. All students can use a helping hand learning organisational and planning skills, regardless of whether they're settling into Year... Read more

Help your child plan for success this year

One of the most valuable ways you can support your child's education is to help them learn how to organise themselves and plan their time. It starts as early as Kindergarten, when they need to plan going to the toilet at lunch and recess and bring things to school for different activities on certain days. By the time they're in Year 6, they've hopefully taken on much of the responsibility of scheduling their afternoons to accommodate sports, homework and other obligations. Most children find planning easier to understand when... Read more

Homework Centre

The Homework Centre will start on the 26/2/ 2014 which is a Wednesday afternoon from 2.45 -3.45 in the library. Students are able to complete their homework or assignments. Access to school computers is also provided. You do not need to register just turn up at the library after school on a Wednesday. Homework Centre will start again in week 4.... Read more