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Uniform Shop Holiday Opening Hours

The uniform shop will be open in January on the following dates and times: Monday 23rd January 9:00am - 1:00pm Tuesday 24th January 9:30am - 12:30pm Wednesday 25th January 10:00am - 12:00pm The uniform shop is located in the movement studio adjacent to the high school gymnasium. Access is via the rear car park located off Van Stappen Road. Please also find attached a new pricelist for uniforms and stationary. Pricelist 2016 - 2017 (pdf 939 KB)... Read more

2017 Student Timetables

The 2017 Student Timetables will go live on Sentral, Friday 27th January, 2017 which is Staff Development Day. Students can access Sentral at http://web1.wadalba-c.schools.nsw.edu.au If there are any concerns regarding the timetable please do not hesitate to contact your child's Year Advisor on Monday 30th January... Read more

End of Term Payments

Dear Parents and Caregivers Friday, 16th December 2016 is the last day we will be accepting and processing payments for 2016. The Administration Team would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a safe holiday.... Read more

Primary Presentation Day 2016

K-12 Presentation Day Award Recipients

We take great pride in celebrating the Academic Achievements of our students and the wonderful contributions made by our staff and community members. Another great year at Wadalba Community School. Congratulations to all recipients.... Read more

2017 Canteen Price List High School

High School Menu (pdf 1230 KB)... Read more

Evacuation Drill

Evacuation Drill Each term we practice our emergency drills under a variety of conditions. Today we conducted a practice evacuation. As always we evaluate our drills to learn how we can improve our systems. Thank you to our students for the way they conducted themselves.... Read more

Dates To Remember

Monday 5th December - Year 6 Final Assembly Tuesday 6th December - Year 7, 2017 Orientation Day (Please see attached document on the calendar) Wednesday 7th December - Volunteer Morning Tea 10.30am in the Kindergarten Classrooms - Pizza Day lunch for primary $5.00 Thursday 8th December - Stop Work Meeting. Stop Work Meeting (pdf 411 KB) Friday 9th December - High School Presentation Day 9.00am High School gym Monday 12th December - Primary Presentation Day 9.00am in the High School gym Tuesday 13th December - Primary reports sent home... Read more

Year 12 Results Breakfast

Results Breakfast The Year 12 Cohort is invited to attend a 'Results Breakfast' on Thursday 15th December from 8:00am. This is an opportunity for students to meet with their teachers after receiving their HSC results and enjoy a barbeque breakfast. We would encourage all students to attend. It would also be appreciated if those students who are receiving an ATAR would advise the school of their ATAR once the results have been announced. End of Year Procedure Reminder All Year 12 students are required to complete a school clearance after their... Read more

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Crossroads Survey

Attention: Year 12 Students and Families 'Crossroads' for Yr12 WCS Have your say! Year 12 Retreat Crossroads (pdf 655 KB) Students, Parents and Carers of Yr12, Wadalba Community School, are invited to complete the following survey to assist in designing an appropriate Crossroads Day for our Yr12 students. Crossroads is a program designed to help senior students address issues of health, safety and wellbeing. Please click on the link below to answer a few short questions. Survey Monkey... Read more

NovemberReturn to top

Jess Black

AUTHOR VISIT - NEXT WEEK Thursday, 1st December Jess Black is an Australian author of children's books. She has over thirty junior fiction books published and two picture books. Jess is the co-author of the hugely successful Bindi Wildlife Adventure series, the RSPCA Animal Tales series and The Kaboom Kid series with David Warner. Jess has a six book fiction series called Keeper of the Crystals which came out in 2015. Book 5 and 6 are coming out in June / August 2017. Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, our author visit and... Read more

Year 10 Exams

Year 10 Exams (pdf 116 KB) Please see attached document regarding the Year 10 examination timetable... Read more

OctoberReturn to top
Road Safety Mural 2016

Road Safety Mural Collaboration

The great thing about Wadalba Community School is our commitment to strengthening our community ties for the benefit of all. In the case of our most recent Mural Project, the focus was on our younger community members and students, and their safety on our roads. This video showcases a partnership project between the Central Coast Council and Wadalba Community School. An interactive mural teaching children road safety. Please enjoy the attached clip documenting the project. Once again, our staff and students show their wonderful efforts and... Read more

2017 Resource Allocation Model funding

In October 2016, all NSW public schools will receive a 2017 Planned School Budget Allocation Report. The report will assist with the management of the total budget delivered to schools through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM). The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) methodology distributes funding based on the individual needs of students and schools. This gives schools greater flexibility to make local decisions. Learn more about the 2017 funding by visiting the Department's website. Watch a short animation about the important role of the RAM... Read more

Dates to Remember

26/10/16 - Kinder Orientation (pdf 354 KB) Bright Sparks - Years 5 and 6 P&C Meeting 6Pm Common Room 31/10/16 - K/1 Assembly 1.30PM Primary Hall 2/11/16 - Kinder Orientation (pdf 354 KB) Primary Disco 3/11/16 - Wadalba Cup Excursion (docx 88 KB) Music Count Us In - K - 6 4/11/16 - Ladies Night (pdf 695 KB) 7/11/16 - 3/4 Assembly 1.30PM Primary Hall 9/11/12 - Kinder Orientation (pdf 354 KB) 11/11/16 - Surf Fun Day (pdf 341 KB) 14/11/16 - 1/2 Assembly 1.30PM Primary Hall Dental Visit (pdf 1983 KB) 16/11/16 - Kinder Orientation (pdf 354 KB)... Read more

AMDC Dental

AMDC Dental (pdf 1983 KB)... Read more

Stage 3 C.A.R.E.S Excursion

C.A.R.E.S Excursion (pdf 99 KB)... Read more

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Year 12 2017 Jackets

Re: Year 12 senior Jackets for the 2017 cohort Year 12 students are entitled to purchase a Jacket or a Hoodie that they wear as part of their senior uniform. Please see attached letter and jackets. Letter (docx 144 KB)... Read more

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School Captains 2017

Congratulations School Captains 2017

Congratulations on their election to our new School Captains Brad and Taylah and Vice Captains Riley and Tamika.... Read more

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John Lincoln Youth Community Service Award

Congratulations to our current school captain Jack Sampey who received a John Lincoln Youth Community Service Award during a ceremony held at Macquarie University. Jack was one of twenty-two students from all schools across the state to be recognised by The Order of Australia Association NSW Branch.... Read more

School Attendance

Missing school means your child misses out on vital information and maintaining learning routines. This can result in a loss of confidence and missing out on forming vital friendships. Attendance is recorded each day. As a parent or caregiver you are responsible for ensuring your child attends school every day, including sports days unless your child: ¿ has an unavoidable medical or dental appointment (preferably these should be made after school or during holidays) ¿ is required to attend a recognised religious holiday ¿ is required to attend... Read more

Primary Debating 2016

Primary Debating Team

Congratulations to our Primary Debating Team for winning their debate in the first knockout round of the Regional Championships.... Read more

BUSWAYS TWU STRIKE CANCELLED FOR MONDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2016

Please note that we have just received notification from Busways that the strike scheduled for Monday 5th September 2016 has been cancelled and all Busways services will run as normal on this day. Please disregard all previous notifications.... Read more

Coastal Liner Bus Services Information

Coastal Liner Info (pdf 249 KB)... Read more

Busways service disruption Monday 5 September 2016

BUSWAYS UPDATE: Bus drivers' strike on the Central Coast on Monday 5 September Busways held an enterprise negotiation meeting today with delegates from the Transport Workers Union (TWU) as part of our continued efforts to avert industrial action whilst a new agreement is negotiated. The TWU has determined to continue with industrial action from Friday 2 September. The planned industrial action will have the following impact: On Friday 2 September TWU members will not turn on Opal card readers for customers and will... Read more

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Practice Drill

Each term we practice our emergency drills. Thank you to our students for the way they conducted themselves in today's drill. As always, our organising team will evaluate the drill to refine our processes.... Read more

Subject Selection Booklet - Stage 5, 2017

Please find the Subject Selection Booklet attached Subject Selection Booklet (pdf 4390 KB)... Read more

Ms Sanday receiving BOSTES award

Congratulations Ms Sanday for receiving BOSTES award

http://news.bostes.nsw.edu.au/blog/2016/8/11/bostes-celebrates-nsw-top-teachers... Read more

Science Week Enrichment Activites

Please find attached information and invitation regarding our Science Week Enrichment Activities Day for Year 6 students attending Wadalba Community School in 2017. Science Week Activities (docx 140 KB)... Read more

Subject Selection Expo 2016

Students and Parents/Carers are invited to attend the Subject Selection Information Evening being held Subject Selection Details (pdf 60 KB) on Wednesday 10th August 2016. Please see attached note with all the details.... Read more

Subject Selection Booklet - Stage 6, 2017

Please find attached the Subject Selection Booklet for Stage 6, 2017Subject Selection Booklet - (pdf 4378 KB)... Read more

JulyReturn to top
Taiwanese Study Tour Group and host families

Welcome to Taiwanese Primary & Secondary Study Group

We welcome 10 primary and secondary students from Taiwan as part of a three week study group tour and cultural exchange. Thank you to our host families and student buddies. Follow their adventures Cultural Exchange .... Read more

New Kiss and Drop signage AM

New Kiss and Drop Zone in Mornings

New Kiss and Drop AM (pdf 282 KB) We continue to work with families and our neighbours to support road safety and reduce congestion for local businesses during drop off times. Thanks to the support of local council and bus company new signage has now been erected in the middle parking bay on the school side of Orchid Way allowing for kiss and drop in the mornings. When using the bay please be mindful to avoid banking of cars across the intersection and crossing. The middle parking bay remains a bus zone during the afternoon. We hope the change... Read more

NAIDOC 2016 Dance

NAIDOC K-12 2016

NAIDOC celebrations have been a fabulous success, both in Secondary and Primary. The Secondary assembly showcased our student rappers and Casey our SLSO and Kyle participated in traditional dance with the students. Our Didge group incorporated the Welcome to Country into their performance with Jack speaking in Darkinjung language. Our high school Aboriginal leaders taught the Primary students traditional Indigenous games which all students thoroughly enjoyed.... Read more

Stage 3 Central Coast Dance 2016

Stage 3 Central Coast Dance

Our wonderful stage 3 dance group performed two shows at the Central Coast Dance Festival after securing their spot through audition in early April. It's been months of hard work, dedication and perseverance giving up copious amounts of their recess and lunch times. This group performed their little hearts out and were commended by CCDF Staff on the quality of their performance. Thank you firstly to the students (you're all awesome!) and to families for their support.... Read more

Jaron Australian Rep

Congratulations Jaron - U15 Australian Schoolboys Rugby League Representative

Congratulations to Jaron on being selected in the Australian U15's Schoolboys team. This is an outstanding achievement and everyone at Wadalba is extremely proud. Go Jaron and go Possums!... Read more

JuneReturn to top

Year 9 Camp

What: Year 9 Camp Where: Adventureland Forster When: Term4, Week 3, Monday 24th October - Wednesday 26th October 2016 Mode of Travel: Bus Cost: $241.00 The cost of the camp can be paid for throughout Term 3. Deposit of $50.00 to be paid by Friday 5th August 2016. Consent forms to also be sent in at this time. Second instalment of $95.00 due by Friday 26th August 2016 Third and final instalment of $96.00 no later than Friday 16th September 2016 Year 9 Camp (pdf 147 KB)... Read more

Zone Athletics Carnival

Zone Athletics (pdf 157 KB) Please find attached the program for todays Zone Athletics Carnival at Mingara... Read more

Creative & Performing Arts Gifted & Talented Auditions

CAPA Application (pdf 409 KB) Students who apply for the Creative & Performing Arts Gifted and Talented Class need to demonstrate their current abilities, skills, knowledge and commitment to the Arts. Please see the attached note for the auditioning process and complete and return to Wadalba Community School Front Office by: 2.30pm Friday 22nd July 2016 You will have a confirmation of attendance for audition by 5.00pm Wednesday 3rd August 2016 via email. Only students that are currently zoned for Wadaba Community School are eligible to apply... Read more

Parent Teacher Interviews Years 7, 10 and 11

Parent Teacher Interviews for Years 7, 10 and 11 will be held on Wednesday 29th June, 3.00pm - 6.00pm in the High School Gym. Bookings close on Tuesday 28th June at 9am. Please see attached document for booking details. Parent Teacher Interviews (pdf 164 KB)... Read more

P&C Pie Drive 2016

P&C annual Pie Drive orders are now being taken via the attached order form 2016 Pie Drive Order Form (pdf 137 KB) or online via www.flexischools.com... Read more

MayReturn to top
Positive Year Assemblies T2

Positive Year Assemblies - secondary

Congratulations to award recipients at our Positive Year Assemblies. These assemblies are an opportunity to recognise student success and achievements. One of the awards presented is the Community Award. This award recognises students who are consistently demonstrating our core values of Respect, Responsibility and Excellence. Students who are selected for the award receive a certificate and a monetary gift of $50 which is kindly donated by a member of our school community. Well done to all of the students who received Faculty, Bronze and... Read more

Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews Year 8, 9 and 12

Year 8, 9 and 12 Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews When - Wednesday 8th June 2016 Time - 3.00pm - 6.00pm Where - WCS High School Gym You can book interviews at times that suit your family best. Go to www.schoolinterviews.com.au and follow the instructions School Event Code - y8ws9... Read more

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Creative Edge WCS@UoN

Students from HSC Music, Drama and Art, our Creative Edge group visited the Callaghan and Conservatorium campus of Newcastle University. The students workshopped, questioned, performed and viewed the range of opportunities at university. A special lecture from featured artist Shan Turner-Carroll was definitely a highlight of the day as well as getting to perform in the grand Conservatorium Concert Hall stage.... Read more

Kindy@Oakvale Farm

Kindy@Oakvale Farm

Kindergarten had a fabulous day at Oakvale Farm learning about lots of different farm creatures, getting up close and personal with reptiles and feeding baby animals. Students will be recounting our day, describing some of the animals we saw, heard and felt and sharing in some creative writing. Thank you to our parent helpers who went well and truly above what was required. Excursions like this would not be possible without your support and assistance.... Read more

CAPA GATS Picasso

CAPA GATS

The art rooms were busy this week, CAPA GATS painting the facial details into their miniature clay heads and Yr9 channeling Picasso into their Semester 1 portraits.... Read more

School Evacuation Drill

Dear Parents/Caregivers, Today all students and staff of Wadalba Community School participated in a school evacuation drill. This drill was successfully carried out and we are very pleased with everyone's co-operation. Thankyou... Read more

Coles Car Park

We have received a letter from the General Counsel of the owners of the Coles car park site requesting us to notify our community that the Coles car park is not to be used as a student drop-off or pick-up point. We are continuing to work with Wyong Council and Roads and Maritimes Service to seek enhancements, such as employment of the Crossing Guard Supervisor, to alleviate issues related to road safety and access. We hope to have some additional improvements available shortly. We appreciate your ongoing support for road safety and... Read more

Wadalba Community School Trivia Night

Trivia Night Wednesday 15th June 2016. Tables of 10 @ $10 each person Please see attached flyer for further details WCS Trivia Night (pdf 674 KB)... Read more

Parent Online Payments

Instructions for Online Pay (pdf 165 KB) Did you know that you can make payments to your child's school online? We have launched a new online payment portal linked to your school's website to make it easier for you to pay for school related payments. This is a secure payment page hosted by Westpac. What expenses can be paid online? Voluntary School Contributions Subject Contributions Excursions Sport Creative and Practical Arts Sales to Students Other When? This payment method will go live on 6 May 2016. How? Log onto School site at... Read more

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Year 7 Camp - Final Payment

The final instalment for the Year 7 Camp is due by close of business, Monday 2nd May 2016. As our EFTPOS facilities are still down this payment will need to be made in cash please. If you are unsure how much is still owing please do not hesitate to contact the administration office and one of our lovely ladies will be able to assist you.... Read more

Advanced Life Photography

Advanced Life Group Photo's Now Available

Group Photo's are now available to view and order online. Please see information below... Read more

Inactive School Opal cards throughout these school holidays

We have received some important information from Transport NSW in relation to School Opal cards throughout these school holidays. Please note that with most school holidays starting on 11 April, School Opal cards, including School Term Bus Passes, will not be enabled for travel on weekends or during this school holiday period. School Opal cards will be reactivated at the commencement of term two on 26 April. Students who currently have a School Term Bus Pass, that is due to expire after term one, will also receive an email notification from... Read more

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2016 School Vaccination Program

In 2016 students in Years 7 & 8 will be offered the following vaccinations: Year 7- HPV, Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis and Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccinations Year 8- HPV dose 2 and/or dose 3 (catch up program for Year 7 students who commenced HPV vaccination at school in 2014 but did not complete). Please see information sheet attached 2016 Vaccination Program (pdf 127 KB)... Read more

Get Involved

P&C Annual General Meeting

The P&C Annual General Meeting is scheduled for next Wednesday 23rd March in the staff common room at 6pm. All positions will be declared vacant and are open for nomination. The Treasurer has completed 3 consecutive years and is taking a break. If you are handy with numbers and are happy to help, we would love to hear from you!... Read more

Entertainment Books & Entertainment Digital Membership 2016/2017

Entertainment Book Info (pdf 913 KB) We're very excited to be fundraising with Entertainment again this year. Order your NEW 2016/2017 Entertainment Books and Entertainment Digital Memberships from us today, and 20% of the proceeds contribute towards our fundraising! Order your new Entertainment Book or Entertainment Digital Membership before 31st March 2016 and you will receive over $175 worth of additional offers that you can use right away! Book - or - Digital membership on your smartphone, $60 gives you over $20,000 worth of valuable... Read more

Year 10 Photography Excursion POSTPONED

The Year 10 Photography excursion to Newcastle today, 16th March, has been postponed due to wet conditions. Students are to ATTEND SCHOOL AND REGULAR CLASSES TODAY. A new date will be announced as soon as possible.... Read more

School Opal Card

Grace period for Opal Cards ends Monday 21st March Please see attached PDF document School Opal Card Update (pdf 167 KB)... Read more

Wadalba Markets 2016

Wadalba Community School P&C Markets

Please see attached flyers: Wadalba Markets (pdf 818 KB) Wadalba Markets Raffle (pdf 1147 KB) Wadalba Markets Ride List (pdf 1090 KB) Colouring Competition (pdf 1177 KB) Wadalba Markets Cake Stall (pdf 884 KB)... Read more

Academic Test Year 7 2017

The Year 7 2017 Academic Test will be held on Thursday 17 March 2016 commencing at 9.00am. Please see attached note and consent form Academic Test Year 7 2017 (docx 178 KB)... Read more

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Y7 Camp 2015

Year 7 School Camp 2016

The Year 7 School Camp for 2016 will be held at the Outdoor Education facility at Morisset from Wednesday 4 May to Friday 6 May. Please see attached Year 7 School Camp (pdf 497 KB)... Read more

Year 6 Memento Polo Shirt

Year 6 students have the opportunity to purchase a 'special' polo shirt as a memento of them being in their final year of Primary School. Please see attached order form Year 6 Memento Polo Shirt (pdf 84 KB)... Read more

Targeted Sports Uniform Order

A final TSP uniform order for 2016 will be submitted in April. Orders need to be returned to school and the full amount paid to the office by the end of week 10 Term1. A range of sample uniforms will be available at the office for any student wishing to try on sizes. No order will be accepted after 1 April 2016. Please see attached order form. Uniform Order Form (docx 123 KB)... Read more

Primary Parent/Teacher Interviews

Primary Parent/Teacher Interviews will be held on Tuesday 1 March 2016. Please enrol online at Primary Interviews event code S5Q6T... Read more

Year 11 Parent Information Evening

Please see attached brochure Yr11 Parent Info Evening (pdf 82 KB)... Read more

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Telephone and Communication and System

Wadalba Community School now has a new telephone and communication system. Our new telephone number is 4356 2888. The school can still be contacted on 4392 5000. Incoming calls to this number will be diverted to the new number for a period of time. Our new facsimile number is 4356 2899. Faxes sent to 4392 5046 will also be diverted to the new number.... Read more

A new school year

Welcome back to school for 2016. As we start the year we have high expectations of our students and staff and a commitment to deliver the excellent public education that parents, carers and the community rightly demand. This year we will work towards achieving new priorities announced by the Premier to raise the percentage of students in the top two bands in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). I am proud of our achievements in public education and each year our schools provide our communities with much to... Read more

Kids Matter

KidsMatter is an Australian mental health and wellbeing initiative set in primary schools and early childhood education and care services. It's unique because it brings together all the most important people in a child's life - especially families! Wadalba Community School K-6 is a recognised KidsMatter school. Research clearly shows that children who are mentally healthy are better able to meet life's challenges. They are also better learners and have stronger relationships. Good mental health in childhood lays the foundations for the... Read more

TSP Team

Click on Calendar for Copies of Notes

As part of supporting effective communication with families we save copies of notes that we distribute to students for events in our calendar on the top right hand side of the school website home page. Click on an event to access copies of any student notes for a particular event. Click on "More details" to bring up a view of events for each month.... Read more