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**URGENT INFO for Year 12 2019 Jackets and Hoodies**

2019 Year 12 Jackets and Hoodies can be ordered on the Tsunami Website https://www.tsunami-sport.com/wadalba/ Orders close 3.00pm Friday 14th September.... Read more

Surf Survival Certificate

Surf Life Saving CC - Surf Survival Certificate

Year 7 Surf Awareness and School Sport Surfing - Mandatory requirement. Surf Survival Certificate (pdf 88 KB)... Read more

Primary Dance Concert - One Hit Wonders

The Primary Dance concert will be held next Wednesday 12th September in the high school gymnasium at 6pm. This great show will feature every student from the Primary faculty as well as a variety of classic 'One Hit Wonders'. Don't miss this great show! Get your allocated tickets at www.trybooking.com/xrto... Read more

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Year 7 History Excursion

Location: Macquarie University Museum Date: Monday 3rd September 2018 Time: 8.00am - 3.00pm Travel: Coach Cost: $40 Yr 7 History (pdf 55 KB)... Read more

6-7 Targeted Sports Program Trials for 2019

To qualify for selection into the Wadalba Community School Targeted Sports Program, a student must either live in the local drawing area or have been accepted as an out of zone application. Date: Thursday 25th October 2018 Time: 12 - 2.00pm Venue: Morry Breen Sporting Complex (Wyong Leagues Club) Address: Wallarah Road, Kanwal Equipment: Students are to wear appropriate clothing for participation in their selection trial. Students are to provide their own water bottle and sun protection. No canteen facilities will be available on the day.... Read more

Excursion updates

*The Year 9 AVID excursion is cancelled. *The Romeo and Juliet Excursion is closed.... Read more

The launch of Education Week

Premier highlights the value of public education

Kiama and Parramatta public schools hosted the launch of Education Week today. The Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, with (from left): Education Minister Rob Stokes; State Member for Parramatta, Geoff Lee; Department of Education Secretary Mark Scott; student performers and comperes, and the Principal of Parramatta Public School, Gail Charlier (far right). Public education can be the springboard to the top job in New South Wales. That was the message from the Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, as she launched Education Week celebrations today at... Read more

Yr 6-7 Transition Science Day

Yr 6-7 Transition Science Day

We look forward to seeing our new students enjoying a fun day in Science.... Read more

Education Week starts on 6 August 2018

Education Week 2018 - Today's schools creating tomorrow's world

The future of education will be showcased in NSW public schools from August 6 – 10 as students, teachers and parents across the state celebrate Education Week 2018. Education Week kicks off on Monday, August 6, with a simultaneous launch at Parramatta and Kiama public schools livestreamed on YouTube so all government schools and their communities can join in. This year's theme, Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world, highlights how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a... Read more

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ERROR - Regarding note for Primary Athletics Carnival issued yesterday 26/07/2018

Dear Parent/Carer, Please be aware that the date for the Primary Athletics Carnival should be Wednesday 1st August 2018, not the 3rd as advised on the note. Also, money for the Pizza must be paid in cash to the Teacher, and not via the website, as this is a P&C Fundraising Event and the office is not collecting this money. Thank You.... Read more

A Message from the Administration Office

We have a number of reports and photos that are still uncollected from the Administration Office. If you have not received your report or photo, they are available for collection before school, recess and lunchtime. Thank You... Read more

Students from Condell Park Public School

New uniform policy for NSW public schools

A new uniform policy has been introduced for NSW public schools, which for the first time include the option for girls to wear shorts and pants. The Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, and the Minister for Education, Rob Stokes, announced the new "clear and concise" policy today at Condell Park Public School in Sydney. Ms Berejiklian said the "modern makeover" would ensure that uniforms were practical and comfortable for students and affordable for parents. The new policy says all students should have the opportunity to access the full range of... Read more

Craig Reucassel

Public schools building great Australian lives

The Public Education Foundation has launched a new campaign promoting the importance of public schools to the community. The online campaign helps raise awareness and instil confidence in parents and the community that our public schools provide a vibrant, inclusive and high quality education to all Australians. The videos feature three famous Australians who credit their public education for equipping them with the skills and values that have enabled them to go on and make great contributions to society. David Hetherington, executive director... Read more

Ms Harris last day

After 18 Years... Ms Harris' Last Day @WCS

Thank you Ms Harris for your wonderful contribution to our school and community. We will miss you. We wish you well for your future.... Read more

Impression of new Alexandria Park Community School

More new classrooms, preschool places and teachers in $17.3 billion education budget

NSW Budget 2018 features historic firsts for education, including record funding to expand the number of new and upgraded schools, unprecedented investment to air condition more classrooms and universal pre-school for three year olds. Above: Artist impression of the new Alexandria Park Community School. Credit: Design | TKD Architects, Visualisation | Narrative. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, Education Minister Rob Stokes and Early Childhood Minister Sarah Mitchell outlined a range of new initiatives funded by the $17.3 billion education... Read more

Professor John Buchanan speaking

Report shows pathways to success in brave new world

Schools will need to open their doors to stronger relationships with employers and workplaces if students are to thrive in a future world rich with artificial intelligence and disruptive technologies. The finding is contained in a report, 'Preparing for the best and worst of times', commissioned by the NSW Department of Education to examine the skills Australia's children will need as AI and other technologies "transform Australia's economy, the workplace and the community". "This report reflects the NSW Department of Education's commitment... Read more

The successful team of students

Gamechanger Challenge finalists announced

The 16 teams selected to compete in the inaugural Game Changer Challenge in Education Week have been announced. Superfast scooters to transport students between classes, time travel excursions to key moments in history, sustainable schools that are self-sufficient in power, water and food and real-time brain scans to track student learning and wellbeing. These are just some of the futuristic visions that helped propel 16 NSW school teams into the finals of the Game Changer Challenge which will be held in Sydney during Education Week from... Read more

Yr 9 Romeo and Juliet Excursion

Location: Opera House, Sydney Date: Wednesday 15th August 2018 Time: 8.00am - 5.30pm approx. Travel: Train Cost: $13 for the performance: Return train ticket to Circular Quay $8.80 with concession card or $17.60 full price. Romeo and Juliet Excursion (pdf 59 KB)... Read more

CAPA TAP 2019 Audition Applications Here

Current Yr. 6 students transitioning to Wadalba Community School in 2019 and wishing to apply for the Creative and Performing Arts Talented Aspirational Program CAPA TAP, (formerly known as CAPA GATS) may apply online here. Music application form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBQT8x43LJbH-eyYd27pfhBhvS9o1XAi93sXhp5myU3MOU5g/viewform?usp=sf_link Visual Arts application form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4Nmt9ri9-_Ky9I6Ee2GRC9MhPugTD2ZS8uEaEowpOqH16ow/viewform?usp=sf_link Applications close: 2.30pm Friday 22nd July,... Read more

Year 11 STD and Advanced English HSC 2019 Student Day

HSC 2019 Student Day: Text and Human Experiences Location: International Convention Centre Sydney, Darling Harbour Excursion Date: Monday 29th October 2018 Deposit Due Date: Friday 3rd August 2018. Limited spaces are available for the excursion, to secure your place a deposit of $10 is required. Closing Date: Friday 21st September 2018 Travel: Train Cost: $49 plus train fare HSC 2019 Student Day (pdf 60 KB)... Read more

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Parent/Teacher Interview Afternoon

Parent/Teacher Interview Afternoon

Parent/Teacher Interview Afternoons: Years 8, 9 & 12 - Wednesday 20th June 2018 - 3.00pm to 6.00pm Years 7, 10 & 11 - Wednesday 4th July 2018 - 3.00pm to 6.00pm... Read more

Careers Expo 2018

Careers Expo 2018

YEARS 10 and 12 - CAREERS EXPO... Read more

Norah Head rock platform

CANCELLED Norah Head Rock Platform

Excursion to Norah Head Rock Platform for Years 9 & 11 Marine Studies - Information below... Read more

Yr 12 University of Newcastle's Schools Visit Day

Location: Callaghan Campus, Callaghan (Newcastle) Date: Thursday 5th July, 2018 Time: All Day Travel: Own car or public transport Yr 12 University Visit Day (pdf 66 KB)... Read more

Cheerleading Champions

Cheerleading Champions

22 of our amazing cheerleaders have been in Sydney for the first competition of the season. The team performed the best routine Wadalba has ever put on the floor and placed 1st in High School level 1. Then just as we thought it could not get any better they were announced as Scholastic Grand Champions! To be considered for this award you have to score above 85 and score higher than all other high school and primary school cheer teams. Congratulations to Mrs Alcova and the Cheerleading Team.... Read more

RAW Challenge

RAW Challenge

Years 11 & 12 and Year 10 PASS Classes Only Location: Doyalson, NSW Date: Thursday 5th July 2018 Closing Date: Thursday 28th June 2018 Time: 8.15am - 2.30pm Cost: $45.00 RAW Challenge 2018 (pdf 302 KB)... Read more

Creating Chances

Creating Chances #K-12

Some of our secondary students have started coaching some of our primary students to play inclusive games as part of the Creating Chances program. Congratulations to all involved.... Read more

MayReturn to top
Pictures of Kindness

Pictures of Kindness

Check out the story about our current group of student volunteers Pictures of Kindness... Read more

HSC Experiment Fest 2018

This excursion is for Yr 12 Physics, Biology and Chemistry Students Location: Newcastle University Ourimbah Campus, Ourimbah Date: Biology - Monday 2nd July - 12.45pm to 3.45pm Chemistry - Monday 2nd July - 9.00am to 12.00pm Physics - Friday 6th July - 9.00am to 12.00pm Closing Date: Friday 29th June 2018 Travel: Own transport Cost: $30 if "no" Subject Fees paid $5 if you have paid Subject Fees HSC Experiment Fest 2018 (pdf 55 KB)... Read more

2018 Statement of Accounts

2018 Statement of Accounts for secondary students have been emailed to Parent/Carers on Friday 18th May 2018.... Read more

HSC Study Day - Society and Culture

Location: Wesley Conference Centre, Sydney Date: Friday 1st June 2018 Closing Date: Thursday 31st May Time: 6.30am - 5.30pm Travel: Train Cost: $40 + train fare Soc.&Culture HSC Study Day (pdf 53 KB)... Read more

HSC Biology Students - UNSW Disease Museum

Location: UNSW Disease Museum Date: Thursday 7th June 2018 Closing Date: Monday 4th June Times: Arrive Wyong Station 8.00am - Return to Wyong Station approx. 5.00pm Travel: Train, Bus, Walk Cost: $13 (pay to office) + Opal card funds Disease Museum (pdf 153 KB)... Read more

Year 11 Science Excursion/Expression of Interest

Location: Stay at The Tops at Stanwell Tops Activities: Wollongong University visit and experiments: Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium: Jamberoo Recreation Park and Royal National Park ecosystem field study or ANSTO visit Date: 17th December to 19th December, 2018 Cost: Approximately $280 Deposit: $50 to be paid online or at the front office. Payment of the deposit will hold a spot for the student To book a spot and ensure that the camp runs please pay a deposit ASAP. A maximum of 55 students will be able to attend the camp. The final... Read more

Costing List 2018 - Kindergarten

2018 Primary Statement of Accounts

2018 Primary Statement of Accounts have been emailed - Monday 14th May 2018. * Various upcoming excursions have been included on your statement. This is to enable payments to be made throughout the year at your convenience. The date shown on your statement is the date that these extra-curricula activities have been invoiced to your account not the actual date of the excursion. Statement samples: 01/03/2018 Swim Scheme $60.00 (optional - not taking place until Term 3 or 4) 06/02/2018 Forensic Workshop $9.00 (taking place - Thursday 2nd August... Read more

S2U Insight Day

Location: Newcastle University Ourimbah Campus, Ourimbah Date: Tuesday, 19th June 2018 Travel: Bus S2U Insight Day 2018 (pdf 55 KB)... Read more

Tuggerah Lakes Zone Cross Country Carnival

Location: Saltwater Creek Park, Long Jetty Date: Friday, 25th May 2018 Payment: $8 in CASH on the day please Travel: Bus Zone Cross Country Carnival (pdf 296 KB)... Read more

NSW Netball Schools Cup 2018

Location: Adcock Park, Gosford Date: Friday 1st June 2018 Time: 6.45am - 3.30pm Travel: TSP Netball students Nil (taken out of TSP fees): Other students $15 NSW N/Ball Schools Cup 2018 (pdf 55 KB)... Read more

Yr 7 Outdoor Camp at Morisset

Departure and Return Times: Departure: Arrive School at 8.15 am - Bus departs at 9.00 am Return: Depart Camp at 1.00 pm - Arrive school 2.00 pm... Read more

Are you the Game Changer we're looking for?

Education Week will be a game changer

Excursions to the moon, teleporting between classes, face recognition roll call or a school without bell times or walls – the school of the future is only limited by your imagination. That is the message from the organisers of an exciting new challenge being launched today in the lead up to Education Week 2018. The inaugural Game Changer Challenge will showcase the theme of this year's Education Week, Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world, which highlights how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities... Read more

Star Struck Rehearsals

Location: Broadmeadow Basketball Stadium/Newcastle Entertainment Centre Excursion Dates: 8/5/18, 24/5/18, 30/5/18, 13/6/18 & 14/6/18 Travel: Train Star Struck Rehearsals (pdf 77 KB)... Read more

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Middle School Humanities

Term One Celebration News in Middle School & LOTE

Check out some of the great things that happened in Middle School and LOTE during Term One with their latest News .... Read more

Uniform shop

Uniform Shop Hours

Uniform Shop Hours As we prepare for the cooler days at the start of next term, uniform shop hours for the end of this term/ start of next term are: * Monday to Thursday 8.15am to 9.30am (week 11, Term 1) * Tuesday to Thursday 8.15am to 9.30am (week 1,Term 2) For more information see Uniform Shop .... Read more

2018 Photo Packs available

2018 School Photos

School photos for 2018 have now been taken, for ALL enquiries or late orders, Please contact: MSP Photography Phone: 02 4966 8292 Phone: 02 4966 8293 Email: admin.nhvcc@msp.com.au Website: www.msp.com.au... Read more

AVID Morning Tea

Thank You - Y8 AVID Morning Tea

Thank you to everyone who was able to come along to the Y8 AVID morning tea. It is always great for families, young people and staff to meet over a cuppa and scones.... Read more

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Gaming Safety

Dear Parents/Caregivers, For a lot of kids, the holidays means screen time, more specifically - video games. The gaming industry is changing rapidly, and it's no longer just violent content that's concerning. As online multiplayer and chat functionality is becoming the new norm in modern games, it's impossible to know who your children are playing with, or what they might be saying over the internet. Please see the attachment for the handbook for parents, caregivers and teachers alike. It covers new business models, gaming addiction, online... Read more

Easter Show

Second Place Royal Easter Show District Exhibit

Congratulations to our Easter Show Team who won second place for their District Exhibit working with farmers from Central District. The display is called "The Suburban farmer". See more information about the project in a local news article or check out the display if you are at the show.... Read more

Tell Them From Me Student Survey

Dear Parents/Caregivers In Term 1 2018 , our school will again be taking part in the "Tell Them From Me" Student Survey. The survey will provide us with valuable feedback on what our students think about school life, how engaged they are with school and the different ways that teachers interact with them. If you do not wish for your child to participate, please complete the attached form and return it to the school by Wednesday 21st March, or phone the school and inform their Deputy Principal. Tell Them From Me Survey (docx 504 KB)... Read more

Markets

#Community - 3rd Annual P&C Markets

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our 3rd annual P&C markets. We hope you had a great #community day. Thank you to the P&C for their fantastic organisation and to all of the volunteers who contributed to make it a great community day. #OpeningTheSchoolGatesBothWays... Read more

Year 7 Camp Payments

Dear Parents/Caregivers Year 7 camp payments can still be made either online or by students at the front office. The deadlines on the deposit note are only to be used as a guide in order to spread the payments out. As long as all $251 is paid by the final payment date (Thursday 10th May), then a place will be kept open for ALL students until then. If you have ANY questions about Year 7 camp, please get in contact with Mr. Atmore.... Read more

World of Maths Incursion POSTPONED

Dear Parents/Caregivers, Due to circumstances out of our control the World of Maths Incursion, planned for Term 2, has had to be postponed to a later date in Term 3. Students who have already paid but are unable to make the incursion due to other commitments will get a full refund. Students who have not yet paid can still pay at the front office. If your students have lost their note please ask them to see their mathematic teacher.... Read more

FebruaryReturn to top

Yrs 7-10 Science Program

The Science Faculty is offering a web based interactive learning program that is related to the Cosmos magazine (a Science journal aimed at high school students). Cost: $15/yr Please read attachment for further information. Stile program (pdf 295 KB)... Read more

Yr7 Outdoor Camp at Morisset

Location: Outdoor Education Camp, Morisset Dates: Wednesday 23rd May to Friday 25th May Total Cost: $251 Initial Dep: $80 Due: Monday 5th March 2nd Payment: $80 Due: Tuesday 3rd April Final P/Ment: $91 Due: Thursday 10th May Costs include accommodation, meals, camp program run by qualified staff and transport. Yr7 Camp 2018 (pdf 26 KB)... Read more

Meningococcal ACWY Vaccinations

Dates: Wednesday 27th - Thursday 28th June 2018 Years 10 and 11... Read more

VACCINATION PROGRAM FOR YR7

Dates: Wednesday 11th April - Thursday 12th April 2018 Wednesday 7th November - Thursday 8th November 2018 A team of specially trained nurses will provide the following vaccinations: 1. Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (Whooping Cough). 2. Human Papillomavirus vaccine (HPV)... Read more

Theme: Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world

EdWeek 2018 - theme and dates announced

This year's Education Week will be held from Monday 6 August to Friday 10 August 2018 (Term 3, Week 3). The theme for Education Week is ‘Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world'. This theme communicates how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a rapidly changing, globalised world. Video: Mark Scott announces theme for EdWeek 2018 You tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULMFWr7_OzU... Read more

School Academic Test Yr 7 2019

WCS offers students who are academically minded the opportunity to sit a school academic test. Parents/Caregivers who wish their child to participate must complete a permission note and pay $19.80 to the administration staff at WCS by Friday 9th March 2018. Yr 7 Academic Test (docx 157 KB)... Read more

SECONDARY CARNIVALS 2018

Dear Parent/Caregivers, Please find attached information regarding WCS Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country Carnivals for this year. Also attached is the Swimming Carnival Permission Note. Carnival info & Swim Note (docx 99 KB)... Read more

Primary Forensic Science Workshop

Location: Wadalba Community School Date: Thursday 2nd August, 2018 Cost: $9.00 per student Forensic Science Workshop (pdf 67 KB)... Read more