Fun run and more | Term 1 Week 5

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Colour Fun Run 
Friday 31 March 12.00pm- 2.30pm

There's sure to be lots of fun!

Our colour fun run day starts with an early sausage sizzle lunch at 12:00pm.

At 1:00pm, after lunch has settled, our colour crazy run begins.

Wear a white or mostly white t-shirt and finish the run looking COLOURIFIC.

Colour will be applied by smiling faces around the course. The more laps that students run, the more colourful they'll become.

The coloured powder we'll be using is made from corn-starch and natural food dyes. It will wash out of clothes, however we suggest that students leave their designer gear at home! Only wear what's ok to get colourful.

Our colour fun run is a major fundraising event. The more money we raise, the more we can provide for students.

Sponsorship forms will be sent home with students from 20 February and are available from The Hub.

Online sponsorship will also be available from this page very soon. Check back after Monday. It's the easiest way to involve others, no matter where they live. It can really boost the funds you raise and the prize you earn.

 P&C News

At the Annual General Meeting of P&C held last Tuesday, Lisa Ramsay was elected President. Belinda Chase is Treasurer and Julie Churcher is Secretary. Thank you to these ladies for taking on their roles and to all those who came along to the meeting to contribute suggestions and support.

Fundraising events were added to the school calendar for the year, the first of which, people can read about in today's school news. The Colour Fun run is set down for Friday 31 March and sponsorship forms were made available to students today. Other scheduled events will include a Rides and Fun day, Grandparents Day, support for SRC initiatives, cake stalls and a pie drive. The next meeting is a day meeting planned for 9:15 on Tuesday 21 March. An agenda will be published in the weeks leading up to the meeting.


Shop closed.  Service will resume on Monday 6 March.
Upcoming Events
Merit Awards

Congratulations to all award recipients

Hannah Davies-Cook Ryan Puckeridge Skye Stanton Spencer Jujhara Omar Almajd Kiara- Jade Tarrant Dekylia Williams Dean Costa Isadora Novakovic Callum Da Costa Ryan Churcher Blayke Wilton-Cook
Just a quick reminder that school supervision doesn't start until teachers begin duty at 8.30am.
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Warrawong High School Year 7 Selective Classes for 2018

Warrawong High School has two Year 7 selective classes. Year 6 students are invited to sit for an entry test to gain entry into one of the 2018 classes.

The high school will be holding their selective test for Year 7, 2018 on Thursday 23 February.

Students will need to be dropped at the Administration Office before 8:45am.  The test will start at 9am sharp and finish at 11am. Students will then need to be picked up from the Administration office at 11am and then return to school.

Offers for positions in the 2017 Selective class will be mailed directly to parents approximately 5 weeks after the test.

If your child wishes to attend the selective test, the expression of interest form,  must be filled in and returned to Warrawong High School.

If your child is absent on the day of this test and wishes to sit for the selective class, there will be an alternate test early in term 2.

Any queries regarding the selective class or test may be directed to Mrs Barbara Weir (Gifted & Talented Co-Ordinator) on 4274 0707.
District Swimming Carnival Results

Congratulations to all of our District swimmers!

The following students attended our District swimming carnival and represented our school with enthusiasm and sportsmanship. Congratulations to:

Jessica Petrovska Abby Kresevic Ryley Smith Phoenix Duncan Charli Anketell Dekylia Williams

A special congratulations to the following students who also placed at the carnival:

Adam Churcher- 1st Freestyle, 1st Backstroke Ryan Churcher- 2nd Backstroke Riley Da Costa- 2nd Backstroke, 3rd Butterfly Jaykob Newton- 3rd Butterfly

Congratulations to Adam Churcher who was our Senior Age Boys Champion.

School Leader Induction Ceremony

We officially inducted our school leaders on Wednesday at the School Leader's Assembly.

Congratulations to all of these children who are now officially representing our school in positions of leadership. Thank you to all of the parents and friends who attended the assembly and helped to make it such a special occasion.
Safe 4 Kids- Protective Behaviour tip of the week!
As a follow-up to our Safe 4 Kids sessions, the school will be highlighting important protective behaviours in upcoming newsletters. This week we are highlighting the five worst apps your children can have access to and why they are dangerous. During the Safe 4 Kids sessions, many students in our school said that they were using the apps on a regular basis. The potential dangers posed by these apps are alarming. It can be easy as a parent to think that your child will exercise common sense when using apps, but the reality is that it is too easy for even sensible kids to stumble upon adult content or inadvertently place themselves at risk. The good news is that you don't have to be in it alone - Family Zone and the team of Cyber Experts can help you sort out what apps are appropriate for your child, and provide you with the tools and resources to help you navigate this journey.
1. Users upload live videos of themselves lip-syncing and or dancing to music with the objective of gaining likes & followers. With 252k daily active users in Australia, this app is incredibly popular with young people. But there are underlying risks including grooming and cyberbullying, as well as inappropriate sexualised or self harm content. Children often upload videos in their school uniforms, providing an easy means for predators to locate them.
2. Meetme Users create an account to communicate with other random users anywhere in the world. The app currently has 129k daily active users. Young people are at risk of being contacted by predators, being bullied by other users and are also incentivised to make in app purchases in order to boost their popularity on the app.
3.Yellow Often dubbed "Tinder for teens", users swipe left or right on profiles. Yellow has exacerbated the risks on Snapchat (where teens are sharing sexting images thinking they will disappear when they are actually being screenshotted and shared). Matches are automatically provided with a platform to chat and link to each other's Snapchat accounts, to increase their Snapchat followers. With 84k daily active users in Australia, this app is rapdily gaining popularity.
4. Lively Users upload live videos of themselves doing anything and everything with the objective of gaining likes & followers. The freedom users have to upload anything they want results in a huge risk of young children viewing highly inappropriate content such as nudity and self harm. This app has 80k daily active users within Australia, so it's not as popular as, however there is a greater risk of inappropriate content given the theme of posts is 'anything goes'.
5. Twitch Users broadcast themselves playing video games for other users to watch. Users can also chat with each other.  Twitch's online community promotes a pack mentality among users who are predominantly young males. Users who don't align with this attitude are ridiculed heavily. Currently the app has 69k daily active users.
PSSA Gala Days- Netball and Cricket
Reminder: PSSA notes and money due Friday 24 February to finalise numbers. Friday 3rd March 9.30am- 2pm
Friday 24th March 9.30am- 2pm

Students from Years 3 to 6 are invited to take part in two Primary School Sporting Association (PSSA) gala days this term.

Cricket and netball will both be played at Fred Finch Park, Berkeley.

Training takes place on Tuesday afternoons during school time and all equipment is provided.

A $20 fee covers all bus travel. Students will need to bring recess, lunch and plenty of water.

All details, a permission note and code of conduct can be downloaded below.

PSSA cricket permission note and code of conduct PSSA netball permission note and code of conduct
Congratulations Mr Finkernagel
Welcome to the world Jack! Mr Fin is excited to announce that Jack Newton Finkernagel was born last Monday 13 February. Congratulations to Mr Fin and his family on their beautiful new arrival.
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