Past and present students, teachers and school community from Wahroonga Adventist School came together on Sabbath the 13th of June in a special celebration that many had been waiting to mark for over 50 years: a celebration of the start of a long-awaited high school.
The celebration included a service in the Wahroonga Adventist Church and a groundbreaking ceremony at the school. Current students marched in and led in worship. Three students from the 1930s were among those who attended the event.
“Today’s groundbreaking ceremony marks a very notable occasion in the life of this school,” Pastor Michael Worker said. “Today is the day that vision becomes reality. As we turn the sod, this is a time to give praise and glory to God. It is not an end in itself, rather it is a beginning.”
The worship service and ceremony highlighted an approach of Christ as the Cornerstone for the school. The 110-year-old school recently received the green light from the Department of Planning and Environment to expand to a high school. With construction set to begin later this year, expectation fills the air. While the school is accepting applications for the Year 7 foundation class next year, spaces are nearly full for 2017 and 2018.
Information and updates on the school can be found on their school site, or at sydney.adventist.org.au/ministries/education/
Contributed by Anjui Cruz, Marketing Manager of Sydney Adventist Schools