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Student Achievements

The students of Wahroonga Public School demonstrate excellence on a daily basis, both inside the classroom and out. This page recognises the many and varied achievements of students outside NSW Department of Education organised activities. Parents and students themselves can notify the principal of achievements through email, including details such as event name, date, achievement, and photograph if appropriate.

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November 2019

Congratulations to Jack from 4S who competed at the Australian Open Short Track Speed Skating Championship, held at the O’Brien Ice Arena, Melbourne between 4 and 6 October. This is an open ice racing competition where skaters from across Australia, New Zealand and Asian countries compete over four individual distances and relays. Jack came 10th in his age division. Great work, Jack.

NSWPSSA Athletics Championships

Nehara, Sarah and Louise proudly represented our school, Hornsby Zone and Sydney North Area at the NSWPSSA Athletics Championships last week.

Nehara finished 18th in the junior girls shot put and 8th in the junior girls discus, Louise finished 34th in the 12 years 200m and Sarah finished 16th in the 12 years girls shot put and 10th in the 12 years girls long jump. Congratulations on your amazing athletics achievements, girls.

October 2019

We are very proud of Ella from 1H on winning the NAIDOC Medal of Excellence for her excellent colouring-in entry in a recent competition. Well done, Ella!

Caroline H in 4E participated in the Tennis NSW 10/Under 2019 State Teams Championships held at Cessnock on 19 and 20 October. Caroline was part of a team of four girls competing with 11 other teams from across NSW. It was a very tough two days with 6 singles and 6 doubles matches for each of the girls. The hard work and cheering on of teammates paid off and Caroline's team won the championship. Caroline demonstrated great team spirit and played excellent tennis. Well done!

Congratulations to Winnie P from 5T who competed at the Gymnastics Nationals competition on the Gold Coast. Winnie trains a whopping 15 hours a week and has been doing competitive gymnastics for two years. She is now Level 5 and she competes in the bars, beam, floor and vault. A fantastic effort!

September 2019

It was an honour to be able to speak at NSW Parliament House on Thursday 12 September. I was able to present my thoughts in front of Alister Henskens SC MP, Member for Ku-ring-gai, and some professional public speaking judges. It was a great experience to listen to the amazing speeches from other students in the Ku-ring-gai electorate. After the three-minute prepared speech on 'Has the Lucky Country run out of luck?' I gave a two-minute impromptu on 'A friend in need is a friend indeed'. With our families, we were then escorted to a room for morning tea and the results were announced. I was pleased to hear I came second runner-up to some very talented speakers. It was a lot of fun! Thanks to Yasmin and to Mrs Voysey for coming with me as my support team.


Congratulations to Arabelle M from 4S! She competed in the Frank Murphy Diving Interclub competition run by Diving NSW held at Sydney Olympic Park. She came first in her category, a wonderful result.

August 2019

Nikita M. from 4DG represented Wahroonga Public School at the Interschools Snowsports State Championships at Perisher. A fantastic achievement!

June 2019

This year, Niamh T. and Erin B. from 6G have successfully auditioned for Hornsby Gang Show, a Guide and Scout variety show involving singing, acting and dancing. Erin and Niamh have had three- to seven-hour rehearsals every Sunday since February. They will perform in the July school holidays. What a busy time!

"It is the best experience in the world and gives me the opportunity to perform in public," says Niamh. "I wouldn't swap it for anything!"

Erin adds: "Gang Show is a lot of commitment but overall is really exciting."
We wish the two girls good luck!

Centennial Hall in Sydney Town Hall

May 2019

Congratulations to the Concert Band who were successful in the audition application and will now perform at Sydney Town Hall in the Centennial Hall on Tuesday 17 September. What a spectacular achievment. The students involved in the Concert Band should all be very proud!

Congratulations to Milo P, who has successfully earned a place on the Area Tennis team and will represent Sydney North at the NSW PSSA Tennis Championship in May 2019. The event will be held at Inverell from 7–10 May.

Congratulations to all the students who have participated in the 2018 Schoolboys and Schoolgirls Junior Tennis Tournament.

The team members for 2018 were: Alex B, Georgia B, Aidan H, Caroline H, Valdemar H, Chenuli J and Miles P.

Firstly these excellent tennis players were the Northern Suburbs Primary School Champions. This meant that the teams progressed to the next level in the interschool tournament.

Excitingly, the team have won the entire competition involving 137 teams. This is the first time for a team from Wahroonga Public School to reach this level of achievement. Fantastic sportsmanship and team spirit to reach such a wonderful goal.  The trophy is currently being engraved and will be on display in the hall early in 2019.

November 2018

Hornsby Spiders Under 12's Representative Basketball Team
Congratulations to Eli who has been successful in making it into the Hornsby Spiders Under 12's Representative Basketball team in Division 2. The team's games are scheduled between February-August in 2019 so there will be extensive twice weekly training. There were 70 talented boys trying out from the KuRing Gai Area and Eli was successful in gaining one of the sought after positions. We wish Eli all the very best as part of the Spider's Under 12s Team in 2019!

November 2018

Last week I had the privilege of representing NSW at Canberra for Softball Nationals. We ended up doing very well, finishing the tournament undefeated against all other the states in Australia and winning the gold medal. I would like to say a big thank you to everyone at the Bush School for bringing in silver coins to help support me going to Nationals. It was an unexpected surprise and something that I am very thankful for. I felt very proud to represent our school in this fantastic tournament. Thank you again everyone, have a lovely Christmas!
Kendal H

November 2018

Caitlin Wilson,  Abby Moore and Saskia Dubois competed in the KAR Dance Competition on the weekend. The girls presented a Jazz Trio called, 'These boots are made for walking." The girls received first place for their section, as well as the Overall Highest Point Award for the morning. Congratulations girls!

October 2018

On the 20th - 28th October, Georgia B went to Adelaide to represent NSW at the PSSA Bruce Cup tennis event. Georgia’s NSW team played against all the states and territories in Australia. It was 8 days of non-stop tennis matches from 7.30am starts and finishing late into the evening. NSW came 2nd along with Victoria and South Australia to claim the silver medal, but it was QLD who won the event with a very strong girls and boys team. It was a great experience for Georgia who played some top level matches and one where new friends were made.

Since this event, Georgia has now been selected to play in The Nationals Age Championships to be held in Melbourne in December. Congratulations Georgia. We are all very proud of your achievements and excited to see what the future holds for you!

October 2018

Milo Phijidvijan participated in the 2018 Tennis NSW 10U State Teams Championship held at Cessnock on the 20 and 21 October. Milo and his team of four had a big win, taking home the John Whittaker Cup. Milo played great tennis and did himself very proud.

August 2018

Ice Racing New South Wales have sent through acknowledgement of some wonderful representation by both Gavin and Jack Hakim. Gavin competed at the Duke Trophy 2018 competition. This is national short track speed skating event where skaters from across Australia score points for the state they represent and hence it is also dubbed as the “State of Origin on Ice”. Gavin is a developing skater competed for the first time in the Junior B division. He showed great sportsmanship and athleticism. We are very proud of his achievement and hope he will further develop in the sport.
Gavin’s brother Jack Hakim (class 3K) supported his brother at the event by assisting the administration team as a volunteer. Wahroonga Public School is very proud of the achievement of these students!

Niamh has earned her Junior BP Award, which is the highest achievement for Junior Guides (aged 7-10). She had to complete 12 challenges and demonstrate her leadership skills. Well done, Niamh!

Over the last couple of months Haidee U and Sophia F in Year 5 have been tirelessly creating dream catchers and other rainbow themed craft as well as cookies and cakes to raise money for charity. In their first stall they raised $144 for the Fred Hollows Foundation.  In their most recent stall in the holidays the girls, along with some other friends helping out on the day, and thanks to some special orders that have come in since, raised $213 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service! They would like to thank the generous people of Wahroonga for their much appreciated support!

Gavin has excelled in many sporting endeavours outside school. He recently competed at a NSW state Ice Racing tournament, placing 4th for his age. He has been selected as part of the relay team which is hoping to compete at nationals. Gavin’s speed skating takes considerable commitment to training. He trains 5 days a week, sometimes up until 11:30pm. This dedication is remarkable! Gavin’s basket-balling achievements took him to Melbourne last week in a tournament featuring sides from both Australia and internationally. Gavin’s team, the Hornsby Spiders, finished second in their division, going down in a heartbreaking grand final. Gavin is the team’s point guard. He sets up plays and has a mean left handed lay-up. He hopes to one day emulate his favourite player Kyrie Irving! In term 1 Gavin also represented Hornsby Lions in the state NSW Touch Football cup! Each time Gavin represents at high level in sport, he is proud to say that he is a student of Wahroonga Public School. Congratulations Gavin!


Student Date Achievement Details Photo
Manas Bansal December 2017 Manas has been selected to represent NSW metro cricket team. The games will held in Dubbo next month.  manas
Summer Sivaraj, Sarah & Louise Lovell November 2017 These Bush School students earned a Bronze Medal in the NSW State Relay Championships in the 4x1500 metre Walk at Homebush A great effort giving away a few years and only a few seconds off silver! girls
Hannah Kim July 2017 Hannah competed in the Ryde Eisteddfod, placing third in the orchestral string solo (restricted), and highly commended in the open age. Incredible! hk
Eric Qiao August 2017 Eric played violin at Ryde Eisteddfod and was placed second in the orchestra string solo restricted 8-9 years old.He was so happy and proud of his efforts. eric
Maddison Kelly May 2017

Maddison graduated and came first place at the Cromer Junior Golf Academy. We are all thrilled about this amazing achievement. She has played so hard for the pastyear. Maddison now plays off a lower handicap. Incredible!

Georgia Bigeni & Elyana Moonen March 2017 Georgia and Elyana played at the NSW State Tennis event on March 18 and 19 in the under 12s. Additionally, both girls will be attending the school PSSA NSW state event in May. These outstanding representatives continue to do themselves and the school proud. tennis
Nehara De Mel February 2017

Nehara represented the  Little Athletics 2017 Regional Championship on the 11st and 12th of Feb and was successful in getting the following awards Representing Ku-ring-gai. 

  • 2nd Place Silver Medal for Shot Put 

  • 3rd Place Bronze Medal in Discuss.

We are very proud of her and want to share this with the school.

Jono Saunders November 2016

Jono and Georgia met Steve Smith, captain of the Australian cricket team who came to support Blowfly cricket. Read about it here.

Blowfly Cricket (pdf 156 KB)

Natasha Tijou October 2016 Natasha is a member of North Turramurra Junior Guides and recently she was awarded her Junior BP badge. This is the peak achievement badge for Junior Guides (aged 7-10) in Australia. Natasha had to choose and complete 12 challenges in a variety of areas like outdoors and service, and also demonstrate her developing leadership skills. Well done Natasha!! nt
Harley Jackson September 2016

Harley competed in the State Highland Band Championships and did very well. This was Harley's first formal competition. He completed all four performances - even as the smallest piper there!

Owen Lee August 2016

Owen with his Northbridge U10 soccer team won the NSFA Gala Day on 20th August.  Owen, U9, was upgraded to play for U10 team as a midfielder this year.  His team won all the way from the trials, semi-finals and finals. It was a great victory!

Ronan Hanly August 2016
Ronan, along with his Dad, completed the Little Big Dash on Sunday 21st August at Penrith regatta centre. It was a 5k course with obstacles to tackle and he thoroughly enjoyed it! Good on you Ronan - what a legend!


Tiffany Hibbert

July 2016

Tiffany competed in the NSW State Level 5 Gymnastics Championships at the Sydney Gymnastics Centre. Tiffany represented Hornsby RSL Youth Club Gymnastics and placed 4th overall in NSW. The competitors have 4 apparatus to complete: floor, beam, bars and vault. Tiffany won 2nd on the beam (silver medal) and 5th on floor.  We are very proud of her results.



Cenation Basketball Team June 2016

This team made up of Cameron L, Rex C, Jack C, Benji C, Angus W, Liam H, Toby Land Joe H won their second grand final in a row. They fought hard to win the Div 1, 3/4 category. Well done team!

Tiffany Hibbert June 2016

Tiffany competed on 19th June in the
NSW State Level 5 Gymnastics Trials at the Sydney Gymnastics Centre. Tiffany represented Hornsby RSL Youth Club Gymnastics and placed 3rd overall, winning the bronze. What a great reward for determination and hard work!


Cameron Lee

June 2016

Cameron has been selected into the 2016 NSW Mens Gymnastics Development Squad. His letter of selection says: 'This is a huge honour whereby a confirmation of selection is extended to only a small number of the State's most promising developing athletes each year." Good on you Cameron!

James Loekman

May 2016

James has just been selected by Table Tennis New South Wales (TTNSW)  to represent NSW State Team to compete at the 2016 Australian National Junior Table Tennis Championships. ( Under 13 Category ) From July 2nd to July 9th Inclusive 2016 at OLSH Marian Centre (OLSH Campus , Sadadeen Rd , Alice Springs.)

Parker Lovering

April 2016

Parker represented the Ryde Hawks in the NSW Little League Baseball Championships. With thanks to Parker's terrific contributions on the mound as pitcher, Ryde took home the gold medal! State champions. Well done Parker!

Gavin Hakim

April 2016

Gavin played in two basketball grand finals at the Hills Hornets competition. The first U11Ms team won 34-16. In the second final U12Ms came runner up losing 28-16.


Anika Pincott

Kendal Henderson

April 2016
Anika and Kendal were lucky enough to be selected in the U11 North Shore Softball Representative Team this year. On the weekend of the 9th/10th April they played in the U11 State Rep Softball Championships for the North Shore team out at Penrith. Out of 12 teams their team placed 3rd. We are very proud of their achievement to come 3rd in the State!
Nehara De Mel March 2016

Nehara had an outstanding little As season in 2015/16. She was placed 3rd and received a bronze Medal in the ZONE age championship which was held in December and took part in the 50m/70m/100m metre race but was not successful in the final. 

Olivia M

March 2016

Olivia rode beautifully on Saturday 5th March, representing The Bush School at the Central Coast Grammar School Equestrian Interschools championship. She came home with a 4th place, which is a great achievement in what was a very competitive field. 


Cameron L, Rex C, Jack C, Benji C, Angus W, Liam H, Joe H, Evie L

December 2015

This group of basketballers, the Cenation, played a tough grand final in the 3-4 division of the Hornsby Spiders Basketball Association competition on the 9th of December. They prevailed victors, 19-2! Well done team!




Elyana Moonen

October 2015

On 10-11 October 2015 Elyana played at the elite NSW 10-and-under State Tennis Teams tournament at the Cessnock Tennis Club. Elyana played for the Metropolitan Volleys in both singles and doubles and was highly successful.


Georgia Bigeni

October 2015

On 10-11 October 2015 Georgia played at the elite NSW 10-and-under State Tennis Teams tournament at the Cessnock Tennis Club. Georgia played for the Metropolitan Smashers in both singles and doubles and was highly successful.


Georgia Bigeni

October 2015

Georgia competed on Sunday 25th October at the State NSW Junior Gymnastics Championships. This was held at the Sydney Gymnastics Centre in Rooty Hill. Georgia represented Ravenswood and placed 6th in her hoop routine and placed 8th overall. In her level there were 40 competitors.