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Orientation Information – Senior School 2019

Welcome from the Head of College

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to Waverley College, a Catholic Boys’ School in the Edmund Rice Tradition (Years 5-12). The College seeks to develop innovative learning, teaching, wellbeing and care programs that assist boys to flourish across their spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, cultural and physical dimensions.

The College espouses the Edmund Rice Touchstones:

  • Liberating Education
  • Gospel Spirituality
  • Inclusive Community
  • Justice and Solidarity.


We are committed to working with you in close partnership to provide an education through which your son will achieve his potential. At Waverley he will participate in activities and rituals which will encourage him to reflect, celebrate, question, challenge injustice and build positive relationships.  Our aim is to provide learning that is active, challenging, rigorous and exciting.

The College is a vibrant and supportive community where we want your son to feel connected. We are all neurobiologically wired to want to be connected; it is what gives us purpose and meaning in our lives. When boys feel connected they are able to concentrate on their learning and self-development. Parents can play an important part in developing this connection, particularly early on. Positive talk, showing an interest in what he is doing and assisting him to develop strategies will all assist him to start well.

Become connected yourself by joining one of the College’s parents support groups such as the Parent Association or by volunteering for the canteen or clothing pool. Our Parent Association appoints Year Group Representatives who organize social events for our parents and encourage closer community connections. All of these things will help you to form your own network of contacts with other Waverley families, which can provide invaluable support to you as a parent.

This guide is designed to provide you with the information your family will need in the first year at Waverley.  Please don’t be afraid to ask questions if there is anything you don’t understand, and encourage your son to do the same.

Waverley College staff are easy to contact and happy to communicate with you whatever your concerns may be.   As a first point of contact, our reception staff can always guide you to the correct person.

Your son is one of a new group of students who will bring enthusiasm and energy to our school.  He will help to strengthen our traditions and form our future. We welcome him wholeheartedly and look forward to working with you.

Yours sincerely,

Graham Leddie


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