From Head of Geography, Adam Wallington
Students in Year 9 Geography study the role of SurfAid; a Non-Government Organisation improving the human wellbeing and lives of those living in remote Indonesian communites connected through surfing.
Led by Team Captain Jay Palm, on Friday 3rd May 2019, nine Year 9 Waverley College students participated in the Bondi SurfAid Cup.
Despite difficult weather and surfing conditions, the Waverley College entry competed against 14 other surfing fraternity teams. Assisted by pro surfer Austin Ware, the boys excelled on the day reaching the semi-finals.
Smashing their target of $5,000, the boys made a real difference in the lives of others raising $6,100 on behalf of SurfAid; the largest sum since Waverley entered the event four years ago. The total Bondi SurfAid Cup event raised in excess of $101,000.00.
Finally, I’d like to extend a special thanks to Mr. Thompson and Mr. McCallum for their ongoing support of the initiative. Furthermore, a special thanks is extended to the parents and supporters of the Year 9 Waverley College SurfAid Team. It’s your generosity that made Waverley entry possible. The boys had smiles all day and now have memories to last a lifetime.