From Head of College, Graham Leddie
Peter Frost 50 Year Golden Anniversary Dinner
Last Friday a dinner was held to honour Mr Frost on his 50 years of distinguished service to Waverley College. It was a wonderful evening attended by a 220 strong crowd, reflecting on the many aspects of Peter’s College life in the classroom, with cadets and as a member of the executive. The Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove attended with Lady Cosgrove and spoke glowingly about Peter’s integrity, work ethic and calmness that he brings to situations.
Previous Headmasters that had worked with Peter were also present including Br Paul Oakley, Br Bob Wallace and Mr Ray Paxton, along with Peter’s other classmate, Captain Peter Collins (former NSW opposition leader).
Back to Waverley Day
At this week’s assembly we celebrated the 1968 cohort as the College’s special guests along with Old Boys dating back to 1932. The boys heard from Associate Professor Brett Courtenay who was recognised for his service and contribution to orthopaedic medicine and medical education with a Medal of the Order of Australia 2016. Brett encouraged the boys to follow their dreams, absorb life’s hurdles and embrace the many opportunities they have at Waverley to develop their talents.
Head of College Awards
My apologies, but I missed one of the Head of College Awards names in my report last week. I would like to congratulate Patrick Healy on achieving this award.
World Teachers’ Day
Last Friday was World Teachers’ Day across Australia. We celebrated across the three campuses at Waverley College with a morning tea to acknowledge the work of our teachers who consistently go the extra step both within and beyond the classroom.
Well done to the following students:
Will Cooley in Year 10 was named Junior Sports Star of the Year at the Southern Courier’s major awards at the 2018 Local Sports Star gala dinner held at Bankstown Sports Club this week. Will competed for Australia at the Young Olympic Games in Argentina last month where he placed seventh in the mixed two-person multihull Nacra 15 event with sailing partner Evie Haseldine.
Zavian Taylor-Simi was selected to play in the World Cup Oz Tag to represent the Cook Islands up in Coffs Harbour.
Kai Jones competed at the recent National Hockey Championships for NSW.
Kai Puntigham recently competed at the National Football Championships and the NSW team came third.
Congratulations to all students who participated in last week’s Battle of the Bands held at the College. The evening from all reports was very impressive.