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Waverley students inspired to learn

Waverley students inspired to learn

Read more: Y7 & Y8 study skills, Y7 debating, Y11 Ace your exams, Y11 & 12 student/teacher/parent interviews, Elevate webinar, cadets AFX, last chance for uniform donation, 2023 enrolments closing 31 March, music scholarships, choir and music tuition.

 


Year 7 – Families: Online Access to the Year 7 Study Skills Session

From Ms Lynsey Porter, Director of Curriculum

Year 7 Parents and Students – if you missed the study skills evening this week, or felt there was too much to absorb in one go, we have good news for you.

We have arranged for our Year 7 families to access a filmed version of Dr Salter’s Year 7 study skills session available for the next three weeks.

Families can review the concepts covered, as well as access lots of useful handouts and planners. The handouts and slides can also be accessed from the video page below.

The link to access the session from is: https://www.pruesalter.com/videos/waverley7.php    

Username: waverley7

Password: expires23march

 Please take advantage of this opportunity to embed the strategies to become a more powerful learner.

Director of Curriculum, Ms Lynsey Porter

Director of Curriculum, Ms Lynsey Porter

 


Year 7 – 2021 Debating

From Ms Emma Halpin, Convenor of Debating and Public Speaking

Dear Year 7 Parents,

If your son is well-spoken, intelligent and knowledgeable on current affairs then he will benefit from choosing Debating as a co-curricular activity during the Winter season. 

Debating can be joined alongside sport as the competitions take place on Friday nights. Students train two sessions a week and these are flexible in order to accommodate students’ other commitments. Debating can also be a stand alone Winter co-curricular option.

We are currently looking for ten Year 7 students who would be eager to represent the College in Debating. Debating has gained steady popularity at Waverley; in recent years our Senior team made it to the grand final in NSW. We also had an undefeated Year 7 team in the CAS competition. Furthermore, each year the debating students in Year 12 achieve some of our highest ATAR results, including the members of the 2020 Honour Roll. These students compete in debating their entire time at the College, proving the academic benefits of the activity.

Waverley College competes in two Debating competitions during the Winter season. CSDA runs in Term 2 weeks 1-6 and CAS runs in Term 3 weeks 1-5.

Should your son be interested in participating in debating, please contact the convenor, Emma Halpin at ehalpin@waverley.nsw.edu.au and she will provide your son with more information.

Debating has gained steady popularity as a co-curricular winter activity at Waverley

Debating has gained steady popularity as a co-curricular winter activity at Waverley

 


Year 8 – Families: Online Access to Dr Salter’s Year 7 Study Skills Session

From Ms Lynsey Porter, Director of Curriculum

Year 8 Parents and Students – this is the recording of Dr Salter’s Year 7 Study Skills Session you attended last year.

Should you like a refresher, the online access is available for the next three weeks.

The link to access the session from is: https://www.pruesalter.com/videos/waverley7.php    

Username: waverley7

Password: expires23march

 Please take advantage of this opportunity to embed the strategies to become a more powerful learner.

 


Year 11 – Elevate Session – Ace Your Exams

From Ms Lynsey Porter, Director of Curriculum

Dear Parents and Carers

As per the College Diary, this is a reminder that the Year 11 Elevate Session – Ace Your Exams is held on Wednesday, 10 March 2021.

Year 11 students will be attending this session during their House Group lesson in Period 1.

This session provides students with a number of strategies to assist with examination revision.

 


Year 11 & 12 – Parent / Teacher / Student Interviews

From Ms Lynsey Porter, Director of Curriculum

Year 12 Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews will run in Week 8 on Tuesday 16 March 3:30pm-7pm via Zoom. Bookings will open on the TASS Parent Portal from 10 March, and Zoom codes and instructions will be available in the Nurrunga newsletter next week on Friday 12 March.

Year 11 Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews will run in Week 9 on Monday 22 March from 3:30pm-7pm via Zoom. Bookings will open on the TASS Parent Portal from 17 March and Zoom codes and instructions will be available in the Nurrunga newsletter on Friday 19 March.

 


All Years – Elevate Education’s Parent Webinar

From Ms Lynsey Porter, Director of Curriculum

Dear Parents and Carers

Parents of Waverley College have exclusive access to Elevate Education’s Parent Webinar Series for Term 1, 2021. There is a recording of a recent webinar on Time Management – how to end the battle over homework deadlines, study schedules and prioritisation.  You can access the video in this link.

Additionally, the next webinar is on Tech Devices – setting boundaries and promoting self-regulation with teens. The webinar will help to answer your questions around ‘how much screen-time is too much”, how to create positive habit-loops with your child, and what apps and technology you can use to help your child, rather than hinder them. You can register for that event here.

Webinar replay:

Watch the Time Management webinar here.

Download the resources here.

Join the next webinar

The webinar is run live online from 6pm-7pm where the presenter will share Elevate’s key research and skills and will conduct a live Q&A so you can ask questions directly.

Should you have questions or would like to contact Elevate directly, their details are listed below:

Telephone: 1300 667 945

Email:   auscoaching@elevateeducation.com

Website: https://au.elevateeducation.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElevateEd/

 


All Years – Second Hand Clothing Pool Donations – last days!

From Kirsten, Camille and Jade

 Dear Parents,

We are pleased to advise that we have arranged for a second shipment of old Waverley College uniforms to be sent to Northern Sri Lanka to be distributed to various villages for children in need. This program is coordinated through Rotary Foundation and will once again see our old uniforms finding a new home.

The final date to donate uniforms is 12 noon Wednesday 24 March 2021. We will no longer accept donations after this time.

We ask that all parents use this opportunity to donate any Waverley College items to prevent them ending up in landfill. Please note that this is only for Waverley College uniforms and no other items are requested. Acceptable items include (Waverley College) shirts, shorts, pants, hats, sports uniforms, blazers, socks, black shoes and sports shoes.

Please ensure that all items are wearable and in good, clean condition. We ask that you pack the items into an old school bag/sports bag or strong garbage bag for collection to minimise the additional work for volunteers.

Uniform donations are to be dropped off outside the Clothing Pool Shop, level 3, Senior School campus.

Thank you very much for your involvement and generosity.

 


George William Rummery Music Scholarships – applications closing soon!

From Ms Keiran Kossenberg, Performing Arts Centre Coordinator

Waverley College awards the George William Rummery Music Scholarships as a means of encouraging students to realise their potential and strive for excellence. The George William Rummery Scholarship is a gift of the Rummery Family in memory of their son and brother, George, whose life ended tragically in 1982 when he was in Year 8 at Waverley College.

The Scholarship is awarded to students of the College who display particular aptitude and interest in music. The scholarship covers ongoing full or partial remission of music tuition fees for students from Year 7 to Year 12.

Who can apply? The George William Rummery Music Scholarships are available to students currently enrolled at Waverley College and to external applicants who have applied for enrolment.  

Applications: Candidates must complete and submit the George William Rummery Music Scholarship Application Form and supply all supporting documents to verify the application. 

Application deadlines: 2021 Scholarships will commence in Term 2, 2021. Applications should be lodged with the Performing Arts Coordinator by Monday, 22 March, 2021. Auditions will be held from 24-31 March 2021 and the scholarship will be offered prior to the end of Term 1 to commence at the start of Term 2, 2021.

More information: Ms Keiran Kossenberg, Performing Arts Centre Coordinator, Waverley College 9369 0623 kkossenberg@waverley.nsw.edu.au

George William Rummery Music Scholarships - applications closing soon!

George William Rummery Music Scholarships – applications closing soon!

 

 


Would you like to join the College Choir or take Private Music Lessons?

From Ms Keiran Kossenberg, Performing Arts Centre Coordinator

All students are welcome to join the College Choir. Rehearsals are every Friday 7.30am in the PAC Recital Room with Ms Dolso and Mrs Fahy. There is no cost and no audition required. We look forward to seeing you there! Please note there will be no rehearsal this Friday 5 March due to the swimming carnival. Rehearsals will re-commence next week on Friday 12 March.

Private Music Lessons

Private music tuition is available on a range of instruments. Students​ ​electing​ ​to​ ​take​ ​private​ ​music​ ​lessons​ ​must​ ​do​ ​so​ ​for​ ​a​ ​minimum​ ​of​ ​six​ ​months​ ​(one​ ​semester). There is an additional charge​ ​for​ ​the​ ​use​ ​of​ ​a​ ​College​ ​instrument.  

Parents who would like their sons to commence instrumental lessons must complete a private music registration form by clicking on the following link: https://Private Music Tuition Form

Private music tuition is available at Waverley College

Private music tuition builds commitment and resilience and is available at Waverley College

 


Cadets – AFX Camp

From MAJ(AAC) Julie-Ann de Kantzow, Commanding Officer WCCU

With just three weeks to go until AFX, now is the time to make sure your son has everything he needs for camp. A copy of the Equipment List is attached below.

 Please note, the last day you can source anything from the Q Clothing Store is FRIDAY 19 MARCH. There will be no time in the week leading up to camp to source any equipment or uniform, as we are loading and moving camp supplies to Canberra.

It would be helpful for your son to do a practice pack, so he knows what he still needs to source from Q Clothing Store at lunchtime or after school on:

  • Wednesday 3 March
  • Wednesday 10 March
  • Wednesday 17 March

If you would like an easy solution to gathering some of the equipment to be supplied from home, you may like to take advantage of the John Star Order Form plus Equipment List in this link: Cadet Equipment List.pdf

This is merely a convenience option for time-poor parents. These items are equally available from camping and convenience stores.

If you are having trouble finding the original AFX email with the Joining Instruction, Equipment List and other information pertaining to camp, it was sent to all in the Unit on 9 February. Permission, medical details and special dietary requirements are due by 12 March.

In lieu of a Cadet Camp parent information evening, I will be available on Zoom at 7pm on Monday 8 March to speak to you about what your son can expect on AFX, and to answer any queries you may have. To attend this meeting, please click on the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4184053792?pwd=R3YvNWRMTk9LUWFnTEJ6bjdSN2Zmdz09

A reminder that, this coming Friday, there is no Cadets for recruits or junior rank due to the swimming carnival. Our seniors and staff will take this opportunity to prepare for camp with an AFX Briefing.

 I have had a number of enquiries from parents of current Year 8 students keen to join the Cadet program. We look forward to welcoming them to the Cadet Unit at the beginning of Term 3, 2021.

Julie-Ann-de-Kantzow

MAJ(AAC) Julie-Ann de Kantzow, Commanding Officer WCCU

 


Enrolment Applications for Year 5 and Year 7 2023 are Closing Soon

From Ms Kylie Anderson, Registrar

Enrolment applications for 2023 are closing soon.

Should you have a younger son who you would like to enrol at Waverley College in Year 5 or Year 7 in 2023, please ensure you complete an application form.

Please note, if your son is already enrolled at the Junior School at Waverley College, there is no need to place an additional application for Year 7.

Applications close 31 March 2021.

To submit an enquiry click here.

To submit an online application click here.

Contact College Registrar, Ms Kylie Anderson on 9369 0698

 


Running for Premature Babies: Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon Team – Sunday 16 May 2021

From Ms Gemma Brown, Assistant Head of Science

Waverley College will be supporting the Running With Premature Babies Foundation in the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon on Sunday 16 May. The Running for Premature Babies Foundation was set up by Waverley parent Sophie Smith in honour of her triplet sons who did not survive their prematurity.

The charity is aiming to raise $180,000 through this event for a state-of-the-art portable ultrasound machine for the NICU at the Royal Hospital for Women. Premature babies need ultrasounds to diagnose many conditions, especially those related to their hearts and brains. This new machine will mean that premature babies at the Royal Hospital for Women will have timely access to the most advanced scanning equipment possible, giving them a better chance of survival.

Please join our Waverley team! Either sign up to run the 21km SMH Half Marathon on 16 May (registrations open soon), or pledge to run your own distance wherever you like on the same day. This team is open to all and we would love to see as many people in the community get involved. 

To join the Waverley College fundraising team go to: https://smhhalfmarathon2021.grassrootz.com/running-for-premature-babies/waverley-college

You will receive a free running singlet and cap, and can join free running training in Centennial Park.

Free Running Training details are as follows:

  • Sunday 7am in Centennial Park, meeting on Dickens Drive, near the toilet block.
  • Wednesday evenings 7pm is interval training, meeting at Queens Park near the gym equipment on Darley Road.

Challenge yourself this May and help save the lives of premature babies!

 


Waverley Council Seeking Feedback

The bike lane dividers on Henrietta Street Waverley have now been in place for over a year. They were installed to improve safety for bike riders and pedestrians and to clarify the use of bike lanes on Henrietta Street.  Please let Waverley Council know your thoughts on this trial at https://haveyoursay.waverley.nsw.gov.au/henrietta-street-bike-lane-divider-trial .  Survey closes 28 March.