From the Director of the Junior School, Anthony Banboukjian
Prayer for the Week
The Easter Period is the most important time in the life of the Catholic Church as we remember Jesus’s death and resurrection.
Sunday 9th April we celebrate Palm Sunday – Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem.
Thursday 13th April we celebrate Holy Thursday – the night Jesus shared ‘The Last Supper’, was betrayed by Judas and was arrested.
Friday 14th April we celebrate Good Friday – the day Jesus was sentenced to be crucified, carried his cross up to Golgotha and died for us.
Sunday 16th April we celebrate Easter Sunday – the day Jesus rose from the dead and brought new life to the world.
Lord of life,
We pray for all who bring your word of life
As a light to those in darkness
For those who bring your word of peace
To those enslaved by fear
For those who bring your word of love
To those in need of comfort
Lord of love and Lord of peace
Lord of resurrection life
Through our lives and through your power
Christ the Lord is risen to-day
Blessed Edmund Rice: Pray for Us
Mary, Mother of God: Pray for Us
Live, Jesus in our Hearts: Forever
End of Term
It really is hard to believe that we have come to the end of the first term. The boys will finish school on Friday April 7 at the normal time of 3.00pm. I hope everyone has a chance to have a break and enjoy the holidays and ready to come back for an even busier (if possible) term 2.
Term 2 will start for the Junior School on Thursday April 27 (after the parent/student/teacher interviews) with the boys wearing their full winter uniform including their coats. Please ensure all clothing is labeled.
As of the start of term two Waverley College Junior School will have its own Homework Club located in the Junior School library. Hours of operation are strictly 3.00-4.30pm. The expectation of the boys attending the Homework Club is that they study quietly on work required to be completed for school. There will be a teacher on duty each day.
Waverley College Junior School Mothers’ and Grandmothers’ Eucharist
Notice from Mr Stephen Ghattas
The Waverley College Junior School Mothers’ and Grandmothers’ Eucharist will be held at 12 noon on Friday 12 May (Term 2, Week 3) at the Mary Immaculate Parish Church, 45a Victoria Street, Waverley.
Following the Mass a light lunch will be provided at the Junior School. Could you please indicate your attendance for the Mass and Lunch. Please note your son does NOT need to be included in the booking.
If you have a set of brothers in the Junior School, you will only need to fill out the form once.
Please click on the following HERE to confirm your attendance. There is also a link to this on the Waverley College website.
Please RSVP by Monday 1st May 2017 and note that tickets WILL NOT be issued for the event.
A reminder Wednesday April 26 has been set aside for Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews. Bookings close this Friday April 7 at 3.00pm.
Armidale Rugby Tour
We wish all the boys travelling to Armidale to participate in the Rugby Carnival all the best of luck and hope they have a wonderful experience. Thank you to Mr Harris, Ms Hoare, Mr Proudfoot and Mr Ryan for giving up their first weekend of the holidays so the boys can participate in this terrific carnival. Special thanks to Mr Nick Guerrera, an old boy, who has kindly offered his support for the weekend.
The 107th Annual May Procession and Celebration of the Feast of Blessed Edmund Rice will take place on Sunday 7th May.
This is a compulsory event for all staff and students while parents and relatives are most welcome to attend. In the event of a student illness a Doctor’s Certificate is required.
Students need to be present no later than 1.30pm at the Senior Campus and are to meet their class teacher to have their attendance recorded.
IPSHA Cross Country
Last Saturday a number of boys represented Waverley College at the IPSHA Cross Country Carnival held at the Kings School. The junior runners competed in the 2km run while the senior runners ran the 3km circuit.
Congratulations to the following athletes:
Under 10 – 175 runners (Winner – 7:04.83)
- Zachary Duane – 16th place (7:37.16)
- Thomas Park – 31st place (7:57.26)
- Dillon Duke-McCoy – 47th place (8:12.66)
Under 11 – 175 runners (Winner – 11:17.97)
- Callum Penny – 27th place (12:26.90)
- Oliver Neate – 29th place (12:27.98)
- Tashi Harrison – 77th place (13:21.04)
- Hugo Morgan – 87th place (13:46.42)
- Liam Gabriel – 97th place (13:52.37)
- Jack Tindale – 116th place (14:08.09)
- Cormac Morris – 125th place (14:20.36)
- Sonny Mori – 143th place (14:47.56)
- Jack Kerves – 166th place (15:38.66)
Under 12 – 160 runners (Winner – 11:06.54)
- Lucas Young – 10th place (11:45.12)
- Mackenzie Palmer – 31st place (12:27.37)
- Jackson Macauley – 63rd place (13:01.25)
- Alex Phillips – 70th place (13:09.15)
- Angus Birrell – 108th place (13:56.36)
- Edward Kelly – 136th place (14:45.28)
Special congratulations to Lucas who because of his top 15 finish will now represent IPSHA at the CIS Carnival next term.
The Junior School highly values our performing arts program and Mrs Rollins consistently ensures that the boys have an amazing experience in all the groups on offer to the students.
Congratulations to the following boys who have been selected in the Cantores group– very much looking forward to your performances throughout the year.