FROM STEPHEN O’DONNELL, DIRECTOR OF CO-CURRICULAR
Winter 2018 co-curricular captains and 1sts teams
This week we presented our Winter 2018 co-curricular captains and 1sts teams. Congratulations to all who were presented. I am confident these fine young men will be great role models for all other students. At the assembly a number of expectations in regards to the season were mentioned. This included appropriate attire at all venues, punctuality to training and games and most importantly respect for the opposition, all officials, coaches and staff. This season is another great opportunity to continue to grow the positive culture in all areas of the college, including co-curricular. Our convenors and coaches have already done some amazing work in regards to setting up the season. All activities were recognised at the assembly and all activities are just as important as any other in regards to the delivery of our co-curricular program.
A busy second term ahead
This is a busy term and there are a number of important events coming up, including the Drama Production on May 22 and 23, the Music Festival in preparation for the Music Tour at the end of term and the commencement of the CSDA Debating competition this Friday evening against St Clare’s Waverley.
CAS will also be trialling a different winter tennis competition this term with boys playing opposition students of a similar ranking rather than in year groups. Hopefully, this provides all players with more competitive matches. This also means that some players may be at a venue without Waverley staff present but will be under the duty of care of the host school’s venue manager.
This Saturday is the first Supporter Duty for the year, with Year 7 expected to attend. Traditionally whichever year group on Supporter Duty would support either the 1st XI or the 1st XV however we have adjusted the policy to include 1sts AFL, 1sts Volleyball and 1sts Debating. Students can attend any 1sts game to cover their duty and need to have their name marked off by the coach or convenor. We are expecting a good crowd to watch the 1st XI Football play their first ever CAS game on QP1 against Knox, as well as the 1st XV playing Riverview, which will commence with an Indigenous Ceremony and Acknowledgement of Country prior to the match. Any student supporting these teams needs to be behind the rope on the pavilion side (Southern side) of the field please. Positive cheering for all teams is also essential. We have also put the challenge to all teams and students to have no more red cards for the rest of the season.
We invite all Chess players in Years 7-12 to join our Chess group who practice in the Library area most lunchtimes. We have also employed an International Chess Master to work with our Chess players in E24 every Wednesday during lunch to develop this activity towards another co-curricular option. Any student at any level is welcome to join this group.
I wish all teams and competitors the very best for the 2018 winter season. Go the Waves!