From the Director of Co-curricular, Steve O’Donnell
Coaching Positions Available
Waverley College is seeking paid Rugby and Football coaches for the 2018 season. All coaches need to have a NSW Working with Children Check. Please contact Steve O’Donnell: firstname.lastname@example.org
We continued some good form last week in most co-curricular activities and also impressive individual and team results. Some of the highlights included: the great wins by many basketball teams including 1sts and 2nds; the 7A’s tennis performances; our chess team continuing their great results this year; outstanding swims at the CAS Invitational; and a couple of good wins in cricket.
Thank you to all students for their efforts before and after school this week with the summer sports photos. These have been quite smooth and we will be repeating the process in winter to lessen the impact on teaching and learning.
Swimming carnival information
Next week we have our House Swimming Carnival on Thursday 1 March at SOPAC, Homebush. A letter will be sent home, however, all students in Years 7-10 will need to be at school by 7.45am to catch buses out to the venue, and will return to school by 3pm. Students in Years 11 and 12 may make their own way to the venue or choose to catch a bus at 7.45am. Parents are welcome to attend. Students are encouraged to take their own lunches, as food at the venue is very expensive and queues are quite long. All students are required to wear their house shirts. Any absences on the day will require a medical certificate. There will also be no training on this day.
- Special mention to Luka Latinovic of Year 7 who won the Junior Division Mountain Bike Race at Homebush last weekend. A great performance against some tough opposition.
- Special mention also to Saia Afeaki who was mentioned in the Cerebal Palsy Alliance newsletter last week for his selection as Footballer of the Year by Pararoos coach Chris Pyne. Chris praised the “overall development in Saia’s skills, he always looked comfortable sitting within the defence, but has now developed the skills to participate in attack, to both set up chances, but also to convert them himself using his pace.”
- Mac Jenkins was awarded a CIS Blue Award last Friday night, with honours for his selection in 2017 as Captain of the Australian and NSW U16 Cricket teams. This one of the highest honours any student at this age can win – well done!
Sport this week
We have an away game for 1st and 2nd basketball teams this Friday night against Cranbrook, commencing from 6pm. Any student who is attending and supporting must be in full College uniform. If students are not in the correct gear they will be asked to leave. Please note that all winter co-curricular changes have now been finalised and on Monday 5 March we will have our winter activities check. We also have the Christian Brother Swimming Carnival at North Sydney from 7pm on Saturday night and this a great opportunity for the final selections for the upcoming CAS Swimming Championships on 15 March.
Next Monday 26 February is our Parent/Mentor Meeting event and there will be no training in the afternoon only. Training next Monday morning we be on as normal.
Good luck to all teams this week and ‘Go the Waves!’