From the Director of Co-Curricular, Steve O’Donnell
Well done to Max Brooks in Year 9 who was successfully selected in the U15 CAS Cricket side as well as Lachlan Forrest who was selected to trial for CAS to make the NSWCIS Cricket team. We also have a number of staff and coaches who have been selected to coach CAS Teams in 2019:
CAS 1st XI Football – Mr Patrick Darvill
CAS 1st XV Rugby – Mr Scott Coleman
CAS 1st XV Rugby – Mr Paul Cornish
CAS 2nd XV Rugby – Mr Kyle Newbury
CAS U16 Rugby – Mr James Horrocks
CAS U16 Rugby – Mr Steve O’Donnell
CAS Touch Football – Ms Rebecca Gair
CAS Touch Football – Mr Lachlan Drew-Morris
CAS 1st XI Cricket – Mr Greg Elliott
CAS 2nd V Basketball – Mr Johnny Jovine
Waverley College is hosting the 35th Annual Christian Brothers Swimming Carnival at North Sydney this Saturday night from 7pm. I am sure that our swim squad and the coaches will do an amazing job and please come along and support the squad in the last formal carnival before the CAS Championships on 14 March. The CAS Championships is also a compulsory event for all boys in Years 8,10 and 11 as well as Prefects.
We have had a really positive start to the year in a range of co-curricular events and activities. Our 1st XI Cricket played Barker in the T20 Final last week and went down narrowly by 16 runs in a hard-fought final against a very good Barker side. We also have had some impressive performances in Water Polo with our two Year 7 teams playing well and also much improved performances by our U15’s Water Polo. A big thank you to Mrs Marilyn Tanner who has been assisting with training and game strategy that has helped these teams improve so much. Our Touch Football teams have also been performing in both the Tuesday afternoon and Saturday competitions.
Just a reminder that we also have our College House Swimming Carnival at Des Renford on Friday 8 March and parents are welcome to this event also.
We finally have the Gym back on line and all Basketball teams have reverted back to two training sessions per week. This schedule is now on the College website as well as being sent out last week. We are also rapidly moving to the end of the Summer season and commencement of the Winter season. If there are any parents or old boys that are interested in coaching an activity in Winter can I please ask that they get in touch with me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
James Medland, Year 7 sails a Sabot out of Drummoyne Sailing Club. In the 2nd weekend of Sailing Sabot States he won 1st on Handicap (for 2 up class) He also competed in the Nationals in Melbourne out of Sandringham Yacht club in January of this year. Congratulations James!
We are also changing the structure of the Homework Club from the start of the Winter season. Students in Years 7-10 will be able to access the Library Mondays – Thursdays to receive support and tutoring in our Study Group with a focus on Numeracy and Literacy Skills to begin with. There is no cost and this is to supplement these students learning, however, students would still be expected at all other co-curricular commitments. The Parent and Friends Association have also very kindly asked to assist in creating this essential program. We will also be looking at providing some specific subject tutoring for those boys in Stage 6 but as a user pays service.
Best of luck to all teams and activities over the next two weeks and ‘Go the Waves!’