FROM THE DEPUTY HEAD OF COLLEGE, PATRICK BRENNAN
Sporting behaviour expectations
Saturday saw a great start to our winter CAS season with Football making its debut on Queens Park Number One and our annual Acknowledgement of Country.
I was impressed by the uniform and behaviour of our spectators who reflected the values of Waverley College just as much as those on the playing field.
Waverley College has the following expectations for behaviour by students and spectators at our sporting fixtures:
- Spectators should make their presence and support as positive as possible. If our school is hosting, we ask our parents to make visiting parents feel welcome.
- Avoid excessive comments directed towards an individual, even if they are positive. A good example should be set by applauding any skillful performance or play, from either team.
- Officials do make mistakes, but it is not for the spectators to remind officials of this.
- Parents should never seek to give advice to coaches, officials or players during or immediately after a match.
- When visiting another school, respect the host school’s premises and rules in matters such as parking and tidiness.
- If you have concerns, make contact with a senior staff member on game day, or contact the school on Monday and in the first instance ask to speak with your son’s Convenor of Sport. Should issues need to be escalated, our Director of Co-curricular will be informed.
The full CAS Code of Conduct Can be found here
Indigenous Education at Waverley
Last week I met with representatives from the Nangala Project who were pleased with the progress we have made with Indigenous Education at Waverley College. Special guests at this meeting were the parents of one of our students from the Northern Territory as well as Senator for the Northern Territory, Ms Malarndirri McCarthy.
It was a positive meeting and reinforced the College’s commitment to providing opportunities for Indigenous students.
The party met with myself and our Head of Learning Support, Mr David Parnell as well as teachers of our Indigenous students.
A further announcement about our Indigenous Education Program will be made in the coming weeks.
New Switchboard Options
In an attempt to free up our front office staff callers to the College main switch (02 9369 0600) will now be given six options which will allow our staff more time to deal directly with visitors to our campus:
- Press 1 – to report a student absence
- Press 2 – to be connected to the Registrar
- Press 3 – to be connected to iAssist
- Press 4 – to be connected to Accounts
- Press 5 – to be connected to Wellbeing
- Press 6 – to be connected to Reception for all other queries
When pressing 4 for Accounts they will hear a sub menu of:
- Press 1 – to be connected to Accounts Payable
- Press 2 – to be connected to Accounts Receivable/Fees
- Press 6 – to be returned to Reception
Remember that most of our key contacts direct numbers can still be found on the College website under ‘contacts’.