From the Head of College, Graham Leddie
Half Yearly Examinations
All boys in Year 7-10 are currently undergoing their half yearly examinations and we wish them all the best with their respective subjects. It is very important to maintain good habits during this time – healthy diet, exercise, hydration and most importantly sleep as this will have the greatest impact on boys’ ability to have the right frame of mind to recall facts, comprehend and respond to problems.
Actions have Consequences
Most of our actions have either a positive or negative consequence. One could argue a third option of neutral consequence is possible. Problems arise however, when we don’t think about or recognise the possible consequences of our action or we get away with our actions a few times without a consequence which leads to a false sense of security. In these circumstances, we of course are playing with great risk, that only suddenly becomes very clear when a tragedy occurs or we get caught out. The tragedy or consequences then usually have a ripple effect upon others and can drag families into very difficult circumstances. The College has some clear boundaries which are outlined in each student’s diary and are also reiterated to the boys throughout the year across multiple forums. Communities need boundaries to ensure they prosper and are safe environments to learn and work in. Encourage your son to make good choices in his life, we all make mistakes, but learning from these mistakes is very important in determining the man he will become. Also remind him that some consequences have significant ramifications and they can influence his journey dramatically.
NSW Pierre de Coubertin Academy
Congratulations to Jack Hardwick-Owen who has been awarded the Pierre de Coubertin Award. This is a prestigious award that recognises secondary school students who demonstrate values which are consistent with the Olympic Movement through participation in sporting activities. Each year, secondary school teachers are invited to nominate one recipient for the Award from Year 10, 11 or 12. Each nominee must participate actively in the school’s physical education program with a consistently positive attitude and must have represented the school in sport.
Congratulations to Hunter Foley (Year 12) who in 2017 received a NSW Police Eastern Suburbs Local Area Command Commendation for:
“Being recognised for his assistance in apprehending an offender who committed a break and enter offence in Waverley. Hunter chased and restrained the offender in violent circumstances. As a direct result of Hunter’s actions, police were able to arrest and charge the offender who was later convicted and sentenced”.
The Commendation ceremony took place last Tuesday, 5 June 2018.
Congratulations to Robbie Beal who will be representing New South Wales in swimming on Saturday, 16 June.
CIS Cross Country
Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent CAS at the CIS Cross Country on 14 June at Eastern Creek.
Year 12: Kiva Gwynne, Jonathon Schacht, Charles McGrath
Year 11: Til Kathriner, George Vouros, Oscar Davis
Year 10: Alex Talbot, Monty Parsons
Year 9: Thomas Clothier, Hugh Clothier, Remy Crompton-Lamb, Luuk Zilich, Kurt
Year 8: Banjo Studholme, Leo Morgan, Liam Davis
Year 7: Hugo Morgan
CIS Rugby League
Congratulations to the following students who were selected to trial for NSW CIS Rugby League.
U15’s: Christian Smirnotis, Aaron Dimovitch, Emmanuel Di Bartolo, Davvy Moale, Clem Halaholo.
U18’s: Luca Moretti, Marco Moretti, Lathan Hutchinson-Walters, Jarrod MacAskill, Levi Milford
In the U15’s Christian Smirnotis and Davvy Moale were chosen to play in the NSW team. In the Open’s all boys were selected.
Max D’Agostino is playing for the NSW U17’s AFL team this weekend.
CAS Drill Competition Team
The following Cadets represented the College in the CAS Drill competition held at Knox Grammar on Wednesday, 6 June.
Year 9: Charles Adonis, Isaac Kopsiaftis, Noah Matet, Luca Paolella, Bryn Parry, James Privett, Hayden Walker.
Year 10: Joshua Cornelius, Cullen Di Mattina, Aidan Korpa, Brock Preston, Noah Ratcliff, Christopher Salem, Joseph Simonella, Emile Stephenson.
Year 11: Fletcher Duff, Cooper Flynn, Joshua Gleeson, Hugh Marshall, Bradley Marzol, Logan Ryan, Samuel Tsaousis, Nathaniel Yarrow.
Year 12: Dylan Jackson, Flynn Schulz
Men’s Health Week – 11-17 June 2018
The school will mark Men’s Health Week with a number of events next week. This year the them is, ‘Men and families – Making Healthy Connections’. The theme explores the different ways that families support the health and wellbeing of men and boys and the positive contribution that men and boys make to their families.
Pilates on the Beach
For the second year the College will offer a free pilates session for students and their dads on Thursday, 14 June at 7.00am (sharp) on the sand in front of the main Lifeguard Tower on Bondi Beach. The event is open to Waverley College fathers (or male role-models) and their sons. Places are strictly limited by Waverley Council to 100 people. Please be sure to bring along a yoga mat or towel. Students MUST wear full PE uniform to this event (no other sport uniform items are acceptable). Fathers should wear clothing that is comfortable for moving and stretching. This is a free event but you MUST register to attend as numbers are limited. BOOK HERE.
At the conclusion of the session, students will walk together back to the College where free fruit will be available for all students.
Throughout the week a variety of additional activities will be available to promote health, wellness and positive social connections for our students.
The Good News
We are living in an environment where being unhealthy has become normal. Over half of adults and more than one in five children in NSW are overweight or obese, increasing their risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and type 2 diabetes later in life. The good news? It’s never too late to make a change for yourself or your family. Small changes to your lifestyle can make a big difference. We need to change normal. We need to make healthy normal.
Find out more about making healthy normal HERE.