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From Director of Co-Curricular, Mr Steve O’Donnell

Director of Co-curricular, Mr Stephen O'Donnell

Director of Co-curricular, Mr Stephen O'Donnell

End of Summer Activities

As we rapidly come to the end of the 2019/20 summer season, I want to thank all convenors, coaches, staff, parents and students for their great efforts. In particular, I want to thank all of the Year 12 students for their commitment to various activities throughout their time at Waverley. We still have one more round to go – and I am sure that all students will want to finish their summer season off in the best way possible, by representing the College in the highest standards.

Well done to our swim squad on Saturday night at the EREA annual swimming carnival in North Sydney. We took home three of the four shields on offer and were unlucky not to take home the junior shield, as we had many students at the State Nippers Age Championships. Well done also to all of the nippers at the State Championships. Many Waverley boys competed and medalled for their various surf clubs.

A special mention to Campbell Groves, who last week secured an overall 4th (2nd in CIS) at the NSW All Schools Triathlon Individual Event – and who then went on to medal at the Nippers Championships with his surf club. What an amazing effort!

Well done to our two teams who competed in the intermediate triathlon teams race on Thursday. These boys did the college very proud. Will Cooley also represented Australia at the first Sail GP race in Sydney against some of the best sailors in the world, where he secured a third place. I would also like to mention the 1st XI Cricket side and 1sts and 2nds basketball, who achieved resounding victories in the final home games for the season.

The following weekend – 14/15 March – is a sport-free weekend, as we are running our winter staff and coaches induction. For most activities, the winter season will commence on Monday, 16 March.

Next week is CAS Swimming and Diving Championships at Homebush. This is a compulsory event for Years 8 and 11 as well as prefects. More information regarding this will be sent out soon.

Please also be reminded that the cricket and swimming/water polo presentation evenings are being held at the College on Friday, 13 March, with basketball on Saturday, 14 March.

We will be screening a number of students who have requested to go into rugby next week, based on the new safety guidelines for confidence in contact and appropriateness of new students into rugby. The guidelines are based on serious injuries that have occurred in the last couple of years during schoolboy rugby in Australia. We have a vital duty of care to ensure the safety of players. Students who are deemed too inexperienced, or who are unable to meet the physical requirements, will be placed in an alternative activity.

Best wishes to all teams this weekend – and “Go the Waves!”