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From the Deputy Principal – Student & Staff Wellbeing, Mr Patrick Brennan

Deputy Principal - Student & Staff Wellbeing, Mr Patrick Brennan

Mr Patrick Brennan, Deputy Principal - Student & Staff Wellbeing

Year 12 Formal

300 guests are attending the Year 12 Formal at Darling Island on Friday evening, to celebrate their final year at the College prior to the commencement of the ‘business end’ of the year, with the commencement of the Higher School Certificate Trial Examinations in Term 3.

Students, their partners and the wellbeing team will enjoy a delicious three-course meal, followed by several hours on the dance floor, brought to life by the Doltone House resident DJ.

Year 12 Valedictory Dinner

The decision to add an additional event to the Year 12 calendar was made by senior students in consultation and collaboration with our Parents’ Association and College Leadership Team.

Year 12 parents now have the opportunity to celebrate their son’s graduation at a Valedictory Dinner in graduation week. We have already found this to be the preferred option for parents who have had multiple sons graduate from our College.

Calling Budding Filmmakers 

With last year’s WaveFest Film Festival being affected by COVID-19, we know there is a lot of creative energy here at Waverley College, and many budding filmmakers amongst our students. Have you and your son/s heard about REELise?

Studio 10 Live Cross with Martin Dingle-Wall

Our WaveFest students in 2021 at Studio 10 Live Cross with actor, producer and screenwriter Martin Dingle-Wall

REELise is an Australian charity formed to safeguard and support young people. Created as a community response to cyberbullying and the impacts of digital life on youth mental health, their focus is on equipping young people to use their digital tools and platforms creatively and purposefully to inspire respectful, responsible and healthy online behaviours. Their central program is a youth film festival – the REELise Film Festival – targeted at empowering and showcasing the stories of young Australians, aged 10-18 years.

Each year, the REELise Film Festival screens stories by young people about navigating life, in VMAX at Event Cinemas in Sydney, and livestreams that broadcast for a national viewing audience. As well as inspiring digital creativity by students, and developing confidence, teamwork and technical skills, the Festival broadens awareness about issues of bullying, discrimination and digital life management, providing a valuable educational resource to foster tolerance, empathy and good digital citizenship.

Based on mobile device filmmaking (smartphone or tablet), the Festival provides an accessible medium for young storytellers from varied backgrounds around Australia, to share their perspectives and life experiences.

REELise Film Festival

This year with the support of Commonwealth Government funding, REELise is offering free online interactive filmmaking programs for students 10-18 years in the July school holidays, to support filmmaking for social good.

>>> Click here to view more information about the REELise workshops.

How Do I Enter?

Closing Date for Entries: Friday, 5 August

Cost: Program participation (normally $90 for 10-13 years, and $120 for 14-18 years), is free for a limited time to young people around Australia, when using the code CHANGETHEWORLD at checkout

>>> Click here to view more information about the REELise Film Festival.


Mr Patrick Brennan

Deputy Principal – Student & Staff Wellbeing