At Thursday’s College Assembly, I celebrated this week’s upstander, Aungier student Charlie Smith, who was spotted at Charing Cross escorting an elderly lady whilst engaging in conversation, and then pressing the button to ensure she was able to cross the street safely.
Charlie was in perfect and complete academic uniform and was a fantastic advertisement for the College. This was just something so simple and humbling to see. Well done Charlie!
The middle of the Term is a good opportunity to provide a timely reminder of the College’s expectations regarding uniform and appearance. Boys are required to wear their full academic uniform to and from school each day. This includes the College blazer in Terms 2 and 3. Haircuts should be at the same length and not below the collar. Students should be freshly shaven each morning.
A detailed outline of the College expectations appears in the College Diary. These expectations are consistent with other independent schools in the eastern suburbs, and have the support of staff, the Parents’ Association and Old Boys’ Union.
At Waverley College, we hold an expectation that students commit to, and accept responsibility for, their learning. We work in relationships of mutual respect and trust, whereby our students are accountable for their choices that either enable or diminish a positive learning experience. We believe our students should always be well prepared and organised for classes.
The Wellbeing Team relies heavily on the partnership between the College, parents/carers and your sons. Parents/carers are encouraged to support the College by discussing pastoral notes they receive from their son’s teachers during the day, affirming positive notes and looking at constructive feedback as an opportunity for improvement. The more parents and carers support the College, the better the outcomes for their sons.
Mr Patrick Brennan
Deputy Principal – Student & Staff Wellbeing