I want to take this opportunity to congratulate the students on a fantastic Term and a wonderful year. I am incredibly impressed with how all students handled the new ICT policy and have put phones away. I have watched students reconnecting on the playground and enjoying the company of their peers. It has been a very positive experience.
As we enter the final stretch, I encourage all students to persevere and finish strong, wearing their uniform with pride and modelling exemplary behaviour inside and outside the College, particularly on public transport.
I want students to reflect on their accomplishments, draw strength from their efforts, and approach upcoming challenges with the same vigour as we come to the end of another year.
Step Out Speak Out Walk
This morning Waverley College participated in the Step Out Speak Out Walk which raises awareness about domestic violence and asks everyone to stand up and say no to domestic violence.
The annual Walk marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, marking the beginning of 16 days of activism, culminating in Human Rights Day on 10 December 2023. The walk is organised by the NSW Police Eastern Beaches LAC and Randwick Council.
As a College, we are proud to participate in this important community event each year and walk together in solidarity in support of the elimination of violence towards women. Empowering change starts with every step.
Our Waverley College Year 12 students united at the Step Out Speak Out Walk hosted by Randwick City Council in solidarity with other schools in the local community, taking a powerful stand against domestic violence. Together, we raise our voices for a safer, more compassionate future.
Students Anton Svensson and Remy Frampton spoke about positive relationships and ended their speeches by strongly advocating for commitment to change and accountability.
Anton: “So, let us collectively commit to dismantling the silence surrounding coercive control. By acknowledging past behaviours and actively seeking improvement, we’ll pave the way for a future where empathy and respect will prevail.”
Remy: “As students and advocates for change, we call upon all of us to stand together, unified in holding one another accountable and vehemently opposing any form of violence or disrespect. Today, as we take these steps, let us carry forth the spirit of this walk. Let’s advocate for respect, equality, and healthy relationships not just during these 16 days of activism but as a commitment to every day that follows.”
Presentation Day – Tuesday, 5 December
We are looking forward to celebrating our successes in 2023 as a College community at our Presentation Day events on Tuesday, 5 December.
- Years 5-8 Presentation Ceremony, 9am – 10:30am in the Gymnasium.
- Years 9-12 Presentation Ceremony, 12pm – 1:30pm in the Gymnasium.
It is compulsory for all students from Years 5-12 to attend the Presentation Day Ceremony for their respective Year group. All students are to wear their full academic summer uniform.
Parents and carers of students who are receiving an award will be invited to attend and will be notified in a separate email including an RSVP form.
Student Attendance will be Recorded
Senior School students should arrive 15 minutes before the event begins, to be seated and have their attendance recorded.
Junior School students are to arrive at school at 8:15am to have their attendance recorded and then make their way to the Senior School gymnasium to be seated.
After the Years 5-8 Presentation Day ceremony, students in Years 7-8 will be dismissed from the Senior School at the conclusion of the event at 10:30am.
Students from the Junior School who have parents/carers attending the event, may leave with them straight after. There will be supervision as normal, however, there is the option for your son to leave after the event with written permission.
After the Years 9-12 Presentation Day Ceremony, students in Years 9-12 will be dismissed from the Senior School at the conclusion of the event at 1:30pm.
Live Stream Links
The Presentation Day events will be live streamed, see links below. The links will be shared via the Waverley App on the morning of Presentation Day.
- Years 5-8 Presentation Day https://youtube.com/live/lNlDX24EZSs?feature=share
- Years 9-12 Presentation Day https://youtube.com/live/ZhrOKHTIwk8?feature=share
The Presentation Day will be a wonderful celebration to conclude the school year.
Ms Gabby Smith
Deputy Principal – Students
Christmas Appeal for the Matthew Talbot Hostel: Donations Requested
Matthew Talbot Hostel is a wonderful organisation helping over 35,000 Sydney men each year in providing accommodation, health, counselling and employment assistance. Waverley has had a long history of boys helping in its kiosk in Woolloomooloo, and strongly contributing towards making Christmas easier for those in need.
All boys from all Houses from Years 5-12 are encouraged to bring in toiletry and other items in order to be able to provide essential packs for the homeless and marginalised groups which the Matt Talbot Hostel provides assistance for.
This will run from Week 4 for the whole month of November. Tevlin House students have their Social Justice focus area in homelessness, and will be actively promoting the request to contribute items, and reflect the new Waverley theme of “stronger together, united as one.”
All donations can be brought into daily Mentor Groups, or to the Wellbeing Centre (Senior School), or Junior School Office.
Item list for Waverley Students to Bring in (please note these items must be new):
Toiletry Pack Items – small traveller size ideal (150 toiletry packs are distributed each fortnight to the men accessing services at MTH)
- toothpaste and toothbrush
- soap / body wash
- razor, shaving foam/ gel
- deodorant (small roll on variety)
- tissues (small packets)
- q tips (cotton buds)
- nail clippers
- Mens underpants (XL and XXL especially required)
- Socks (plain white or black in L size)
Many thanks for your support of this great appeal.
Mr John McCallum
Head of Tevlin House