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From the Deputy Principal – Students, Ms Gabby Smith

Deputy Principal - Students, Ms Gabby Smith

Deputy Principal - Students, Ms Gabby Smith

Attendance at School

Throughout 2024 there will be extra monitoring of student attendance.

“Non-attendance has a variety of effects on students, both academically and socially. Absenteeism can increase social isolation, including alienation and lack of engagement with the school community and peers, leading to emotional and behavioural difficulties.” (Carroll, 2013; Gottfried, 2014).

The importance of attending school each day is paramount. The goal for every student is to be sitting on 96% attendance for the year.

Image: courtesy Powerstock School

Image: courtesy Powerstock School

Parent/Mentor/Student Interviews

On Monday, 26 February, from 1:30pm-3:30pm, parents/carers of students in Years 7-12 are invited to meet their son’s Wellbeing Mentor via Zoom, to engage in a conversation that will help us to best cater to their needs in 2024. This important initiative supports our student Wellbeing program.

The purpose is to know as much as possible about each student, both in and out of the classroom. By identifying their goals, hopes, dreams and aspirations for the future, we can work together to bring about the best possible learning outcomes for your son. We rely on the three-way partnership formed between the College, families and your son for this to occur.

These meetings are in addition to Parent/Teacher academic interviews, which will also take place later in the semester.

Early Dismissal on Monday, 26 February 2024

Students in Years 7-12 will be dismissed at 1pm, because it is expected, where possible, that students will attend these meetings with their parents/carers. Limited supervision will be provided in the Library and in the Centenary Quad from 1pm-3:15pm.

How to Make a Booking

Bookings can be made by logging into the Waverley College Parent Lounge via the parent landing page. Bookings will open at 9am on Monday, 12 February and close at 3:30pm on Friday, 23 February.


  1. Log into the Parent Lounge by clicking on the Parent Lounge tile
  2. Once logged in, select Parent Teacher Interviews from the menu on the left-hand side
  3. Zoom codes will be sent to parents/carers on the morning of the interviews. If you are having issues accessing the portal please contact: iAssist at

L2 Randwick and L3 Kingsford Lines Weeknight Full Closures

Please find below information from Transdev Sydney, operator of Sydney’s light rail network about planned trackwork next week.

From Monday 12 to Wednesday 14 February 2024, nightly from 9pm to 1am, L2 Randwick and L3 Kingsford lines light rail services will not run due to planned trackwork and maintenance works.

During this time, use alternative transport including:

  • Replacement and regular bus services or train services between Central Chalmers Street and Randwick or Juniors Kingsford,
  • Train services, regular bus services or walk, between Circular Quay and Central Chalmers Street.

Please allow extra travel time and use the Trip Planner to plan ahead or check travel alerts to see if your travel is affected.

For enquiries and feedback visit


Ms Gabby Smith

Deputy Principal – Students