R U OK? Day
R U OK? Is a day and a cause with an extremely close connection to Waverley College. We will be celebrating R U OK? Day next Wednesday, 6 September, even though here at the College we know that everyday is an R U OK? Day, where we can check in with our friends and families and have a meaningful conversation. The message this year is ‘I’m Here to Hear’.
Activities next Wednesday will include;
- Years 7-12 Assembly with R U OK? ambassador and Waverley College Aboriginal Liaison Officer, Mr Kevin Heath
- For a gold coin donation, students in Years 5-12 can wear their PE uniform*
- Cup cakes for $3 will be sold during recess at both the Junior and Senior school
- Year 5 students and their Year 10 ‘big brothers’ will create a human R U OK? banner
- R U OK? activities in Wellbeing time
- Inter-house dodgeball competition.
Let the people in your world know you’re here, to really hear, because a conversation could change a life.
*If Senior School students have any practical TAS lessons scheduled on Wednesday, the students will need to bring their school shoes with them to be able to access the workshops (e.g. Food Tech, Woodwork, Hospitality etc.).
Final House Meetings with Years 11 and 12 Students, Thursday 7 September
The final House meetings with our Years 11 and 12 students will be on Thursday, 7 September from 8:45am-9:30am.
This is an opportunity for the younger students to farewell the Year 12 students with a special presentation and wish them well as they near the end of their journey at Waverley College.
This is also the last day of classes for Year 11 students as they commence their yearly exams on Friday, 8 September.
Waverley Council Safe Routes to School Survey – Extended to 11 September
Waverley Council is kicking off our Safe Routes to School program, which aims to make walking safer and easier. We’re also looking to encourage parents/carers and children to choose walking, scooting or riding to school.
The well-understood benefits of walking to school include increased physical activity, better concentration in class, and improved wellbeing through a degree of independence. This is in addition to reducing car congestion around schools.
Waverley College has joined in our first round of the program. Achieving this requires teamwork. Council can improve footpaths, install crossings, improve lighting, and other infrastructure and safety upgrades where it’s needed most.
We would like your feedback about the most important upgrades needed so your child can safely travel to school. Please do so via the survey and map by clicking the button below – by 11 September please.
You can use any existing Waverley Council Have Your Say login or create a new one by clicking “Join” on the Have Your Say homepage and following the prompts.
Ms Gabby Smith
Deputy Principal – Students