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From the Director of Co-curricular, Mr Stephen O’Donnell

Waverley College, Steven O'Donnell

Director of Co-curricular, Mr Stephen O'Donnell

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Read more: Canteen support greatly valued, Cross Country Top 10 winners, two NSW CIS Swimming champs, new consequences for Waverley College uniform breaches, 1st AFL, Lawrence Campbell Oratory Competition Representation and Debating, Water Polo and NSW Touch selections, check your team for this Saturday’s games, College tutorials have started, upcoming NSW School Snow Sports events.

 


Round 1 of Winter Activities

A big thank you and well done to the whole Waverley College Years 5-12 community, on the first full round of winter fixtures last Saturday. Whilst the rain still impacted, and there were a number of cancellations prior to and on the day, those matches that did go ahead were all played in a good spirit and with good sportsmanship throughout the day.

Canteen Support is Greatly Valued

I especially want to thank all of the parents who stepped in and assisted in the canteen, the after match 1sts functions, and at the BBQ last Saturday, as well as those parents who were at Queens Park from early Saturday morning into the evening. We are so blessed to have these parents who volunteer so much of their time to ensure we are delivering a high-quality program and hospitality for visiting school communities. We would love to have more parents involved, to better share the load! 

Cross Country – Waverley Celebrates Four Top 10 Winners

I also want to thank Mr Jeremy Roff and Mr Nicholas Brophy for their hard work in hosting the first Cross Country event at North Ryde last weekend, in some very challenging conditions. Well done to Evan Rowbowtham, Joshua Peters, Campbell Groves and Dominic McGrath who all finished in the top ten for their respective divisions.

Congratulations to our Two NSW CIS Swimming Champs

  • Ryan McNamara – Firsts in Three Events

Well done also to Ryan McNamara (Year 7), on placing first in his three events at NSWCIS Swimming this week in 12yrs 50m free, 50m fly, 100m free. This is a huge achievement.

Ryan McNamara

Ryan McNamara

  • Scott Swinburn – Second Place

Special mention to Scott Swinburn (Year 11) on his second place in the 200m backstroke.

Thank you to our Aquatics Convenor Ms Nicola Silsby and Head Swim coach Mr Nick Nezval for assisting with the CAS swim team on Monday and Tuesday.

Are You Wearing the Full Waverley College Uniform?

Some reminders to all students, that only the new Waverley College attire is acceptable. If you are at any sporting venue to spectate and support, you must be in full Waverley College Co-curricular uniform (ie Waverley College sporting attire) OR Waverley College winter academic uniform.

Last week, there were, unfortunately, a number of students that were wearing variations of attire including non-school hoodies, shorts and other items. From this weekend, there will be consequences. If any student is not in the full correct attire, they will be asked to leave the venue.

Winter Co-curricular Uniform

Winter Co-curricular Uniform

Student wearing the new academic uniform

Winter Academic Uniform

1st AFL

I had the pleasure of watching the 1sts AFL on Friday evening, in what was a very physical and hard-fought contest against Newington. It was great to see so many students there supporting the team, but can I also request that those students ensure they are correctly attired.

Lawrence Campbell Oratory Competition Representation and Debating

We also had Christian Kitas representing the College at the prestigious Lawrence Campbell Oratory competition last Friday evening. Our Debating teams have their first rounds of CSDA Debating away to Loreto Kirribilli this coming Friday, and we wish all of those students and staff well. 

Water Polo and NSW Touch Selections – We Salute Ehran and Sunny

I want to make special mention of Ehren Little (Year 10), who was recently selected in the Australian U16 Water Polo side as a 15-year-old. This is an amazing achievement and we will recognise Ehren later this year.

I also want to congratulate Sunny Steyn (Year 7), who competed at the NSW Touch selection championships, where he was the top try scorer and was selected in the NSW merit squad.

Sunny Steyn

Sunny Steyn

Check Your Team for This Saturday’s Games

We have a big weekend this weekend with home games against Knox and Riverview. I want to wish all teams well.

We will make a number of selection changes this week at training, based on last weekend’s performances, and all students need to ensure they are aware of the teams they are playing in this Saturday.

College Tutorials Have Started

  • Year 12 Tutorials

We commenced our Year 12 tutorials this week, and students and parents will be emailed the available schedules each week.

  • Years 7-10 Literacy (Monday and Tuesday) and Numeracy (Wednesday and Thursday) Tutorials

Literacy and Numeracy Tutorials also recommenced this week in the College Library. These are open to any student wishing to seek support in these academic areas. Times are 3:30-4:40pm and students just have to show up. The programs are repeated over two days to allow students to still meet their co-curricular requirements.

Students during a senior study group session in the library

Upcoming NSW School Snow Sports Events

We have had some recent inquiries regarding students entering the NSW School Snow Sports events in the July holidays. Gratefully we have a parent, Ms Paula McCabe, who is prepared to organise this for any student at a competitive level in snowsports.

Please also note that it is the parents’ and students’ responsibilities to arrange entry and accommodation. Paula can be emailed: pmccabe@pmclegal-australia.com

 

Good luck to all activities this weekend.

 

Mr Steve O’Donnell

Director of co-curricular

E: sodonnell@waverley.nsw.edu.au