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

Director of Co-curricular, Mr Steve O'Donnell

Director of Co-curricular, Mr Steve O'Donnell

2023 Co-curricular Reminders


Last Saturday saw the final few fixtures for the 2022 year. Well done to those Water Polo and Cricket sides that performed well, with Will Hickey scoring an unbeaten century for the 1st XI against Barker, and the 2nds Water Polo on a gritty victory.

Congratulations, Will Hickey

Congratulations, Will Hickey

I also want to congratulate Oliver Aboud and Zion Poitaha on their recent selections in the Rugby Australia U16 development squad.

We were also so excited to have three Waverley College Old Boys all on the field at the same time, representing the Wallabies in their famous ‘come from behind’ victory against Wales on Saturday. Well done to Jed Holloway, Ben Donaldson and Sam Talakai.

Ben Donaldson, Sam Talakai and Jed Holloway

Ben Donaldson, Sam Talakai and Jed Holloway

Summer Season 2022-23

We commence the second half of the summer season in Term 1 2023, as well as welcoming our new Year 7s into the Senior School. The training schedule that was published this term will remain the same for those students in Years 8-12, however, we will also be accommodating that new year group.

For the first three weeks of Term 1, 2023, we will also be accepting Winter Activity change requests. Any requests submitted after Week 3 will not be considered. A request also does not guarantee that we can accommodate all changes.

Leave Requests Per Calendar Year

I also understand that we have a large number of students who undertake a range of external activities, and many of these happen in Term 1 such as Touch Football State Cup, Oztag and Surf-Lifesaving Championships.

Please note that any student is entitled to two leave requests in a calendar year, and that these must be in writing to myself with two weeks’ notice where possible.

Students and parents/carers also need to be aware of other events happening throughout the year, and be selective for when they decide to request these exemptions.

Please do not use the College app to apply for leave. Any absences due to illness or injury can be recorded through the College app.

SwimFit, Pre-Season Rugby and Football, and Cricket Camps

A number of activities occur over the Christmas break, including SwimFit, Pre-Season Rugby and Football, and Cricket Camps. Those students keen on these, need to check their emails and the Waverley College app for the necessary invitations, and to sign up.


For any family departing Waverley College at the end of this year, I want to wish you well and thank you for all of your efforts and contribution to the co-curricular program at Waverley.

I hope our whole community have a safe, happy and Holy Christmas.