Final Week of Term 2 Activities
Thank you and well done to all students, staff and coaches for your efforts at Term 2 co-curricular activities. Waverley students continue to perform well in a number of areas, with many also representing Waverley and CAS teams this week and into the holidays.
I want to make special mention of our Year 10 Debating team who are now through to the finals of the CSDA debating season, and we wish them and their coaches all the best.
Unfortunately, we have had to postpone our House Track & Field Carnival to Monday, 29 August due to the ongoing capital works at ES Marks Athletics Field. More information about this event will be published early in Term 3.
CAS Rugby Teams – Congratulations Students and Staff
Last week, we had a number of students selected for CAS Rugby teams. Congratulations to the following students and staff:
- CAS U16s
Joseph Tangi, Zion Poitaha, Oliver Aboud, James Nestor, Jordan McCreery, Troy Patea, Kahu Capper, Declan Minto
Shadows: Peter Fragias, Thomas Johnson
Coach: Mr S O’Donnell
Manager: Ms K Downey
- CAS Opens
1sts: Ethan Halakatoua, Tino Jahnke-Tavana
Coach: Mr L Drew-Morris
2nds: AJ Preketes, Ky Pule, Solomon Tuqiri, Jonti Moorshead-Fieldel, Caleb Sinclair-Harris, Noah Tofaeono
Shadows: Jonas Dowling, Ben Finegan
We wish all of these players and staff well for their fixtures and State-level selections, as well as all of the other CAS representatives this week in AFL and Football.
1sts Teams Learn From Mr Kevin Heath (Waverley College Indigenous Liaison Officer) and Uncle Dean Kelly (Bidgigal Elder)
This week, we also had all of our 1sts teams spend some time with Mr Kevin Heath and Uncle Dean Kelly. The boys worked on the importance of identity, and improving cultural awareness and understanding before our Indigenous Round on Saturday, 30 July. This ensures that all 1sts teams have a better appreciation of what the round means, its relevance, and why they are wearing the ‘specially designed’ 1sts attire.
Tottenham Hotspur and University of Wollongong Partnership
Check Out These July Opportunities!
- Waverley College continues its partnership with Tottenham Hotspur and the University of Wollongong (UOW). UOW is offering a taster day on Thursday, 14 July from 9:30am – 12:30pm, that also includes the THFC Global Football Program. Are you a senior student who may be interested? If so, please email Mr Robert Gold. E: Robert.Gold@tottenhamhotspur.com
- There is also an opportunity for Football students in Years 9-12 to join the UOW Tottenham Hotspur Elite Development Program on Monday, 4 July – Thursday, 7 July from 9:30am – 4pm. This is a four-day program for high school students in Years 9 to 12, held on campus at UOW, with a focus on developing players’ technique and understanding of football. This includes on-field training sessions, performance analysis (video), nutrition education, benchmark testing, yoga and more. All attendees will be provided with a full buffet lunch each day. For more information, please visit their development program website or call their office on 02 4298 1525.
- Mr Robert Gold and the team from UOW and THFC will also conduct some more training sessions with a number of our teams early in Term 3, as well as speak to a number of players about the opportunities and pathways available to them beyond school.
My very best wishes to the whole community for a safe and happy holiday break.
Mr Steve O’Donnell
Director of Co-curricular