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From the Director of Junior School: 24 March

From the Director of Junior School, Anthony Banboukjian

Contacting Teachers

Whilst an email to teachers makes the communication process far easier and faster, parents are asked to understand that they may not always be answered immediately.  As teachers must prioritise ensuring your son is in a safe, nurturing and effective learning environment, I am requesting that parents be patient and understanding in regard to this form of communication. For important issues you are welcome to make an appointment and speak directly with your son’s teacher.


It has come to my attention that some students are not in the habit of backing up their laptops. I would ask they develop the habit of doing the following three things each night with their laptop:

  • Backup important files and folders to their Google drive
  • Restart
  • Recharge

It would be appreciated if parents could assist us in getting the boys into this habit.

Honour Awards

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Congratulations to the following boys who were awarded certificates at our assembly last Thursday – well done!

  • Cameron Abbott 6 Red
  • James Armstrong 5 Blue
  • Jimmy Ashbridge 6 Red
  • Ben Braun 6 Green
  • William Dodd 6 White
  • Ben Finegan 6 Green
  • Darius Hall 5 Green
  • James Harding 6 White
  • William Heffernan 6 Red
  • Charles Hely-Hammond 5 White
  • Thomas Holroyde 5 Gold
  • Gabriel Johnson 5 Green
  • Elliott Kerr 5 Blue
  • Billy Lyons 5 White
  • Dominic McGrath 6 Blue
  • Riley Moore 6 Blue
  • Reece O’Bryan 6 Green
  • Ash Plesums 5 Red
  • Mitchell Reimer 5 White
  • Toby Ryan 6 Blue
  • Conor Ryan 6 Gold
  • Brynn Siltala 6 Blue
  • Dominic Smith 5 Red
  • Zachary Straker 6 Gold
  • Declan Strong 5 Gold
  • Bellino Testafredda 5 White
  • Vincent Torsellini 6 Green
  • Solomon Tuqiri 6 Blue
  • Charlie Winkelmeier 6 Gold

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Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews

A reminder Tuesday April 26 has been set aside for Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews. Parents will receive a Skoolbag App notification next week explaining how to book online.

IPSHA Football Trials

Last week saw five boys represent the College at the IPSHA Football trials. Congratulations to Jimmy Ashbridge, Riley Vidulich, Luke Kraljevic, Alex Morris and Kia Puntigam. The boys were part of large group of 150 students from different schools who trailed. Unfortunately none of the boys were selected in the team but Alex and Kia made the final 22 and just missed selection. A great effort by all the boys.

Little Athletics State Championships

Well done to the following boys who competed in the Little Athletics State Championships last weekend:

  • Jesse Garratt – Bronze medal in the Under 10’s high jump
  • Solomon Tuqiri – 10th place discus
  • Alejandro Zanapalis – 14th place 1100m walk
  • A great effort gentlemen – well done.

CAS Swimming

Congratulations to Bailey Habler and Lucas Young who competed for the senior school at the recent CAS Swimming Championships – they represented the Junior School with pride and made a terrific contribution to the whole team’s effort on the night.

Fund Raising

One thing I know about our Waverley boys is that they are incredibly generous. Over the past few weeks the boys have been active with their Lenten pledges and raffle sales. The boys are raised almost $2200 through their pledges and $800 through the raffle. Special mention to William Coates for his hard work in helping out with the raffle.

Mother’s Day Mass

An early invitation to our annual Mother’s and Grandmother’s Mass to be held on Friday May 6 commencing at 12pm followed by lunch at the Junior School. It would be appreciated if you could note the date in your diaries.

Message from the Mothers’ Club

The Waverley College Mothers’ Club would like to invite all boys from the Junior College to think  about that very special Mum, Auntie, Godmother, Grandmother and/or friend in our lives on Mothers’ Day, 8 May 2016.

To assist the boys in the Junior College, we have arranged a wonderful range of gifts that you can purchase for that special person. You can see samples of all the gifts on the display table outside of Mrs Coupe’s office at the Junior School.

If you would like to order a gift (or many gifts – please feel free to order as many as you would like) please fill in the order form (sent home via your son) and bring it to the school office by Friday 29th April 2016 in an envelope, together with your payment for the gifts. We accept cash or cheque payable to: Waverley College Mothers Club.

We look forward to helping you make your family’s Mothers’ Day special!

With kindest regards,

Waverley College Mothers Club


Just a reminder that the canteen will still be serving breakfast from 8.00am each day. Your support over the next couple of weeks will be greatly appreciated.

Don’t forget that by using Flexischools you can order your son’s lunch online.

Best wishes to everyone for a happy Easter and a restful break.