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Junior School News

Director of Junior School: Week 2

From the Director of Junior School, Anthony Banboukjian

Prayer of the Week

This year, Waverley College celebrates its 114th year, opening in 1903 on the foundations of Blessed Edmund Rice.

The words in the prayer dedicated to Blessed Edmund Rice truly portray the type of person that he was.

O God,                                                  

We thank you for the life of Edmund Rice. He opened his hearts to Christ present in those oppressed by poverty and injustice. May we follow his example of faith and generosity. Grant us the courage and compassion of Edmund as we seek to live lives of love and service.

We ask this through Christ our Lord,


Blessed Edmund Rice: Pray for Us
St Mary of the Cross: Pray for Us
Live Jesus in our Hearts: Forever

Parent Information Evening

The Parent Information night will be held on Tuesday 21st February. This meeting will commence in the Junior School auditorium with a brief welcome from Mr Graeme Leddie our Acting Head of College followed by a meeting in your son’s classroom. The meeting will commence at 7.00pm sharp.

During the meeting your son’s teacher will outline procedures and policies for classroom arrangements and communication for this year. Information such as the timetable, homework policy and class expectations will all be discussed.

It will also be a great opportunity for you to meet the parents of the other boys in your son’s class. Your son does NOT attend this meeting.

Please note that the car park at the Senior School will be available for parking on the night.

I look forward to seeing you on the night.

Class Captains

The role of Class Captain and Vice-Captain are awarded to boys whose peers see them as role models and students who have the trust and respect of those in the class and of their teachers. It was with pleasure this week that we awarded the following Year 6 students with their respective badges:

6 Gold Class Captain: BERT COTTELL
6 Gold Vice-Captain: JACOB WALKER
6 Red Class Captain: CONOR ANDREWS
6 Red Vice-Captain: JESSE LUCANTONIO
6 Blue Class Captain: HUGO MORGAN
6 Blue Vice-Captain: DANIEL PALACIO
6 White Class Captain: BILLY LYONS
6 White Vice-Captain: NICHOLAS ANDERSON
6 Green Class Captain: JOSHUA KING
6 Green Vice-Captain: ALISTAIR ISSAC

Mr. Greg Harris and I look forward to working with this group throughout the year.

Sports Captains

In the same way that the office of class captains is important so too are the roles of Colour Sport Captains. These boys lead their colour groups at our major carnivals and sports days. Congratulations to the following students for their appointments as Sport Captains and Vice Captains.

Aungier Captain: KANE DOULL
Aungier Vice-Captain: SAM FINGLETON
Brennan Captain: CARTER STEYN
Brennan Vice-Captain: CARTER HJORRING
Conlon Captain: TOM JOHNSON
Conlon Vice-Captain: LACHLAN GRANT
Green Vice-Captain: MARCUS JAMOA
Lacey Captain: OLIVER SCHAI
Lacey Vice-Captain: NATHANIEL PHIPPS
O’Connor Captain: DECLAN STRONG
O’Connor Vice-Captain: REX WHALE
Quinn Vice-Captain: GABE FOX
Tevlin Captain: RHYS VAUGHAN
Tevlin Vice-Captain: STAN WILSON

Cocktail Party

The Head of College, the Director of Junior School and the Waverley College Parents’ Association cordially invite all Parents and Carers to attend the 2017 Waverley College Welcome Cocktail Party

  • When: Saturday 25th February 2017, 6.30pm to 10pm
  • Location: The Cosgrove Centre Rooftop, Waverley College, 131 Birrell St, Waverley
  • Details: Canapés will be served. A range of beer, wine and champagne will be available for purchase (cash & EFPTOS available)
  • Dress: Smart Casual
  • RSVP: Friday 17 February 2017.
  • Contact: More information call 9369 0753

I look forward to meeting many of our parents at the Cocktail Party.

Laptop Rollout

The Year 5 laptop rollout went extremely well on Wednesday afternoon. The boys are now working with their new MacBook Air computer. Once again we ask parents to monitor and supervise the use of these machines. Many thanks to all the parents and guardians who took the time out to attend the rollout.

Chess Notice

Learn to be a chess champion! Coaching for students at Waverley College Junior School is held on Tuesdays from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Learning and playing chess helps children develop their logical thinking and problem solving skills, improves their concentration and focus, while also being a great source of enjoyment.

Activities include group lessons on a demonstration chess board or interactive whiteboard, puzzle solving and fun practice games. Students earn merit awards by making checkmates, or by displaying skills and positive qualities, which all good chess players strive to develop.

If your child is interested in taking part, you can collect an enrolment form from the school office, or email for a copy. For all enquiries, please contact Sydney Academy of Chess on (02) 9745 1170.

Name on all Student Property

Can I please stress the need to ensure your son has his name on all his gear (including shoes).  This makes it far easier to return any lost property, particularly gear left behind at swimming carnivals, etc.