From the Director of Waterford, Gabrielle Smith
Congratulations to Ashton and Tomas Scally for making the CIS hockey team and to Archie Godby, Brooklyn Heath and Henry Parkes for making the CIS rugby team.
We wish Oliver Eisenhauer, Sam Lennon, Jack Johnson and Maddox Whitby all the best for next Thursday when they compete in the CIS cross country carnival.
Prep 1st Football
Report by: Yianni Hatjinikitas and Zolthan Szabo
Last Saturday the Prep 1st Football Team had the honour of playing against Barker on Queens Park 1 with Callum Macfarlane as the team’s coach. This was a fantastic experience for our team as we were the first Junior School football team to play on this honorary field.
Mr O’Donnell began by leading our team upstairs to experience the past players that have represented Waverley’s history. There were many famous players that we recognised for their great achievements. Some of the most recognised old boys that stood out to us were Massimo Luongo, an Australian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for the Championship Club Queens Park Rangers and the Australian National Team. We also admired David Michael Brown who was one of Australia’s greatest rugby league players. David played 1st rugby union for Waverley on a Saturday whilst captaining the 1st grade Roosters on a Sunday at the age of 19. It was a great experience for all the players, unfortunately, we came away with a loss.
AFL Indigenous Round
In Week 5 our AFL teams participated in the annual indigenous round which recognises and celebrates indigenous players and culture. Congratulations to our A-Team who remain undefeated and our B Team who have continued to give their very best at every game.
Round 2 was held on Friday 24th May at Waverley. The topic for debate was “That TV shows are better than movies.”
Both Waverley teams put forward strong arguments and presented their cases clearly, engaging the audience and firmly rebutting the St Catherine team’s cases.
The boys did themselves and Waverley very proud once again and won both debates.
Congratulations on another great win!
On the 21st – 23rd May, Year Six headed off to Canberra for their annual excursion as part of their History unit, Australia as a Nation.
Students were given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government is contributing funding of $20 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.
Activities undertaken whilst away included a tour of Parliament House, a visit to the Australian War Memorial and a session at the Electoral Education Centre where the students learnt how to vote.
The excursion was a rewarding experience for all students.
Special thanks to Mr Meadley and the staff for the tireless effort they put in to ensure the boys had a great three days in our nation’s capital.