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Head’s Message

From the Head of College, Graham Leddie

Head of College, Graham Leddie

Back to Queens Park Day Saturday, 27 July
Years 7 – 11 Parent/Teachers/Student Interviews Monday, 29 July
Quinn House Mass Thursday, 1 August @ 6pm
HSC Trials Commence Monday, 5 August

Welcome back to all members of the College Community to Term 3. I hope all of our students have a productive Term ahead and work hard towards achieving their goals. At yesterday’s College assembly Mrs Watson the Deputy Head  – Teaching & Learning encouraged all the boys to set clear goals for Term 3 and embrace a ‘growth mindset’ with their academic and life goals. One Year 11 student, Will Cooley has certainly demonstrated a growth mindset in his sailing pursuits and shown amazing dedication and persistence. Last year at the 2018 Youth Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Will and his sailing partner Bec came 7th. After an intense week of racing last week at the World Sailing Championships held in Gdynia, Poland they took out gold in the Nacra 15 sailing class. Sixty countries sent their No.1 ranked youth sailors to compete in this event. Will and Bec have demonstrated amazing dedication, persistence, hard work and skill to win the World Championship. Congratulations to them both.

The 49th edition of the Youth Sailing World Championships – Gold Medallists, Will Cooley and Bec Hancock

Outgoing Governor General

On the last day of Term 2 we had a surprise visit from the outgoing Governor General – Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC. Sir Peter commented to me that he felt that it all had begun for him at Waverley College in terms of setting him up well for his life of work and service and that he wanted Waverley to be part of the end to his working and service career, hence the visit in his last days as Governor General. 

Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC, visits Waverley College

Sir Peter has accepted the position of Patron to the Waverley College Foundation and he is excited about assisting in bringing the new Master Plan to fruition. On behalf of the College community, we wish Lady Cosgrove and Sir Peter all the best as they enjoy a slower paced life after serving their country with distinction for so many years. 

Thank you – Annual Appeal

From all of us at Waverley College, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks for your kind and generous donations to our Annual Appeal. Each and every donation will help to contribute to our vision of a dynamic and sustainable school that inspires generations of students to learn, create, innovate and develop their skills.


Congratulations to the following students on receiving their awards;

Head of College Awards – 3 Gold Awards

Finlay Chandler 8

Jack Crotty 8

Thomas Gleeson 8

Wilford Hyde 8

Aiden Pascoe 8

Xavier Schofield 8

Sam Stewart 8

Maddox Grebert 9

Ryland Short 9

Julian Tee 9

James Hoggett 10

James Privett 10

Aidan Korpar 11

Year 10 Academic Excellence Award 2018 from the University of Sydney

Hugh Mc Sweeny

NSW Da Vinci Decathlon 2019 Awards

Year 8 Students 2nd General Knowledge

Zach Zanetich

Will O’Connor

Ben Stirling

William Lane

Jesse Gordon

Jake Perks

Christopher Armstrong

Harrison Rimmel

Year 9 Students 3rd Mathematics

Toby Unsworth

Dexter Craddock

Mackenzie Filcroft

Kieran Hozack

Carl Waterson

Patrick Healy

Brandon Reid

Michael Richmond

Year 10 Students 3rd Science

Lachlan Muir

Hayden Wild

Finn Harley Whitney

Joseph Agius

Patrick Hoggett

Harrison Palmer

Conor Boyd Boland

Luke McLellan

Inaugural Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards

Congratulations to Luke Harris and Oliver Ruse on their respective Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Both boys have performed across the Duke of Edinburgh criteria with distinction and are worthy recipients as the College’s first recipient of this award. Thank you to Gemma Brown who has coordinated the development of the program. The boys will be presented at a ceremony at Government House in the near future.

Archbishop Award

The College has nominated the following three students to be considered for the 2019 Archbishop Award. Congratulations to:
– Will Durkin
– Josh Gleeson
– Tom Carey

House Spirit

Congratulations to Lacey House who won the inter-house track and field competition for 2019 held in the last week of Term 2. The results were as follows: 









Local Play Space Study by Waverley Council

The Council has commenced an Inclusive Play Space Study and is extending an invitation to all community members to participate. More information is outlined in the attached notice and available via Council’s Have Your Say website at:


The College welcomes the following new staff: 

  • Ms Leigh Yardy – People, Culture & Compliance
  • Ms Rebecca Sutcliffe – Geography Teacher 
  • Mr Warwick Smith – History Teacher  

We welcome back to College from leave: 

  • Ms Alison Jinga 
  • Mr James Spargo 
  • Mr Daniel Madden   
  • Mr Rob Spooner  
  • Mr Damien Thompson  
  • Ms Tessa Prior 

Farewell from the College: 

Mr Frank Mastroianni served the College for sixteen years and taught English stages 4-6,  Aungier House Mentor and coached Football, Tennis and Basketball. We thank Frank for his service to the College and wish him all the best in his future endeavours. 

Ms Avril Wheatley served the College for fifteen years in the capacity of Uniform Shop Manager and Swim School Manager (ten years part-time,  five years full-time and many years as a volunteer). We thank Avril for her service to the College community and her dedicated years of volunteering. We wish her all the best in her future endeavours.