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Junior School News

From the Junior School

From the Director of Waterford, Gabrielle Smith 

 

Farewell

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Megan Schmitz our Junior School Psychologist for her many contributions to Waterford as she finishes with us at the end of Term 1. Megan will move with her family to Germany where she will commence a psychologist position at Independent Bonn International School (IBIS). Megan has been a member of the Waverley community for the past 10 years where she has been a wonderful support to the students in her care. She will be greatly missed.

 

The World’s Greatest Shave Report  by Patrick Carey (6 Blue)

On Thursday 14th of March, the College participated in the World’s Greatest Shave for the Leukaemia Foundation. The shave aims to raise money for treatment, support for people with leukaemia and their families as well as medical research to help find a cure.

Last year there were only 4 boys who did The World’s Greatest Shave in the Junior School. This year there were over 50 boys who were brave and shaved their heads with me in the Junior School. This year there 21 of the boys were in 6 Blue. Even Mr Gill, Mr Meadley and Mr Lavorato were brave and did the shave with us.

I hope that this is now a tradition down in the Junior School for the remainder of the time that I am going to be at Waverley College. The Waverley team so far has raised $10,222.67 on The World’s Greatest Shave website including me with $2,742.29 and my brother, Thomas Carey, with $1,045.19, Angus Poynting $617.90, Jasper Goodwin $740.32. Also, Rudy Bickers has raised $1,747.31 and Elliot Hellawell-More who has raised $622.71. Overall the Junior School has raised $7465.72, including all the boys who have their own pages.

Sponsoring stops on the 30th of May so there is still time to sponsor the Waverley College team or an individual in the team or any individuals that are not in the team. Please sponsor us or share our sponsorship page https://secure.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?Referrer=%26Referrer%3ddirect%252fnone&TeamID=114981

Keep an eye out for the full photo alumn on Facebook.

 

History Showcase – Year 5

Parents are invited to attend our HISTORY HYSTERIA SHOWCASE on Thursday 11th April, 2019. It will be held on the Junior School basketball court at 1:30pm.

Year 5 students have been involved in a history inquiry unit that explores the significance of people, groups, places and events that have led to the development of Australia.

Each student will have a booth at the showcase on which they will:

  • Display the historical research of their chosen event/group
  • Choose a character from their event or group
  • Dress up as their character
  • Prepare a minimum of five questions for the audience to ask about their character.

 

Sports Selections

Congratulations to the boys who were selected into the NSWCIS team for AFL last week. They have put in a huge amount of training and should be very proud of their achievements. The boys are Ben Pignatelli, James O’Loughlin, and Ricky Meyrick.

Well done to the boys who competed in the IPSHA football trials this week.  Unfortunately the boys didn’t make it through on the day, however, they worked incredibly hard and represented Waverley beautifully. The boys were: Joseph Dametto, Gianni Testafredda, Joshua Tsoukalas and Zack Ellis.

Naplan

Students in Years 5, 7, 9 will be participating in the annual NAPLAN tests in reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy online this year between Tuesday 14th May and Friday 17th May.  Further information can be found in this link: NAPLAN Parent Information Pack

Your son will be sitting an online practice test next Monday 25th March to give him an opportunity to familiarise himself with the test.  This will also give the College an opportunity to check that the correct infrastructure is in place.

Students must bring their laptops and headphones to this session.