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From The Principal, Mr Graham Leddie

Principal, Mr Graham Leddie

Principal, Mr Graham Leddie

National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week, which begins on the 27 May each year with Sorry Day and ends with Eddie Mabo Day (3rd June), is an opportunity for Waverley College to recommit to understanding, respecting, and preserving Aboriginal culture and heritage within our community.

Yesterday at our Assembly we were privileged to have award-winning journalist Mr Stan Grant, a Wiradjuri, Kamilaroi and Dharrawal man, as our guest speaker who gave an inspiring speech about his life experiences and motivations. Please read Ms Gabby Smith’s article for more detail. 

For some helpful information on creating digital boundaries, don’t miss Ms Gaby Bransby’s article about Dr Kristy Goodwin’s strategies in this space. Ms Lynsey’s Porter’s article showcases some amazing academic excursions and experiences. 

Walawaani and Waverley Council Reconciliation Week Art project 

This year, we had the privilege of collaborating with Waverley Council on a Reconciliation Week art project. Our Walawaani students have created artwork that represents themselves, the country they are from and reflected the motto for Reconciliation Week 2024. They also created a beautiful street banner in response to this year’s theme, ‘Now More Than Ever’.  From there, their artworks formed the flags which is now installed on Birrell Street, Bondi Junction Mall and Campbell Parade, Bondi

National Reconciliation Week banner featuring Aboriginal artwork

Their artworks will be exhibited in the Waverley Council Library gallery from 28 July – 22 August.

School Production 2024 – Tartuffe Tickets now on sale

Our fabulous production of Tartuffe is gearing up for our opening on Tuesday 18 June at 7pm. Come and see this great comedy updated to a 1980s Sydney setting. Featuring a talented cast from Waverley, St Clares and Ascham. Don’t miss out—get your tickets early to enjoy this fantastic production!

  • Tuesday 18 June 7pm – Opening night
  • Wednesday 19 June 7pm 
  • Thursday 20 June 7pm 

Click here to purchase your tickets!

Hearts For Arch 13 June

The College will be hosting a Hearts For Arch Day on 13th June. On this day we will acknowledge Archie Perkin who passed away in 2020 of a heart condition and who would be graduating at Waverley College this year. We will be holding a mufti day and an assembly in which Archie’s mum will be talking about Hearts for Arch which is the fundraiser that has been set up in his name.

You will also be able to purchase merchandise on the day with cash or card. 

Great to see examination preparation in the Library

As we are in the second week of exams, students are to be commended for using the library for exam preparations before school, recess and lunch.

boys study in library

Careers Night – Tuesday 11 June

Please join us on Tuesday, 11 June from 5pm to 6:30pm at the College for a Careers Night in the Trades and Real Estate sectors. With the growth of AI, indexed HECS debt and the desperate national need for apprenticeships, has your son considered a pathway that can be very rewarding, secure and lucrative?

All students from Years 7-12 and their parents/carers are invited to come along to hear from past students who are successful tradespersons, some running their own businesses!

Trades represented on the night will include:

  • Plumbing
  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Building and Construction
  • Electrical
  • Landscaping
  • Real Estate

View the Careers flyer here

Click here to RSVP

For more information please contact:


European Music Tour Farewell Concert

The concert will be held on Thursday, 6 June 2024 at 6:30pm in the PAC Theatre.

The evening will showcase the repertoire of the European Music Tour group with performances from the Chamber Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Band, Choir and Concert Band.

Beverages, hot food and desserts will be available to purchase prior to the commencement of the Concert from 5:30pm.

Click here to purchase tickets 


Old Boys’ Union AGM

The OBU AGM was last Friday after the May Procession. I would like to congratulate the elected members, both the Executive and Council Members for 2024/2025:

President: Mr Salvatore Riolo

Vice President: Mr Peter Hannigan

Treasurer: Mr John Hilton

Secretary: Mr Andrew Wlliot

Assistant Secretary: Mr Tom Wallace

Council Members: Mr Warren Boyd, Mr Michael Dignam, Mr Peter Frost, Mr John Karas, Mr Brandon Perry, Mr Col Blake, Mr Garry Marin, Mr Michael da Roza and Dr Charles New.


Congratulations to Charlie Negus 

Charlie Negus (2017) has been named in the Aussie Sharks Olympic Team heading to Paris for Water Polo. The men’s water polo team has shaken things up ahead of the Olympics, with selectors hoping 10 fresh Sharks will make history in Paris and bring home the men’s first ever Olympic medal. Charlie will join Noah Harvard (2018) who has already been announced in our Kayaking Team heading to Paris. There is an upcoming article in the latest edition of Wavelength on both young men and other alumni that have made it to the Olympics throughout our 121 year history. 


Old Boys’ Muster

I am looking forward to attending the Old Boys’ Muster this Saturday, 1 June 2024 starting at 5pm.

I am aware that this gathering holds particular significance as the first Old Boys’ reunion since the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. I am certain that the joy of reconnecting with old classmates and friends, as well as reminiscing about shared school experiences filled with camaraderie and laughter, will make this event truly memorable.

For more information please contact;

Mr Billy Nicholas, Development Officer