We have come to the end of our school year, and we are looking forward to a rest from schoolwork, and the fun that comes with the end of year — holidays and Christmas. At this time of year, the Church also turns its attention to Christmas — but not yet! We await the arrival of Jesus Christ. We remember and celebrate his birth in a stable two thousand years ago, but we also wait upon his coming into our lives every day in the words of the gospel, in the eucharist, and through our unity as sisters and brothers.
This once and future arrival (adveniens) of Christ, is what we celebrate every year at Christmas. The season of Advent is a time to prepare. All our life is an advent. We await Jesus’ arrival, we prepare the way of the Kingdom of God, we celebrate the birth of each new day. United as sisters and brothers, and dedicated to serve one another, we celebrate the love that lights the world.
Thank you to all parents/carers, Old Boys and members of our wider community, for again supporting the College throughout a very challenging 2021. Thank you to our students who have endured two very tough years, and performed very well under the constant pressures and changes that have taken place. And, I thank the teachers and support staff on your behalf, for their hard work and care throughout the year. I wish everyone a safe and holy Christmas.
Lord God, we adore you because you have come to us in the past.
You have challenged us in the words of the prophets.
You have shown us in Jesus what you are really like.
Lord God, we adore you because you still come to us now.
You come to us through other people and their love and concern for us.
You come to us through men and women who need our help.
Lord God, we adore you because you will come to us at the end.
You will be with us at the hour of death.
You will still reign supreme when all human institutions fail.
You will still be God when our history has run its course.
We welcome you, the God who comes.
Come to us now in the power of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Caryl Micklem – Contemporary Prayers for Public Worship
Congratulations to all of the Academic Award Winners for 2021!
Harry Demetrios – Christian Leadership Award 5 Blue
Henry Walker – Christian Leadership Award 5 Gold
Jeremy Pounder – Christian Leadership Award 5 Indigo
Max Tuffs – Christian Leadership Award 5 Orange
Charlie Tucker – Christian Leadership Award 5 Red
Aidan Reay – Christian Leadership Award 5 White
Cooper Mott – Class Achievement Award 5 Blue
Jonah Nioplias – Class Achievement Award 5 Gold
Nicholas Peshos – Class Achievement Award 5 Indigo
Jasper Lumsden – Class Achievement Award 5 Orange
Kobi Keenan – Class Achievement Award 5 Red
Max Lee – Class Achievement Award 5 White
Aiden McNee – Dux of 5 Blue
Jack McCallum – Dux of 5 Gold
Alexander Kingma – Dux of 5 Indigo
Ishaan Jeena – Dux of 5 Orange
Geoffrey Gibbons – Dux of 5 Red
Liam Madden – Dux of 5 White
Isaac Occhiuto – Christian Leadership Award6 Blue
Archie Bowcock – Christian Leadership Award 6 Gold
Jack Leavens – Christian Leadership Award 6 Indigo
Henry Goldrich – Christian Leadership Award 6 Orange
Hugh Godby – Christian Leadership Award 6 Red
Oliver Isaac – Christian Leadership Award 6 White
Oscar Griffith – Class Achievement Award 6 Blue
Charles Power – Class Achievement Award 6 Gold
Xavier Emblin – Class Achievement Award 6 Indigo
Will Roberts – Class Achievement Award 6 Orange
James Tucker – Class Achievement Award 6 Red
Archie Nicholson – Class Achievement Award 6 White
James Austin – Dux of 6 Blue
Augie Gibson – Dux of 6 Gold
Sonny Campbell – Dux of 6 Indigo
Alexander Avdalis – Dux of 6 Orange
Evan Service – Dux of 6 Red
Joshua du Toit – Dux of 6 White
Year 6 Major Awards
Alexander Avdalis – The Edmund Rice Trophy for Academic Excellence
Daniel Morrow – Br J.P. Lacey Memorial Trophy for Study, Leadership and Co-Curricular Involvement
Jone Tuqiri – Br M.M O’Connor Award for Outstanding Sportsmanship
Axel Stapleton – The Judge Paul Urquhart Award for Social Justice
Oliver Isaac – The Waterford Trophy for Performing Arts
Patrick Palmer – Helen Newman Award for Service
Archie Callander – Waverley Council Citizenship Award
Jed Jarrett – The Old Boys’ Union Award
Stirling Quinn – The Murphy Award for Rugby
Henry Goldrich – The Frank Salvo Award for Football
Year 7 Academic Awards 2021
Xavier Kopsiaftis – Drama Equal First
James Sant – Mathematics
Jacob Rae – Principal’s Award for Sport
Thomas Madden – Music, Steve Frangos Memorial Prize for Musicianship
James Barber – English, Geography, Third in Academic Results
Alfred Robertson – Fr Kevin Nolan & Ms Merle Frances Nolan Awards for Religion Equal First, Nicholas Farrow Memorial Prize for the Spirit of Year Seven
Dante Fearn – Drama Equal First, Fr Kevin Nolan & Ms Merle Frances Nolan Award for Religion Equal First, Second in Academic Results
Benjamin Cromer – Fr Kevin Nolan and Ms Merle Frances Nolan Award for Religion Equal First, Science, Technology, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, Dux of Year 7
Year 8 Academic Awards 2021
Tomas Crosson – Mathematics Equal First
Lieme Chan – Fr Kevin Nolan and Ms Merle Frances Nolan Award for Religion Equal First
Yannick Hott – Fr Kevin Nolan and Ms Merle Frances Nolan Award for Religion Equal First
Lucas Simcocks – Visual Arts
James O’Loughlin – Principal’s Award for Sport
Lachlan Isaac – Prize for Musicianship
Max Sheehy – Fr Kevin Nolan and Ms Merle Frances Nolan Award for Religion Equal First, Martin Robinson Memorial Award for Service & Integrity
Harrison Thorpe – Mathematics Equal First, Spanish, Equal Third in Academic Results
Kayden Baker – Technology, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Equal First, Equal Third in Academic Results
Huon Groves – Science, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Equal First, Second in Academic Results
James Peate – Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Equal First, Fr Kevin Nolan and Ms Merle Frances Nolan Award for Religion Equal First, Social Justice Award, English, History, Dux of Year 8
Year 9 Academic Awards 2021
Cy Huxley – Principal’s Award – Three Gold Awards
Will Hughes – Design and Technology
Luke Crosson – Drama
William Kirk – Information and Software Technology
Mitchel Ho – Mathematics Level 3
Jordan McCreery – Mathematics Level 2
Thomas McIntyre – Mathematics Level 1
Zac Coonan – Photographic and Digital Media
James Birbas – Spanish
Jack Tindale – Visual Arts
Henry Whitehouse – Work Education
Asher Thomasyu – Geography, Science
Milan Mann – Industrial Technology Timber
Robert Muir – History, Music
Lachlan Miranda – Applied Philosophy, Fr Kevin Nolan and Ms Merle Frances Nolan Award for Religion Equal First
Ehren Little – Principal’s Award for Sport
Zachary Hodges – Prize for Musicianship
Ethan Ginnane – Ned Silva Award for Most Improved Effort in Year 9
James Medland – Physical Activity and Sport Studies Equal First, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, Third in Academic Results
Ricardo Zanapalis – Food Technology, Physical Activity and Sport Studies Equal First, Fr Kevin Nolan and Ms Merle Frances Nolan Award for Religion Equal First, Second in Academic Results
Bailey Barker – Commerce, English, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Fr Kevin Nolan and Ms Merle Frances Nolan Award for Religion Equal First, Dux of Year 9
Year 10 Academic Awards 2021
Bert Cottell – Principal’s Award – Three Gold Awards, Social Justice Award
Kai Bremmer – Principal’s Award – Three Gold Awards
Matteo Paolella – Long Tan Award
Ruben Stock – Long Tan Award
Finn Backlund – Applied Philosophy Equal First
Ethan Fernandez – Information and Software Technology
Alistair Isaac – Design and Technology
Samuel Stewart – Drama
Jack Preller – Food Technology
Theodore Varvaressos – History Equal First
Aidan Mahoney – Industrial Technology Wood
Jamie Khov – Mathematics Accelerated
Anderson Franulovich – Mathematics Level 2
Euan Veale-Wright – Mathematics Level 1
James Iatrou – Photography
Jake Perks – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Finn Stranix – Visual Arts
Xavier Quinn – Work Education
Connor Andrews – Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sports Studies
Tini Tofaeono – Principal’s Award for Sport
Liam Russell – Music, Prize for Musicianship
Lachlan Grant – Anthony Tarlinton Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievements in Study and College Activities
Liam Wood – History Elective, Mathematics Level 3, Spanish, Third in Academic Results
Leo Schmid – Commerce, English, Science, Second in Academic Results
Charles Hely-Hammond – Applied Philosophy Equal First, History Equal First, Fr Kevin Nolan and Ms Merle Frances Nolan Award for Religion, Dux of Year 10
Year 11 Academic Awards 2021
Julian Tee – Principal’s Award – Three Gold Awards
Zygi Mann – Principal’s Award – Three Gold Awards
Conor Ryan – Ancient History
Zachary Tyrrell – Studies In Catholic Thought
Ryland Short – Construction Equal First
Daniel Smith – Construction Equal First
Christian Puga – Design and Technology Equal First
Xavier Scally – Design and Technology Equal First
Kayton Lee – UNSW Australia Prize for Economics Equal First
Toby Davidson – UNSW Australia Prize for Economics Equal First
Daniel Di Francesco – Engineering Studies Equal First
Thomas Kenny – English Studies
Harrison Gippel – English Standard
Liam Davis – Entertainment Industry
Max Leedham – Geography
Ian Vuk – Hospitality
Liam Davis – Industrial Technology
Jia Lim – Investigating Science
Christian Kitas – Legal Studies
Dominic McGrath – Marine Studies
Luke Dent – Mathematics Standard
Oliver Elliott – Business Studies, Mathematics Advanced
William Dodd – Mathematics Extension
Louis Kitto – Music 1
Charles Alexander – Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Equal First
Emilio Vinci – Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Equal First
Finley Stern – Photography, Video and Digital Imaging
Nathan Barns – Spanish Beginners
Pablo Berdaa – Spanish Continuers
Leo Astridge – Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies
Mackenzie Flitcroft – Fr Kevin Nolan and Ms Merle Frances Nolan Award for Studies of Religion II
Axel Jeffriess – Visual Arts
Solomon Tuqiri – Greg Carmody Memorial Prize for Best All Round Sportsman
Luke Stewart – Ryan Shiels Memorial Prize for Musicianship
Zachary Straker – Year 11 All Rounder Award
Guy Hammerschmidt – Biology, Music 2, Third in Academic Results
Jared Garwood – Engineering Studies Equal First, Physics, Second in Academic Results
Daniel McSweeny – Drama, Arthur and Mollie Burke Memorial Prize for English Advanced, English Extension, Modern History, Dux of Year 11 Equal First
Carl Waterson – Chemistry, Food Technology, Mathematics Accelerated, Fr Kevin Nolan and Ms Merle Frances Nolan Award for Studies of Religion I, Dux of Year 11 Equal First
Gold Award Prize Draw Winners
Year 5 – Charlie Tucker and Kobi Keenan
Year 6 – Joshua du Toit and Will Roberts
Year 7 – William Lerche and Benjamin Zanetich
Year 8 – Niko Tsiokos and Will Markham
Year 9 – Joe Mohi and Jock Edwards
Year 10 – Will Mood and Joshua King
Year 11 – Achilles Zanapalis and Zachary Tyrrell
Uniform Shop Holiday Trading Hours – December 2021/January 2022
The Waverley College Uniform Shop will operate with different trading hours during the December/January school holidays. It is open to all families.
‘Appointment Only’ time slots are available for 2022 new students/parents. New parents need to make an appointment for their son to be fitted for his uniform.
Please check the trading hours carefully, so that your son can be fitted before his first day of Term 1, 2022.
We look forward to assisting you with your uniform.
Waverley College Uniform Shop
P: (02) 9369 0709
2021 Year Book Pre-Order Form
We are pleased to share the pre-order form for the complimentary 2021 Year Book with you. To align with the College’s sustainability practices, we will only be printing hard copies for people who have pre-ordered a copy. Please register your details by Monday, 10 January 2022.
Important: when completing the form you will be asked to enter an answer for: ‘If you are a Parent / Carer, please enter respective Student Name’ and ‘Graduating Year’, please ensure you enter ‘Staff’ as the answer for these sections.
We will send further communication via Nurrunga when the digital and hard copy of the 2021 Year Book is available. Thank you for your continued patience.
How to Subscribe to the Waverley app
Have you subscribed to the Waverley app? It really is essential, because the College uses the app as its central portal to communicate with parents.
Features include: Notices, Nurrunga, Co-Curricular, Parent Lounge, Calendar, Absences, Contacts, Maps and Links.
We send regular updates through the app. If you’ve not subscribed already, the username you need for the app is your family ID, the same one that you use to access the Parent Lounge, where you book Parent / Teacher interviews and obtain school reports.
The app can be downloaded from your app store. Please use the following instructions to download and set up the app:
Should you have any questions, suggestions about the user experience, or are having technical issues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org