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From the Principal, Mr Graham Leddie

Principal, Mr Graham Leddie

Principal, Mr Graham Leddie

International Women’s Day 2023

International Women’s Day (Wednesday, 8 March), is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. The College celebrated this day with a morning tea at each of its campuses and at assembly this week. 

We particularly acknowledge and thank the women that enable Waverley College to thrive and to seek to be better, more equitable, fairer and more responsive to the inequities that exist across Australia and the globe. 

Image: courtesy International Women's Day website

Image: courtesy International Women’s Day website

The United Nations theme this year for International Women’s Day is ‘innovation and technology for gender equality’. 

  • Women make up only 22 per cent of artificial intelligence workers globally.  
  • A global analysis of 133 AI systems across industries found that 44.2 per cent demonstrate gender bias. 
  • A survey of women journalists from 125 countries found that 73 per cent had suffered online violence in the course of their work.  

Today, a persistent gender gap in digital access keeps women from unlocking technology’s full potential. Their underrepresentation in STEM education and careers remains a major barrier to their participation in tech design and governance. And the pervasive threat of online gender-based violence—coupled with a lack of legal recourse—too often forces them out of the digital spaces they do occupy. We are all challenged to play our part in making the digital world safer, more inclusive and more equitable. 

Gender Equity 

The Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (WGEA) is an Australian federal law that aims to promote and improve gender equality in the Australian workplace. The Act applies to non-public sector employers with 100 or more employees, and requires them to report annually on their gender equality performance. 

Waverley has a strong commitment to gender equality and promotes gender equity and advancing the rights of women and girls and creating a more inclusive workplace and environment. The 2023 College data shows that the College has made progress towards achieving gender equality and has good reason to be proud of our efforts. 

  Female Male
Senior Leadership 56% 44%
Middle Leadership 49% 51%
College Advisory Council 50% 50%
Teachers 49% 51%

CANVAS Learning Management 

We would like to remind you that our CANVAS Learning Management System is open for Years 5-12 parents and carers, in lieu of a Term 1 progress report.

>>> Click here to view Ms Porter’s full article on this.


Good luck to our Years 5, 7 and 9 students for their NAPLAN tests which begin next week. 

>>> Click here to view Ms Lynsey Porter’s full article on this.

Upcoming Year 12 Parent / Student Interviews 

>>> Click here to view Mr Chris Soden’s article and to make a booking from 9am on Saturday, 11 March.

Kids Giving Back

‘Kids Giving Back’ is a charity whose mission is to create the next Generation of Generosity. Their programs are delivered for children 6-18 years old and their families, and offer opportunities to assist vulnerable people in the community. 

Thank you to the following students who participated in one of their programs during Term 4 of 2022, and over the Christmas holidays.

  • Noah Nunn (Year 6)
  • Owen Posada (Year 6)
  • Maximillian Pargeter (Year 6)
  • Hamish Patient (Year 7)
  • Owen Patient (Year 9)

Interested students can find more details on their website

Commonwealth Government Address Collection Notice for 2023

The Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment (the Department), would like to notify you that a request has been made for your child’s school to provide residential address and other information as required under the Australian Education Regulation 2013.

The College is required to provide the Department with the following information about each student at the College:

  • Names and residential addresses of student’s parent(s) and/or guardian(s)
  • Student residential address (excluding student names)
  • Whether the student is a primary or secondary student (education level)
  • Whether the student is boarding or a day student (boarding status)

>>> Click here to view more information.