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From the Principal, Mr Graham Leddie

Principal, Mr Graham Leddie

Principal, Mr Graham Leddie

Dear Parents and Carers, 

The current COVID-19 environment of repeated lockdowns is having a profound impact on the mental health and wellbeing of adults, adolescents and children, far greater, it appears, than the experts have predicted. Now, halfway through 2021, the numbers are in on the emotional and developmental price being paid. 

This Special Report spearheaded by Child Psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, is essential and timely viewing for parents, carers and educators. It reflects new research, what uncertainties for families and young people lay ahead, and solutions and perspectives on how to assist your son and also you! 

The College subscribes to SchoolTV and can be accessed on our website, or in the ‘links’ section of the Waverley College app. Here you will find a range of information, resources and support materials available across relevant social and emotional issues.  

>>> Please click here to view the SPECIAL REPORT: COVID Fatigue & Youth Mental Health.

It only goes for 8 minutes and I highly recommend it.   

Staffing Update 

Farewell to Ms Dechantel Green 

Farewell and thank you to Ms Dechantel Green who left last Friday after 11 years of service at the College in the Visual Arts faculty. Dechantel was integral to the organisation of the Annual Art Shows, Media Group and presentation day videos. Dechantal accepted a new opportunity and we wish her the very best of luck with her future endeavours.

New Staff

We welcome the following staff who have joined our College in Term 3:

Ms Stephanie Falk – Visual Arts Faculty

We warmly welcome a new member to our teaching staff in the Visual Arts faculty, Ms Stephanie Falk. Stephanie will be with us for the remainder of the year and will be teaching Visual Arts and Photography and Digital Media, and has been appointed to replace Ms Dechantel Green. She previously worked at Prairiewood High School and Carlingford High School 2021. 

Mr Kevin Heath – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Liaison 

Kevin is a proud Butchulla man from Hervey Bay, Queensland and will be assisting and supporting students who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and supporting our cultural understanding and appreciation across the College. Kevin is a qualified social worker and is employed by NSW Health as an Aboriginal Health Project Coordinator. Kevin is also a devoted RUOK? Ambassador, and spends much of his time promoting the importance of the four steps of the charity – Ask, Listen, Encourage Action & Check-In. Along with this, Kevin thoroughly enjoys mentoring and guiding our youth. He prides himself on the example he sets and leads through his actions.