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From the Principal, Mr Graham Leddie

Principal, Mr Graham Leddie

Principal, Mr Graham Leddie

International Women’s Day

This year’s campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2024 is ‘Inspire Inclusion’. When we inspire others to understand and value women’s inclusion, we forge a better world. And when women themselves are inspired to be included, there’s a sense of belonging, relevance, and empowerment.

At this week’s International Women’s Day assembly we were certainly all inspired by our guest speaker, Ms Jelena Dokic. Jelena shared her story of overcoming adversity, poverty, and violence to rise to the top of the tennis world.

2024 International Women's Day Assembly

You can read more about Jelena’s message of kindness, inclusion, support for each other and resilience in Mrs Gabby Smith’s article HERE.

The College wishes to express its gratitude to the inspiring women in our community – teachers, support staff, mothers, grandmothers and carers. Their strength, wisdom, and presence should be celebrated.  


Bless all women who daily strive to bring peace to their communities, their homes and their hearts. Give them strength to continue to turn swords into ploughshares.

We pray for all women who face prejudice, inequality and gender disparities. Help us to see and to face the discrimination against women in all the many forms it may take.

Comfort all women who suffer from the pain of war, violence, and abuse. Help them to become instruments of their own reconciliation and peace.

Forgive all women and men who let differences breed hate and discrimination. Let your example of valuing all of creation help us to see that we are equal partners in the stewardship of your world.

Comfort all women who struggle in the darkness of abuse, poverty, and loneliness. May we stand with them in light to acknowledge their suffering and strive to remove the burdens of shame or embarrassment.

We pray for all women who live in fear of their husbands, fathers, and forces that control their lives. Help them to be empowered to be their true selves through your everlasting love and faith.

We pray for all women who live in the despair of poverty, violence, trafficking, slavery, and abuse. May the light of your love bring them hope.

Help us to see the strength and goodness in all people.  

Transform our hearts to celebrate the love and grace of all people as we seek to inspire inclusivity in all we do.


Blessed Edmund Rice – Pray for Us 

Mary of the Cross – Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our Hearts – Forever


Interfaith Dialogue Conference ISRA 2024

Ms Martina Cooper, Director of Curriculum, with representatives from a range of religious organisations and schools, was involved in planning a Professional Learning conference for 200 teachers of Studies of Religion on 1 March 2024. The conference is an annual interfaith dialogue initiative, organised by the Islamic Sciences and Research Academy (ISRA).

The focus of this year’s conference was What people DO with what they BELIEVE. Teachers engaged in presentations on Aboriginal Spirituality and how Buddhists, Christians, Jews and Muslims live out their faith in contemporary Australia.

Buddhist puja - act of devotion to the Buddha

Buddhist puja – act of devotion to the Buddha

Martina co-presented on Buddhist practices and environmental ethics with a member of Waverley College’s casual staff, and Drama teacher, Dhammalata (Mr Jeremy Godwin). Dhammalata is an ordained Buddhist monk and together with Ms Cath Stewart, Head of Religion, facilitated a Buddhist puja (act of devotion to the Buddha).

Such opportunities to engage with faith leaders enriches the nature of Teaching and Learning in Religious Education at Waverley College.

Dhammalata - Mr Jeremy Godwin

Dhammalata – Mr Jeremy Godwin

Open Day for Potential Enrolments

More than 500 individuals joined us for our Open Day morning, where they were warmly welcomed by our College Leadership Team. Students guided families on tours, showcasing life at Waverley and our stunning, historic campus along with our facilities. This event provides a great opportunity for your son to immerse himself in the Waverley experience.

If you couldn’t make it this time, mark your calendars for the next Open Morning on 3 September 2024.

2026 and Beyond – Open

Applications for 2026 will close on 31 March 2024. You are welcome to place an application through our website.

Moore Park South

Have your say on Moore Park South. Share your views on the future of Moore Park South. Feedback closes 10 April 2024. Greater Sydney Parklands invite feedback via the following: 

Waverley Art Prize

The Waverley Art Prize is open to painting, drawing, print and mixed media artworks. Entries are open until 11:59pm on 13 May 2024.

This year’s Judges are notable artists, Julia Gutman and Joan Ross.

To enter please click HERE.