From the Director of the Junior School, Anthony Banboukjian
Prayer for the Week
Last Saturday 25th March we celebrated the Feast of the Annunciation. This feast recalls a story of how the angel of the Lord appeared to Mary to tell her that she would have a child named Jesus. Let us pray to Mary, who faced many hard decisions in her lifetime but had no hesitation in saying ‘Yes’ to God.
You bring us hope. You came to save. You gave your life for us. Beginning in your incarnation. Living simply and simply living.
Teaching and healing. Rebuking and cajoling.
Dying and rising.
In you we meet God’s love face to face. In you we see the grace of God. In you we grasp the depth of God’s compassion.
In you we know God is for us and no one can be against us.
Lord Jesus, we are your people. May we be found in you again.
Of you we ask.
Let us pray the Hail Mary together.
St Mary of the Cross: Pray for Us
Blessed Edmund Rice: Pray for Us
Live Jesus in our Hearts: Forever
It’s hard to believe that the first term is nearly over. The boys have been working hard and have settled into a very positive routine. A reminder that all boys return to school in their full winter uniform which includes the school coat. Please note all uniform requirements are available at the Uniform Shop located on Level 3 of the Main Building at the Senior School.
It has come to my attention that some boys are not in the habit of backing up their laptops. I would ask they develop the habit of doing the following three things each night with their laptop:
- Backup important files and folders to their Google drive
It would be appreciated if parents could assist us in getting the boys into this habit.
A reminder that Wednesday April 26 next term has been set aside for Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews. Parents should have received a Skoolbag App notification explaining how to book online. If there are any problems please contact Mrs Coupe before the end of the week.
Congratulations to Lucas Young who competed for IPSHA at the CIS Swimming Championships.
Lucas’s hard work has paid off and he will now compete for CIS in the upcoming PSSA Swimming Championships – another super effort Lucas.
One thing I know about our Waverley boys is that they are incredibly generous. Over the past few weeks the boys have been active with their Lenten pledges and raffle sales. The boys are raised almost $1200 through their pledges and $300 through the raffle.
Special mention to all the boys helping out with the raffle – very much appreciated.
The Junior School highly values our performing arts program and Mrs Rollins consistently ensures that the boys have an amazing experience in all the groups on offer to the students.
Congratulations to the following boys who have been selected in the Stomp group– very much looking forward to your performances throughout the year.
Stomp – Jake Perks, Jack Smith, Rhys Vaughn, Bert Cottell, Carter Hjorring, Thomas Holroyd, William Perkins, Zac Trosti, Stan Wilson, Alistair Isaac, Jackson Macaulay, Conor Andrews, Jesse Lucantonio, Gabe Fox, Sean Govender, Oliver Radcliffe
Armidale Rugby Tour
A group of 40 boys will be travelling to Armidale next Friday 7 April to compete in a rugby carnival on the first weekend of the holidays. The boys are incredibly excited and looking forward to a terrific experience. I would like to thank Mr Harris for his hard work in organising this wonderful experience for the boys. The boys that make up the squad of two teams that will play in the carnival are as follows:
Lachlan Grant, Archie McInally, Carter Steyn, Peter Fragias, Sam Fingleton, Jamie Galeazzi, Charlie Beck, Dominic Smith, Riley Hassey, Joshua King, Will Caldwell, Robin Merciere, Darcy Standfield, Xavier Savala, Jack Smith, William Hickey, Nate Phipps, Rex Whale, Keyann Abrahams, Tom Kelaher, Mitchell Gavin, William Waugh, Thomas Gleeson, David Belavic, Tom Johnson, Hugh McDonald, Oscar Walters-Green, Kane Doull, Cooper Wilson, Joey Harris, Connor Andrews, Finn McAusland, Will Mood, Lucas Young, Jesse Garratt, Jules Walker, Billy Lyons, Ryan Harper, Jacob Hassan and Oliver Neate.
Mother’s Day Mass
An early invitation to our annual Mother’s and Grandmother’s Mass to be held on Friday May 12 commencing at 12pm followed by lunch at the Junior School. It would be appreciated if you could note the date in your diaries.
If anyone has photos from Saturday sport or any other Waverley College event that they would like to share with the rest of the College community, could I ask you to send them in on a disk or memory stick to the Junior School office or email them to email@example.com