From Director of Co-Curricular, Mr Steve O’Donnell
Welcome back to all of the Waverley College families and a special welcome to those new students and their families joining us in 2021. It has been a very busy start to the year that has already seen Year 7 and Junior School sports trials as well as weather impacts, photos and a brand new uniform that looks fantastic on the students. I wanted to highlight some important information regarding co-curricular for Term 1.
Covid-19 guidelines: We are still under important Covid restrictions for all venues on the weekends and all parents attending school sport venues must register via QR codes at the venue as well as maintain social distancing. No person should be attending if not feeling well. There are still some limitations on attendance and face-masks are encouraged at all indoor venues.
This weekend we have our next full round of co-curricular activities including Friday night 1sts and 2nds Basketball versus Cranbrook at Waverley. Parents of players only can attend and no student spectators will be permitted. We also have the CAS swimming and diving invitational at Homebush and only one parent per competitor will be permitted.
Attire – all students must be fully and correctly attired for all co-curricular activities. Students in Years 8-12 will continue to wear the kit from Term 4 summer sport, and the new Year 5 and Year 7 cohorts will be in the new kit. All students will be required to wear the new co-curricular uniforms from winter moving forward.
Leave – we have already had a number of students requesting leave for upcoming events and tournaments, and I thank all of those students and parents for their attention to this. Any leave request must be in writing (email is fine) to myself for weekends, or a student’s Head of House for school days as soon as possible. Only two weekend leave requests will be permitted per year. If a student is sick or injured for the weekend it is College policy that a medical certificate be produced please.
Codes of Conduct – I want to remind all students, parents and spectators that there are very specific Codes of Conduct and that these must be met at all times. Any breach of these Codes of Conduct will result in sanctions and potentially place a student’s enrolment into question.
The Codes of Conduct can be found here
A reminder to all students that they are required to be at fixtures on the weekend 30 minutes prior to the start, and must leave immediately at the conclusion of their game. All students playing outdoor fixtures are also strongly encouraged to wear hats and take other sun protection procedures. All students must not share water bottles at any stage.
Best wishes for all students for this weekend and ‘Go the Waves!’