From the Director of Junior School, Anthony Banboukjian
Prayer of the Week
This week is a special week in the Junior School calendar. We are invited to share in two events: R U OK DAY and the Walkathon. Both of these events call for us to put the needs of others ahead of our own: those who need our support and those who are less fortunate than us. We pray this week, that through our words and actions, we can inspire others to reach out to those in need.
I sign my heart with the sign of the cross, reminding myself of your love for each person. I ask that I may grow in faithfulness as your friend.
I sign my lips with the sign of the cross that I may speak as you would speak.
I sign my hands with the sign of the cross asking that you enable me to do your work, and be your hands in our world which you love so much.
I sign my eyes with the sign of your cross that I may really see, Lord, and be aware of all that is around me.
I sign my ears with the sign of your cross that I may listen and really hear the communication that comes to me in different ways – from you and from the people you place into my life.
I sign my shoulders, Lord, with your cross, knowing that you call me to carry my own cross each day and support others in the burdens and difficulties that they have.
All that I do today I set out to do in the name of the Father (+) and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Blessed Edmund Rice: Pray for Us
Mary, Mother of God Pray for Us
Live Jesus in our Hearts: Forever
R U OK? Day
Waverley College Junior School has had a special relationship with R U OK? Day since Gus (son of the founder Gavin Larkin) attended the school and now with his brother Van in Year 6. The boys have been discussing how a simple question can have such a powerful impact. So when your son comes home and asks you RUOK? I encourage you to engage him in conversation about what the question means.
This Friday is our annual Walkathon. Thank you to all the parents that have volunteered to assist throughout the day – your help is very much appreciated. Boys are reminded that they are to meet at Queens Park by 8.40am (not at school). At the completion of the day (between 1.30 and 1.45pm) they will be dismissed from Queens Park as well.
Your support in this extremely worthwhile fundraising event is greatly appreciated.
Year 7 2018
A reminder that next Monday is the Allwell Testing day for all boys in Year 6 who will be going onto the senior school next year.
Information about Allwell Testing Day
Date: Monday 18th September 2017.
Time: 8.30am – 12:30pm
Venue: Meet at Reception on the Senior Campus, 131 Birrell St Waverley.
Return to Junior School: 12.30pm for lunch then periods 5 & 6.
What to bring:
- Bring 2 pens – blue or black. All other material will be provided.
- Bring food and drink for the recess break.
- Use the toilet before the first test session.
- Come in your current school uniform
If you have any questions/problems about the Testing morning: Email: Mrs Robin Ball, EA to the Director of Learning; firstname.lastname@example.org
The following boys were our representatives at the CIS Athletics Carnival on Wednesday – Will Sweetman, Louis Etournaud, Joe Mohi, Zachary Duane, Jesse Garratt and Billy Lyons. Hopefully all boys can make the CIS team.
Well done to Thomas Park in 5 White who recently completed the 175 kilometre Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory for The Reach Foundation – raising over $7 000 in the process – a truly inspiring deed.
Good luck to our Basketball A team who will compete on Saturday in the Scots College Hoops Basketball tournament. Special thanks to Mr Harris for his time and effort in ensuring the boys are ready for the tournament. The team consists of:
- Oscar Walters-Green
- Thomas Gleeson
- Jules Walker
- Xavier Savala
- Daniel Palacio
- Marcus Jomoa
- Billy Lyons
- Max Murphy
- Nicky Anderson
- Mitchell Reimer
Year 5 Camp Letters
Thank you to the parents that have returned the medical forms for the upcoming Year 5 camp. However there are a large number of the requested forms letters from parents still outstanding. Can I ask you to please ensure that you have sent in the letters by the end of the term.
Teachers on Leave
Currently we have a number of teachers on leave – Ms King will return next Monday, Mr Harris and Mr Claridge will be back for the start of term 4.
Mr Ryan will be Acting Assistant Director whilst Mr Harris is on leave.
Name on all student property
Can I please stress the need to ensure your son has his name on all his gear – it makes it far easier to return any lost gear.
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