From the Director of Junior School, Anthony Banboukjian
Prayer of the Week
We celebrate St Luke’s service to the Church each year on 18 October. We remember that his Gospel continues to help us know and love Jesus. Luke’s Gospel also reminds us to look for ways to imitate Jesus by reaching out to help our brothers and sisters in need.
In his Gospel, Luke helps us to know how concerned Jesus was for the sick, the poor, and anyone in need of help, mercy and forgiveness. Luke tells us that Jesus came to save all people. Through Luke’s Gospel, we learn how compassionate and caring Jesus was.
We also pray for all Year 12 students who are undertaking their HSC exams this week. May all their time, effort and dedication leading up to these exams pay off and help them to achieve their very best.
Let us pray the Our Father together:
St Luke: Pray for Us
Blessed Edmund Rice: Pray for Us
Live Jesus in our Hearts: Forever
Mr Ben Meadley
Please keep Mr Meadley in your prayers. He has had a serious injury to his hand in the holidays and will be missing for the first two weeks at this point. We hope he will be back to us as soon as he has healed.
A reminder that all money promised for the Walkathon needs to be handed in by the end of this week. It is extremely important that we account for all the money promised. We would like to present the cheques to the different charities at the end of our exams.
Year 5 Camp
A reminder that in week 4, from 1 November to 3 November, all year 5 boys will be attending a year camp at Vision Valley. Could I ask yet again that all required letters be sent into the office by the end of this week.
2018 Year 7 Orientation Day
A reminder that Friday 10 November 2017 is set aside for the boys progressing onto the Senior School in 2018 to complete their Orientation Day.
Structure of the day is as follows:
Orientation Day Friday 10 November – 8.20am- 3.00pm
8.20am: All students and parents arrive at the senior school campus, assembling outside the gymnasium at the Cosgrove Centre, Birrell St Waverley.
8.40am: Students remain at the College and engage in Orientation activities. After lunch the boys engage in swim trials at the College pool
9.00am – 9.25am: Parents/Carers stay for a welcome by the Head of College, Graham Leddie, at the Cosgrove Centre, then leave around 9.25am.
2.50- 3.00pm: Dismissal. Current Junior School students will be walked back to the Junior School under supervision.
LUNCH: The boys will be provided with a BBQ lunch and drink (payment for ALLWELL testing covers the lunch)
WHAT TO WEAR: Students wear school sports uniform.
WHAT TO BRING: Small bag/back pack with a water bottle, swimmers/sun hat/sun screen/towel for swim trials. Snack for recess.
Good luck to all the boys who headed off to the Touch Football Gala Day with Mr Ghattas on Tuesday 17 October. We hope they had a great day.
The boys who attended are as follows:
- Darcy Standfield
- Thomas McKenna
- Jesse Lucantonio
- Keyaan Abrahams
- Wilford Hyde
- Carter Hjorring
- Andreas Venning
- Angus Atkins
- Louis Etourand
- Thomas Holroyde
- Nate Phipps
- Campbell Scully
- Aidan Mahoney
- James Nestor
- Thomas Kelaher
- Joey Harris
- Gabe Fox
- Ethan Ginnane
- Gabe Phillips
We wish Jesse Garratt all the best as he competes for CIS at the PSSA Athletics Championship this week at Homebush.
Saturday Sport and Training
As part of your son’s enrolment at Waverley College it is expected that he participates fully in our co-curricular program which includes Saturday sport. If for any reason he can’t attend a game or training session you need to notify the school as soon as possible. If you are seeking a game off for son please write to me via Mrs Coupe seeking permission.
Please note that after school training finishes at 4.30pm. It makes it very difficult for staff when boys are not picked up in time or are unsure of how they are getting home.
Parents please note for your son to use his ID card to purchase items at the canteen you need to ensure you have created an account and deposited money into that account.
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 memory stick to the Junior School office.