From the Director of the Junior School, Anthony Banboukjian
Prayer of the Week
This week we pray for all those in our school community who are going through difficult times. May they forever be in our thoughts and in our prayers and may we give them all the love and support they need.
Wednesday 1 November is All Saints Day. On All Saints Day we honour all the saints from the past and present who have inspired us with their love for God. Like them, we too are called to be saints in our daily lives.
The Litany of Saints
Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us
Saint Michael, Pray for us.
Holy angels of God, Pray for us.
Saint Abraham and Saint Sarah, Pray for us.
Saint Isaac and Saint Rebecca, Pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, Pray for us
Saint Joseph, Pray for us.
Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Pray for us.
Saint Mary Magdalene, Pray for us.
Saint Agnes, Pray for us.
Saint Martin, Pray for us.
Saint Margaret, Pray for us.
Saint Catherine, Pray for us.
Saint Charles, Pray for us.
Saint Francis, Pray for us.
Saint Mary of the Cross, Pray for us.
Blessed Edmund Rice, Pray for us.
All holy men and women of God, Pray for us.
Lord, We ask that we may be inspired by those who have worked for justice and peace in our world. May we also be worthy to be counted among your saints. We ask this through Christ your Son. Amen.
Thursday 2 November is All Souls Day. On All Souls Day we remember, with love, our relatives and friends who have died. We pray for their souls and give thanks for the special memories they leave with us.
Hear our prayer and console us. As we renew our faith in Your Son, whom You raised from the dead, strengthen our hope that all our departed brothers and sisters will share in His resurrection, He who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Blessed Edmund Rice: Pray for Us
St Mary of the Cross: Pray for Us
Live Jesus in our Hearts: Forever
- Tristan Lee who had a big swim meet over the weekend and made two state times for 100m butterfly and 50m free. Tristan will now compete in the NSW state swimming championships in December. Well done Tristan – an outstanding result.
- Joseph Vonwiller who won a gold and silver medal at the recent Taekwondo championships – very impressive Joseph.
Year 5 Camp
Year 5 will be attending their annual camp this week spending three days at Vision Valley at Arcadia. It is an activity based program that challenges the boys and encourages them to make friends outside their normal friendship groups. A more detailed report will follow next week.
Waterford Music Festival
Date: Thursday November 16, 2017
Venue: Performing Arts Centre
Year 6 Graduation
Please note the details for the Year 6 Graduation are as follows:
Date: Thursday November 30, 2017
Venue: Br Lacey Gymnasium (Senior School 131 Birrell St)
Time: 6.15pm boys will be required at 5.50pm
More information regarding the Graduation will be sent home later in the term .
Year 5 Presentation afternoon
The Year 5 Presentation Afternoon will be held in the gym on Friday December 1 and will commence at 1.00pm sharp.
More information will be sent home in early November.
Year 7 2018 Orientation Day
A reminder that Friday 10 November 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, 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 at the Cosgrove Centre, then leave around 9.25am.
2.50- 3.00pm: Dismissal. Current Junior School students who need to return to the Junior School will walk back under supervision.
LUNCH: The boys will be provided with a BBQ lunch and drink (payment for ALLWELL testing also covered the lunch)
WHAT TO WEAR: Students wear school sports uniform from their current school.
WHAT TO BRING: Small bag/back pack with a water bottle, swimmers/sun hat/sun screen/towel for swim trials. Snack for recess.
Waverley College Junior School Christmas Appeal
Christmas time can be a lonely and difficult time for many people throughout Sydney, therefore this year we are hoping to support a few different charities that need our help this Christmas.
Year 5 – Matthew Talbot Hostel
The Matthew Talbot Hostel is a social justice initiative run by The St Vincent de Paul Society, aimed at helping the homeless men of Sydney.
Donations should include: Toiletries (preferably small travel size items), underwear, socks, chocolates, notepads, pens.
Year 6 – Kids Helping Kids
The Kids Helping Kid program is an initiative run by The Smith Family aimed at helping the disadvantaged school children in Australia. We supported this charity earlier in the year by raising money on Edmund Rice Day.
Donations should include: Stationery, for example, packets of pens, colouring pencils, textas, highlighters, scissors, erasers, pencil cases.
You are invited to donate a gift for our Junior School ‘Giving Tree’. The gifts are for disadvantaged children throughout the local and wider communities of Sydney. The gifts are for children of any age range, both boys and girls.
These gifts need to be wrapped in clear plastic with the age range specified on the wrapping. The gifts are then to be brought into school and placed under the Christmas tree.
Thank you for all your generosity in supporting these worthwhile charities.
Mr Stephen Ghattas – REC Junior School
Year 5 2018 Orientation Day
The boys starting in Year 5 2018 will be joining us on Friday 24 November for their Orientation Day. Part of this day is a BBQ lunch with our current year 5 students. If any parents are available on help on the BBQ from 11.00am-12.30pm please contact Mrs Coupe.
I again ask all parents to be considerate of our neighbours when driving their son to school or picking them up in the afternoon. It is not appropriate to park across driveways and block residents from accessing their properties, nor is it considerate or safe to stop in the middle of the road to pick up or drop off your son especially near a pedestrian crossing.