From Director of Junior School, Anthony Banboukjian
Prayer of the Week
Sunday 26th November, we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. This day marks the last Sunday in the liturgical year of the Catholic Church. On this day we recall Jesus in His eternal aspect, as King and Ruler, rather than as He was in his earthly life.
We are now reaching the end of the Church’s year. With the beginning of Advent, we begin again the cycle of the birth of Jesus, his ministry, his death, Passion and resurrection.
The ending of a year is a good time to assess where we have been, what has been achieved, and perhaps most importantly, where we are going with our journey of faith.
Lord of the past and the future: we thank you for the last Church Year. We thank you for the fellowship and joy of our worship together as a community. We pray for the coming year, that we may benefit from the teaching and wisdom of the church and grow in faith and knowledge of You. Jesus taught us how it is to live according to the values of the Kingdom of God. Let us follow his example and become truly great in the eyes of God.
Blessed Edmund Rice: Pray for Us
St Mary of the Cross: Pray for Us
Live Jesus in our Hearts: Forever
Congratulations to all the staff and students who involved in the Junior School Music Festival last Thursday night – what a great event. It certainly showcased the great number of talented students we have at Waverley College. It was a privilege to be part of the audience – thank you for sharing your talents with us.
A big thank you to Mrs Rollins, Mr Chris Balkizas, Mr Dan Williams and Mrs Susannah Pinter for their amazing work with the boys in each of the music groups throughout the year.
French Theme Day
All the boys in the Junior School took part in a magnificent day on Tuesday as we celebrated the French culture and language as part of our French Theme Day. It was great to see so many boys get dressed up for the day.
Our community reading was extra special as some parents and Junior School boys and staff helped the boys enjoy the language by listening to a book read in French – thank you to all involved.
A very special thank you to Ms Stephens our Junior School French Teacher who put some much time and energy in organising the day – it was greatly appreciated by the staff and students.
Year 5 2018 Orientation Day
The boys starting in Year 5 2018 will be joining us on Friday November 24 for their Orientation Day. Part of this day is a BBQ lunch with our current year 5 students.
If any parents can assist me with the BBQ on the day from 11.00am – 1.00pm it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Mrs Coupe via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
Letter from Mr Ghattas
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.
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.
Stationery (which means things like) e.g. 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