From the Director of the Junior School, Anthony Banboukjian
Prayer of the Week
Thank you God for our families and loved ones,
we are so blessed in so many ways.
Please watch over and protect us each and every one.
Lord help us to remember that your love for us is our guide to loving each other.
I know we may not always be perfect and we may make each other crazy but when the time comes,
it is amazing how we will be there for one another.
Lord help us to step back and allow each other
to grow in the way that you intended us to be.
Thank you Father in Heaven
Blessed Edmund Rice: Pray for Us
St Mary of the Cross: Pray for Us
Live Jesus in our Hearts: Forever
End of another year
It is hard to believe that the 2017 academic year will be a distant memory in less than a week. It has been a very busy year for all the boys and staff – from our full academic program, sporting commitments, Wakakirri and all the other events held throughout the year. However it is important to remember that classes conclude on Wednesday December 6 and all boys are expected at school as normal until then.
Thank you for all your prayers for Will – they’ve done their job. Will is on the road to recovery. My special thanks to the exceptional response from the Junior School staff, in particular Mr Ryan, who ensured Will had the best care possible. A big thank you from all the Junior School to Mrs Maureen Andrews whose assistance and knowledge was invaluable.
Last Thursday Mr Gill conducted our walkathon assembly which saw each of the major charities we supported each receive a cheque for $11000. Overall the 289 boys at the Junior School raised over $58000 having walked a total of 5200km – a tremendous effort.
Year 6 Laptop returns
A reminder that next Monday is the start of the Year 6 laptop return program. Whether the boys purchasing or just returning their computers they need to bring them in to IT next Monday. Boys will be called down class by class. If your son is returning his laptop the charger must be returned as well. There should never be any stickers in the laptop at any time.
Reading with the Preschool
Well done to the following boys who volunteered last week to read picture books to the Preschool. Apparently they loved it and loved having your company.
6 Gold – Liam Russell
6 Blue – Rafael Di Giorgio
6 Red – Connor Andrews
6 Green – Oliver Neate
6 White – Conor Black
5 Gold – Cooper Gee
5 Blue – Lucas Atherton
5 Red – Hunter Eldridge
5 Green – Otto Hulewicz
5 White – Campbell Scally
Congratulations to all the basketballers that have been trialling for outside representative teams over the last few weeks. Well done to:
Oscar Walters-Green – North Sydney
Thomas Gleeson – Sydney Comets
Ike Musca – St George
Orientation Day for new students 2018
Last Friday our new 2018 students joined us for an orientation day and BBQ lunch. I’m sure the boys left excited and enthused about coming to Waverley next year. It was great to see the boys play and work together for the first of what will be many occasions.
Many thanks to those families that have already supported our charities for Christmas – we have had a great response but all donations to the charities below are more than welcome.
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.
Last day will be next Wednesday.