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Junior School News

Junior School: 2018 Term 1, Week 5


Prayer for the Week       

Loving God,

As we continue our Lenten journey this week, we ask for your help. We want to follow Jesus but we confess our reluctance to face the stress and temptation that the journey might hold for us. We confess that we are sometimes tempted to wish for miracles which would make life easier rather than more stressful.

We admire the difficult and risky journey that Jesus took, challenging systems which put conditions on God’s love, but it is sometimes difficult to cope when life is uncomfortable and we see human suffering. We ask you to bless us as we strive to have faith in you.

Let us now pray the Lord’s Prayer together

Our Father …


Blessed Edmund Rice: Pray for Us
St Mary of the Cross: Pray for Us
Live Jesus in our Hearts: Forever

Notice from St. Brigid’s Coogee re Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation will take place at 12.30pm Sunday 27 May at St Mary’s Cathedral.

Confirmation enrolment will take place at the Parish Office 1-3pm Tuesday 20 March and 2.30-4.30pm Thursday 22 March. To be eligible for enrolment the child must reside at Coogee within the Parish boundaries. Parents need to bring to the enrolment a copy of the child’s baptismal certificate and $30.00 fee.

Class Captains

The role of Class Captain and Vice-Captain are awarded to boys whose peers see them as role models and students who have the trust and respect of those in the class and of their teachers. It was with pleasure this week that we awarded the following Year 6 students with their respective badges:

  • 6 Gold Class Captain:  Antony Di MATTIA
  • 6 Gold Vice-Captain:  MARCUS MARIN
  • 6 Red Class Captain:  BAILEY BARKER
  • 6 Red Vice-Captain:  JOSEPH VONWILLER
  • 6 Blue Class Captain:  JACK TINDALE
  • 6 Blue Vice-Captain:  SPENCER CHAVEZ
  • 6 White Class Captain:  LACHLAN KORPAR
  • 6 White Vice-Captain:  FREDDY MAREE
  • 6 Green Class CaptainZACK MOLLICA
  • 6 Green Vice-Captain:  ZACHARY DUANE

Mr Harris and I look forward to working with this group throughout the year.

Sports Captains

In the same way that the office of class captains is important, so too are the roles of House Sport Captains. These boys lead their house groups at our major carnivals and sports days. Congratulations to the following students for their appointments as Sport Captains and Vice Captains.

  • Aungier Captain:  Tom MCKENNA
  • Aungier Vice-Captain: Henry WHITEHOUSE
  • Brennan Captain:  Aidan LOVE
  • Brennan Vice-Captain: Sean FOLEY
  • Conlon Captain:  Matthew FROST
  • Conlon Vice-Captain: Hunter ELDRIDGE
  • Green Captain:  Eden BYRD
  • Green Vice-Captain:  James DYSON-MERWE
  • Lacey Captain: Sean MCLAUGHLIN
  • Lacey Vice-Captain:  James BIRBAS
  • O’Connor Captain: Cormac MORRIS
  • O’Connor Vice-Captain: Will SWEETMAN
  • Quinn Captain: Cillian TREANOR
  • Quinn Vice-Captain: Jack ANASSON
  • Tevlin Captain: Jack KEARNEY
  • Tevlin Vice-Captain: Tristan LEE

Cross Country

Last Wednesday we held our Annual Cross Country Championships. Thank you to all the boys who participated and gave the competition a real attempt.

Well done to the following boys on finishing in the top 4 in their age group:

Under 10

Champion: .Jack Johnson
2nd Place: Ben Pignatelli
3rd Place: Sonny Patane
4th Place: Adam Cutten

Under 11 Year 5

Champion: Fred Carmody
2nd Place: Monty Armstrong
3rd Place: Luke Newrick
4th Place: Zolthan Szabo

Under 11 Year 6

Champion: Zachary Duane
2nd Place: Tom Park
3rd Place: Ivor Colquhoun
4th Place: Dillon Duke-McCoy

Under 12

Champion Tashi Harrison
2nd Place: Liam Gabriel
3rd Place: Eden Byrd
4th Place: Jack Kerves

Swimming Squad

Our Swimming Squad will compete at the IPSHA Swimming Carnival next Tuesday March 6 at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre Homebush. We wish the following boys all the best of luck as they compete against the other schools for a chance to make the IPSHA Squad to swim at the upcoming CIS carnival:

  • Aidan Lee
  • Ben Pignatelli
  • Digger Callandar
  • Jack Johnson
  • Oakley Lamb
  • Zoltahn Szabo
  • Tristan Lee
  • Oscar Bennett
  • Jack Kerves
  • Lucas Dubois
  • Judah Miller

Waverley Old Boys’ Assembly

Last Thursday the boys were fortunate to have a group of Waverley Old Boy’s attend our first assembly of the year and talk to them about their time at Waverley and then present the Year 6 Class Captains and Vice Captains with their certificates and badges. The boys then enjoyed a BBQ lunch provided by The Old Boys Union – very much appreciated by all the staff and students. We look forward to continuing this association with The Old Boys Union for many years to come. Special thanks to Salvatore Riolio (President The Old Boys Union), Peter Hannigan, Chris O’Sullivan, Col Blake, Peter Foley, Richard Jackson and Terry Farley for taking time out to join us at our assembly and ensuring all were fed.

Family Mass

On Saturday 10 March students and families of Waverley College Waterford Campus are invited to attend the 6:00pm Family Mass at Mary Immaculate Parish, followed by a BBQ at the Waterford Campus.

Father Bernie, parish priest of Mary Immaculate and our College Chaplain, would like to become more involved with the students and families of Waverley College and would also like to see our families become more involved with the church.  This would also be a great opportunity to meet other families from the Waterford Campus.

If you are interested in attending, could you please RSVP by filling out the form sent home with your son back to school by Monday 5th March.  For catering purposes, could you please indicate how many people will be in attendance.

Name on all Student Property

Please ensure your son has his name on all his gear – it makes it far easier to return any lost gear.