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Our Junior School students enjoying a classroom activity

Our Junior School students enjoying a classroom activity

We hope everyone is enjoying their Term 1 school holiday break!

 


Canteen Closed Week 1 Term 2

Due to ongoing renovations, the canteen will not be available for lunch orders or service in Week 1. The canteen will reopen again in Week 2, Monday 26 April. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 


Home Learning Club

We offer all students in Year 5 and Year 6 the opportunity to receive free additional support after school for the completion of home learning tasks. The afternoon sessions also provide a quiet, supervised study space for students who want to complete their assigned tasks.

Home Learning Club operates in the Learning Hub from 3pm – 4pm – Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – during school term.

Procedures

Register your son via this registration link

This will be sent out each week in the Nurrunga newsletter. Only register his name once to allow other students the opportunity to attend. The session is limited to 20 spots. There will be a roll call to ensure attendance.

Students are required to stay for the full session unless there is a message in the student diary requesting early leave, a parent signature will be required.

An important note to remember during Term 2: if afternoon training sessions are cancelled, unfortunately you cannot send your son to Home Learning as an alternative plan, as students are registered for the afternoon sessions in advance, and the capacity is always reached.

Try to avoid messaging your son during this period, unless it is urgent.

Behaviour

As it is important to respect the rights of others to learn and work. All students are expected to settle to work in the Learning Hub and not cause a disturbance for others.

Teachers

Monday and Wednesday: Mrs Natasha Zivanovic

Tuesday and Thursday: Mr Matt Ryan

If you require any further information, feel free to contact us.

mryan@waverley.nsw.edu.au

nzivanovic@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Term 2 Art Accomplishment Classes – Lunchtimes and Thursdays After School – Enrolments Close Wednesday 28 April!

In term 2, lunchtime and after school art accomplishment classes will be held for Junior School students in the Junior School art room and taught by specialist visual arts teacher Ms Faye John-Hopkins.

The program will extend students’ creative abilities through visual media, providing a variety of art experiences that perhaps would not be available to students until their senior years.

Classes begin in Week 2 of Term 2 and run from Thursday 29 April – Thursday 17 June.

Get in quick because enrolments close on Wednesday 28 April!

Click here for more information

Junior School Art Accomplishment Program

Art Accomplishment Program

 


Term 2 Chess Classes – Tuesdays 12.30-1.30pm

Chess creates brighter thinkers, improves student focus and achieves academic success. It also combines learning with fun!

Sydney Academy of Chess Pty Ltd runs Junior School chess classes at Waverley College on Tuesdays 12.30-1.30pm in the Library.

Classes begin in Term 2 and run from Tuesday 20 April – Tuesday 15 June.

Click here for more information

Chess table built in 2017 by Year 12 O'Connor student

Chess table built in 2017 by Year 12 O’Connor student

 


Winter Co-Curricular Season 

From Mr Jack Wachtel, Assistant Director of Co-Curricular (Years 5-8)

I hope all students and families have had a restful holiday and are looking forward to the Winter Co-Curricular Season commencing on Saturday 24 April. While there has been information sent out on SkoolBag, I would like to remind you of important information in preparation for Week 1 training and Round 1 beginning.

Winter Season Trials

All students gave their absolute best efforts in all three trials to provide themselves with the best opportunity to be selected into a team accordingly. Doing the trial over three separate afternoons provided opportunities for students who may have been sick, injured or had just had an ‘off’ day. Our coaches had the challenging task of selecting teams according to what they had seen across the three sessions. They did their absolute best despite the large numbers of students in each sport. 

I have been listening to parents’ concerned opinions about the selection processes in some sports. I appreciate you sharing your concerns and they have been received and noted. We are currently in talks with the Senior School and looking into a whole-school approach moving forward. I will review the role the Rugby 7s competition plays in the Co-Curricular program, and the amendments that could be considered moving forward.

Training Information

Training will begin on Tuesday 20 April, with all training being held at either Queens Park or Waverley Park between 3.15pm to 4.30pm. Teams will be walked to their training venue by their coach after the school day. Once training is completed, students will be dismissed from the training venue. Please ensure you have arranged with your son that you’ll be picking him up from the venue. If your son is waiting a considerable time, he will be walked back to the Junior School by his coach to be picked up from there.

The training schedule and season draw has now been added to the school website. Please click Senior and Junior Sport Fixtures to check which day’s your son is training.

Junior School students

Junior School students

Winter Season Attire

As mentioned on the slip your son received last term, please remember he must purchase the new winter sports uniform for his sport from the uniform shop before Round 1 commencing. He will be allowed to wear previously worn Waverley playing attire, his new winter sports uniform or his PE uniform for training. Please avoid non-Waverley gear unless you have a necessary reason.

Season Draw & Weekly Fixture

To locate the Winter Season Draw, please click Senior and Junior Sports Fixtures. Although the draw is the primary document for all games, please firstly refer to the weekly fixtures – as games occasionally have last-minute changes that are uncontrollable. These will be updated on the school website each week and addressed in the weekly newsletter Nurrunga.

Refer to the Winter Season Maps for any venue addresses (which will be sent out/added to the school website during Week 1).

I excitedly look forward to the season beginning and for different sports to be played each Saturday morning. Thank you for your ongoing support.

 


Year 6 Camp

From Mr Jack Wachtel, Assistant Director of Co-Curricular (Years 5-8)

The Year 6 Camp (The Great Aussie Bush Camp) scheduled for Week 4 of Term 2 is still going ahead as planned. Students will be leaving from the Senior School Performing Arts drop off area on Birrell Street and heading onto Kincumber NSW from Wednesday 12 to Friday 14 May.

All information about the camp regarding what to bring, daytime activities, and medical information will be added in the Week 1, Term 2 Nurrunga newsletter on Friday 23 April 2021.

 


Junior School Mother’s Day Mass

From Mr Stephen Ghattas, Assistant Director of Junior School/Student Formation

You are formally invited to our Junior School Mother’s Day Mass which will be held on Friday 7 May 2021 at Mary Immaculate Church. 

Unfortunately, we are still restricted by COVID-19 regulations, therefore we cannot hold a combined Year 5 and Year 6 Mass. As a result, we have decided to hold two separate Masses to make this day a special day for the mothers of the students at the College. We are also restricted to one parent/carer per student.

  • 10:30am – Year 5 Mother’s Day Mass followed by a light morning tea at the Junior School
  • 12pm – Year 6 Mother’s Day Mass followed by a light afternoon tea at the Junior School

If you have a son in both Year 5 and Year 6, we would ask that you attend the 12pm Mass.

Additionally, as part of the celebration, there is a slideshow presentation showcasing our mothers/grandmothers with their son(s).  If you would like to send a photo through, please email it to: liturgy@waverley.nsw.edu.au

The deadline for these photos is 30 April (Friday Week 2 Term 2).

We hope that you can join us for this special occasion.

Mother's Day Mass

Mother’s Day Mass will be held Friday 7 May 2021 at Mary Immaculate Church in Waverley

 


Sacrament of Confirmation 

From Mr Stephen Ghattas, Assistant Director of Junior School/Student Formation

For parents seeking information regarding the Sacrament of Confirmation, it is important that you contact your local parish to find out the details regarding when the Sacrament will be celebrated and when the preparation classes will be held.

Sunday 20 June: St Charles Borromeo Parish (Mary Immaculate Church)

For students of Waverley College who are part of St Charles Borromeo Parish (Mary Immaculate Church), the Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Sunday 20 June. Compulsory preparation classes will be held in the weeks prior to the celebration. 

Due to COVID-19, the Sacrament was postponed in 2020, therefore in 2021 we are only celebrating the Sacrament with current Year 6 and Year 7 students.  Please rest assured that the Sacrament will be held again next year to accommodate any Year 5 2021 students.

If you are looking to have your son enrolled in the Confirmation program for 2021, please contact Mr Stephen Ghattas at sghattas@waverley.nsw.edu.au for the necessary information.

Friday 30 April: Enrolment Closes

For parents who have already received the registration form via Google Forms, it is important that these are filled out if you are wanting to have your son enrolled. The due date is Friday 30 April. This includes those parents who enrolled their sons to receive the Sacrament in 2020.