From the Director of Junior School, Anthony Banboukjian
Prayer for the Week
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Church’s season of Lent. It is a special time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving for Catholics.
The forty days of Lent end with the season of Easter, the most important time in the Church’s calendar.
Through prayer we prepare for Easter and Jesus’ Resurrection by becoming closer to God.
Fasting reminds us that many people in the world live without food for good health and many people go to bed hungry.
By giving alms we show our commitment to justice and take real action to make like better for our brothers and sisters in Christ.
As we move towards the season of Lent, beginning with Ash Wednesday this week, help us to continue to make the right choices and to take genuine action to help those in need.
We ask this in memory of Jesus your Son
Blessed Edmund Rice: Pray for Us
Mary, Mother of God: Pray for Us
Live Jesus in our Hearts: Forever
With the season of Lent upon us, the boys at the Junior School have been asked to make a personal contribution to Project Compassion. Their donations to Project Compassion allow Caritas Australia, the Catholic Agency for International Aid and Development, to work towards a more just and fair world, where the basic human right for food is met and sustained.
Junior School Open Afternoon
An Enrolment Information Afternoon for the Junior School is being held on Tuesday 7 March from 3.30pm to 7.00pm. It is an opportunity for us to exhibit the wonderful learning environment that is the Junior School. The afternoon will offer tours of the Junior Campus, hosted by students from the College. There will also be opportunities to meet and talk with teachers and students about subjects, sport and student life at Waverley College. So if you know anyone who is thinking about sending their son to the Junior School then invite them to attend..
To book, please CLICK HERE
During the Information Afternoon we run a BBQ for both guests and students. If any parents can assist on the BBQ from 4-6pm please contact Mrs Coupe on 9387 5022 and let her know your availability.
Cricket Presentation Night
All cricket players and their parents are invited to attend Cricket Supporter Group End of Season Presentation on Saturday 11 March. I understand that we are early in our season but it would be great to have a large number of Junior School families in attendance. Details are as follows:
Date: Saturday 11th March 2017
Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Location: Performing Arts Centre Waverley College Senior Campus
131 Birrell Street, Waverley NSW
All parents and players are invited to join us for
- a sausage sizzle
- trivia, monster raffle and games
- Coaches’ awards for each team from Years 5 to 12
- presentation of the Br Murphy Shield
Cost: $10 per person, including sausage sizzle. Drinks are available to purchase at the bar.
Raffle: A huge monster raffle with prize pool valued at over $2,000. Prizes include a night for 2 at the Darling Hotel, including a $250 restaurant voucher and valet parking; a 4 round of golf for four people at St Michael’s Golf Club.
Bookings: To book tickets to the event and purchase monster raffle tickets with payment, please CLICK HERE.
Further information: Any inquiries please email John McCallum at firstname.lastname@example.org
Names on all clothing and gear
Lately we have been faced with the problem of boys misplacing their uniform after getting changed for training. Can I please ask that your check your son’s uniform to make sure he has not inadvertently taken another boy’s clothing home with him. Thank you as always for your support.
Can I please stress the need to ensure your son has his name on all his gear – it makes it far easier to return any lost gear.
We wish all the boys heading off to the State Nipper Championships at Blacksmiths Beach on the weekend all the best of luck as they represent their respective surf clubs. It is great to see so many boys actively involved in their local community.
IPSHA Swimming Championships
Next Tuesday March 7 our swim team competes in the IPSHA Swimming Carnival hoping to make the team to compete at the CIS selection competition later in the term. We wish the following boys all the best and hopefully next week we can report on some great results:
- Tristan Lee
- Cooper Gee
- Will Sweetman
- Oscar Bennett
- James Dyson-Merwe
- Jack Kerves
- Jules Cibej
- Callum Penny
- Joey Harris
- Kane Doull
- Luca Young
- Mackenzie Palmer
- Carter Hjorring
- Jake Walker
- Mitchell Gavin
The new wellbeing model is in full swing at the Junior School. It has been interesting watching the boys get to know each more, especially across year levels. Some houses celebrated Shrove Tuesday in a very special way, in particular Quinn house who shared some yummy pancakes this morning – many thanks to Mrs Rollins and Ms Fitzgerald for organising a real treat for the boys.