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Junior School News

Junior School News: 2018 Term 1, Week 10


Prayer for the Week

The Stone is Rolled Away – Christ is Risen

Very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb, carrying the spices they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the entrance to the tomb, so they went in; but they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. They stood there puzzled about this, when suddenly two men in bright shining clothes stood by them. Full of fear, the women bowed down to the ground, as the men said to them, “Why are you looking among the dead for one who is alive? He is not here; he has been raised. Remember what he said to you while he was in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be handed over to sinners, be crucified, and three days later rise to life.’”

(Luke 24:1-12)

Lord God,
You loved this world so much,
That you gave your one and only Son,
That we might be called your children too.
Lord, help us to live in the gladness and grace
Of Easter Sunday, everyday.
Let us have hearts of thankfulness
For your sacrifice.
Let us have eyes that look upon
Your grace and rejoice in our salvation.
Help us to walk in that mighty grace
And tell your good news to the world.
All for your glory do we pray, Lord,


Blessed Edmund Rice: Pray for Us

Mary, Mother of God: Pray for Us

Live, Jesus in our Hearts: Forever

End of Term

It really is hard to believe that we have come to the end of the first term. The boys will finish school on Friday 13 April at the normal time of 3.00pm.

Term 2 will start for the Junior School on Wednesday 2 May (after the parent/student/teacher interviews). Boys will need to ensure they have their proper winter sports uniform for the first day back in term 2.

Term 2

As you may be aware I will be taking leave in term 2. Due to my absence a number of changes will take place.

  • Mr Greg Harris will be Acting Director
  • Mr Matthew Ryan will be Acting Assistant Director
  • Mr Tony Proudfoot will be looking after 6 Green
  • Mr Jack McCarthy will be looking after 5 Blue (Mr Stephen Ghattas will be on Paternity Leave and Long Service Leave for 5 Weeks).

We are very fortunate to secure the services of these fine teachers and I feel confident that the school is in very good hands whilst I’m away.


The Sacrament of Confirmation for Holy Cross Parish, Woollahra, will be administered in St. Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday, June 17.

Preparation classes for candidates in Year 5 or older will commence on Sunday, May 6, 4pm in Holy Cross Church.

To enroll, please contact: Mrs. Shirley Bond on 0403 028 019 or the Parish Office 9389 3156.

Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews

A reminder Tuesday 1 May next term has been set aside for Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews. Parents should have received a Skoolbag App notification explaining how to book online. If there are any problems please contact Mrs Coupe before the end of the week.

Parents of students in 5 Blue will have received a separate note detailing the arrangements for their son’s interview, as Mr Ghattas will be on leave next term.

Mother’s Day Mass

An early invitation to our annual Mother’s and Grandmother’s Mass to be held on Friday May 11 commencing at 12pm followed by lunch at the Junior School. It would be appreciated if you could note the date in your diaries.

Armidale Rugby Tour

We wish all the boys travelling to Armidale next weekend to participate in the Rugby Carnival all the best of luck and hope they have a wonderful experience. Thank you to Mr Harris, Ms Hoare, Mr Stanton, Mrs Ryan and Mr Ryan for giving up their first weekend of the holidays so the boys can participate in this terrific carnival. Special thanks to Mr Anthony Proudfoot who has kindly offered his support for the weekend.

The 2018 Armidale squad is as  follows:

  • Eden Byrd
  • Luke Crosson
  • Zachary Duane
  • James Dyson-Merwe
  • Tom Edwards
  • Jock Edwards
  • Hunter Eldridge
  • Christian Elfes
  • Louis Etournard
  • Tex Filipek
  • Sean Foley
  • Liam Gabriel
  • Krystian Gardiner
  • Jack George
  • Ethan Ginnane
  • Marcus Kastrissios
  • Jack Kearney
  • Jack Kerves
  • Hugo Kulcsar
  • Tristan Lee
  • Edward Lyons
  • James McGreevy
  • Tom McKenna
  • Joe Mohi
  • James Nestor
  • Jett O’Halloran
  • Aston Owens
  • Tom Park
  • Archie Perkins
  • Campbell Porteus
  • Brock Randall
  • Christian Robbins
  • Jack Sammut
  • Hugo Schneider
  • Dylan Scott Terrie
  • Alexander Sideris
  • Ben Stahl
  • Angus Sullivan
  • Daniel Velder
  • Will Whitaker

May Procession

The 108th Annual May Procession and Celebration of the Feast of Blessed Edmund Rice will take place on Sunday 6 May.

This is a compulsory event for all staff and students while parents and relatives are most welcome to attend. In the event of a student illness a Doctor’s Certificate is required.

IPSHA Cross Country Carnival

This Saturday a number of boys will represent Waverley College at the IPSHA Cross Country Carnival held at the Kings School. The junior runners compete in the 2km run while the senior runners run the 3km circuit.

Congratulations to the following athletes and we wish them all best:

Under 10

  • Jack Johnson
  • Ben Pignatelli
  • Sonny Patone
  • Jackson Lorimer
  • Adam Cutten

Under 11

  • Fred Carmody
  • Montomery Armstrong
  • Orlando Maisgnbacher
  • Zoltahn Szabo
  • Tristan Lee
  • Zachery Duane
  • Tom Park
  • Dillon Duke-McCoy
  • Ivor Colquhoun

Under 12

  • Jack Tindale
  • Liam Gabriel
  • Tashi Harrison
  • Jack Kerves
  • Campbell Porteus
  • Eden Byrd


If anyone has photos from Saturday sport or any other Waverley College event that they would like to share with the rest of the College community could I ask you to send them in on a disk or memory stick to the Junior School office or email them to