FROM DIRECTOR OF WATERFORD, ANTHONY BANBOUKJIAN
Prayer for the Week
We thank you Lord, for this term.
For the challenges, the successes, and the mistakes from which we have learnt.
Be with us as we spend our time with family and friends.
Give us strength and courage to do what is right: to be witnesses of our faith.
Help us to be a good person these holidays, to appreciate what others do for us, to give time and effort to help others.
Help us to be peacemakers in our family.
Keep us safe in our activities; give us good rest and good fun.
We thank you for our classmates, teachers, parents and a community that cares for us.
May we always be conscious of you in our lives.
Bring us back refreshed and ready for a new term.
We ask you this through Christ our 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 boy’s will finish school on Friday April 13 at the normal time of 3.00pm. I hope everyone has a chance to have a break and enjoy the holidays and ready to come back for an even busier (if possible) term 2.
Term 2 will start for the Junior School on Wednesday May 2 (after the parent/student/teacher interviews) with the boys wearing their full winter sports uniform. Please ensure all clothing is labeled.
Starting in Term 2 Homework Club will no longer run on Wednesday afternoons during the Winter Sports Season.
All boys will take their bags with them to Queens Park. All teams will be staying for training after Wednesday Sports and dismissed with their bags at 3:30pm to make their own way home. Boys may make their way back to school if you wish as a pick up point.
Winter Training goes until WEEK 3 of TERM 3. At this point Homework Club will run again from Monday to Thursday inclusive.
Waverley College Junior School Mothers’ and Grandmothers’ Eucharist
Friday 11th May 2018 – 12pm
A special opportunity for mums, step-mums, grandmothers and other special women in our students’ lives to attend Mass with them for Mother’s Day.
Mothers, Grandmothers and significant females in the lives of Waverley College students in Years 5 to 12 are invited to accompany their sons to a special Mother’s Day Mass in honour of Our Lady and mothers everywhere. The Mass will be followed by a luncheon for students and their guests.
WHEN: 12pm FRIDAY 11 MAY 2018
MASS: Br J P Lacey Gymnasium, Senior Campus 12pm – 1pm
JUNIOR LUNCHEON (Year 5 & 6): Free luncheon immediately after Mass at the Junior Campus. Boys from the Junior School will be allowed to go home with their parents at the end of the lunch (approx. 2pm).
Please RSVP for this event
Your reservation is requested to assist with catering. Please book for both adult attendees and your son/s when you RSVP for this event.
To book, click the link below:
Please respond by Friday 4 May, 2018.
A reminder Tuesday May 1 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.
Please note bookings close at 4pm on Friday April 13.
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 108th Annual May Procession and Celebration of the Feast of Blessed Edmund Rice will take place on Sunday 6 May. Please note the information from Mr Brennan:
Dear Parents and Carers,
The May Procession is a significant event in the life of the College and it is compulsory that all students attend in full winter uniform.
Following a recent review by the College Executive team there was overwhelming support to move the start of this event to a more family friendly time, at the same time respecting the need of individuals to still attend mass during the morning.
The College has therefore made the decision to commence this May Procession at 12pm. All boys are to report to their Wellbeing Mentors at 11.30am to have their names marked off.
If there are extenuating circumstances why your son cannot attend please contact your Head of House as soon as possible, and if your son is unwell you will need to provide a medical certificate.
With kind regards
Deputy Head of College
IPSHA Cross Country
Last Saturday a number of boys represented Waverley College at the IPSHA Cross Country Carnival held at the Kings School. The junior runners competed in the 2km run while the senior runners ran the 3km circuit.
Congratulations to the following athletes:
Under 10 – 175 runners (Winner – 7:24.19)
Under 11 – 175 runners (Winner – 11:13.12)
Under 12 – 160 runners (Winner – 11:39.39)
Special congratulations to Jack who because of his top 15 finish will now represent IPSHA at the CIS Carnival next term.
Football at Waverley
During the 2018 season, Waverley College Football will be holding a development program open to all players in Years 5 – 10. The training is designed to help every player reach their potential and improve on their football skills.
The development program will be held at Waverley Oval Synthetic field every Friday morning of Term 2 and weeks 1-3 of Term 3, from 7.15am – 8:15am (excludes Founders Day holiday on 8/6/18). The sessions will be $220 for the full program and needs to be booked by the end of term 1 to organise the coaching staff.
Please follow the below link to book your spots for this great program available for all football players.
Holiday Football Camp
This year we will be running a holiday camp for any student in football over the second week of the school holidays. Details on the camp can be found on the below flyer and bookings can be made through the following link https://www.trybooking.com/UVOL