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Junior School News

Junior School News: 2018 Term 1, Week 7

From Director of Waterford, Anthony Banboukjian

Prayer for the week

As we continue on our Lenten journey this week let us pray:

God of Hope,

In our darkness you see the spark of your light.
In our struggles, you wrestle with us.
In our pain and suffering, you hurt with us,
In our weakness you lend us your strength.
In our ignorance, you try to teach us wisdom.
In our selfishness, you lead us to your way of the cross.
In the breaking down of our relationships you pave the way towards reconciliation.
In our falling short of your glory, you lift our eyes to see our potential.
Into our desperation you bring hope.
Into our brokenness you bring healing.
Into our failure you bring redemption.
Into our living you bring meaning and purpose.
Into our dying you bring life.

God of Hope,
Christ with us,
Redeem and transform us,
That we may truly be your people.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


St Mary of the Cross: Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Rice: Pray for Us

Live Jesus in Our Hearts: Forever


Thankyou to Mr Ghattas & Father Bernie

Thanks to all those boys and parents who joined us at mass on Saturday 10 March at Mary Immaculate Church. To see over 100 boys and families there to celebrate mass together at a non-compulsory school event was something special.

This was made even more so thanks to the beautiful liturgy given by Father Bernie; the wonderful singing & participation by our boys.

Special thanks to the following boys who assisted during the mass: Archie Godby, Bailey Barker, Fox Stapleton, Maximus Fitzpatrick-Levingston and Zack Mollica.

Well done Mr Ghattas and thanks to all the staff who attended at the church and preparing the barbecue.



The tradition for Confirmation has always been to receive the sacrament in the person’s parish of worship.  The 2018 Confirmation programme offered at Waverley Junior School is for students who are members of St Charles Borromeo Parish, Mary Immaculate Church, Waverley. This is for students who live within the parish boundaries and identify as members of this parish. For enrolment forms and further information, please contact Mr Davis (Senior College) and Mr Ghattas (Junior School) .

Please note the following dates regarding Confirmation:

Parent Evening- Term Two, Week 1-  2nd May at St Charles’ School Hall at 7pm.

Commitment Mass- Term Two, Week 2- Thursday 10th May at 6.30pm for all participants.

Confirmation Mass – Sunday 17th June, 12.30pm, St Mary’s Cathedral


World’s Greatest Shave

I’m pleased to announce that we have four boys who will be participating in the World’s Greatest Shave on Thursday. Patrick Carey (raised over $1900), Rudy Bickers (currently raised $1898), Charles Beckett and Sebastian Ari are brave enough to shave – thank you and well done.


Homework Club

Parents please note that boys utilising the homework club after school should be coming to the library with homework to complete, assignments to work on or class work to finish. It should not be simply be used as a babysitting service.

All boys should also know what time they are finishing and how they are getting home. Homework club finishes at 4.30pm so please ensure your son is picked up on time.


From the Head of Library: For your diary

Parent and son(s) evening in the College Library – visiting Young Adult author Will Kostakis

On Wednesday, April 4, from 6.30 pm to 8 pm come along to the College Library for an entertaining and informative night with Australian Author Will Kostakis.  Will is an award winner author with multiple novels and stories published.

Will, will be at Waverley to inspire and inform us on how to get boys to read and ways to develop good writing skills and habits.  As well, general tips on how to make the best of school life from the point of view of English studies and writing will be covered.

To join us for the night, please email myself or phone.

A light supper will be served.  Your sons are welcome to attend.

William Roberts, Head of Library or Ph. 9369 0671


Notice – summer sports photos

On Monday March 19 we will be taking photos of our Saturday Summer Sport Teams. All boys are asked to come to school in their summer Saturday sports gear for the photos. Boys who do not have the right gear may not be in the photos.

Order for photos (please note specific times cannot be given) – with team and gear required:

  1. Swimming Squad:PE Uniform (please bring your summer team gear)
  2. Touch Football: Blue Touch Football Gear
  3. Touch Football: Gold Touch Football Gear
  4. Touch Football: Development Touch Football Gear
  5. Prep First Cricket: Cricket Gear
  6. Year 6 Super 8 Cricket: Blue Cricket Gear
  7. Year 6 Super 8 Cricket: Gold Cricket Gear
  8. Year 5 Traditional Cricket First: Cricket Gear
  9. Year 5 Traditional Cricket Seconds: Cricket Gear
  10. Year 5 Super 8 Cricket: Blue Cricket Gear
  11. Year 5 Super 8 Cricket: Gold Cricket Gear
  12. Basketball A:  Basketball Gear
  13. Basketball B:  Basketball Gear
  14. Basketball D:  Basketball Gear
  15. Basketball C:  Basketball Gear
  16. Basketball E:  Basketball Gear
  17. Basketball F:  Basketball Gear
  18. Basketball G:   Basketball Gear
  19. Basketball H:  Basketball Gear
  20. Basketball I:  Basketball Gear
  21. Basketball J:  Basketball Gear
  22. Basketball K:  Basketball Gear
  23. Basketball L:  Basketball Gear
  24. Tennis Squad:  Tennis Gear
  25. Water Polo A: PE Uniform
  26. Water Polo B: PE Uniform

Last Week of Summer Saturday Sport For Term 1

This Saturday sees all our Junior School teams play their last game of the term. As usual the participation has been great and the sportsmanship first class – well-done boys.

Please note this is also the last week of training for all summer teams this term.


Special mention

Over the last week or so a number of boys have been selected to represent the College at trials for both CIS AFL and IPSHA Football.

The following boys traveled down to Canberra to trial for the CIS AFL Team:

  • Nate Smith
  • Henry Kidd
  • Tashi Harrison

Congratulations to Nate and Henry who will compete for CIS in the upcoming PSSA Carnival. Tashi was unlucky not to be selected.

The following boys headed off to Knox on Monday hoping to make the IPSHA Team for the CIS Football selection carnival:

  • Dillon Duke-McCoy
  • Cillian TREANOR
  • Milan MANN

Unfortunately none of the Waverley boys made it through but all five enjoyed the experience – well done.


Congratulations to:

Luke Newrick Year 5 who represented South Maroubra at the State Nipper Championship finishing with a Silver medal: Under 10s Beach Sprint and a Silver Medal: All age Beach relay.

Ben Pignatelli (5G) and Jack Johnson (5G) represented Coogee SLSC. They were both members of the team who won the Bronze medal in the U10 boy’s beach relay. Jack won a second bronze as part of the U10 mixed beach relay.

Zoltahn Szabo and Tristan Lee both belong to Coogee Nippers and attended the State Nipper Championships. They unfortunately did not get a medal but did extremely well in many of their events. Tristan came 7th in the swim final and Zoltahn came 10th. A top 10 placing at these events is definitely an accomplishment with such a large contingent of boys from across NSW. They both made many semi-finals in individual and team events.

Jack Johnson (5 Green) was awarded two bronze medals at the slsa Nippers nsw State championships at the weekend. One for U10 boys sand relay and one for U10 mixed sand relay.



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.