FROM DIRECTOR OF WATERFORD, ANTHONY BANBOUKJIAN
Prayer of the Week
Tuesday 4 September marks the two-year anniversary of the Canonisation of Mother Teresa (Saint Teresa of Calcutta). She was the founder of the Missionaries of Charity and spent the majority of her life helping the poor, sick and disadvantaged people in India. The Missionaries of Charity are now working in over 100 countries and have approximately 4000 sisters.
Mother Teresa’s Anyway Poem
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
St Mother Teresa: Pray for Us
Blessed Edmund Rice: Pray for Us
Live Jesus in Our Hearts: Forever
KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS
We continue to pray for members of our community who are going through some challenging times in their lives. Hugo Kulcsar (Year 6), William Pearce (Year 6), Mrs Stanton (wife of Mr Stanton) and Mr Harris all need our support and prayers.
FATHERS’ AND GRANDFATHERS’ MASS
At the Junior School we have always thought it was important to celebrate the various events throughout the year with a liturgical celebration where possible – and Father’s Day meant that we could invite all dads and granddads to celebrate with us in a Mass a couple of weeks ago. It was a wonderful celebration with the boys sitting with their dads and participating in a very special way.
A big thank you to Mr Ghattas for his outstanding preparation and effort that went into making the mass such a special event.
Year 5 Camp
All parents of boys in Year Five should have received via their email information and forms relating to the camp in term four. It would be appreciated if you could return the medical forms by the end next week. The requested letters are due by the end of the term. If you did not receive any information or have misplaced the forms please contact Mrs Coupe via her email address firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP
Over the past seven years over $300,000 has been raised by the students of Waverley College Junior School and donated to charity. Money raised this year will be donated to the following organisations:
Major charities –
- Edmund Rice Camps NSW
- Sydney Children’s Hospital
- Starlight Children’s Foundation
Minor charities –
- Prostate Cancer Foundation
- Snowdome Foundation
- Charlie Teo Foundation
- Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation
Please be generous and help others less fortunate.
The walkathon will be held on Friday September 21 at Centennial Park.
As you would know out school is situated in a residential area and as a consequence of this we must at all times be mindful whilst dropping and picking up our sons from school each day.
Unfortunately, on a daily basis our neigbours are concerned and often upset about the lack of concern some are showing with parking across driveways, double-parking, parking in no-standing zones, and close to the Zebra Crossing making it impossible to see oncoming traffic.
I am sure all would appreciate our concern and safety we have for all our children and I ask that you please be vigilant by parking safely at all times.
Name on all Student Property
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.
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 Mrs Coupe at email@example.com.