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Junior School News

Junior School News: 2018 Term 3, Week 9


Prayer of the Week

This week (Friday 21st September) is the Feast Day of St Matthew. Here is his story from Matthew’s Gospel (Matthew 9:9):

As he walked along Jesus saw a tax collector, named Matthew, sitting in

his office.  He said to him, ‘Follow me.’ Matthew got up and followed him.

While Jesus was having a meal in Matthew’s house many tax collectors

and other outcasts came and joined Jesus and his disciples at the table.

Some Pharisees saw this and asked his disciples ‘Why does your teacher

eat with such people?’. Jesus heard them and answered ‘People who are

well do not need a doctor, but only those who are sick. Go and find out

what is meant by the scripture that says: It is kindness that I want, not

animal sacrifices, I have not come to call respectable people, but


The Gospel of the Lord: Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.

Prayer to Saint Matthew:

O Glorious Saint Matthew, in your Gospel you portray Jesus as the longed-for Messiah who founded a Church of the New Covenant. Give us the grace to see Jesus living in his Church and to follow his teachings in our lives so that we may live forever with him in heaven.


Blessed Edmund Rice: Pray for Us
Mary, Mother of God 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. We hope they all recover and re-join our community soon.

Thank you

From the bottom of my heart I would like to extend my thanks to everyone who helped make my farewell on Friday night so special for me. Saying goodbye after 28 years was never going to be easy but I was overwhelmed by the support from everyone.

It’s almost surreal knowing that I have less than a few days left at the Junior School and my role as Director will come to an end.

All I can really say is thank you and please keep in touch.


This Friday is our annual Walkathon. Thank you to all the parents that have volunteered to assist throughout the day – your help is very much appreciated. Boys are reminded that they are to meet at Queens Park by 8.40am (not at school). At the completion of the day (between 1.30 and 1.45pm) they will be dismissed from Queens Park as well.

Your support in this extremely worthwhile fundraising event is greatly appreciated.

Year 7, 2019

A reminder that next Monday is the Allwell Testing day for all boys in Year 6 who will be going onto the senior school next year.

Information about Allwell Testing Day

DATE: Monday 24th September 2018.

TIME: 8.30am – 12:30pm

VENUE: Meet at Reception on the Senior Campus, 131 Birrell St Waverley.

Return to Junior School: 12.30pm for lunch then periods 5 & 6.


  • Bring 2 pens – blue or black. All other material will be provided.
  • Bring food and drink for the recess break.
  • Use the toilet before the first test session.
  • Come in your current school uniform

If you have any questions/problems about the Testing morning: Email: Mrs Robin Ball, EA to the Director of Learning;

History Hysteria Showcase

The students of Year 5 will be involved in a showcase to present their historical knowledge from term 3 in our HISTORY HYSTERIA SHOWCASE! They have been involved in a history inquiry unit that explores the significance of people, groups, places and events that have led to the development of Australia.

 Each student will have a booth at the showcase on which they will:

– Display the historical research of their chosen event/ group

– Choose a character from their event or group

– Dress up as their character

– Prepare a minimum of five questions for the audience to ask about their character.

We will have guest judges attending to present awards. It will be an educational and fun afternoon to celebrate all the achievements and effort the students have put into History this term.

You are invited to attend our HISTORY HYSTERIA SHOWCASE on Monday 24th September, 2018. It will be held on the Junior School basketball court at 1:30pm.

CIS Athletics

Our IPSHA boys performed admirably at Homebush last week. All students and parents were impressed by our results. All students found the day to be a rewarding and enjoyable experience.

Jack Johnson and Luke Newrick have progressed to the NSWPSSA team. A great feat for both boys.

Results are as follows:

RESULTS CIS: (13th September, 2018)

U12 Relay- 9th/22 then progressed to finals 9th/9 56:28 sec

U10 Relay 7th/23 then progressed to finals 8th/9 1:00:30 sec

U12 100m Eden Byrd 21st 14:65 sec

U12 200m Campbell Porteus 14th 29:12 sec

U10 200m Jack Johnson 9th 30:53 sec then progressed to finals 5th 30:71sec

U10 800m Jack Johnson 3rd 2:32:30 min.  NSWPSSA TEAM

U11 Long Jump Luke Newrick 3rd 4.59m (Personal Best) NSWPSSA TEAM

U11 Discus  Luke Newrick 21st 16.67m

U11 High Jump Henry Parkes 5th 1.38m


Well done to Elliott Hellawell-More and Charlie Cooke from Year 5 who on the weekend set up a cake stall to raise money for our walkathon. The boys did well to create enough trade for $90 of cake sales in 2 hours during 32-degree heat and were able to engage a number of passes by in the fundraising efforts of Waverley College.

Congratulations to Sam Frain and Max Fisher who represented Waverley College as part of the CIS team at the PSSA Golf State championships last week. The CIS team won the NSW State stroke event and the NSW State nett event – what an outstanding achievement from these two talented young golfers.

Year 5 Camp Letters

Thank you to the parents that have returned the medical forms for the upcoming Year 5 camp. However, there are a large number of the requested forms letters from parents still outstanding. Can I ask you to please ensure that you have sent in the letters by the end of the term.

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.