From the Director of the Junior School, Anthony Banboukjian
Prayer for the Week
This week we celebrate the first of our House Masses for the year, Aungier House. Aungier House is name after Br M A Aungier who brought a religious depth to the school during his time of service. He founded the Sodality of Our Lady as well as conducting the first May Day Procession.
The motto ‘Veni Vidi Vici’ (I Came, I Saw, I Conquered) reminds us of the competition between the opposing Houses.
Aungier is the colour red to symbolise energy, strength and passion. May we use such qualities in committing ourselves to a life of learning and thereby being able to contribute positively to our community.
Live Jesus in Our Hearts Forever
The gold colour in the Aungier Crest symbolises generosity to those in need. May we follow the example the good Samaritan, as well as that of our founder Blessed Edmund Rice, and be a neighbour to those in need.
Live Jesus in Our Hearts Forever
The Anchor in the Aungier Crest represents hope and faithfulness to our religious beliefs. May we remain firm in the values of Christ taught to us at Waverley College and be people of hope, compassion, justice and peace, trusting always in our Lord.
Live Jesus in Our Hearts Forever
Blessed Edmund Rice: Pray for Us
St Mary of the Cross: Pray for Us
Live Jesus in our Hearts: Forever
Thank you to all the parents who took the time to attend the information evening on Tuesday night. I hope you appreciated the information and are now better prepared to assist your son on his journey through the junior school. Thank you to Mr Graham Leddie for attending and his warm welcome to the parents.
Special thanks as well to all the Junior School staff for their support through the evening.
What a brilliant day – not only terms of the weather but the way the whole carnival panned out throughout the day. One of the great things about Junior School carnivals is every boy whether a swimmer or non-swimmer has an opportunity to earn points and ribbons for their teams.
The support of the parents was again very evident with the great turn out. Special thanks to all the staff who ensured the carnival ran smoothly. A big thank you to the Head of Sport Junior School – Mr Matt Ryan – who again organised and ran a terrific carnival.
Congratulations to the boys in Tevlin for an outstanding win. Special mention to all the boys in Green for the great effort they put in to finish in second place.
Age Champions – special congratulations to the following boys who won places in their respective age groups:
Age Champion: Tristan Lee (Tevlin)
2nd Place: Cooper Gee (Conlon)
3rd Place: Will Sweetman (O’Connor)
4th Place: James Dyson Merwe (Green)
Under 11 Y5
Age Champion: Jack Kerves (Green)
2nd Place: Lucas Dubois (Brennan)
3rd Place: Gillian Treanor (Quinn)
Equal 4th Place: Eden Byrd (Green), Sam Basha (Aungier), Hugo Kulcsar (O’Connor)
Under 11 Y6
Age Champion: Joey Harris (Tevlin)
Equal 2nd Place: Callum Penny (Green)
Equal 2nd Place: Kane Doull (Aungier)
4th Place: Jules Cibej (Aungier)
Age Champion: Lucas Young (O’Connor)
2nd Place: Carter Hjorring (Brennan)
3rd Place: Mitchell Gavin (Conlon)
4th Place: Jake Walker (O’Connor)
Special mention to Lucas Young who had an outstanding carnival winning the Under 12 Championship and breaking a long standing 50m butterfly record with a new time of 33.93 seconds – a great effort Lucas.
Special thanks to William Pearce who helped out with the photography on the day – great job William.
IPSHA Basketball Trials
Congratulations to Oscar Walters-Green who has been selected in the IPSHA team for the CIS trials. We wish him all the best of luck.
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.
Our Interschool competition is well under way now and the boys are training hard both in the mornings and after school. It was great to hear the boys talking about their games on Monday morning – the energy and excitement is tremendous.
Waverley Skoolbag App
Waverley released its Skoolbag app which is available for both iPhone and Andriod devices last year to assist contact with parents and students. This app is a free download and enhances the way the school communicates with students and families.
You can find the skoolbag app for Waverley by searching in either Google Play or the Apple App store for ‘Skoolbag Waverley College’. You can also find links to the app on the School website.
Learn how to be a chess champion! Coaching for students at Waverley College is held on Tuesdays from 12:30pm – 1:30pm.
Chess is the world’s most loved board game. Learning and playing chess helps children develop their logical thinking and problem solving skills, improves their concentration and focus, while also being a great source of enjoyment! Activities include group lessons on a demonstration chess board or interactive whiteboard, puzzle solving and fun practice games, with personal feedback from the coach.
Students earn merit awards by making checkmates, solving puzzles, or by displaying skills and positive qualities, which all good chess players strive to develop.
If your child is interested in taking part, please pick up an enrolment form from the school office, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy. For all enquiries, please contact Sydney Academy of Chess on (02) 9745 1170.
Junior School Project Compassion 2017
As the season of Lent approaches, we are asking the Year 5 and Year 6 students of the Junior School to think about those who are less fortunate than themselves. The theme for Project Compassion 2017 is “Love your neighbour”.
This year, Project Compassion demonstrates how love for our neighbours can transform lives. For more than 50 years, Caritas Australia has been privileged to work together with our neighbours – our most vulnerable sisters and brothers in First Australian communities and in many other countries. Working with our partner agencies in those communities, we have developed the strength to combat poverty, promote justice and uphold the dignity of every person.
Throughout Project Compassion 2017, inspiring stories from the Philippines, Timor-Leste, Australia, Vietnam and Fiji will be shared, highlighting the importance of working hand in hand with communities around the world.
As the thought of freeing the world of poverty can be overwhelming, we are attempting to empower our boys to respond to the needs of others around the world. We have asked the boys to contribute to Project Compassion in some way this year. It may be that they give up a treat at the canteen or perhaps do some odd jobs around the house to collect a bit of spare change. Please encourage your boys to donate to this worthy cause.
“They will neither hunger nor thirst, nor will the desert heat or the sun beat upon them. He who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them beside springs of water” (Isaiah 49:10).
(Assistant Director of Mission Junior School)
Breakfast at the Junior School
With many boys involved in morning training sessions the canteen will be open for breakfast to ensure that all boys have the opportunity to have something to eat before school starts. The canteen will be open from 8.00-8.30am