Search icon
Explore icon

Junior School – Term 1 Week 8 2024

Ms Gaby Bransby, Director of the Junior School

Ms Gaby Bransby, Director of the Junior School

Diary Dates

Please find below some reminders about upcoming events. For all of Term 1 events, please refer to the College calendar. 

  • 26 March – Final Winter Sport Trials
  • 28 March – Holy Thursday – Pupil-Free Day
  • 29 March – Good Friday – Pupil-Free Day
  • 1 April – Easter Monday – Pupil-Free Day
  • 3 April – Cyberkindness Performance 
  • 4 April – Lacey House Mass and Supper, Chapel, 6pm
  • 5 April – Open Classrooms – 8:45am – 9:15am 
  • 12 April – Classes Conclude 


I am excited to announce an upcoming event that aligns perfectly with our commitment to promoting cyber safety and digital literacy among our students. On 3 April, our Junior School students will watch a live theatre show ‘Cyberkindness.’ This performance is specifically designed to address crucial topics such as online safety, cyberbullying, seeking help, and making informed decisions in the digital world. 

This educational experience draws on research-based insights from the eSafety Commissioner and is aimed at equipping our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the digital landscape responsibly.


After School Code Camp 2024 

Term 2 2024: Coding 

Coding class will continue on Monday next term. If you would like your son to be part of the session please book HERE. 


Class Type: Coding

Day: Monday

Dates: 6 May – 24 June 2024

Times: 3:15pm – 4:30pm

View the Code Camp flyer HERE.


Ms Gaby Bransby

Director of the Junior School


St Patrick’s Day Bake Sale

The St Patrick’s Day Bake Sale was a huge success at the Junior School last Friday. We were so grateful for the many donations of cakes, lollies and jellies from the students in Green and Conlon House as well as our Class Captains and Vice-Captains.

As a result, we raised over $500 that will go towards CARITAS as part of our Lenten Appeal. Thanks to everyone who supported this wonderful cause. Your generosity does not go unnoticed.

2024 St Patrick's Day Junior School

2024 St Patrick's Day Junior School

2024 St Patrick's Day Junior School

Harmony Day – Thursday, 21 March 2024

Harmony Week is the celebration that recognises our diversity and brings together Australians from all different backgrounds. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.​

It was great to see so many cultures being celebrated at the Junior School as each class shared in delicious delicacies from around the world.

During class throughout the week, students were also busy creating posters that reflected their family’s cultural heritage. This brought a lot of interesting discussion as they were able to see the different nationalities of both staff and students in the Junior School.

2024 Harmony Day

Mother’s Day Mass at Mary Immaculate Church, Friday, 10 May 2024, 12pm

The celebration of mothers, grandmothers and significant others in the lives of our Waverley College Students, will be celebrated on Friday, 10 May at 12pm (Week 2A, Term 2). This will be at Mary Immaculate Church followed by a light lunch at the Junior School.  

View the flyer HERE.


Part of the celebration will include a slideshow. Please send through a photo of your son(s) with their mothers/grandmothers if you would like a photo included in this presentation. If all photos could be emailed through by no later than Monday, 6 May 2024.

Please email photos to


Mr Steve Ghattas

Assistant Director of Junior School / Identity & Student Formation


Term 1 Summer Sport

And that’s a wrap for Term 1 Summer Sport! Well done to our students for reaching what marks the halfway point of Junior School Summer Sport, to be continued in Term 4. I’d also like to send a huge thank you to the families for your support over the term with preparing your sons, doing morning and afternoon drop offs, offering car pools, spectating home and away games, and even setting up delicious post-match functions!

12C Cricket BBQ

12C Cricket BBQ

12C Cricket

12C Cricket

Basketball J

Basketball J

Basketball N

Basketball N

We are looking forward to our final Winter Sport Trial next Tuesday, 26 March. After this, winter teams will be announced to students on Wednesday.

Please see my latest app announcement for the Draft Winter Training Schedule. Final copies of the Winter Training Schedule and Winter Draw will be available on the College website by the end of Term 1, but are subject to change.


Ms Jade Sparks

Assistant Director of Co-curricular (Junior School)


Home Learning Week 9

*NO Home Learning Tuesday, 26 March 2024

We offer all students in Year 5 and Year 6 the opportunity to receive free additional support after school for the completion of home learning tasks. The afternoon sessions also provide a quiet, supervised study space for students who want to complete their assigned tasks.

Home Learning Club operates in the Learning Hub from 3pm-4pm – Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – during school Term unless there is a scheduled Professional Development meeting and the club will be closed.   


Register your son HERE.

Only register his name once to allow other students the opportunity to attend. The session is limited to 20 spots. There will be a roll call to ensure attendance.

Students are required to stay for the full session unless there is a message in the student diary requesting early leave, a parent’s signature will be required.


As it is important to respect the rights of others to learn and work, all students are expected to settle to work in the Learning Hub and not cause a disturbance for others.


Monday: Ms Natasha Zivanovic

Tuesday and Wednesday: Ms Gaby Bransby 

Thursday: Mr Steve Ghattas

If you require any further information, feel free to contact us.

An important note to remember, if afternoon training sessions are cancelled, unfortunately, you cannot send your son to Home Learning as an alternative plan, students are registered for the afternoon sessions in advance and the capacity is always reached.  

Avoid messaging your son during this period, unless it is urgent.

Lunchtime Talk 

It was a privilege to have Duncan Petit, the father of Jake in Year 7 and Leo in Year 5, as he shed light on his role as the Director of Restaurants for Uber in Australia and New Zealand. This company, established in 2008 by two friends waiting for a taxi in Paris, has evolved from a single idea at a specific moment into a globally successful company spanning over 10,000+ cities, 72 countries and six continents.

Lunchtime talk - Duncan Petit

Lunchtime talk - Duncan Petit

Duncan captivated his audience by revealing extraordinary statistics and insider insights about Uber. The boys are still talking about the stats shared!

Lunchtime talk - Duncan Petit

Thank you for taking the time to inspire the Waverley boys to be brave, share their ideas, and pursue their passions wholeheartedly.


The primary goal of Lego Club is to foster Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, Connections, Collaboration, and a touch of chaos. Recently, students applied these 5Cs to craft a Lego masterpiece centred around the theme of technology! From laptops and iPhones to Nintendo and emojis, this group consistently pushes boundaries and innovates with their imaginative creations.

Lego Club

Lego Club

Lego Club

Lego Club

Harmony Week 

The boys explored the very important theme of harmony through engaging literature.

Rich literature was used to foster meaningful discussions on the themes of harmony, inclusivity, respect, a shared sense of belonging, and cultural diversity. 

The boys highlighted many important facts and were involved in a collaborative mind-mapping learning experience that promoted reading and critical thinking.

Harmony Week

Harmony Week

Harmony Week


Ms Natasha Zivanovic

Teacher of Literacy & Innovation


Snapshots From 5 Red and Mr Horry

Starting their new Waverley journey tremendously, the boys in 5 Red are making the most of the teaching and learning opportunities available at the College. 

Growing and developing relationships along the way, lifetime friendships are in their early days, as the boys continue their growth for knowledge.

We are loving the wide array of topics, courses and classes that the Waverley College Junior School sends our way.

We approach life’s challenges with optimism and a positive mindset, knowing that we have the support of our Waverley brothers by our side each day.

Here are a few snapshots of what we have been up to during Term 1.

Wishing everyone a lovely Easter with all of your friends, loved ones and sons.

Big Brother Little Brother

5 Red Science

5 Red Art

5 Red Art

Lacey House Meeting

5 Red Art

5 Red

5 Red Reading

5 Red Science Tech

5 Red Maths


Mr Alon Horry

Teacher of 5 Red