From the Director of the Junior School, Anthony Banboukjian
Prayer for the Week.
Sunday 11th June we celebrated the Feast of the Holy Trinity, which is the first Sunday after Pentecost. It celebrates the most Holy Trinity, one God in three persons.
Let us Pray to the one God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit that our lives may bear witness to our faith
Father, you sent your Word to bring us truth and your Spirit to make us holy. Through them we come to know the mystery of your life. Help us to worship you, one God in three Persons, by proclaiming and living our faith in you. We ask you this, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, true and living, for ever and ever.
St Mary of the Cross: Pray for Us
Blessed Edmund Rice: Pray for Us
Live Jesus in our Hearts: Forever
Men’s Health week
This week in our wellbeing groups the boys are involved in a number of different activities promoting Men’s Health Week. Activities included a colouring competition, ‘Get to know You’ scavenger hunt and on Thursday a healthy breakfast in house groups.
Your son should come home wearing a blue wristband as a visual way to support Men’s Health Week. He has also been given an extra wristband to give to a significant male in his life and discuss the issues we spoke about at school during the week.
Your support with this is greatly appreciated.
Edmund Rice Day
Last Thursday saw the Junior School celebrate the life and work of Edmund Rice, the founder of the Christian Brothers. Special thanks to Mr Ghattas who organised a number of the activities to better understand Edmund Rice and to all the boys who raised almost $800 for the Smith Family throughout the day.
Following on my last week’s Nurrunga, here are two more examples of Michael Grose’s language of resilience.
3. “Let’s take a break”
Good for: Kids experiencing stressful situations; kids who think too much; kids with busy lives.
When kids are troubled by events or spend too much time brooding, it helps to do something to get their minds off things for a time. Playing games, spending time together, watching some TV, going out – are all good distracters for worried, anxious or stressed kids. Self-distraction is healthy, providing some welcome perspective. It also prevents kids from replaying awful experiences in their heads, blowing them out of proportion.
4. “Who have you spoken to about this?”
Strategy: Seeking help
Good for: Kids who experience bullying and social problems; handling all types of personal worries.
Resilient people seek solace in the company of others when they experience difficulty. That’s why social connection is such a strong preventative strategy for young people. The promotion of help-seeking behaviours is one of the best coping strategies of all. Even if kids don’t overtly talk about what’s bothering them, it can be immensely reassuring to spend time around others who are empathetic, understanding and willing to listen and help.
CIS Cross Country
We wish Lucas Young all the best as he represents IPSHA at the CIS Cross Country carnival on Thursday June 15 at Eastern Creek – best of luck and the Junior School looks forward to hearing some great news on Friday.
Rugby News from Mr Harris
Last weekend saw many of the Junior boys involved in rugby championships. The following is the message Mr Harris posted on TeamApp.
The State Championships were held over the Queen’s Birthday Weekend and as noted before many of the JS Rugby boys were involved in different local Representative Teams. If any parents out there have any updates or reports of the exciting weekend then please forward them through and I’ll make reference to them here.
Well done all boys and families involved on your commitment to the game over the weekend.
RANDWICK U/12: (From Brian) – The U/12s came 2nd in the State. All Waverley boys played out of their skin and should be very proud of themselves.
EASTERN SUBURBS U/11: (From Melissa) – Ethan Ginnane and Campbell Porteus competed in the Easts A Grade at the NSW State Rugby Championship over the weekend. They have an A and B Rep Team in U/11s.
The competition was tough and the Beasties won 5 out of their 6 games only losing to their mates in the Randwick team on the last game of the final day, with Randwick beating Easts 3 tries to 2. It was an intense and passionate game! The boys and their team had an amazing time and comp.
It was great to see the Senior Easts Grade players turn up to support the boys. So proud of the boys and the spirit with which they played great rugby and had so much fun.
RANDWICK U/11: (From Karen)
The Randwick U/11s had a great two days at the NSWJRU State Championships. The Green and White Squads were very lucky with the weather at Koola Park in Killara where the rain held out for most of the games.
There were 16 different districts represented at the U11’s and each district got a different draw playing 6 games across the two days.
Randwick Green played in Division 1. They faced the following teams:
West Harbour: Won 30-nil
Parramatta Sky: Drew 10-all
Warringah Green: Won
Illawarra Blue: Won 28–14
Southern Districts: Loss 5-20
Easts: Won 15–10
4 wins, 1 draw & 1 loss
Very proud of all the boys who all played really well as a team and had some great results. It is true on your post that Randwick vs Easts was very emotionally charged game with mate vs mate, a nail biter to the end.
Randwick White played in Division 2. They faced the following teams:
Hunter Red: Won 30-nil
Manly Red: Loss 12-17
Parramatta Royal: Won 25-5
Eastwood White: Won 36-5
Illawarra Red: Won
Southern Districts: Drew
4 wins, 1 draw & 1 Loss
Both teams were very strong and competitive, well done to all the boys. The whole weekend was fantastic and a great opportunity for all the boys. Go the Wicks.
Last week of Term 2
Please note there will no training for any team next week.
Junior School Athletics Carnival
Please note that the Junior School Athletics Carnival will now be held on Wednesday July 26 at ES Marks Field (week 2 term 3). More information will be sent home early next term.
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.
A reminder that school starts on Tuesday July 18 – Week B with normal training commencing as well.