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Junior School – Week 10

Director of Junior School, Gabrielle Bransby

Director of Junior School, Ms Gabrielle Bransby

I would like to take the opportunity to thank all families for another busy and rewarding Term. Some highlights from this Term have been the wonderful Year 6 Camp, Father’s Day Mass, 120 Year Celebration, Waves Health Week, Wakakirri and the Year 5 Excursion to Wollongong, to name only a few. 

I hope the break provides much needed rest and family time. I look forward to seeing the students return to school in Term 4, renewed and ready to finish the year strong. 

I would like to wish Mr Olds and his fiancée a beautiful and magical wedding in the school holidays, and we can’t wait to see all the photos on our return. 

Coding Camp Term 4

Coding Camp has been a success this Term and our students have really enjoyed it. Coding Camp will continue in Term 4. 

Click here to view the booking link

Dates and Timings for Term 4 Sessions

Class Type: Coding After-School

Day: Mondays

Dates: Monday, 16 October to Monday, 4 December 2023 (8 sessions)

Times: 3:15pm – 4:30pm.

School Supplies

Can I please ask families to make sure all students’ stationery supplies are topped up over the break. Many students don’t have the basic necessities in class for learning. Please make sure they have enough pens, pencils, ruler, rubber etc ready for Term 4.


Ms Gaby Bransby

Director of the Junior School


Summer Co-Curricular Sport

The second half of the Summer Co-Curricular season will have begun at the beginning of Term 4. Please see the final updated Summer Co-Curricular Training Schedule for Term 4. Please take note carefully, as there have since been changes from the previous draft schedule sent out last week.

Click here to view the Summer Co-curricular Training Schedule Term 4

Please refer to the Summer Season draw below, which is finalised. There will be ongoing adjustments throughout the Term, which you will be notified about from week to week via the weekly fixtures I will send out on the Waverley app.

Click here to view the Summer Co-curricular Draw Term 4

Due to the amount of time between Term 1 and Term 4, and students’ skill level having developed and improved, teams will be open to adjustment. Therefore, coaches will be utilising training and Round 7 in Week 1, Term 4 to decide if any movement between teams is needed for the remaining rounds.

Summer training will commence from Tuesday, 10 October 2023 due to the staff development day on Monday, 9 October 2023.

All relevant information for the upcoming Term 4 Summer Co-Curricular season can be found on the College website by clicking the button below.

Click here to view Term 4 Summer Co-curricular Season information

NSW CIS Athletics Carnival

Louis Coleman, Charles Carrano and Patrick Spencer represented Waverley College and IPSHA at the annual CIS Athletics Carnival at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre on Tuesday, 19 September. 

There were some amazing results from each of our students.

  1. Louis Coleman (2nd overall in High Jump)
  2. Charles Carrano (4th overall in 100m Sprint, 5th Overall in Long Jump)
  3. Patrick Spencer (4th overall in 200m Sprint)

A massive congratulations to Louis, Charles and Patrick for their achievements on the day.


Mr Jack Wachtel

Assistant Director of Co-curricular Years 5-8


Home Learning Term 4 Week 1 

*Wednesday and Thursday ONLY 

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.   


Click here to register your son

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.


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.  

Try to avoid messaging your son during this period, unless it is urgent.


IPSHA Speakers’ Challenge 2023

Congratulations to Toby Armson (Year 5) and Ceilim O’Kelly (Year 6) who were the 2023 Junior School Public Speaking Champions. They will be representing Waverley College at the 2023 IPSHA Speakers’ Challenge in November. We wish them all the best as they prepare for the competition.

IPSHA Speakers' Challenge

Drawing Club 

Our last drawing session for Term 3 was inspired and led by Dash McDonough. 

Thank you for running the last Drawing Club session and displaying strong leadership skills in preparing the lesson and assisting the boys during the session.

Junior School Drawing Club

Junior School Drawing Club

Junior School Drawing Club

Junior School Drawing Club

Junior School Drawing Club


Ms Natasha Zivanovic

Teacher of Literacy & Innovation


News From 6 Gold and Mr Ghattas

What a busy Term it has been for the students of 6 Gold. They have been engaged in a diverse range of activities both in and out of the classroom, and I have been impressed with how well they have accepted the many different challenges that have come their way. 

In our English unit, ‘Make Yourself Heard’, the students had been studying the graphic novel Illegal and used this as inspiration to create their own graphic novel based on a real life asylum seeker/refugee.

Not only did they develop their research skills, they came to understand the harsh realities that asylum seekers are faced with on their journey to Australia and other countries.

Despite a few technical difficulties faced by some, the standard of the graphic novels produced was outstanding.

By Sam Burrows

Junior School graphic novel by Sam Burrows

Junior School graphic novel - by Sam Burrows

By Hugo Del Castillo

Junior School graphic novel - Hugo Del Castillo

Junior School graphic novel - Hugo Del Castillo

Year 6 Camp

All the boys across the grade enjoyed a fun-filled camp at the Collaroy Centre last week. They got to challenge themselves across a variety of different activities, tested their fear of heights, and worked as a team to support each other on the rock climbing and Vertical Challenge obstacles. Charlie Barrett managed to etch his name onto the Vertical Challenge with a time of 46 seconds. Well done Charlie!

I know all the boys have come away with stronger friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

Junior School camp Collaroy Centre

Junior School camp Collaroy Centre

Junior School camp Collaroy Centre

Junior School camp Collaroy Centre


Mr Steve Ghattas

Class Teacher 6 Gold

Assistant Director of Junior School, Identity & Student Formation