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Junior School — Week 2

Director of Junior School, Gabrielle Bransby

Director of Junior School, Ms Gabrielle Bransby

Read more: Fun Friday activity, Healthy Lunches webinar, Year 6 graduation photos, Term 4 Co-curricular activities, ‘Walk the World’ walkathon.

Welcome back to Week 2! I want thank everyone for their patience during this difficult time. We will continue to communicate information as soon as we receive it and constantly keep you updated when changes occur. I want to congratulate our students for coming back to Term 4 motivated and ready to learn. The students have been excited to tell me all the fun things they have done since restrictions have been lifted during our Meets. Hearing families reunite has been my favourite of all. 

Fun Friday Activity

It was so wonderful to see the time and effort students put into last Friday’s Fun Activity. The Masterchef challenge blew me away. I can not believe how well students in Year 5 and Year 6 can cook. The final products were of such a high standard — from donuts to cakes to chicken pesto pasta to pizza scrolls. They all looked so delicious and the skill level was outstanding. I want to congratulate all students for their hard work.

The following students were the winners for last week:

  • 5 Gold – Jack McCallum
  • 5 Indigo – Ben Fernandes
  • 5 Orange – Jasper Lumsden and Henry O’Donnell
  • 5 White – Max Lee
  • 6 Gold – Carter Kennedy
  • 6 Red – Hugh Godby

Watch two of the winning videos below by Max and Jack.


Healthy Lunchboxes and Snacks Made Easy Webinar

Waverley Council have partnered with NSW Health to present a free webinar for parents and carers. With children transitioning to primary school in 2022, it is titled: ‘Healthy Lunchboxes and Snacks Made Easy.’ I thought for those — like myself — this webinar might have some great practical ideas!

>>> Click here to view more information about the webinar. 


Ms Gabrielle Bransby

Acting Director Junior School



Year 6 Graduation

We need photos of your sons in Kindergarten!

As part of the Year 6 Graduation, I will be putting together a slideshow presentation that will showcase the students’ time at the Junior School. I would appreciate it if you could send through a photo of them on their first day of Kindergarten (or similar), as this will form part of the presentation.

If you could please send a labelled photo through to by no later than Friday, 29 October (Week 4).


Mr Stephen Ghattas

Assistant Director of Junior School/Student Formation



Term 4 Co-Curricular Activities

Please see the message below from Head of Co-Curricular, Mr Steve O’Donnell, which outlines the return to school plan for Co-Curricular activities, depending on the current NSW guidelines. This is a similar plan to the Junior School, and is dependent on what transpires over the remaining six weeks of Term 4. I will be sure to keep you informed as things change, and whether Co-Curricular Sport is able to return for Term 4, 2021.

>>> Click here to view the Term 4 Co-Curricular Activities article by Mr Steve O’Donnell.

‘Walk the World’ Walkathon

Monday 18 October — Tuesday 16 November

Everyone in the College is invited to participate in Waverley’s historic walkathon which runs over 30 days from Monday, 18 October. As we emerge from lockdown we urge students, staff and parents to get involved to improve fitness, encourage team spirit, raise funds for charity and potentially, win prizes!

In this COVID-19 year, the walkathon will look different, as participants will virtually walk, run, swim or cycle in House groups to major cities around the world. All you need to do is download an app, track your movements for 30 days, and make a donation to support our charities: Edmund Rice Camps, Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation, Snowdome Foundation, Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation, or Christmas hampers (for families within our community needing a spiritual lift owing to extraordinary circumstances).

To learn more about the history of the walkathon, the brilliant prizes and how to enter the event, you will need to register through the events link on the Waverley College website:

>>> Click here to register and view more information about the walkathon.

I strongly encourage PDHPE teachers to use this event as a motivating factor for students during PE lessons throughout the 30 days and once we return to College.

Best of luck, everyone!


Mr Jack Wachtel

Assistant Director of Co-Curricular (Years 5-8)