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Junior School – Week 3

Deputy Principal - Students, Gabrielle Smith

Deputy Principal - Students, Ms Gabrielle Smith

Diary Dates

Please find below some reminders about key events you need to be aware of for the Junior School in Term 2. For all of the College events, please refer to the College calendar. 

  • Tuesday, 17 May – Parents’ Association Meeting – POSTPONED to Tuesday, 31 May, 6pm
  • Tuesday, 31 May – Parents’ Association Meeting, 6pm
  • Thursday, 9 June – Junior School Edmund Rice Day
  • Friday, 10 June – Founder’s Day Holiday (Pupil-Free Day)
  • Monday, 13 June – Queen’s Birthday (Public Holiday)
  • Tuesday, 14 June – Junior School Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences (Pupil-Free Day)
  • Saturday, 18 June – Final round of Junior School Winter Sport
  • Tuesday 21 June – Year 5 History Showcase at 2pm 
  • Wednesday 22 June – Year 6 History/Science Showcase at 2pm  
  • Thursday, 23 June – House Athletics Carnival 

CANVAS Launch in Week 4

Our CANVAS Learning Management system is now open for all Parents and Carers of Junior School Students.

>>> Click here to view the CANVAS article by Mrs Lynsey Porter and Ms Jenna Turnbull for important CANVAS information.

Edmund Rice Day 

Excitement is building for our Junior School Edmund Rice Day, to be held on Thursday, 9 June. The day is a wonderful fundraiser with all proceeds going to Edmund Rice Camps Australia, an organisation who provide camps for underprivileged children.  

Our Junior School Raffle is always a fun element to the day and we are looking for donations. If you are able to donate a prize for the raffle, we would be incredibly grateful. 

We are hoping to have donations in by Friday, 21 May so we can start selling tickets the following week.

If you are able to donate a prize, please send it to Mrs Coupe at the front office.

If you have any questions in regards to prizes, please email Mr Stephen Ghattas

Thank you for your support!

Three of our Junior Students walking to class across the playground


Mrs Gabby Smith

Director of Junior School



Year 5 History Showcase 

We would like to invite all parents/carers to attend Year 5’s History Showcase on Tuesday, 21 June at 2pm. 

The students in Year 5 will be presenting their historical knowledge from their history unit learnt this semester. They have been involved in a history inquiry unit that explores the significance of people, groups, places and events that have led to the development of Australia.

 Each student will have a booth at the showcase on which they will:

  • Display the historical research of their chosen event/group
  • Choose a character from their event or group
  • Dress up as their character
  • Prepare a minimum of five questions for the audience to ask about their character

​​Year 6 History/Science Showcase 

We would like to invite all parents/carers to attend Year 6’s History/Science Showcase on Wednesday, 22 June at 2pm. 

Science – Year 6 will be showcasing their culinary talents by making a lunchbox-friendly meal. Students are currently investigating why it is important for food and/or fibre to be produced sustainably. They will research a key ingredient and their task will be to make a meal using this ingredient. Students will create an informative text in the form of a poster/brochure/infographic on their selected food, which they will be able to present on the day. 

History – Year 6 is learning about the reasons why people have migrated to Australia over time. They are set with the task of interviewing somebody they know, who has migrated to Australia. They will dress up as this person and present information through a variety of sources, such as a documentary they have created during class.


Ms Gaby Bransby

Assistant Director of Junior School/Curriculum



Home Learning Club – Week 4

 >>> Click here to register your son.

If your son is unable to attend, please email the College at or call reception.

2022 ICAS Competitions for Years 5 and 6 Students

If you would like your son to compete in the 2021 ICAS Competitions, you will be asked to nominate the competitions in which you would like him to be entered, via the Parent Payment System. At the Junior School, the following ICAS competitions are offered: Writing & Digital Technologies, Science & Spelling Bee, English and Mathematics. This year all the competitions will be held in August / September, Term 3 and will be completed before school in the Learning Hub. Dates and times will be confirmed in Term 3.

>>> Click here to register your son.

Through this system, parents can pay for ICAS directly online, while tests will still be held at our school. Please use the school’s access code details to register your child.

Waverley’s School Access Code UUD072

Please consider carefully before choosing this enrichment opportunity for your son. It is a rigorous competition with many questions set beyond grade level. Participants are required to demonstrate a deeper, integrated and thorough level of learning. If you are unsure of your son’s suitability, please consult with his teacher.

>>> Click here for more information about the assessments.

If you require additional support registering your son, phone the customer service team on 1800 931 775 (Australian Toll-Free).


Ms Natasha Zivanovic

Literacy & Innovation Teacher



Snapshot of 6 Gold

6 Gold has had such an incredible start this term. They have come back ready to learn and are displaying such a positive attitude. They worked incredibly hard last term and created amazing pieces of work in all subjects, but particularly in English, History and Science.  

English – Comic Strips

Throughout Term 1, students were involved in many rich learning tasks. One of their favourite tasks was creating a comic strip based on a superhero they designed themselves. Their comic strip included their very own superhero, a setting, a nemesis, problem and resolution.

6 Gold students were taught visual metalanguage which needed to be incorporated into their design, such as symbols, lines, vectors, size and colour. 

Comic Strips 6 Gold

Comic Strips 6 Gold

By Samuel Ireland

Comic Strip 6 Gold

By Will Frinsdorf

History – Australia as a Nation

In history, students investigated the status, rights and freedoms of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia in the 1900s. We delved deep into Kevin Rudd’s 2008 Apology to the Stolen Generations, and many other significant events of this time.

One historical event we looked at closely, was the Freedom Ride of 1965, led by Charles Perkins. Students learnt the significant impact this journey had for the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at the time and events that followed. Students were tasked with creating a front page newspaper article about the Freedom Rides. They did an amazing job!

6 Gold Curriculum

Will Frinsdorf newspaper article 6 Gold

By Will Frinsdorf


Ms Gaby Bransby

Assistant Director of Junior School/Curriculum

6 Gold Teacher



Co-Curricular Sport

Please follow the link below, to ensure you are up-to-date with any changes to fixtures for this weekend. Keep a close eye on the Waverley College app for any adjustments due to weather conditions and field closures.

>>> Click here to view the fixtures.

IPSHA Cross Country Carnival

Last Wednesday, 4 May, Waverley Junior School had fifteen students selected to represent the College at the IPSHA Cross Country carnival. This event was meant to be going ahead last term, but due to the impact of the weather, it was postponed. Our students had been training really hard, preparing with the Senior School distance athletics squad each week. This definitely gave our runners a great chance to improve their times, as well as their overall stamina and aerobic fitness. 

All of our competitors gave it their absolute all, in extremely tough competition. Congratulations to the following students for participating, and to the students who made it through to the CIS Cross Country carnival as part of the IPSHA Squad:

Distance Placing Time First Name Last Name Age
2km 12 06:57.8 Joseph Madden 10 Years
2km 18 07:07.0 Jaden Truscott 10 Years
2km 29 07:16.3 Alfred Griffin 10 Years
2km 33 07:18.8 Freddie Goldrich 10 Years
2km 57 07:46.1 Sam Rogers 10 Years
3km 5 11:04.3 Liam Madden 11 Years
3km 31 11:55.9 Samuel Powell 11 Years
3km 34 11:59.1 Roman Szabo 11 Years
3km 36 12:04.4 Louis Coleman 11 Years
3km 61 12:33.1 Joseph O’Reilly 11 Years
3km 25 11:39.1 Jake Tobin 12 Years
3km 30 11:48.9 Joshua Raymond 12 Years
3km 49 12:07.6 Maximilian Wu 12 Years
3km 50 12:07.9 Sebastian Farrell 12 Years
3km 73 12:37.1 Reece Araujo 12 Years

Congratulations to Joseph Madden and Liam Madden for finishing inside the top fifteen runners for their age group, and to Jaden Truscott, Alfred Griffin and Freddie Goldrich for also making the IPSHA Cross Country squad.

IPSHA Cross Country Waverley Squad

Our talented IPSHA Cross Country Squad

Jaden Truscott

Congratulations to Jaden Truscott

IPSHA Cross Country U10 Runners

IPSHA Cross Country U10 Runners: Jaden, Alfred, Freddie, Joseph and Sam

Extra Co-Curricular 

It has been a great start to the term for all of our Extra Co-Curricular Activities for Term 2. It has been thoroughly enjoyable to see the passion from the students in Judo, HipHop, Innovation Club, Debating Club, Chess Club, Band and other ensembles. 

I would like to extend gratitude to all the teachers, coaches and staff who are involved in getting the activities up and running to ensure our students learn new and exciting skills, that will benefit them in the future.

Information regarding the opportunity to sign up for Term 3 activities will be released towards the end of the term.

Extra Co-Curricular Activities Sessions Schedule

Do you currently have a son involved in one of the Extra Co-Curricular Activities?

>>> Click here to view the Extra Co-Curricular Activities Term 2 sessions schedule.

IPSHA Rugby Trials

Waverley Junior School nominated six Year 6 students to represent the College at the annual IPSHA Rugby Trials at Shore School in Northbridge. The six students selected for the trial included: Lukas Pendleton, Cooper Misson, Riley Carr, Cash Parry, Daniel McCall and Beau Matheson-Rayner.

The boys all felt very comfortable being at this trial, knowing Mr Olds was there supporting them, and also being a selection official for IPSHA. Our College is very proud of all of these students for their involvement, but we’d like to congratulate them, particularly as they were all selected to go to the CIS Trials, to hopefully make it into the NSWCIS Representative Squad.

Daniel, Lukas, Riley, Mr Olds, Cash, Cooper, Beau at IPSHA Rugby Trials

Daniel, Lukas, Riley, Mr Olds, Cash, Cooper and Beau at IPSHA Rugby Trials at Shore in Northbridge


Mr Jack Wachtel

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