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Junior School Week 4

Director of Junior School, Gabrielle Bransby

Director of Junior School, Ms Gabrielle Bransby

Welcome to Week 4! I want to first congratulate the six students who represented Waverley at the IPSHA Touch Football trials at Barker last Friday. Mr Lavorato accompanied Jacob Sheehan, Riley Carr, Cooper Misson, James Tucker, Hunter Leondis and Riley Kolster. The trials were very successful with students making the CIS Touch Football team. A big congratulations to Cooper Misson, Jacob Sheehan, Hunter Leondis and Riley Kolster.

We have had a very busy start to the week with our Year 5’s completing NAPLAN. Every student did so well and took all tests in their stride. Our Year 6 students went off to camp on Wednesday to the Great Aussie Bush Camp in Kincumber. The students were so excited, especially after missing out on camp last year due to COVID-19. I’m sure there will be some very tired but happy students coming home today.

Mother’s Day Mass

We were so disappointed that we had to cancel our Mother’s Day Mass last Friday. We were so looking forward to celebrating our mothers. I hope every mother had a wonderful day last Sunday and we look forward to celebrating with you on Friday 21 May.

Mother's Day 2021

Mother’s Day 2021


2021 ICAS Competitions

If you would like your son to compete in the 2021 ICAS Competitions, you will be asked to nominate the competitions you would like him to be entered in through 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 competitions will be held in August / September, Term 3 and completed online. 

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 no later than 18 June 2021. Waverley’s School Access Code is: QKV852.

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 contact the customer service team on: 1800 931 775 (Australian Toll-Free)

Home Learning Club

We offer all students in Years 5 and 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 until 4pm – Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – during school term.  


Register your son via the Skoolbag app and follow this link.

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 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.

Teachers: Monday & Wednesday – Ms Natasha Zivanovic

Teachers: Tuesday & Thursday – Mr Matt Ryan 

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

Ms Natasha Zivanovic, Primary Literacy and Innovation Teacher and Mr Matt Ryan, Year 5 Red Class Teacher




Year 5 Indigo – Around the classroom

We have been busy in maths this term, learning all about multiplication and division. We particularly loved learning about the divisibility rules for division. In the video, Harry and his group have learnt a rap to remember all of the divisibility rules! We hope that through fun, engaging ways of learning, the students will never forget them!



Mr Tom Mitton

Year 5 Class Teacher, Assistant Director of Curriculum (Junior School)



Round 4 Co-Curricular Sport

The strong performances from all of our Junior School Co-Curricular sports teams continued last weekend for Round 3. The majority of Football and Rugby games were played at Queens Park, which provided excitement and a noticeable home ground advantage—particularly highlighting Rugby teams who finished Saturday with excellent results and some close nail-biter finishes that could’ve gone either way. 

Well done to all teams on another great weekend of sport, showcasing professionalism and sportsmanship across all sporting codes and teams. Unfortunately for our AFL and 11E/F Football teams, games were cancelled due to ground closures because of weekly rainfalls.

The Round 4 weekly fixture and Round 3 results have now been uploaded on the Waverley College website. Click here for the Round 4 fixture and Round 2 results. I wish all teams the best of luck for Round 4 and encourage students to continue representing Waverley College at the highest standard as we consistently do each week.

Subaru Ski Sydney Regional Championships

Waverley College has an opportunity to be involved in the upcoming Subaru Ski Sydney Regional Championships, taking place between 5 – 9 July (July School Holidays) at Thredbo. 

The Interschools Snowsports Championships are a series of snowsports competitions where students compete for their school as a team or an individual. There are nine disciplines: alpine, skier cross, freestyle moguls, snowboard giant slalom, snowboard cross, cross country freestyle, cross country relay, ski slopestyle and snowboard slopestyle. Kids from Kindergarten to Year 12 can enter and don’t need to be an expert to participate. In the first tier of competition, the regional championships, kids of all ability levels can take part as long as they can link turns and ride a chairlift and T-bar confidently.

Students from Years 5 and 6 are designated as Division 4, Years 7 and 8 are designated Division 3, Years 9 and 10 are designated Division 2, and Years 11 and 12 are designated Division 1. The slopestyle events are for kids in Divisions 1–3 only.

If your son is confident at snowsports and consistently practises during holiday periods, you are welcome to nominate him to attend the event as a participant of Waverley College. A Waverley Junior School parent has kindly offered to be the College’s Co-ordinator for the event. Parents will need to attend and arrange a season pass, travel, accommodation, entry race fees and waivers and insurance for their son to participate in the event.

Should you wish to involve your son in this event, please email me your interest so I am able to inform the parent coordinator. 

Disciplines and Divisions 5-9 July Thredbo:

Monday 5 July – Alpine 6, 5 and Ski Cross 4

Tuesday 6 July – Alpine 4, Ski Cross 6, 5 and Snowboard Cross 5, 4

Wednesday 7 July – Snowboard GS All, Snowboard Cross 3, 2, 1

Thursday 8 July – Alpine 3, 1 and Ski Cross 2

Friday 9 July – Alpine 2, Ski Cross 3, 1


Mr Jack Wachtel

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