Please find below key event dates you need to be aware of for the Junior School in Term 3. For all of the College events, please refer to the College calendar.
- Monday, 22 August – Book Week – Pop Up Bookshop, 9am – 12:30pm
- Tuesday, 23 August – Year 5 Writing Workshop – Academic Uniform
- Wednesday, 24 August – Year 5 Leadership Day – Sports Uniform
- Wednesday, 24 August – Year 6 Writing Workshop – Academic Uniform
- Friday, 26 August – Junior School Fun Run – Waverley Park – White T-Shirt and Sports Shorts
- Friday, 2 September – Father’s Day Mass and BBQ Lunch – 12pm Mary Immaculate Church
- Monday, 19 September – Year 6 Allwell Testing – Academic Uniform
- Friday, 23 September – Term 3 Classes Conclude
Science week started with a bang with our incursion ‘Window to the World.’ The students were mesmerised as they learnt about the everyday impact of glass, how it helps our communications and health, and how it is driving a sustainable future.
We look forward to sharing more from Science Week in our next edition of Nurrunga.
Ms Gabby Smith
Director of Junior School
City to Surf
A huge congratulations to all members of Team Waverley who completed the City to Surf on the weekend past. It was a beautiful day for running and this iconic course reminded us all how amazing our city is. The views were spectacular and the opportunity to all see all walks of life finish the run, was inspirational.
I hope all team members feel a sense of accomplishment knowing that they raised vital funds for babies born prematurely, and at the same time conquered a mammoth distance of 14km.
The Final Numbers
- Running for Premature Babies raised $67, 717.68
- Team Waverley contributed $32,047 to that total
Our Top 6 Fundraisers
- Will Frinsdorf: $3,386
- Cian Brady: $2,659
- Tom Smith: $2,170
- Jack Preller: $1,234
- Peter Preller: $1,140
- Liam Madden: $1004
Mr Elliott McKimm
Class Teacher Year 5 Orange
Years 5 and 6 Retreat Days
Over the past two weeks, both Year 5 and Year 6 have been involved in their first ever retreat days at Waverley College. Both days focused on themes of friendship, leadership, inclusiveness and being an Upstander.
All activities were led by our Year 11 students including making House Wristbands, defining qualities that make good leaders and good friends. They also had the chance to listen to Old Boys Daniel Andrews, Harley McGuiggan, Pat Clifton and Andrew Green (Riverview), talking to the students about leadership qualities beyond their schooling years.
The day was completed with some House team building games including tunnel ball and kick tennis, which the boys thoroughly enjoyed.
Father’s Day Mass and BBQ Lunch Invitation
Mr Steve Ghattas
Assistant Director of Identity & Student Formation
Junior School House Athletics Carnival
This past Wednesday, 17 August the Junior School finally participated in our House Athletics Carnival after its postponement in Term 2. The weather was on our side, with blue skies and the sun keeping everyone warm. It was amazing to have so many parents supporting and celebrating their son in all of his nominated events.
The day started with field events (Shot Put, High Jump, Long Jump and Discus) which ran the entire day.
Midway through the morning we began the track events (100m, 200m, 800m), which demonstrated some amazing results for all age groups.
The highlight of the day was the involvement of a large portion of students in the novelty events (Three-Legged Race, Wheelbarrow Race and Tug of War).
The day finished with some exciting events including the 100m final, 8x100m House Relays and the infamous Staff/Parents vs Students relay. We had widespread involvement and participation from all students, which made the day that much more enjoyable and engaging for our students and parents.
A massive congratulations to Brennan for being the Junior School House Champions for 2022! They finished on 386 points.
Congratulations to the other Houses for their efforts:
- Brennan (386)
- Lacey (368)
- Tevlin (310)
- Aungier (280)
- Quinn (274)
- Conlon (264)
- O’Connor (250)
- Green (181)
A further congratulations to the following students who were announced and celebrated as the age champions for the carnival:
1st – Charlie Carrano
2nd – Ollie Burke
3rd – Jaden Truscott
4th – Sam Rogers
4th – Marcus Juhasz
1st – Louis Coleman
2nd – Hugo Cummins
3rd – Cristiano Zanapalis
4th – Hugo Spierings
1st – Vaidas Levi
2nd – Lukas Pendleton
3rd – Reese Araujo
4th – Jayden Newrick
Athletics Training and IPSHA
Now that the Carnival is completed, I will send out information to parents, inviting students to train with the Senior School across the next four weeks for the athletics season. This will be dependent on the Carnival results, and more students than just the age champions will be invited to be involved.
Nominations for IPSHA Athletics Carnival are due on Monday, 22 August and I will be sure to let those families know, as soon as those nominations are sent.
The FunRun Fundraiser has seen some amazing achievements within two weeks of the fundraising period. Two weeks into the event, I’ll thrilled to share the following milestones reached:
- $80,285 fundraised across five weeks
- 273 out of 314 students have signed up with profiles
- 929 total donations received
- Reese Araujo (6 Blue) leading the fundraising at $31,378, and Leo Henderson (5 Blue) has raised $2,430. Fantastic!
- 6 Blue are convincingly still in the lead in class fundraising, with $35,624 raised
The FunRun ‘Big Show’ event is now only a week away (Friday, 26 August) and we’re ecstatic to have all students at Waverley Park to conclude the fundraising at an absolute high point.
The event itself will take place from 10am – 12pm at Waverley Park. Students will move around the created running track, through colour spraying sections and giant inflatables.
There will be an awards ceremony, and seven staff members will be slimed at the event. Parents are warmly welcome to attend this event, and we look forward to seeing you there.
I please ask parents to prepare for this, by ensuring your son has a white t-shirt that he can wear on the day. This is because all students will be sprayed with safe/sustainable coloured powder.
Thank you to all families for being on board and we further encourage you to spread the message far and wide in this final week of fundraising, explaining the causes we’re fundraising for, and the meaning behind each chosen charity.
If you wish, you may pass on the following Waverley College Junior School fundraising link for other people to use. Students may also send out their personal link to increase their fundraising efforts:
Mr Jack Wachtel
Assistant Director Co-curricular (Years 5-8)
Home Learning Club – Week 6
No Home Learning on Tuesday 23 August.
If your son is unable to attend, please email the College at email@example.com or call reception.
ICAS – Week 6
If you have entered your son in the ICAS ‘Science’ and ‘Spelling Bee’ exams, they will be running in the Learning Hub next week. View the timetable below.
Please make sure your son charges his laptop the night before. Students need to arrive at least five minutes before the start time.
|Tuesday, 23 August
|Thursday, 25 August
Our Pop-Up bookshop which is proudly supported by ‘The Children’s Bookshop,’ will be on campus Monday, 22 August. Allowing your son to make his own reading choices is an important part of encouraging reading.
There will be three options for payment on the day. Students can pay with cash, EFTPOS or complete the Book Fair PDF note below.
If your son is absent on the day, you can purchase books via the link below.
All books will be delivered to Waverley and distributed by Week 8.
Book Week Competitions
Thank you to all the students who entered the Book Week Competitions.
Ms Mary Ryan, Acting Literacy Coordinator, will have a tough job judging the Poetry.
Ms Natalie Oates, Head of Visual Arts, and Ms Jenna Turnbull, Visual Arts Teacher, will also have a tough job judging the creative pieces of art by students who interpreted the theme ‘Dreaming with eyes open…’
Winners will be announced on Thursday 25 August. Good luck to all the students who entered!
A few submission examples… to whet your appetite
Visual Arts Submissions
I lay awake
With eyes wide shut
I think of places
I love a lot
I dream of peace across the oceans
I’m dreaming with eyes wide open
By River Sullivan – 5 White
Trying To Sleep
I was in my bed
Thoughts are rushing through my head
I can’t go to sleep
Will I ever go to bed?
By Max Green – 6 White
Ms Natasha Zivanovic
Literacy & Innovation Teacher
News From 6 White
The 6 White classroom does play host to a variety of meetings and lessons. On a Tuesday and Thursday, Aungier House all meet together in our classroom for Wellbeing Time. The students are always respectful and attentive to the ways we make ourselves better people. Some boys from Aungier are below.
Every day, boys arrive here from across the grade for at least one Mathematics lesson. The boys learn much about Mathematics in our world and have a lot of fun while doing activities. The picture below shows a student problem solving with markers on his desk.
Finally, the home class of 6 White take their Visual Arts lessons quite seriously, and there are many talented artists with a distinct individual flair.
The boys studied the sculptures of Michelle Reader. They then designed and sculpted their own monsters last term in the Art Room.
Sculptures using spoons and rubber bands based on works by Jill Townsley, were constructed.
They are currently designing their own masterpiece pagodas using lead pencil, black marker, tissue and crêpe paper.
Mr Anthony Stanton
Class Teacher 6 White