Read more: Year 6 Graduation, Presentation Day, Home Learning Club, updated Co-Curricular Saturday Draw (Term 4).
Welcome to Week 6. It has been great getting back into the swing of things. We have a very busy end to the year and we are excited to be able to hold important events. Next week our Year 6 students will be able to continue working with Elephant Education in the classroom which focuses on key concepts taught in the PDHPE program.
Year 6 Graduation
We are pleased to announce that we will be holding our Year 6 Graduation at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church at 11am on Wednesday, 1 December. Due to restrictions in the church, we are only allowed one parent to be in attendance. We will be live-streaming this event so no one will miss out. Details will follow closer to the date. An invitation and an RSVP link will be sent via email on Monday.
Parents who attend will be allowed to take students home after the event if they wish to, otherwise students will return to the Junior School for the afternoon and be dismissed at 3pm.
Parents attending will need to be double vaccinated, wearing a mask and checking in using the QR code upon entry.
Please save the date for our Presentation Day on Wednesday, 1 December, 9am – 10:15am. You will receive an email from Mr Brennan with more details.
Ms Gabrielle Bransby
Acting Director of Junior School
Home Learning Club — Week 7
Please make note of the slight changes to the afternoon sessions before you book your son in.
- Monday and Thursday afternoons are dedicated to the Year 5 students
- Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to the Year 6 students
These measures have been put in place to minimise the mixing of grades while on campus. 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.
NOTE: There will be NO Home Learning Club in Weeks 8 and 9.
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.
- Tuesday and Wednesday – Ms Natasha Zivanovic
- Monday and Thursday – Mr Matt Ryan
If you require any further information, feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Natasha Zivanovic
Primary Literacy and Innovation Teacher
Updated Co-Curricular Saturday Draw (Term 4)
Thank you all for your patience and understanding while I was away on leave for the last two weeks. It has been exciting to have sport return as the year comes to an end, and I hope your sons have enjoyed themselves.
There have been significant adjustments to Basketball, so please check carefully. These team and format changes will help elevate areas of concern that occurred during the first weekend of sport.
Basketball will be undertaken in a new half-court format to increase playing time and reduce high numbers of students on the bench. Year 6 will play in a 3v3 format and Year 5 in a 4v4 format. All split year group teams from A-J have been split into teams 1 or 2 and will verse each other.
Please Read the Draw and See Below for More Understanding:
- Timing — two halves of 12 minutes with a halftime of 2 minutes (30 minutes per game)
- 5 to 6 players on each team — coach whistles every 3 minutes, and substitutions come on and off quickly
- Scoring — scoring is as if it is a regular game (using 1pt and 2pt scoring)
- Fouls — coaches referee and a foul will equate to 1pt to encourage kids not to foul
All Basketball students have been informed of these changes during this week’s sports meeting. All coaches are aware of how each team is split into two teams and who is in each team.
I have strongly encouraged Cricket and Touch Football coaches to mix the teams versing each other on Saturdays, to both make it a fair contest and increase overall enjoyment for our students.
Reminders About Important Processes
Can I also please remind all students, parents and carers regarding some of the important processes for the next couple of weeks:
- Please check the Waverley app for sports training and game cancellations due to weather
- Any leave requests for weekend commitments must be emailed to myself OR Ms Coupe as early as possible: email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org
- No parents or spectators are permitted on school grounds for fixtures
- Students are not to attend if unwell and should seek a negative COVID-test
- Regular use of hand sanitiser and use of face masks is required unless undertaking vigorous physical activity
- Students should wear the updated co-curricular gear for weekend activities
- Students should arrive on Saturdays ready to play and depart immediately at the conclusion of their fixture
- Students must ensure they are only using their own water bottles
Current Government Guideline Restrictions — No Spectators at Sporting Games
Lastly, may I please remind all parents and carers of the College’s current Government guideline restrictions of no spectators at sporting games. We had parents onsite attending Basketball games and parents congregating at Queens Park to watch Cricket games. The large gate onsite will stay closed, and students may only use the side gate to enter, where there will be a large sign respectfully asking parents to remain outside the school grounds. You can spectate if you are moderately walking around the park and aren’t congregating in groups at Queens Park. These restrictions are for the safety of the Waverley community and need to please be respected.
Thank you for your continued understanding during challenging circumstances, and good luck to all students participating this weekend.
Mr Jack Wachtel
Assistant Director of Co-Curricular (Years 5-8)