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Junior School – Week 7

Director of Junior School, Gabrielle Bransby

Director of Junior School, Ms Gabrielle Bransby

Read more: Year 6 Graduation, Presentation Day, holiday sports programs, 2022 co-curricular preferences for current Year 5 students, Walk the World Walkathon extended to Friday, 26 November.

The countdown is truly on for the end of the year! We are so excited that we are able to hold some very important events to finish the year. We are delighted to announce that we will be taking our Year 6 students to Randwick Ritz Cinema and Senior School pool next Friday, 26 November. You should have received a permission form and Trybooking link from the College today. 

Year 6 Graduation

A reminder that our Year 6 Graduation will be held at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church on Wednesday, 1 December at 11am. Due to restrictions in the church, we are only allowed one parent to attend. We will be live-streaming this event, so no one will miss out. A link will be sent out before the event. 

An invitation and an RSVP link has already been sent. Can I please ask, that if you haven’t yet sent an RSVP, that you do it as soon as possible. 

Parents who attend, will be allowed to take students home after the event, 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

Presentation Day

You will have received communication from our Deputy Principal – Student and Staff Wellbeing, about Presentation Day. This will be a live-streamed event and the link is on the letter you received. Unfortunately, due to restrictions, only parents who have students receiving a Major Award can attend. You will receive an email from Mr Steve Ghattas next week if your son is a Major Award winner. 

Year 5 students are allowed to leave after the Presentation if their parents are in attendance. If you are not attending, and would like your son to leave after the event, you may pick him up from the Junior School after 10:30am. Permission is required, and you will need to let your son’s teacher know in writing, if this will be the case.


Ms Gabrielle Bransby

Acting Director of Junior School



Holiday Sports Programs


The Representative basketball association, the Marrickville PCYC Spirit, have begun running trials for 2022 Under 12 basketball teams. These will take place on Tuesday, 16 November. The next trial takes place on Tuesday, 23 November. 

>>> Click here to view information about Spirit Basketball.

If you know your son would be interested in playing basketball outside of Waverley Co-Curricular commitments, please click the link below for further information.

>>> Click here to view further information about 2022 Basketball Rep Trials.


If your son is interested in developing his Cricket skills over the summer holiday period, Pro Performance Cricket camps are a great option. 

>>> Click here to view information about Pro Performance Cricket.

>>> Click here to view East Sydney Holiday Camp information.

Sydney AFL Camps — Concord and Sutherland Shire

The school holiday AFL camps are designed for boys and girls aged 6-13 years, covering fundamental and advanced Australian Rules Football techniques and skills. Whether your child is a beginner or an advanced player, our AFL camps will guide them toward their individual playing potential, whilst building their teamwork abilities and understanding of fair play and good sportsmanship. 

>>> Click here to view further information about AFL camps.

Sydney FC and ESFA Spring Holiday Clinic

Eastern Suburbs Football Association are partnering with Sydney FC once again, to offer kids three days of fun-packed football action in the summer holidays.

Your great value package includes a Sydney FC training kit and hat, plus a three-day Sydney FC Membership for next season – all for $295.00.

>>> Click here to view more about these well-organised, skills-based ESFA clinics.

2022 Co-Curricular Preferences for Current Year 5 Students

Next week (Week 8), current Year 5 students will be sent a Google Form that will allow them to choose their sporting preferences for 2022. I have already had a large number of students wanting to change their previous preferences for next year, so this is the best opportunity for all returning students to select their sports for 2022.

Can I please ask you to have a discussion with your son about what sports he would like to select, prior to him completing the form. He will need to select a first and second preference for both the 2022 Summer and Winter Co-Curricular season.

The sports he can choose from for Summer Co-Curricular sports (Terms 1 and 4) include:

  1. Basketball
  2. Cricket
  3. Touch Football
  4. Tennis
  5. Water Polo

The sports he can choose from for Winter Co-Curricular sports (Terms 2 and 3) include:

  1. AFL
  2. Football (Soccer)
  3. Rugby Union

Walk The World Walkathon

The Walk The World Walkathon has been a great chance for students, families and staff to stay active and fundraise for worthwhile charities that have been an integral part of the annual Walkathon in the Junior School.

We have now extended the conclusion date of the event to the end of Week 8, Friday, 26 November. This allows further opportunity to get others involved and to raise more money for such great causes. Please encourage your son, and other families in the Waverley community, to get involved to help the history of this event continue for many years to come.

The finance department has now made it easier to separately donate to the various charities through bank transfer. The bank ACC details are listed below:

BSB 062124

A/C 00903139

Bank: Commonwealth

Reference: Walk the World   

We have already had some amazing achievements from students for their distances traveled and for the money raised. Let’s keep this going, and finish the event with an increase in participants and fundraising.

Many thanks for your efforts thus far, it is significantly appreciated and doesn’t go unnoticed.


Mr Jack Wachtel

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