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Junior School – Week 7

(Acting) Deputy Principal - Students, Ms Gabrielle Smith

(Acting) 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. 

  • Thursday, 9 June – Junior School Edmund Rice Day – Mufti – $2 
  • Friday, 10 June – Founder’s Day Holiday (Pupil-Free Day)
  • Friday, 10 June – Semester 1 Reports released via TASS Parent Lounge
  • Monday, 13 June – Queen’s Birthday (Public Holiday)
  • Tuesday, 14 June – Junior School Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences (Pupil-Free Day) – Sports training cancelled
  • Wednesday, 15 June – Sports training as scheduled
  • Thursday, 16 June – Sports training as scheduled
  • Saturday, 18 June – Round 7 Sport (final round of Term 2)
  • Week 9 (18 – 23 June) – No Sports Training
  • Tuesday, 21 June – Year 5 History Showcase, 2pm 
  • Wednesday, 22 June – Year 6 History/Science Showcase, 2pm  
  • Thursday, 23 June – Athletics Carnival – POSTPONED due to ES Marks current closure – will update on a rescheduled date
  • Friday, 24 June – Term 2 concludes

Semester 1 Reports 

Semester 1 Reports are now available via TASS Parent Lounge. This is an opportunity for you to go through the report with your son, and talk together about his strengths and areas of development. You may also like to develop questions from the report to discuss at Parent/Teacher/Student interviews.

Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews 

A reminder that interviews will be held on Tuesday, 14 June. You received a Google Form from your son’s class teacher to indicate if you would zoom or face to face. Yesterday you also received a zoom code from IT. You will need this if you have chosen zoom.

Tuesday, 14 June is a pupil-free day for your son, however, he is required to attend this interview and be in his full academic school uniform. This will be a 15-minute time slot to allow you to discuss your son’s Semester 1 report, and ask any questions you may have about their progress here at Waverley.

If you are having any IT difficulties, please contact the IT Department on (02) 9369 0784 OR email iassist@waverley.nsw.edu.au – iAssist will provide cover from 7am to 5:45pm.

 

Ms Gabby Smith

Director of Junior School

E: gsmith@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Co-Curricular Sport

I wish all families a lovely and well-deserved extended long weekend without sport. 

As a friendly reminder, we do not have any games scheduled this weekend, and our final round for Term 2 will be on Saturday, 18 June. The final Winter Co-Curricular season rounds will be played across the first three weekends of Term 3.

Please follow the link below to ensure you are up to date with any changes to fixtures for Round 7 (Saturday, 18 June), and keep a close eye on the Waverley College app for any further adjustments.

>>> Click here to view the Fixtures.

A Huge Thank You!

I personally would like to thank all of the parents who allowed their son to support any sports team that was struggling for numbers last weekend. I would especially like to thank the students for offering themselves to help teams who were unable to secure a full side, due to students being sick or playing at the OzTag tournament.

The Junior School was missing large numbers, and this had a ripple effect on all the U11 Rugby teams. However, you wouldn’t have known! The results demonstrated that regardless of this loss of numbers, our spirit, teamwork and camaraderie shone through.

 

Mr Jack Wachtel

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

E: jwachtel@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Home Learning Club – Week 8 

 >>> Click here to register your son.

If your son is unable to attend, please email the College at nzivanovic@waverley.nsw.edu.au or call reception.

2022 ICAS Competitions – 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, 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 the competitions will be held in August / September of 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 College. Please use the College’s access code details to register your child, no later than the first week in Term 3, Friday, 22 July 2022.

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, contact the customer service team. Call Australian Toll-Free Tel 1800 931 775.

Debating News

Waverley v Coogee Boys Preparatory 

Topic: That tests should be banned in primary schools

Last week, the debaters had tough competition and a tough topic. Both Waverley teams put forward strong arguments and presented their cases clearly and firmly, rebutting the Coogee team’s cases. The boys did themselves and Waverley very proud. One win and one loss. 

Debating Junior School Term 2 2022

Debating Junior School Term 2 2022

Debating Junior School Term 2 2022

 

Ms Natasha Zivanovic

Literacy & Innovation Teacher

E: nzivanovic@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Year 5 White – Around the Classroom!

To celebrate National Reconciliation Week, 5 White engaged in many fun activities that taught us about the history and culture of Australia’s First Nations People. Our favourite lesson was Aboriginal Art Therapy.

We used watercolour paints and pastel crayons to create an art piece that reflected our feelings, thoughts and emotions in the moment. The joy of listening to music by Indigenous artist Scott Darlow, and moving to it freely while making marks on the paper, was therapeutic and mesmerising. 

Aboriginal Art Therapy

Aboriginal Art Therapy

Indigenous Heroes

In this lesson, we were asked to choose an Indigenous Hero and conduct research about their upbringing, career, goals and achievements. Our chosen Indigenous Hero was Patty Mills. We then created an informative poster and shared our new learning with our peers.

By Olivier and Toby

Patty Mills

 

Ms Chloe-Jane Tweedie

5 White Teacher

E:ctweedie@waverley.nsw.edu.au