From the Director of Co-curriculum, Steve O’Donnell
A warm welcome to all students and parents for 2017, especially to our newest Waverlians. The start to the year has been extremely positive and Term 1 as always is very busy in regard to co-curricular activities.
I would like to remind all students and parents about a number of policies that pertain to co-curricular activities, as well as highlight the key dates for this term.
Absences and Leave
In regard to absence and leave from co-curricular activities, the College policy is that students must request leave from Saturday sport in writing two weeks in advance; a maximum of two exemptions will be granted per year. This must be submitted to either myself or the Head of College. An example would be the upcoming State Age Nippers Championships on the first weekend in March – we have a number of students who will be going to this event. Leave requests from classes during the week can only be approved by the Head of College. If a student is sick or injured and cannot participate in sport on a Saturday, we require a medical certificate and an email or similar indicating they will not be at sport. Often an alternative activity can be found for a student with a long term injury, so that they can still contribute to the co-curricular program. If a student cannot attend training, then a note to the coach or Convenor is required please.
The College has very clear rules and expectations about standards of appropriate sportsmanship and behaviour for all players, coaches and parents. If you have a concern, please speak with your coach, sport convenor, the Head of Sport or myself and we will manage the situation appropriately. Please do not approach opposition parents, coaches or any officials directly. It is also not appropriate to contact an opposition school directly.
Notification of fixtures
Fixtures are posted on noticeboards around the school as well as the College website. Once the fixtures for the term are completed they will also be posted on the website, however, they are subject to weekly change and students and parents need to check the draw each week for any late changes. In wet weather we will endeavour to notify players and parents/carers via email and the SkoolBag App as early as possible about changes to training or games, as well as providing updated information on the wet weather line.
Some key dates coming up this term:
- February 17th – House Swimming Carnival
- February 17th – 1st and 2nd V versus Cranbrook at Waverley
- February 17th – compulsory Year 10 Supporters Duty 6pm-9pm (full sports or school uniform required)
- February 17th – CAS Swimming and Diving Invitational at Homebush 6pm
- February 20th – last day of change for winter sports
- February 27th – Winter Sports Check and Summer Sports photos (this has been changed from Feb 28th)
- March 11th – last round of summer sport
- March 13th – start of winter co-curricular training
- March 16th – CAS Swimming and Diving Championships at Homebush – compulsory attendance for Years 8,10 & 11 (4pm-8pm)
- March 18th – Winter sports trials for all teams
More information regarding many of these events will be sent home shortly.
Team and Individual Successes
We had a number of teams and students that achieved great success over the holidays.
These include the European Football Tour, Rugby and Swimming Squad training, Basketball training and camps.
Some individual successes include:
- NSW State Swimming Championships: Under 15, 200m backstroke – 1st; 1500m freestyle – 1st; 100m backstroke – 1st; 200m butterfly – 2nd; 400m freestyle – 2nd.
After the completion of the first day’s events, Stuart was named swimmer of the meet for the first day.
- State Open Water Championships: 15 -16 years – 10km – 1st; 5km – 1st
- Under 15 NSW State Swimming Championships, 1500m freestyle – 4th
- State Open Water Championships: 5km – 2nd
- Australian Open Water Championships 15 years: 7.5km – 3rd, 5km – 3rd
- 1st U16 National Laser Sailing Championships and 5th overall. Will is now training for the World Youth Olympics in 2018.
- CIS Tennis selection
- 3rd at NSW U20 110m Hurdles
Tyzac Jordan (Class of 2016) and Jackson Mohi (Class of 2016)
- U19 Waratahs squad
- Currently training to become the youngest Australian to swim the English Channel.
Our best wishes go to 1st V basketballer, Johnny Pawle who unfortunately suffered a nasty injury at last Saturday’s Basketball Blitz. We are thinking of you and praying for a speedy recovery.
All the best for all sports and teams this weekend, in particular to our Year 7 teams … and, as always, ‘Go the Waves!’