From the Head of Lacey House, Damien Thompson
The highlight of our term was the House Mass and Supper which was a great success with all the boys joining in to create a reverent and sacred environment for this important occasion. The following is an excerpt from Billy Deluca’s introduction on the night.
“The Lacey House community is a significant part of our education here at Waverley and allows us as students, to interact with our mentors, peers, and boys in different years, invoking a communal bond between all ages in wellbeing time, meetings and carnivals.” Billy Deluca
The big news of the term was that Lacey House won the Athletics Championships in 2019 and were led by our middle distance champions, Jack Banjo Studholme and Joshua Grant. There were many great performers on the day with the Waterford boys adding an enormous amount to our House spirit and points tally.
The Gold Award winners for this term were Ryland Short, Matthew Brock, Bobby Morris, Finn Stanix, Jacob Fadel, Luke White, Tobias Malzard and Max Valentine. Congratulations to these lads on the concerted effort they have made to always be at their best. Leading by example is one of our key messages to the boys in Lacey House.
In the key academic Year 10 group, Harjot Mand has produced another term of outstanding academic work and achieved straight As for completion of work, behaviour and attitude towards learning. There were also a large number of commendable performances from Max Valentine, Tobias Williamson, James Simpson, Daniel Malone, Max Hooker, William Gibson and Massimo Di Napoli. This hardworking group of Lacey Legends have a high ‘A’ grade average with no ‘C’s’ in their reports. The focus on improved application by our boys is one area that has been stressed by their Mentors and many conversations have been happening around wellbeing groups on how the senior boys ‘get it right’. Joey Lyons (Yr 12, Catherine Stewart’s group) gave an impressive talk to his wellbeing group on how to achieve success in exams.
Congratulations to Nikita Strbac who was selected in the Under 20’s Australian Water Polo team and Massimo Di Napoli who starred in the College production of Guys & Dolls. The following boys are all playing in 1st teams for the College and I applaud them for their dedication to make this level. AFL – Xavier Slezak, Stephen Morrisey, Charles Longmire, Noah Mitchell and William Mazor. Football – Carter Killigrew and Alex Robertson. Debating – Matthew Brock. Cross Country – Matt Antulov and Chess – Billy Deluca.
Farewell to Kieran Hozack (Ms Stephanie Boyce’s Group) who is off to Singapore at the end of this term. He has made an outstanding contribution to our House Spirit over the past two years by always being ready to beat the House drum at every event.