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Lacey House Report – Term 3, 2019

From Head of Lacey House, Damien Thompson

Term 3 is always a hectic time here at Waverley College. Not only are the Year 12 students graduating but winter sport and Track and Field were in their climatic finishes, along with the beginning of summer sports selections. The September holidays are a well-deserved break for students and parents. Congratulations to all Lacey House Legends on what has been a very successful term.

The Year Twelve 2019 Graduation Day Awards were a fantastic occasion to celebrate the success of all our Lacey Graduates. Joseph Lyons was the recipient of the Mathematics Standard Course II. Billy De Luca was the recipient of the Investigating Science and Visual Arts awards and Carter Killigrew was the recipient of the College Vice-Captain award.

Thomas Carey was the recipient of the Reuben F Scarf Award for Involvement. Thomas initiated the World’s Greatest Shave in 2016 and fostered its growth across the senior and junior campuses.  He received the John Lincoln Youth Services Community Award in 2018.

Congratulations to our Gold Award winners Ryland Short (Yr 9), Matthew Brock (Yr 11), Bobby Morris (Yr 9), Finn Stranix (Yr 8), Jacob Fadel (Yr 11), Luke White (Yr 8), Tobias Malzard (Yr 10), Max Valentine (Yr 10), Nic Algie (Yr 11), Ethan Illidge (Yr 10), Cade Lacey (Yr 9) Owen Punch (Yr 9), Alex Elder (Yr 10), Tobias Williamson (Yr 10) and Billy Lyons (Yr 8).

Well done to the Lacey boys who banded together for a Gold Medal performance in the Inter-house Senior 3 on 3 Basketball tournament. Led by Stephen and Eoin Morrisey, the boys had great support from Nathan Papageorgious, Joey Lyons, Daniel Malone and a guest appearance from Jonti Morsehead-Feildel.

Year 9 camp was a great success. The Lacey Boys were fortunate enough to have the Legendary outdoors man, Bear Thompson as their guide and Mentor on this epic trip. Despite the efforts of the guide, the boys managed to band together to overcome hiking, canoeing and cooking experiences that make this experience so worthwhile. A number of Dads managed to come along and spend the Friday evening in darkness with their sons after a power failure and a total fire ban being put in place. A great bonding experience was had by all.

RUOK? Day was our House focus again this year with a moderately successful cake stall raising over $1000 for this worthwhile and significant charity. Our new Prefect group did a great job helping out on the day. Luke White deserves special mention for his tireless efforts on the day. Raising awareness on the role we can play in creating resilience in our young men remains our priority and this occurs in our Wellbeing groups on a daily basis.

As we take a well-deserved break from routine, we can take stock, recharge and look forward to Term 4’s full agenda, including End of Year Exams, Year Ten Camp, Year Twelve Retreat and so much more.