Read more: National Book Week, Teacher Reading Aloud, Drama Performance, Visions of Leadership.
National Book Week
The Library celebrated Book Week with selected students participating in a fun team writing and illustrating event, ‘Write a Book in a Day.’
Students worked as a team to produce a 3,500 to 5,000-word story, with the added opportunity to raise money for research into childhood cancers.
You are invited to sponsor the boys, if you are able. Instructions about how to do this are below:
- Go to the website https://writeabookinaday.com/
- Click the orange button Sponsor a Writer
- Search for Waverley College in NSW to see a list of the 34 participating Waverley students
Teacher Reading Aloud, Drama Performance
Year 7 were also treated to a compelling drama performance from HSC drama student Lachlan Varcoe presenting his major work. This experience was held in the PAC.
The Year 7 cohort were then inspired to be readers by Mr McCoy, Mr O’Donnell and Ms Ryan, who all read to the boys.
Mr O’Donnell read an excerpt from Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien, Mr McCoy read from The Vicar of Nibbleswicke by Roald Dahl, and Ms Ryan read from Heroes by Stephen Fry.
Visions of Leadership
Wednesday morning in the Library saw a dynamic forum for discussion held with Barrister and Old Boy, Mark Higgins, and students ranging from Years 9 to 12.
Complementing the Legal Studies curriculum, Mark used examples of cases he’s been involved with, to exemplify and clarify the way in which the Separation of Powers Doctrine functions within the Westminster system, and what constitutes the law in Australia.
With fascinating case studies, Mark encouraged the students to consider the complexities of the law and personal values, exploring the grey areas that most legal issues have to traverse.
The students were challenged to consider the extent to which acts are considered just, unjust, criminal, or innocent.
Mr Bill Roberts
Head of Library