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Head’s Message

New beginnings and remembering the past

Jiya Arora of the Wayside Chapel

From the Head of College, Graham Leddie

New beginnings

This week we ran an orientation day for our new Year 7 students who will be joining us in 2019 and starting their high school journey. Our Prefects and Heads of House did a great job in running a program that will assist the boys with their exciting journey ahead. There were many excited boys that can’t wait to start their high school journey, which was lovely to see.

HSC wraps up for 2018

Our Year 12 students finish their HSC examinations tomorrow and take that first step into post school life. Mr Col Blake (an Old Boy) is the HSC Presiding Officer and reports that the boys’ engagement throughout the examination period has been excellent. We wish them all the best of luck with their results, which are released in early December.

White Ribbon launch

At Assembly today Green House launched their White Ribbon awareness campaign. The students heard from Ms Jiya Arora, originally from India, who now works with the Wayside Chapel. Jiya shared her powerful story about growing up in a family that had significant domestic violence and her adult life which continued this trend in an arranged marriage. Jiya is passionate about assisting others free themselves from these types of situations. A giant white ribbon made by our TAS teachers enabled the boys to sign their support for standing up against domestic violence. It was a great start to our annual White Ribbon campaign!

Signing our giant White Ribbon

Remembrance Day

Tomorrow is the nearest school day on which we can mark Remembrance Day with a ceremony in the Centenary Quadrangle. As 2018 is the Centenary of the end of WW1, this day has even greater significance for Waverley, given the many boys of Waverley who fought and died in that conflict.

Congratulations 

Massimo Di Napoli (Y9) qualified in the Moore Park Golf club Men’s ‘C’ Grade match over the weekend. He played in the championship, working his way up to the final and ending in a 4 up win.

2018 Justice Literary Writing Competition

Congratulations to two of our students who participated in the ERC Social Justice Writing Competition. Entries from around NSW and overseas were received. Students had to write a creative story on issues of Social Justice.  Coen’s story was on the Stolen Generation and Cjuba’s was on homelessness and the role mental health plays. Both boys were presented on assembly today.
– Coen Finati (Y12) Winner
– Cjuba Lord (Y8) Highly Commended.

Brazilian Ju Jitsu win

Cruz Clarkin of Year 5 competed in Brazilian Ju Jitsu at the Pan Pax on the weekend in Melbourne and won his weight class, which qualifies him for a place in the World Championships.