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The Waverley College Uniform Shop will operate with different trading hours during the December/January school holidays. It is open to all families.

* ‘Appointment Only’ time slots are available for 2023 new students/parents/carers. New parents/carers need to make an appointment for their son to be fitted for his uniform.

Please check the trading hours carefully, so that your son can be fitted before his first day of Term 1, 2023.

Uniform Shop Holiday Trading Hours

We look forward to assisting you with your uniform.

Waverley College Uniform Shop

Level 3 Centenary Building
Senior School Campus
(Enter via reception and take the lift to the 3rd Floor)
131 Birrell Street Waverley 

(02) 9369 0709

waverley@noone.com.au

Diary Dates

Please find below key event dates you need to be aware of for the Junior School in Term 4. For all of the College events, please refer to the College calendar. 

Reports 

Semester 2 reports will be available at 5pm today. These will be accessible via the Parent Lounge in TASS. To access your son’s report, please click the Waverley College Parent Lounge button below.

Parent Lounge

5 White Class Assembly

Well done to 5 White and Ms Tweedie on a wonderful class assembly this week. It was lovely to see the last assembly of the year filled with enthusiasm, joy and Christmas spirit. The students shared their acting, writing and dancing skills and sent us off to class singing Christmas songs. 

5 White Assembly

5 White Assembly

Congratulations to Marlow Moffit (5 Gold) and His Dad, Andrew Moffitt

Marlow Moffit completed the Overland Track in Tasmania with his Dad (Andrew) and Uncle (Mark) last week. 

In a rugged and wild country under some testing weather conditions (including sun, rain and snow!) Marlow pushed through 70 kilometres of ancient forests, steep mountain ranges, raging rivers and towering waterfalls with pure grit and determination.

It was an amazing experience, and we are incredibly proud of him and his effort. The beautiful photos capture their unique experience.

Marlow Moffitt Overland Trek

 

Ms Gabrielle Bransby

(Acting) Director of the Junior School

gbransby@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Student Youth Forum

Last Friday, 18 November, both Ryan Loughrey (5 Orange) and Sebastian Karhan (5 Indigo), were invited to attend the Wentworth Youth Forum with the Federal Member of Wentworth, Ms Allegra Spender.

They were joined by other student leaders from schools within the local area, to share what they see are the greatest concerns of young people in Wentworth. They were also given an insight into what it is like being a Federal representative.

Both boys represented the College with pride, and I look forward to attending future forums with them in 2023.

Student Youth Forum 2022

Student Youth Forum 2022

With Ms Allegra Spender MP, Member for Wentworth

Climate Summit – Climate Summit: Powering Wentworth to Net Zero – a Message from Ms Allegra Spender MP, Federal Member for Wentworth

“The Wentworth Community has called for strong climate action, but what does it mean to reduce emissions to Net Zero and how long will this take? On Sunday, 27 November, Federal MP Allegra Spender is convening Wentworth’s first ever Climate Summit: Powering Wentworth to Net Zero in collaboration with local State MPs, Councils and the Smart Energy Council. Register here to learn about the wide range of local initiatives currently underway from local councils, businesses, innovators and community groups.”

Climate Change Summit

Climate Change Summit

 

Mr Stephen Ghattas

Assistant Director of Identity & Student Formation

sghattas@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Summer Co-Curricular Season 

Well done to all Summer Co-Curricular teams for finishing the uninterrupted season on such a high. I’d like to thank all coaches, students and parents/carers for their continued commitment throughout the year to all levels of Co-Curricular.

Zero interruptions allowed our students to enjoy a full calendar year of sport and extra co-curricular activities, which is undoubtedly important for their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

I wish all current Year 6 students the best of luck in Senior School in 2023, and I look forward to welcoming back our current Year 5 students as Junior leaders of our College.

Enjoy the restful break, stay active, and I wish all families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Please enjoy some team photos from the final round of Summer Co-Curricular sport last weekend.

Basketball D

Basketball D

Basketball G

Basketball G

Tennis A

Tennis A

Touch Football Gold B

Touch Football Gold B

Water Polo A

Water Polo A

Cricket 5A

Cricket 5A

Cricket 5A and 5B

Cricket 5A and 5B

Cricket 6A

Cricket 6A

Holiday Sport Camps are Available

Murphy Sports Holiday Club

 

Mr Jack Wachtel

Assistant Director of Co-curricular (Years 5-8)

jwachtel@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Home Learning Club – Week 8 

There will be NO Home Learning in Week 8.

Learning Hub Wrap up

As the College year comes to an end, I would like to acknowledge all the students who immersed themselves in the many activities the Learning Hub offered. 

The Learning Hub aims to inspire, engage and empower students through critical and creative activities, plus allow students to retreat, explore and collaborate with others, whether that be before school, Learning Hub sessions, or during lunch. 

All these activities and more will be on offer in 2023.   

Learning Hub

I hope you enjoyed viewing all the vibrant Learning Hub photos at the top of the screen.

 

Ms Natasha Zivanovic

Literacy & Innovation Teacher

nzivanovic@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Spectacular Junior School Music and Drama Performances 

A big thank you to all the boys who performed at the Junior School Music Festival on Thursday night. I am very proud of you. The boys also got an opportunity to perform some of the items from the Music Festival to the whole Junior School on Thursday afternoon.

I know they felt like stars, thanks to the very positive response they got from their peers from the Junior School.

Keep an eye out for our Junior School singers again, when they join the Senior School choir in a performance for the Presentation Day celebrations.

It’s not too late! If you have enjoyed watching and listening to some of the performing groups from the Junior School, all groups will be be running again in 2023. Please see Ms Rollins if you are interested.

For boys going into Year 6 you may like to join:

For boys going into Year 7 you may like to join:

So, as you can see, there is something for everyone.

Questions?

If you have any questions at all regarding any of the music activities in our College, please email:

Junior School Music Festival

Junior School Music Festival

Junior School Music Festival

Junior School Music Festival

Junior School Music Festival

Junior School Music Festival

Junior School Music Festival

Junior School Music Festival

Junior School Music Festival

Junior School Music Festival

Junior School Music Festival

Junior School Music Festival

 

Ms Michelle Rollins

Music and Drama Teacher

mrollins@waverley.nsw.edu.au

Diary Dates

Please find below key event dates you need to be aware of for the Junior School in Term 4. For all of the College events, please refer to the College calendar. 

 

Ms Gabby Smith

Director of the Junior School

gsmith@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Year 6 Graduation – Friday, 25 November 2022 

A final reminder about our Year 6 Graduation next Friday. Looking forward to seeing you all there to celebrate this special occasion for your son.

Year 6 2022 Graduation Invitation

Christmas Appeals

The Junior School is supporting the following two charities in the period leading up to Christmas. The Matthew Talbot Hostel, specialising in supporting the homeless men of Sydney and Kids Giving Back, supporting victims of both domestic violence and homelessness.

Donations for Matthew Talbot Include:

Toiletries (preferably small travel size items), underwear, socks, chocolates, notepads, pens.

Donations for Kids Giving Back Include:

Wet wipes, lip balms, roll-on Sunscreen, bandaids, emery boards, pocket tissues, hand sanitiser – small bottles, travel-size shampoos and conditioners, men’s combs.

Donations for both of these charities can be handed in to Ms Coupe at the Junior School front office. We will be collecting donations up until Friday Week 7 (25 November). Your generosity and support is very much appreciated.

 

Mr Stephen Ghattas

Assistant Director of Identity & Student Formation

sghattas@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Summer Co-Curricular Sport

It is the final summer sport round for 2022. I wish all teams the best of luck for their Round 12 fixtures tomorrow morning. Thank you to all coaches, students and parents/carers for their commitment to the entire year of Co-Curricular sport.

Good luck to all students moving onto the Senior School in 2023, and I look forward to seeing the current Year 5 students competing next year as Year 6s.

Please click the button below to ensure you are up to date with fixtures and venue maps for Round 12 (Saturday, 19 November), and keep a close eye on the Waverley College app for any further adjustments due to weather conditions or ground closures.

Fixtures and Venue Maps

Table Tennis Exhibition

On Tuesday, 15 November we had the privilege of welcoming two highly-accomplished Table Tennis professionals, and also our Senior School coaches Paul Sheehan and Peter Masen. They were here to run an exhibition to promote Table Tennis in the Junior School, as it will become an extra Co-Curricular in 2023. 

Table Tennis is a religion at the Junior School already, with a number of groups across Years 5 and 6 competing each and every school day during recess and lunches. The exhibition was an opportunity to showcase our best junior players against professional coaches.

It was a spectacle with students mesmerised by their skills and abilities with the small wooden paddles. It has created a much-deserved buzz that will remain in 2023 when sessions get started.

‘Sign up’ information for your son will be communicated to you at the beginning of the 2023 College year.

Holiday Sport Camps

Summer holidays are fast approaching, and I know it is a large break, which does give plenty of time for students to work on their skills across all sports. In the final weeks, I will be recommending holiday sport camps for Junior students.

The College is releasing some sport camp options, exclusively for Waverley College students, so please keep your eye out for those via app announcements over the coming weeks.

Eastern Basketball League (EBL)

Register Today

Pro Performance Cricket

The Team at Pro Performance Cricket are excited to announce their upcoming Holiday Cricket Camps. They are offering an additional Youth aged (Ages 5-12) / Representative Level Camp for players aged 12 and over.  

>>> Click here to book Pro Performance East Sydney Holiday Cricket Camps.

>>> Click here to book Pro Performance Pro Youth Aged Cricket Camps Ages 12+

Pro Performance Cricket Youth Camps

 

Mr Jack Wachtel

Assistant Director of Co-curricular (Years 5-8)

jwachtel@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Week 7 Home Learning 

Click here to register your son

If your son is unable to attend, please email the College at nzivanovic@waverley.nsw.edu.au or call Reception.

*There will be no Home Learning Club in Week 8. 

Congratulations Byron Thomas and Cormac Maher – IPSHA Speakers’ Challenge

Byron and Cormac did Waverley proud on Friday, 11 November. These boys represented Waverley at the IPSHA Speakers’ Challenge, competing against 80 students from a variety of schools in NSW.

Both boys showed strong speaking skills, and their matter, manner and method were exceptional. I’m extremely proud of the growth both boys made since Round 1, the Junior School finals, and now the challenge.

 Byron Thomas and Cormac Maher

Congratulations, Byron Thomas and Cormac Maher

Holiday Reading for Year 5 Students

The holidays are fast approaching, and the current Year 5 students will have the opportunity to borrow books from the Learning Hub for the Christmas holidays. This initiative aims to encourage boys to read more and spend less time on their screens.

Happy Reading! 

Holiday Reading

Holiday reading

Drawing Club

This week, the Drawing Club artists brought in their birthday gifts, which happen to be art resources. 

I adore the enthusiasm the students have for the Art and Drawing Club. I believe that creativity – being able to use your imagination or original ideas to create something – is a tough skill to master. These students do it seamlessly. 

I’m looking forward to our last Drawing Club session in Week 7, and I’m already planning our sessions for 2023. 

Drawing Club

Drawing Club

 

Ms Natasha Zivanovic

Literacy & Innovation Teacher

nzivanovic@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


News from 5 Red and Mr Alon Horry

As we approach the final weeks of the College year, it is a wonderful time to reflect on all of the exciting learning experiences and fun-filled days the students in 5 Red have thoroughly enjoyed.

Each boy steps into the classroom with a vital role to play in the success of each day, with unique perspectives, personalities, skills and talents all on display. It is extra special to witness some lifelong friendship brewing, with daily acts of kindness, compassion and respect.

Here is a snapshot into some of the events and learning experiences occurring this Term and during the year.

Junior School 5 Red

Commemorating Remembrance Day in a moving ceremony held on the Senior College Campus, the boys also learnt about the history of Armistice Day and paid their respects in more ways than one.

Our Art lesson was inspired by Remembrance Day, with ‘Diggers at Sunrise.’

Junior School 5 Red

Our Geography unit in Term 4, explores the features of places and spaces within Australia. The names of some suburbs are spelt using images of natural and synthetic features of each of their respective suburbs.

Junior School 5 Red

We also explored features of Australia in 2022, and compared changes over time to both synthetic and natural features. This included a field trip to the Senior School and streets of Waverley, to compare changes from Then to Now.

Junior School 5 Red

As part of our Earth and Space unit in Science, we explored galaxies and planets in outer space, and looked closely at our solar system. Using play-doh, the boys replicated their own solar systems, by constructing each planet based on its features and characteristics.

We also used the Visual Arts learning space to experiment and learn about outer space.

Junior School 5 Red

Junior School 5 Red

Junior School 5 Red

Did you know that 5 Red is also home to its very own galaxy of Dwarf Planets? There are 28 tiny Dwarf Planets, one of which resembles the sun, with scientists still in awe of the new additions to the universe.

Legend has it, that there was once a 29th planet that existed in the 5 Red universe, but is now no more… some say the planet never actually existed in the first place and was just a myth.

Others say the planet couldn’t survive because it was made out of 30kg of play-doh, and subsequently, too heavy and dangerous to display in the classroom… one thing for certain, is that the atmosphere in 5 Red is phenomenal!

Junior School 5 Red

In Term 3, the entire Year 5 partook in Activism Day, where they endeavoured to make a difference to our local community and surroundings. Our English unit was Stand Up and Be Counted, and the boys acted on their persuasive writing skills to construct posters and speeches to make a difference in the world.

Activism Day involved heading to Tamarama Beach, Waverley Park and Queens Park to clean up the environment, as well as representatives chosen from each class to deliver their speech in front of the entire Year, Ms Gabby Smith, and a very special guest judge.

Junior School 5 Red

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my exceptional 5 Red Class for all of their hard work, and for all the knowledge and joy shared throughout the year. As a collective, we have shared many laughs, stories and perspectives.

We’ve shed blood, sweat and tears inside and outside of the classroom walls, and I feel truly grateful to have been the teacher of a group of fine young gentlemen.

As the boys complete their first year at Waverley College, we reflect on the many positive experiences that have occurred in what has been an exciting and eventful year. I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing friendships flourish across the entire cohort, from the classroom learning environment to all the fields, courts and swimming pools.

To the Learning Hub, auditorium or playground, it has been a pleasure to be a part of such a vibrant and exciting community. I am very much looking forward to what the future brings.

Junior School 5 Red

We set the bar high in 5 Red, with a set of values and standards to aspire to. We have goals for where we would like to be, and the men we would like to become. I am excited for each of them for what their bright future brings, and will be sure to follow their journey through Waverley.

Thank you to all the lovely parents and carers of 5 Red. Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated, and all of your kindness, care and generosity means a great deal to me.

Thank you as well to all of the staff at the College, who too are responsible for the successful year we have had. 

Wishing the entire Waverley Community a happy, healthy and successful end of year and ‘Seasons Greetings’ over the upcoming holidays. 

Junior School 5 Red

 

Mr Alon Horry and 5 Red

Classroom Teacher 5 Red

ahorry@waverley.nsw.edu.au

What is the Young Archie?

The Art Gallery of New South Wales invites budding artists between the ages of 5 and 18 to submit a portrait for the Young Archie portrait competition.

The portrait must be of a person who is special to you – someone who is known to you, and who knows you, and plays a significant role in your life.

There are four age categories:

Entry Instructions

If you wish to enter the portrait prize, please collect a drawing pack from the Visual Arts staffroom. You can begin your portrait over the Summer holidays.

The College will submit your work on your behalf. Please return your works no later than Monday, 20 February 2023 to the Visual Arts staffroom, with your name, age category and House attached to the back of your drawing sleeve.

Ensure you follow the entry guidelines and criteria set out by the Art Gallery of NSW when creating your portrait.

Entry Guidelines and Criteria

To celebrate the end of primary school for our boys, the Year 6 Parent representatives have organised a catch-up at Coogee Beach on Friday, 25 November from 3pm at Goldstein Reserve in Arden Street, Coogee.

Whilst not a College event, Ms Gabby Smith and College representatives will be in attendance, and cake will be served!

Parents/carers, please bring a plate to share with other parents/carers.

There is a $17 cover charge for pizza, a drink, and snacks. Please clearly indicate your son’s name in the booking.

Book and Pay Here

In the event of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled and cover charge returned, otherwise the charge is non-refundable.

Payment by close of business, Monday 21 November at the latest, would be appreciated. The earlier, the better, as it will assist immensely with logistics.

Please also contact Anne at frozzie69@gmail.com if you are able to assist prior and on the day.

Daniella and I look forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with you all.

 

Anne Clerc-Johnson

frozzie69@gmail.com

Diary Dates

Please find below key event dates you need to be aware of for the Junior School in Term 4. For all of the College events, please refer to the College calendar. 

Junior School Music Festival – Thursday, 17 November 2022, 6pm

We look forward to the Junior School Music Festival next Thursday evening. The event will showcase the Year 5 and Year 6 students’ abundant talent in creative arts.

The event will take place in the Performing Arts Centre Theatre located at the Senior School campus. Commencing at 6pm. Parents/Carers and friends are welcome to attend.

The event is unticketed.

*Our Music Supporters’ Group have organised a supper service and will be selling pizza and drinks from 5:15pm in the PAC Foyer. EFTPOS available.

Click here for more information

Year 5 Orientation Day 

The Junior School was buzzing on Tuesday, as we welcomed our 2023 Year 5 students. They had a great time participating in drama, STEM and PDHPE activities. The ice blocks were a real treat too!

 

Ms Gabrielle Smith

Director of Junior School

gsmith@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Year 6 Graduation Mass – Friday, 25 November 2022, 1pm

Request for Photos

A final reminder to please send through your son’s Kindergarten photo (or their first day of Kindergarten, or similar), as this will form part of the slideshow presentation at the Year 6 Graduation.

Please send a labelled photo through to liturgy@waverley.nsw.edu.au by no later than Friday Week 5. Picture format as a jpeg or png files would be preferred. Please do not send through pdf files.

Year 6 2022 Graduation Invitation

Christmas Appeals

In last week’s edition of Nurrunga, we highlighted two charities that the Junior School would like to support in the period leading up to Christmas: the Matthew Talbot Hostel, specialising in supporting the homeless men of Sydney, and Kids Giving Back, supporting victims of both domestic violence and homelessness.

Toiletries (preferably small travel size items), underwear, socks, chocolates, notepads, pens.

Wet wipes, lip balms, roll-on sunscreen, bandaids, emery boards, pocket tissues, hand sanitiser (small bottles), travel-size shampoos and conditioners, mens’ combs.

Donations for both of these charities can be handed in to Mrs Coupe at the Junior School front office. We will be collecting donations up until Friday Week 7 (25 November).

Your generosity and support is very much appreciated

 

Mr Steve Ghattas

Assistant Director of Identity & Student Formation

sghattas@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Summer Co-Curricular Sport

Only two more rounds of summer sport for 2022! I wish all teams the best of luck for their Round 11 fixtures tomorrow morning.

I ask for students to please give their full participation to training and Saturday games, in this final week of sport. There have been consistent unexplained absences lately, which does make it difficult for coaches to manage their teams.

Please click the button below to ensure you are up to date with fixtures and venue maps for Round 11 (Saturday, 12 November), and keep a close eye on the Waverley College app for any further adjustments due to weather conditions or ground closures.

Fixtures and Venue Maps

Upcoming EPC Tennis Events in November and December

Below is information about upcoming EPC (Every Point Counts) Tennis Events. Tennis is currently the only Saturday sport played within IPSHA for which we do not have modified formats to facilitate inter-school sport for students of all abilities.

The EPC format addresses the current deficiencies in IPSHA Tennis. 

It would be very encouraging to have some Waverley Junior School students at these Sunday events, to further develop their tennis skills heading into 2023. 

EPC Tennis at Queenwood 13 November

EPC Tennis at Barker 4 December

External Sporting Achievements

Congratulations to Eamon and Bartram Esperanca, who won first place in all styles last Friday night at DRLC Maroubra Swimming Carnival. What an outstanding achievement for them both.

Congratulations, Eamon and Bartram Esperanca

Congratulations, Eamon and Bartram Esperanca

Mr Jack Wachtel

Assistant Director of Co-curricular (Years 5-8)

jwachtel@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Home Learning – Week 6

Click here to register your son

If your son is unable to attend, please email the College at nzivanovic@waverley.nsw.edu.au or call Reception.

Guest Speaker Matt Galanos Delights Waverley

Our guest speaker last week, Matt Galanos, wears two hats – Chief Financial Officer at the Australian Turf Club, and author. 

Matt gave up his time to come in and inspire the Waverley boys to follow their passion for writing. He is currently writing a series of fantasy books, the fourth coming out in early 2023. 

This inspirational lunchtime talk driven by many student questions, was exciting. Not only did it encourage writing, but also reading. Two very valuable life skills students need for the future. 

A huge thank you to Matt for giving up his time to inspire the next generation of writers. 

If you would like to volunteer to give a lunchtime talk in 2023, please email me directly at nzivanovic@waverley.nsw.edu.au

Guest speaker, Matt Galanos

Guest speaker, Matt Galanos

Drawing Club Final Sessions 

As we come to the end of a productive year of Drawing Club, I allowed the students to work on their mini drawings for the final sessions. Observing the students think critically about their drawings and watching them work creatively, is a highlight for me.

I have watched the boys make new friends, and discuss and appreciate each other’s drawings.

There are only two sessions left in 2022, and I look forward to seeing what they produce. 

Fred Cross

Fred Cross

Yianni Lambropoulos

Yianni Lambropoulos

Tom Brown

Tom Brown

Passion for Reading and Writing

James Ganson (Year 5) has a passion for reading and writing. James was inspired to write and illustrate his own book, Imagineers Guide Book to Creatures, after reading one of his favourite books, Flanimals by Ricky Gervais, Rob Steen (Illustrator).

His book is now printed and in the Learning Hub for all to read. Well done James!

Student author, James Ganson

Student author, James Ganson

Reading Imagineers Guide Book to Creatures

Reading Imagineers Guide Book to Creatures

 

Ms Natasha Zivanovic

Literacy & Innovation Teacher

nzivanovic@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Happy Days in 5 Gold with Ms Jenny Hoare

As we approach the final weeks of the College year, it is wonderful to reflect on the exciting learning experiences and fun-filled days the students in 5 Gold have thoroughly enjoyed. Watching their dynamic personalities, different learning styles, creative and exceptional talents, and daily acts of kindness, made this year one I will always cherish.

Here is a snapshot of the happy days in 5 Gold.

5 Gold Drama Performance

At the end of Term 3, Ms Rollins prepared our class for their entertaining and dramatic performance of the play, Vulga the Vampire. Each student was given the opportunity to be an actor or to take on the role of lighting, sound, stage effects, backstage or narrator.

Their performance was brilliant, showcasing their passion, humour and exceptional acting skills. Oscar Litchfield stole the show, as Vulga the Vampire.

5 Gold Drama

5 Gold Drama

5 Gold Drama

5 Gold Health

In Health this term, we have been exploring the unit, Healthy Communities, which investigates the Australian Dietary Guidelines for healthy eating. The students learn the importance of eating a nutritious diet for growth and development, and preventing lifestyle diseases.

Their study of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals and fats allowed them to break their food plate into different groups, to demonstrate their understanding of the types and amounts of nutritious food and drinks to meet their energy needs.

By creating a food plate of their choice, they presented a wide variety of healthy foods from the Five Food Groups.

Brynn Speirings

Brynn Speirings

Harvey Smith

Harvey Smith

James Ganson

James Ganson

 5 Gold Science 

Earth and Space have been the focus in Science, where students have developed their understanding of the Earth and its position in the Solar system. This term, students are investigating the changes that occur on the Earth’s surface, caused by extreme weather events. Their presentations in class will include ways in which scientists can predict severe weather, and design solutions to help those affected by natural disasters.

Earth and Space

Earth and Space

Drought

Drought

Floods

Floods

Volcanoes

Volcanoes

5 Gold Remembrance Day 

This week, the students have focused on the important tradition of Remembrance Day. They have learnt that Remembrance Day allows people to remember those who fought and lost their lives during all wars, and honour their memory.

During World War One, there were around 20 million deaths and 21 million wounded in both the armed forces and civilian communities. In class, they have learnt how we commemorate Remembrance Day by wearing poppies, attending ceremonies, and listening to stories to ensure we never forget the past. 

James Draper Remembrance Day

Lachlan Wright Poem 5 Gold

Lachlan Wright

Noah Dalton and Hunter Bligh

Bobbi Darvill and George Alexandratos

Remembrance Day Poem

Remembrance Day Poem

Thank you

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my beautiful 5 Gold Class for their hard work, positive attitude, school spirit and kindness throughout the year. I  feel truly blessed to have been part of the Waverley College Community for the last 12 years.

5 Gold, 2022, has made my final year very special, happy, and memorable. I am very sad to say goodbye. 

Watching the boys experience their first year at Waverley College has been a privilege. I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing their friendships flourish and sharing their achievements and disappointments. I know they have set their goals high for their future years. I am excited for each of them and will be sure to follow their journey through Waverley.

Most importantly, I would like to thank the beautiful parents and carers of 5 Gold. Words cannot describe how grateful and overwhelmed I am by the kindness, care, thoughtfulness, and generosity they have constantly shown me throughout the year.

It makes me appreciate how much I love being a teacher. I am truly grateful for my incredibly happy years at Waverley College, where I have come to know so many wonderful families. Thank you with all my heart. 

Ms Jenny Hoare

Birthdays in 5 Gold

Birthdays in 5 Gold

5 Gold 2022

5 Gold 2022

Diary Dates

Please find below key event dates you need to be aware of for the Junior School in Term 4. For all of the College events, please refer to the College calendar. 

November

December 

 

Ms Gabrielle Smith

Director of the Junior School

gsmith@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Supporting Homeless Men and Women of Sydney During Christmas

Christmas time can be a lonely and difficult time for many people throughout Sydney, therefore we are collecting donations this year, in the hope of supporting the homeless men and women of Sydney.

Matthew Talbot Hostel 

The Matthew Talbot Hostel provides accommodation and specialised support to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The service aims to provide immediate support and accommodation for people at the time of crisis, as well as facilitate access to other essential services and more permanent housing.

Click here for more information

Donations Needed

Artwork courtesy Matthew Talbot Hostel

Artwork courtesy Matthew Talbot Hostel

Kids Giving Back – School Donation Drive

‘Kids Giving Back’ is a NFP – DGR-status charity who offer meaningful volunteering opportunities to people 6-18 years old. Our mission is to create the next generation of generosity. Our philosophy embraces the triple impact of volunteering: creating empathic and responsible kids, supporting charities, and improving the society in which we live by creating a civic-minded population.

‘Kids Giving Back’ partners with over 50 charities, and would love the support of the Waverley community in appealing our students to bring in the following essential items for Essential Care Packs.

With these donations, we enable children in the school holidays to create care packages, which are then donated to victims of domestic violence and the homeless community.

Can You Help Provide These Items For Essential Care Packs?

Thank you for your support!

Thank you to Noah Nunn (5 Indigo) for bringing this charity to our attention.

Where Can the Waverley Community Leave Their Donations?

Donations for both of these charities can be handed to Mrs Coupe at the Junior School front office. We will be collecting donations up until Friday Week 7 (25 November). Your generosity and support is very much appreciated.

 

Mr Steve Ghattas

Assistant Director of Identity & Student Formation

sghattas@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Summer Co-Curricular Sport

There have been some amazing team results this season, with minimal to no disruptions to Saturday sport. I know that will continue this weekend for Round 10, best of luck to all teams and please remember to remain committed.

If your son is unable to attend, I need an email sent, or there may be consequences for unexplained absences for training and games.

Please click the button below to ensure you are up to date with fixtures and venue maps for Round 10 (Saturday, 5 November). Please keep a close eye on the Waverley College app for any further adjustments due to weather conditions or ground closures.

Fixtures and Venue Maps

AFL Schools Launch Event 

A small group of Waverley Junior School AFL students were invited to attend the AFL NSW/ACT launch of the Schools Strategy Tuesday, 1 November at UNSW. The launch was focused on setting the platform for an exciting 2023 and beyond in AFL in the education sector.

The event involved The Hon. Sarah Mitchell (Minister of Education), AFLW player Alyce Parker (GIANTS), and many other AFL and education people of influence. 

As a key partner school and great advocate for the AFL, Geoffrey Gibbons, Jake Tobin and Marcus Strbac were given opportunities to ask questions to the panel of people mentioned, related to the new schools program. A few free AFL prizes sweetened the deal for our students to be involved.

AFL Schools Launch Event - Geoffrey Gibbons, The Hon. Sarah Mitchell, Jake Tobin, Marcus Strbac and Alyce Parker (Giants - WAFL)

AFL Schools Launch Event – Geoffrey Gibbons, The Hon. Sarah Mitchell, Jake Tobin, Marcus Strbac and Alyce Parker (GIANTS – WAFL)

 

Mr Jack Wachtel

Assistant Director of Co-curricular (Years 5-8)

jwachtel@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Home Learning – Week 5

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If your son is unable to attend, please email the College at nzivanovic@waverley.nsw.edu.au or call Reception.

3D Printing 

Not every design and print is a success! 

Over the last few weeks, Waverley students have been challenged with the 3D printer – some prints have failed and some have been highly successful. The failure depends on the design and possibly the status of the printer itself.

Designing is not an easy task. Going through the process of modifying a design takes a lot of patience and persistence. The students have discovered that going back to the drawing board and problem-solving is a must when completing any type of design task.

Beau Matheson-Rayner

Beau Matheson-Rayner

Dash McDonough

Dash McDonough

Thomas Ingham

Thomas Ingham

Franklin Pyke

Franklin Pyke

Failed design and print

Failed design and print

Drawing Club

I love the enthusiasm the students bring to their weekly Drawing Club session. This week, the students focused on ‘Still Life.’ Using the Learning Hub Fiddle-Leaf Fig as inspiration, they produced the most incredible drawings. Some even opted to use watercolour paints for their drawings. 

Back Row: Harvey Smith, James Ganson, Boyd Haslam, Jake Thompson, Aiden Avenell Front Row: Jeremy Pounder

Back Row: Harvey Smith, James Ganson, Boyd Haslam, Jake Thompson, Aiden Avenell.
Front Row: Jeremy Pounder

IPSHA Speakers’ Challenge 

I would like to take this opportunity to wish Cormac Maher (Year 5) and Byron Thomas (Year 6) all the best for their Public Speaking Competition next week. I would also like to thank James Peate (Year 9) for taking the time to work with the boys on their speaking skills, working on their pace, stance and voice. Both students have worked very hard to write a speech exploring the topic: When the going gets tough…

L-R: Cormac Maher, Byron Thomas and James Peate

L-R: Cormac Maher, Byron Thomas and James Peate

 

Ms Natasha Zivanovic

Literacy & Innovation Teacher

nzivanovic@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


News from 5 Blue and Ms Tanya Buttling

Authored by Leo Vigil

Welcome to this week’s Junior Schools Nurrunga. In English these past few weeks, 5 Blue have been learning about humour, for example, slapstick satire and different types of irony. In writing, we are learning about genre and creating our very own version of the doctor text from Exploding Endings by Tim Harris.

In Geography, we have been developing our knowledge of topography. Did you know that by learning about the elevation of the area your house is in, it can help you to prepare for a bushfire? At the Junior School, a local fire department taught us that for every 10° angle that a fire travels up a hill, the fire speed doubles. Below you can see an example of some of our topography work.

In Religion, 5 Blue has been learning all about ‘All Hallows’ Eve’ and its Irish and Scottish origins, where people remember saints and people who have passed away throughout the year.

Write a Description of How This Suburb Compares to Waverley’s Topography

Authored by Fred Goldrich 

Waverley has a diversity of elevations that range between 10-90m above sea level. It has features of beaches and shops as well as a vast number of hills.

Palm Springs is a very contrasting area to Waverley because the suburb’s elevation is around 899m above sea level. It’s surrounded by a number of mountains that are a whopping 1,870m above sea level. It’s also near lots of famous deserts, including my personal favourite, Joshua Tree National Park.

Lane Cove has a very similar topography to Waverley. Surprisingly, the topography only gets up to about 122 m above sea level which is crazy to me because there seems to be a lot more large hills.

Kangaroo Valley is dissimilar to Waverley’s topography because it is surrounded by mountains that are 678m above sea level and there are also areas that are only 164 m above sea level.

Huntington Beach is very dissimilar to Waverley’s topography because it is a gradual incline that eventually reaches 118m above sea level.

Byron Bay is a very flat area that is only 20m above sea level and there are lots of greenery and farm areas.

Topography 1

Topography 1

Topography 2

Topography 2

Topography 3

Topography 3

Topography 4

Topography 4

Topography 5

Topography 5

Topography 6

Topography 6

 

Ms Tanya Buttling

Year 5 Blue Classroom Teacher

tbuttling@waverley.nsw.edu.au

Dear Parents and Carers

The Year 6 Academic Assessment Services (Allwell) Summary Report is now available for you to view and download on the Parent Lounge in TASS.

Warm regards,

 

Ms Lynsey Porter

Director of Curriculum

E: lporter@waverley.nsw.edu.au

Diary Dates

Please find below key event dates you need to be aware of for the Junior School in Term 4. For all of the College events, please refer to the College calendar. 

November

December

Y-Safe Sessions

This week, the Junior School participated in Y-Safe sessions and found it to be a very positive experience.

The sessions encompassed and explained the many benefits of connecting and socialising online, while effectively addressing the importance of being alert to risks. Utilising real-world stories and role play, students were provided with a safe forum to explore the impact of key themes such as cyber bullying, social exclusion, and the power of bystanders who choose to stand up and contribute to positive issue resolution. 

 

Ms Gabrielle Smith

Director of Junior School

E: gsmith@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Musica Viva 

Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci invented a parachute? . . . and a scuba mask? . . . and a robot? On Tuesday, we welcomed performers from Musica Viva’s show Davinci’s Apprentice. This show not only told the story of Roberta who faced great difficulties as a young girl who wanted to become da Vinci’s apprentice, but it also took us on a musical journey as we experienced instruments from the time of da Vinci.

We heard the Theorbo, the Viola da gamba and the Cornetto, and learned about how they are played, as well as their history and information about their construction. I found this particularly interesting as we usually only see historic instruments like these in museums.

Musica Viva 2022

One of the most interesting things about performances from Musica Viva ensembles, is that they share their music with us before they come to the school. In preparation for the performance, the boys have listened to the music, composed movement sequences, created spinning maple seeds, discussed Roberta’s situation, composed acrostic poems about Roberta, and researched the inventions and instruments of the time.

Musica Viva 2022

 

Ms Michelle Rollins

Music and Drama Teacher

E: mrollins@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Year 6 Graduation – Friday, 25 November 2022 – Save the Date!

Year 6 2022 Graduation Invitation

Request for Photos Please

As part of the Year 6 Graduation, I will be putting together a slideshow presentation. I would be very appreciative if you could send through a photo of your son’s Kindergarten photo (or their first day of Kindergarten, or similar), as this will form part of the presentation.

Please email your labelled photo to liturgy@waverley.nsw.edu.au by no later than Friday Week 5. Picture format as a jpeg or png files would be preferred. Please do not send through pdf files.

Thank you.

 

Mr Steve Ghattas

Assistant Director of Identity & Student Formation

E: sghattas@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Summer Co-Curricular Sport

The weather gods have been looking after us each weekend, and it is going to be the same for tomorrow’s games. It has been a great start to the season, and I wish all teams the best of luck as we approach the halfway mark of the Term 4 season of summer sport.

Please click the button below, to ensure you are up to date with fixtures and venue maps for Round 9 (Saturday, 29 October). Keep a close eye on the Waverley College app for any further adjustments due to weather conditions or ground closures.

Fixtures and Venue Maps

NSWCIS Athletics Championships

Last Thursday, Charlie Carrano competed in the NSW State Athletics Championships for the CIS in the 100 metres. We are delighted to announce that Charlie made the semi-final and is now ranked 13th in the State. Congratulations, Charlie, on this outstanding achievement.

Charles Carrano - NSWCIS Athletics

Congratulations, Charles Carrano – NSWCIS Athletics

PSSA State Cricket Championships

Henry Walker (Year 6) recently successfully competed at the PSSA State Cricket Championships in Dubbo. Playing for NSW Combined Independent Schools, Henry’s team was undefeated till the semi finals where they lost a nail-biting match to the eventual gold medallists, Sydney North.

Henry’s strong batting and fielding performances had State selectors watching him in each game and from numerous accounts, just narrowly missed out on the coveted number 3 batting position in the NSW side. But more importantly, Henry and his team came away with the bronze medal, new mates and lots of good memories.

He is now excited about playing Cricket for Waverley College, his Club and Rep teams. A massive congratulations to Henry and the team for their achievements; the future is bright and we look forward to seeing Henry’s development.

Henry Walker - CIS Cricket

Congratulations, Henry Walker – CIS Cricket

 

Mr Jack Wachtel

Assistant Director of Co-curricular (Years 5-8)

E: jwachtel@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Home Learning – Week 4

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*No Home Learning Wednesday, 2 November – Staff Meeting 

If your son is unable to attend, please email the College at nzivanovic@waverley.nsw.edu.au or call reception.

Learning Hub

Learning Hub

Promoting Books to Peers via iMovies or iTrailers 

This term, the students will be promoting one of their favourite books read to date with their peers, by creating a book trailer using iMovie or iTrailer. 

This task not only helps students think critically and creatively to produce a book trailer, but allows them to become more technically literate using iMovie or iTrailer. 

The aim of this project is for students to find new reading material that their peers recommend. 

Jacob Pelletier and Jack Burrows

Jacob Pelletier and Jack Burrows

Ollie Baskus

Ollie Baskus

Home Tip To Encourage Reading at Home

The holidays are fast approaching and it is essential to continue to encourage your sons to read at home. Modelling reading at home is so important! Carve out time every day for family reading time. This can be a short time (15-20 minutes) where everyone in the family stops what they are doing and reads. It can be anything from a book, newspaper article, or magazine to a cookbook.

Children who see the important people in their lives reading will want to read even more. 

Important Note: Current Year 5 students will be permitted to borrow books for the Christmas holidays. 

Book Suggestions Box 

Alex Jacques (Year 6) is the brains behind this simple idea, that has worked a treat over the last two terms. Students are encouraged to add titles of books to the Suggestion Box. Once there are 10-20 suggestions, books are ordered. This gives students a voice on what they would like to read.

If you son would like to read a book that is not in the Learning Hub, encourage him to add it to the ‘Book Ideas Box.’

I have seen an increase in reading when students select their own texts. 

Alex Jacques and Harry Demetrios - Book Ideas

Alex Jacques and Harry Demetrios – Book Ideas

Happy readers receiving their book orders from the ‘Book Ideas Box' - James Draper and George Alexandratos

Happy readers receiving their book orders from the ‘Book Ideas Box’ – James Draper and George Alexandratos

 

Ms Natasha Zivanovic 

Literacy & Innovation Teacher

E: nzivanovic@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


News From Year 6 Orange and Teacher Mr Tom Olds

In Geography this semester, we are learning how to execute Geographical skills such as mapping, fieldwork, interpreting graphs and statistics, analysing and creating a variety of visual representations. We will practise and master these skills by learning about content that asks us to reflect upon similarities, differences and the importance of intercultural understanding in countries, particularly those in Asia and the G20. Our aim of the unit is for students to discover how they can become global citizens. 

In preparation for their major assignment for Geography this term, the gentlemen in 6 Orange conducted a quick research task, comparing Australia to an Asian country of their choosing, and then presented their findings in a visual presentation to place on our walls for inspiration.

The information presented was on a range of topics such as geographical location, size/population, major imports/exports, languages spoken, Indigenous peoples, government systems etc. 

Below are a few of the completed research tasks:

Daniel Roach

Daniel Roach

Darcy Kidd

Darcy Kidd

Dean Leonstinis

Dean Leonstinis

Jack Curtis

Jack Curtis

Maison Retif

Maison Retif

 

Mr Tom Olds

Classroom Teacher 6 Orange

E: tolds@waverley.nsw.edu.au

Diary Dates

Please find below key event dates you need to be aware of for the Junior School in Term 4. For all of the College events, please refer to the College calendar. 

October

November

December

 


Today we had the pleasure of Reese Araujo leading the Junior School as the Director. Reese won this privilege through his incredible fundraising efforts at our Junior School Fun Run.

Our day began with an Assembly, where the teachers faced off in a game of Three Second Rule – Congratulations to Mr Steve Ghattas who received two release periods for taking out the competition. 

The students enjoyed being able to wear mufti, which included some very colourful costumes. An ice block, a free period, and a session where they wrote kind affirmations to teachers, all contributed to making it such a great day. 

Probably the biggest decision Reese made was No Homework – Week 3. I have to say, this was probably one of his most popular calls on the day! 

*There will be no Home Learning Club in Week 3.

 

Reese Araujo

Director of Junior School 

 


Curriculum News

Welcome back to Term 4. I hope everyone had a wonderful and restful break. We have a very full and busy term ahead, which will include being able to celebrate your son’s academic achievements. This is also an important term with Semester 2 reports going home towards the end of term.

We will continue to motivate our students to keep working hard to achieve their goals, and to reach their full learning potential. Our students will be very busy with Summer sports starting, so it is important that you help your sons manage their time, and plan the week ahead to incorporate a balanced approach to training, home learning and assignments. 

Below is the Curriculum Overview for Term 4. You will be able to see what your son will be learning in the classroom. It is clearly set out so that you can see the subject and the topics being taught across the curriculum. 

2022 Year 5 Curriculum Overview

2022 Year 6 Curriculum Overview

 

Ms Gabrielle Bransby

Assistant Director of Junior School/Curriculum

E: gbranby@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Year 6 Graduation – Friday, 25 November 2022 – Save the Date!

Year 6 2022 Graduation Invitation

Request for Photos Please

As part of the Year 6 Graduation, I will be putting together a slideshow presentation. I would be very appreciative if you could send through a photo of your son’s Kindergarten photo (or their first day of Kindergarten, or similar), as this will form part of the presentation.

Please email your labelled photo to liturgy@waverley.nsw.edu.au by no later than Friday Week 5. Picture format as a jpeg or png files would be preferred. Please do not send through pdf files.

Thank you.

 

Mr Steve Ghattas

Assistant Director of Identity & Student Formation

E: sghattas@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Summer Co-Curricular Sport

It was a picturesque day for our first round of Term 4 Summer sport last Saturday. Thank you to all parents who took on board the parent support announcement, it was wonderful to see and hear the amount of support given to our coaches. It was equally pleasing to see our students running around enjoying themselves, with zero chance of weather interruptions and ground closures. 

Please click the button below to ensure you are up to date with fixtures and venue maps for Round 8 (Saturday, 22 October). Keep a close eye on the Waverley College app for any further adjustments due to weather conditions or ground closures.

Sporting Fixtures and Venue Maps

External Sporting Achievements

Wizards Basketball team

Congratulations to the Wizards Basketball team who were runners up in the grand final for Easts Basketball League 12A’s Season 3 2022, which was played on the last weekend of school/first weekend of the holidays.

Congratulations, Wizards Basketball Team

Congratulations, Wizards Basketball Team: Hugo Murphy, Charlie Gibbins, Ben Fernandez, Nico Peshos, Max Tuffs, Max Malley, Henry O’Donnell, Levi Dunbavin

Junior Australian Oztag Championships

Congratulations to Kalan Fisher, Hunter Leondis and Jackson MacAskill for representing the East Coast Orcas at the Junior Australian Oztag Championships in Coffs Harbour. The boys played 7 games over 3 days, making it to the Quarter Finals.

Junior Australian Oztag Championships

Junior Australian Oztag Championships

 

Mr Jack Wachtel

Assistant Director of Co-curricular (Years 5-8)

E: jwachtel@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


News from 6 Indigo and Mr Ghattas

English

This term in English our topic is ‘Life is an Adventure.’ Throughout this Unit, the students will be immersing themselves in a variety of short stories across all different media, from written texts to stop motion films.

The students have already shared funny and scary experiences in their own lives, from encounters with sharks and stingrays, to adventures and mishaps whilst away overseas.

They moved on to reading short texts from various authors, worked in pairs to create their own short stories, and combined that with an illustration to match. I look forward to seeing their own stop motion animations that they will create towards the end of the term.

A Short Story by Jonah Nioplias and Ben Fernandes

Hi, My name is Jonah. Jonah Fernandes. And my dog, Bijúzz, has taken my sock. She does this all the time. I am currently chasing her up and down the hallway of my house, absolutely exhausted and fed up with it.

I felt like I was about to pass out and suddenly I stepped in something wet, sticky and chunky. It had a familiar stench of leftover barbecue from last night. It was VOMIT!! With my sock in it. I looked around and Bijúzz was nowhere to be seen, then suddenly I saw her sitting in my bedroom gnawing on my mum’s brand new, fresh out of the box, 100 billion dollar Gucci high heels! 

OH NO! I thought to myself. OH NO! OH NO! OH NO! I ran up to her and “Bijúzz!” I yelled, ripping the shoe out of her mouth. After I had taken the shoe out of her mouth, they had been covered and saturated in dog slobber and dug in with teeth marks. There was only one solution to this unfixable problem. It had to be the… Reverse Bot 2000! It had been sitting under the stairs collecting dust, so today was the right time to use it. Once I had opened the door, its eyes lit up in all its glory, waiting for this moment for an eternity. By a simple click of a button the machine reversed back all the way to five minutes ago.

I had sped up into my mum’s room and grabbed the heels. Bijúzz was right behind my tail ready to intercept them. I had made a tumble roll and had the heels in my grasp. I had got them! But then, I heard the creak of my house’s front door open. The only way to act this out was to- “Hi, darling. Why are you wearing my new heels?” 

“I was just playing dress up.” “Ok. They look nice on you.” “Thanks, mum.”  

Short story illustration

Bijuzz

Science

The culmination of 6 Indigo’s Science unit on ‘Sustainable Citizens’ was to design and create a game for a younger person. All students were engaged throughout the design process and finally got the chance to put their games into action.

A lot of excitement could be seen and heard as they challenged each other to friendly competition. Well done to all boys on completing this project with the notion of using recycled materials at the forefront of their design. 

Science

Science

Science

Science

 

Mr Steve Ghattas

Classroom Teacher 6 Indigo

E: sghattas@waverley.nsw.edu.au

Diary Dates

Please find below key event dates you need to be aware of for the Junior School in Term 4. For all of the College events, please refer to the College calendar. 

October

November

December

Welcome back, I hope you all had an enjoyable break with your boys and they are ready for another exciting term.

ICAS Assessments

Congratulations to all the students who participated in ICAS Assessments. A special congratulations to the following students who received a credit or above in Writing.

Year 6

Year 5 

Mental Health Sessions at the Junior School

“And sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I have found no language to describe them” Jane Austen, 1811

At the Junior School, every term we allocate two periods in each class dedicated to teaching our students about mental health. These sessions are facilitated by our two Junior School psychologists, Dawn and Alex. 

Adolescence fundamentally comes with vulnerabilities, and by increasing a child’s knowledge, understanding and awareness on all matters of mental health and mental wellness, helps children foster positive communication and social skills, emotional connectedness, and builds resilience, to better prepare children to overcome adversities. 

With greater learning comes greater control and predictability, factors that help prevent persistent or pervasive feelings of anxiety, anger or other challenging emotions. The mental health sessions incorporate psycho-educations, interactive play, and visual and tactile activities to better facilitate learning and retention.

Sessions covered throughout Year 5 and Year 6 

 

Ms Gabrielle Smith

Director of the Junior School

E: gsmith@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Year 6 Graduation – Friday, 25 November 2022 – Save the Date!

Year 6 2022 Graduation Invitation

Request for Photos Please

As part of the Year 6 Graduation, I will be putting together a slideshow presentation. I would be very appreciative if you could send through a photo of your son’s Kindergarten photo (or their first day of Kindergarten, or similar), as this will form part of the presentation. 

Please email your labelled photo to liturgy@waverley.nsw.edu.au by no later than Friday Week 5. Picture format as a jpeg or png files would be preferred. Please do not send through pdf files.

Thank you.

 

Mr Steve Ghattas

Assistant Director of Identity & Student Formation

E: sghattas@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Summer Co-Curricular Sport and Extra Co-Curricular

Summer Co-Curricular

Welcome back to the Summer Co-Curricular season and the final six rounds of Summer sport for this year. I hope all families had an enjoyable and restful holiday break. It has been great seeing teams get back into training this week in preparation for Round 7 tomorrow, Saturday, 15 October. 

Please click the button below to ensure you are up to date with fixtures and venue maps for Round 7 (Saturday, 15 October). Please keep a close eye on the Waverley College app for any further adjustments due to weather conditions or ground closures.

Fixtures and Venue Maps

Extra Co-Curricular

Innovation Club, HipHop Dance and Judo will all be recommencing from next week, Monday Week 2. We’re excited for each activity to be getting started again after such a great Term 3.

All session days and times will operate as normal, but there will be adjustments to Judo for Term 4. Ms Tweedie will be on leave for three weeks, beginning Week 3. The College is currently seeking a replacement teacher, and families will be informed about who that will be, or if Judo needs to be cancelled.

Parent Involvement and Support (Saturday sport)

The College does its absolute best to secure experienced coaches each season, and we are very fortunate to have Waverley staff, Old Boys and external coaches coaching our students. Having received some feedback from parents, our coaches sometimes require more support on Saturdays. This support is needed with set up, warm ups and general team management assistance.

As I am not able to support all teams each week, I am inviting parents/carers to take on the role of supporting their son’s coach, if they’re needing it. All coaches have been informed about this. If you are able to take on this role, please inform your son’s coach. I know all coaches are very appreciative of this, but we ask that you please adhere to the following guidelines:

CIS Athletics

I would like to congratulate the following students who competed at the CIS Athletics Carnival at the end of Term 3: Charles Carrano, Oliver Burke, Louis Coleman, Vaidas Levi and Lukas Pendleton.

There were some amazing results from the day, with the opportunity to represent Waverley College and IPSHA at the highest level. 

Results 

10 Years

11 Years

12-13 Years

A massive congratulations to these students, who will no doubt be taking a lot of experience away from these events.

EPC Open Tennis Event

Currently, Tennis is the only sport for which we do not have a properly modified format for the adult game in which IPSHA students of any ability can play. Over the past two years, IPSHA have been consulting with professionals within the game of Tennis, as they refined a format to suit the needs of IPSHA.

They are pleased to report that there has been significant progress made, and demonstration tournaments of the new game format and associated App are being staged. 

There is a tournament being held on Sunday, 16 October at Queenwood Tennis Centre, 1110 Oxford Falls Road, Oxford Falls.

Please feel free to attend and witness the format in action.

Open EPC Junior Tennis

 

Mr Jack Wachtel

Assistant Director Co-curricular (Years 5-8)

E: jwachtel@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 


Week 2 Home Learning 

Register for Home Learning

If your son is unable to attend, please email nzivanovic@waverley.nsw.edu.au or call reception.

Happenings in the Last Week of Term 3

Drawing Club

Drawing Club is not just about art! It is a place where the boys talk about their hobbies, likes and dislikes. Our last drawing session for Term 3 was inspired by Finn Doble’s free choice art. The boys were inspired by his work, creating their own Nike Air Jordan sneakers and unique colourway. 

Finn Doble

Finn Doble

Finn Doble

Finn Doble

Drawing Club

Drawing Club

Debating Showcase

The students were fortunate to have the opportunity to watch a formal debate in the last week of Term 3. 

This was a wonderful way to inspire and get the boys thinking about ‘Debating.’ 

The showcase aimed to allow students to have a better understanding of a formal debate. 

James Peate and Nick Zanapalis (Year 9 Debating Mentors) adjudicated the debate, and also gave the Year 6 students an insight into Debating in the Senior School. 

I look forward to working with a new group of students in the new year. Details about the tryouts will be released in Term 1, 2023. 

JS Debating Showcase

JS Debating Showcase

 

Ms Natasha Zivanovic

Literacy & Innovation Teacher

E: nzivanovic@waverley.nsw.edu.au

A reminder for those who have not already done so, that payment for the Term 1 2023 School Fees is due today, Friday 14 October 2022.

As per the updated conditions of enrolment and as indicated on the College website from 2023, for all Years 5 and 7 enrolments, Term 1 tuition fees are charged in Term 4, in the year prior.

For those families with Edstart, please ensure you have emailed your statement through to contact@edstart.com.au

Please contact schoolfees@waverley.nsw.edu.au should you have any queries.

Thank you.

Waverley College Finance Team