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Year 12 Drama students are required to attend 3 whole-day incursions in the PAC to ready them for both their IP and GP Trials, and their HSC practical exams. These HSC practical exams comprise 60% of the boys’ external mark. In the lead up to the examinations we are providing the boys with compulsory workshops with outside Drama practitioners in addition to full-time Drama staff.

 

Date: Monday 24/06/24
Assemble Location: PAC Foyer
Dismissal Details: After P6
Uniform Expectations: PE Uniform
Missed Classes: P1 to P6
Lunch: Bring own or use cafeteria
Cadets: As usual
Cost: $183 (this will be added to your account)

As part of their Drama studies, Y9 and 10 Drama students are required to attend a performance of the influential play, Stolen by Jane Harrison. This will be presented at STC’s Wharf 1 Theatre at Walsh Bay. Students will later submit a review as part of their school assessment.

 

Date: 25/06/24
Assemble Location: PAC Foyer (for briefing and roll call)
Travel Details: Chartered Bus or Minibus
Dismissal Details: Back to Waverley for P6
Uniform Expectations: Full school uniform
Missed Classes: P1 to P5
Lunch: Bring own lunch (in a small bag)
Cadets: n/a
Cost: $80 (this will be added to your account)

Thank you to the parents, friends and families for their unwavering support over the past 18 months of preparation for the European Music Tour.  The students will have the opportunity to perform in some of the most iconic performance venues in Europe as they travel across Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Italy and Switzerland.

We would like to acknowledge the generosity of our Music Supporter’s Group along with Sponsors for the evening: Technical Audio Group – Audio Technica, RAWBar, Turramurra Music, Sax & Woodwind, Jams Catering.

The raffle prize winners are listed below.

RAFFLE TICKET WINNERS 6 JUNE 2024
Prize Winner
1 Audio Technica Turntable – 1 with Headphones William Elliott
2 Audio Technica Turntable Tim Owen
3 METERS Connect Headphones donated by Turramurra Music Sophie Smith
4 Katoh Classical Guitar George Ellis
5 Audio Technica Headphones Mary Knapman
6 Audio Technica Headphones Angela Borek
7 Audio Technica Headphones Zayn Khatib
8 RAW Bar Dinner Voucher & Sake Ziggy Aris
9 Verona & Music Stand donated by Sax & Woodwind Rhonda Maher

Mrs Keiran Kossenberg

Performing Arts Centre Coordinator

kkossenberg@waverley.nsw.edu.au

Waverley’s school production of Tartuffe is getting very close and the cast are gearing up for the show.

Tartuffe is a comedy that tells the story of Orgon, a man who has everything: money, power and a beautiful family. But lately he’s been questioning the point of it all and invites the ‘virtuous’ Tartuffe into his perfect household. A whirlwind of deception and seduction is unleashed that will threaten everything!

Updated from the original classical French play, this version is set against the conspicuous consumption of 1980s Sydney: big cars, big shoulders and big hair. Then there’s the music!

Starring students from Waverley, Ascham and St Clare’s, this production promises to be a comic rollercoaster!

Tickets for Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 June are on sale now through the school events page HERE.

Book now!  

Tartuffe Poster

On Friday, 17 May 2024, our Year 11 Visual Design students attended the National Art School, Darlinghurst for an intensive workshop on Ceramics.

Students participated in a wheel throwing workshop facilitated by an experienced National Art School artist and explored the basic structures, movements, and techniques of wheel throwing.

Students created cups, mugs, bowls and plates and also learnt about future pathways in Fine Arts and Ceramics in a Fine Arts School. 

Year 11 National Art School visit

Year 11 National Art School visit

This aligns with their Term 2 Unit of Work – Form vs Function – where students are learning Ceramics and creating tableware (cup, bowl and plate). Our students had such a wonderful day and brought beautifully made pieces of tableware back to school.

Year 11 National Art School visit

Year 11 National Art School visit

Year 11 Design & Technology students recently travelled to the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct to attend seminars and see the ‘SHAPE’ Exhibition. This exhibition displays students’ exemplary 2023 HSC major projects from Design and Technology, Industrial Technology and Textiles and Design.

Senior marker and guest speaker Ms Wagner spoke to students about what markers are looking for in their Major Design Project (MDP) and folio. She discussed the marking guidelines through examples of student work, and provided advice on choosing a Major Design Project. 

In our second seminar, students heard from and engaged with industry professional, Sydney-based Product Designer Zachary Hanna. Zachary spoke about his education at UTS, travelling to work in Milan and his passion for furniture and lighting. Zachary has worked in numerous design consultancies, winning numerous awards. 

After the seminars, students had time to unpack what they had learnt, examine the range of different projects, view the works closely and read sections of the exhibited design folio. The opportunity to engage with markers and industry professionals at the exhibition was a great experience for Waverley College Students. 

 

It is with great excitement that our 2023 Visual Art student Luka Zonich’s selected artwork ‘What Would Pa Do?’ will be on exhibition for ARTEXPRESS at the Ngununggala (Southern Highlands) Art Gallery. Opening Night will be on Saturday, 25 May 2024, and the exhibition will be open from 18 May – 30 June and is a free event.

Luka’s artwork was inspired by Reg Mombassa and is a visual chronicle of tales that his Pa has shared with Luka. Pa’s tales are a unique blend of wisdom and humour, with a touch of the extraordinary. They have been invaluable life lessons, as well as a nostalgic link to childhood and that time spent with family.

Within the art making process for the body of work, Luka explored Pa’s storytelling and narratives, subject matter that symbolises his home and heritage of New Zealand. The chosen colours and drawing style are representative of Pa’s humour and remarkable stories.

Learn more HERE.

 

We are thrilled to share exciting news about the Waverley Council and Walawaani Art project. As part of our commitment to reconciliation and fostering understanding and respect for Indigenous cultures, Walawaani has partnered with Waverley Council for an art project to create artworks and promotional banners for the council’s Reconciliation Week. Over the weekend, the flags were installed across parts of the Waverley local area. Key places of the flag are Campbell Parade, Bondi Junction and Birrell Street. 

Walawaani Reconciliation Week Flag

Image: courtesy Uncle Gene Ross

During this project, our students had the unique opportunity to work closely with local Indigenous artists and the Council to collaboratively create artworks that celebrate and honour Indigenous cultures and histories. This initiative not only allows our students to express their creativity but also provides them with a platform to learn about and engage with Indigenous perspectives and artistic traditions.

Walawaani Reconciliation Week Flag

Image: courtesy Uncle Gene Ross

From their artworks they created, key symbols from multiple artworks created the flag for Reconciliation Week. This flag will be hung in the local area for the next three weeks. 

Students’ artworks will be on exhibition at Waverley Library 28 July – 22 August 2024.

Walawaani Reconciliation Week Flag

Image: courtesy Uncle Gene Ross

Private music lessons are available to all students from Year 5 to Year 12. The College views the study of music as an essential part of each student’s development. Lessons are held in the Performing Arts Centre by external tutors on specific days and times.

Instruction is available on a large range of instruments, theory, voice and composition. Please click HERE to learn more.

Music Festival 2021

Piano

Drummer

Should you require any further assistance, please contact Mrs Kossenberg by email kkossenberg@waverley.nsw.edu.au or phone (02) 9369 0623.

 

Ms Keiran Kossenberg

Performing Arts Centre Coordinator

kkossenberg@waverley.nsw.edu.au

The 2024 European Music Tour Farewell Concert will be held on Thursday, 6 June 2024 at 6:30pm in the PAC Theatre.

The evening will showcase the repertoire of the European Music Tour group with performances from the Chamber Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Band, Choir and Concert Band.

The Music Supporter’s Group will be helping to make the evening memorable. They are looking for parent helpers for the evening to assist with set up and service. If you can lend a hand please contact Christina Leonard on E: pac_supporters@waverley.nsw.edu.au

Beverages, hot food and desserts will be available to purchase prior to the commencement of the Concert from 5:30pm.

Tickets can be purchased HERE.

We hope to see you there!

2024 European Music Tour Farewell Concert

Students are invited to enter the Waverley Youth Art Prize, 2024.

The Prize is open to everyone aged between 9-18, with the prize exploring the theme ‘Mysteries of the Deep’. Mysteries of the Deep is a theme which asks young artists of Sydney’s Eastern Beaches to create an artwork exploring the possibilities of underwater worlds. Broad artistic interpretation of this theme is encouraged.

Entrants may utilise ideas relating to popular culture, science fiction, sustainability, or something else. All mediums and interpretations are welcome.

Winners of the Youth Art Prize will receive a range of art materials to help with future creations while the winner of the senior section will receive a voucher for a week at the National Art School’s Summer School.

Applications must be submitted through the online portal before Friday, 24 May 2024. Artworks must be delivered to the Waverley Library on Friday, 24 May 2024.

Waverley Youth Art Prize poster