Year 10 Visual Arts students will have the opportunity to develop their skills in charcoal, ink, and watercolour mediums over two half-day incursions with renowned visual artist, Tania Mason. Students will attend the two-morning incursions in C12 art room.
When: Workshop 1: Charcoal and Ink. Friday, 21 July 2023, 8:45am – 12:55pm and Workshop 2: Watercolour paint. Tuesday, 25 July 2023, 8:45am – 12:55pm.
Where: C12 Art room. Students will meet outside C12 at the beginning of the day.
Clothing: Students are to be in full school uniform.
Food and Drink: Students are to pack their own lunch or buy from the canteen.
Parent/Carer Permission: Parent/carer permission is required.
*Please respond to the notification in the Parent Lounge no later than Thursday, 15 June 2023.
Dear Parents and Carers
Please click the button below to view the invitation that was sent to students earlier this week regarding the Year 10 Dinner Dance.
Click here to view the Year 10 Dinner Dance invitation and to RSVP
Students in Year 10 Applied Philosophy and Year 11 Extension English will attend the Sydney Writers’ Festival on Wednesday, 24 May 2023.
This will be an all day event, in full school uniform. Boys are to bring food and water for the day. The event is located at Carriageworks in Redfern.
Boys will need to bring an OPAL card for use on the train, to and from the venue.
We will leave from the College at 8:30am, returning at 3:15pm.
*Please respond to the parent/carer permission notification in the Parent Lounge as soon as possible.
Click here to view information about the 2023 Sydney Writers' Festival
Click here to view information about the 2023 Sydney Writers' Festival student sessions
An invitation containing all the details will be sent out to Year 10 at the beginning of Week 4.
Dear Parents and Carers
On Wednesday, 10 May, Year 10 students will be participating in the Academic Assessment Services (Allwell) Test during Periods 1-4. This is a mandatory test and you may remember that all students sat a similar test in Year 8.
This test forms a key part of Waverley College effectively and consistently measuring the academic growth of all students. When combined with the NAPLAN data, the College will have six years of data measurement to provide feedback to you regarding your son.
We also use this data in a variety of ways to improve the delivery of curriculum within the College, and to add to the information in Year 10 that we use to support your son with the Subject Selection process.
After the testing day you will be provided with a written report, summarising your son’s results. These results will be returned to the College a few weeks after the testing date.
There is no course material to study prior to the day. It is a measurement, similar to NAPLAN, to give the College a picture of how your son is progressing during Year 10. It is vitally important on the day for your son to try his best, read the instructions carefully, and use every minute to maximum effect.
There will be another day allocated to enable students to complete the test if they are away.
Date: Wednesday, 10 May 2023
8:45am – Start Session 1
10:45am – Recess Break
11:05am – Start Session 2
12:30pm – Finish
Venue: Brother J P Lacey Gymnasium
On the Day:
Year 10 students and their parents/carers are invited to attend Year 10 Information Evening events at the University of Sydney.
Students will have the opportunity to speak with experts about subject selection, applying for university, ATARs and course options – please have questions ready.
University staff, current University of Sydney students and UAC representatives will walk students through all the relevant information they need for Year 10, all the way through to the time they complete their final exams and lock in their university choices.
Places are limited, so register as soon as possible to avoid missing out!
The following table shows the dates for the 2023 School Vaccination Program.
|Year 7 – HPV Dose 1 + dTpa||Year 10 – MenACWY||Year 7 – HPV Dose 2|
|Wednesday, 1 March 2023||Monday, 5 June 2023||Tuesday, 19 September 2023|
Please be reminded that these clinics are run by the NSW Health Local Area Public Health Service. Parents/carers are more than welcome to email the Health Centre for any questions or enquiries about the vaccination days, however we do not have access to your child’s vaccination status. This can be found at the Australian Immunisation Record (AIR).
Parents/carers can refer to the Australian Immunisation Record (AIR) to check outstanding vaccines. The parent/carer is required to notify the school if their child has completed their course elsewhere to avoid any potential vaccination errors. Parents/carers can also withdraw up to 24 hours before a clinic if they have provided consent online. If the withdrawal of consent is within 24 hours of the clinic date, the parent/carer must notify the school directly.
Please note that the first clinic of 2023 was run on 1 March. This was for Year 7 HPV 1st dose and dTpa. If your child is in Year 7 and they were not at school or missed the vaccination because you did not complete the online consent form, then they will have a chance to be vaccinated in one of the next two clinics. Please ensure you have completed the online consent form before the clinic dates. Instructions on how to do this are in the previous Nurrunga article about Vaccination Consent Online.
If your child is in Year 7 or Year 10 this year, you can now provide online consent for their routine school vaccinations.
In Year 7, students are offered free vaccines for diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (dTpa) and human papillomavirus (HPV). In Year 10, students are offered the meningococcal ACWY vaccine.
Vaccination will only be provided at school if consent has been received.
1. To complete online consent for your child’s school vaccinations, visit: https://nswhealth.service-now.com/school
2. Follow the steps to log in to your existing ServiceNSW account. This is the same account you may already use to renew your driver’s licence. If you don’t have a ServiceNSW account, refer to ServiceNSW to create one.
3. Update or confirm your personal details in ServiceNSW as required.
4. Complete the School Vaccination Consent Form for your child/ren. You will need to:
a) Enter your child’s personal details
b) Provide the Medicare card details for you and your child
c) Read the linked Parent Information Sheet and privacy statement
d) Provide consent
If you or your child do not have a Medicare card, consent can still be provided by requesting a paper-based consent form directly from your child’s school.
easily update your child’s details
receive SMS and/or email notifications when vaccinations are given
faster upload of vaccination records to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)
For more information on routine school vaccinations, please visit: www.health.nsw.gov.au/schoolvaccination
If you require information in your language, please visit: www.health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation/Pages/school_vaccination_language.aspx
Dear Parents and Carers
The Years 7-10 Parent / Teacher / Student Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 26 April from 8:30am – 6:30pm.
*The booking system will be opened from Monday, 3 April at 5pm and close on Monday, 24 April at 5pm.
Please ensure you book your appointment during this time frame as we will be unable to open the bookings once closed. Bookings will be made via the TASS Parent Lounge.
The interviews will run in two sessions:
Zoom codes will be sent out prior to the session. The instructional video below has been provided to assist you with accessing the Zoom platform – Connecting to a Waverley College Zoom Parent Interview.
Click here to view the instructional video
You may choose to book your appointments during the face-to-face session or the Zoom session, or you may consider a mixture.
In order to have staff available to as many families as possible, interviews will be of five minutes duration. To make the process as efficient as possible and to minimise lost time, we ask that you don’t make consecutive bookings and leave at least a five minute gap between your bookings to allow time to move between meetings with the teachers.
Please ensure that you make bookings with your son’s main teacher in instances where one period is taken by another teacher.
The link to the Parent Lounge is below.
user id = email address
password = if you cannot remember your password you can reset by selecting ‘forgot password’
If you have any technical issues with using the system then you should contact the IT Department on 9369 0784 or email iAssist@waverley.nsw.edu.au
Thank you for attending the online Year 10 Parent/ Student Information Evening held on Tuesday, 14 March. Key speakers went through important information on the subject selection process, information on post-school options and specific Year 10 wellbeing information.
Please find below a video of the recording of the evening in case you wish to review any of the items that we went through.
Students and parents/carers should also read through the Subject Requirements Booklet which was referenced in the session: Subject Requirements Booklet.
Click the button below to view this booklet.
Click here to view the Subject Requirements Booklet
We are seeking Expressions of Interest for an educational and cultural tour to India and Nepal in April 2024. The tour program will focus on aspects of Hinduism and a walk in the footsteps of the Buddha from a Studies of Religion perspective.
The geographical focus will include case studies of urban environments, population demographics, megacities, the impact of tourism and fragile ecosystems. It is anticipated that the tour will include New Delhi, the Taj Mahal, Rajasthan, Varanasi and Kathmandu with an immersive experience in an EREA school.
The tour is open to Waverley College students currently in Years 9, 10 and 11.
To indicate your expression of interest, please click the button below to complete the Google Form.
Click here to indicate your expression of interest
Please contact Ms Martina Cooper or Mr Adam Wallington.
There will be an Information Night early in Term 2 to provide further details.
On Wednesday, 22 March, a group of 21 Year 10 Students will be representing Waverley College in the 2023 Science and Engineering Challenge at Sydney Olympic Park. Students will compete in various challenges that align with the career profiles of a range of scientists and engineers.
Click here to view the brief about each challenge
Meet at: 7:30am in the Centenary Quad
Transport: A bus will transport students to and from the venue
Wear: Full College uniform
Bring: Food and water, calculator, pen, pencil, ruler, rubber
Return: to Waverley College at approximately 4pm
Permission note: Found in the Parent Lounge
We wish the students the best of luck!