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As the Term and College year are now officially finished and with some students having been away over the last couple of weeks, the Book Hire Room will be open 8am-4pm, as well as a crate placed at the Senior School Reception from Monday, 5 December until Wednesday, 7 December for any outstanding textbooks that need to be returned.

Thank you so much for all your help and wishing everyone happy holidays!

One more week left until the end of the term and end of the school year. With all exams done and dusted, assessments handed in and the summer holidays just around the corner, it’s time for all textbooks and English novels to be returned to Book Hire!

As such, if everyone can please ensure that ALL their textbooks have been returned by no later than Wednesday, 30 November, that would be greatly appreciated.

Please note that Book Hire is open Monday-Thursday, 8am-4pm, with the library as the second drop off point if needed.

A HUGE thank you to all students who have been diligent and returned their books already :)


Service Week

As our Year 10 exams end, our Service Week from Monday, 21 – Thursday, 24 November is about to begin. Thank you to all our Year 10 students for taking up this wonderful service opportunity.

I look forward to seeing some of you over this time, and please make sure you thank the organisations for hosting you at the end of your experience.

Ms Maakrun and I are very proud of you, and look forward to hearing all about your experiences at the Reflection Day.

Reflection Day

Please note, our Reflection Day will occur on Friday, 25 November. All students are to wear their PE uniform on this day.

Students are to meet in the Chapel at 8:45am. We will then move to Centennial Park for the day.

Please bring a pen, your own recess and water bottle.

A BBQ lunch and drink will be provided.

The day will finish at 3:15pm and students will be dismissed by their Heads of House from Centennial Park.

In the event of wet weather, we will hold the Reflection Day at Waverley College.

Stained Glass Window in the Chapel

Stained Glass Window in the College Chapel

Reflection Mass and Supper

The Reflection Mass will start at 5:30pm in the Chapel. Attendance by students is COMPULSORY and we look forward to welcoming as many parents/carers as possible to join us for the Mass.

*Students MUST wear their PE uniform to the Reflection Mass and normal College rules apply to haircuts and tidy appearance.

Supper will be provided in the Centenary Quad immediately after the Mass.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the service experiences that the Year 10 cohort were privileged to participate in, and to debrief as they finish up their year.

We look forward to seeing everyone there.


Ms Sue Walsh

Director of Identity & Student Formation

Thank you to all those parents/carers and students who were able to attend our 2023 Immersion Information Night on Tuesday.

For all those who are interested, but were unable to attend, everyone should have received a summary of the information.

Please note the closing date for applications is Monday, 21 November.

If you missed this important Information Night, you can learn about costing, expected itineraries, and also view the videos and information given on the night, by clicking the button below.

2023 Immersions Information

I look forward to having students take up these life-changing experiences.


Ms Sue Walsh

Director of Identity & Student Formation

From 2020, students in NSW will need to meet a minimum standard of literacy and numeracy to receive the Higher School Certificate.

Students will have a number of opportunities to meet the HSC minimum standard from Year 10 until a few years after completing their Higher School Certificate. 

Students will demonstrate they have achieved the minimum standards by completing three online tests. These online tests are 45-minutes long each, and may include:

For students who did not sit the tests in the first opportunity earlier this year, there will be a re-sit towards the Yearly Examination period. 

A separate communication will be sent to students, however students must bring a fully-charged laptop and a pen to the testing.

For further information, please see the HSC Minimum Standard Information on the NESA website by clicking on the button below.

HSC Minimum Standard Information

If you have any queries, please contact Ms Lynsey Porter, Director of Curriculum.

With the beginning of the HSC year now having begun for Year 11/12 students (and Year 10 approaching senior study), InspirationED would like to share some free live-streamed webinars taking place on Sunday, 13 November.

Designed for both students and parents/carers in Years 10 and 11, the webinars will be delivered by qualified counsellors and senior HSC markers to address the following topics:

Register Now!

Can’t Make the Live Session?

For those who cannot make the live sessions, we will share the recordings as on-demand videos for all registrations.

Further Information

If you require any further information, please call 1300 677 336.

The time of exams is upon us, which means that the Year 10 textbooks are now due.

As we are aware, there is a tight window between the exams and Service Week, therefore if you can please ensure that all textbooks are returned to the Book Hire room or Library, before or straight after the exams, that would be greatly appreciated.

The Book Hire room is open Monday-Thursday, 8am-4pm.

Best of luck to all in the exams and thank you for all your help!


Current Parents/Carers and Students of Years 9 and 10, are invited to an Immersion Information Night on Tuesday, 15 November in the PAC, starting at 6pm, if they are interested in participating in any Immersions in 2023.

At the moment, we are currently organising immersions for Timor-Leste, Fiji and Red Earth Cape York. All information regarding costing and expected itineraries, will be discussed on the night.

These wonderful formation opportunities are a privilege to be part of, as we work to build relationships with the communities we visit. As such, places will be limited, and students will need to undergo an interview process for selection.

I look forward to having students take up these life-changing experiences and hope to see you there.


Ms Sue Walsh

Director of Identity & Student Formation

Please find outlined below, an overview of the program for Year 10 that runs from Week 5 to the end of Term 4, 2022.  

Weeks 5 and 6 – Examination Weeks

Examination Timetable

Week 7 – Service Week

Students will take part in their arranged Service week activities from Monday, 21 – Thursday, 24 November. On Friday, 25 November the students will take part in a Reflection Day at Centennial Park, and will conclude with a Mass in the College Chapel at 5:30pm followed by a supper. Further details will be sent out in the coming weeks. 

Week 8 – Presentation Day

Year 10 classes will have concluded, so students will only be required at College for the Presentation Day. Further details will be shared nearer to the time.

Given that many exciting things are scheduled for our Year 10 students – exams, service weeks and activity days, we kindly ask that all their textbooks are returned to Book Hire promptly.

If students can please ensure that they return their textbooks upon completion of their exams, that would be greatly appreciated.

Lastly, a friendly reminder that the Book Hire room is open Mondays to Thursdays 8am-4pm, however students are welcome to return their books on Fridays to the Senior library as an alternative.

Thank you in advance and wishing Year 10 best of luck for the upcoming exams!

With the beginning of the HSC year now having begun for Year 11 and 12 students (and Year 10 approaching senior study), InspirationED are offering free seminars at UTS and Macquarie University, in November this year.

Designed for both students and parents in Years 10 and 11, the seminars will be delivered by qualified counsellors and senior HSC markers to address the following topics:

Dates and Times

Spaces are strictly limited, so it is recommended that you secure your place as soon as possible.

Please click on the buttons below to download the flyer and/or to register on the website.

Download flyer


For further information, please call InspirationED 1300 677 336.


Ms Kath Knowles

Senior Studies & Careers Coordinator


In 2022, Year 10 MacBooks will be at the end of lease. Parents have been emailed with all the information needed to choose whether they wish to purchase and retain their son’s laptop, or return the unit.

The email also contains all the payment options for those purchasing. The nomination needs to be submitted by Friday, 28 October 2022. If no nomination is received by this date, it will be assumed that the unit is being returned.

New MacBooks will be issued to Year 10 the week commencing Monday, 31 October 2022. Electronic contracts have been emailed to parents and can be signed digitally.

If you have not received either of these emails, please contact iAssist who can re-issue.

iAssist are available Monday to Friday – 7:30am to 4:30pm. Email: