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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 :)

 

Congratulations to our Year 7 students – the first year of secondary school almost done and dusted!

Starting next week, Monday 21 November, all students are kindly asked to bring all their textbooks to school from home, and check their lockers, having them ready to return to Book Hire or are welcome to place them in the marked crates in the library.

Please note that all textbooks are due no later than Monday, 28 November.

Thank you to all students who have already started handing in their textbooks this week :)

Year 7 parents and carers are cordially invited to an evening ‘end of year’ drinks to celebrate the close of a wonderful College year.

Where: Coogee Pavilion Rooftop (enter via side door)

When: Wednesday, 30 November, from 6:30pm

Drinks and delicious food available to purchase.

RSVP Essential. Please RSVP via email to Claire McGaffney ASAP, as there is a maximum capacity of 100 guests.

Email: claire_abey@yahoo.com

St Clare’s College Waverley will host a Year 7 and 8 Dance on Friday, 25 November 2022.

Tickets to the Glow Disco are $15 and there will be a BBQ and other items for purchase.

Waverley College staff will assist with supervision, and the highest standards of behaviour are expected at all times.

Please book using the QR code on the poster.

Year 7 and 8 Dance

​​Each year since 1945, the Children’s Book Council of Australia has brought children and books together across Australia through CBCA Book Week. During this time, schools and public libraries spend one glorious week celebrating books and Australian children’s authors and illustrators. The theme this year is ‘Dreaming With Eyes Open.’

To celebrate Book Week, the Library is offering students of Year 7 a ‘Reader’s Pick.’ Students can either nominate their favourite book or a book that they would like to read. The Library will then purchase any nominated books that are not in the Library collection.

Email: librarystaff@waverley.nsw.edu.au

Phone: 02 9369 0639

 

Ms Sherri Falkinder

Librarian

E: sfalkinder@waverley.nsw.edu.au

We are delighted to announce that ICAS will return to Waverley College this year for Years 7-10 Science and English. We encourage you to consider entering your child for either ICAS assessment.

This fantastic assessment program allows students to challenge themselves and be recognised for their academic efforts. The assessment is now fully online in school time and sitting dates commence in Term 3.

How to Register and Pay

Please visit the link below before Monday, 1 August to register for either the English ICAS, Science ICAS or both!

You now pay for ICAS individually online.

>>> Click here to register and enter our unique school code FGF377 to make a direct payment to ICAS Assessments.

 

Ms Emily Pace and Ms Andrea Fernandez

Assistant Head of Science, Assistant Head of English

E: epace@waverley.nsw.edu.au

E: afernandez@waverley.nsw.edu.au

We are delighted to announce that ICAS will return to Waverley College this year for English and Science. We encourage you to consider entering your child for either ICAS assessment. This fantastic assessment program allows students to challenge themselves and be recognised for their academic efforts. The assessment is now fully online and sitting dates will commence in Term 3.

Please visit the link below to register for either the English ICAS, Science ICAS or both!

You now pay for ICAS individually online! To confirm your child’s participation, visit https://shop.icasassessments.com/pages/pps and enter our unique school code FGF377 to make a direct payment to ICAS Assessments.

Bookings will open during the school holidays for the Years 7-11 Parent/Teacher/ Student Interviews, to be held on Monday, 25 July from 8:30am – 6:30pm, face-to-face in our College Gymnasium.

You will be notified via email once the bookings become available. These will occur through the TASS Parent Lounge.

Bookings close on Wednesday, 20 July at 5pm. It will not be possible to open the bookings after that time, so please ensure that you access the system by this date.

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 kindly ask that you please:

How do I Login to the Parent Lounge?

Details on how to login to the Parent Lounge were sent to all parents in Term 1. The link to the parent lounge is below.

>>> Click here to view the Waverley College Parent Lounge.

user id = your Family ID

password = if you cannot remember your password, you can reset by selecting ‘forgot password’

Technical Issues? Need to confirm your Family ID?

Please email iAssist at iassist@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 

Mr Chris Soden

Assistant Director of Curriculum

E: csoden@waverley.nsw.edu.au

Please find in the link below, the half-yearly examination timetable that was sent to Year 7 students at the beginning of Week 3.

>>> Click here to view the YEAR 7 Semester 1 2022 Exam Timetable.

 

Mr Chris Soden

Assistant Director of Curriculum

E: csoden@waverley.nsw.edu.au

This is a reminder that the Online NAPLAN tests in writing, reading, conventions of language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy will run next week from 10 to 12 May 2022

The NAPLAN timetable can be accessed in the following links:

*It is also recommended that students reboot their laptops on the morning of a test, to minimise issues with the online portal.

Instructions

At the start of each test, students must line up in base classes in alphabetical order in the Centenary Quad.

Students must bring:

Excessive preparation for NAPLAN Online is not recommended. Students do not need to be able to touch type to complete NAPLAN Online as the tests are not about keyboard skills (just as the paper test is not about handwriting skills).

Students can use the public demonstration site below, to familiarise themselves with the types of questions and tools available in the NAPLAN Online tests.

>>> Click here to view this public demonstration site.

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding this practice test, please contact either Ms Lynsey Porter, Director of Curriculum, Ms Gabrielle Bransby, Assistant Director of Junior School/Curriculum, or Mr David Parnell, Head of Learning Support.

Additional resources

 

Ms Lynsey Porter

Director of Curriculum

E: lporter@waverley.nsw.edu.au

Are you a member of our Waverley College family who could spare a few hours to volunteer in our Senior School canteen?

Volunteering is a wonderful way to meet other community members. We’d love to have you!

We highly value the assistance of our volunteer workers, as it allows us to be more efficient in our services for students.

We warmly welcome all members of our community – mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, carers.

Lunch is provided for all volunteers on the day.

Required hours are 9:30am-2pm.

>>> Click here to indicate your availability and sign up!

 

Ms Nina Kormanyos

Senior Canteen Manager

E: nkormanyos@waverley.nsw.edu.au