With the end of the school year in sight, please note that all textbooks, across Years 7-12 are now overdue!
As such, we kindly ask that all students return any outstanding textbooks and English novels to Book Hire or drop them off in one of the marked green crates located in the library and main reception area, by Tuesday, 5 December (Presentation Day) at the latest.
*Please note that any outstanding textbooks will unfortunately have to be charged at the end of the year for a replacement copy, therefore if you have any questions at all, feel free to contact me by sending an email to email@example.com
Lastly, a very big thank you to all students who have already returned their books and wishing everyone the loveliest Christmas holidays spent surrounded by your loved ones :)
Ms Tamara Bliznjakovic
Library Technician – Book Hire
Firstly, a big congratulations to all our Year 7 students on completing their exams! YAY!
Given that all exams are done and the end of school year is in sight, textbooks issued to you at the beginning of the year, as well as English novels that you were given throughout the school year, are now due for return.
Starting next week, during certain classes, students will be coming down to book hire for returns, therefore if you can please ensure that they bring them from home, that would be greatly appreciated.
If they are away on that scheduled day, not to fret, as they are always welcome to drop the books off to Book Hire when back, or leave their books in the marked green crates in the library or main reception.
*Book Hire opening hours are Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm.
Any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out via the email provided.
Thank you for your help!
Join us for our Junior Pre Season Rugby Training in Term 4. This training is open for all Rugby players from Years 7-9. The focus for this will be on improving attacking, defensive and breakdown skills along with conditioning.
The sessions began on Monday, 16 October 2023 and will run throughout Term 4. Sessions will run from 6:45am-8am at Waverley Park. Please note that this is an additional session and thereby summer sport training sessions will take preference.
Please send through any questions or queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Parents/Carers of Year 7 and Year 10 Students,
This is important information regarding the school based vaccinations, please read carefully.
The change to the human papillomavirus (HPV) dosing that occurred at the start of 2023 meant that students in Year 7 only required one dose of the HPV vaccination, opposed to two doses. NSW Public Health anticipated we would retain the scheduled 3rd clinic date (Tuesday, 19 September, 2023) to enable an opportunity to catch up students who may have missed out at previous clinics.
However, given the overall good uptake of vaccination this year, there are fewer students requiring catch up vaccination than anticipated, providing NSW Public Health with the opportunity to schedule shorter visits and allow us to visit more than one school per day.
Therefore, NSW Health has proposed that the original scheduled date and time for our catchup clinic is subject to change. As they are likely to be visiting more than one school per day, start times will differ from previous visits and will be included on reminder emails sent closer to the date.
To ensure the clinic runs as smoothly and effectively as possible, the Waverley College Health Centre has been provided with a list of all students who have completed their vaccinations for 2023, along with students who need a catch up dose. The parents/carers of the students who require a catch up dose have already been emailed. So far, we have vaccinated 205 out of 227 Year 7 students and 167 out of 211 Year 10 students. We have received eight Year 7 and 24 Year 10 online consents for catchup.
*If you have not received an email from the Waverley College Health Centre about catch up vaccinations OR you have not completed the online consent form for your child to receive the vaccination, then it is likely you will need to complete the online consent as soon as possible. This way NSW Health can determine whether an additional clinic is required.
Please follow this link for online consent: NSW Health Service
Please be reminded of the following:
The following vaccines are offered free to students at school:
Vaccination will only be provided at school if consent has been received.
To provide online consent for vaccination, parents/carers will need:
If you are experiencing problems consenting online then please contact the Health Centre for a paper consent form. You can email your request to: email@example.com ATTN: Adele Cutbush (Registered Nurse).
On Monday, 19 June all Year 7 students will attend a ‘Consent Labs’ workshop during Period 3 in the PAC. Consent forms an important part of the PDHPE syllabus governed by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and is taught in the Year 7 course at Waverley College.
Consent falls under the following PDHPE Outcome: PD4-3- Investigates effective strategies to promote inclusivity, equality and respectful relationships.
The syllabus focus’ for the session will be: What skills and strategies can be used to promote inclusivity, equality and respectful relationships?
Click here for more information
Year 7: Consent Foundations to be Explored during the Session
Assemble Location: PAC
Missed Classes: Period 3 timetabled lesson
Enquiries to: Mr Ben Shorthouse
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
Students in Year 7 Geography have been exploring the nature and management of landscapes and landforms.
Mandatory fieldwork provides your son with the opportunity to learn about geographical concepts outside of the classroom.
This field work opportunity also relates directly to your son’s upcoming Term 2 assessment task.
Date: Wednesday, 10 May 2023 (Week 3)
Venue: Bantry Bay or Camp Coutts (students will be notified prior to the day)
Time: 8:20am – 3:15pm
*Students MUST arrive no later than 8:20am and assemble in the Centenary Quad
Return: Students will return to school by 3:15pm (students are still expected to attend co-curricular activities as required)
Click here to view and complete the excursion permission slip
A copy of this permission slip will be emailed to your parent/carer email address.
*Please give your permission by Wednesday, 3 May 2023.
Mr Tom Steel
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
Dear Year 7 Parents and Students,
Access to Dr Salter’s Year 7 study skills session closes in one week. Please take advantage of this valuable learning opportunity to review the videos and resources before access ends on 30/3. Extensions will not be possible.
Click here to access Dr Salter's Year 7 Study Skills Session
Congratulations on such a positive start to the NAPLAN testing period on Wednesday with the Writing component.
The remainder of the test sessions are scheduled for next Monday, 20 March to Wednesday, 22 March as per the testing timetable which is available by clicking the button below.
Click here to view the Senior School NAPLAN timetable
Students are reminded to bring their charged laptops, headphones and a pen.
A reminder that our school will be participating in NAPLAN Online between 15 and 24 March 2023.
As per the timetable below:
Click here to view the NAPLAN timetable
Students must bring their fully-charged laptops and headphones to this session.
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 to familiarise themselves with the types of questions and tools available in the NAPLAN Online tests.
If you have any questions regarding this test, please email either: