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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 :)

 

With exams done and dusted, as well as the Somerset Camp on next week, please note that all textbooks and novels are now due for return to Book Hire.

Worth mentioning is that students are welcome to return their textbooks in the labelled green crates in the library, as well as directly to Book Hire.

As such, if all students can please ensure that all books are returned by no later than Monday, 28 November, that would be greatly appreciated.

A big thank you to all students who have already done so :)

We are excited about our upcoming Year 8 Parent/Carer Get-Together. It will be a relaxed lunch, where you purchase your own food and drinks at the bar at your leisure.

Come for as little or as long as suits your schedule! This is popular annual event often sells out, so please ensure you book your seat/RSVP by clicking the button below.

Book Today!

We look forward to seeing those who can make it.

 

Camille (Year 8 Parent Rep)

0412 006 475

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

The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme is offered at Waverley College to students in Year 8 and onwards. The award requires students to consistently apply themselves to physical activity, learning new skills and community service. Participants also develop their navigation skills, resilience and leadership in the multiple Adventurous Journeys they undertake.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a three-certificate system which encourages and enables students to be proactive in taking on challenges, setting goals and being active in the local community. The award requires students to take responsibility and initiative to progress and complete the award scheme.

To become familiar with the award scheme:

>>> Click here to explore the Duke of Edinburgh website

If your son would like to register to undertake the Bronze Award, please ask him to click here to register online by Friday, 14 October. 

He will require the following information to register:

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information.

Past Bronze Participants on their Adventurous Journey

Past Bronze Participants on their Adventurous Journey

 

Mr Alon Horry

Duke of Edinburgh Award Leader

E: ahorry@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

On Friday, 29 July 2022 Year 8 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 upon entry to Year 7.

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 four 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 school.

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.

How does my son prepare for these tests?

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 8.  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.

What happens if my son is absent from school that day?

There will be another day allocated to enable students to complete the test if they are away.

Information about the Testing Day

Date: Friday, 29 July 2022

Time Schedule: 8:45 am   –   Start Session 1

                             10:45 am   –   Recess Break

                             11:05 am   –   Start Session 2

                             12:30 pm   –   Finish

Venue: Lacey Gymnasium

On the Day

.        Student must bring two pens – blue or black

.        Scientific calculator (not CAS)

.        Use the toilet before the first session.  Interruption may affect test results

.        Relax and do your best.  Read the instructions and use every minute to maximum effect

.        The tests are held in two (2) sessions with a twenty (20) minute recess break between each session

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.

Please be advised that the First Parade for the new Year 8 Recruits will be held on Friday, 5 August 2022 after school. The new recruits are not required to attend any Cadet events prior to this date.

Please direct any further queries to my email

Danielle Brown – Cadet Unit Administrator
dbrown@waverley.nsw.edu.au

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

The Year 8 Subject Selection Information Evening is scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, 21 June in Kenny Classrooms as per the below schedule from 6pm-7pm.

>>> Click here to view the Kenny venues for the Subject Selection Information Evening.

As outlined a couple of weeks ago, in Years 9 and 10, apart from the mandatory subjects, the students study two additional subjects commonly referred to as electives. The evening will provide an opportunity for students to learn more about the electives in which they have an interest.  

The information during this evening should be considered along with the booklet in the link below which outlines the pattern of study that the students undertake over Years 9 and 10, including the elective subjects available.

>>> Click here to view the Subject Selection Information Booklet Stage 5.

There is also a College Web Link below that offers further information on each course via a set of presentation slides.  

>>> Click here to view the Subject Selection College Web Link.

The subject selection process will be completed online early next term. Details on how to do this process will be sent out closer to the time.

The most important thing is that the students are selecting elective subjects that they will enjoy. These are important decisions to make, as they will influence the staffing and resourcing decisions the College has to make for the 2023 timetable.

 

Mr Chris Soden

Assistant Director of Curriculum

E: csoden@waverley.nsw.edu.au