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With all the exams and now the camp done and dusted for the year, it is the time of year where I ask students to return all their textbooks and English novels.

Please ensure that they bring the aforementioned books to school next week, especially since we have a returns schedule in place where each class comes down to Book Hire, that would be wonderful.

If they are away on that scheduled day, do not 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 operating hours until the end of the school year are Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.

Thank you for all your help with the return process and any questions, please don’t hesitate to email

Squirrel book return request

We have arranged a pre-camp zoom meeting next Monday, 6 November at 6:30pm for parents/carers and students where all necessary information and requirements leading up the camp will be discussed.

Somerset staff will lead the meeting that will hopefully answer all queries and questions.

We will also be recording the meeting to send afterwards.

Zoom Details

The zoom link for the meeting is:

Meeting ID: 610 919 3815
Passcode: wav321


Mr Steve O’Donnell

Director of Co-curricular

Waverley College welcomes auditions from boys in Year 9 (2024) upwards for Tartuffe (the Hypocrite) by Moliére, being performed in 2024 at the PAC!

The Plot : Orgon is the man who has everything. Money, power, a beautiful family. But lately he’s been questioning the point of it all. When he invites Tartuffe into his perfect household, he unleashes a whirlwind of deception and seduction that threatens everything.

With Orgon under Tartuffe’s spell, can his family outwit this charismatic trickster? Are Tartuffe’s wild claims truth or fiction? Is this mysterious stranger the villain he appears?
Updated to a 1980s setting, this new version of Moliére’s comic masterpiece looks at the lengths we go to find meaning – and what happens when we find chaos instead!

Tartuffe will be performed from Tuesday, 18 June – Thursday, 20 June 2024 with rehearsals starting in Term 1 2024.

Please note that we are after boys from Year 9 upwards for this particular play, as it’s the last chance for some of our senior boys to shine in a Waverley production. Younger boys will get a chance to audition next year for a 2025 school musical to be performed at the NIDA theatre.

1739 edition

1739 edition

If You Are Interested:

Initial Audition Times


Email Mr Lamb


Mr Peter Lamb

Head of Drama/Entertainment

Director/Producer of ‘Tartuffe’

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award continues at the College, with many students on track towards completing their Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards respectively.

Compulsory lunchtime meetings are currently being held for all students involved with the Award. Boys in Year 8 are invited to attend these meetings along with any other students who would like to express their interest.

Paramount to the Duke of Edinburgh International Award, is individual ownership and responsibility towards achieving goals in a skill, physical activity and voluntary service. The onus will be on the gentlemen to ensure they are meeting the expectations and demands associated with completing their Award, utilising the many resources available to them through the College.

Lunchtime Meetings

Please take note of a change of venue for lunchtime meetings, with HSC exams now taking place in the Fitzgerald Room.


Mr Horry or Ms McLarnon

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

Where: Lacey Gym Periods 1 – 4

When: Friday, 28 July 2023

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 and will be uploaded to TASS. You will be advised once this has been done. 

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, 28 July 2023

Time Schedule:

Venue: Lacey Gymnasium

On the Day:


Ms Lynsey Porter

Director of Curriculum

Junior Time Management – For Students – Tuesday, 16 May 2023, 8:40am

Next Tuesday, 16 May, all Year 8 students will attend a Study Skills session with Elevate titled ‘Junior Time Management’ during Period 1.

This is a new session that we are introducing this year, to assist students in their examination preparation.

Students will attend the session in House groups in the following classrooms and arrive promptly at 8:40am:

*Students should bring a pen to the session.

This session is delivered by a group of recent successful graduates and will cover:

Click here for further details about the Junior Programs at Elevate Education


Elevate visit in 2022

Ask Elevate Anything – Webinar for Parents/Carers – Wednesday, 24 May 2023, 6:30pm (AEST)

We’re excited to announce that Elevate Education’s next free webinar will take place on Wednesday, 24 May titled ‘Ask Elevate Anything.’ This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you feel have been unanswered by Elevate in their webinars so far, whether that relates to your child’s study space, their motivation levels and the way they study.

Elevate Education works with our students, delivering high-impact workshops on study skills, motivation, wellbeing, and exam preparation. By tuning into their webinar series, you will learn how you can help better support your children at home through reinforcing the skills they learn at school.

Sign up to their webinar for an opportunity to have your question answered!

Click here now to register for free

Parent at webinar

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:

Connecting to a Waverley College Zoom Parent Interview

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

Dear Parents and Carers,

We would like to remind you that our CANVAS Learning Management System is open for Years 5 – 12 parents and carers, in lieu of a Term 1 progress report.

This enables parents and carers to be notified when students receive assessment task notifications and results for assessment tasks in real-time, rather than waiting for a static report snapshot.

Further information on the purpose of launching this system, instructions for access, and an outline of what parents and carers can access, can be viewed in the short video below that we released in 2022.

Easier Method for Parent/Carer Sign In

We now have an easier method to sign in for parents/carers via our SSO. Please make sure you save this weblink to your Internet browser for easy access to the login page.

The weblink is:


Click here to view the login page

Do You Need Technical Support?

If so, please email iAssist outlining the issue, or use the CANVAS Helpdesk, found on the dashboard of your CANVAS page.

Dear Parents and Carers

Waverley College is participating in a research project titled ‘Early Intervention for Child Problematic Screen Use’ facilitated by Macquarie University, regarding screen use and gaming by students in Years 5-8.

The findings from this project will provide valuable insights into screens and gaming for our student population, and will contribute to the research in Australia around how to prevent and treat those children and families suffering from Gaming Disorder and related problematic screen use.

Students in Years 5-8 will complete an online survey which will include questions about their screen use patterns, relationships, thoughts and feelings. The survey will typically take no longer than 40 minutes and will be completed in class on the dates below:

If you agree for your child to take part in the project, you are not required to do anything else.

At school, your child will also be given an information sheet about the research project and will be able to participate or decline participation, as they wish.

If you do not want your child to participate in the study, please click the button below to fill in your details on page 2 of the ‘Parent Participants Information and Consent Form’ and email it to by Friday, 3 March, 2023.

Click here to view the Parent Participants Information and Consent Form

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Ms Gabby Smith

Deputy Principal – Students

Dear Parents/ Carers and Students,

The link to the Years 7-12 Assessment Booklets, on the College Website, was emailed to all Parents/ Carers and Students.  

You can also access the link to the Curriculum page of the College Website HERE. Please scroll down to the relevant year group to access the downloadable booklets.

Students are advised to download a copy of their assessment booklet and transfer the key dates for their subjects into their diaries/ calendars.

Dear  Parents and Carers,

As referenced in the Year 8 Assessment Booklets, there are some mandatory subjects where classes are streamed to ensure that students are supported appropriately and according to their needs. These subjects are Mathematics Years 7-10, English Year 9-10, and Science Years 9-10.

An overview for each of these subjects is outlined below:


Year 9

Class Structure
2 & 6 Streamed top classes of equal aptitude
1,3, 5-9 Mixed ability classes of equal aptitude

Year 10

Class Structure
1 Top streamed class
2 & 3 Streamed classes of equal aptitude
5-9 Mixed ability classes of equal aptitude


Year 7

The Year 7 cohort study Mathematics across two lines. Classes 1- 4 are graded on one line and classes 5-9 are graded on their line.

The grading is as follows within their line:

Line 1 Line 2
07MA01 07MA05
07MA02 07MA06
07MA03 07MA07
07MA04 07MA08

After the completion of the Term 1 Mathematics assessment task, the Mathematics Department will spend considerable time and effort to ensure that all students have been placed in the appropriate class.

Year 8

Class Structure
1 Accelerated (by invitation only)
2 Extension Class
3 & 4 Graded
5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 Mixed ability

Please note that in Year 7 our students study Mathematics on two different lines. If your son was in, for example, 7MA04 last year and is now in 08MA06, this does not mean he has been “demoted”. In Year 7, Maths classes are streamed across two lines (1-4 and 5-9) however, in Year 8, the full cohort is graded across all nine classes.

Year 9

The structure for the Year 9 Mathematics classes for 2023 is as follows:

Class Structure
09MAA.01 Accelerated (by invitation only)
09MAL3.01 & 09MAL3.02 Study Level 3 Mathematics and are graded.
09MAL2.01 Study Level 2 Mathematics and is graded.
09MAL2.02, 09MAL2.03, 09MAL2.04 Mixed ability and studying Level 2 Mathematics
09MAL1.01 & 09MAL1.02 Mixed ability studying Level 1 Mathematics

Year 10

The structure for the Year 10 Mathematics classes for 2023 is as follows:

Class Structure
10MAA.01 Accelerated (by invitation only)
10MAL3.01 Extension
10MAL3.02 Studying Level 3 Mathematics
10MAL2.01 Studying Level 2/3 Mathematics
10MAL2.02, 10MAL2.03, 10MAL2.04 Study Level 2 Mathematics and are graded.


10MAL1.01,10MAL1.02 Mixed ability and studying Level 1 Mathematics.


Year 9

Class Structure
1 & 5 Both streamed top classes
2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 Equal mixed ability classes

Year 10

Class Structure
1 & 5 Both streamed top classes
2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 Equal mixed ability classes


If you have any questions, please contact the relevant Heads of Department who will be able to assist.


Ms Lynsey Porter

Director of Curriculum