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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 :)

 

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

swalsh@waverley.nsw.edu.au

Bravo and congratulations to our Year 9 students for completing all exams over the last couple of weeks!

With the end of the school year in sight, we kindly ask that all Year 9 students ensure they bring to school or check their lockers for any outstanding textbooks, due for return in Week 7A, starting next Monday, 21 November.

Please note that all textbooks are to be returned no later than Monday, 28 November!

Thank you to all students who have been proactive in returning their textbooks already.

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

swalsh@waverley.nsw.edu.au

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

4pm – 5:30pm

Waverley College Senior Library

In this inaugural Speed Mentoring Event, illustrious Waverley College Alumni will advise and mentor students on study, pathways and professions. Our mentors represent various backgrounds that extend to engineering, physiotherapy, leadership, IT, investment, sport, finance, business, entrepreneurism, and communications.

A panel discussion will be followed by dynamic one-on-one mentoring where students will gain insights and be inspired by Waverley graduates who are now hugely successful in their chosen careers. Come prepared with any questions you may want to ask.

Speed mentoring event

Don’t miss this important opportunity to learn about the future of work and how to maximise your potential!

This event is open to all interested students.

Light refreshments will be available in the Library from 3:30pm.

Please RSVP here by Monday, 8 August.

Enquiries, please email Ms Venettia Miller.

E: vmiller@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

On Monday, 20 June, boys from Years 9 and 10 PASS will participate in an incursion run by Wheelchair Sports NSW. This opportunity links to the topic of physical activity and sport for specific groups in the PASS programme.

The Wheelchair Sports Roadshow team will facilitate a session and share their experience of life with a disability. Boys will get a unique and fun experience to try Wheelchair Sport while increasing knowledge of diversity and inclusion.

The cost for this will be included in school fees.

Wheelchair Sports Basketball

Image courtesy: Wheelchair Sports NSW/ACT

Session Times and Locations

Each class will meet at the gym at the start of their designated period:

Attire/Uniform

Boys are required to wear their PE uniform as they would for a normal PE practical lesson. Students are still expected to attend school wearing full winter academic uniform.

 

Mr Pat Darvill

HOD PDHPE

E: pdarvill@waverley.nsw.edu.au

In support of the Photography and Digital Media curriculum, Year 9 Photography students will be participating in an incursion with photographer Peter Solness on Thursday, 28 July 2022.

Students will learn about Solness’ photographic practice, and build their own skills and understanding of light in relation to Photography. They will explore how it can be manipulated as a ‘painting’ technique when photographing, forming concepts and ideas for their Terms 2-3 unit. 

Sessions

The incursion will be organised in two sessions: 

This will be a session with the photographer on the Waverley campus, to learn the skills and techniques required to paint with light. It will include time with the artist to put these initial skills into practice. 

Students will walk with teachers from the Waverley campus to Centennial Park, where they will apply skills from the earlier session to create successful photographs using the drawing with light techniques as taught by Solness. 

* All equipment will be provided.

*Students are to wear full academic uniform. 

Do I need to give permission?

Yes. Please complete and submit the permission slip below by Monday, 20 June 2022.

>>> Click here to view and complete the permission slip.

If you have any questions regarding the incursion, please do not hesitate to contact the Visual Arts Department.

 

Ms Stephanie Falk

Visual Arts Teacher

E: sfalk@waverley.nsw.edu.au

Students from Waverley College and St Clare’s College in Years 9-12, are performing in our school production of Cosi on Tuesday, 7 June, Wednesday, 8 June and Thursday, 9 June at 7pm in the Br R. J. Wallace Performing Arts Centre (PAC).

Waverley College is committed to an all-round education of boys, including the Creative Arts. It is very important to expose students to theatre from an early age, because it helps to increase their dramatic literacy.

As such, it is my pleasure to inform you that students in the following classes are invited to attend the matinee performance of Cosi at 12pm on Tuesday, 7 June at no charge.  

Classes in Attendance at the Matinee on 7 June

Students will participate in class discussions around the staging of the show, the production elements such as the set, lighting and sound effects used, as well as, the directorial vision and the acting techniques evident throughout. 

For the Drama students, there is a written task associated with viewing the production.

Do I Need to Give Permission?

If your son studies one of the following subjects, then yes you do:

Please complete the permission slip for the excursion no later than Wednesday, 1 June 2022.

>>> Click here to view and complete the permission slip.

Book Your Evening Tickets Today!

I’d like to warmly invite you to come and see the show at an evening of your choice.  

Tickets are selling fast. Get in quickly and book seats before we sell out!

Bookings are open via our website link under the heading ‘Events’ on our webpage.  

>>> Click here to view information about booking tickets.

Tickets will not be available at the door, so please ensure you book early, to get a seat on the day you desire.

 

Ms Alison Jinga

Head of Drama and Entertainment and Producer of Cosi 

E: ajinga@waverley.nsw.edu.au

Please find in the link below, the half-yearly examination timetable that was sent to Year 9 students at the beginning of Week 3.

>>> Click here to view the YEAR 9 Semester 1 2022 Exam Timetable.

 

Mr Chris Soden

Assistant Director of Curriculum

E: csoden@waverley.nsw.edu.au