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A reminder to all discontinuing Year 9 cadets that your uniforms and equipment must be returned to the Unit this weekend please.

Bookings are available HERE.

Please park in the Carrington Road carpark to access the Q Store.

Any items not returned will incur a replacement fee charged to your school account.

 

Warm regards,

 

MAJ(AAC) Julie-Ann de Kantzow

Commanding Officer – WCCU

jdekantzow@waverley.nsw.edu.au

This Term Elevate Education delivers high-impact workshops to our students that help to develop their study skills, motivation, and exam preparation. Over the Term, you are invited to join their parent webinar series, where you can help support your child at home by reinforcing the skills they are learning at school.

Elevate Education’s free webinars for Term 2 will take place on the following Wednesdays:

Parents learn how to help their child revise effectively, prioritise high-impact work, and build good routines in the run up to exams.

Parents learn how to help their child manage stress and anxiety during exams, and how they can maximise marks in the exam room.

Parents can ask the Elevate study skills experts any burning questions in the run-up to exams. 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 or the way they study.

How to Register

Register for the series by clicking HERE.

Interested in going to university in the United States?

Internationally Educated assists students and their families through the selection and application process for United States universities. They offer a SAT Practice Exam in partnership with test prep provider, Revolution Prep.

Taking full-length practice tests under timed conditions is essential to being ready for the official test. A proctored practice exam will help students build testing endurance and give them a real-time snapshot of their testing performance.

Additional information and registration can be found HERE.

Register by 1 May 2024.

Years 7 to 12 Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews: 29 and 30 April 2024

Interviews on both of these days will take place between 8:30am and 6:30pm.

All interviews will be held via Zoom.

IT have provided a video on how to set up a Zoom Meeting. You can view this video HERE.

How to Book Your Interview

Bookings for these interviews can be made through the Parent Lounge in TASS.

Bookings opened on Tuesday, 2 April at 9am and will close on Friday, 26 April at 3:30pm.

There will be no classes or sport training for any Senior School students on either of these days.

A list of Zoom account numbers will be sent by IT to all parents/carers prior to the interview dates. This will usually be a day or two before the interviews. You do not need the Zoom code to make your bookings.

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.

The following staff will not be available for interviews;

Monday 29 April                          

Ms H. Chia

Ms M. Cooper

Ms K. Downey

Ms F. Heffernan

Mr P. Riley

Ms N. Silsby

Ms C. Stewart

Mr J. Walker

Tuesday 30 April

Ms H. Chia

Ms K. Downey

Ms F. Heffernan

Mr P. Riley

Ms N. Silsby

Mr J. Walker

 

The link to the Parent Lounge is HERE.

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 (02) 9369 0784 or email iAssist@waverley.nsw.edu.au

AFX 2024

A reminder to all Year 9 parents/carers that AFX doubles as the Year 9 Camp which is a compulsory week of school. Any applications for leave require school approval.

With only three weeks to go until we leave for camp at Holsworthy Army Barracks, I would advise everyone in the Unit to go through the Equipment List this weekend and make sure you have everything you need.

Q Store will be open Wednesday, 20 March and Wednesday, 27 March at recess and lunch for those last-minute provisions.

*Please note – there will be no provision to issue any gear or equipment after Wednesday, 27 March as Q store will be closed.

Dear Parents and Carers,

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is a point in time assessment of literacy and numeracy skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life. Students in Years 5, 7 and 9 participate in the annual NAPLAN tests in writing, reading, conventions of language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.

Our school will be participating in NAPLAN Online between 13 – 22 March 2024

Years 5 and 7 students will sit their test in Periods 1-2 and Year 9 students will sit their test in Periods 3-4.

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.

Please click on this link 2024 NAPLAN Online – Information for parents and carers sheet for further information. 

If you have any questions regarding this practice test please contact either Ms Martina Cooper (Director of Curriculum), Mr David Parnell (Head of Learning Support) or Mr Elliott McKimm (Acting Assistant Director of Curriculum – Year 5 students). 

Additional resources:

Furthermore, if parents or carers are interested in learning about strategies to support their son through NAPLAN our Head of Academic Enrichment, Ms Helen Barrie has prepared this informative video:

 

Ms Martina Cooper

Director of Curriculum

mcooper@waverley.nsw.edu.au

Study in the United States – Virtual Information Session

Years 9-12 Waverley students and their families are invited to attend the next ‘Study in the US’ virtual information session from Internationally Educated.

This general presentation will cover the US university application process as well as the higher education system in the US.

A brief Q&A session will follow the presentation.

*Registration is required.

When: Wednesday, 6 March 2024, 6pm AEDT

Further information and register: HERE

In line with the PDHPE curriculum, all students in Year 9 will be participating in ballroom dancing lessons and an evening of dance during Week 6 of Term 1. The dance will be conducted in association with St Clare’s College and will be led by the Joan Carmody School of Dance. The details for each event are as follows.

Monday, 4 March 2024

Ballroom dancing lessons will be conducted in the Lacey Gymnasium at Waverley College during Periods 1 and 2. All students are required to bring their PE shoes to change into (normal school uniform to be worn to school).

Year 9 Ballroom Dancing

Wednesday, 6 March 2024

Students will participate in an organised dance with St Clare’s College. The dance will begin promptly in the Lacey Gymnasium at Waverley College at 6:30pm and will conclude at 8:30pm. Students are requested to wear collared shirts, long pants and trainers.

The dance will be supervised by both Waverley and St Clare’s staff members. Students are required to get their name marked off as they enter the dance.

This is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn the skills of ballroom dancing and to enjoy a social evening with their peers. Boys are reminded that they will be representing the College and therefore normal school expectations for behaviour and cooperation will apply.

Ballroom Dancing with St Clare's College 2022

AFX 2024

The Cadet Annual Field Exercise (AFX) doubles as the Year 9 camp and is an exciting and challenging way to extend our cadets and test the skills they have learnt over the past year. For some, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the machinations of a working military base, Holsworthy Barracks, which provides the context for our camp.

Details about AFX have been emailed to all families via the Joining Instruction (JI). Please carefully read through the information and equipment list and complete all necessary administration by 1 March 2024.

To view the Year 9 AFX Recruit Form, click the button below.

Click to view Year 9 AFX Recruit Form

At times, all students benefit from additional teacher support to consolidate classroom content and skills, particularly in the lead up to assessments. During Term time, we have the following supports available via our co-curricular program, run by expert teachers.

 

Ms Martina Cooper

Director of Curriculum

mcooper@waverley.nsw.edu.au

Welcome back to Cadets for 2024.

This Term will be a busy and a short one as we make our final preparations for Annual Field Exercise (AFX – Cadet Camp) to be held in the last week of Term 1. This camp doubles as the Year 9 Camp for Waverley Boys and is a compulsory week of school. Our Senior Rank are working very hard in the background, planning an exciting and engaging camp that extends our recruits, as well as their own leadership skills.

All members of the Unit will receive the AFX Joining Instruction this week, along with the Equipment List and instructions for completing medical and dietary information. Please attend to the administration requirements by 1 March 2024 to ensure the best possible care for your sons.

Cadet training continues this Term after school on Friday afternoons from 3:30pm – 5:30pm. Please avoid making medical and other appointments during this time. Should your son be unable to attend due to illness or unavoidable clashes, an application for leave can be made via email to cadets@waverley.nsw.edu.au

I would ask all parents/carers and cadets to please take note of key dates below for the first half of 2024. In particular, if your son is interested in pursuing rank and leadership training, please note the Promotions Course dates in the July school holidays as attendance on course is a pre-requisite for promotion.

DATE EVENT SPECIAL NOTES
FRI 2 FEB Home Training First parade for 2024
FRI 9 FEB Golden Boot Competition
FRI 16 FEB Home Training
FRI 23 FEB Home Training
FRI 1 MAR NO CADETS for recruits School Swimming Carnival
FRI 8 MAR Home Training
FRI 15 MAR Home Training
THU 22 MAR AFX Safety Briefing Last parade for our recruits
FRI 5 APR AFX Advance Party Departs Selected senior cadets only
SUN 7 APR AFX Main Body Departs 0630 Whole Unit including Recruits
FRI 12 APR AFX Ends 1630 Whole Unit including Recruits
SUN 28 APR Intention Forms Due Decision to continue Cadets
WED 1 MAY Waverley College ANZAC Ceremonial Parade Selected cadets
SUN 16 JUN Passing Out Parade Year 12 graduation and annual awards ceremony
MON 15 JUL – SAT 20 JUL Promotions Course Camp – Winbourne Conference Centre For recruits to train to become a Corporal

 

Dear Parents/ Carers and Students in Years 7-12,

All students in Years 7 and 8 should have received their stationery pack and class teachers will advise when and what materials are needed for particular lessons.

Years 9 and 10 teachers will also advise students about subject specific requirements.

In the interim, students are advised to bring writing materials: exercise books and pens, as well as their laptop, to all classes.

The same advice applies to Years 11 and 12 students.