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Southern Cross Cultural Exchange has been supporting Australian students on life-changing high school exchange programs abroad since 1983, fostering longstanding relationships with partner organisations, secondary schools and host families in 16 countries around the world.

Their last Information Session webinar for 2024 is on Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 6pm AEDT.

If students would like to plan ahead for a student exchange in 2024/25, now would be a great time to gather information about:

Register Here for the Information Session Webinar

Students and parents can register by clicking the button below:

Click here to register

Special Offer – Short Programs to France in Late 2024!

Interested in living and learning in Europe?

Students will be placed in a host family with a sibling of the same gender and similar age (+/- two years), and attend a local independent school.

Please click the buttons below to view more information.

Learn More

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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

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 :)

Snoopy thank you


Kindest regards,

Ms Tamara Bliznjakovic

Library Technician – Book Hire

Congratulations are in order to all our Year 9 students on completing their exams this week! Hooray!

As such, textbooks issued to students at the beginning of the year, as well as English novels that they were given throughout the school year, are now due for return.

Given the above, we have scheduled class times where students will be coming down to Book Hire for returns, therefore if you can please ensure that they bring all their textbooks with them next week, that would be greatly appreciated.

Please note that they are always welcome to pop by during the week (Book Hire is open Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm) if they miss their designated return class time or alternatively, place their books in the marked green boxes located in the Library or our reception area.

If there are any questions at all, please do not hesitate to email me at

Thank you for all your help!

Book Returns Label

Please join us for casual get together to celebrate the end of the year.

When: Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 6:30pm-11pm

Tickets: $20 per person

Includes share pizzas and a drink on arrival, bar will be open to purchase drinks.

Location: Clovelly Hotel, 381 Clovelly Rd, Clovelly NSW

Click here to book

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’

At the end of the year the laptops held in Years 12, 10, 9 and 6 are at the end of lease. You will have received an email asking you to nominate to either purchase or return the laptop.

The deadline for nomination and payment is 3pm Friday, 27 October 2023, if a nomination and payment is not provided by this time, the laptop must be returned to the College.

Incase you cannot locate the email, the links for both payment and nomination are below:

Link to nominate: Y12 2023 LAPTOP  NOMINATION FORM

Link to payment: Payment Portal Link

Link to nominate: Y10 2023 LAPTOP  NOMINATION 

Link to payment: Payment Portal Link

Link to nominate: Y9 2023 LAPTOP  NOMINATION

Link to payment: Payment Portal Link

Link to nominate: Y06 2022 LAPTOP  NOMINATION

Link to payment: Payment Portal Link


If you have any questions or would like to discuss the process further please email

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

A reminder that our Immersions Information night for 2024 will be held on Tuesday, 29 August in the PAC at 6pm. All Year 9 and 10 students, parents and carers are welcome.

2023 Debrief Dinners

Congratulations to all those who have just returned from our 2023 Timor-Leste and Red Earth Immersions. It was wonderful to hear at their debrief dinners their gratitude for such fabulous formation experiences and the valuable friendships they have forged with the communities they served.

A special thank you to all the staff who made these experiences possible and we look forward to our upcoming Fiji and Central NSW Indigenous experiences.

Timor-Leste dinner

Timor-Leste dinner

On Wednesday, 16 August we will host our annual speed mentoring evening. The evening will take place 4pm-5.30pm in the Senior Library. 

Students will have the opportunity to engage in dynamic discussions about careers, skills, and studies with Waverley College alumni.

The aim of the evening is to create a forum whereby students can ask questions and gain insights into various industries in a short time. 

*This event is open to students only.

Students must please register their attendance HERE

An Information Evening has been organised for the India/ Nepal 2024 Tour as follows:

Click here to view more information in the brochure

On Monday, 19 June all Year 9 students will attend a ‘Consent Labs’ workshop during Period 4 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 9 course at Waverley College.

Consent falls under the following PDHPE Outcome: PD5-3- analyses factors and strategies that enhance inclusivity, equality and respectful relationships.

The syllabus focus’ for the session will be: What factors enhance inclusivity, equality and respect in relationships?


Click here for more information

Year 9: Consent areas to be explored during the session

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about the session.

Assemble Location: PAC
Missed Classes: Period 4 timetabled lesson
Cost: $2.85
Enquiries to: Mr Ben Shorthouse

Year 9 Photography and Digital students are going on an exciting evening ‘Light Painting’ photography workshop with artist and photographer, Peter Solness.

The students will have the opportunity to develop their manual photography skills, using long shutter speed exposures and illumination techniques in Periods 5-6, in the art rooms.

Afterwards, we will experiment with our light painting skills and ‘Paint’ the landscape around The Federation Pavilion in Centennial Park.

When: Tuesday, 13 June 2023.

Where: C12 Art Room for the introduction workshop during Periods 5-6, then Centennial Park for the evening session. Students will meet outside C12 at the end of lunch for the afternoon workshop in Periods 5-6.

Students will meet outside C02 at 5pm sharp to walk to Centennial Park for the evening photography session. We will finish by 7pm sharp at the pedestrian gate at the corner of YORK AND BIRRELL Streets (see map below).

The Parent Pickup Location is marked with a cross.

The Parent Pickup Location is marked with a cross.

Supervision: Parents/carers are advised that there will be no supervision between 3:30pm and 5pm.

Clothing: Students are to be in full school uniform.

Food: Students are strongly advised to pack their own afternoon tea/snacks if they are staying at school from 3:30pm and 5pm.

Parent/Carer Permission: Parent/carer permission is required. Please respond to the notification in the Parent Lounge no later than Monday, 5 June 2023.

Work sample from 2022 Waverley College student

Work sample from 2022 Waverley College student