From Director of Student Wellbeing, Matthew Porter
Dr Andrew Fuller Visits
On Monday evening, we enjoyed the attendance of over 700 parents and carers at Andrew Fuller’s Forum on ‘Raising Boys’. He also delivered sessions to Year 7 and 8 students and staff from both the Junior and Senior School throughout the day. Andrew was both informative and entertaining and provided a great range of insights and ideas for educating and parenting adolescents. I would like to sincerely thank the Waverley College Parent Association for supporting this valuable event.
Whether or not you were able to attend, you might like to delve a bit deeper into Andrew’s insights on adolescent psychology and parenting techniques. Unfortunately, we are unable to distribute Andrew’s presentation. His website is full of incredibly helpful information for both parents and students. I recommend taking a few minutes to browse through the many articles at: andrewfuller.com.au
Also useful are the following two youtube videos which recap some of the themes covered in the presentation.
I look forward to continuing to work with our parents and the broader Waverley community to strengthen existing ties and provide the best possible support structures for our boys and young men. A sincere thank you to all of the staff who worked behind the scenes to make these events possible.
Men’s National Health Week 12-18 June
During the 2017 Men’s Health Week, Waverley College will be running a series of sessions and activities designed to promote Physical, Social, Emotional, Cognitive and Spiritual health and wellness. I am excited to confirm that Waverley Council have granted permission for our Senior Boys to run a Fathers and Sons sunrise Yoga/Pilates session at the iconic Bondi Beach. This will take place from 7:00-8:00 am on Thursday 15 June, right in front of the Life Guard Pavilion on the sand, followed by a walk to school. Places are strictly limited to 100 persons, an email will be distributed shortly for students and their guests to register their interest.