From Head of College, Graham Leddie
Matthew Talbot Hostel Christmas Appeal
The College is again supporting the Matthew Talbot Hostel Christmas appeal again this year. Our support enables the Hostel to be able to make up gift packs for hundreds of homeless and marginalised individuals whom they support. In our Wellbeing Mentor Groups, we are asking students to bring in a couple of items from the list below. Your son should know what particular item his group has been assigned.
- Toiletries, including small toothbrush and toothpaste packs, shaving foam and razors, deodorant, small shampoo
- Keyring torches and caps
- Men’s underwear, handkerchiefs and socks
- Packets of playing cards and inexpensive wallets
- Pens and small writing packs
- Small packs of lollies
- Items can be brought in environmentally friendly shopping bags.
All donations of the above can be dropped off at the Wellbeing Centre. Thank you in advance for your support of this worthy cause.
White Ribbon Walk
On Friday 23 November, Green House staff and students will be taking part in the annual White Ribbon Day walk from Randwick to Coogee. Each year, it is overwhelming to see the students, parents and staff taking a stand and making their voices heard.
I would like to thank our Green Prefects for coordinating, fundraising and advocating for this cause so passionately. For the boys in our younger years, look to our leaders for inspiration and motivation when you need it, they have been monumental. Tomorrow, Green House Prefect Alex Bayas will be speaking on behalf of Waverley College at the event in front of the thousands in attendance.
Our involvement shows the importance of the students, staff and parents taking a stand on this important issue as we endeavour to end the disrespect and violence towards women.
Domestic Violence Shelter
One of our parents, Ms Ann Armstrong volunteers for the Bayside Women’s shelter. The first dedicated domestic violence shelter is about to open on 12 December in the Eastern Suburbs. They are trying to get the house fitted out with some last minute items for the kitchen and outdoor space. Please click on the below websites if you are able to assist.
On behalf of the College I would like to thank Ms Jennifer Divall for her distinguished service to the College over the last 8 years. Jen started at Waverley as the College Registrar and then took over the position of Marketing Manager. She has left her mark across the College’s marketing, communications, alumni, publications and more recently in the area of development. Jen has accepted the position of Marketing and Development Manager at Kinross Wolaroi in Orange. We wish Jen the very best of success.
The College welcomes Mr Greg Cameron who is a trained psychologist and joins our counselling team. Greg has both school and private practice experience and has been trained in both Positive psychology and a Strengths based approach and programs.