From Director of Identity & Student Formation, Ms Sue Walsh
Last week, our Student Representative Council (SRC) gathered for lunch to farewell and thank our Year 12 leaders. In what has been a very different year, our leaders have been outstanding in their resilience and ability to bring our Waverley community together during change.
Each of the Year 11 representatives paid tribute to the work of their Year 12 House Prefects and highlighted the wonderful contributions they’ve made to the spirit of the student body over the past year. Our four Captains – Ben Elder, Liam Andrews, Will Baker and Jim Waterhouse – have promoted service as the basis of their leadership. Their theme, ‘Small Actions, Big Impact’, has been evident in everything they’ve done.
These young men have helped to bring the four Touchstones that we see in the quad every day come to life. They have been role models through their actions. The introduction of the Wave Crew and their involvement in multiple immersions, Kairos retreats and Social Justice programs has enabled them to live out the Gospel values just as Jesus and Edmund Rice encourage us to do.
These students have led with humility and dignity. As such, they are to be congratulated for their wonderful achievements. Some people come into our lives and leave quickly. Some stay for longer and leave footprints on our hearts. All of our 2020 Year 12 leaders have left indelible footprints on our hearts and the traditions of Waverley College. We wish them every success in the HSC, so we say goodbye, good luck and God bless!