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Strong Start to Summer Co-curricular plus Fixtures and Training Schedules

Director of Co-curricular, Mr Stephen O'Donnell

Director of Co-curricular, Mr Stephen O'Donnell

Notices are in Nurrunga and Notifications are on the Waverley College app

A strong start by many students this week with the re-commencement of a modified co-curricular program for the next four weeks. Parents and students were emailed the training program and internal trial fixtures for this weekend.

However, parents and students must please ensure they read all notices from now on in the Nurrunga or have the Waverley College app for all other notifications. With some wet weather forecast over the next week, the app will be the only form of immediate notifications regarding any cancellations or adjustments.

College Fixtures and Training Schedules

>>> Click here to view the College fixtures and training schedules.

With a quickly changing environment regarding COVID-19 protocols, we will look at adjusting some of the restrictions and training schedules for the last two weeks of this term. We still require any student who is turning 16 or older, before the end of term, to be fully vaccinated to participate in inter-school sport. Please ensure that these records are emailed to the College Nurse Ms Adele Cutbush: acutbush@waverley.nsw.edu.au

QR Codes and Proof of Vaccination Requirements

Students who are participating in trial fixtures on Saturday, 20 November against Cranbrook, and Saturday, 27 November against Trinity, are required to QR code in at all school sporting venues. Any student 16 years or older will need to show proof of vaccination or medical exemption.  

Swim Squad Requirements

All water polo players who are currently training as part of the Swim Squad are reminded that they need goggles and swimming costumes for all sessions. Students and parents are also reminded that the training schedules and fixtures are labelled by students’ 2022 Year Group as the Summer season continues into Term 1 next year.

Leave Request Requirements

Please also note that any leave requests for weekends away or other commitments need to be in writing to myself for approval.

Modified Cadet Program Begins

We are also commencing a modified Cadet program on site from this week, however, we have unfortunately had to make the decision to cancel the proposed bivouac in the December holidays.

COVID-safe Protocols Continue

No parents will be permitted to attend any fixtures or training sessions at any school sporting venue due to COVID-Safe protocols. Any student who is not feeling well is also asked not to attend and must seek a COVID test and receive a negative result prior to returning to school or any activities.

All students are strongly encouraged to keep using all of the supplied hand sanitiser and must wear face masks when not engaging in physical activity. No sharing of drink bottles or use of change rooms, unless swimming, will be permitted for school sporting activities. Access to toilets will still be available.

Obviously if there are any changes to these protocols we will notify the wider College community as soon as possible.

What About Excursions and Camps?

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing impact and Level 3 plus restrictions in place around students’ returning to school, activities not permitted or on hold include excursions and camps. Consequently, the College has had to cancel the Year 8 and Year 10 camps for 2021 that were due to commence in November. The College highly values the outdoor education experience for all students and we are hopeful that these activities will be able to proceed in 2022.

The cost of these camps that had been charged to College fees will be credited back to your school fee account, thereby reducing the fees for Term 1 2022. Please contact the college Accounts Department for any queries: schoolfees@waverley.nsw.edu.au

Good luck for all students with their training and trials over the next few weeks.

 

Mr Steve O’Donnell

Director of Co-curricular

E: sodonnell@waverley.nsw.edu.au