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Summer Co-curricular Change Requests Close Soon!

Director of Co-curricular, Mr Stephen O'Donnell

Director of Co-curricular, Mr Stephen O'Donnell

With the extension of lockdown for four more weeks, any students in Years 7-11 will need to complete any summer change of activity requests before Friday 6 August please.

Touch Football and Basketball: As communicated in last week’s Nurrunga, there are a number of activities that have very limited spots including Touch Football and Basketball.

Mountain Biking and Diving: Unfortunately, Mountain Biking and Diving are full and are not available.

Weights and Fitness: For any senior students requesting Weights and Fitness, these requests will be dependent on coaching staff approving.

Sailing: We are also offering Sailing as a potential Summer sport, however, there will be costs involved and this amount will be determined by the numbers of students interested in participating in this activity at Woollahra Sailing Club.

Cricket and Tennis: We also want to maintain the integrity of our traditional sports such as Cricket and Tennis and would not normally approve changes for players in As teams.

*Please also note that all Senior School Term 4 activities are labelled by their 2022 Year Groups (eg: Year 7 Cricket will be labelled as Year 8 Cricket).

*It is vital that students select 2nd and 3rd preferences, as well as understand that a request does not mean that approval will be given. We will assess all changes accordingly and notify those students who have made a request of their summer activities following the completion of the request period. 

>>> Click here to make requests for a Summer Co-curricular change of activity.

Online Pilates and Wellbeing Classes

Mark Mitchell and his team from Advanz Physiotherapies have created some great online Pilates and Wellbeing classes for this past week.

Mark and his team will be running online live classes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 2:30-3:30pm and these activities are geared not only for students, but for the whole College community, including extended families. This is also a great way for parents to do some healthy activities with their sons.

These classes can be watched at any time and will be published each week on the Waverley College App as well as in the daily notices.

This past week’s classes are:

2021 Winter Season Cancelled

Unfortunately we now have official word that the 2021 Winter season has been cancelled. Whilst this is disappointing for many students, it is fantastic that we got to complete as much of the season as possible. I want to thank all convenors, staff, coaches, parents and students for their efforts and support over the season.

Thank you Year 12

In particular I want to thank all of the Year 12 students for their mighty efforts over their time at Waverley College and I hope you remember the camaraderie, shared experiences and positive contributions that you have made to keep our Co-curricular Program at a high standard.

2021 Presentation Evening Cancelled and Sports Photos Postponed

The 2021 presentation evening will also have to be cancelled, however, we will recognise all award winners at an online assembly in Week 6. We will also continue to offer suggestions for Track and Field over the rest of term with the potential for a modified CAS carnival in Term 4. We will also postpone Winter Sports photos to the first week of Term 4 and will communicate that schedule closer to the date.

Ways to Keep a Positive Growth Mindset

I understand that the current situation is not ideal, but I encourage all students and families to keep a positive growth mindset and use the current opportunities to learn some new skills, get fit and reconnect with immediate family. We would also really like to see some more videos of students doing their Olympic activities in PDHPE and Wellbeing lessons. 

Best wishes for the week ahead!

 

Mr Steve O’Donnell

Director of Co-curricular

E: sodonnell@waverley.nsw.edu.au