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Tevlin House Report – Term 3, 2019

Big and Little Brother sports session 2019

Oliver Tamsett at CAS Athletics

Head of Tevlin House, John McCallum

Tevlin House has enjoyed a rewarding Term 3 with students enthusiastically engaging in a wide variety of House and College events. All Tevlin boys from Years 5-12 and their Wellbeing Mentors can be congratulated with the way in which they have further developed relationships and challenged themselves. The end of the term, in particular, has seen some wonderful examples of friendship and leadership from within Tevlin House as boys of all ages say goodbye to the Year 12 students upon their graduation.

Tevlin Year 12 Students Graduating with Honours

Congratulations to all the Class of 2019 for the way you have set, and then effectively worked towards achieving a variety of goals throughout the year. Tevlin has been blessed with a Senior year group that have genuinely cared and embraced their opportunities to take leadership roles within their mentor groups, and these skills developed will serve these boys well as they take on a variety of apprenticeships, occupations, travel and further study. The boys were farewelled on the Centenary building rooftop beside the statue of Mary. Jordan Blazevski and Alistair Jensen gave fantastic personal accounts of the ways in which they embraced and succeeded in the various challenges their Senior years brought them, and these fantastic messages struck a chord with many of the younger boys who may be feeling that succeeding to the end of Year 12 is daunting. Year 5, 6 and 7 boys also gave these seniors farewell cards, which were thoroughly appreciated by the boys.

In particular, I’d like to thank the exemplary leadership of the 6 Tevlin House Prefects, as they have displayed innovation and drive in order to help Waverley’s Wellbeing model continue to be successfully implemented throughout the College. Pedram Biazar, Ethan Vella, Oliver Tamsett, Levi Milford, Angus McPherson and Brad Marzol were all dedicated and excellent role models, and certainly, Harry Whitaker as College Captain was an inspiring leader – and his final speech to the College upon Graduation was marvellously composed. Thank you to these boys, and all our Year 12 students for their leadership and best wishes for your future.

School Involvement and Individual Term 3 Achievements

 Tevlin Year 10 boys had a thoroughly enjoyable Formal Dinner cruise, celebrating great times with their mates and partners, and no shortage of moves cut on the dance floor.

 Year 9 boys also took part in an outdoor education camp at Somerset, with the physical challenges presented overcome by teamwork and perseverance.  These valuable experiences serve as great memories and milestones to take on fresh challenges for their future.

A number of boys have made notable contributions and had some excellent achievements including:

  • Levi Milford and Ben Daley from Tevlin all represented Waverley with pride in the 1stXV Rugby in Term 3, with these boys able to finish their Waverley rugby with a win over St Augustine’s at Bankwest Stadium in the pre-match fixture to the Wallabies game.
  • Pedram Biazar and Ethan Vella’s HSC Drama Group Performance has been nominated for the highest honour in an Onstage Nomination, while Ethan’s individual performance piece also received OnStage nomination.
  • Oliver Tamsett was vice-captain of the CAS Athletics team, and lead from the front in the senior sprints and relays at the CAS Carnival.

 I wish all boys and their families a great break and look forward to more rewarding experiences next term.