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Head’s Message

Two important events announced

From the Head of College, Ray Paxton

Official Opening of New Buildings and Visit of Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove

I am pleased to announce that our new buildings will be opened by Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove on Friday 18 November 2016 at 2pm.  The building will be blessed by the Most Rev Bishop Richard Umbers, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Sydney and Dr Wayne Tinsey, Executive Director of Edmund Rice Education Australia will also be present.

Sir Peter has graciously agreed to the naming of our new complex as “The Cosgrove Centre”. This incorporates the existing, revamped Br J P Lacey Gymnasium.

This will be an exciting day for the whole community. It is my pleasure to invite all parents, carers and friends to attend (you are asked to be seated in the gym by 1:30pm) and to join us afterwards for afternoon tea.


The Cosgrove Centre

The Cosgrove Centre

Special General Meeting and AGM of the Waverley College Parents’ and Friends’ Association

I would like to encourage parents to be involved with the transition to our new Waverley College Parent Association by attending this important meeting.

Meeting details are as follows:

Tuesday 8 November 2016

Junior School Library

(Parking available in Senior School Carpark cnr Birrell & Henrietta Sts)

Special General Meeting 6.30pm

Annual General Meeting 7.00pm

The Special General Meeting will propose that the current Waverley College Parents’ and Friends’ Association Constitution be dissolved and a new Waverley College Parent Association Constitution be adopted.

The new Association will be a merger of Waverley College Parents’ and Friends’ Association and the Mothers’ Club.  The new constitution will encompass the current roles and responsibilities of each group and allow for growth in the future. The meeting will also recognise and acknowledge the significant part these groups and their members have played in shaping the history of Waverley College.

The management and control of the Parent Association will be vested in the new Committee, consisting of the Head of College; a President; two Vice Presidents; an Honorary Secretary; an Honorary Treasurer; at least one parent representative of each of the College Year Groups (Years 5 to 12), a Clothing Pool representative and such other number as may be decided by the Annual General Meeting. The Waverley College Development Office will be the main point of contact for the new Association.

The Annual General Meeting at 7pm will be the first meeting of the new Association and a vote will be taken to appoint new office-holders to the above positions.

IMPORTANT: The new Association seeks to appoint at least one Year Parent Representative from each College Year group and strongly encourages any interested parent to register their interest, preferably prior to the meeting by emailing Jennifer Divall, Marketing Manager at

I have provided a downloadable copy of the new Constitution at the bottom of this page. Please make time to get involved if you can.

Congratulations to our new Student Leadership Team

I would like to warmly congratulate our new student leadership team, who are listed in full in Graham Leddie’s report. In particular I congratulate our new Captain, Tyler von der Heyden, and Vice Captains, Alfie Killigrew, Ben Donaldson and Finn O’Sullivan. All of our new leaders will face the exciting challenge this year of re-defining their roles as part of our new house system. I am confident they will perform outstandingly and of course the Executive and all staff will be supporting them every step of the way.

A formal whole school assembly to present our new leaders to the College will be held on Wednesday 2 November at 12:15pm and all parents, carers and friends are welcomed to attend.

Celebrating great basketball facilities

It was a great pleasure to celebrate with our basketball community the first official CAS game on the courts in our new gymnasium last weekend with a stunning cake organised by the Basketball supporters. After a long period of disruption our basketballers are revelling in the beautiful new facilities.



View the new Parent Association Constitution Download