From the Director of Waterford, Gabrielle Smith
On Tuesday 26th February we hosted an Open Afternoon for prospective parents and students. We welcomed around 300 families to the school. I wanted to share with you excerpts from the speeches two Year 6 Waterford students Lachlan Marzol and Kayden Baker shared with families visiting our wonderful school.
“At Waverley we are lucky enough to participate in Saturday sports and do not worry if you are not an Olympic Athlete, that is what is great about the College. The teachers encourage you to do YOUR best and be YOUR best. It does not matter if you are in the highest sports team or the lowest, all that matters at Waverley is that you try and all the boys play together as a team” Lachlan Marzol – Year 6
“I started at the College in Year 5 and have loved every eventful and memorable day at the Junior School. The thing I love most about the College is the inclusiveness between the Senior School and the Junior School. One of my most treasured things about the College is the Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Masses, when you get to make something for your loved ones and express to them how thankful you are about going to Waverley and how much you love them” Kayden Baker – Year 6
Toyota Dream Car Art Contest
Year 5 have been working on an exciting STEM competition, the Toyota Dream Car Art contest. This competition is a chance for tomorrow’s engineers, designers and creative thinkers to let their imagination run wild by drawing an image of their ‘Dream Car’. We started by investigating the concept of adaptation and we looked at how animals adapt both physically and behaviourally to suit their environments. Year 5 were set a challenge to design a car that was adapted to an extreme environment. Below are examples of some of the most creative entries. We look forward to seeing if any of our entrants will win the grand prize of a trip to Japan! Congratulations to all of the boys who submitted entries for consideration, your creativity and design thinking is very impressive, you are the problem solvers of the future.
Miss Charlotte Stephens – Year 5 classroom teacher and ileader
‘Cactus Car’ by Sam Brader 5 red
‘Car of Dimensions’ by Samuel Lennon 5 Red
Clean Up Australia Day
Thanks to Year 5 Green and their support of Clean Up Australia Day. They armed themselves with gloves, tongs and and bags and headed to Waverley Park where they picked up litter that had been left behind.
Congratulations to everyone who competed in the NSW Surf Life Savings Championships held at Swansea Belmont over the weekend. From all reports the Waverley boys were successful in a wide range of events and presented themselves as positive role models for the school. I also wanted to show my appreciation to the boys who were not competing in this event and had to play Saturday sport. Many teams were short on players and some boys played two games for their particular sport. It was wonderful to witness this level of school spirit amongst the boys. Well done Waterford!
Well done to the students from both Years 5 & 6 who attended the Brothers Swimming Carnival at St Ignatius College as a warm up in preparation for the IPSHA Carnival at Homebush. The boys were selected based on their results from the swimming carnival.
Under 10’s – Charlie Coutts, James McDonald, Nick Scerri, Owen Patient, Jethro Jensen
Under 11’s – Aidan Lee, William Tate, Parker Campbell, Digger Callander,
Under 12’s – Lincoln Tanner, Nate Devereux
The swimming squad then competed at the IPSHA carnival on Tuesday. The Senior Relay Team consisting of Fred Carmody, James Finegan, Oakley Lamb and Zoltahn Szabo made it through to compete for IPSHA at the CIS Carnival on Wednesday 20th March at Sydney Aquatic Centre, Olympic Park.
Traffic and Parking
There have been increased concerns with traffic and parking on Henrietta St of a morning and afternoon, this includes people parking in the no stopping zone out the front of Waterford. Please ensure that traffic and parking regulations are followed at all times, in both Henrietta St and Victoria St especially during the busy drop off and pick up times. This is to ensure not only our students’ safety, but also the safety and needs of our local community.