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Junior School News

Waterford news – Term 3, week 6


Prayer of the Week

This Sunday we celebrate Father’s Day. This can be a difficult time for some of us in our community for many reasons, therefore as we say our prayer this week we remember the love that God has for all of us, his children.

Heavenly Father,

Bless every father in our world this week.  Help them feel for your guidance and wisdom within their own minds.

Bless them with confidence through the many obstacles they overcome as they attempt to provide for their families.

Give them the courage to gather their families close, even through the demands and social pressures of our world today, that each of their children might know that they are loved, that they are of great worth to you, and that they have a special mission to perform while here on earth.

Bless all fathers to feel your love and fill them with the confidence that you are with them and you will guide them as they seek your will, that they might be examples of faith and trust in you to their families.

Lead them through every storm that they may face.


Our father…

Mary, Mother of God: Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Rice: Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our Hearts: Forever


We continue to pray for members of our community who are going through some challenging times in their lives. Hugo Kulcsar (Year 6), William Pearce (Year 6), Mrs Stanton (wife of Mr Stanton) and Mr Harris all need our support and prayers.

We also pray for Charlie Grant (Year 5) who was involved in a traffic incident on Friday afternoon when he was hit by a van on his way to rugby.  Charlie spent the night in Hospital under observation monitoring many bumps and bruises.  Fortunately, Charlie was released from Hospital on Saturday afternoon with no major injuries.  We look forward to having Charlie back at school soon.

We hope they all recover and re-join our community soon.

Invitation To My Farewell

I would to extend a personal invitation to all current and past parents and old boys of the Junior School to attend my farewell on September 14 in the college gym. I would love the opportunity to say thank you and goodbye. Details on the College website.


We have just heard that our fabulous Wakakirri performance has won through to the State finals. Along the way the they have been awarded with The Best Anti-Bullying Story Award – a great effort.

The following is the judges comment regarding our performance:
A very strong performance with a great message. Fantastic opening – well staged and good use of signs to move the performance forward. Wonderful energy and good focus throughout. A strong performance from the lead performer and good storyline…. An excellent performance – exciting and strong!

Congratulations to the Waterford Concert Band who received a Bronze Award at the NSW School Band Festival this afternoon. Well done to all the buys who have worked hard in the Band this term. Thank you to all the Instrumental Teachers who have also taken time out their lessons to work with the students.

Thank you very much to the teachers, giving the band members time out of their lessons to prepare for this festival and also, for your ongoing support.


The boys had a successful day on Wednesday August 29 at the IPSHA Athletics Carnival at Homebush. Parents and students had a most enjoyable day and we were pleased with the boy’s efforts and behaviour.

9 of the 12 boys competing today were selected and will progress to CIS on Thursday 13th September.

Selections were:

  • U10 relay team 3rd place – Ben Pignatelli, Sonny Patane, Jack Johnson, Liam McMasters. Time 1:01:02
  • U12 relay team 6th place – Luke Newrick, Eden Byrd, Campbell Porteus, Tashi Harrison. Time 56:46
  • Luke Newrick U11 Long Jump 4th. 4.21m
  • Eden Byrd U12 100m equal 5th 14:02
  • Jack Johnson U10 800m 2nd 2:34:26
  • Jack Johnson U10 200m 3rd 30:68
  • Henry Parkes U11 High Jump 4th 1.38m
  • Ben Pignatelli U10 Discus 3rd 20.48m
  • Campbell Porteus U12 200m 6th 28:72

Many thanks to Mr Meadley and Ms. Hoare for their assistance as on the day.


2018 FATHERS AND GRANDFATHERS MASS – Message from Mr Ghattas

Friday 31st August 201812:00pm to 2:00pm

Fathers, grandfathers and significant males in the lives of Waverley College students in Years 5 to 12 are invited to accompany their boys to a special Fathers and Grandfathers Mass for Father’s Day. The Mass will be followed by a luncheon for students and their guests. At the conclusion of lunch, Waterford students will have the opportunity to go home with their parent/grandparent to spend the afternoon together (approximately 2pm).

WHEN: 12pm FRIDAY 31 AUGUST 2018

MASS Br J P Lacey Gymnasium, Senior Campus 12pm – 1pm

LUNCHEON (Years 5 – 12): Luncheon will be served immediately after Mass in the Cosgrove Centre Covered Basketball Court, Senior Campus



Over the past seven years over $300,000 has been raised by the students of Waverley College Junior School and donated to charity. Money raised this year will be donated to the following organisations:

Major charities –

  • Edmund Rice Camps NSW
  • Sydney Children’s Hospital
  • Starlight Children’s Foundation

Minor charities –

  • Prostate Cancer Foundation
  • Snowdome Foundation
  • Charlie Teo Foundation
  • Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation

Please be generous and help others less fortunate.

The walkathon will be held on Friday September 21 at Centennial Park.



We are getting worried about how much you are carrying in your BACKPACK

Please stop taking every book home

Pack only what you need



If anyone has photos from Saturday sport or any other Waverley College event that they would like to share with the rest of the College community could I ask you to send them in on a disk or memory stick to the Junior School office.