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Junior School News

Waterford Updates

From the Director of the Junior School, Anthony Banboukjian

Prayer of the Week

As we pray together this week, let us keep in mind the following prayer from Pope Francis:

Let us know pray the Hail Mary together:

Mary, Mother of God: Pray for Us
Blessed Edmund Rice: Pray for Us
Live Jesus in our Hearts: Forever

Keep in your prayers

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 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 Br J P Lacey Gymnasium. I would love the opportunity to say thank and goodbye. Find out more and book here.


Our athletics squad has started their intensive training program leading up to the IPSHA selection carnival on Wednesday August 29 at Homebush.

Although only a short season the boys are hard at work ensuring they are ready to do their best at the IPSHA carnival.

The squad consists of:

Jack Johnson
Liam McMasters
Oliver Trosti
Ben Pignatelli
Sonny Patane
Luke Newrick
Joe Mohi
Henry Parkes
Frankie Pedder
Fred Carmody
Zachery Duane
Eden Byrd
Campbell Porteus
Tashi Harrison
Ethan Ginnane

Many thanks to Mr Meadley and Ms Hoare for their work with the squad.

Book Week

From Mrs Tunks

Another exciting Book Week has just finished. The week began with a whole school early morning read followed by an author visit from Jack Heath. Throughout the week boys were also given the opportunity to draw with Matt Cosgrove and donate a book to the Book Drive. Over 300 books were donated. Our wonderful week finished with a Book character parade.

Book drive winners – Josh Kelly and Henry Whitehouse

Best dressed winners – Archie Godby and Tom Park

A massive thank you to all the teachers who helped make it a fabulous week.

Father’s Day Mass

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

WHERE: 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

Please register your attendance here

NB: If you have siblings across both campuses you will only need to fill out this form once. Please book the total number attending, including both adults and students.

Bookings will close on Wednesday 29 August


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.


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.

Name on all Student Property

Can I please stress the need to ensure your son has his name on all his gear – it makes it far easier to return any lost items.