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Junior School Week 3

Director of Junior School, Gabrielle Bransby

Director of Junior School, Ms Gabrielle Bransby

Welcome to Week 3!

We started our week with a beautiful assembly by 5 Gold and Ms Hoare. 5 Gold presented some highlights of what they have been learning this term. As it is early in the term, their focus was on Religion, specifically the Season of Easter, the Feast of Edmund Rice and May, the month of Mary. The students narrated and dramatised many stories and events, and displayed enthusiasm and knowledge of their learning. 

5 Gold Assembly

5 Gold Assembly

Open Classrooms Timetable

We are excited to welcome parents/carers on campus in Weeks 5 and 6 for open classrooms. Please see the timetable below for your son’s scheduled time. We are looking forward to seeing you. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we can only allow one parent per student. 


18 May


19 May


20  May


24 May

6 Blue

6 White

5 Red

5 Blue

5 Orange

6 Red

6 Orange

5 Gold

5 White

6 Indigo

6 Gold

5 Indigo

Pick up and Parking

Can I please ask parents to be mindful of where you are picking up your son from after school. A lot of parents are picking students up at the front of the school in the ‘No Stopping’ area near the crossing. We have had many complaints about double parking on Langlee Avenue for extended periods of time. Many are double parking close to the interaction of Langlee Avenue and Henrietta Street. This creates confusion for other road users which then becomes a safety hazard for students. Can I ask you to please park legally. There are many spots you can choose to meet your son so that you don’t pose an inconvenience to residents and create a safety hazard for our students. 

Medical Information for Year 6 Camp (12-14 May) – Reminder

If your son has any medical conditions, you will need to update his medical information in the Parent Portal.

Please click this link for instructions on how to update his medical information.

If your son needs to take medication while he is on camp, we require one snack-size ziplock bag for each dose, according to your son’s requirements. For example, if he takes 1 tablet at breakfast, 1 at lunch and 1 at dinner you will need to provide the following as indicated:

  • Day 1, Breakfast: 1 snack-size ziplock bag with the dosage included
  • Day 1, Lunch: 1 snack-size ziplock bag with the dosage included
  • Day 1, Dinner: 1 snack-size ziplock bag with the dosage included
  • Day 2, Breakfast: 1 snack-size ziplock bag with the dosage included
  • Day 2, Lunch: 1 snack-size ziplock bag with the dosage included
  • Day 2, Dinner: 1 snack-size ziplock bag with the dosage included
  • Day 3, Breakfast: 1 snack-size ziplock bag with the dosage included
  • Day 3, Lunch: 1 snack-size ziplock bag with the dosage included

Please clearly mark your son’s name on all individual dosage bags, and place them into one large ziplock bag clearly marked with your son’s name.

If your son requires liquid medication, or you have any questions, please contact Ms Audrey Coupe to discuss on 9387 5022.

This needs to be delivered to Ms Audrey Coupe by Monday 10 May.


Junior School Canteen

As you know, the Junior school is lucky enough to have a canteen that is open five days a week for breakfast/recess and lunch. We urgently need a full roster of volunteers each term to ensure that the canteen can continue to operate successfully.

The shift time is: Monday to Friday

Breakfast: 8am to 8.45am

During the day: 9.30am to 1pm

We would be delighted to have you volunteer and would really appreciate the support. As a huge thank you for your continued support. Lunch is on us!

Please click here for the Junior School volunteer roster.


Ms Gabrielle Bransby

Director of Junior School




Students in Years 5 will be participating in the annual NAPLAN tests in reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy online this year between Tuesday 11 May and Thursday 13 May.

Click here for NAPLAN Parent Information Pack

Students must have their earphones and laptops fully charged for the start of every test.

Students are encouraged to practise for the tests and can click here to practise.

Students should try out the online tools including calculator, protractor and ruler, as well as text magnification and flags.

NAPLAN Timetable for 2021

Tuesday 11 May Wednesday 12 May Thursday 13 May Friday 14 May
Periods 1 and 2  Writing(42 mins)

9:00 – 10:00am

Reading(50 mins)

9:00 – 10:00am

Numeracy (50mins)

9:00 – 10:00am

Catch up 
Recess Normal Normal Normal  Normal
Period 3  Conventions of Language


11:00 – 11:50am 

Periods 4 – 6 Normal Normal Normal Normal


If you have any questions please contact:

Mr Thomas Mitton

Acting Assistant Director of Curriculum – Junior School 



Lunchtime Talk 

Alexander Avdalis, one of our very own Junior School Waverley students presented at our Lunchtime Talk last Friday. He gave valuable tips on 3D printing, key elements for 3D design;  simplicity, structure and size, and recommended websites for creating your own designs. The Junior School students loved every minute of the presentation and had many questions for our 3D printing guru. A huge thank you to Alex for giving up his time to inspire the next generation of designers. 

Alexander Avdalis

Alexander Avdalis

Alexander Avdalis

Alexander Avdalis

Alexander Avdalis leading the Lunchtime Talk

Alexander Avdalis leading the Lunchtime Talk

Home Learning Club

*Next week there will be NO Home Learning Club on Monday 10 May. All teachers will be attending a Professional Development session.

We offer all students in Year 5 and Year 6 the opportunity to receive free additional support after school for the completion of home learning tasks. The afternoon sessions also provide a quiet, supervised study space for students who want to complete their assigned tasks.

Home Learning Club operates in the Learning Hub from 3pm until 4pm – Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – during school term.  


Register your son via the Skoolbag app and follow this link

Only register his name once to allow other students the opportunity to attend. The session is limited to 20 spots.There will be a roll call to ensure attendance. Students are required to stay for the full session unless there is a message in the student diary requesting early leave, a parent signature will be required.


As it is important to respect the rights of others to learn and work. All students are expected to settle to work in the Learning Hub and not cause a disturbance for others.


Monday & Wednesday – Ms Natasha Zivanovic

Tuesday & Thursday – Mr Matt Ryan 

If you require any further information, feel free to contact us:

Mr Matt Ryan

Year 5 Red Class Teacher


Ms Natasha Zivanovic

Primary Literacy and Innovation Teacher 



Round 3 Co-Curricular Sport

Last weekend, our Prep 1st Football and Prep 1st Rugby teams were honoured to represent the College against Trinity and Shore on Queens Park 1 main field. Allowing both teams the opportunity to experience what it is like for our senior teams to play on a full-sized pitch. Each game was played at a high standard, and the results gave that impression:

Prep 1st Football – Waverley 1 – 1 Trinity

Prep 1st Rugby – Waverley 36 – 10 Shore

After the Prep 1st Rugby game, students were given a tour of the pavilion. This opened their eyes to the rich history of sport at Waverley College, showcasing the most decorated student-athletes in the College’s long history. I sensed the students’ appreciation and honour of representing Waverley College in their early years at the school and for many years to come. 

Rugby Queens Park Junior School 2021

Rugby Queens Park Junior School 2021

Rugby Queens Park Junior School 2021

Rugby Queens Park Junior School 2021

Aidan Giusti - Player of the match

Aidan Giusti – Player of the match

I have been fortunate enough to witness the majority of games at Queens Park over the first two rounds. It has been amazing to see all teams playing with such enthusiasm and enjoyment. Teams are quickly beginning to develop a positive culture and bond that makes me proud to see, and I know it does for coaches as well. I wish all teams the best of luck for the upcoming round of games and look forward to seeing more great team performances that demonstrate positive sportsmanship.

The results for Round 2 have now been uploaded on the Waverley College website. Click here for Round 3 fixture and Round 2 results and scroll down to the Junior School Sports section.


Mr Jack Wachtel

Assistant Director of Co-Curricular (Years 5-8)