Search icon
Explore icon

Please note: This post is from our website archive. Some of the information within this post may now be out-of-date.


Wellbeing: Prefects, buses and roads!

Year 11 at 2017 RYDA Safe Driving Course

From the Director of Wellbeing, Matt Porter

Senior School Prefects for 2018

Current Year 11 students are invited to apply for Student Leadership positions for 2018. Students are required to submit a formal written application demonstrating their suitability as one of the preferred candidates. Students will present a short oral presentation to their peers at a Friday House Assembly. This will be followed by a student vote and a staff vote. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by their Head of House, members of the College Executive and in the case of the Captain and Vice Captains an additional interview with the Head of College.

Successful applicants will have demonstrated positive leadership qualities, a commitment to all aspects of College life and will have made a meaningful contribution to Waverley College and the wider community. Good luck to all of the young gentlemen currently working on their applications.


Scanning on and off our local buses

It is important that all students traveling to and from the College by Bus tap on and off at the beginning and end of their journey. Transport NSW use this information in determining how many boys use a particular service and whether or not services should continue. It is important that we supply accurate data of the number of students accessing a particular service at a given time of day. This information could result in additional services running at peak times or alternatively a regular service being scrapped if the number of students tapping on proves that a particular route is no longer sustainable.

Crossing the road safely

Far too many of our boys are taking unnecessary risks by darting out between cars or crossing roads illegally outside of the designated crossings. Being distracted or impatient when crossing the road is putting the lives of our students in unnecessary danger.

On Wednesday this week, our Year 11 students attended the RYDA safe driving day at Homebush. One of the activities demonstrated required breaking distances for motorists. Assuming that a driver is obeying the 40km limit, paying attention to the road, driving a well serviced sedan on a dry road the reaction and breaking distance required is 36m. Always cross roads at a designated crossing, wait for the correct signal and avoid texting or using mobile devices while crossing.

We strongly urge all motorists to remain alert and vigilant at all times, exercise appropriate caution and expect the unexpected.