From Deputy Principal – Student & Staff Wellbeing, Mr Patrick Brennan
The latest NSW Health advice asks students and staff to obtain a COVID-19 test prior to returning to the College if they are experiencing any flu-like or COVID-19 symptoms. NSW Health is turning these tests around very quickly. Thank you for your positive response to this requirement and your ongoing cooperation. I also encourage boys to wear a mask, particularly if you are travelling on public transport.
On 26 August, the CAS Heads attended a briefing by Dr Kerry Chant, the NSW Chief Health Officer. In the light of the CHO’s guidelines and NSW Health advice to restrict the intermingling between communities within metropolitan Sydney, the CAS Heads reluctantly resolved to cancel the 2020 Athletics Championships.
CAS schools will be providing sporting experiences for students while remaining mindful of the guidelines that seek to restrict movement across regions and zones. The CAS is grateful to all schools for carefully adhering to NSW Health regulations, which meant that the winter season could be virtually completed in a timely way for students.
We look forward to resuming our activities in the forthcoming summer season.
Indigenous Literacy Day
Over the years, Quinn House has focused on advocating for – and raising awareness of – significant issues affecting our First Nations Peoples.
Wednesday 2 September is Indigenous Literacy Day and Quinn House will play their part in helping to raise funds to purchase culturally relevant books for remote Indigenous communities. These books are supplied in both English and first language.
Due to COVID restrictions, we are unable to visit Redfern Jarjum College and La Perouse Public School to spend time with their First Nations students this year. Instead, Quinn students and Jarjum students will be sharing stories together via Zoom.
Students in Quinn House are asked to make a gold coin donation to help buy books for remote communities. We are aiming to raise $25 per Quinn wellbeing group – about $2-$3 per student. Students are asked to donate their gold coins to their wellbeing mentors during wellbeing time. If anyone else in the community would like to donate, please ask your son to donate your money to Suzi Sucur in the Wellbeing Centre.
Business Support for the Waverley Community
During this challenging time, we are aware that a lot of businesses are suffering. Please use our directory to support valuable family businesses in the Waverley College community. Advertising in the directory is free and open for all parents and Old Boys.
To register your business, please email Robin Ball at firstname.lastname@example.org.