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Head’s Message

Winter 2018 Awards

From the Head of College, Graham Leddie


Congratulations to the following students who collected awards for both academic attainment and co-curricular achievement at today’s assembly.

Head of College Awards


Tom Johnson, Lachlan Grant, Malo Morrisey.


Lorenzo Di Napoli, Joshua Gentle, Jared Garwood, Oliver Davis, William Heffernan, Chris Kallo, Alejandro Zanapalis, Brandon Reid, Dylan McCulloch, Finn Nebauer.


Saia Afeaki, Nathan Barns, Sebastian Van De Hoek, Max Valentine, Bryn Parry.

NSW Constitutional Convention

I am pleased to advise that Bradley Marzol of Year 11 has been selected to participate in the New South Wales Schools Constitutional Convention at Parliament House, Macquarie St, Sydney, on Tuesday October 30. After submitting an excellent application for the role, Bradley will meet with more than 100 other students from all over the State to discuss a topic related to the Australian Constitution, such as the separation of powers, recognition of First Peoples or issues around Federation. The students at the NSW Convention will then select 30 of their number to attend a three-day National Constitutional Convention to be held in Canberra in March 2019.  Best wishes to Bradley for a great experience.

Academic and Co-curricular Awards

The Pierre de Coubertin Award recognises secondary school students who demonstrate values which are consistent with the Olympic Movement through participation in sporting activities. This prestigious award has been running since 1993. Award recipients are invited to attend an Academy Day (held in each respective State) which provides the opportunity for students to meet Olympians, workshop Olympic issues and learn about of the International Olympic Movement and that includes official Awards Ceremony will take place  the Australian Olympic Committee.



Year 7/8 A AFL Best & Fairest: Louis Kitto

Year 7/8 B AFL Best & Fairest: Lang Curran

9/10 AFL Best & Fairest: Zac Murphy

1sts AFL Best & Fairest: Max D’Agostino

1sts AFL Captain: Harry Whitaker

AFL ALL STARS: Harry Whitaker, Max D’Agostino, Xavier Slezak, Reid McNamara, Zac Murphy, Lang Curran, Louis Kitto, Max Murphy

Max D’Agostino (NSW U17’s AFL 2018)

Thomas Tyson (NSW U17’s AFL 2018)



801 Mack Trustrum

802 – Spencer Dawkins

803 – Saxon Armstrong

804 – Julian Ginnane

805 – Angus Anthony

806 – Conor Cahill

807 – Jimmy Ashbridge

808 – Axel Jeffries

9PDM – Oscar Madden

9VA – Jet Marsh-Cashman

10PDM01 – Jed Turnbull

10PDM02 – Brock Preston

11VA – Charlie Longmire / Oscar Davis

12 PDM – Zachary Bloch



Open Cross Country Champion: Charles McGrath

U16 Cross Country Champion: Alex Talbot

U14 Cross Country Champion: Kurt Kress

Cross Country Most Improved: Jack ‘Banjo’ Studholme

NSW Open Cross Country Team: Charles McGrath



Daniel Gandy (NSW Cycling 2018)



Most Outstanding Debater 2018: Jasper Wilde

Year 11 – Most Consistent Performance in Debating: Sam Hall

Year 10 – Most Consistent Performance in Debating: Matthew Brock

Year 9 – Most Consistent Performance in Debating: Luca Wilson

Year 8 – Most Consistent Performance in Debating: Daniel McSweeney

Year 7 – Most Consistent Performance in Debating: Jay Briggs

Year 8 Debating – CSDA Semi-finalists: Mackenzie Flitcroft, Achilles Zanapalis, Conor Ryan



Most dedicated Year 12 Entertainment student in the role of Stage Manager on the major school Production: Simon Finnegan

Most dedicated Year 11 Entertainment student in the role of Assistant Stage Manager on the major school Production: William Woodward

Outstanding Dramatic performance in a Lead Role in a major school Production: Riley Klotz

Outstanding Dramatic performance in a Lead role in a major school Production: Ethan Vella



Mark Andre

Tim Waring

George Vouros

Will Durkin

Luke Cochrane

Luke Harris

Oliver Ruse

Matthew Gallagher



1st XI Football Captain: Jack Hardwicke-Owen

1st XI Football Best Team Man: Ben Scarf

1st XI Football Best and Fairest: Jack Hardwicke-Owen

Michael Lovell Shield for Contribution to Football: Anthony Candi

Best & Fairest 2nd XI Football: Jerome Mendes

Best & Fairest 10A Football: Alex Talbot

Best & Fairest 9A Football: Peter Stamatelatos

Best & Fairest 8A Football: Emilio Vinci

Best & Fairest 7A Football: Harvey O’Malley

Frank Salvo Cup for Most Improved Team: 3rd XI

Jamie Gomez Shield for Best Team: 7A

Mario Rebollo (NSW U16 Football 2018)



Best & Fairest Senior Judo: Sebastian Rayk

Best & Fairest Junior Judo: Max Valentine



Best and Fairest Winter: Massimo Bucci

Most Improved Winter: Joseph Petroni



Best Sports Photographer: Ian Vuk

Best Video Editor: Angus McPherson



Cliff Goodchild Band: Remi Defina-Sperando

Matthew Coorey Band: Alistair Isaac

Senior Jazz Band: Oliver Ruse

Junior Jazz Band: Guy Hammerschmidt

College Choir: Damien Lin

Guitar Ensemble: Dylan Purbrick



1st XV Captain: Conor Molloy

Best & Fairest 1st XV: Luca Moretti

Shawn McKay Award for 1st XV Best Team Man: Tadgh Murphy

Paul Cornish Award for contribution to Rugby: Jacob Tomasiello

Best & Fairest 2nd XV Rugby: Felix Valentine

Best & Fairest 16A Rugby: Jordan Swann

Best & Fairest 15A Rugby: Klayton Thorn

Best & Fairest 14A Rugby: Noah Kulcsar

Best & Fairest 13A Rugby: Billy Lyons

Most Outstanding Rugby Referee: Stephen Davies

Tim Kava Shield (best rugby team): 15A’s Rugby

Ronald Volkman (NSW U16 Rugby 2018)

Jordan Swann (NSW U16 Rugby 2018)

Miles Amasotero (NSW U16 Rugby 2018)

Aisea Aholelei (NSW U16 Rugby 2018)

Harry Whiteman (Combined States Rugby)

Lathan Hutchinson-Walters (Combined States Rugby)

Conor Molloy (Combined States Rugby 2018 – captain)

Luca Moretti (Australian Schoolboys Rugby Union and Rugby League 2018)



Will Cooley (Australian Sailing Team & World Youth Olympics 2018)



Robert Beal (NSW Swimming 2018)

Ned Weiland (Triple Crown of Marathon Swimming)

Stuart Swinburn (World Youth Olympics 2018 – Swimming)



Best and Fairest: Jayden Lim

Most Improved 2018: Finn Nebauer



Winter Tennis Captain: Kiva Gywnne

1st IV Best and Fairest: Oliver Ruse

2nd IV Best and Fairest: Marko Dundovic

Year 10 Tennis Champion: Dylan Odisho

Year 9 Tennis Champion: Karl Skeed

Year 8 Tennis Champion: Jonathon Booy

Year 7 Tennis Champion: Archie Small

Most Improved Tennis: Jack Chia / Joshua Hamilton



Best and Fairest: 1sts – Ethan Reid, 2nds – Sebastien Van De Hoek

Coach’s Award: 1sts – Joseph Lyons, 2nds – Will Gibson



Nikita Strbac (Captain of U17 NSW Junior Water Polo squad)


Join us to farewell Mr Anthony Banboukjian

After 28 years of distinguished service to the College, 10 years as Director of the Junior School, Mr Anthony Banboukjian will be farewelled at the College on Friday 14 September in the Cosgrove Centre. All members of the Waverley College community are invited to attend a cocktail evening to acknowledge and thank Tony.


Tough times for some in our community

Please keep in your thoughts and prayers some members and families of our community who are facing major health issues right now:

Hugo Kulcsar of Year 6 is battling leukemia at present and staying very positive. Through a robot, Hugo is interacting with his classmates and his teacher Ms Jennifer Hoare. We wish Hugo a speedy recovery.

William Pearce of Year 6 underwent heart transplant surgery in Melbourne five weeks ago. He progressing well and will remain in Melbourne for the next seven weeks. We wish Will all the best during these critical weeks.

Charlie Grant of Year 5 was involved in a traffic incident last Friday where he was hit by a van. No broken bones, internal damage or head injury, but Charlie is quite sore from the ordeal. We wish him a quick return to school.

Mr Greg Harris is currently undergoing stem cell treatment for a rare blood cancer. We wish him all the best at this difficult time.

William Pearce is progressing well after heart surgery.

Hugo Kulcsar is joining classes using a robot.

Father’s Day

Finally, I would like to wish all our dads, step-dads, grandfathers and father figures whose love is so important to the happiness of each of our boys, a Happy Father’s Day for Sunday. Please spare a thought and prayer for those who have lost a dad or a father figure.