From the Parents Association
Sunday was a very special day for a large number of Year 12 boys and the special women in their life. A new event on the Waverley Social calendar, the Year 12 Mother & Son Lunch organised by year 12 parents, Deb Johnson and Lamya Said was incredibly special for both boys and their mothers and celebrated a huge milestone in both their lives.
The day could not have been better and there was definitely a buzz in the air, seeing all the boys dressed up with their mums with smiles beaming from ear to ear.
After the atrocious weather the day before, the clouds parted and the sun shined brightly, allowing for welcome drinks to be held outside on the front terrace of the stylish Doltone house venue. Following all the hellos, initial catch ups and photos at the media wall, guest were seated for a sumptuous two-course lunch.
However, without a doubt, the highlight of the day was the guest speakers. A panel discussion, chaired by Luke Stewart, Year 6 Waverley College parent with a stellar line up of Waverley College Old Boys – Quinn Darragh (Class of 95), Ben Quigley (Class of 95, Cam McAusland (Class of 95), Adam Freier (Class of 97)
The audience was spellbound, listening to highly entertaining stories and insightful and motivating messages. The Old Boys spoke about their school years, the paths they took after leaving school, their individual ups and downs, challenges and unexpected bumps along the way. The overriding message was how much Waverley College meant to them, how important their Waverley friendships still are and how much stronger the Waverley connection gets over time.
The speakers had the Year 12 boys hanging on their every word – inspired and motivated. The thank you messages received after event were unanimous in their sentiment that the day was a very special one indeed and those that attended felt extremely proud to be part of the Waverley College Community.