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WAVERLEY COLLEGE, OUR LADY’S MOUNT


Waverley College is an independent, non-selective Catholic day school for boys. It has more than 100 years of history as a school that liberates the potential of students from all backgrounds in its preschool, junior school and senior school. At the college, success is not measured solely by academic grades or excellence in the core subjects. Instead, a full and meaningful education incorporates courage, respect, wisdom, empathy, leadership, healthy relationships, innovation and learning to overcome challenges. Teachers and students alike are supported by innovative resources, facilities and  technology. The college has a comprehensive library, science and specialist areas, computer rooms, a large gymnasium, tennis courts, cricket nets, an Olympic-sized swimming pool and a performing arts centre to cater for all aspects of music and drama. The second campus at Waterford houses the junior school, the pre-school and a theatre, and playing fields are a few minutes’ walk. The “Waverley iLearn” program offers best practice in the classroom and collaboration with other interstate and international schools. Students from Year 5-12 now have individual MacBook Air computers for the classroom. The college has also operated a Cadet Unit for more than 100 years, teaching discipline and leadership skills. Waverley College is committed to reaching out to people in need, demonstrating compassion and challenging negative thinking. The college boasts an outstanding social justice program that sees Year 7 and Year 8 students concentrate on issues in the school and the immediate community; Year 9 and Year 10 students look at national and global issues, and senior students participate in a range of community experiences that are positive for the school community or the wider community, as well as a step outside of their comfort zones: they can choose to donate blood, play bingo with residents at a nursing home, and mentor disadvantaged children. Some students even visit a remote Aboriginal community for a week, and many are involved in the St Vincent de Paul Society’s “Sydney Night Patrol” program. Facilities: Information Resource Centre, science and specialist areas, large gymnasium, tennis courts, cricket nets, 50-metre swimming pool and a Performing Arts Centre to cater for all aspects of music and drama. A second campus at Waterford, approximately 300 metres from Our Lady’s Mount, houses a Junior School, a theatre, preschool and other facilities. Playing fields are located a few minutes’ walk from the college. Electives: The college has a broad curriculum and offers more than 40 subjects at HSC level. Languages include French and German with external study supported for other languages. The Learning Support Centre (LSC), encompassing learning support and learning enrichment Programs, is designed to address student needs and extend boys using an integrated approach to learning. Extension opportunities include acceleration and participation in specialised programs such as Critical Thinking and Da Vinci Decathlon. The Performing Arts Centre supports the growing numbers of students electing to study Music and Drama, and private tuition is available for a wide range of instruments as well as voice and music theory. Performance opportunities include regular musicals, drama productions and musical performances. The college gymnasium supports the extensive Physical Development and Health Education Program. In addition to a strong, focused HSC pathway the Vocational Education and Training courses in Stage 6 include Hospitality (Operations), Information Technology, Construction and  Entertainment. In partnership with parents, Waverley College is committed to liberating the potential of all learners. Sport: Waverley College is a member of the Associated Schools of NSW and participates successfully in all combined sporting and cultural activities. The cadet unit has provided leadership training for Years 8 to 12 students for more than 100 years. Extracurricular activities: Individual tuition in all brass, string, woodwind and percussion instruments, voice, music theory, several musical groups and orchestras, drama, debating, chess. Principal: Mr R Paxton.

Religion Catholic
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Boy
Years Year 5 - Year 12
Enrolment 1300 students
Phone
02 9369******* 02 9369 0600
Fax
02 9389******* 02 9389 1274
Address 131 Birrell Street, Waverley 2024
Email
enrolme*******
enrolmentofficer@waverley.nsw.edu.au
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