06 Feb 2020

A Message from Mr Holden

We have all been deeply saddened and troubled by the tragic loss of young lives in the recent appalling traffic incident in Oatlands. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the Abdallah and Sakr families as they face such devasting heartbreak. We also hold in our thoughts those school communities affected, as well as a number of Wyvern families connected to those families and communities.

I have been pleased by the way Wyvern students have settled into the new academic year. After the summer break it seems that boys were more than ready to get back into school routines. It is equally pleasing to see the good relationships our teachers are forming with their classes. Positive, caring and respectful relationships between students and staff are a prerequisite for learning to take place. I am greatly encouraged by the foundations laid so far in this regard.

Extra-curricular clubs have started this week and it is very encouraging to see so many students taking up these additional learning opportunities outside of the normal school day. A quick reminder and request for prompt pickup of your sons at the conclusion of any afterschool club/activity. Music ensembles will start from Week 3.

We are very blessed to have such a supportive and proactive parent body. The P&F have already played an important role this year by assisting new families to Wyvern with our parent mentor scheme and by holding the “Welcome” picnic prior to the term starting. Tomorrow evening we look forward to the P&F Cocktail Party to be held at Wyvern from 6:00pm. I thank Mr Mick Cronin, P&F President, and his excellent executive team for organising this event. Can I respectfully request that great consideration is given to our neighbours when parking; please be especially mindful not to block driveways.

Finally, I am pleased to inform you that Wyvern parents have been given access to a resource called SchoolTV. This online resource is available via the following link on Spaces, click here and contains excellent articles, features and videos to support parents in raising happy, well and resilient young people.

Ian Holden
Head of Wyvern House

Newington, Wyvern House

115 Cambridge Street
Stanmore NSW 2048
+61 2 9568 9444


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