12 Oct 2017

A Message from Sandra Gray

Welcome back to what promises to be a very full and exciting Term 4. Please refer to the latest Term 4 Parent Calendar (available on SPACES) for all details.


The process for allocating students to their 2018 classes is well underway. It is my intention to inform you of your son’s new 2018 class before the end of this term. Boys will have the opportunity to meet their new teacher on “One Up Morning” on 30 November. Please note that the deadline for parent input into the process has now passed and unfortunately as such, I cannot consider further requests.


Due to the swimming program in Term 4 there will only be sport training for Years 3-6 on Wednesday afternoons. Boys in Years 3-6 may wear their sport uniform to school on Wednesdays.


Congratulations to all involved with the Wyvern production of The Lion King in the last week of Term 3. It was an amazing production with all boys in Years 5 and 6 playing a starring role. Special thanks to our Musical Directors Alina Belshaw, Isaac Williams and Elizabeth Hilberding, and our Director Ms Tamara Smith. Thanks to Ms Meredith Buining and Mrs Yelena Rubie in our fabulous Wyvern Art department for helping to design and make props.  I also wish to thank all the parent volunteers who assisted with costume and prop making and with face painting. It truly was a team effort.


During the spring break Mr Wilson, Mr Brunton, Mr Hazleton, Mr Lowrie and Mr Trethewey (Lindfield) led a very successful Wyvern and Lindfield rugby and soccer tour to New Zealand. The 43 boys from Year 6 represented the school with enormous pride and should be congratulated for their superb spirit and fine conduct. The biannual tour involved games in Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill, before some fun activities in Queenstown. The tour was a great success on and off the field, with some amazing matches and cultural experiences enjoyed by all.

Thank you to the teachers for generously giving their time in the school holidays and for taking on the huge responsibility of travelling overseas with relatively young students.


This week we wish Year 5 boys and teachers a safe and enjoyable trip as they head off to the Great Aussie Bush Camp at Tea Gardens. I am sure they will enjoy this outdoor education experience which links well with many of our school’s Building Learning Power attributes.

Please note that Summer Sport (Round 7) commences this Saturday.

Sandra Gray
Acting Head of Wyvern House

Achievement Awards

 The following achievement awards were awarded at Assembly:


6B Zachary Nguyen
6H Alexander Sutherland
6L Rowan Bhatia
5P Benji Burshtein


5J James Fulton
5P Sam Chittendon
4P Blake Dickson
3B Fletcher Lapthorne
3S Zack Kristallis


Artist of the Week

Years 3-6 Artist of the Week

The artists of the week come from Year 3. Last Term, they worked hard on creating Dragon artworks after reading the book ‘Rowan of Rin’. They were able to make the Dragon in three different parts and joined them together, then created a magical background, echoing ideas within the book. Boys were able to make a variety of different types of Dragons using texture and colour.

Congratulations to William Gray and Benjamin Chau for their wonderful work.

Year 6 Also worked on a charcoal or graphite pencil perspective drawing. There was a lot of measuring and estimating involved.

Congratulations to Charlie Foster for his charcoal perspective drawing.

Meredith Buining
Visual Arts Teacher

Clubs & Extra Curricular Activities at Wyvern – Term 4

Dear Parents,

Please find attached Clubs and Extra Curricular Activities at Wyvern – Term 4 below. Once you click on the link below, select the activity you are interested in and it will take you to the relevant Page on SPACES. 

2017 Term 4 Clubs and Extra-Curricular Activities at Wyvern

All Clubs and Extra Curricular Activities commence in the first week back in Term 4.

Kind regards

Wyvern Office

Faith Matters


The following is an extract from “Leading Without Power” by Max De Pree.

What is the nature of truth? The New Testament says – and I believe – that truth is a person. I think truth is also a quality. The poet John Keats would have us believe that truth is beauty, and in many cases it is. Truth can at times be a promise. Truth can be communication. There are many wonderful ways in which to think about the concept of truth.

Eberhard Jungel, an East German theologian and philosopher, wrote a perceptive essay after the fall of the Berlin Wall. In it he said, “If one begins to analyse why totalitarianism finally failed, one should seek the decisive cause in its objective untruthfulness.” We’re familiar with the objective untruthfulness of government, of corporate advertising, of dysfunctional families. We are almost adjusted to it. The great sadness of denying truth is that we all become accomplices in our own spiritual demise.

On some community bulletin boards people put their own advertisements up, their own versions of the truth. I will never forget the one that said, “For sale, wedding dress, worn once, by mistake.” This is the opposite of objective untruthfulness.

Truth is by nature elusive and hopeful and luminous. It seems to me that in our most private moments, we all know truth in our hearts.

Rev Peter Morphew

Flyers in Bookstand

Martial Arts – Kung Fu Action at Wyvern

Term 4 Clubs and Extra Curricular Activities at Wyvern 


Greek School

School Student Opal Information


Uniform Shop

  • Summer Price List
  • Order Form

Kids and Co Psychology

Have You Thought About Screen Time for Yourself?

My daughter has recently started walking and as all parents know, this starts a whole new ball game. She is into everything. One moment she is in front of me playing, the next she is either about to wrestle the dog on her way out the back gate. My wife and I are certainly being kept on our toes and much less on our screens.

An interesting article that I came across in the holidays got me thinking about the amount of screen time adults spend their days on. Whilst listening to the radio in the car, I heard a discussion where each presenter researched their time spent of certain apps on a weekly cycle. One of the radio presenters was shocked that they had spent 7 and a half hours of their week looking at Instagram. You have to admit, that is a lot of time wasted looking at other people’s lives on a screen. They were amazed at the time spent and lost and even admitted to having spent a bit of that time whilst with the kids. So, the question is, do we really need to be conscious of our screen time around our children?

The simple answer here is ‘yes’. We need to make sure that the time we are spending looking at our screens is truly a device appropriate time. The article written by Sierra Filucci titled, ‘Screen-Time Limits for Parents?’ states, ‘If parents are going to be smart about our smartphones, we do need to make a few rules for ourselves – Smartphone users tend to underestimate the time they spend staring at their phones instead of their kids. It might feel like 20 seconds, but really three minutes have passed.’ Too often you see a child have an accident when someone was looking down at their screen. If we want our children to be great digital citizens, then we need to model this behaviour.

Sierra Filucci offers some great advice on how to get that balance right for yourself. She encourages:

  1. No devices during mealtimes. If a topic comes up that you would normally google, add it to a list to look up later.
  2. Leave the game-playing (Words With Friends!) until after the kids are in bed.
  3. No texting or talking on the phone while driving.
  4. Put away the phone if the kids are swimming unattended or doing anything else potentially dangerous.
  5. Designate “no-tech zones” in your home — and respect them!

Sometimes just putting one or two of these into your home routine can enhance the quality of the conversations you’ll have with your family and maybe even free up some time.

As always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


Tony Cross
eLearning – Wyvern House and Lindfield Preparatory School

New Zealand Tour Photos

Next Two Weeks


Week 2

Mon 16 Wyvern Shop 7.30am – 9.00am
  Kindergarten 2018 Orientation, 2 sessions, 8.45am and 11.00am
Tue 17 Wyvern Shop 2.30pm – 4.00pm
  Years 1-6 2018 Orientation, new students, 8.45am
  3-6 Chapel, 11.15am – 11.45am, Senior School Chapel
  K-2 Chapel, 12.30pm
Wed 18 Year 5 Learning Showcase, 8.45am
  Summer sport training, 1.40pm 
Thu 19 Wyvern Shop 7.30am – 9.00am
  Year 2 Learning Showcase, 8.45am
  Aquatics Program Week 2
  9.00am – 9.45am 1Y/5B
  9.45am – 10.30am KS/5J
  11.00am – 11.45am KW/6L
  11.45am – 12.30pm 1P/6R
  12.30pm – 1.15pm 6H/6B
  STEM Club to RPA departing Wyvern at 2.00pm
Fri 20 Aquatics Program Week 2
  9.00am – 9.45am 3B/4P
  9.45am – 10.30am 4V/4K
  11.00am – 11.45am 2M/2B
  11.45am – 12.30pm 3S/3M
  12.30pm – 1.15pm 5P/5D
  K-2 Assembly, 10.00am
Sat 21 Summer Sport  Round 8
Sun 22  


Week 3

Mon 23 Wyvern Shop 7.30am – 9.00am
  Year 1 Excursion to Sydney Observatory
Tue 24 Wyvern Shop 2.30pm – 4.00pm
  Year 5 Build a Bridge Incursion, 9.00am – 3.00pm
  K-2 Chapel, 12.30pm
Wed 25 Summer sport training, 1.40pm
Thu 26 Wyvern Shop 7.30am – 9.00am
  Parent Helper Thank You Morning Tea, 7.45am – 8.30am
  Year 2 Water Works Excursion to Georges River Environmental Education Centre
  Aquatics Program Week 3
  9.00am – 9.45am KW/5B
  9.45am – 10.30am KS/5J
  11.00am – 11.45am 1Y/6L
  11.45am – 12.30pm 1P/6R
  12.30pm – 1.15pm 6H/6B
Fri 27 Aquatics Program Week 3
  9.00am – 9.45am 3B/4P
  9.45am – 10.30am 4V/4K
  11.00am – 11.45am 2M/2B
  11.45am – 12.30pm 3S/3M
  12.30pm – 1.15pm 5P/5D
  Year 6 Gala Debating Day, selected Year 6 students, Ascham
  3-6 Assembly, 8.30am
  K-2 Assembly, 10.00am
Sat 28 Summer Sport Round 9
Sun 29  

OshClub – Wyvern’s Before and After School Care Provider

Wyvern’s Before and After School Care Program is run by OSHClub. Enrolment for all students is recommended and allows parents to easily manage their before and after school care needs via an online account. Visit www.oshclub.com.au to use the free enrolment service.

For all late bookings, please contact the Coordinator Luc Curling on 0428 131 700. OSHClub’s head office number is (03) 8564 9000 Click here for the OSHClub Information Flyer.

Newsletter, Click here

Kind regards

OSHClub Team


Sports Draw, Click here

Sport Newsletter, Click here

Sporting Venue Addresses, Click here

2017 Sports Handbook, Click here

Term Dates 2017

Term 1  – Monday 30 January to Friday 7 April

Monday 30 January Classes commence for Years 1-6 
Tuesday  10 January Classes commence for Kindergarten
Friday 7 April Classes conclude

Term 2  – Wednesday 26 April to Friday 23 June

Wednesday 26 April Classes commence 
Friday 9 June Staff PD – Student Free Day
Monday 12 June Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
Friday 23 June Classes conclude

Term 3 – Monday 17 July to Friday 22 September

Monday 17 July Classes commence 
Monday 14 August Staff PD – Student Free Day 
Friday 22 September Classes conclude

Term 4 – Monday 9 October to Thursday 7 December

Monday 9 October Classes commence 
Thursday 7 December Classes conclude
Classes conclude – Prize Giving Years 3-6


Term Dates 2018

Term 1  – Monday 29 January to Friday 13 April

Monday 29 January Classes commence for Years 1-6 
Tuesday  30 January Classes commence for Kindergarten
Thursday 29 March Classes conclude for Easter break
Tuesday 3 April School resumes after Easter break
Friday 13 April Classes conclude

Term 2  – Monday 30 April to Friday 29 June

Monday 30 April Classes commence 
Friday 8 June Staff PD – Student Free Day
Monday 11 June Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
Friday 29 June Classes conclude

Term 3 – Monday 23 July to Friday 28 September

Monday 23 July Classes commence 
Monday 3 September Staff PD – Student Free Day (tbc)
Friday 28 September Classes conclude

Term 4 – Monday 15 October to Thursday 6 December

Monday 15 October Classes commence 
Thursday 6 December Classes conclude – Prize Giving Years 3-6


Term 4 Parent Calendar

Dear Parents,

Please note that there have been changes made to the Term 4 Calendar due to circumstances beyond our control. Any previous dates you may have diarised from previous versions or from the SPACES Calendar on SPACES for Term 4 may now not exist or be on a different day. 

Please check the latest edition of the Term 4 Parent Calendar attached below to diarise with the most up-to-date events.

Terms 4 Parent Calendar

Wyvern Office

The Lion King Musical

In the last week of Term 3 our production of the Stage 3 Musical ‘The Lion King’ showcased boys in Years 5 and 6 playing various roles. Boys should be commended for their efforts during rehearsals and on the night which culminated in an outstanding performance. A huge thank you to all of the parents who volunteered their time helping with the making of costumes and makeup. We couldn’t have done this without you! Below are photos taken during rehearsals and on the night.


Tuckshop Menu & Roster

Please click here for the Spotless Food Safety Information for Volunteers Guidelines

Tuckshop Menu and Roster Term 4 Weeks 2 & 3, Click here

Everyday Menu and Price List, Click here

Online Ordering Instructions, Click here

Online Ordering FAQs, Click here

Kind regards

Wyvern Office

Uniform Shop




7:30AM – 9:00AM


2:30PM – 4:00PM




7:30AM – 9:00AM



Wyvern Uniform Roster Term 4 Weeks 2 and 3 Click here

Wyvern Uniform Shop Order Form, Click here

Wyvern Uniform Shop Winter Price List 2017, Click here

Wyvern Uniform Shop Summer Price List 2017/2018, Click here

Lapel Badges Available from the uniform shop

Kind regards

Nicole Williams
Uniform Shop Convenor