07 Feb 2019

A Message from Mr Holden

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 and music ensembles 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.

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. We will have some parking availability in the Wyvern and ELC carparks on a first come, first served basis.

Ian Holden
Head of Wyvern House

2018 Premier’s Reading Platinum & Gold Certificates

Dear Boys and Parents,

The Premier’s Reading Challenge Platinum and Gold Certifciates arrived just after we departed for the summer holidays. Boys in the 2018 Year 6 class will have their Platinum Certificates posted to them. Platinum Certificates are awarded to students who complete a Premier’s Reading Challenge every year from Kindergarten to Year 6. Wyvern Library would like to recognise and congratulate the following Platinum Certificate recipients:

  • Benjamin Burshtein
  • Kian Chan
  • Adam Cooper
  • Marc Grillakis
  • Arlo Merewether
  • Harry Power
  • Andrew Vasilaras
   

Boys who are receiving a Gold Certificate will be presented with them at lines on Monday February 11th. Gold Certificates are awarded to students who complete four PRC challenges. Please recognise and congratulate the following boys on their Gold achievement:

  • Andrew Buchanan
  • Joshua Cronin
  • Anthony Cusumano
  • Joe Everett
  • Ethan Gregoire
  • Jacob Ibrahim
  • William Iliopoulos
  • Thomas Johnston
  • Cameron Latham
  • Oliver Moore
  • Ethan Peter
  • Lucas Veloz
  • George Williams
  • Richard Wilson
  • Noah Zoud

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Barnes
Wyvern Librarian

Faith Matters

Andre Ingram’s Long-Awaited Opportunity

“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”

James 1:12 

Many of you will know that I love all sorts of sports, so to begin Faith Matters this year, I though we’d look at some stories from the world of sports and relate them to matters of faith!

You probably haven’t heard of basketballer Andre Ingram. Last year, his incredible story of perseverance inspired many. Andre spent more than a decade in the NBA’s various developmental leagues — most recently known as the G League. He was so close to the top league for so many years but was never able to make an NBA team. Finally, on April 9 last year at the age of 32, Andre made an appearance in an official NBA game with the Los Angeles Lakers, remarkably making 4 3-pointers and scoring 19 points. He was the oldest NBA rookie since 1964.

The performance on debut and his determination in the development leagues remind me of God’s call on us to be people of perseverance. Through disappointment, rejection, or even feeling invisible, God promises his goodness to those who persevere. It seems to me that Andre Ingram would have felt all of those things. He may never be remembered as a ‘great’ in the basketball world, but he will be remembered as the guy who devoted himself, and never gave up.

Isaac Williams
College Chaplain – Wyvern

Kindergarten’s First Day at Wyvern

It was a heart-warming and emotional welcome for new Kindergarten boys and their families at Wyvern Preparatory on Tuesday 29 January. 

We extend our welcome and best wishes to all Wyvern families for a happy and rewarding 2019! To view all photos please click on the image.

Next Two Weeks

FEBRUARY – TERM 1

Week 3

Mon 11 Wyvern Shop 7.30am – 9.00am
  Allwell Scholarship Testing for Year 6 Students going into Year 7 2020
  3-6 Assembly
  Summer sport training, 1.40pm
   
Tue 12 Wyvern Shop 2.30pm – 4.00pm
  Allwell Scholarship Testing for Year 6 Students going into Year 7 2020 – make up day
   
Wed 13 Newington Prep Years 3-6 Swimming Carnival, Ryde Aquatic Centre
  Kindergarten Meet the Teacher, 8.30am – 9.15am
  K-2 Second Step, 11.00am
  3-6 Chapel, 11.00am
   
Thu 14 Wyvern Shop 7.30am – 9.00am
  Year 5 Camp Out, Senior School Campus
   
Fri 15 Year 5 Camp Out, Senior School
   
Sat 16 Summer Sport Round 2
   
Sun 17  
   

Week 4

Mon 18 Wyvern Shop 7.30am – 9.00am
  Summer sport training, 1.40pm
   
Tue 19 Wyvern Shop 2.30pm – 4.00pm
  Year 1 Excursion to Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick
  School Leaders’ Induction Chapel Service, Senior School Chapel, Years 3-6, 9.00am
  and School Leaders’ Photos, 8.40am
   
Wed 20 K-2 Chapel, 11.00am
  3-6 Second Step, 11.00am
  Summer sport training, 1.40pm
  P&F General Meeting – Meet the New Headmaster, Michael Parker, Wyvern Hall, 6.30pm
   
Thu 21 Staff, Student, ID & Sibling Photos
   
Fri 22 Scots Swimming Invitational
  K-2 Assembly, 12.30pm
   
Sat 23 Summer Sport Round 3
   
Sun 24  

Oshclub – Wyvern’s Before & 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 Adam Vilimaa 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

Adam Vilimaa
Program Co-ordinator

Sport

Sports Draw, Click here

Sports Newsletter, Click here

Sporting Venue Addresses, Click here

2018 Sports Handbook, Click here

Term Dates 2019

Term 1  – Tuesday 29 January to Friday 12 April

Tuesday 29 January Classes commence for Years 1-6 
Wednesday 30 January Classes commence for Kindergarten
Friday 12 April Classes conclude

Term 2  – Monday 29 April to Friday 28 June

Monday 29 April Classes commence 
Friday 7 June Staff PD – Pupil Free Day
Monday 10 June Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
Friday 28 June Classes conclude

Term 3 – Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September

Monday 22 July Classes commence 
Monday 19 August Staff PD – Pupil Free Day
Friday 27 September Classes conclude

Term 4 – Monday 14 October to Wednesday 4 December

Monday 14 October Classes commence 
Tuesday 3 December Classes conclude for K-2 students
Wednesday 4 December Classes conclude – Prize Giving Years 3-6

 

Tuckshop

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

Tuckshop Menu and Roster Term 1 Weeks 3 & 4, 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

Wyvern Uniform Roster Term 1 Weeks 3 & 4 Click here

The Wyvern P&F are happy to announce that the Uniform Shop is now Online!

Visit us at www.wyvernshop.com

All orders should now be placed via the website or in-store, as email and phone orders can no longer be processed.

Some points to note:

  • In Class Delivery ONLY. There is no postage to your home. The are no postage charges on checkout.
  • We accept Visa and MasterCard as payment, Apple Pay and Google Pay are also available online. Cash payments are available when you come in-store
  • All families need to create an account – whether or not you are purchasing in-store with cash or through the online system. To avoid waiting in line in the store – please register before you come in via this link   https://wyvernshop.com/account/register
  • Online deliveries will be made to the boys classrooms during the normal trading hours of the store. Monday and Thursday mornings and Tuesday afternoon.
  • The store trading hours remain as per usual
  • Please ensure the shipping details are the student name and grade and class teacher – as per the picture below.

If you have any questions – please contact me via email.

Nicole Williams
Uniform Shop Manager – Wyvern, Newington College

Mon & Thurs – 7:30am to 9:00am

Tues – 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

wyvernuniform@newington.nsw.edu.au

www.wyvernshop.com

 

Wyvern Library

Welcome to another exciting year at Wyvern Library. The boys are off to a flying start with their reading, with 1169 books loaned from the beginning of the school year. Reading Challenges logs will be distributed to boys over the next two weeks so that books read since the beginning of the school year can be recorded. As you may remember, 469 Reading Challenges were completed by the boys 2018 so we are hoping to continue the strong engagement the boys of Wyvern have with reading again this year. With this in mind, it is imperative that all boys bring their Library bag to school to borrow on their lesson day. Boys who are reading books from their home library should bring these books to school on Library day. This gives us the opportunity to see what your son is reading so that suitable recommendations of similar reading materials can be made for him from Wyvern Library.

Please click here for further information about Wyvern Library.

Happy reading,

Mrs Barnes
Wyvern Librarian