07 Mar 2019

A Message from Mr Holden

It has been a busy two weeks at Wyvern, especially for parents, as many of you have taken time out of your busy schedules to attend information sessions for THRASS and Big Write (our whole school literacy approaches) as well as this week’s Parent Teacher meetings. We really appreciate your commitment to such events.

In our busy school we rely on a range of communication tools to ensure that there is clarity around events, activities and, most importantly, the learning that your sons are undertaking in their lessons. Our primary communication tool is Spaces. Whilst there may be information shared on various informal social media platforms organised by parents, the official (and reliable) source of information is via Spaces. I respectfully remind parents who chose to use unofficial social media platforms that it is not appropriate or helpful to other parents to use such channels to pass negative comment about the school community, not least because it is impossible for a solution to be sought. We continually seek to improve all areas of our school offerings and place a high value on parent feedback via the appropriate channels. For further information please click here for the Home School Communication Policy. 

Tomorrow we celebrate International Women’s Day. Class teachers will remind their students that it is a special day to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. It is important at Wyvern that we take time to recognise such mighty achievements as well as to advocate and to promote equal rights for woman both in our country and internationally.

Ian Holden
Head of Wyvern House


Achievement Awards

 The following achievement awards were awarded at Assembly:

K – 2 Assembly 

15.2.19 1S Daniel Everett
15.2.19 2B Branton To
21.2.19 2B Austin Li


Artist of the Week

K – 2 Artists of the Week

Ethan Wing 1Y

William Angelopolous 1S

Year 1 have begun their Forces of Nature unit of work by exploring the use of warm colour and by looking at all the different ways we could represent the sun.  Ethan and William have used a variety of lines to show light and heat.  They have demonstrated pleasing craftsmanship in their application of mixed media to create an interesting sun composition. Well done, boys.

Yelena Rubie
K-2 Visual Art Teacher

Faith Matters

North and South Korea Unite at Winter Olympics

Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

2 Corinthians 13:11

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

In 2018, The Olympics again showcased the ability to bring together nations that politics have long kept far apart. One of the most drastic examples was early in the Winter Olympics when representatives from North and South Korea walked together into the opening ceremony in a show of unity — months before the leaders of their respective countries would cross each other’s borders for the first time since the Korean War.

This show of unity reminds me of God’s call on us to be people of peace and people who break down barriers. Being people of peace is really hard, particularly when we feel hurt or let down or ignored. But the good news is God promises that his Spirit fills those who love him, and that Spirit is able to change our hearts, to give us grace for those who have hurt us, and to bring us peace too.

Isaac Williams
College Chaplain – Wyvern

Next Two Weeks


Week 7

Mon 11 Wyvern Shop 7.30am – 9.00am
  3-6 Assmebly
  Summer sport training, 1.40pm
Tue 12 Wyvern Shop 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Wed 13 Year 2 Excursion to The Royal Botanic Garden
  K-2 Second Step, 11.00am
  3-6 Chapel, 11.00am
  Summer sport training, 1.40pm
Thu 14 Wyvern Shop 7.30am – 9.00am
  Year 3 Learning Showcase and Instrumental Open Morning, 8.30am – 10.00am
Fri 15 Year 4 Excursion to The Royal Botanic Garden
   K-2 Assembly, 12.30pm
Sat 16 Summer Sport Round 6 (last round for Term 1)
Sun 17  

Week 8

Mon 18 Wyvern Shop 7.30am – 9.00am
  Year 5 STEAM Excursion
  No sport training
Tue 19 Wyvern Shop 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Wed 20 Newington Prep Inter-House Cross Country Carnival, Old  Boys, Buchanan and Johnson Ovals and surrounds at the Senior School Campus, 9.00am – 12.00pm
  K-2 Chapel, 11.00am
  CIS Swimming Carnival
Thu 21 Wyvern Shop 7.30am – 9.00am
  Year 3 Sleepover
  Cold Write 1 – Narrative
Fri 22 Students collected from Year 3 Sleepover
  K-2 Assembly, 12.30pm
Sat 23 No sport
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


Sports Draw, Click here

Sports Newsletter, Click here

Sports Results and Match Reports,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


Term Dates 2020

Term 1  – Wednesday 29 January to Thursday 9 April

Wednesday 29 January Classes commence for Years 1-6 
Thursday  30 January Classes commence for Kindergarten
Thursday  9 April Classes conclude

Term 2  – Monday 27 April to Friday 26 June

Monday 27 April Classes commence 
Friday 5 June Staff PD – Pupil Free Day
Monday 8 June Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
Friday 26 June Classes conclude

Term 3 – Monday 20 July to Friday 25 September

Monday 20 July Classes commence 
Friday 25 September Classes conclude

Term 4 – Monday 12 October to Monday 7 December

Monday 12 October Classes commence 
Monday 7 December Classes conclude – Prize Giving Years 3-6



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

Tuckshop Menu and Roster Term 1 Weeks 7 & 8, 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 7 & 8 Click here


All new students to Wyvern, need to be fitted into a Winter Uniform.

Please use this link to book in your fitting


Winter Uniform 

  • Long Sleeve Shirts (same sizing as the summer shirts – just long sleeve)
  • Jumpers – optional
  • Winter Shorts – no elastic waistband – so need to be fitted
  • Blazer – needs to be fitted

Bookings are now open and fittings start next week in store! Don’t leave it to the last week as we have limited fitting sessions available

All items can also be purchased online (if you know what size you need)


Please email me if you have any queries.

Nicole Williams
Uniform Shop Manager – Wyvern, Newington College

Mon & Thurs – 7:30am to 9:00am
Tues – 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm


Year 1 Visit Sydney Children’s Hospital

Year 1 visited the Sydney Children’s Hospital as part of their HSIE unit ‘Who Helps Me In My Community? – The Roles of Workers in Hospitals’. Here are some photos of their day.

2019 Newington College LitFest

The 2019 Newington College LitFest is fast approaching.  It will be held in Term 2 Week 2. Please mark these dates in your diary – Wednesday May 8th, Thursday May 9th and Friday May 10th.  Authors, illustrators, poets and performers have been booked and we are in the final stages of scheduling the programe.  There is, however, preliminary information of which you should be aware. Please click here to read this information.

Mrs Barnes