02 May 2019

A Message from Mr Holden

Welcome back to the new term. I hope you were able to enjoy some quality family time over the recent break.

Next week we are very excited to host Newington’s ninth biannual Literature Festival when our boys will have the opportunity to take part in a range of activities to promote their love of reading and writing. Over three days, our students will participate in sessions featuring special guests, authors, poets, illustrators and performers. There is also a comprehensive parent program set out on the Wyvern Library Space, click here. A special thank you to our Library team, Mrs Barnes and Mrs Mann, for designing such a comprehensive and exciting program of events. I also thank the Wyvern P and F for their financial support of the festival.

I wish to recognise the wonderful efforts of a number of our students who represented the school last term at a very high sporting level. Harry Halleen (Y6) and Mateja Wong (Y4) both won their age division at the IPSHA Cross-Country event and will now compete at CIS Cross-Country Championships this term. Luka Wong (Y6) was selected for the CIS Football team and will now compete at the NSWPSSA Football Championships. In swimming, Alexander Barlin (Y5), Joel Miller (Y4), Alex Nicholias (Y4) and Angus Baker Wood (Y4) were CIS representatives and were placed third in the 4x50m freestyle junior relay at the NSWPSSA Swimming Championships. Many congratulations to these students.

On Saturday we commence the Winter Sports season. There is an IPSHA Code of Conduct Guide for parents on Spaces, click here which I encourage you to read. It is important that adults set an appropriate and supportive tone for our sporting programs. Adults must lead by example, and as with all other areas of school life, we must set a tone where boys can enjoy themselves and participate without undue pressure. We should fully support all volunteer officials and regard sportsmanship as a high virtue. The Newington Directors of each sport are available to respond to any questions about their Wyvern programs. For rugby contact Lachlan Fear; lfear@newington.nsw.edu.au. For football contact Brain McCarthy; bmccarthy@newington.nsw.edu.au.

I respectfully remind parents that there is no pedestrian access via the Wyvern carpark. We place a high priority on student safety and the security of our campus and as such I request that parents only access the school via the front entrance on Cambridge Street.

I was delighted with the conduct of our Years 3-6 students who attended the College’s Anzac Ceremony on Tuesday. It was a most impressive occasion and an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice our service men and women, past and present, have made to secure our freedom. It was especially poignant to remember the 175 old Newingtonians who made the ultimate sacrifice in past conflicts. It was very evident that the significance of the occasion was not lost on our Wyvern students.

Ian Holden
Head of Wyvern House

Achievement Awards

 The following achievement awards were awarded at Assembly:

K – 2 Assembly 

22.3.19 1S Joshua Baykitch
22.3.19 1S Axl Kolenc
22.3.19 2S Kurt Hunter
29.3.19 1S Adrian Nguyen
29.3.19 1Y Oscar Yusiw
29.3.19 2S Jake Howard

3 – 6 Assembly

25.3.19 4P Muhammad Tehfe
25.3.19 5D Ethan Gregoire
25.3.19 6B Oscar Shaw
8.4.19 3M Beau Lilley
8.4.19 4P Zane Safieh
8.4.19 5D Lachlan Sutton
8.4.19 5K Gil Gracie


Clubs & Extra Curricular Activities at Wyvern – Term 2

Dear Parents,

Please find the 2019 Clubs and Extra Curricular Activities at Wyvern – Term 2 below.

Term 2 Clubs and Extra-Curricular Activities at Wyvern

Kind regards

Wyvern Office

Next Two Weeks


Week 2

Mon 6 Wyvern Shop 7.30am – 9.00am
  Year 3 & 5 Interviews 2021 Siblings and Old Boys
  Year 1 STEM Emersion Day – Sound & Light
  1S & 1 YY – 9.30am – 10.15am – Super Labs at the Senior School Campus
  1S – 11.00am – 12.00pm – STEM Lab
  1Y – 1.50pm – 2.50pm – STEM Lab
  Winter sport training, 1.40pm
Tue 7 Wyvern Shop 2.30pm – 4.00pm
  Year 3 & 5 Interviews 2021 Siblings and Old Boys
Wed 8 Newington Literature Festival
  3-6 Chapel, 11.00am
  K-2 Second Step, 11.00am
  Winter sport training, 1.40pm
Thu 9 Wyvern Shop 7.30am – 9.00am
  Newington Literature Festival
  Mothers’ Day Breakfast, Wyvern Rooftop, 7.30am
  Wyvern Spelling Bee, Wyvern Hall, 2.00pm
Fri 10 Newington Literature Festival – Book Parade, Playground B, 8.30am – 9.30am
  K-2 Assembly, 12.30pm
  IPSHA Debating, Round 1 – ‘That farm animals are better pets than domestic animals’
  Year 6 Wyvern hosting – MLC Blue, Year 5 Wyvern hosting – All Saints Grammar
Sat 11 Winter Sport Round 2
Sun 12 Mother’s Day


Week 3

Mon 13 Wyvern Shop 7.30am – 9.00am
  3-6 Assembly, 12.30pm
  Winter sport training, 1.40pm
Tue 14 Wyvern Shop 2.30pm – 4.00pm
  NAPLAN Years 3 & 5 – Language Conventions and Writing
Wed 15 NAPLAN Years 3 & 5 – Reading
  Year 4 Great Aussie Bush Camp – Kincumber
  K-2 Chapel, 11.00am
  3-6 Second Step, 11.00am
  Winter sport training, 1.40pm
Thu 16 Wyvern Shop 7.30am – 9.00am
  NAPLAN Years 3 & 5 – Maths
  Year 4 Great Aussie Bush Camp – Kincumber
Fri 17 K-2 Assembly, 12.30pm
  Year 4 return from Great Aussie Bush Camp – Kincumber
Sat 18 Winter Sport Round 3
Sun 19  

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 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 

Sporting Venue Addresses, Click here

2019 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 2 Weeks 2 and 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

Wyvern Uniform Roster Term 2 Weeks 2 and 3, 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 – 2:30pm to 4:00pm


Year 6 Camp at Point Wolstoncroft

At the end of Term 1, Year 6 enjoyed a brilliant camp to Point Wolstoncroft, Lake Macquarie. The students were treated to fantastic weather and a beautiful setting where they tested their limits and leadership in activities such as kayaking, sailing, high ropes, the giant swing and bike riding. In addition, it was pleasing to see students continue to strengthen relationships and foster new friendships as they enjoyed the space and free time the camp offered. Thank you to all students and staff for their enthusiastic attitude and effort to make the camp such a success.

Justin Brayley
Year 6 Team Leader