27 Jun 2019

A Message from Mr Holden

Congratulations to all Wyvern students who performed so well in our Music Showcases last week. Thank you to parents for your strong and practical support of our music programs as well as to the Wyvern Music team for producing two very memorable concerts.

Semester 1 student reports will be available online from Friday 29 June. Please click here for further instructions as to how to access your son’s report. The report format identifies your son’s key strengths as well as areas for future learning in all subjects. We hope that this will allow for purposeful discussions at parent teacher meetings scheduled early in Term 3 (30 July and 1 August). Details of how to book a time slot for these meetings will be sent to you at the start of next term.

Many congratulations to Harry Halleen and Mateja Wong who ran exceptionally well at the recent CIS Cross Country event. Harry came second in his age division and Mateja came a very creditable third.

After a very busy and productive Term I am sure that the boys are looking forward to the winter break. I thank the boys, staff team and parents for their wonderful efforts over this semester and look forward to seeing the students back in action on Monday 22 July.

Ian Holden
Head of Wyvern House

Artists of the Week

K – 2 Artists of the Week

In Visual Arts, Kindergarten have been exploring self-portraiture.  They drew themselves firstly from memory and then fully engaged their noticing muscles to draw themselves from observation. They worked very hard to include detail and represent their facial features.  After the initial drawing phase, the boys had the opportunity to go back and rework their portraits in order to add greater detail and texture.

Congratulations to Harrison McIntyre and Alexander Zhuang. Both boys demonstrated a wonderful sense of balance and excellent control of line whilst drawing

Yelena Rubie
K-2 Visual Art Teacher


3 – 6 Artists of the Week

Congratulations to all Year 5 for their hard work this term. The boys have finished their ‘100 Amazing Journey’ Artworks. They have done a wonderful job with creating poses that tell a story. The boys were introduced into the technical aspects of watercolour on hot pressed paper. They also used graphite paper to trace themselves as the main character from their story. The backgrounds were painted as a result of thinking about where the character could be in a moment of time.

Congratulations to Guiness Devlin, Felix Beresford, Will Chanter and Thomas Tweeddale who excelled in this artwork.


Meredith Buining
3-6 Visual Art Teacher

Clubs and Extra Curricular Activities at Wyvern Term 3

Dear Parents,

Please find the 2019 Clubs and Extra Curricular Activities at Wyvern – Term 3 below.

Term 3 2019 Clubs and Extra-Curricular Activities at Wyvern

Kind regards

Wyvern Office

Fundraising Film Festival

Spend a night travelling the world and being inspired by a selection of jaw-dropping, spine-tingling and tear-jerking adventure films – all while raising money for a great cause!

When:  26 July
Time: 7:00pm
Venue:  Drama Centre, Newington College
Cost: $30

Special guest speaker on the night is the entertaining and renowned ultra-athlete – Tristan Miller.

You will be mesmerised and moved by his incredible story of dedication and resilience. His best-selling book ‘Run Like Crazy’ details his remarkable journey to international ultra-athlete; running 52 marathons, in 52 weeks, in 42 countries!

The evening is raising funds for Have Bear Will Run, a registered Australian Charity founded by David King (Year 6 class teacher). Its sole purpose is to provide scholarships that will enhance the education of students who have battled serious illness and wish to pursue tertiary or further education.

A number of years ago while working at the Children’s Hospital, Westmead; David set himself a mission to help cancer-surviving students chase their own education dreams. It all started by running a marathon in every state and territory of Australia with the Bandaged Bear strapped to his back – hence the name Have Bear Will Run.  

Since then, the Bear has taken on adventures all over the globe in a bid to raise money for the Lucian Page Scholarship. This important scholarship was set up to honour the memory of a little warrior friend who lost his battle to cancer. In its 6th year now, previous recipients have gone on to follow their own dreams at University as Nurses, Zoologists, Project Managers and Biomedical Engineers.

Tickets and more information available at:



* Drinks, snacks, fundraising gifts and raffle tickets available on the night.

** At present, this event is respectfully reserved for adults.

Have Bear Will Run   (ABN: 56 654 090 337 – DGR Endorsed)


K-2 and Years 3-6 Music Showcase Photos

K-2 Music Showcase

Years 3-6 Music Showcase

Next Two Weeks


Week 1

Mon 22 Term 3 Commences
  Students return
  Wyvern Shop 7.30am – 9.00am
  3-6 Assembly, 12.00pm
  Year 1 Living Eggs, tbc
  Winter sport training, 1.40pm
Tue 23 Wyvern Shop 2.30pm – 4.00pm
  Robert Allwell Absentees Placement Test, Year 2 and 4
Wed 24 Years 3-6 Athletics Carnival, SOPAC
  K-2 Second Step, 11.00am
Thu 25 Wyvern Shop 7.30am – 9.00am
  Big Write Parent Session, 8.30am
Fri 26 K-2 Assembly, 12.30pm
Sat 27 Winter Sport Round 8
Sun 28  


Week 2

Mon 29 Wyvern Shop 7.30am – 9.00am
  Winter sport training, 1.40pm
Tue 30 Wyvern Shop 2.30pm – 4.00pm
  FUTSAL NSW State Championships, Hawkesbury Indoor Stadium, South Windsor (selected students)
  Parent Teacher Interviews, 3.30pm – 6.30pm
Wed 31 K-2 Chapel, 11.00am
  3-6 Second Step, 11.00pm
  Winter sport training, 1.40pm
Thu 1 Wyvern Shop 7.30am – 9.00am
  Parent Teacher Interviews, 3.30pm – 6.30pm
  Founders Concert, Centenary Hall, 6.30pm
Fri 2 Year 4 Excursion to the Maritime Museum
  K-2 Assembly, 12.30pm
  IPSHA Debating, Round 5 – ‘that we should ban child actors’
  Year 6 Wyvern hosting – Trinity Blue, Year 5 Wyvern away – St Patrick’s College Red
Sat 3 Winter Sport Round 9
Sun 4  

Oshclub – Wyvern 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

Plastic Free July

Join millions of people reducing their plastic waste.

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets,
oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July 
by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?

The movement has inspired over 120 million participants in 177 countries. You making a small change will collectively make a massive difference to our communities. You can choose to refuse single-use plastics in July (and beyond). Best of all, being part of Plastic Free July
will help you to find great alternatives that can become new habits forever.

Take the challenge and help to be part of the solution.
Sign up online and add your name to the display
board outside the
STEM Room.



Sports Results, Click here

Sports Newsletter, Click here

Sporting Venue Addresses, Click here

2019 Sports Handbook, Click here

SRC Fundraiser Term 3

On Wednesday July 31st the SRC invites all Wyvern boys to bring a piece of clothing to wear during the day, celebrating their favourite sports team. Boys are asked to donate a gold coin to bring a shirt, a scarf, a beanie or a jumper celebrating their favourite team. Funds raised will be donated to the Starlight Foundation.

Amy Kirk
SRC Facilitator


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

Tuckshop Menu and Roster Term 3 Week 1, 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

Dear Parents,

Wyvern Uniform Roster Term 3 Week 1, Click here

Nicole Williams
Uniform Shop Manager – Wyvern, Newington College

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


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