06 Feb 2020

A Message from Mr Holden

We have all been deeply saddened and troubled by the tragic loss of young lives in the recent appalling traffic incident in Oatlands. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the Abdallah and Sakr families as they face such devasting heartbreak. We also hold in our thoughts those school communities affected, as well as a number of Wyvern families connected to those families and communities.

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 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. Music ensembles will start from Week 3.

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.

Finally, I am pleased to inform you that Wyvern parents have been given access to a resource called SchoolTV. This online resource is available via the following link on Spaces, click here and contains excellent articles, features and videos to support parents in raising happy, well and resilient young people.

Ian Holden
Head of Wyvern House

Clubs & Extra Curricular Activities at Wyvern – Term 1

Dear Parents,

Please find the 2019 Clubs and Extra Curricular Activities at Wyvern – Term 1 below. 

Term 1 2020 Clubs and Extra-Curricular Activities at Wyvern

Kind regards

Wyvern Office

Community Osh – Wyvern’s Before and After School Care Provider

Dear Parents,

Wyvern’s Before and After School Care Program is run by CommunityOSH.

To make a booking you must enrol here first. Once your enrolment is completed you can then book the dates you require on the monthly calendar. Please feel free to contact us if you require any assistance completing your enrolment or placing your bookings on 03 9977 3000.

Key information about CommunityOSH can be found here


Next Two Weeks


Week 3

Mon 10 Wyvern Shop 7.30am – 9.00am
  THRASS Parent Session, Wyvern Library, 8.30am – 9.30am
  Robert Allwell Scholarship Assessment for Year 6 Students going into Year 7 2021, Centenary Hall, 8.30am – 12.30pm
  K-2 Assembly, 11.00am
  Summer sport training, 1.40pm
Tue 11 Wyvern Shop 2.30pm – 4.00pm
  Robert Allwell Scholarship Assessment for Year 6 students going into Year 7 2021 – makeup day
  Big Write Parent Information Session, Wyvern Library, 8.30am
  5-6 Second Step, 1.40pm
Wed 12 Wyvern Years 3-6 Inter-House Swimming Carnival, Ryde Aquatic Centre
Thu 13 Wyvern Shop 7.30am – 9.00am
  Year 5 Camp Out, Senior School  Campus
Fri 14 Kindy Meet the Teacher & Specialists, Wyvern Library, 8.00am – 8.50am
  K-2 Chapel, 8.30am
  3-4 Second Step, 9.30am
  3-6 Assembly, 10.00am
  Year 5 boys return from Senior School and pick-up by parents from 12.00pm onwards
  K-2 Second Step, 1.40pm
Sat 15 Summer Sport Round 2
Sun 16  

Week 4

Mon 17 Wyvern Shop 7.30am – 9.00am
  K-2 Assembly, 11.00am
  Summer sport training, 1.40pm
Tue 18 Wyvern Shop 2.30pm – 4.00pm

School Leaders’ Induction Chapel Service, Senior School Chapel, Years 4-6, 9.00am. School Leaders’ Photos, 8.40am

  Author Visit – Deborah Abel – To launch the 2020 Wyvern House Reading Challenge, Wyvern Hall
  K-2 11.00am, 3-4 12.00pm and 5-6 1.50pm
Wed 19 Summer sport training, 1.40pm
Thu 20 Wyvern Shop 7.30am – 9.00am
  Staff, Student, ID & Sibling Photos
Fri 21 South Harbour Swimming Invitational, hosted by Wyvern at Newington Senior School
  K-2 Chapel, 8.30am
  3-6 Chapel, 10.00am
Sat 22 Summer Sport Round 3
Sun 23  

No Recess/Lunch Policy

Dear Parents,

Students are requested to report to the front office if they do not have any recess or lunch.

Staff will work with the Tuckshop to resolve any issues with missing orders. If a student does not have recess/lunch provided from home or a Tuckshop order, parents will be contacted for permission to access their My Student Account funds to cover the cost of providing a vegemite, cheese or jam sandwich ($2.00).

We request that all students have a minimum of $10.00 available on their My Student Account to cover the cost of emergency lunch orders as credit is not possible.

Term Dates 2020

Term 1  – Tuesday 28 January to Thursday 9 April

Tuesday 28 January Classes commence for Years 1-6 
Wednesday 29 January Classes commence for Kindergarten
Monday  16 March College Closed – Newington Long Weekend – Pupil Free Day
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 14 August Staff PD – Pupil Free Day 
Monday 17 August College Closed – Newington Long Weekend – Pupil Free Day
Friday 25 September Classes conclude

Term 4 – Monday 12 October to Monday 7 December

Monday 12 October Classes commence 
Thursday 3 December Classes conclude – K-2
Friday 4 December Classes conclude – Prize Giving Years 3-6