Waverley College is a dual-campus independent early learning, primary and secondary day school for boys in the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice, located on Birrell and Henrietta Street in Waverley, in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
131 Birrell Street, Waverley, New South Wales
|Type||Independent early learning, primary and secondary school|
|Motto||Latin: Virtus Sola Nobilitat|
(Virtue alone ennobles )
|Religious affiliation(s)||In the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice|
|Established||27 January 1903|
|Chaplain||Bernie Thomas ofm|
|Grades||Early learning; and Year 5–Year 12|
|Number of pupils||c. 1,400 (2016)|
|Colour(s)||Royal blue and gold|
|Deputy Head of College||Patrick Brennan|
|Former pupils||Old Boys|
|Head of College||Graham Leddie|
The school was founded in 1903; opening with 20 students, operating from a house in Salisbury Street, ‘Airmount’, until proper facilities could be constructed. A purpose-built school house was finished in 1903 and expanded with an additional two floors by 1919.
In 1938, the school started accepting boarders. The school's boarders came from rural New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Norfolk Island, Nauru, New Caledonia, Saigon and Singapore. The school stopped taking boarders in 1979.
Waverley College a member of the Combined Associated Schools (CAS) in NSW. Other members include Barker College, Cranbrook School, Knox Grammar School, St. Aloysius’ College and Trinity Grammar School. This membership provides students with access to academic and sporting competition.
Waverley College is also affiliated with the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA), the Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA), and the Catholic Secondary Schools Association NSW/ACT (CSSA).
Alumni of Waverley College are known as Old Boys or Waverlians, and may elect to join the school's alumni association, the Waverley College Old Boys' Union that was established in December 1908.
The Waverley College Cadet Unit (WCCU) also known as WCACU was originally founded in 1911. The unit currently has over 340 members and offers a wide variety of leadership positions. Students in Year 8 are required to participate in the cadet program and are given the option to continue into Year 9 and thereafter. Attendance at Annual Promotion Courses are voluntary and result in the gaining of rank and responsibility within the unit structure.
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