|Type||Independent early learning, primary and secondary school|
|Motto|| Latin: Virtus Sola Nobilitat|
(Virtue is its own reward )
|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|
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.
An independent school is independent in its finances and governance. It is usually not dependent upon national or local government to finance its financial endowment. It is typically governed by a board of governors which is elected independently of government, and has a system of governance that ensures its independent operation.
A primary school, junior school or elementary school is a school for children from about four to eleven years old, in which they receive primary or elementary education. It can refer to both the physical structure (buildings) and the organisation. Typically it comes after preschool, and before secondary school.
A secondary school is both an organization that provides secondary education and the building where this takes place. Some secondary schools can provide both lower secondary education and upper secondary education, but these can also be provided in separate schools, as in the American middle and high school system.
The non-selectiveCollege caters for approximately 1,400 students from early learning; and Year 5 to Year 12 across two campuses.
Year 5 is an educational year group in schools in many countries including England, Wales, Australia and New Zealand. It is usually the fifth year of compulsory education and incorporates students aged between nine and eleven.
Year 12 is an educational year group in schools in many countries including England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. It is sometimes the twelfth year of compulsory education, or alternatively a year of post-compulsory education. It usually incorporates students aged between 16 and 18, depending on the locality. It is also known as "senior year" in parts of Australia. Year Twelve in England and Wales, and in New Zealand, is the equivalent of Eleventh grade, junior year, or grade 11 in the US and parts of Canada.
As part of the Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) network, Waverley College attempts to uphold the vision of its founder. Edmund Rice was a proponent for leadership in social justice he donated almost everything he had to the poverish.
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.
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