The school stages a number of performances throughout the year. These could include a School Musical or a variety of performance types that afford students the opportunity to show and develop their talents. As well, the Performing Arts Department presents course productions in Drama and Dance. Help is always required with the making of props and costumes, while there is also much work to be done backstage. To find out more about any of the activities, listen to the daily notices and come to the planning meetings.
Debating and Public Speaking
Students in all year levels have the opportunity of joining debating teams. This school is proud of the efforts of debating teams in recent years, and we can continue to do well in this field. There is a Year 8 Inter-Form Class Debating competition. Watch the Daily Notices for details. We also hold our annual public speaking competition “Wavell Speaks Out”. All students are encouraged to compete.
The Yearbook Committee has the task of organising resources for the Wavell Yearbook which is published in November. Some of the student responsibilities include collecting information, writing, typing articles, editing photographs and organising funding.
Activities Organised by the School Chaplain
These are for all interested students. Weekly meetings are held, and at times, guest speakers are arranged. In addition, occasional weekend outings and vacation camps are organised. Watch the Daily Notices for details or speak with the Chaplain.
Student Representative Council
Every class nominates a representative on the Council. The Council devotes its energies to matters of student welfare, student social activities and the school environment. One dance is held each year. A “Welcome to Wavell” afternoon of social activities for Year 8 students is held early in the year, and Seniors are encouraged to help with this activity. Students are also involved in assisting in several charitable activities for the wider community each year.
The Student Council generates its own finances. From these funds, it contributes to the purchase of amenities for students. Over the years, the Seniors, via the Student Council, purchased many art works for the school. You are invited to view these works in the School Administration block. The stained glass window in this block (and featured on the back cover) was a contribution by the Seniors of 1987. The committees which organise activities for the Council are: Community Service, Grounds, Social and Promotions.