Dean of Waterford | Mr Damien Cuddihy
With the Jacarandas in full bloom this means that the final assessment items for the year are fast approaching.
Recently, Waterford hosted the second “Head 2 Heart” program in conjunction with All Hallows’. It was a highly successful weekend and our sincere appreciation goes to the Edmund Rice Camps team for their leadership and guidance. The mentoring program connects our students with a group of boys and girls who struggle with mainstream day to day schooling. Throughout the weekend the boys were matched up with a little buddy with whom they engaged in a series of activities aimed at providing a positive social experience.
Last Friday, we had a formation day for Year 10s which wrestled with the question of “What is Manhood?” This was facilitated by Mr David Kobler and the Year 10 staff. Throughout the day the boys engaged in a series of discussions and stimulus information on the topic of masculinity. A significant part of the day is allocated to the issue of pornography and the impacts that prolonged exposure to pornography has on your perception of manhood. This day concludes a wider program called the “Men We Need” which has been running over the past three weeks, including a production from Brainstorm that also has a focus on risk taking behaviours and relationships with others.
A number of assignment drafts are starting to be submitted in various subjects and exam timetables will be distributed soon. With the Jacarandas in full bloom this means that the final assessment items for the year are fast approaching. At Waterford, we are encouraging the cohort to finish the year strongly and to ensure that they are best prepared for the Senior schooling journey that commences next year.