Whilst talented sportsmen and women are encouraged to use their God-given ability and aim high, the principles of acting in a Christian way, both on and off the field, are also given high priority.
Students at William Carey Christian School are given the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sport activities – this is made possible by our high quality facilities. Soccer fields, tennis courts (hard surfaced), volleyball, netball, basketball, athletics equipment, a long jump pit, practice cricket nets and a gymnasium allow many sporting activities to take place at the school. You can find out more about our facilities here.
A-E Spurgeon (green) F-L Schaeffer (yellow)
M-R Taylor (red) S-Z Cranmer (blue)
Visit the Primary School Sport blog for details about upcoming and past IPSSO matches.
Primary School students are taught the fundamentals of sport in their early years and are encouraged to develop skills that enable them to play team or individual sports. Soccer and cricket teams enthusiastically practice during lunch times and have had significant success in competitions such as the Metro Cup. The gymnasium allows for use of vaulting equipment, mats, climbing ropes, beams and trampolines.
The Primary school children compete in an ascending level of competition, commencing with the in-school swimming and athletic carnivals and moving through to the Combined Christian Schools Association (CSSA) zone event (involving about seven schools), then CSSA State, which has sixty to seventy schools participating. Top performers at this level may be chosen to be part of the Combined Independent Schools (CIS) team, which competes against teams chosen from hundreds of schools. Should the CIS team be successful in their event, they then go to the highest level and participate in the All Schools meet, which involves independent, Catholic and public schools.
High School students are also encouraged to participate in a wide range of sport and, similarly to the Primary students, continue in the tiered competition from CSSA to All Schools. William Carey has had students compete at this highest level who were not only good sporting representatives of the school, but also exhibited the type of sportsmanship that is encouraged here.
Tuesday afternoons see the arrival of buses at the school to transport students who have been selected to take part in the weekly competitions against other schools in the area, organised through the Macarthur Independent Sporting Association (MISA). Students who are not selected for these teams (which involves try-outs), will do ‘in school’ sport. A wide variety of different sports are available for students to participate in, so students who are not part of a MISA team in no way miss out.
Our High School students participate actively in both the swimming and athletics carnivals – these events are always highlights of the school year. The Year 12 versus staff soccer match is an eagerly anticipated event each year, which sees staff and students have a great time together, with just a touch of healthy competition!