William Carey Christian School is home to many exceptional educational facilities. As the whole school is situated on one large site, students from Prep through to Year 12 are all able to access the different facilities that help provide a quality education. We are extremely fortunate to have wonderful grounds and facilities where our students can learn and play.
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Throughout the school there are various specialised classrooms that allow students to interact with the subject matter being taught more effectively than may be possible in a conventional classroom. These rooms include:
- Science laboratories
- A dance studio
- A drama studio
- Art rooms
- Computer rooms
- Woodwork rooms
- Metalwork rooms
- Textiles rooms
Trade Training Centre
The Trade Training Centre (TTC) was opened in June, 2011 by Hon. Mr. Peter Garrett AM MP. The TTC is a centre of excellence for VET Metal and Engineering that provides career pathways and opportunities for students in Sydney’s South West. This is a collaborative effort between WCCS, AIS, the Federal Government and local industry. William Carey Christian School acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government in providing funding through the Trade Training Centres in Schools program.
The WCCS auditorium has been home to many events over the years – from extravagant musicals to annual awards assemblies and displays of gymnastic prowess. The building was extended to cater for the school’s growing population and to keep in line with the development and changes taking place throughout the school community. Renovations to the hall included a new foyer area, 250 extra seats on a mezzanine level and the long awaited air conditioning.
William Carey has a healthy canteen that is available for students from Kindergarten through to Year 12. The canteen managers endeavour to minimise the additives and preservatives used in many of the products that are available; and the serving sizes reflect the recommendations for healthy eating portions. The WCCS canteen also has many gluten free options.
Our canteen is operational because of the volunteers who give up their time in order to provide a service to the school community. If you are interested in joining the team, please contact the canteen managers via firstname.lastname@example.org
The school has several large playing fields that allow students the space to participate in a variety of ball sports. As well as these, there are also tennis, volleyball, netball and basketball courts and cricket nets on the site. Although there are designated areas for Primary and High School during recess and lunch, all students are able to access the different sporting facilities as part of the PDHPE and Sport programs. See our Sporting Opportunities page for more information about sport at WCCS.
William Carey has forty-six luscious gardens, each with its own theme and purpose. Each of the school’s gardens has been individually designed in reference to the curriculum so that students can appreciate how much there is to learn from God’s creation. In 2009, the school was declared the Grand Champion of the Liverpool Council Garden Awards and was also named the Best Educational Facility. Over the eight years prior, the school came first seven times and second once in a variety of categories.
Our library staff aim to provide a learning environment that facilitates the development of information skills and a love of literature and reading. The library is an open plan interactive learning centre and is open daily from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm (5:00 pm for senior students). It houses over 50,000 books and resources including a specialist Biblical Studies collection, two computer labs and four teaching rooms, including a mezzanine reading lounge.
Online resources include: eBooks (Wheelers Platform), World Book Encyclopedia online, ANZ Reference Centre for online newspapers and journals, ClickView (online educational videos) and the Library blog and online catalogue (Oliver).
Many exciting programs like the Author Breakfasts, Premier’s Reading Challenge and Book Week help to stimulate and maintain students’ love of reading. The library is also home to the Senior Study Centre and the Hairy McCarey Story Time for pre-schoolers.
The wearing of full school uniform is compulsory when at school, as well as when travelling to and from school. The complete uniform is only available for purchase from the onsite Uniform Shop.
The school has endeavoured to purchase quality uniform items at a reasonable price and also stocks items such as library bags, TAS aprons, paint smocks, leather school shoes, scarves, textbook covers, Bibles and calculators. Names can be embroidered onto jackets upon request.
The Uniform Shop is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm during school terms and extended hours before the start of school in Term 1.