High School 3/12/2021

2021 has certainly been a challenging year, with fires, floods, COVID and remote learning for an extended period.  The good news is that we have met these challenges, completed the year intact and grown in knowledge and experiences. Congratulations to all the school community, especially to Year 12 2021, for persevering and facing the everchanging requirements and dates for the HSC examinations.  It is time for all of us to celebrate the achievements of 2021.  We will do this through a variety of events, culminating in the Award Assembly next Wednesday afternoon.  I invite you to watch the assembly via the following link:

WCCS High School Awards Assembly 2021

https://evt.live/wccs-highschool-2021

Password: 08122021

As in any workplace, staff changes present both challenges and opportunities. We thank Mr Chris Smith for his work and commitment to the community in his role, Dean of Students Years 7-9. We also say farewell to Mr Thackeray, Head Teacher Mathematics; Mr Kennedy, School Counsellor; Mr Hall, HSIE department and pray for them in their future endeavours.

We welcome the new Dean of Students, Mr Phil Kaye and look forward to seeing him serving our junior students.

Special report on WCCS School TV – Have the alcohol discussion!

With the impending festive season and end of school celebrations, some teenagers may be feeling ready to party, wanting to put the disruptions, frustrations, and disappointments of this past year behind them. To ensure our young people stay safe during this time, parents and carers are encouraged to have the alcohol discussion – no matter how difficult or overwhelming it may be. It is important to outline the rules and boundaries around age-appropriate alcohol consumption and what the legal implications may be.

The Special Report provides a series of discussion points to help make the conversation about alcohol consumption a little easier. We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in The Special Report, and as always, we welcome your feedback. Here is the link to The Special Report https://wccs.nsw.schooltv.me/wellbeing_news/special-report-having-alcohol-discussion-au

In 2022, it gives me great pleasure to announce that the school is offering a new series of professional, informative, and interactive parent specific information nights to be held in 2022. These seminars are designed to address the needs of parents with students in Years P-12.  The main theme for these evenings will be on the impact of what social media and Pornography have on respectful relationships.  This will be important for Primary and High School parents.

We also look forward to the much-awaited musical “Matilda” in Weeks 5 and 6 of Term 1.

There are a couple of changes to the uniform.  Girls will be able to purchase school pants as an alternative to the skirt.  The current fashion of the “mullet” hair cut not allowed next year as it does not match the neat and tidy requirement of the school uniform guidelines.  Please ensure your child is aware and doesn’t return with this style of haircut.

May God bless you as we come to the end of another school year. I pray you will take the time to acknowledge and celebrate the birth of our Saviour at this time and enjoy a restful holiday period with your family.

Yours in Christ

Anthony Hudson