William Carey Christian School
GATEway Academic Gala Day
Friday, 31st August, 2012
During week four, eight students from Year Seven and Eight represented William Carey Christian School for the first time at the GATEway 8 Academic Gala Day, held at Macarthur Anglican School. The theme for 2012 was ‘Sustainability.’
Competing against 17 teams from all over Sydney, the students participated in a number of academic challenges based around the day’s theme. William Carey performed particularly well in the Visual Arts, Maths and Linguistic challenges, gaining a score of 100% for Linguistics! The creative challenges involved designing and planning a video game and creating an advertisement or movie trailer promoting sustainable living.
William Carey will be sending a Year 7-8 and a Year 9-10 team in 2013. GATEway is a great opportunity for talented students who perform well academically and would like to compete against similar students from other schools. Congratulations to Hope S, Elizabeth R, Neha P, Jessica M, Arad B, Ryan P, William T and Josiah Y on a fantastic effort!
HICES Music Festival
Friday, 31st August, 2012
WCCS students have fabulous opportunities to further their skills in areas of interest. As a member of HICES (Heads of Independent Co-educational Schools), three of our high school students, Fynn M., Andrew T. and Lachlan J., joined 350 students from 27 different schools to rehearse and then play at the Sydney Town Hall. The WCCS boys performed in the Concert Band of 60 people. Fynn sums it up, “It was great to be a part of a large musical community made up from many other schools, playing new and challenging pieces. It was exciting to play at such a highly respected musical venue”.
Monday, 20th August, 2012
Click the link below to read the Liverpool Leader's article about our Year 8 Medieval Day:
WCCS Boys Win State Soccer Championship
Thursday, 16th August, 2012
After becoming Zone Champions earlier in Term 2, the under 15 boys soccer team headed off to Penrith on Thursday the 2nd of August for the State Soccer Championships. It was a long, tough day with three round robin matches, followed by a semi final and then the final. After playing extremely well all day, William Carey found themselves in the final against Pacific Hills Christian School.
It was a fantastic final played with great skill and teamwork. WCCS took an early lead 1-0 and that score looked like it would be the winning result. However, sport often throws in a surprising or unexpected finish and this day was no exception. With about two minutes left in normal time, a very close call saw Pacific Hills awarded a penalty in the box, which saw them level the score at 1-1 with about one minute to play. Unbelievably, Pacific Hills were awarded another penalty for an accidental handball in the box with no time remaining at all. A successful penalty would have meant a cruel loss to a William Carey team that had dominated the final and the whole day. However, Joshua P. (Goal Keeper) miraculously saved the penalty which allowed the WCCS boys into a penalty shootout to decide who would be State Champions.
The William Carey boys calmly executed their penalty shots and it came down to the last Pacific Hills player to convert his spot kick. Joshua saved the day again with a brilliant diving save that saw the William Carey boys run to him in jubilation as State Champions.
It was a magnificent team effort throughout the whole day and they were rightly crowned State Soccer Champions for 2012. Congratulations to all of the boys on a fine achievement!
Tuesday, 14th August, 2012
The 2012 Olympic Games provided an excellent opportunity for WCCS Prep students to learn about other countries around the world, different sports that are played at this event and values such as teamwork, fair play and encouraging others. The Prep students began their discovery by locating London on a map. They learned about the Olympic Rings and then painted their own. They then began to prepare for their own Prep Olympics!
Medals were created from salt dough and were beautifully painted. Flags were painted and torches made. On the day of the event, the children marched in four different teams representing Great Britain, Australia, Kenya and China. After a brief opening ceremony, the children participated in tennis, javelin, swimming and the hammer throw. Lots of cheering was heard! At the conclusion, everyone received a medal presented by Mr Burgess, the Primary Deputy Principal.
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