William Carey Christian School

Merle's Kitchen Cupcakes

Tuesday, 1st May, 2012

Merle Parrish, famous for her “Peach Blossom Sponge” on MasterChef will be at WCCS on Friday 4th May. Parents and carers can share Morning Tea with Merle from 9:00 am until 10:00 am in the library. She will sign copies of her cookbook, “Merle’s Kitchen”, which will be on sale for $32. Merle has recently been interviewed on both "Sunrise" and "The Circle".

Merle will demonstrate how to make Sponge Powder Puffs to our Hospitality class, ice some cupcakes with Prep and judge the cupcake competition entries. Winners of each category will be presented with ribbons and will be able to attend lunch with Merle to discuss their favourite baking tips, tricks and recipes! Best in show will also be presented with a copy of Merle’s wonderful cookbook "Merle’s Kitchen".

Cupcake Decorating Competition

Students, staff and parents/carers are invited to enter. Entries must be submitted to the Libray before the start of the school day. 

There will be a cost of gold coin donation to enter the competition. Multiple entries can be submitted - with a gold coin donation per entry and a maximum of three entries per person.

All of the money raised by the Cupcake Decorating Competition will be donated to the Maphutseng Partnership.


WCCS Student Wins State Competition

Thrusday, 29th March, 2012.

Congratulations to Joshua P. of Year Twelve, who attained first place in the Entertainment World Skills State Competition that was held at Trinity Grammar School earlier this month. Joshua competed against six other senior high school students from around the state.

The competition required students to set up three different systems – vision, sound and lighting. Joshua achieved an outstanding combined result of 89.5%.  Each student was given instructions and plans to explain the requirements of the systems. Competitors then received marks based on how efficiently and effectively they were able to set up the systems. By working methodically and showing both initiative and problem solving skills, Joshua was able to achieve his excellent result.

Joshua has been part of the WCCS Sound and Lighting Team for the past five years, has been similarly involved in his church for three years and has both operated and helped design the lighting for our last two musicals, Beauty and the Beast and Peter Pan. “It was me against the clock in this competition,” Joshua said, “Everything had to be perfect, safe, correct and according to plan.”

The national level of the competition will take place from the 30th of August until the 1st of September, in Sydney. Joshua is already looking forward to the event and is excited to be representing William Carey Christian School in this field.


High School and L-Z Families Photo Day

The day advertised in the Newsletter for the High School and L-Z Families Photo Day is incorrect.  The photographs will be taken on Thursday, 10th of May.


Vacation Care

Monday, 19th March, 2012

Bookings for Vacation Care for the April holidays are now open.  Please see the OOSH and Vacation Care page for more information and to download the necessary forms.


Joshua and August visit WCCS

Wednesday, 15th February, 2012

Over several years, the school community has contributed both time and finances to the Maphutseng Project. Incredibly, we now all have the opportunity to hear firsthand about how God has blessed these gifts of time and money. August Basson (founder of the Growing Nations team) and Joshua Ramatlali (our worker on the ground in Lesotho) will be visiting WCCS over the next two weeks and are keen to share all of the latest news with us.

Although we have been fortunate enough to have ambassadors from our school community travel to Lesotho in the past, this is the first time that the roles have been reversed and we are able to host our friends here. As such, this is a very exciting opportunity for us to hear firsthand about the ways in which God is working through his people in Africa.

There will be several different events held throughout the time that Joshua and August are with us here at WCCS. Through five different seminar sessions, all of our students from Kindergarten through to Year Twelve will have the opportunity to hear Joshua and August speak about their own lives and experiences as well as the experiences of the Besotho people. Students will hear about things such as what school is like at Bethesda, the changes that have occurred there, how life works in Lesotho and why our continued support is so important.

All members of the school community are invited to attend a combined parent and staff meeting on Monday the 27th of February from 3:30-5:00pm in the school hall. Parents and carers, this is your opportunity to hear from Joshua and August about the results of all of our fundraising efforts and prayerful support of the people on the other end of the Maphutseng Project. During the meeting, the Library will be open for children, alternatively, they are welcome to attend the meeting with you.

Please make the time to attend, listen, ask questions and pray for this ongoing project. Thank you once again for your support of, and commitment to, our friends in Maphutseng!

Click here to visit out Maphutseng page and read more about the history of the project.


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