William Carey Christian School
Friday, 21st September, 2012
On Friday the 7th of September, William Carey hosted an InterCru event. This was an opportunity for Christian Schools in the South West of Sydney to come together and share some “serious fun”. Christian kids shared in a mix of games, singing and praying with and for each other. They also heard a great talk! In total, 85 students from our school joined with those from Airds High School, Broughton Anglican College and Thomas Hassall Anglican College.
We were the hosts of the afternoon and provided the afternoon tea – special thanks to the WCCS Senior Leadership Council for their organisation, with Mr White and Miss Morphett’s assistance. Big thanks also to the 10 teachers who came along to listen, join in and help supervise – the Junior versus Senior obstacle course was a great way for all to mix and at 5:30pm we sent everyone on their way in good spirits, promising to do it again soon.
Year 11 Students Drive to Survive
Monday, 17th September, 2012
Last month, all Year 11 students took part in a driver safety initiative sponsored by the Liverpool Catholic Club. Students took park in a program designed to give them ‘pre driving skills’. The goal of the program was to expose pre drivers to the consequences of foolish behaviour and risk taking that could impact on their safety and the safety of other road users. They also learnt that accidents don’t just happen, they are caused! The goal of the program was to promote safe driving, which can ultimately save their lives.
Tuesday, 11th September, 2012
Jamie J., of Year 8 at WCCS, was selected to represent New South Wales (metro) at the Under 15 Australian Softball Championships in Rockhampton. The competition took place over one week during the last school holidays.
After a week of exciting and competitive softball, during which it rained consistently, Jamie's team made it to and then won the grand final. They have now been crowned the Under 15 Australian Champions. Congratulations to Jamie and her teammates!
Under 15s Rugby League 7s triumph
Tuesday, 11th September, 2012
On Monday 27th August, three teams from WCCS ventured to The Crest at Bankstown to compete in the annual CSSA Rugby League 7’s tournament. The Under 13s and Open teams both did well - the Opens won their first three games before bowing out and, after a slow start to the day, the U13s won the Plate Division.
However, it was the Under 15s who turned in the most eye-catching performance. They went through the day undefeated, winning six games on their way to collecting the coveted trophy. An 18-10 win over Lakes Christian College in the final was nerve-wracking for their coach Mr Ross who said, “The boys really organised themselves, showing personal discipline to be up for each game. Jacob G. led from the front as captain and he was well supported by 11 other committed players who showed what great teamwork can achieve. I’m glad I wasn’t out in the middle because some of those tackles, especially from Ben G. and Joshua P., were enormous”!
Well done to all of the competitors who played with skill and in good spirit - you represented WCCS with distinction.
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!
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