From Mr Burgess

Staffing, Classing, etc.

The school is currently very busily working on arrangements for 2020.  Staffing is a considerable task, and we would value your prayers as we seek to do this well.  In the next newsletter, I should be able to announce some changes, with staff coming and going.  Once we have assigned staff to classes for 2020, we can move onto moving students into classes.  If you feel there is something your child’s teacher should know regarding potential 2020 arrangements, please contact them ASAP.

Year 3 to 6 BBQ

Have you ordered a sausage sandwich for your Year 3 to 6 child for the upcoming BBQ?  It’s not compulsory, of course, but we don’t want them to miss out if they are keen.  Orders must be in by Wednesday 6th November, so we can make all of the necessary purchases to get organised.  If you’ve lost your note, please drop into the Primary Office and we will get you another one.

Year 6 Reminders

As you know, Term 4 is a very busy one for our Year 6 students.  Here is a reminder of the key events:

Thursday, 14th November, Week 5 – Transition Day.
Monday, 2nd December, Week 8 at 10.30am – Year 6 Graduation Assembly.
Monday, 2nd December, Week 8 at 6.30pm – Year 6 Dinner Dance.  Final dance will be at 8.45pm.
Wednesday, 4th December, Week 8 – Year 6 Beach Day at Bundeena.
Thursday, 5th December, Week 8 at 9am – End of Year Presentation Assembly.

Our Years 6 students and their families have received more details about each event.


We had a couple of very smoky days at school this week.  When smoke, or any other hazard, causes dangerous air quality, we seek advice from the appropriate government departments as to how we should act.  In this instance, on Thursday we were directed to keep children inside if at all possible.  Consequently, students remained in their classrooms at recess and lunch and all sporting activities were cancelled.  While we realise this is not ideal, it is the way the school proceeds when such advice is given.

Coming Soon:

Monday 4th November
2C and 2MG Warragamba Dam Excursion

Tuesday 5th November
Fast Football (those who have signed up) – 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm

Wednesday 6th November
IPSSO – WCCS vs. THAC (Home game)

Thursday 7th November
Prep 2020 Open Afternoon – 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm
Year 1 and 2 Shoelace Tying Day
2H and 2S Warragamba Dam Excursion
Year 3 to 6 BBQ (Changed Date)
High School Advanced Learning Night – Year 5 and 6 parents/students welcome

Friday 8th November
K-6 Assembly – 2:00 pm in the hall
Talent Show

Monday 11th to Friday 15th November
Library Movie Week

Tuesday 12th November
Fast Football (those who have signed up) – 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm

Wednesday 13th November
Kindergarten 2020 Open Afternoon
IPSSO – WCCS vs. St Mary’s (Home game)

Thursday 14th November
Year 6 to 7 Transition Day and Evening

Friday 15th November
Maphutseng Activity – Years 3 to 6 coin collection
Year 3 Geography excursion
Last Day borrowing from the Library

For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves.  Colossians 1:13

In His service,
Robert Burgess