From Mrs Coote

I cannot believe it, but I have already made it to the end of my first term. It has been one fantastic start to William Carey Christian School!!!

Can I please thank the families for how you have welcomed me into your schooling family? Your polite and caring words are most appreciated. I have enjoyed our interactions, and I am beginning to see why William Carey Christian School is such a great school. It was beautiful to see the families coming back at our assemblies and participating in other school events in recent weeks. The whole staff and students have been excited to see your enthusiastic faces.

Every day many of the students welcome me with their energy and genuine kindness. God has blessed me by allowing me the opportunity to be a part of their lives. They have so much to give, and I am thrilled to be involved.

The staff at William Carey have such a heart for every student, their families and each other. They have embraced me and made every effort to welcome me with open arms. I am looking forward to the many more adventures that we will have alongside one another.

Please enjoy your Easter time with your loved ones, while you reflect on how Christ gave His life for every one of us.

‘Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.’ John 15:13  

Term 2 Winter Uniform

Thank you for how your children represent William Carey Christian School in the way in which they wear their school uniform. Starting in Term 2, every student will need to wear their winter uniform. Please make sure that all articles are clearly labelled with your child’s name.  

Thank you from Year 6

As you know, students from William Carey Christian School have recently undertaken an education tour of the national capital. A variety of opportunities were provided for students to visit educational programs focusing on Australia’s history, culture, heritage, and democracy. The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education.

To assist families in meeting the excursion cost, the Australian Government has contributed $30.00 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate. The Year 6 students at William Carey appreciated the opportunity to explore Australia’s Capital Territory. They would like to thank the Government for their ongoing support and contribution.  

Mr Matthew Burns
Stage 3 Coordinator

Night of the Notables

The ALC students had a wonderful time dressing up as their Notable on Monday night. They have been working on and developing their research skills and have become experts on their chosen Notable.

3C students each chose a notable person from their local area to study. This was an extension of the History unit called Changing Communities. Students investigated their local community, how it has changed over the years and contributed to its development over time.

4HF had to select a Notable explorer from any time period or place. This was an extension of the Australian Explorers topic they were learning about in History this term. Some of their explorers explored the sea, land, or the ocean.

Year 5 studied Australia’s colonial past in term 1. 5MR students each investigated a notable person from this era who positively impacted Australian society.

6B students chose to study a person who has made a significant contribution to democracy. This was an extension of the unit entitled ‘Australia as a Nation’. Year 6 studies the development of Australia as a nation, particularly after 1901. Students explore the factors that led to the Federation and experiences of democracy and citizenship over time.

Mr Stuart Cooper
ALC Coordinator

Year 3 Cool Day

On Friday 26th March Year 3 students were involved in a Science Day called “Cool Day”. Students worked collaboratively to investigate heat. One of the tasks was designing and constructing a device to keep an ice cube frozen for as long as possible. Students were allowed to wear mufti clothes in predominantly cool colours to celebrate the day.

Year 3 Team

Oz Rocks

The students and teaching staff at William Carey are incredibly excited to announce that they came 3rd place in Oz Rocks 2021 – a nationwide  times tables competition run by Times Tables Rock Stars

Oz Rocks, held over 4 days from 22nd to 25th March, required students to correctly answer as many multiplication and division questions as possible, to give their class and school the best chance of winning. The students in Years 3-6 worked hard and accumulated nearly 1 000 000 points during the four day stretch.

The competition was fierce with almost 4 million questions answered collectively by 3209 pupils from more than 200 classes around the country!

Our top class, 4G, came third in Australia and earnt an Amazon gift voucher for their achievement. Anuska from 4HF placed third out of all participating students in the country, an incredible achievement!

We totally smashed it and cannot wait for the next Oz Rocks in 2022!

Mrs Linda Grinsell
Stage 2 Coordinator

Primary School Talent Show 

On Monday 29th March, Primary were so excited to watch this year’s Talent Show, showcasing many talents. There was dancing, singing, comedy, great instruments being played, and even a magic show! Thanks to all the performers for a wonderful time! We raised, in our gold coin donations, a total of $355 to support our Maphutseng fundraising.

Term 2 Upcoming Events

Week 1

20.04.21: Year 6 HICES Debating Training (3:00pm – 4:15pm)

21.04.21 – 23.04:Year 5 Camp (Teen Ranch)

Week 2

26.04.21: Primary ANZAC Assembly

28.04.21: Winter IPSSO sport commences.

29.04.21: 2C & 2S Wollondilly Heritage Excursion

29.04.21: CSSA Primary Girls Soccer Gala Day

Have a tremendous break with your families.

God bless,
Gillian Coote
Primary Deputy Principal