From the Primary Deputy

Year 6 Camp
After a thorough review of our camping program in 2019, with a particular focus on curriculum relevance, one of the big changes was the introduction of the Year 6 Canberra camp.  This camp ties in strongly with the Civics and Citizenship unit Year 6 is studying this year and provides opportunities for our students to gain a deeper understanding of the concepts covered.

The Australian Government have generously supported our students by providing a rebate to the school for the Canberra Camp.  William Carey Christian School acknowledges and appreciates this support, as we seek to provide meaningful and enjoyable learning experiences for our students.  The organisation involved, the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program, explains the process as follows:

Students from our school have recently undertaken an educational tour of the national capital. Students were given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus 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 in meeting the cost of the excursion, the Australian Government is contributing funding of $20 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.

To find out what our students experienced during their time at camp, please click here.

Woolworths Earn and Learn
Woolworths Earn and Learn is back!  WCCS has received many great resources through this promotion over the years, and we are looking forward to another successful year this year.  The promotion runs from 1st May to 25th June.  The school is NOT asking you to change your shopping allegiances; just that you collect the stickers if you are a Woolworths customer.  Thank you for your support.

ICAS (UNSW) Maths and English Competition
The University of NSW runs a series of Australia-wide competitions each year.  William Carey is involved with the Mathematics and English Competitions, for students in Years 3 to 6, via an opt-in arrangement.  If you are interested in your child being involved in these competitions, please click this link to read more and to enrol your child.  Students in the top Mathematics and English groups are automatically entered.

Easter

28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfil the Scripture), “I thirst.” 29 A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth.30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.  John 19:28-30

“It is finished” is one of the better-known phrases associated with Easter, but what does it mean?  What was finished when Jesus died on the cross?  In simple terms, two things were finished or completed.  But first it is important to understand exactly what the phrase means.  The website www.gotquestions.org defines it as follows:

                The Greek word translated “it is finished” is tetelestai, an accounting term that means “paid in full.”

When he died on the cross, Jesus paid for, or completed, two things fully.

Jesus completed all of the prophesies of the Old Testament relating to the coming Messiah; the one who would restore mankind’s relationship with God.  There are over 300 prophesies or mentions of the coming Messiah in the Old Testament, and Jesus is the answer to each and every one of them.

Secondly, and more significantly, Jesus’ death on the cross completed or paid in full the debt that mankind owed God.  Since the beginning of time, man has gone his own way, with little regard for what his Creator asks.  There will come a time when we will all be held to account for this; a price will need to be paid.  In His great Grace, God knew that this could only be achieved one way and that was by the death of His Son.

As you hear the phrase “It is finished” this Easter, I would challenge you to question is it finished for you?  Have you put your trust in Jesus and what He has done for you?  If not, there is no time like the present.

Coming Soon:

Monday 29th April
First day of Term 2 – Full Winter Uniform

Wednesday 1st May
IPSSO – Bye
Friday 3rd May
ANZAC Assembly – 9:00 am in the hall

Monday 6th May
P-2 Fun Run

Tuesday 7th May
Mother’s Day Breakfast (booking required)

Wednesday 8th May
IPSSO – WCCS vs ASG
HICES Debating

Thursday 9th May
CSSA Girls’ Soccer Gala Day

Friday 10th May
Years 2-6 Cross Country Carnival

In His service,

Robert Burgess