From the Primary Deputy

Zone Swimming Carnival

Congratulations to the students from William Carey who represented the school at the recent Zone Swimming Carnival.  We had a strong team of 33 students, some of whom had not been to Zone before.  The students represented the school well and lead our team to an admirable 4th place at the end of the day.

Congratulations to Kaleb B., Sophie B., Caitlin H., Campbell H., Henry H.-M., Samuel K., Akira T. and Joshua W., who are proceeding to the State carnival.

Parent Power

It was great to see so many parents at the Parent Power night.  Thank you for your enthusiastic participation in this event, even if some of us couldn’t quite solve some of the maths problems!  It certainly made it clear to us that similar nights in the future will be well received.  Of note was the high level of interest in the technology workshops.  We are planning to make some of the resources from the evening available to parents via the school website.  We will be evaluating the evening as we plan for the next one, so any feedback would be appreciated.

Car Lines

We are still having a few issues with car lines pickup and High School sport.  When you arrive for car lines, please check that there are no sport games taking place on the oval or basketball courts before entering those areas.  The games finish up around 3:00 pm, so it should not be long to wait.


IPSSO is in full swing for 2017, with a number of games completed already.  Parents are welcome to attend IPSSO matches as spectators, so please feel free to come along.  It is always good to check the Primary Sport Blog prior to attending, in case there has been a change of venue (as happens from time to time) or a cancellation due to weather.

Speaking of the Primary Blog, it is updated regularly with all sorts of sport information, including details of how to apply for inclusion in elite sporting trials.  To keep up to date, I recommend you subscribe to the blog to receive emails whenever it is updated.

Playground Update

The new garden and play area near the water tank is almost complete.  Our maintenance team have been working hard and it promises to be a great area for the students.  The goal is to have an area that looks nice, but can also be used for the “hands on” play that children enjoy so much.  It is great to see fundraising money that the children have worked for being used to improve their playground.

Electronic Submission for Camps

Parents of students in Years 4, 5 and 6 will have noticed that we are trialling electronic submission for some of the information required for their upcoming camps.  This not only cuts back on paper, but also streamlines the process and reduces the chance of data entry errors at our end.  Please let me know how this has worked for you, as we seek to make the process as user friendly as possible.

Upcoming Events

Monday 6th March
State Swimming Carnival

Wednesday 8th March
IPSSO – WCCS vs. St Marks

Thursday 9th March
Prep Meet the Teacher (1)

Friday 10th March
K-6 Assembly – 2:00 pm in the hall

Tuesday 14th March
Prep Meet the Teacher (2)
Year 4 Camp Meeting – Parent Helpers

Wednesday 15th March
Author Visits for Years 1 and 2

Friday 17th March
K-2 Dance


God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent His One and Only Son into the world so that we might live through Him. 1 John 4:9


In His service,
Robert Burgess