A Message from the Principal

Welcome to 2019 at William Carey Christian School!

I would also like to extend a warm welcome to our new students and families. I hope you settle in smoothly over the coming weeks and please, feel free to ask for help at any point. I had the opportunity to meet with a number of the new Kindergarten parents this week. Many were pleasantly surprised at the smooth drop off for a first day at ‘Kindy’. A number put this down to the excellent work of our Prep program in familiarising students with ‘big school.’ We also have a large intake into Year 7 with almost a quarter of the year group coming to school at WCCS for the first time. We have so many new faces here this year!

School Upgrades
Over the holiday break our operations staff have been hard at work with changes and upgrades around the School. A significant face lift has been completed in the High School Student Office. Also, students can now refill their water bottles at stations in both the High School (next to the canteen) and in Primary (in the undercover area). These installations help keep our students hydrated and cut down on the number of disposable bottles being thrown away. These are just two items of the many upgrades happening in and around our classrooms.

HSC Results
I would like to congratulate our 2018 HSC students on their strong results. In particular, we commend some of our highest ATAR performers, including Esther Pham (99.75), Keegan McMullen (97.75), Leo Lai (94.55), Meredith Larrea (93.15*), Mia Reading (92.85), Claire Grant (90.75), Ethan Sing (90.6) and Dayanara Colada (90.15). We wish our past students all the best and look forward to hearing about what they are learning and working on beyond their school years.

Staff Restructure
The structure of the High School leadership has undergone some change since 2018. Mr Hudson has taken up the role of Deputy Principal of the High School. He is assisted by two new staff in the positions of ‘Dean of Students’. The Deans of Students will be working closely with Year Advisors and Mr Hudson to manage, monitor and respond to matters of student welfare (including discipline), and manage student academic and welfare programs. With the establishment of the role of Dean of Students, the School aims to further improve the settled learning environment of our classrooms and provide clear lines of communication between staff and families in matters of welfare. Thus, we welcome Mr Smith as Dean of Students Years 7-9 and Mr Roby as Dean of Students Years 10-12.

School Musical
2019 is a musical year and this year WCCS will be producing ‘High School Musical’!

Auditions are already underway to build the cast with students from Years 5-11. Our school musicals are not only fantastic, high quality productions, they are also a wonderful opportunity for students to get to know others, build new friendships, enjoy using their gifts and talents and take on challenges while being well supported by great staff. There are so many ways students can be involved, both on stage or behind the scenes. So, don’t be shy and look out for a way to participate in our premier school community event for 2019.

Wishing you all a challenging and enjoyable year, filled with loads of learning.
Let 2019 begin!

Yours in His service,

Keith McMullen
Principal

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. – Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV)

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Click here to read Mr Burgess’ article

Click here to read Mr Hudson’s article