At WCCS, we offer a wide range of extracurricular opportunities – there is something for everyone!
William Carey has a rich musical history and aims to perform a major musical production every second year. This is always an extremely busy, but hugely rewarding, experience for every person who is involved. In the past, these fantastic events have combined many different talents from within the school and have included students from Kindergarten through to Year Eleven. Musicals are deliberately undertaken as community building events for the whole school, which means that staff, students, parents and carers can all be involved.
Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to participate in other Creative Arts events and activities, such as Open Night, A Little Night Music, Pulse Dance Concert and musical instrument tuition.
Primary and High School students compete in an ascending level of sporting competition, commencing with the in-school swimming and athletic carnivals and moving through to the Combined Christian Schools Association (CSSA) zone event (involving about seven schools), then CSSA State, which has sixty to seventy schools participating. Top performers at this level may be chosen to be part of the Combined Independent Schools (CIS) team, which competes against teams chosen from hundreds of schools. Should the CIS team be successful in their event, they then go to the highest level and participate in the All Schools meet, which involves independent, Catholic and public schools. Students are also encouraged to try out for representative teams in other sports.
WCCS has a rich history of involvement and success in debating competitions and participates in the Head of Independent Co-Educational Schools (HICES) competition. William Carey has enjoyed great success in the past, with several different teams reaching the final stage of the competition. Recently, teams from the school have also won the Churchill Cup Debating Competition.
Year Eleven students who are interested in Legal Studies and the possibility of pursuing a career in Law have the opportunity to participate in the Inter-School Mock Trial Competition. This is a state-wide competition that is administered by the NSW Law Society. William Carey has a proud tradition of participating in the Mock Trial Competition and has successfully competed at state level on a number of occasions.
Our Senior Leadership Council (SLC) consists of sixteen students from Years 11 and 12, who work in pairs in the role of relating to, caring for and being responsible to a particular year group, from Year 12 down to Year 6. The SLC provides a forum for student discussion of student initiated issues, fund raising activities and school functions. Additionally, fourteen Year 6 students have the opportunity to be elected as Primary Pals, who represent and care for students in Primary School.
The Duke of Edinburgh program is for students in Year 9 or above. WCCS has a long history of interested teachers who have actively run Bronze, Silver and Gold programs, which are used to develop outdoor education, leadership skills and opportunities to provide service to both local and international communities.