Some exciting events have taken place in the last few weeks at William Carey and there are also some upcoming events for students to look forward to. Some of these include; High School J-Walk, Year 6 camp, The Bushfire Appeal, The TAS Major Work excursion for Year 11 and 12 students and Year 11 Poetry in Action.
On Thursday lunch time of Week 5, the Term 1 J-Walk was held in the hall foyer. Students were able to hear the testimony of an ex-NBA player as they watched a video about his experiences in understanding the need for God in our lives. They were also able to worship and praise God as they were led in song by the High-School J-Walk band. It was great to see High-School Students of many different ages come to hear about God and praise His name.
In Week 6, students in Year 6 went on a camp to Canberra. This was an opportunity for Year 6 students to hang-out with their peers and get to know each other better, as well as talking to people in their grade they may not have known well before. Overall, it was a fun experience for both students and teachers collectively. Check out the school’s Facebook for photos of their adventures.
On Thursday of Week 7, a bushfire appeal day was held for all of William Carey to participate in. Students were able to attend school in mufti clothes, while also bringing a gold coin donation. The money raised will be used to help set up a kitchen at Ulladulla Public School to provide lunches for disadvantaged students. Donations will also be used to purchase Woolworths gift cards for those who have been affected by the bush fires in the Lake Conjola area. Gift cards are highly valuable for this community as they currently have no storage, though still need resources such as food and toiletries etc. The community will be very grateful for the combined effort of William Carey Chirstian School in mimicking Jesus’ servant like nature.
In Week 6 on Thursday, Year 11 and 12 Industrial Technology and Text-Tiles students were able to attend a TAS Major Work excursion. They visited the Powerhouse Museum in the city and were able to view the best HSC Major-Works from last year. This experience was helpful for students as it gave them ideas to help them in their own projects as well as allowed them to see what is expected by HSC markers, giving them a good indication of what to aim for in their own Major Works.
Poetry in action was held on the 4th of March, in Week 6, where Year 11 students were able to learn about poetry and other English concepts in a fun and entertaining way. Performers from the Poetry in Action company came to the school and presented an educational act relevant to what the Year 11 students are currently learning. This was a good experience for students as it was an alternative learning method which got students out of their usual classes and allowed them to participate in an interactive learning experience.
As we continue to move through the first term of 2020, assessment tasks, work, commitments and life in general can begin to feel tiring and overwhelming. We are able to find comfort through God who reassures us in times of exhaustion, that we are able to find refuge in Him. Psalm 46:1 says“God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble”. This is a reminder of God’s everlasting love and guidance over us in hard times.
In His service,
Rachel Nawar and James Younes
On behalf of the Student Leadership Council (SLC)