From the SLC

Welcome back to another term! This year has flown by so quickly and to end it off, Term 4 is packed with exciting opportunities for students and families of our community to get involved, and to grow in our collective and individual learning journeys. Some events to look forward to in the coming weeks include the CAPA Open Night, the ‘Clothes Swap’ / ‘Return & Earn’ Maphutseng fundraisers as part of our school’s involvement in the ‘War on Waste’ program, and of course – The Carey Christmas Fair and Carols towards the end of this term. We encourage all members of the school community to get involved in these awesome events!

We would like to thank the members of the previous Senior Leadership Council for their efforts and involvement into the life of our school and are excited to announce that the new council is now underway! Currently, we are continuing the business of the old council and also addressing new initiatives and proposals. Some of which include:

  • Working towards stronger and effective communication between the student body and the SLC. This new initiative looks at developing ways for students to be able to send suggestions or thoughts to the Council via email, so they can be addressed.
  • Installing bike racks for the William Carey community. This proposal is currently under consideration and will allow Carey students to ride their bikes to school and have a safe place to store them on school premises. We are looking forward to hopefully seeing this proposal come through as it will encourage and provide opportunities for students to engage in physical activity during their travel to and from school.
  • A Prep-12 ‘Bullying No Way’ Day involving the entire William Carey community, which will be led by Student Leaders across the school. This anti-bullying program is one of the ways our school is progressing as an e-smart community through educating students and staff about a safe and caring onlineculture.

In more recent news, our current transitioning Year 12s had the opportunity to attend the ‘Maximising Our Opportunities’ night which was held on Monday of last week. The night gave families helpful insights into the Year 12 life, and practical advice for how to make the most out of their final year of schooling. We would like to thank everyone who was involved in the night and greatly encourage future Year 12 students to attend this informative night.

The first few weeks of this term consist of the final exams for our Year 7-10 students as they come to completing this year. We would like to encourage those who still have exams to complete to keep up their hard work and study and congratulate those who have completed their exams on their diligence and commitment to their education so far.

Congratulations to our new Year 12 students on making it this far in your schooling journey! We would like to encourage you to take into consideration feedback from your recent exams, and to find strategies to implement this as the HSC is fast approaching. While we encourage you to remain diligent in your studies, we would also like to remind you to enjoy this coming year as well as remembering to spend quality time with family and friends.

To our current HSC students, we wish you all the best with the remainder of your HSC exams. We would like to thank you all for being such great role models for the school community throughout your time here. We know you have put in a lot of hard work leading up to these exams and it is our prayer that you will remain refreshed, focused and motivated as you come to completing them.

To the rest of the school community, please remain in prayer for all of our high school students during this exam period, especially keeping our current HSC students in mind.

Finally, we would like to leave you with this passage and encourage you to reflect on it as we continue this eventful term. We can take great comfort from these verses and knowing that we can draw strength from God in difficult times.

The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.

Isaiah 40:28-31

In His Service,

Hannah Perez and Ameet Lal
On behalf of the Senior Leadership Council