SLC News

Although Term 2 has just begun, some exciting events have already taken place. Some of these include Year 11 camp, the Cross Country Carnivals, the Anzac assembly services, a Mother’s Day breakfast, and the High School Soccer Gala Day.

In Week 1 of this term, the High School Cross Country Carnival took place. Many students were involved, and all runners performed to the best of their abilities. For those who opted out of racing competitively, there was a non-competitive lap that commenced after all the competitive races had finished. There was fierce competition between the houses with many students wearing house colours and house captains leading chants. After close competition, Cranmer ultimately took home the victory.

Also in Week 1, WCCS commemorated those who have served our country, focusing on the women who served as nurses during World War One and Two. Several students contributed to the High School Assembly by being a part Catafalque party; these students currently serve in Defence Force cadets outside of school. Students were also given the privilege of listening to a talk by Corporal James Allchin, former student of WCCS, from the Special Air Services (SAS).

During Week 2, students showcased their soccer skills at the Soccer Gala Day. The senior boys’ team were knocked out in the semifinals during a penalty shootout, while the girls pushed themselves and played to the best of their ability without enough players for a full team on the day. There was a great effort from everyone involved and they all had a great time.

Furthermore, the Year 11 cohort was blessed with the opportunity to go to camp at Galston Gorge, with the Crusaders campsite crew leading them from Wednesday to Friday. They participated in various activities on the camp and also spent a lot of time discussing topics ranging from studying tips and techniques, being a lifelong learner, to being a Christian who lives out their faith and what that looks like. Year 11 thoroughly enjoyed their time at camp and each student took something away from the experience.

Finally, on Tuesday last week, a Mother’s Day Breakfast was held to celebrate the Mothers of all our Primary students. They were treated to some delicious foods, served to them by the Year 11 Hospitality students and some of the SLC representatives. Mrs Heard shared her experience of being a mother and the hardships that come with it, but she ultimately left a positive message, speaking about how God is always in control.

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles: they will run and not grow weary,  they will walk and not be faint.”

Isaiah 40:31

We want to leave you with this Bible verse. Isaiah tells us that God will renew us if we put our trust and hope in Him. We hope that you are encouraged by this as you go about with your day, and that you keep this in the back of your mind, especially through the rough times in life.

In His service,

Caitlin Randall and James Younes