Primary Students Helping Build a Bridge: An Update
Monday 21st October, 2013
On the last day of term two, students brought in coins to be stuck onto sheets of cardboard that were used to cover a wooden bridge set up in the hall for the final assembly of the term. An amount of $929.80 was raised on the day. The weight of the coins on the wire that was strung to represent part of the bridge was so heavy, the wire broke under the stress. This was a great sign showing the generosity of the students to support this cause.
WCCS continues to raise money for a bridge to span a river in the Maphutseng valley of Lesoto.
The bridge is needed to cross the river to get to school. In the wet season, the river becomes dangerous to cross and students cannot get to school or have to sleep in the school overnight if the river rises during the day when they are at school. This project, which is being shared between WCCS and Georges River Grammar School, is an ongoing partnership between the schools here in Australia and the community in the Maphutseng Valley.
Smoke and Asthma Alert
Monday, 21st October, 2013
Does your child suffer from Asthma? If so, parents should ensure your child comes to school with their Asthma medication. Asthma Puffers are best administered using a spacer which will get more medication into their lungs. Remember the School Clinic will assist your child to take their medication correctly.
Michele Goldman, CEO of the Asthma Foundation NSW says, “while fire can damage property and threaten life, it can also seriously affect the health of people with medical conditions, especially those who live with asthma. Wood smoke is a prime trigger for what could be a potentially fatal asthma attack.
Year 12 Student Receives Award for Service to the Community
Friday, 13th September, 2013
Congratulations to Jessica H., Year 12, for receiving the Order of Australia Association Certificate of Appreciation for Service to the Community. Like many of our students, Jessica has given countless hours to serving others in both her local and global community and is most definitely deserving of this recognition. We look forward to hearing about Jessica's continued work in her community and encourage her as she seeks to serve others in this way.
Thank you for joining us on the Yellow Brick Road!
Friday, 6th September, 2013
William Carey’s production of "The Wizard of Oz" was nothing short of spectacular – with a cast and crew of about 250 people as well as fantastic sets, costumes, lighting and special effects. The production team, cast and crew were very excited and proud to share this wonderful show with the school community during seven performances in nine days.
"The Wizard of Oz" stirs up childhood memories, entices us to open our imaginations and teaches us about the importance of home. This much-loved story follows Dorothy Gale as she is whisked away from the Kansas prairie and into the wonderful world of Oz, where she meets munchkins, witches, a wizard and three of the best friends she will ever know. The Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion join with Dorothy on her adventure and, together, the four friends seek to find the knowledge, heart, courage and home for which they each so desperately yearn.
Congratulations and thanks go to our incredibly talented students, staff and families who contributed to the success of this show!
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