Primary 4/11/22: History behind Halloween

During the Iron Ages, the ancient Celtic pagans celebrated Halloween (‘Hallow’ – Holy person; ‘eve’ – a contraction of Eve), also known as Samhain. This was a three-day fire festival with participants recognising the deaths of relatives and the hope that they would rejoin the living. Through the conversion of the Celtics, many traditions were […]

High School 21/10: What’s best next?

As our Year 12 students commenced their HSC Examinations last week and many of our remaining students complete Yearly Examinations, I am reminded of what that means for many students. High stakes examinations, as they are often called, can evoke many different emotions, feelings and sometimes even physical responses in both our students and ourselves. […]

Principal 21/10/22: Being an Upstander takes Courage

Welcome to Term 4 With the first newsletter of the term, I like to start with a welcome, but now that we are wrapping up Week 2 it feels like we are very much settled into this busy last term of the year and quite distant from the last break. Not to worry! I’ll still […]

Primary 21/10/22: What a fantastic Book Week and Grandparents Day!

2022 has looked so different from the year before. We have enjoyed many opportunities for our families to join in with their children and participate in fun events. And last week was no exception. Grandparent’s Day was such a success. The feedback we receive reassures the value of inviting all our school community to enjoy […]

Celebrating our Multicultural Community

In September 2022, our school enjoyed a brilliant day celebrating our multicultural community. From Prep to High School, all students enjoyed participating in lots of cultural activities and performances, from dancing to writing to yummy food. It was a joy to see one another in cultural dress and to grow in respect and understanding of […]

High School 16/9/22: Term recap and a well deserved break

As we approach the end of another school term, I would like to think that all our students are preparing for that well-deserved break. Many of our students have gone “above and beyond” in their individual and group pursuits this term. The quiet achievements of those who have been diligent in their attempts to engage […]

Principal 16/9/22: Connecting and belonging to our school community

One the of the big impacts on schools of the past two years of pandemic has been on their sense of community. The need to stay home and to limit the number of opportunities to celebrate community took its toll. However, as we progressively move away from the times of most stringent restrictions, we are […]

Primary 16/9/22: Esmart Safety Week and Book Week

From Monday 5 September to Sunday 11 September, schools and libraries across Australia join together to help children and young people to understand their rights and responsibilities online and to empower them to be positive digital citizens. William Carey Christian School is a registered and accredited eSmart school. The school continues to complete eSmart audits […]

Primary students rock at Timestables!

These are some incredible Oz Rocks Results! 0 Total correct answers Silver Medal For average correct answers Congratulations to all of the students in 6B for placing first and 4G placing third in Australia. Aaron W. was named most valuable player in Australia with the highest correct answers for a student. 4HF was also the […]

Principal 2/9/22: 15 years of partnership and new opportunities

The Maphutseng Partnership In 2006 our founding Principal, Warwick Wilke announced his retirement, and the question was asked, ‘What is a suitable farewell gift to acknowledge such a distinguished career?’ The answer came back quickly in the form of ‘another school’! Thus began a relationship between William Carey Christian School and the Bethesda School situated […]