Dear Parents and Carers,
Throughout Jesus’ time on earth, he demonstrated love to all those around him. He performed many miracles, such as caring for the poor (Luke 6:21–22), healing the sick and unwell (Luke 17:12-19), feeding thousands (Mark 6:34-44), and walking on water (Matthew 14:25), and the list goes on. His love is endless and is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. It is this love that has invited us into God’s family.
When I started here at William Carey, I heard teachers saying to students, “Welcome to your school family!” Throughout this week, many staff have also said these exact words. God’s family is full of love, and constantly showing this love is Jesus’ intent for us all.
This does not only apply to life at school. Everywhere we go, every person we come across, in any situation, needs to be respected and loved. This is something that, at times, can come easily; however, for everyone, there are times and particular circumstances that make this more challenging. What we say and do reflects who we are as people.
Here is a clip titled “11 Words the Happy People Live By.” It’s a reminder for us all!
Start of the School Day
School starts at 8:40 am, so please have you child/ren at school by 8:35 am. If they arrive any time after 8:40 am, they will receive a late note.
End of the School Day
School finishes at 3:00 pm. If your child is in car lines, they need to be picked up by 3:30 pm. If you are running late, they will be escorted to OOSH, which is in the blue building at the front of the school.
Foundational grounds with literacy sounds
The Prep children engage in many different experiences across the day to build their understanding of the alphabet and the corresponding sound each letter makes. Using pictures of simple objects and animals, the children named the picture, eg “Mat,” listened for the beginning sound and then placed the picture under the corresponding letter. This is part of developing phonological awareness and a key part of the Prep Literacy program.
Sensory play to start the day
Prep T have been engaging in different sensory activities this term. Sensory play provides opportunities for children to actively use their senses as they explore the world. It encourages problem solving, builds nerve connections in the brain and supports the development of fine motor skills. The children have enjoyed playing and experimenting with rice, flour, salt and shaving cream!
Places are still available for Prep next year. Apply now: https://wccs.nsw.edu.au/enrolments/enquire/
8/6 CIS Cross Country
8/6 NO IPSSO Sport
13/6 Public Holiday – Queen’s Birthday
15/6 IPSSO Sport – Away Game
16/6 Year 11 Market Day (3-6 students involved)
17/6 K-6 Primary Assembly