|principal=The choice of school for your children is a significant one and I thank you for considering Wyong Christian Community School. Established as a ministry of Wyong Baptist Church, I believe the school offers something very special and unique and, as it has in the past, continues to bless many families as they seek to best love and support their children.
The school is an educational community that is founded on Biblical beliefs, values and behaviours. This means that all our policies and procedures are underpinned by biblical principles. In the classroom, lessons are delivered from a Christian perspective. This entails a comprehensive covering of curriculum while simultaneously exploring any biblical teaching or principles relating to the material.
We believe all children are created in God's image and each has their own individual gifting. Our programs are established with the aim of encouraging and supporting students in developing their gifts to their full potential, be they academic, performing arts, sport or any other area. As all gifts come from God, it is therefore appropriate that we encourage students to then use their gifts in the service of Him and others.
Wyong Christian Community School has been greatly blessed since its inception in 1993. Sitting on 28 acres of fertile plains provides us with a beautiful and peaceful backdrop to care and nurture the young lives entrusted to us on a daily basis. New and modern facilities assist in the delivery of our educational programs. Then, in addition to this, we have a wonderfully committed and dedicated staff who see their position as more than a job but rather, a ministry. Each staff member is a committed Christian, active in their local church and firmly committed to the vision of the school.
Relationships are strongly valued in the school community. Firstly we believe a strong relationship with Jesus is the foundation for life. Flowing from this will be healthy relationships between staff, parents and students. The school was established with the intention of supporting the work carried out by parents in the home as they endeavour to equip their children to be responsive and responsible disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.
I invite you to contact the school and arrange a visit so you can see firsthand the many great programs that are taking place on a daily basis. Feel free to ask questions and explore further what it means to be part of a Christian educational community and the blessings we experience.
Why should you send your children to Wyong Christian Community School?
We have built a reputation in the community for being an extremely kind and caring community.
This stems from the fact that our teachers are all committed Christians who believe that they have been called to minister in this school to these children God has entrusted into our care. So education is not a career for us, it is our calling, and we take that responsibility very seriously.
We get a lot of kids coming into our school that have had a history of bullying and torment in various systems; we restore them, then help them to excel.
All of our curriculum material is presented from a Biblical perspective. The students achieve the same NSW Board of Studies outcomes that all students learn, because one day they will be competing for university and career positions. The difference is that our kids learn the material from God's point of view, as presented in the Bible, in an environment that is much more supportive and conducive to success.
We believe that strong Christian families and strong Church communities develop healthy, happy and successful kids.
Our mission is to develop responsive and responsible disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ; disciples that will eventually become the preachers, pastors, doctors, teachers, scientists and business men and women of the future, for the glory of God.
Please come and visit and experience the difference for yourself - you will feel it!
The Vision and Mission of Middle School.pdf
Welcome to Middle School the Wyong Christian Community School way.
As a young student and later a young teacher, I was puzzled as I struggled to understand the reasons behind the huge changes going from a primary school to a high school model.
As a not-so-young teacher, I have discovered that the best reason for the sometimes harsh and dramatic structural changes was, and sometimes still is, "that is how the system works and that is how we've always done it". Middle School at Wyong Christian Community School challenges that!
Middle School Wyong-style is an enriching learning environment that allows for the gradual change from childhood to adolescence to adulthood. If anything, Middle School meets the requirement of the system whilst allowing those children within the system, to grow personally and academically appropriate to their development.
The distinctive features of our middle school include:
Welcome to the Senior School section of the Wyong Christian Community School Website. My name is Craig Wannan. I am the Head of the Senior School. I trust that you will find this site interesting and informative.
Each section of the school (Junior, Middle and Senior) has its own particular and distinctive characteristics but there is one thing that all hold in common and that is our strong desire to equip young people to be responsible and responsive disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Senior School consists of Years 10-12. We've reached a stage in the School's history which is quite exciting. The student population has grown considerably in recent years and this growth has been more than matched in the growth and development of the school infrastructure as well as in the development of relevant and engaging learning programs. The school's location adjacent to Porter's Creek which feeds the Wyong River is picturesque. It is a wonderful learning environment and one which offers acres of space as well as modern, well equipped classrooms.
The experience of Senior School for our students may be likened to a journey. It's a journey of:
The teaching staff in the Senior School are all wonderfully committed to serving the needs of the children in their care. Four were HSC markers last year and one was a senior marker. But all of our teachers demonstrate passion, skill and experience in their work and this is reflected time and time again through the results that our students achieve but more significantly through the type of people that they become - young men and women who know Christ and who wish to glorify him in all that they do in life. These young people are destined to make an impact on society, not only as responsible citizens but as people who want to make a difference, especially in the name of Christ.
If after viewing this website you have some unanswered questions I'd encourage you to make an appointment to meet with me so that I can share more with you about what makes Wyong Christian Community School such a great school.
Principal: Mr Ian Liney
Assistant Principal: Mr Darren Milligan
Business Manager: Mr Grant Kayes
Heads of School
Secondary Teaching Staff
Junior School Teaching Staff
Student Support Team
Chaplain: Mr Nicholas Alexander
Counsellor: Mrs Glenys Drennan
Canteen Manager: Mrs Karyn Newman
The history of Wyong Christian Community School.
The school began in 1993 catering from Kindergarten to Year 6. Born out of a vision of the people at Wyong Baptist Church, the school started with just 24 students and a single teacher based at the rear of the church building.
We have grown steadily each year. Modern facilities and well equipped classrooms provide specialist facilities across the full school curriculum including Art, Music, Computers, Food Technology, Textiles, Technics, Science and Sport. Now catering for students from Kindergarten through to Year 12, our commitment is to provide the necessary resources to achieve 'excellence in education' in line with the growth of the school.
WCCS is affiliated with Christian Schools Australia. Christian Schools Australia is an interdenominational fellowship of some 150 member schools in Australia providing our school with curriculum development, advice in administrative matters and lobbying of Government and other associated bodies.
The school is located in the Wyong shire and situated in a wonderful rural setting. Our classrooms are modern and spacious which enhances the learning environment. We have large recreation areas with ample shade.
Quality relationships between staff, students and parents are fostered in strength and commitment, working together with a vision for educating young people. We encourage all parents to become involved in the school community.
Our 'purpose' is to provide a Christian educational community founded on Biblically-based beliefs, values and behaviour. We do this to equip young people to be responsible and responsive disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Wyong Baptist Church and School Board share the desire that our children will grow in grace and wisdom in the teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Christian education begins in the home. Our school recognises that parents have the God-given responsibility for the upbringing of their children. Wyong Christian Community School seeks to support Christian parents in this task.
There are very many different bodies that have helped to make Wyong CCS what it is today. The school has always been regarded as one of the many ministries of
Wyong Baptist Church.
Other associates include:
Christian Schools Australia
Christian Schools Sports Association
Association of Independent Schools
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CSSA and CIS also provide pathways for individual students to pursue their chosen sports. For WCCS students these have included Gymnastics, Golf, Tennis, and AFL. Other activities on offer for individuals at a NSW CIS Level are AFL, Athletics, Baseball, Basketball, Canoeing, Cricket, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Soccer, Golf, Hockey, Netball, Rugby League, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Touch, Triathlon, Track Cycling and Volleyball.
Sports Leadership Opportunities:
The WCCS Sport Leadership team offers students the opportunity to assist with enhancing sport in their school. Students assist with Sport Carnivals, (including Zone level) as well as organising and facilitating events within WCCS and the wider community. The Sports Team is a great opportunity for senior students to further develop leadership qualities as they have hands on experience with coaching and management of junior sporting teams.
In-school fun focused activities where student leaders can get involved with encouraging maximum participation across Junior, Middle and Senior School include:
truecapaKla=Creative and Performing Arts
Creative and Performing Arts allows students to develop and use their God given talents in many areas. It also provides many opportunities for considered discussions regarding fruitful uses of performing arts mediums; those that contribute to God's kingdom and those that seek to take away from it. Students are taught to recognise the talents they have are a gift from God and should be used to glorify Him. They learn discernment from a Biblical perspective in relation to performing arts.
Our Visual Arts program involves specialist teachers throughout Middle School and this continues with Visual Arts Elective, in Year 9 and 10, and Preliminary and Higher School Certificate Courses.
Drama is a vital part of our program with students exposed to Drama as part of the Year 7 and Year 8 program and then as an option for Years 9 - 12.
Our specialist Music teachers start teaching Kindergarten classes and continue through to Elective and Senior School Music with the option of Music 1, Music 2 and Extension Music in Higher School Certificate.
trueenglishKla=What is English?
At Wyong Christian Community School, English is the key learning area where students develop knowledge, skills and understandings in English language and literature. It is an area of the curriculum that has great influence. Within this key learning area, values and attitudes as well as knowledge and skills are taught, developed and critically appraised. It is relevant to all other learning areas as thoughts, ideas, concepts and theories need to be expressed for them to be understood, appreciated and developed.
Language is the God-given ability to communicate in spoken and written forms. God, the Creator, gave us language to commune with Him, to think and reason, and to communicate with each other. English is a widely used language throughout the world and the official language of Australia.
English is important in the curriculum because it is the language through which most communication and learning takes place within schools. The ability to communicate through language is God-given. Language is intimately linked to the processes of thought. It is, therefore, integral to personal development and the realisation of God-given gifts and abilities.
Language enables us to know more of God and communicate our understandings of Him; explore and expand our private and public worlds; organise our experience; and form, recognise and reveal our values and attitudes.
Learning for the most part occurs as students use language; and as they speak, listen, read, write, observe and reflect upon the processes of their own learning. Learning best takes place in the context of activities that are enjoyable and appropriate to the student's needs, interests and capacities. These activities should include every day communication and personal expression, both formal and informal, using literature and the media.
As values are inextricably embedded in language, Christian teachers should recognise that their faith will inevitably disclose itself in all forms of language activity.
Because the English language is our main form of communication, it is important that students develop a command of English in all its forms. The study of English is essential to the student being able to read and understand God's Word, the Bible. English is not only an area of study in the curriculum but is also a tool that is used across the curriculum through which students learn, express and are assessed.
What is involved in English at WCCS?
At Wyong Christian Community School, teaching English involves:
At Wyong Christian Community School, English is taught so that we can help children to become effective communicators who are able to read, understand and respond to God's Word and to communicate its truth to others.
Teachers need to help children to evaluate spoken, written and media texts in the light of God's Word, and to develop discernment in their speaking, listening, reading, writing, viewing and representing, in accordance with the principles given in the Bible (Philippians 4:8).
How do we teach English at WCCS?
At Wyong Christian Community School, English is taught from grades K-10 in four strands
As required by the Board of Studies we also cover the following types of texts:
Students have the opportunity to fully explore their God given ability in English with a number of students completing the Extension 1 English course for the HSC. The Extension 2 (old 4 unit) English course was also taught in 2010.
Examples of some of the texts we teach
Prose Fiction- To Kill a Mockingbird, Holes, Narnia, Goodnight Mr Tom, Emma, Looking for Alibrandi, Sleepwalking, Fiftieth Gate, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.
Drama- Hating Alison Ashley, The Crucible, Educating Rita.
Films- Rabbit Proof Fence, Enchanted, Truman Show, Run Lola Run, Much Ado About Nothing, The Matrix, Blade Runner, 10 Things I Hate About You, Life is Beautiful.
Shakespeare- Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer nights Dream, Taming the Shrew, Othello, Hamlet.
Media-Newspapers, Magazines, Advertising, Sit-Coms, Radio, Documentaries.
Non-fiction- Texts on the Holocaust, Autobiography.
Poetry- Kenneth Slessor, Bruce Dawe, Wilfred Owen, Steven Herrick, Judith Wright, Peter Skrzynecki.
truehsieKla=HSIE: Human Society and Its Environment
HSIE is a department whose mission and endeavour is to enable students to develop an appreciation for lifelong learning through the development of informed, well founded and focused areas of study. Students are encouraged to critically assess the world around them from a biblical perspective so that they are able to question and formulate ideas, develop opinions and contribute to their society through well structured and founded beliefs that have firm foundations.
Students are encouraged to engage within the learning process itself. The unlocking of research enables learning so that students may be able to question and develop multiple levels of interest in their studies.
This assists students so that they may contribute to their functionality within our society, recognize Christ's mandate to love and serve others, and develop an informed level of civics and citizenship. In this sense, they may present a range of ideas which may inform others or add to discussions of interest from a moral, ethical, religious and academic standpoint. Confidence and self-esteem are important indicators which may enable students to take advantage of continued learning opportunities and experiences and are better able to interact with their peers within a social or work related context.
Christ Centred approaches to learning
We are relational beings. Being mindful of our place, position and ability to influence others for good we should acknowledge our salvation and demonstrate the grace of our Lord Jesus, the same grace that saved us. It is our purpose to be positive role models, straightforward and free from complication or misunderstanding. This is our challenge in a world that can seem chaotic or even out of control. God's word teaches about freedom and redemption, we trust that this is also conveyed in what we do within Wyong Christian Community School so that purpose, hope and encouragement are offered to the students in our care.
What we do:
HSIE is evidenced within many aspects of school life, starting in Primary School and being found within the Middle and Senior School areas.
The study of government, the environment, ancient cultures and modern societies, geography, our regional and global roles, nationhood, legal frameworks, business, work, people and personalities are a few of the examples of learning that are undertaken within this subject area.
There are a broad range of studies within learning programs which may consider a variety of events such as our involvement in the Vietnam War, how to reflect on our past in relation to indigenous communities, the development and application of family law, cultural and social changes within Australian society since WW2, environmental policies through the application of geographic information and the dismissal of government to name only a few.
As a department there is much to teach, impart and challenge young people about and this is always exciting and rewarding.
Galileo once said that "Mathematics is the alphabet with which God wrote the universe."
Mathematics in NSW is compulsory for all students from Kindergarten to Year 10 and an elective in Year 11 and 12.
At Wyong Christian Community School, we desire to make the teaching of Mathematics relevant and rewarding for our students. In our teaching, we aim to present the curriculum from a strong Christian perspective by giving regular acknowledgement of God's rightful place in the centre of all that we are learning.
In the Mathematics Department at Wyong Christian Community School, our aim is to encourage our students to have positive, adventurous attitudes and interest in Mathematics by presenting Mathematics as a living art which is enjoyable and intellectually exciting, aesthetically satisfying and relevant to a wide variety of applications.
We seek to develop each student's God given ability to communicate mathematically and approach given problems rigorously using appropriate techniques and equipment, interacting with their peers and environment where useful for learning. We want them to be able to explain why their solution is true and justify the steps they took to arrive at their answer(s) not just looking to the correct answer but the methodology.
Students are encouraged to be creative and to use Mathematics in their future studies and world of work so that they can be responsible stewards of present and future environments. Ultimately we seek to equip them to be effective and successful citizens.
For a long time, mathematical concepts have been explained on a chalkboard followed by the practising of the concepts taught. This was really the only method of teaching available in most mathematics classrooms. While the rigorous nature of the subject still requires students to develop and practise skills in this manner, the introduction of technology has opened up new opportunities for improving each student's understanding. Technology now allows students to easily see the beautiful, dynamic and variable nature of such areas of Mathematics as geometry, trigonometry, statistics and calculus. Visual demonstrations via a data projector or on their own computer screen in the computer laboratory, now enables students to see a clearer connection between the concrete or 'hands-on' and the abstract or 'algebraic'.
Each year many of our students enter external competitions. Our students compete annually in the ICAS Mathematics Competition, World Maths Day and internal competitions. We regularly teach Extension 1 Mathematics for the HSC and have also taught the Extension 2 (old 4 unit) Mathematics course.
The needs of students are met through a variety of methods including one to one support at lunch times where necessary.
truepdhpeKla=Personal Development, Health And Physical Education
At WCCS we aim to develop students who are holistically healthy. This means they are balanced across all areas of health; mental, spiritual, social and physical. Our main objective is to provide students with necessary information to make informed decisions about their own personal health, and their wider community. In practical lessons students experience a variety of sports, games and physical activities to give them the skills necessary to develop and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Each of the areas of study is investigated from a Christian perspective as students are challenged with applying an understanding of moral, ethical and spiritual considerations.
Years 7-10 (Stage 4 and 5) PD/H/PE
In each stage students will study school based units of work covering all areas of the curriculum. These are studied in both practical and theoretical lessons. The four curriculum areas are:
Year 9-10 Elective - Physical Activity and Sports Studies
Students in Years 9 and 10 have the opportunity to further develop their interests and knowledge in this area through the elective subject PASS (Physical Activity And Sports Studies). Physical Activity And Sports Studies promotes active and healthy lifestyles through participation in various sports and physical activities. It also embraces the importance of literacy and study skills, with coursework that targets the multiple intelligences. PASS includes many off site activities such as group fitness, learn to surf, corporate golf day and specialised sport programs. This is also an avenue to gain qualifications such as Coaching and Bronze Medallion Lifesaving to enhance their learning.
Year 11-12 Elective - 2 Unit PD/H/PE
Students continuing to study their HSC at WCCS can elect to take 2unit Personal Development, Health and Physical Education.
Preliminary (Yr 11) Core Units: Better Health for Individuals and The Body in Motion
Preliminary Options: First Aid and Fitness Choices are studied by current students. (Students also have the opportunity to obtain their Senior First Aid qualification).
HSC (Yr 12) Core Units: Health Priorities in Australia and Factors Affecting Performance.
HSC Options: Sports Medicine and Improving Performance are studied by current students.
truescienceKla=Science at Wyong Christian Community School
At Wyong Christian Community School, Science is the key learning area where students develop knowledge, understandings, skills, values and attitudes in Science and the use of Science in Technology, which are essential for all students to succeed in and beyond their schooling. Science is an area of the curriculum that has great influence. All of the Technology which we appreciate in the world today has come about because of an understanding of the Science involved.
An understanding and appreciation of the physical, biological, chemical and technological world and the ability to make responsible and informed decisions in relation to our God given environment is essential for young people to be responsible disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.
To achieve this, the Science Faculty seeks to pursue the following goals:
Science and Technology is the study of God's creation and the tools man has devised to support or improve our way of life. It involves systematic investigation and discovery of our surroundings as well as a body of knowledge gained through the research of others. Science and Technology is the interaction of Gods perfect creation and mans best efforts to utilise our God given resources and intelligence.
The study of Science at Wyong Christian Community School is grounded on the following biblical truths:
With these biblical truths as a foundation, the study of Science and Technology can help us to understand our Creator and fulfill our God given role as stewards in a God pleasing manner.
For more information about what teaching science at WCCS involves, our objectives for this KLA and how we go about achieving them, please download the following document: doc/ScienceAtWCCS.pdf
truetasKla=At Wyong Christian Community School our approach to teaching the Technological and Applied Studies Course depends not only on respect for a person's integrity, but also acknowledgment of their dependence upon God in their daily lives. Students should come to recognise that their work and study within the area is a means of glorifying God and serving others.
From a Christian perspective, the course enables students to develop skills, strive for excellence and develop mastery within a broad range of topics. We seek to encourage our students to achieve results commensurate with their God-given gifts, talents and abilities.
One extremely important feature of the TAS course is the opportunity for students to work collectively on various tasks, and in so doing, effectively embrace the "classroom layout and expectations". The TAS environment encourages students to participate in demonstrations, share equipment, machines and workspaces while interacting with the teacher and each other on a more informal level. The teacher has an ideal opportunity to develop relationships on a far more practical level, allowing for Christian principles and character to be displayed in a far wider scope than that of the teacher in the traditional classroom. Teachers of TAS need to pray/strive for wisdom, integrity and patience in their calling to teach in this environment. The rewards can far exceed the effort.
As the students progress within the subject area, we aim to be able to accurately identify individual spheres of giftedness, and then be able to develop and extend them within those areas. It is important that we teach both overtly and covertly that God honours both strictly intellectual and academic pursuits as well as more practical and manual skills. These need not be seen as competing, but rather as complementary within the body of Christ.
In addition, it is good for the students to recognise that God (who is a creative being) has made us to be creative. We have been given the opportunity to interpret, shape and in some ways alter our environment in an attempt to improve the quality of life on the planet. For thousands of years, mankind has designed and applied technology to solve the challenges presented by the environment in which he/she has lived. The areas of focus within the TAS faculty allow the specific study of problem solving.
In Food Technology, the units of work that are developed and taught at WCCS are based on these syllabuses with the additional emphasis on Biblical principles and God's family.
Emphasis is on:
Textiles Technology incorporates units of work that allow students to express the individuality and diversity of our God given gifts and talents as well as different tastes in clothing and textile designs. Students can relate the aesthetics of our clothes and the garments of different cultures and socio-economic classes to the splendour of Gods creation (Matthew 6:29). We place importance on this subject, as each student must be well equipped to understand and use technology, so they can participate in and contribute to the Australian society. This is to be emphasised to students in order to rule God's world by exercising wise stewardship in the use of technology, abilities, materials, processed and energy.
A spirit of cooperation is encouraged as students interact, sharing strengths in the textile area with less able students. The less formal nature of the subjects in this Key Learning Area create opportunities to promote meaningful servant relationships within the class.
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
People interpret and alter their environments in an attempt to improve the quality of their lives and often to impact national and international communities to glorify our God. Technologies constantly change and are developed to the extent that they have an impact on the environment and on most aspects of our daily lives.
Australia needs future generations who understand the holistic nature of design and technology and who can apply design processes, develop, communicate and justify solutions, create systems and use technologies to meet identified needs and opportunities. Student projects related to real-life contexts provide a rich setting for individuals and groups to develop holistic solutions and to discover underlying principles for quality design applications. They can investigate processes of design and technology in a responsible, safe, ethical and collaborative manner and in a range of design fields.
As Students get involved in the design process they should see and experience the work of the great Designer and a measure of His workmanship ought to be reflected in the work of our students.