GATEway 8 Academic Gala Day

In August William Carey sent a Year 7-8 and a Year 9-10 team to participate in the GATEway 8 Academic Gala Day.

The theme for 2014 was the ‘Is Technology Re-wiring Our Brains?’

Competing against teams from all over Sydney, the students participated in a number of academic challenges based around the day’s theme.

Our 7/8 team did particularly well, placing 7th out of 21 schools and achieving 2nd place in the Maths challenge and 3rd place in the Design and Technology challenge!

Congratulations to the following students for representing their school:

Year 9/10 team

Jessica M, Elizabeth R, Lincoln Y, Jordana R, Rhea S, Corinna M, Rohan V, Caitlin R.

Year 7/8 team

Matthew R, Maurizio P, Dayanara C, Esther P, Meredith L, Felise Ly Joanna M.                                                                    




Tournament of the Minds news

On Saturday the 23th of August, a group of students from Years 7-9 represented William Carey in the NSW Regional Final of the Tournament of the Minds.

The group had five weeks to create and design a devise that could distribute a precious material to four distribution points simultaneously. They also had to create their distribution map, props and write a ten minute script!

Although they didn’t make it to the next round, the group greatly impressed the judges with their creative script and use of props.

Congratulations to Henry N, Lincoln L, Esther P, Dayanara C,

Timothy N, Maurizio P and Cades C on a fantastic effort!

Tom students


Some of the designs created by the team

Tom designs

The Simpson Prize 2015

Simpson Prize

The Simpson Prize is a national competition for Year 9 and 10 students that encourages participants to focus on the importance of Anzac Day and its commemoration.

The competition is open for Year 9 and 10 students. Students can win a trip to Turkey and attend the 2015 Centenary of Anzac Commemorations at Gallipoli!

Winners need to write an 1200-1500 word essay or create a 10 minute audio visual presentation in response to the question

“To what extent did Australians enlist in 1914 to defend the ‘Mother Country?’

More information can be found on the competition website

Entries close on October 17 so get in quick by collecting an entry form from Miss Smith in the HSIE staffroom.