On Friday 31 August we celebrated our annual CCW Day!
Although the weather was a little bleak, it didn’t impact on the spirit of the day. The theme this year was ‘Old vs New’ and staff and students didn’t disappoint. From Disney Princesses to the scary clown from the new ‘It’ movie, the imagination and creativity that went into costumes was outstanding. Our day kicked off in the auditorium with a short liturgy, where we were reminded of the strong role models we have named our six school communities after, and how they are a wonderful example for this year’s CEW theme, ‘Serving others by Serving God’. The famed ‘Peace’ ball, accompanied by the ‘Community’ and ‘Earth’ balls never fail to get the crowd on their feet.
At recess, the school migrated to where each of our 6 communities had their food stalls ready. This tradition is only possible with the help of community leaders from all year levels, so a big thank you to all of our helpers in making the stalls such a success! We have raised almost $3,000 to go towards three charities; NSW Farmer Drought Relief, Headspace Albury/Wodonga and the Sandhurst Alternative Schoolies Program – a phenomenal effort by all!
Period 2 saw our guest speaker – but with a twist this year. Hosted by John Walker, we had a panel of guest speakers who have been apart of our CCW community. From one of the original staff members, John McEvoy, to current Year 12 student, Emily Twycross. They shared stories of the wonderful memories our College has given them, and how being apart of our community guided them to where they are today.
After the trip down memory lane, it was time for the highly anticipated Year 12 vs Teacher Soccer Match. The Year 12’s were full of confidence and banter but it was the teachers who let their superior skills do the talking. In the biggest defeat in recent years, the Year 12’s went down 1-6. After eating pizza to numb the pain of losing, we moved to the auditorium again for the Talent Quest, which was an awesome showcase of what our school has to offer and a lot of fun to watch.
The atmosphere of the whole day was electric and again the school community was on display for all to see. Thank you to all the student leaders and staff who worked tirelessly to put on this fantastic day of celebration!