The property of Essington was purchased in August 1980, with the vision to start a Christian school. 'Essington House,' a significant historical building to the local area, was built in 1860. The building, which includes convict bricks displaying the heart motif, is set on 0.5 hectares of lawn and gardens. Originally it was built to be the site of an old toll-bar with the residence for the tollgate master. Toll-bars were barriers at which tolls were collected. They came into operation in NSW in 1810 and continued until 1896. 'Essington House' was built when the new road to Nepean River at Emu Plains was opened.
'Essington House' was renovated in 1940 and used as a doctor's surgery before being purchased by Foursquare Gospel Church, Parramatta in 1980. It was restored and officially opened on 19th March 1983, with the launch of the school known then as 'Essington Christian Academy' with 9 students. The name was changed to Westmead Christian Grammar School in 2010. Further renovations commenced in 1992, as the school expanded and again in 2012. Despite different changes to name and building, the mission of the school remained strong and continues into the future.
The students are able to participate in the vegetable garden program through from planting to harvesting. The students learn through this progam not only where their food comes from but also the value of healthy choices with nutrition. All produce is distributed within our community.
Each term, on selected Fridays, students are able to purchase a fruit smoothie from the canteen.
Term 1 Dates: Week 3, 6 and 9
CRUNCH & SIP
This is a programe where all our students and staff take up the challange of eating fresh fruit and vegetables each day.
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TERM DATES 2016
Term One: 28th Jan - 8th Apr
Term Two: 26th Apr - 1st Jul
Term Three : 25th Jul - 23rd Sep
Term Four : 11th Oct - 9th Dec
Annual School Report is available through the front office.
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OPERATION CHRISTMA'S CHILD
Every year we take part in Operation Christmas Child run by Samaritans Purse. The students are able to participate in packing a gift box for another child who may not have had the opportunity to receive a gift otherwise.
Thank you to all who participated in the 2015 Operation Christmas Child. Together we are making a difference.
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Our end of year school musical for 2015 was an outstanding presentation by the students. What a wonderful portrayal of the Christmas Story with every child in the school participating in some way! Well done to all who made this night such a success.
To order a copy of the school musical please contact school office on 9689 1138 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MEET OUR SCARECROW
This is our lovely scarecrow made by one of our school families. He is watching over our pumkin patch to make sure the birds don't get too close.
We are currently running a competition to help us decide on a name. The winner will be announced soon.