Welcome from the Principal


It is always a pleasure to welcome people to Carey, whether they are making their first contact, or are families who have associations with the School that go back generations.


As the father of two daughters, one a current Carey student, the other an Old Carey Grammarian, I also understand the hopes, questions and anxieties many parents have in considering a new school for their children. I can tell you, from my own experience, and from welcoming so many new Carey families in my time as Principal, that Carey is a friendly and inclusive community.

Why Carey?

Carey parents may be a diverse group — coming from many different cultural, social and religious backgrounds — but there is no doubt that we are all united in a common goal: wanting our children to thrive.

Schools are primarily about young people, and especially about helping them become the best they can be. We offer our girls and boys every opportunity to grow into communicative, creative, critically-thinking, curious and community-minded young adults. Carey students are offered flexible pathways to achieve their goals and develop clear strategies to achieve them. We expect our students to think, problem-solve, reflect and respond to the meaningful feedback they receive.


June 2016

Rev Tim Costello visits Carey

Our Year 9 students were fortunate to hear from Rev Tim Costello in the William Carey Chapel on Wednesday 22 June as part of their Civics and Citizenship Week. As the current CEO of World Vision Australia, Tim had plenty to share with the students after being asked to speak on the topic of ‘How to be civic minded’.

May 2016

OCG Sabina Lim at the OECD Forum

In 2014, Old Carey Grammarian Sabina Lim, along with her friend Gabrielle Kloppers, obtained the highest possible IB score of 45 out of 45, which translates to an ATAR of 99.95.

Sabina has since commenced her studies at the University of Melbourne, and is currently completing a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Economics. Inspired by the opportunities as a Carey student to be engaged in community projects and social justice initiatives, Sabina is pursuing her dream to make a positive impact in the lives of others. A key mentor for Sabina was her Year 11 IB Economics teacher, Mr Mark Lewis, who showed students how a knowledge of economics can drive significant and positive global change.