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.

Photo: Principal

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.


October 2015

Prep Assembly

On Friday 23 October, the Junior School Kew students had their Assembly taken over by the Preps who presented a special program to showcase all of the wonderful things that they have done this year. With their family and friends in attendance, each Prep student had their moment to shine in a mixed presentation that included singing, dancing, Chinese storytelling, some videos, and even some exclusive reporting.

September 2015

Whole School Concert

On Tuesday 8 September, some 350 students gathered at the wonderful Melbourne Recital Centre for our annual Whole School Concert. It was a huge day for our young musicians as they presented a fascinating range of musical styles. Each ensemble was well prepared, and their expressive playing was enhanced by the wonderful acoustic of the venue.