Our Vision and Values

Our vison and values guide our decisions and actions everyday.

Our Vision and Values
Our Vision and Values

As we celebrate our school’s centenary, Carey is well placed to meet the needs of our students now and into the future.

We have outstanding infrastructure, and a professional, creative and agile staff. Just as important is our school community, who are eager to engage with the school in partnership to educate our young people.

An education at Carey will be a journey of ever-expanding opportunities; one which opens multiple pathways and supports our students to find their individuality and pursue their passions. We are excited to share our Strategic Direction Statement with you and look forward to your support and contribution as we move into our next century at Carey.

– Jonathan Walter, Principal

Carey's Strategic Direction

Our Principal, Jonathan Walter, explains our vision, values and strategic priorities.

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Our Purpose

Together we inspire, nurture and develop students who are equipped for life and ready to create positive change.

Our Vision

An inclusive community that values the development of each individual and supports them to have a positive impact in our society.

Our Values

Everything we do at Carey is underpinned by our values.

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Our Strategic Priorities

Our vision for the future of our school and community starts with five priorities.

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Our vision and values reflect our heritage

Carey was founded in 1923 with the support of the Baptist Union of Victoria, initially as a day and boarding school for boys. Our school is named in honour of Revd Dr William Carey, a Baptist missionary and self-taught language scholar who dedicated much of his life to humanitarian work in India in the 18th century. His life of service, faith and commitment to learning are central to the School’s philosophy today.

Discover Carey’s history in our centenary timeline

Animo et Fide, Carey’s motto, means ‘By Courage and Faith’. Inspired by our Baptist ethos and our focus on developing the whole student through a complete education, our motto is embraced and practised by all at Carey.

The symbolism of the torch exists throughout our school, including in our school crest. The torchbearer challenges students to take ownership of the legacy of Carey and pass the torch to the next generation of students, shining as brightly as it did when they received it.

Honouring our past, embracing our future
Honouring our past, embracing our future
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