What does Carey do?

At Carey we focus on developing the whole individual. Carey students have an understanding of their strengths and possess the wisdom, skills and confidence to be ready for challenges within and beyond school.

To support our holistic approach at Carey, we focus on three domains of an individual: their relationships, their thinking, and their self-management.  

This is underpinned by Carey’s Baptist ethos of service and social justice where students are expected to be respectful of diversity and to seek ways to make a positive difference in the lives of others. We encourage our students and staff to value integrity, service, spirituality, teamwork, thinking and wellbeing. 

This encapsulates what we believe it means to live a good life.

We value:

Integrity … care, honesty, morality, respect
Service …  altruism, generosity, passion, sustainability 
Spirituality … communal, contemporary, holistic, inclusive
Teamwork … collaboration, communication, initiative, leadership 
Thinking … creativity, inquisitiveness, intellect, reflection 
Wellbeing … courage, happiness, health, resilience

How does Carey distinguish itself?


At Carey learning is dynamic, empowering and lifelong. All decisions are taken to improve student learning.


At Carey we strive for excellence across the three Carey pillars: curricular, co-curricular and wellbeing.


At Carey our staff are expected to be expert in their fields, collegiate and passionate. They are supported to be the best they can be.


At Carey we nurture a balanced co-educational environment to prepare our students to lead, learn and serve with confidence, capacity and compassion.


At Carey we actively pursue social justice which is reflective of our Christian ethos.


At Carey we improve through courageous innovation, while respecting our traditions. 


At Carey we build strong relationships based on respect, trust and collaboration.