Sarah has a strong sense of social justice, and hopes to be able to dedicate her life to helping others and diminishing inequality.

My Carey Story – Sarah, Year 12

At Carey, we celebrate our students’ success in all facets of life. Developing the whole student involves not only encouraging academic efforts, but supporting and celebrating creativity, innovation, aspiration, service, curiosity, and courage.

This video is part of a series on our Class of 2018, where we interviewed a number of students about their experiences and successes at Carey, and how these will shape their lives beyond school.

Carey’s focus on serving our local, national and global communities has inspired a passion for social justice in Sarah. While she doesn’t know exactly what career path she wants to follow yet, she knows that whatever she does, she wants to have a positive impact on the lives of others.

‘The most important thing Carey has taught me is to have a positive impact on the world in some way. Carey does a lot of community service work with organisations and through that I've been taught the importance of engaging with communities outside of my own.’

Throughout Year 12, Sarah took part in the Homework Club. Every Friday afternoon, around 12 Middle and Senior School students help refugee children with their homework. The students engage with the children, talking to them about their life stories while helping them to read or spell, or sometimes draw a picture.

Sarah said that the Homework Club has been a truly rewarding experience, and has helped to ignite in her a passion for helping others. In particular, she sees education in developing countries as something that needs a lot of work and support, and an opportunity for her to make a difference. 

Well done, Sarah!