Founders Day is one of the most special days in the Carey calendar. It provides an opportunity to reflect on the courageous people who had a vision for Carey. Through dedication and commitment, these founders created the foundations of the great school that Carey is today.

On Wednesday 15 February, as part of our Founders Day celebrations, we welcomed some very special groups back to the School. These included family members of Foundation Scholars, our trailblazing Inaugural Girls Scholars of 1979/80, past Carey Principals, OCGA Honoured Life Members, and a number of other special members of the Carey community.

A group of 90 guests attended the Founders Day Senior School Assembly where the history of the school was remembered. We also heard from the 2016 Carey Medallist – Nicole Bieske (1991). Among other things, Nicole has dedicated much of the last 13 years volunteering for Amnesty International, most recently as the Chair of the International Board. She is an inspiring person and speaker. Members of the audience, both young and old, were inspired by Nicole’s story and the challenge of self-reflection that she offered us all.

Our special guests were also delighted to tour the new Centre for Learning and Innovation. Old Grammarians are always astounded at how much the School has changed since they attended – even if it was, in some cases, as recent as the 1990s.

Carey is fortunate to have had so many wonderful people contribute to its journey. Each person adding something different to the rich and unique tapestry of the Carey story. One of which we can all be proud.