Sophie

Sophie is studying for her International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in English Literature, Chinese, Mathematics, Biology, Psychology and Music. She does diving, cross country and athletics for the school, as well as being involved in the Carey Music and Debating programs. In 2018 Sophie was also involved in the Senior School Theatre Orchestra for the musical The Drowsy Chaperone.

Sophie says, ‘Carey offers it all; a holistic co-curricular program as well as great teachers and a welcoming community of students. Throughout my time at Carey I have been lucky enough to be involved in these opportunities, which at times has been inspirational, other times educational. A highlight was travelling to Robinson River to spend a week helping Aboriginal children at their school, which was an eye-opening experience and gave me perspective in my own life. It really highlighted what a close and connected community looks like.’

Another aspect of Carey that Sophie has loved is the camps. She recently went on Year 6 camp as a leader, which she found to be a fulfilling experience. Sophie said, ‘I love spending time with my friends, and I feel very lucky to be a part of our special school community.’

After completing her IB Diploma, Sophie hopes to study Science, but is not certain where she wants this to take her. She would also love to travel after tertiary study, and explore new places in the world.

Cristian

Cristian is studying for his Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) in English Language, Chemistry, Maths Methods and Specialists, Economics and Business Management which he completed last year. 

An important part of Cristian’s experience at Carey is through the Futsal and Soccer programs at the School. ‘There is something really special about playing on a Saturday morning with your mates, representing your school.’ He values the experiences that sport has provided him, including a strong sense of camaraderie and respect among teammates, coaches and the opposition. 

Cristian has also really enjoyed the community focus at Carey and the importance of giving back. ‘I have been lucky enough to go on trips to Yea to support Habitat for Humanity, make sandwiches in House groups to support Eat Up and even take a group of students to volunteer at Fare Share, which make meals for people in need’, Cristian said. 

This year Cristian looks forward to providing a strong link with the student body and teachers, and to fulfil the leadership team’s focus on unity throughout the Senior School. He is really passionate about giving back to Carey, as Carey has given him so much since he started in kindergarten. Cristian is truly grateful for all the teachers and mentors he has had during his time at Carey.

After Year 12, Cristian hopes to study Commerce at the University of Melbourne. He will continue to foster his passion for soccer and value helping and being a part of his community.