Saskia

Saskia is currently studying for her International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) in Mathematics, English Language and Literature, German, Chemistry, Economics and Business Management.

She has developed a keen interest in philosophy and environmental economics and aspires to help combat the effects climate change in her career. Although still uncertain of what particular career path she wants to go down in the future, Saskia hopes to study at the University of Melbourne and abroad in Germany after finishing school.

Joining Carey in Year 2, Saskia has had a long-standing relationship with the School and deeply appreciates the support and opportunities Carey offers. Saskia has been committed to various co-curricular and curricular activities and, over the course of her schooling journey, she has been especially drawn to social and humanitarian projects, participating in the Homework Club, Letters Against Iso, tutoring International students and helping lead the annual BaptCare Christmas Drive in Year 10. She has also participated in other co-curricular activities offered by Carey, such as Wind Symphony and APS soccer and tennis.

As School Captain in 2021, Saskia hopes to serve the student body along with Ishan and elevate the morale and culture of the School after a tumultuous 2020. She hopes that she can inspire the student body to ‘do the most good’ they can, within and external to the Carey community.

Ishan

Ishan is studying for his Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) in English, Maths Methods, Specialist Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Biology. He started at Carey in Year 7 and has at various times been involved in Cricket, Debating, Musicals and Choirs, while Carey Soccer has been a constant throughout his time at the School.

In his Middle School days, Ishan spent significant time on the cricket field, being selected as an opening batsman for the Carey First XI in Year 8. A serious back condition and spine fusion surgery saw the end of cricket for Ishan, but during his rehabilitation period he developed a passion for song writing. When he is not studying, Ishan is most likely writing music on his acoustic guitar, performing gigs around town or in the recording studio.

Ishan is fascinated by what makes an effective leader and is very much looking forward to the learning opportunity afforded by his School Captain role. He is a strong believer in Servant Leadership and hopes that he can contribute to a school culture of putting the needs of others first.

He also hopes he can inspire others to follow their dreams, leading by example by actively pursuing a career as a professional singer songwriter. While his first passion is music, Ishan also hopes to attain a University degree in Engineering and Science in parallel to provide an alternative career path.