Introducing our School Captains
Jasmine is studying for her International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in English Literature, Biology, French, History, Mathematics and Theatre. She aspires to study Law and Global Studies at Monash University with the aim of being involved in international human rights law or diplomacy following her studies.
During her time at Carey, Jasmine has participated in many co-curricular activities including performing in three musical productions and two plays, being in the Senior School Choir, being a member of the debating team and a debating coach for younger students, being a Junior School tutor, participating in the Habitat for Humanity program, playing in the Carey First Girls Football Team, and being selected to participate in the Girl Power STEM program at the University of Melbourne in Year 9.
A highlight of 2019 for Jasmine was her participation in World Challenge, where she spent one month in northern India hiking, sightseeing and working with her team to improve the facilities in a local primary school. Jasmine’s interest in humanitarian causes and global issues has seen her become involved with United Nations Youth Australia, a national youth-led organisation that aims to educate and empower young Australians on global issues. Jasmine attended both the United Nations Youth State Conference and United Nations Climate Change Summit last year.
Jasmine has deeply valued the opportunities she has been given at Carey and looks forward to being able to give back to the Carey community this year through her leadership and mentorship. She is passionate about inspiring others to step out of their comfort zones and get involved in a range of activities in order to develop themselves personally and contribute to the community around them.
Ed is studying for his Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) in English, Politics, Business Management, History of the Revolutions and Legal Studies.
Ed started his journey at Carey Donvale. During his time at both the Kew and Donvale campuses, Ed has enjoyed participating in all that Carey has to offer, embracing both the curricular and co-curricular sides of school.
‘I have tried to get involved in as many of the co-curricular activities as possible. In particular, I have really enjoyed playing a wide variety of sports including football, cricket, athletics, table tennis and water polo. Representing the School with your mates is fantastic. The sense of shared purpose and camaraderie is something I value greatly,’ Ed said.
Ed has also enjoyed the opportunity to get involved in social justice projects. ‘Through this involvement I have come to realise that we all have the ability to make someone else’s life better if we are prepared to step out of our comfort zone and put the interests of others before our own.’
Ed is very much looking forward to the year ahead and having the opportunity to lead Carey students as School Captain. He wants to focus on further strengthening the sense of community among students across all year levels and between the student body and the staff.
After Year 12, Ed is hoping to study Arts at Monash.