Thriving together

From generation to generation, the Carey community has helped secure and shape the future of our school. As early as our foundation years in the early 1920s, Carey families enabled the establishment of a new Preparatory (Junior) School building to support the growth and development of our younger students. These facilities, now known as Raymond Hall, have stood the test of time and are still enjoyed by our students and staff today.

Nearly a century on, philanthropy retains a vital role in ensuring our students continue to be inspired and equipped to create positive change in the world. Today, Community Giving provides the opportunity for every member of the Carey community to make a gift – small or large – for vital programs that will have an immediate impact on students and staff.

This year’s Community Giving program has two key priorities: the new Carey Community Scholarship and the award-winning Middle School Redevelopment. Information about how you can support our students has been recently posted to you, or you can visit the Community Giving page on our website for more details.

The Carey Community Scholarship is a new initiative to provide an opportunity for a student from Years 9 to 12 who would not otherwise be able to attend Carey. The recipient will benefit from the Carey experience and realise their potential to become a positive change-maker with courage, compassion and intelligence. Importantly, the scholarship also provides a practical demonstration of our school’s social justice values and enriches our whole school community. You can read more about how scholarships have changed the lives of some recent Carey graduates here.

The redevelopment of our Middle School is a significant project for Carey. It will enable generations of students to benefit from a purpose-designed environment and meets the needs of Year 7 to 9 students at a pivotal point in their maturity and growth. The project includes engaging educational spaces for new and emerging technologies, learning precincts specifically designed for areas such as science and the creative arts, and increased outdoor and social space encouraging relaxation and interaction. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of Term 1 2020.

Every gift will directly benefit our students, helping each of them to find the potential within. As always, your support is very much appreciated. 

Thank you for supporting our students. We are all Carey – inspired and dedicated to our shared responsibility for shaping the citizens of tomorrow. We thrive together.

Stuart Galbraith
Head of Advancement