We are currently in the process of creating a new home for Middle School education at Carey. The new space will provide a nurturing, inclusive and collaborative environment where students and staff can forge strong learning partnerships and supportive social relationships underpinned by our existing Teaching and Learning program, and the House system.
We are pleased to inform you that this week the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) granted Carey a five-year exemption from the Equal Opportunity Act. The exemption allows Carey to run separate waiting lists for girls and boys so that we can maintain a balance of girls and boys in each year level across the school. This helps us provide the best and equal opportunities for both girls and boys, and reflects the real world which is co-educational.
In preparation for the Year 11 VCE and IB student’s oil painting project, Carey’s Artists in Residence program worked closely with Tony Lloyd to develop an appreciation of the techniques and skills used by a professional artist. The Australian contemporary artist is known for his highly realistic oil paintings, and has cultivated large amounts of recognition and praise for his symbolic works.
Recently crowned AFLW Premiership player Kim Rennie returned to Carey in May to be interviewed by Heather Hebbard as part of an ongoing project to interview Old Carey Grammarians for Archives in the lead up to the school’s centenary. Earlier this year Kim was a member of the Western Bulldogs side that defeated the Brisbane Lions in the AFLW Grand Final, capping an impressive debut season in the competition.
On Wednesday 18 April, students and staff from Middle School and Senior School paused to reflect on the sacrifices of those who have gone before us, including the 40 Old Carey Grammarians who lost their lives in World War II. In Assembly, students were given the opportunity to pay their respects and listen to some of the stories of former students who served in the armed forces.
Over the last couple of weeks, each Prep class from Junior School Kew has taken the opportunity to visit Principal Philip Grutzner in his office to listen to stories, ask questions, and find out more about the head of the school. Students were also given the chance to introduce themselves to Mr Grutzner, and tell him why they enjoy being a Carey student.
Prospective families, and those with children on our waiting lists for future entry, are all warmly welcomed to our Open Mornings in March this year. In particular, we encourage those families that have children waitlisted for 2019 and 2020 entry to attend.
Year 12 leaver, and Vice-Captain of this year’s First XVIII, Ed Richards was drafted to the Western Bulldogs on Friday 24 November with pick 16 in the AFL Draft. Ed now has the chance to follow his lifelong dream of playing football in the AFL, and is delighted to be heading to the 2016 Premiers and staying in Melbourne with family and friends.
We had a stunning morning at the Carey Sports Complex last Saturday to celebrate the commissioning of the new electronic scoreboard. Three generations of Oppys to have attended Carey – Jonathan (1968), Andrew (1994), Ben (current Year 6 student) and Stephanie (current Year 4 student) – unveiled a plaque recognising the family’s wonderful contribution to our school.