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.
Since 1997, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has granted Carey an exemption from the Equal Opportunity Act to enable it to promote, establish and maintain a balance in male and female students across the School. Carey recently sought to renew its exemption to ensure that it can continue to offer equal opportunity, variety, choice and challenge for its students.
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.
A rapture based on creative concepts and developing a design thinking approach to art and design were the general themes of guest speaker Julian Ditchburn’s opening speech for this year’s annual Carey Art & Design Exhibition – illustrating the transformational nature of art and design through a concerted dedication, resilience and determination required by contemporary young men and women embarking on a career in the arts or design industries. Artists and designers today create immersive and expanded environments through their pursuit into the issues of human consciousness, the power of technological change, and the questioning of social and political norms.
Imagine a world where children can’t think straight at school because they don’t have enough food to give them energy. Unfortunately this happens right here in Melbourne. Many students go to school without any food to get them through the day. It’s not fair that other kids, like me, don’t have lunch. Eating helps fuel our brains for taking in information – if we don’t have enough energy, our education and our lives will suffer.
Over 70 girls were involved in Carey Girls Football this year – including many experienced players, and some girls who were trying the sport for the very first time. All agreed that it was a fantastic sporting experience, and the chants, laughter, fun and devastating playreflected this!