Research shows that LGBTI students with supportive educators and friends who understand their sexuality or gender identity feel safer at school, skip fewer classes, and earn higher grades than students without such support and acknowledgment. At Carey we embrace difference and celebrate our diversity, helping our community to become stronger and, ultimately, more resilient.
We value values. A Carey education means more than just a score on a piece of paper at the end of Year 12, enjoyment of some of the best facilities in Australia, exposure to committed and highly competent staff or access to a professional network long after leaving the school gates at the end of Year 12.
Last month Carey was presented the prestigious Best Student Wellbeing Program at the 2018 Australian Education Awards. These inaugural awards attracted entries from schools across Australia, and Carey made the finals in two categories: wellbeing; and Innovation in Learning Design.
There were plenty of Harry Potters, Hermiones, Matildas and Terry Dentons walking around the Junior School for the 2018 Book Week theme of ‘Finding Your Treasure’. The dress up day is always highly anticipated with everyone having a lot of fun sharing their favourite book characters.
A group of Year 9s and Year 8s learnt about the Holocaust and the experiences that some individuals faced living at this time. Abby Dickson tells us about visiting the Holocaust museum as part of the Year 8 Human Rights Convention.
Ten works from Carey Art and Design stuudents have been included in the Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) Student Art Exhibition. This exhibition is showcasing the best of Art and Design from select independent schools from around Victoria.
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.