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!
This is the 15th year that third year students from Kansai University, in Osaka Japan, have visited Junior School Kew. Under the leadership of Professor Haruo Kurokami, Department of Infomatics, the Kansai students come to Carey to observe how to implement thinking routines into classroom programs, compare and contrast the Japanese education system with Carey practices, and present a science lesson related to our Junior School science curriculum.
In an exponentially changing world, students must maintain pace and relevance. They must make mistakes, pivot, and then try again. They must be encouraged to develop and build on their enterprise skills and Carey’s 10 Attributes of a Positive Learner, as these will enable them to become wise independent learners.
In a project commissioned by the City of Manningham, students across all year levels at Junior School Donvale were recently involved in creating a permanent art installation at Ruffey Lake Park in Doncaster East.
The Carey Celebrates Literature Festival was launched in style on Tuesday night with a presentation from Academy Award winning animator Leo Baker.
Last week, each of our school sections 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.
Founders Day is one of the most special days in the Carey calendar. It provides an opportunity to reflect on the courageous people who had a vision for Carey. Through dedication and commitment, these founders created the foundations of the great school that Carey is today.