Carey students generally like their school uniform. They tell us that the colours are nice and that they are proud to represent their School in the Carey blue, black and yellow. Late in 2015, a group of interested students began meeting to plan this year’s International Women’s Day Breakfast. Students and staff from Middle and Senior School who were interested in gender issues and gender equity were invited to discuss their opinions and experiences inside and outside the Carey gates. A range of students from across the School gathered to share some deep conversations and to learn from each other.
In the last week of October, the Year 6 students from our Kew Junior School headed to Canberra for an exciting educational tour of our nation’s capital. Over the course of the week, the students were given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy.
Each year, the 11 schools from the APS join forces to support a charity of their choice. This year's School Captains, Harry Warmington and Eliza Williams, became involved with Eat Up through Kaitlin and Aaron Tait, the co-founders of Spark International, who spoke at one of our Speakers Assemblies earlier this year. After hearing of the amazing work Eat Up does in and around Melbourne, and recognising how privileged they were to go to school each day with a full lunchbox, Harry and Eliza decided that Eat Up was the perfect organisation for the APS to support this year.
The Carey community gathered at our Kew Campus on Wednesday 31 August for the official opening of the new Centre for Learning and Innovation. It was a wonderful opportunity for our students to showcase the building to visiting dignitaries, Board members, Old Carey Grammarians, parents, and former staff.
Our Year 9 students were fortunate to hear from Rev Tim Costello in the William Carey Chapel on Wednesday 22 June as part of their Civics and Citizenship Week. As the current CEO of World Vision Australia, Tim had plenty to share with the students after being asked to speak on the topic of ‘How to be civic minded’.
In 2014, Old Carey Grammarian Sabina Lim, along with her friend Gabrielle Kloppers, obtained the highest possible IB score of 45 out of 45, which translates to an ATAR of 99.95.
Sabina has since commenced her studies at the University of Melbourne, and is currently completing a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Economics. Inspired by the opportunities as a Carey student to be engaged in community projects and social justice initiatives, Sabina is pursuing her dream to make a positive impact in the lives of others. A key mentor for Sabina was her Year 11 IB Economics teacher, Mr Mark Lewis, who showed students how a knowledge of economics can drive significant and positive global change.
At Speakers Assembly on Wednesday 13 April, the Senior School students were fortunate to hear from Kaitlin and Aaron Tait, the co-founders of Spark* International. Kaitlin and Aaron shared their very personal stories of how they became involved in helping underprivileged people across the globe.
This year's Senior School Musical, Guys and Dolls, opens on Friday 18 March for a run a six sensational shows. The cast and orchestra have been rehearsing since mid-January for what promises to be a typically impressive performance.
Our annual Founders Day celebrations were held yesterday with a series of Assemblies, and a luncheon for Old Grammarians. At both the Middle and Senior School Assemblies, last year’s Carey Medallist, Alan Attwood, spoke to students about his experiences as a Carey student in the 1970s, as well as sharing some of the motivation behind his current work as the Editor of The Big Issue magazine. He encouraged students to follow a career path that they were passionate about, giving the example of how personally rewarding his recent work has been.