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.
We congratulate the Year 12 Class of 2015 on achieving an excellent set of results.
The Centre for Learning and Innovation is scheduled for completion in March 2016. By the beginning of December, construction of the final steel and concrete floor structures had been completed. The building now stands five stories tall, comprising of a lower ground and ground level for the Information Resource Centre (levels 0 and 1), level 2 for the general learning area floor, level 3 for Science, and the UN and Cabinet Rooms on top of the building as level 4.
On Friday 20 November, girls from across the APS and AGVS competitions were treated to a ‘Come and Try’ cricket clinic at the Carey Sports Complex in Bulleen. The clinic also included expert tuition from current Australian Cricket Captain, and Old Carey Grammarian, Meg Lanning. Cloudy skies and light rain did nothing to dampen the girls’ enthusiasm as they took part in a variety of cricket drills – each designed to sharpen their skills and improve their game.
On Friday 23 October, the Junior School Kew students had their Assembly taken over by the Preps who presented a special program to showcase all of the wonderful things that they have done this year. With their family and friends in attendance, each Prep student had their moment to shine in a mixed presentation that included singing, dancing, Chinese storytelling, some videos, and even some exclusive reporting.
On Tuesday 8 September, some 350 students gathered at the wonderful Melbourne Recital Centre for our annual Whole School Concert. It was a huge day for our young musicians as they presented a fascinating range of musical styles. Each ensemble was well prepared, and their expressive playing was enhanced by the wonderful acoustic of the venue.
The second round of Open Mornings for the year were completed in mid-August. Prospective Carey families were able to see exactly what our School has to offer, as each school section held a separate Open Morning. After successful mornings at both of our Junior Schools in preceding weeks, Thursday 20 August saw a record number of parents and children treated to a warm welcome in the DYPAC Foyer, followed by the opportunity to have a tour of the School led by current Year 11 students.