The Carey Celebrates Literature Festival returns again this year with another full book of events to be enjoyed by the whole school community. The Festival will be launched by Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project, on Tuesday 19 May from 7.00pm in the De Young Centre for Performing Arts.
A big crowd of staff and students gathered in the DYPAC foyer on Thursday 5 March for a specially arranged morning tea to celebrate International Women’s Day. The School paired with the OCGA to provide a lovely spread of cupcakes, tea and coffee, as well as some floral arrangements in the colours of Women’s Day: purple, green and white.
On Wednesday 18 February, our Senior School students attended the annual Scholars Assembly to celebrate the achievements of our top Year 12 students from last year. Carey Scholars, by definition, are students who have achieved study scores of 99 or above. The Class of 2014 had an impressive 21 Scholars, and we were fortunate enough to have 15 of these Scholars join us at the Scholars Assembly.
We congratulate the Class of 2014 on achieving an excellent set of results:
23% of scores were above 95 (in the top 5% of Australia)
42% obtained and ATAR of 90 or above
28% of all study scores (VCE and IB equivalent) were 40 or above
21 students, covering IB and VCE, (8%) obtained an ATAR of 99 or above
December is inevitably a month of great satisfaction for Carey students, staff and parents as VCE results arrive, followed by an equally celebratory time in early January when the International Baccalaureate results are presented. Whilst the Melbourne media capture the VCE moment through the publication of league tables, there is a lost opportunity for the media to join wholeheartedly in the recognition of all that it is to complete Year 12. The full picture of Year 12 is not lost on us as a school.
On Sunday 7 December our Carey Boys First XI Soccer team was invited, as the current APS premier, to play in a curtain raiser at AAMI Park before the main game between Melbourne City FC and Brisbane Roar FC. In what was a fantastic opportunity for our boys, they played against the current Boys First XI AGS premier, Ivanhoe Grammar.
On Thursday 20 November, a group of eager parents and staff celebrated the launch of the Digital Parenting iBook. This amazing resource is a comprehensive guide to all things digital and explores many ways in which to work with, and to support, your child in this ever changing and challenging domain.
Carey Donvale students have again embraced the opportunity to get involved in the nationwide Mathematics Talent Quest. This is an enrichment opportunity for our best mathematics students and for those with a passion for maths. Each year we are permitted to enter up to 50 projects and every year we reach close to this number.
On Wednesday 3 September, the Carey community gathered in the Quad for the annual Pink Ribbon Breakfast. This year’s breakfast was dedicated to our very own Susan Crawshaw – ex-staff member and friend to many. Susan is currently receiving care at Caritas Christie Hospice Kew fighting the good fight.
Throughout August we hosted some very successful and well-attended Open Mornings to showcase our School to prospective students and their families. Each of the different School sections were given separate opportunities to open the doors of their campus and share the day-to-day operations of a normal school morning.