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.
In the last week of Term 2, the Middle School was fortunate to have a number of very impressive guest speakers who, as part of Civics Week, spoke to the Year 9 students about a variety of informative topics.
In conclusion to what was an amazing week, we would like to thank everyone involved in the Carey Happiness Week Project from Monday 11 May to Friday 15 May. The week was a great success thanks to the tireless efforts of the student leadership team, assistance from the staff, and enthusiasm from students.
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.