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.
While many braced themselves as Melbourne served up a dose of winter through the recent school break, over 100 students ventured to warmer climates in various co-curricular programs interstate and overseas.
I am delighted to announce that the School Board recently approved the plans for the new Centre for Learning and Innovation at Carey after two years of research, consultation and development. It is anticipated that this visionary building project will open in Term 1 2016.
The Early Learning Centre recently went through a rigorous assessment and rating process under the National Quality Framework in accordance with the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 (National Law). I am pleased to announce that we have been rated at Exceeding the National Standard in all seven quality areas, with an overall rating of Exceeding National Standard. This is a wonderful commendation of the work of the staff with children in the Centre.
The Senior School Musical, Urinetown, closed on Saturday 5 April to rave reviews with audiences across the whole week of shows commenting on the professional production and dynamic performance of the students involved.
The mantra that echoes through so many educational institutions is the desire to create a community of those who see themselves as learners for life. In the context of co-curricular, this means the Year 12 student leaver continues to seek out avenues of engagement in the performing arts, sport and the outdoors.