An incredible term for connectedness at Carey

As we come to the end of Term 3, we reflect on what a privilege it is to be part of a team that works with all facets of the broader Carey community.

Term 3 is an eventful part of the year, and the Community Engagement team have had so many opportunities to participate in a wide range of activities that bring together our students, parents and families, staff, alumni, donors and future families.

Highlights included the thrilling day at Bulleen watching several Carey teams battle it out for APS premierships; the warmth, energy and community spirit of the School at the Carey Gala Ball; and the showcase of our school at work at our recent Open Morning events for future Carey families.

Some other new initiatives that were introduced to connect our broader community included the inaugural Year 7 Connections Day. Year 7 students had the opportunity to invite a grandparent or family friend along to get an insight into Year 7 life. We also launched our Past Parents Hub, as well as our exciting new initiative Old Carey@Swinburne, which aims to support our Year 12 leavers embarking on study at Swinburne.

We are currently busy putting the finishing touches on the latest edition of Torch – watch out for it in coming weeks. This issue will feature a report on the APS Premiership day, the Literature Festival and the Staff Conference, as well as a heartfelt but fun interview with Noah Anderson, Matt Rowell and Nicola Xenos, the Captains of our Boys and Girls First XVIII Football Teams, all of whom are contenders to be selected in the 2020 AFL and AFLW draft.

Term 4 looks to be full of more occasions for our community to connect and celebrate. Importantly, it will be a significant time for our Principal, Philip Grutzner, as he commences the final weeks of what has been a decade of strong and progressive leadership.

Our community will have the opportunity to celebrate Philip’s positive contribution at a special Carey evening event on Friday 29 November. Details of this event will be made available at the commencement of next term and will be emailed to all families as well as included in our Daily Messages.

I wish all in our community well over the coming term break.

Julianne Brandon
Director of Community Engagement