From the Head of Junior School

Snapshots of Carey Donvale

Ski Team success
Congratulations to the entire ski squad, and particularly the 10 Carey Donvale members who made the team.  Competing over two days against 30 other teams, our Junior team finished a very commendable fourth overall.  In addition, Jessi Bartlett, Sienna Shepard and Willow Bakogiannis have made it through to the Australian ski championships. Our sincere thanks to Miss Jo Thornburn for her wonderful support of this team. 

Friday Fathers Day Stall and Walk to School With Dad
Walking to school with your dad is a great way to start the day, and tomorrow there is every reason to consider this as an option as Fathers Day is just around the corner. Our sincere thanks to Claire Hogg and her team of willing helpers for setting up our Fathers Day Stall. The children are always eager to shop for that ideal gift, and we really appreciate the time and effort that goes into providing this wonderful opportunity for the children.

ELC Fathers Day Twilight Evening
Both the Echidna and Cockatoo groups enjoyed their recent Fathers Nights. It was wonderful to see all the dads engaging so intently with their sons and daughters. Anne Fahey, Rachel Islip, and the ELC staff do a wonderful job hosting these events, and the children love the whole experience. 

‘Rob Mob’ return visit
We are very much looking forward to hosting a return visit from a small party of Robinson River students and staff who arrived in Melbourne last night. The ‘Rob Mob’ will be at Carey for the next week or so, and they will be on campus at Donvale on Wednesday.

Robinson River is a small, remote Indigenous community of approximately 200 people in the Northern Territory. Carey has established a special relationship with the people of this region. We are committed to the empowerment and development of Indigenous communities around Australia and by allowing students to engage with Indigenous Australians in Robinson River, we seek to play a part in achieving true reconciliation.

Steve Wilson
Head of Junior School Donvale