Heritage Trail

S L Hickman Building

Named for Carey's third headmaster, Stuart L Hickman, this building is the home for our Year 1 to 6 students at Kew.

S L Hickman Building
S L Hickman Building

Named in honour of Carey’s third Headmaster, Stuart L Hickman (1948–64), the building was officially opened on Sunday 6 March 1994.

Sir Edward Woodward, Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, unlocked the antique padlock and cut the ribbon to signify the official opening; Mrs Gillian Johnston, daughter of S L Hickman, unveiled the plaque; and the Rev. John Simpson, General Superintendent of the Baptist Union of Victoria, dedicated the building.

The two-storey building was constructed on the site of the old Preparatory School playground and became the central Junior School site. The buildings were painstakingly designed by architect Mr Ken Edmonds and the staff of the Junior School under the watchful eye of Mrs Jan Sparkes.

The classrooms accommodated 400 children who revelled in the new spaces with their vibrant colours and other playful finishing touches.


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Stuart L Hickman, Headmaster of Carey from 1948 to 1964.
Stuart L Hickman, Headmaster of Carey from 1948 to 1964.

Fun facts

‘The little windows in each classroom in the Hickman Building were designed by Jan Sparkes so parents could peep at the children working in child-centred, independent groups without entering the room and affecting the concentration of the class.’

– Bernice Hammet, staff (1989–2019)


The Hickman Building today

This is a stop on Carey's Heritage Trail.

Learn about the Heritage Trail here.

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