9 March 2023

A whirlwind of activity

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A whirlwind of activity
A whirlwind of activity
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As we arrive at the midpoint of term one, the full array of Carey’s programs invites us all back to a world prior to the rolling restrictions imposed by COVID-19.

Instead of lockdowns, limited opportunities for parental spectators at events and ever-changing scheduling of camps, we have once more been able to present our broad offering. For many, this has garnered renewed appreciation due to a COVID-comparison. There has been a whirlwind of activity. Through the month of February we had all our primary students from Kew and Donvale in one assembly celebrating our Centenary, 4 Year 7 classes camped at Toonallook, the Adams Family Production was in full rehearsal, students and staff participated in the Pride March, there were Oliver Twist auditions, 140 teams competing against other schools on every Saturday, Kayaking in Bendigo, rowing in Geelong and many students applying for a 2 year research project based out of the University of Sydney on gender equity. Phew!

Whilst the opportunities presented to students are quite incredible, with the majority of students exploring widely, the aspect that underpins all of these engagements is a healthy response to relationships. Our School Values promote an attitude of Care, Respect and Growth, and our Student Wellbeing Framework encourages students to step from their comfort zone in order to discover their own path. The actioning of both our Carey Values and our Student Wellbeing Framework, demand attention to our relationships. There is an expectation that students, staff and parents will be deliberate in their attempt to build respectful connections enabling every learning opportunity to be fully engaged. We often talk of being ‘Ready to Learn’. A vital step in this process is having the confidence in those around, where the individual is prepared to experience discomfort, where all steps necessarily be full of immediate success, but the door to learning remains open.

Peter Robson
Deputy Principal – Wellbeing

Who is our next Carey Medallist?

Community service runs through the veins of Carey. We all know of people among us in the Carey community who go above and beyond to contribute to their local, national and global communities.

This is why the Carey Medal was established. We want to recognise the people who are making a positive impact on the world – small or large. Anyone of any age within the Carey community is eligible to be nominated – current and past staff, parents and students – who are actively trying to make the world a better place.

Nominations for the 2023 Carey Medallist are open – find out more here.


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