30 November 2023

Celebrating academic success and innovative learning at Carey

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As the curtains close on another academic year, we eagerly await the reveal of the Year 12 VCE and IB results for the exceptional Class of 2023. This year has been a testament to the unwavering commitment and dedication of our students to their academic pursuits. Success, in its myriad forms, has been achieved by our students across various disciplines, and it is with great pride that we share some highlights of the academic achievements that have defined this year.

Throughout the year, students from all sections of the School have had the opportunity to participate in a diverse array of internal and external workshops and competitions. Notable events include the ICAS Competitions, Poetry and Writing competition, Future Problem Solving and the Transformative Repair art project.

Academic Success

Congratulations to the following students on their recent success:

National History Challenge
  • David M (Year 12): Gold Award in the Category Australian Wartime Experiences
  • Aisha W (Year 11): Silver Award in the Year 11–12 category
  • Virginia R (Year 12): Silver Award in the Category Australian Women’s History
Future Problem Solving

Ava E in Year 8 made the National Finals and competed in Brisbane in October.

ICAS Science Medal winners, Higher Distinction and Distinction

Year 9

Distinctions: Claire M, Kaixin L, Angus H, Laura T, Erica L, Nicholas S. This places their score in the top 2% of students in Australia.

Year 8

Distinctions: Rose B, Olivia B, Lucy O, Kate O, Ian K, Sammy K, Henry C, Mikko C, Cameron P. This places their score in the top 7% of students in Australia. 25 students received merit of credits (top 25%) of Australia.

Year 7

High Distinctions: Cassie Y and Chloe M. This places their score in the top 1% of students in Australia.

Distinctions: Ben M, Ilka W, Charli B, Max W, Cathy W, Edward P, Oliver C, Annabel A, Oscar W, Henry G, Ella L. This places their score in the top 3% of students in Australia.

Poetry Success

Sharon Z (Year 12) has published collection of poems titled Mother Bird.

RACI Victorian Titration Competition medal winners

Gold – Jeremy W (Year 12), Darcy O (Year 12)

Silver – Alex W (Year 12), Christian L (Year 12), Katy S (Year 12), Jess M (Year 12), Amelia A (Year 12)

Bronze – Jada T (Year 12), Samantha M (Year 12), Rachel L (Year 12), Angus H (Year 12), James Y (Year 12), Andy D (Year 12), Annie C (Year 12), Victor J (Year 12), Ethan K (Year 12), Spencer R (Year 12), Lachie T (Year 12), Felix I (Year 12), Brent Y (Year 12).

RACI International Chemistry Quiz

We congratulate the following senior students achieving a High Distinction:

Maxwell A (Year 11), Ethan A (Year 11), Asha L (Year 11), Connor M (Year 11), Cian M(Year 11), T (Year 11), Anna S (Year 11), Luke V (Year 11), Lucas W (Year 11), Brent Y (Year 12).

A further 26 students received Distinctions.

Australian Mathematical Olympiad

We were pleased to find out recently that Year 9 student Kaixin has been invited to sit the 2024 Australian Mathematical Olympiad in February next year. Receiving an invitation is a high achievement in itself and we are looking forward to learning his results after the exam.

MAV Mathematics Talent Quest – Junior School Donvale

High Distinctions were awarded to Logan B (Prep), Ivan V (Year 2), Lucas L (Year 2), Kieran N (Year 3). Logan B’s project was entered into the National MTQ competition on behalf of MAV and won.

Maths Olympiad Competition – Junior School Kew

Eight of our students were awarded for being in the top 10% across Australia, with a further 10 students being awarded for being in the top 25% across Australia.

Highest individual score trophy was received by Lachie T in Year 5.

Australian Maths Competition – Junior School Kew

28 Carey students received Distinction awards.

Jayvis Z in Year 4 received a Prize Award (highest award possible – above a High Distinction) and Best in School Award (Best in School is awarded to one student at Carey and we had students competing all the way through to Year 11).

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Some of our students who won awards at the BrainSTEM Innovation Challenge!
Some of our students who won awards at the BrainSTEM Innovation Challenge!
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David in Year 12 won first place in Victoria in the Wartime Experiences category of the National History Challenge 2023!
David in Year 12 won first place in Victoria in the Wartime Experiences category of the National History Challenge 2023!
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Aisha (Year 11) won silver in the Year 11–12 category of the National History Challenge and Virginia (Year 12) won silver in the category Australian Women’s History!
Aisha (Year 11) won silver in the Year 11–12 category of the National History Challenge and Virginia (Year 12) won silver in the category Australian Women’s History!

Additionally, a number of Carey’s Year 9 and 10 students were recently involved in the BrainSTEM Innovation Challenge, and some Year 7 and 8 students partook in the BrainSTEM STEM Challenge, which you can read about here.

As we reflect on the achievements of the year, we also celebrate a significant milestone –100 years of learning at Carey. The theme, ‘Honouring the past and embracing the future’, permeated the School community. The staff education conference in April provided ample inspiration to reflect on how far we have come and the limitless potential that lies ahead, including the ever-evolving landscape of technologies such as AI.

As the year draws to a close, we extend our warmest wishes for a safe and joyous Christmas and holiday season. We eagerly anticipate all that 2024 will bring, confident that our students are well-equipped to meet the challenges and embrace the opportunities that the future holds.

Kate Croft
Deputy Principal – Learning

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