17 October 2022

Passing the torch

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Passing the torch
Passing the torch
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Week 2 of Term 4 is an important one in our school as we bring the year to a close for our Class of 2022. There has been great collaboration with student working parties to reshape the end-of-year celebrations and find the best way to celebrate each student’s journey through Carey.

The Valedictory dinner took place on Monday commencing in St Pauls Cathedral with a beautiful service, including the passing of the Carey torch and acknowledgement of the most prestigious academic, service and contribution prizes. We then flowed onto Centrepiece at the Melbourne Park for a celebratory dinner and more speeches with the night culminating on the dance floor with parents and students rocking out together to 80s cover band Stand and Deliver.

It has been a great send off, from the dress up days, the OCGA breakfast the opening of time capsules, to the individual recognition award assemblies in House groups and the guard of honour following their final assembly. I am grateful to Our Head of Senior School, Kellie Lyneham, and her team, for the phenomenal work they have done to ensure such a fine set of end-of-year celebrations for us all.

We thank all our staff for their support of the Class of 2022 as the students move into swot vac in preparation for final examinations. It has been another year of wonderful commitment for all as we support each student to strive for excellence.


We were delighted that our Junior Schools were again able to have the annual Canberra trip return to the program for Year 6 students. This is an important part of the curriculum and marks the start of the transition into Middle School for them all.

We had another first this term too with the Jazz in the Quad evening. Our jazz bands played alongside professional musicians in was a showcase of the musical talent in our school, both students and staff, and made for a thrilling experience for all involved.

I have had the great pleasure of catching up with each of the Parent Associations across the different sections of the school over the last month to update them on progress with the development of our Strategic Direction statement which we will launch to the community in the new year as we kick off our centenary.

I look forward to catching up with many of you as we celebrate a year of achievement in the weeks ahead for the Junior Schools and Middle School.

Jonathan Walter


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