The Learning Program from Prep to Year 6 is designed to help students explore their interests and become confident learners.
Opportunities are carefully structured through the curriculum to nurture resilient, compassionate individuals who are intellectually curious and motivated to reach their potential.
Creativity and intellectual character are fostered through our broad curriculum with literacy and numeracy a core focus.
Our program is enriched with opportunities to extend the boundaries of the classroom through excursions, camps and cultural exchanges and through experiential learning, such as our Kitchen Garden to Table program.
Underpinning our approach is a comprehensive and award-winning wellbeing program. This holistic, integrated and multidisciplined approach provides support for all students through a structure of interconnected care. Through our ongoing core studies, immersive experiences and specialist learning areas, students enjoy the challenge of learning about the world in a fully supportive environment.
The educational journey through the Junior School is holistic and is enriched by a strong specialist program.
As an open entry school, Carey attracts students with a wide range of abilities. At any given time, the school population includes students who require extension or intervention beyond the classroom. Student Development programs are a core component of our focus on wellbeing at Carey, and allow students to maintain curiosity, creativity and motivation by truly tailoring the curriculum to suit each individual’s needs.
The Student Development team includes psychologists, counsellors, specialised care professionals, special needs teachers, talent development educators, nurses, chaplains and career counsellors, and focusses on two main areas: Talent Development and Learning Development.
Talent Development at Carey encourages students by fostering their skills in thinking and research and providing extension in their area of talent. Carey supports the needs of highly able students through the curriculum and differentiation in the classroom. This may be accompanied by individual programs, small groups, and whole-class and whole-school activities. All students are supported to reach their academic and personal goals.
Learning Development supports any student who has a genuine difficulty with their learning, including problems with literacy and numeracy, organisational issues and curriculum-related anxiety. The Learning Development team are also qualified to assist students with learning, cognitive and physical disabilities. Trained special education teachers assist in identifying needs through contact with parents, classroom observation by teachers and by formal testing.