SENIOR SCHOOL

Carey Zero

Carey Zero includes Zero at Kew, a unique core learning program in Year 10, and the Zero Journey, an exciting three-week expedition to Far North Queensland.

Carey Zero
Carey Zero

Zero at Kew

As of 2024, Zero at Kew is a new year-long subject and part of the core learning program for all Year 10 students. It aims to empower our students by nurturing their physical, mental, social, spiritual and academic wellbeing, while also fostering leadership and essential life skills.

Students learn about environmental sustainability and our responsibility for the land we live on through principles that emphasise hands-on experiential learning and connects students with real-world contexts. Zero at Kew encourages students to develop a deeper understanding of our country’s history from a First Nations perspectives.

During their Zero at Kew subject, students are part of a Zero at Kew group consisting of 15 students and one Zero Mentor who is the first point of contact. The Zero Mentor also provides guidance, support and accountability throughout Year 10 and accompanies the group on the Zero Journey expedition.

The Zero Journey

As part of the Zero at Kew classroom subject, students travel to Far North Queensland for a three-week expedition. Through partnerships with James Cook University (JCU) and Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), students undertake hands-on research and conservation work. All students participate in important environmental research projects at AWC's Mount Zero–Taravale Wildlife Sanctuary, but other parts of the expedition will be unique to each group. For example, some groups may learn about the Great Barrier Reef at JCU's Orpheus Island Research Station, and some will develop a deeper understanding of our country’s history from a First Nations perspective with the Nywaigi people at the Mungalla Cattle Station.

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Hear what our students have to say and see the Zero Journey come to life
See the Zero Journey come to life
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Students touring Mungalla Station, a cattle station managed by the Nywaigi people
Students touring Mungalla Station, a cattle station managed by the Nywaigi people
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Students undertaking conservation work during their Zero Journey expedition
Students undertaking conservation work during their Zero Journey expedition
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Students may have the opportunity to visit Orpheus Island
Students may have the opportunity to visit Orpheus Island

Learn more about our work with the Australian Wildlife Conservancy on their website!

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