We are pleased to inform you that this week the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) granted Carey a five-year exemption from the Equal Opportunity Act. The exemption allows Carey to run separate waiting lists for girls and boys so that we can maintain a balance of girls and boys in each year level across the school. This helps us provide the best and equal opportunities for both girls and boys, and reflects the real world which is co-educational.
Carey has been granted an exemption since 1997, and exemptions are common amongst many co-educational schools across Melbourne – including Wesley, Caulfield Grammar, Geelong Grammar, and Ivanhoe Grammar. The temporary nature of theexemption allows VCAT to review new applications in the context of the circumstances in which the application is made, allowing for potential changes in these circumstances over time which may impact the need for an exemption.