On Sunday a group of Carey students, staff, past students and past staff walked together as part of the Midsumma Pride March. This is the 25th year of the event which shows support for and pride within the LGBTQIA+ community. Thousands of spectators contributed to the carnival atmosphere and all who joined in the march were greeted with warmth and enthusiasm.
Participation in the Pride March and the desire among students to find meaningful ways to support victims of the ongoing bushfires are two examples of the strong sense of community which is a key feature of Senior School culture. Students actively promote a culture which supports each other as well as promoting a sense of community beyond Carey.
We are all fortunate to be part of this supportive culture. I trust students joining Senior School this year gained a sense of this supportive and enthusiastic culture last Friday during scheduled meetings with their House Mentor, 2020 student House and Portfolio leaders and in our School Assembly and House meetings.
As I commented in Assembly, this sense of community is something we all benefit from but should not take for granted.
Acting Head of Senior School