Term 4 - 24 October 2017

From the Principal


Parenting, Risk-taking and Party Guidelines
Parenting, teenage risk-taking, and party guidelines continue to be an issue of concern for principals, parents and students. It is important to acknowledge from the outset that parties are an important social outlet for teenagers. Under the right circumstances, they should be encouraged. In the vast majority of cases, Carey families hold successful and enjoyable parties. However, a friendly and often-repeated warning should be kept in mind …

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Chaplain’s Corner


During the recent holidays I was walking to the headland at Noosa along that fabulous path with the sea on one side and the bush on the other. A group of people had stopped walking and were looking out to sea. At that precise time, a pod of whales surfaced, and one of the whales launched through the air. People gasped with delight. The ability of a whale to lift its weight out of the water and move through the air was simply breathtaking.

The freedom of the whales at play evoked great happiness in all of the onlookers. Parents explained to their children what had just happened, adults shared their joy with …

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From Community Relations


Term 4 is upon us, and for Community Relations this means a lot more exciting events, as well as the creation of a range of publications – including the next edition of Torch magazine and the Carey Chronicle. We are also busy finalising enrolments for next year, and hosting a range of alumni events including the annual OCGA Breakfast for Year 12 students next week.

Another highlight for this term will be the Carey Art and Design Exhibition, which opens tomorrow night (Friday 13 October). More information about the exhibition can be found here. Tickets are also now available for this year’s Pink Ribbon Breakfast which …

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Art and Design Exhibition


The annual Year 7–12 Art and Design Exhibition opens tomorrow night (Friday 13 October) and will run until Thursday 19 October. Make sure you come down to see the incredible work that our students have been creating this year …

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Music Tuition Scholarships for 2018

Music at Donvale

Application forms are now available
The Music School is pleased to announce that Music Tuition Scholarship application forms are now being accepted. Scholarships cover either all or part of the cost of instrumental or voice …

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Performing Arts News


Middle School Play – The Last Train to Tarrawingee
The Middle School Play, The Last Train to Tarrawingee, will be performed in the IWA on Tuesday 31 October at 1.45pm and 7.00pm. Tickets will be available on TryBooking from Monday 16 October and we would love to see you there! Come and experience a wonderful piece of original theatre as we prepare for our tour of regional Victoria …

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Pink Ribbon Breakfast


Tickets now available!
All members of the Carey community are encouraged to attend the annual Pink Ribbon Breakfast on Friday 3 November from 7.00am in The Quad. This very important event is our annual fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation …

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OCGA 1997 20-Year Reunion

Friday 20 October

Pink Ribbon Breakfast

Friday 3 November
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Mid-Term Break (School Closed)

Monday 6 November

Melbourne Cup Day Public Holiday (School Closed)

Tuesday 7 November

Whole School Guitar Concert

Wednesday 8 November

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