Term 2 - 19 April 2018

From the Principal


Anzac Day
Why does Carey hold annual Anzac Day services? Why place such importance on one event within one war, with that Gallipoli campaign being regarded as a military failure, costing so many lives, causing huge physical and psychological trauma, and occurring 103 years ago in a land thousands of kilometres away?

Anzac Day services are held at Carey not to glorify war, but to remind us of its horrors. They allow us to pay respect to those who served, and especially those who died in war. They allow us to reflect on our fortunate lives, the freedoms we have, the opportunities ahead of us, and the quality of life we lead in Australia. At yesterday’s Senior School Anzac Day service we welcomed members of the Hutton family who are …

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Chaplain’s Corner


One of the panellists on a recent program of Compass, Kate Englebrecht, said ‘I think the leadership vacuum is double whammied by an absence of the sacred in people generally, and none of us are encouraged to have conversations about things that deeply matter anymore’. Is there an absence of the sacred? Certainly less people attend church regularly these days, but does that mean an absence of the sacred? What do people do to nurture the spiritual side of their lives? For just as the physical and intellectual aspects of our lives require …

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From Community Relations


Welcome back to Term 2, we hope that you all enjoyed a refreshing break over the recent Easter holidays. The commencement of this term will be marked by Anzac Day commemorations across each of our school sections. At yesterday’s Senior School Assembly, we welcomed back a large group of Old Carey Grammarians to join in our remembrance at our annual service, followed by a special luncheon held in the foyer …

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SchoolTV – Physical Activity and Exercise


In the last decade, children’s participation in physical activity and exercise has been in decline. In this digital age, children are using computers and mobile devices, not only for learning, but for relaxation and recreation purposes. This sedentary behaviour is having a detrimental effect on today’s youth. The key is finding the balance.

Research shows, that regular physical activity and exercise leads to changes in the brain. It improves cognitive function, elevates mood, enhances learning, and improves academic outcomes. Playing sport helps kids develop fundamental movement skills impacting …

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Performing Arts News


VCE Theatre Studies Play
Seven characters talk about events in their everyday lives. At first they are seemingly disconnected and share no links. As the show progresses, a web of interactions begins to form, and it is shown that every character is linked to one or several of the others in some way. As these characters speak, it is revealed that their problems are all interwoven. They could have an impact upon one another’s lives if they only took the time to listen, speak and connect with one another. Humorous, confronting and …

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Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund

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The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) will be provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school excursions, camps and sporting activities. Please read for further information on eligibility and …

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Mothers Day Luncheon


It’s not too late to secure your ticket to our Mothers Day Luncheon on Friday 4 May. We still have tickets available via TryBooking. This non-profit event is a popular sell-out event so please act now before it is too late. Tickets are $120 each and include …

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Monday 2.00-4.00pm
Wednesday 8.00-9.00am
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First Saturday of the month 11.00am - 1.00pm

FOCM Committee Meeting

Monday 23 April

Anzac Day

Wednesday 25 April
(School Closed)

Safe Sleep Space (Carey Community Forum Event)

Thursday 26 April
Metcalfe Hall

Closing date for Carey Medal nominations

Monday 30 April

Carey Medal Committee Meeting

Tuesday 1 May
Meeting Room 1, Urangeline

Carey Community Forum Committee Meeting

Wednesday 2 May
Evans Library

Whole School Mothers Day Luncheon

Friday 4 May
11.30am - 2.30pm
Leonda by the Yarra

Carey Celebrates Literature Festival

Monday 7 May to Friday 11 May

Mothers Day

Sunday 13 May

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