Term 1 - 21 February 2018

From the Head of Junior School


Welcome Back to 2018
I would like to welcome all our students, parents and staff back to Carey Donvale for the start of what I am sure will be an exciting 2018 school year. With record enrolments, we are also thrilled to welcome a number of new students and families into our school community.

Three new staff members have joined our teaching team, and they have already made a positive contribution. Mrs Elisa Carroll is our new Literacy Co-ordinator and she is working alongside Mr Kelvin Finger in Year 3. Elisa joins us from Ivanhoe Grammar and she brings a wealth of experience. Ms Siobhan RouIston is our new teacher librarian having recently taught at Scotch College. Siobhan has taught extensively overseas and this brings an international context to her teaching. Mrs Kristy Moresi completes the trio. Kristy has kindly agreed to teach Year 4 PE on a Wednesday whilst still continuing her physical education role at Waverley Christian College.

I am confident that Elisa, Siobhan and Kristy will prove to be excellent members of the school community, and I trust they will enjoy their time here at Carey Donvale.

CDPA Family Movie Night – Friday 16 February
Take the chance to enjoy a night at the movies and connect with other Donvale families at the annual CDPA Family Movie Night on Friday 16 February. The first show begins at 6.00pm with Captain Underpants showing in the School Hall for our ELC to Year 2 students. As twilight settles over the campus, Jumanji will be shown down on the …

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Chaplain’s Corner


Even though we are into the second month of 2018, it certainly feels like the start of the year as we return to school in force this week. At the start of a new year, many people make a decision to change something in their lives – New Year’s Resolutions. A survey was carried out to look at the top 10 New Year’s …

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Music News


Music and Ensemble Upcoming Events
Welcome back to a new school term! I hope you are looking forward to another fantastic year of group music making. At Carey Donvale, we believe the most rewarding aspect of group music making is the sense of joy and social connectedness and community that one feels when working collaboratively with others to create something bigger than oneself through shared goals and interests.

Being part of a music ensemble has many great benefits for all students, regardless of age and ability. Musical ensembles are wonderful settings for skill development, personal …

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A note from the Canteen

Welcome back to the start of the new year. Once again, I am recruiting for the tuckshop. We need volunteers to help once a week, once a month, or any time you are available. No experience needed. Volunteers assist the Canteen Manager during recess, and also with the preparation of lunches. If you are able assist, please fill out a form which is either available from the office or you can download here from CareyLink.

Volunteers are to arrive at 10.30am and assist until 1.30pm.

In line with our Child Safe Policy, all volunteers are now required to have a Volunteer Working With Children …

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Carey Donvale Calendar

CDPA Committee Meeting

Tuesday 13 February
Donvale Staff Room

Meet the Teacher Evening

Tuesday 13 February


Wednesday 14 February
Prep Classrooms

School Photographs

Thursday 15 February

CDPA Movie Night

Friday 16 February

Parent/Teacher Information Sharing (ELC and Prep students and parents)

Monday 19 February to Friday 23 February
Donvale Classrooms


Wednesday 21 February
Prep Classrooms

Carey Master Calendar

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