Term 2 - 18 June 2018

Robinson River Outreach


A challenging and rewarding project
Chloe Davies, Jack Best, Matilda Thomas and Arielle De Highden are ready for take-off and more than ready to contribute. Pictured above with Mrs Janine de Paiva and Mr Kelvin Finger, just moments before boarding their Qantas flight to a small Indigenous community up in the Northern Territory, all were excited about the challenging experience they were about to embark on.

Robinson River is a township of approximately 200 people, and over recent years Carey has established a special relationship with them. A select party of 22 students from Years 6 and Year 9 will experience a snapshot of life in this remote Indigenous setting. During this experience, students usually build strong relationships with the children of the Robinson River School, working alongside them in class for a week or so. The goal is …

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Chaplain’s Corner


I am currently in the remote Indigenous community of Robinson River in the Northern Territory with a group of Year 6 students from both Junior School Kew and Donvale, along with Year 9 students and Carey staff. Many of you will be familiar with the ‘PERMA’ anagram here at Carey. Well, this trip is my ‘M’ of PERMA – Meaning.

My thoughts today centre around a quote we repeated several times during our three-day journey to get here, beginning last Friday morning: ‘Life is not about the destination, it’s about the journey’. This is perfect for us, as the journey to Robinson …

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Staffing News


Marg Adams has started her extensive period of Long Service Leave. A dedicated leader, we wish her well as she spends valuable time with her family over the coming months. Andrew Raines and Mark Fox are looking forward to sharing the role of Acting Deputy Head.

Liz McLeish is taking Long Service Leave next term. A highly valued and experienced teacher, Liz is heading to Europe as part of a well-deserved extended break.

After a period of maternity leave, Kathryn Mann is eager to return to her role as a Year 5 teacher next term. She will renew her partnership with Andrew Raines. On the other hand, Kate Marais will begin her maternity leave as she and her husband Andre await the …

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Got your tickets?


Got your tickets for A Night at the Forum ­– Cocktail Party? If you do, fabulous! If you don’t, remember to get them before tomorrow (Friday 15 June), so you can enter to WIN 1 of 3 accommodation packages at the Novotel South Wharf. Book your tickets now via TryBooking.

All those that have already purchased their tickets enter the draw too. Prizes will be drawn at the JSPA meeting Tuesday 19 June and winners will be notified directly …

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Carey Donvale Calendar

House Session

Friday 15 June
House Classrooms

Year 5 Sovereign Hill Experience

Monday 18 June to Thursday 21 June

Prep to Year 2 Concert

Wednesday 20 June
Donvale School Hall


Wednesday 20 June
Year 2 Classrooms


Friday 22 June
House Classrooms

Piano Concert

Monday 25 June
Donvale School Hall

Year 3 and 4 Choir and Year 3 Strings Concert

Tuesday 26 June
Donvale School Hall

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