From girls playing football and boys playing netball, to 180 students in the Memorial Great Hall completing NAPLAN Online and a student-made digital device that raises Multiple Sclerosis awareness by squirting water if you answer a question incorrectly, it’s all been happening in Middle School!
For those of us who started teaching when a laptop computer was a radical dream, and even for those of us who were at school when they first heard the word ‘Google’, it is exciting to see the current changes in education. I recently had the privilege of listening to University of Melbourne Associate Professor Sandra Milligan speak on the topic of ‘The Future of Assessing and Credentialing Learning’. As well as discussing robotic scanning and marking of essays, micro-credentialing as opposed to four-year degrees, and Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills, Sandra suggested that ‘cold winds of change’ were blowing at the university. That due to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), the university was now in direct competition …Read more
On Wednesday last week, current Collingwood footballer Ben Crocker (OCG 2014) returned to Carey to speak to the Middle School students at their Assembly. Ben made headlines in April this year when he bravely spoke publicly about his father’s battle with Alzheimer’s. Ben is now an ambassador for Dementia Australia and is committed to educating people about this disease. Ben spoke to the Middle School students about being a carer for his Dad, his …Read more
JMB / Step Back Think Orange Round – this Saturday 16 June
This Saturday 16 June marks the annual JMB / Step Back Think Orange Round. All students in Years 7–12 representing Carey in APS Sport will wear orange shoelaces for a $5 donation to these important causes. Middle School students are required to bring their $5 to training on Thursday, while Senior School students need to bring their $5 on Saturday prior to their …
At the moment my life is totally consumed by the final stages of preparation for our production of Mary Poppins. The booking response has been overwhelming! It is a huge complex show and many students, parents, staff and friends are working long hours to bring all of the various elements together. It is certainly one of the most rewarding shows I have worked on. There are so many levels of meaning in the high quality writing, and every rehearsal has been a joy as we discover new aspects of the story.
The band has also been working hard. I don’t think I have ever worked on a score with so many key changes. Virtually every eight bars there is a new key, with large sections in …Read more