Term 1 - 21 February 2018

From the Head of Senior School


There is nothing lonelier, nor more desperately expectant, than a school without students. Classrooms make no sense without them, playing fields lie stagnant, and teachers aimlessly wander the corridors. Therefore, it was with a great deal of excitement that (after three days of Staff PD workshops) we welcomed the students back last week in all their sun-kissed glory – chattering noisily like parrots and hugging each other like long lost friends. The ‘homecoming’ was staggered, with the first to arrive being the new students – 75 in total with 53 entering at Year 10; 20 at Year 11; and two in Year 12. In brand new summer uniforms, with racing hearts and shy smiles, they wandered into the Quad to meet their Mentors and House Leaders for the first session of the day.

Their reasons for wanting to join the Senior School at Carey were as diverse as they were. For some it was the opportunity to study the IB. For others it was the need for more ‘oxygen’ after years spent in smaller cohorts. For those from single sex schools it was about wanting to experience a co-educational community. And for those brave …

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Sports News


Welcome back to all students and families to Carey Sport for the 2018 school year. There were a number of fantastic activities conducted over the summer months – top of the list were the two international sports tours to the USA (Basketball) and Spain (Soccer). Both trips were an outstanding success, with all students gaining a brilliant insight into the sporting and cultural diversities of these two great countries. We also had a number of sports camps and clinics in January: the First XI cricketers toured Adelaide, the rowers were hard at work at their annual Nagambie Camp, our dive team honed their skills at a two-day clinic, and we had fantastic parent group led initiatives in junior cricket and tennis. Huge thanks to all …

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Music News


Welcome Back
Most ensembles are starting rehearsals this week. Please check with you ensemble director for more information.

Senior Choir
This group rehearses every Thursday morning at 7.30am in the Costello Lecture Theatre. If you are interested in joining, please speak to Mr. Walter or just come along next …

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SSPA Welcome to 2018 Night


Friday 23 February at 7.30pm
Parents and friends from Carey Senior School are invited to a casual get together to celebrate the start of the 2018 school year. We have a great new venue this year which is very close to home: the MCC Kew Sports Club on Barkers Road. Come and meet parents from your child’s year group and make some new friends. The cost of $35 per head includes finger food. Drinks will be available at bar prices. Book now …

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The SSPA extends a warm welcome to you all as either new or returning parents to Carey Senior School in 2018. In particular, we offer a very warm welcome to those new to Carey. We hope you all have had a wonderful summer break and are looking forward to an exciting, busy and rewarding year ahead. We are pleased to inform that each …

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Senior School Calendar

Founders Assembly

Wednesday 14 February
11.55am - 12.40pm

House Swimming

Monday 19 February
Carey Sports Complex, Bulleen

IB Awards Ceremony

Wednesday 21 February

Scholars Assembly

Wednesday 21 February
11.55am - 12.40pm

Year 12 Parent Information Session

Wednesday 21 February

Tennis Club Committee Meeting

Wednesday 21 February
Cabinet Room

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