From Mr Hudson

In endeavouring to ensure that students flourish during and as a result of their time at Carey, our school is committed to enhancing student wellbeing. Investing in student wellbeing is certainly a worthwhile end in and of itself, but it is also conducive to improved academic performance – our core business as a school. One of the primary ways our school cares for students’ wellbeing is through our excellent Year Advisers. Year Advisers are responsible for leading a team of Pastoral Care teachers to collaboratively shape each cohort to be one in which each student is well known, cared for and educated.

As 2019 draws to a close, I’d like to extend my thanks to Mr Wright, Ms Vale and Mr Ellerman for their many contributions to the wellbeing of students at Carey via their roles as Year Advisers. These teachers have had a significant impact on their cohorts, and they will be very missed in these roles. Mr Wright and Mr Ellerman will be teaching at other schools next year whilst Ms Vale has moved from being a Year Adviser to the Head Teacher of Science. We wish them every success in their new positions.

As in any workplace, staff changes present both challenges and opportunities so as we farewell some staff, we also welcome others and look forward to seeing them use their strengths to serve the students in their care.

In 2020, the Year Advisers for each cohort are as follows:

Year 7
Mrs Ioannidis (Year Adviser) and Mr Hypatidis (Assistant Year Adviser)

Year 8
Mrs Russell (Year Adviser) and Mr Holdsworth (Year Adviser)

Year 9
Mrs Chow (Year Adviser) and Mr Gabin (Assistant Year Adviser)

Year 10
Mrs Rawson (Year Adviser) and Mr Robinson (Year Adviser)

Year 11
Mr Knight (Year Adviser) and Mrs Kind (Assistant Year Adviser)

Year 12
Mrs Brendish (Year Adviser) and Mr Hall (Year Adviser)

Getting ready for school in 2020
It gives me great pleasure to announce that WCCS is offering a whole new series of professional, informative and interactive parent specific information nights to be held in 2020. These seminars are designed to address the needs of parents with students in Years P-12.  Seminars are attended by the school’s counsellor and psychologist and well as the school’s Senior Welfare Team and some members of the senior executive. A variety of teaching staff also choose to attend.  Seminars are held in the evening, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  Please see the ad in this newsletter and save the dates.

When purchasing items, such as shoes or laptops for school please remember to check the relevant documents, such as our Uniform Booklet and BYOD for Learning Booklet. The BYOD Booklet provides a background to the program, recommends devices, answers frequently asked questions and provides tips for the healthy and safe use of ICT. Remember all students from Years 5 to 12 will require a device for school. As additional information when selecting Christmas presents the eSafety Commissioner has published the following:

Your tech gift guide for the holiday season. Be smart and secure when choosing tech gifts for children and young people this year with our eSafey Gift Guide. The Guide helps inform parents and carers about what to look out for with tech gifts and provides practical advice on how to stay safe.”

May God bless you as we come to the end of another school year. I pray you are able to take the time to acknowledge and celebrate the birth of our Saviour at this time and also enjoy a restful holiday period with your family.

Yours in Christ,

Anthony Hudson
High School Deputy