A Message from the Principal

Things are definitely ramping up for the end of the year, with a string of events scheduled for the final weeks of School.

This week the High School Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) Department hosted their Open Night with drama, music and dance performances happening on multiple stages, plus displays from our visual arts students. I want to thank the CAPA staff and the many helpers for creating such a vibrant night and providing this opportunity for our students to showcase their developing talents in so many diverse ways.

Next Monday, we have the Year 6 to Year 7 Transition Day which provides the opportunity for our current and incoming students to gain a taste of High School life and enjoy time together. The evening brings our students together with their families for an information session. Kindergarten are running an Open Day for 2019 Kindergarten students and their families with the same goal – to provide information and experiences to help smooth important transitions between one stage of learning to the next.

The end of the year is very much a social time with the Year 10 Dinner Dance and Year 6 Social being a prime time to celebrate a significant point in our students’ lives. Year 10 are not just celebrating. They are also looking to develop a bigger view of the world and exercise their gifts, for the benefit of others. In the last week of school, our Year 10 students will be participating in the Service Learning Day and Peer Support training. Next year, our Peer Support leaders will meet regularly with the new Year 7 students and run a series of activities to help provide our Year 7 students with positive skills to navigate the challenges of High School life.

In Prep, the students and teachers are busy preparing for the Prep Christmas concerts. These two concerts are a wonderful opportunity for parents to see what a busy and engaging place Prep can be.

All of this and we cannot forget the amazing Carey Christmas Fair. This week the carols stage and the lighting towers have started construction and the final plans for the many stalls and rides are being made. Primary have had loads of fun hearing about what’s happening on the day with special visits from a ‘camel’ and some goats. The excitement is really building across the school for this wonderful coming together of our community and celebrating God’s salvation plan, in Jesus.

There are three things I would ask of our school community at this point:

  1. Buy your rides arm bands – save $10 by buying them in advance online through TryBooking, Munch Monitor or at the Uniform Shop.
  2. Volunteer a little of your time on the day – contact Laura Heard or Caroline Young to find out how you can help
  3. Come along on the Carey Christmas Fair on Saturday 24th November, ready to have an amazing time.

See you there!

In His service,

Keith McMullen
Principal