From the Principal

Mary Poppins Recap

The last two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity for the school. Mary Poppins the musical has been an absolute highlight of the year for so many people. I have received many comments from school community members and visitors regarding the high quality of the production and the performances from the students. Such an event can only succeed as it has through the efforts of many people and their willingness to volunteer their time.

I would like to acknowledge the commitment of our students to attending rehearsals throughout the year to bring their singing and dancing to such a high level. The production team of teachers and staff from across the school have given so much of their time and maintained high standards to produce Mary Poppins so well. The school was also blessed by many staff and parent volunteers helping ensure the performances ran smoothly and contributing to the welcoming atmosphere. I want to give a huge thank you to everyone who lent a hand in this Carey community event.

Fathers’ Day Breakfast

Last week I had the pleasure of joining many Carey fathers, grandfathers and even one great-grandfather with their families to celebrate Fathers’ Day over breakfast in the Biblical Studies Garden. We were blessed with sunny but cool weather to spend time together outside. The BBQs produced a very tasty breakfast, the Fathers’ Day Photo Booth was very busy producing family photos and Jess Larrea shared a few thoughts on his experiences and beliefs as a Christian father. I do hope the children had enjoyed breakfast with their dads and that Fathers’ Day last Sunday was a blessed time for your families.

Primary IPSSO

Our Primary School also hosted a number of the IPSSO finals at our school with a number of our teams competing. I want to commend the students on positive way they hosted the visiting teams and displayed good competitive behaviours in respectful ways.

Year 11 and Year 12

In the High School our  Year 12s will be spending the final weeks attending the last of their lessons and enjoying the friendly completion of staff student games of volleyball, netball and soccer. The Graduation Assembly will be held in the last week of term along with the Year 12 Formal. This will be a significant time for our students to reflect on the past 13 years of schooling. For a significant number of our students, they are graduating, having first enrolled in our school as Kindergarten students. It will also be a time of expectation and uncertainty. Year 11 yearly examinations will be running over the next two weeks. This will be the final set of assessments for the Preliminary courses. Our school community is praying for both these sets of students at this time.

Gateway Access

It has been a long process of negotiations with Liverpool Council and RMS but we are nearing point at which we should be able to make a pedestrian access from the school to Camden Valley Way available to local families, whose students will be able to walk from home to school. We are expecting this to start during Term 4. Plans for controlling access and student movement have been developed with the safety of students and the maintenance of the smooth flow of traffic on Camden Valley Way in mind. Local families can expect a letter from the school when the gateway is available.

But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

Jude 1:20-21

Keith McMullen