|Carey Baptist Grammar School|
|Latin: Animo et Fide
("By Courage and Faith")
|School Type||Independent, Co-educational, Day school|
|Key People||Mr Phil W. De Young (Principal)
Rev. L.E. Tranter (Founder)
Rev. Howard Wilkins (Chaplain)
|School Fees||AU$11,924–18,456 p.a|
|Location||Kew, Victoria, Australia|
|Colours||Black, Blue and Gold|
Carey Baptist Grammar School (commonly known as Carey) is an independent, co-educational, Christian, international, day school consisting of four campuses in Victoria, Australia - Kew (Kindergarten-Year 12), Donvale (Kindergarten-Year 6), the Carey Sports Complex in Bulleen and an outdoor education camp near Paynesville in eastern Gippsland called Carey Toonallook.
Founded in 1923 by the Rev. L.E. Tranter, the school has a non-selective enrolment policy and currently caters for approximately 2,250 students from Kindergarten to Year 12.
Carey is affiliated with the Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA), the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA), the Association of Independent Schools of Victoria (AISV), and has been a member of the Associated Public Schools of Victoria (APS) since 1958. The school has offered the International Baccalaureate (IB) since June 1997.
Carey Baptist Grammar School was founded by the Rev. L.E. Tranter, who, at the meetings of the Baptist Union of Victoria held in May 1919, urged consideration of a Baptist secondary school for boys. The present property, with the house Urangeline, was purchased for the sum of £14,000 and the School opened on February 13, 1923, with an enrolment of 68 boys.
At its inception, Carey was accepted into the Schools' Association of Victoria. In 1911, seven schools had broken away from the Schools Association (over the issue of professionalism) to form the Schools Amateur Athletic Association of Victoria. In 1920, this group was expanded into the Associated Grammar Schools of Victoria, by which name it is known today. Carey joined this group in 1928, but then in 1957 the school was invited to join the Associated Public Schools of Victoria, which comprises eleven Victorian independent schools.
The school began co-education in 1979, when girls entered Years 11 and 12. Co-education was extended to all year levels by 1984. In 1989, 14 hectares (35 acres) of land were purchased at Bulleen for sports grounds, an Outdoor Education facility was built near Paynesville and a Junior School campus at Donvale.
The school recently bought an adjoining property named Cluny. The old buildings were demolished (except for the main building, Fairview) to make room for a new grass section for the Junior School at Kew, which was opened on October 6, 2006 and is known as Cluny Green. Fairview accommodates the Outdoor Education staff and Junior School Art and Music studios.
|1923 – 1944||Mr H.G. Steele, M.A. (Melb) Dip.Ed. (Oxon)|
|1945 – 1947||Mr V.F.O. Francis, M.A., Dip.Ed., Dip.Soc.Stud. (Well)|
|1948 – 1964||Mr S.L. Hickman, B.A., Dip.Ed.|
|1965 – 1989||Mr G.L. Cramer, AM., B.A., Dip.Ed., FACE|
|1990 – 2001||Dr R.H. Millikan, B.Mus.Ed., B.Ed., M.Ed., Ph.D. (Alta)|
|2002 – 2009*||Mr P.W. De Young, B.Ec., B.Ed., GDip. Fin. Planning (Sec. Inst.)|
|2010 –||Mr P.M. Grutzner, BForSci, Dip Ed, MBA, MACE|
The Carey Sports Complex is located in Bulleen and set on 14 hectares (35 acres) close to Carey's Kew and Donvale campuses. It consists of five ovals, and a gymnasium with two netball/basketball courts, which can also accommodate three volleyball or eight badminton courts. There is a weight-training facility and a 25-metre eight-lane heated swimming pool with a separate diving pool. Carey students use the facilities for physical education classes, sports training and APS matches. Students travel between Carey's main campuses and the sports complex in charter buses. The facility was used as a training venue for the Rugby Sevens teams at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
At the start of the school year in 2007, the complex underwent a major reconstruction, consisting of new roadways, a small pavilion/change-room, parking spaces, and a new exit to help traffic flow. The 400-metre athletic track that existed prior was taken out and replaced with two soccer pitches.
The name of the school derives from William Carey. He was the first Baptist missionary in India, publishing 24 different translations of the Scriptures. The School badge represents the old Greek Torch Race, very similar to a relay race, in which a chain of runners each passed to the next a torch which had to be kept burning brightly.
The School motto is "Animo et Fide" which may be translated from Latin as "By Courage and Faith". This echoes the texts from Isaiah 54:2-3 on which Carey based his famous sermon in 1772 when he urged Baptists to form a missionary society.
Carey students participate in sporting activities from an early age. From Year 5 onwards they compete in the Associated Public Schools (APS) competition in a number of different sports. Most of the sports are played at the Carey Sports Complex at Bulleen.
While Carey (and indeed the state of Victoria) has not traditionally focused on rugby, Carey's Rugby Union team was the first Victorian team to win a match at the international Southern Skies in Queensland in 2007, defeating the Brisbane Grammar School 1st XV by a try.
Carey has also been quite successful at Rowing with three 1st place finishes and six 2nd place finishes at the APS Head of the River since the school's first top three placing in 1982.
Music is included in the curriculum at both Kew (ECC, P-12) and Donvale (ECC, P-6) campuses.
The Classroom Music program is compulsory for all students in Junior School and Year 7 students in Middle School. From Year 8 to VCE, Music is an elective timetabled subject.
Students in all four sections of the school can participate in a musical production, with roles as singers, actors, dancers and instrumentalists, or as part of the production team as stage crew (stage management, lighting, sound costumes, make-up, front-of-house and publicity). Both of Carey's Junior Schools stage musical productions, usually every second year.
Carey teams are entered in the Debaters Association of Victoria (DAV) Schools' Competition which encompasses A Grade (Year 12) teams to D Grade (Middle School) teams. Debates are held during Terms 1, 2 and 3 and successful teams participate in the State Finals during Terms 3 and 4. In addition to the standard DAV competition, Carey participates in a range of other debating tournaments, including those organised by Rotary and the RSL.
The Memorial Great Hall at the Kew campus is a fully equipped theatre. The theatre is capable of holding 700 people. It also has an orchestra pit and a flytower for sets.
A new performing arts centre has was announced last year and construction has recently started.