Important Dates

Term 1 Dates:
Monday 4 February – Friday 12 April

Thursday 7 March – Swimming Carnival

17-22 March – Year 6 Camp

26 March – Forrestdale School Tour



Uniform Shop

Black wet weather jackets are now available for our Primary students for $46. Please ensure all orders are in before Friday 15 March.

• Please note that winter stock is arriving daily for both Primary and Secondary School and we expect all deliveries to have arrived very soon.

• When purchasing secondhand uniforms, please ensure that it is the correct one for your campus, and the current style.


– Jackie and Sandra, Uniform Shop 

Behaviour Support Policy


We are currently trialling a new Behaviour Management System which has been designed to reflect our beliefs in developing the student to the best of their potential and working in partnership with parents.

This Policy is called a Behaviour Support System because we want to support our students with their choices and behaviour and not manage them. Integrated into the system is a belief in restorative justice.


Our positive behaviour support system uses strategies for building an inclusive and collaborative school culture and emphasizes the student Code of Conduct and our Carey Values. This approach will optimize teaching and learning opportunities and the overall success for all students.


A whole school approach to positive behaviour creates a climate where positive behaviour is taught and reinforced throughout the school years and across all subject areas. It includes a multi-tiered system approach to provide services and support and interventions for students, at increasing levels of intensity, based on student needs. This multi-level prevention system aims to maximize student achievement, promote positive classroom interactions and inform students and parents of behavioral expectations.


The policy is currently in draft form and all parents, staff and students will be invited to provide feedback at the end of semester 1.

If you were unable to attend the Parent Information Evenings meetings and would like a copy of the policy please email me directly.


Mrs Sue Yardley – Assistant Principal


Kids and Anxiety - Community Hub Event


All parents are invited to our first Community Hub event for 2019 - Kids and Anxiety - a workshop presented by Communicare on Tuesday 12 March.


Come and grab a coffee from Forrest Coffee and hear a number of discussion topics around Kids and Anxiety.

To advise us of your attendance or for more information please email Mrs Shelby O'Reilly - Carey Forrestdale Chaplain.


School Banking is Coming – Parent Volunteers Needed!


We are looking for some parent volunteers to help us with the launch and ongoing running of school banking. We are currently talking to Bendigo Bank - Byford branch about school banking being offered at Carey Forrestdale for all students commencing early Term 2.


If you are available from 8:00am each Thursday morning for approximately 45 minutes, please email me in Community Relations or drop in to see me. If you are unable to commit to every Thursday, we would still love to hear from you.


We are looking forward to sharing the school banking program with our families to encourage life long savings habits for our children as they grow!


Mrs Joanne Clark – Enrolments and Community Relations Officer

Information from Autism Spectrum Australia


As a part of our staff involvement in the Autism Spectrum Australia training, we have access to many helpful fact sheets that provide further insight into ways to improve outcomes for students with additional needs


Here is a snippet from the article entitled Autism Spectrum Disorder and Anxiety, which is particularly significant as students are settling into their new classroom. 

"Anxiety is a common issue for many people on the autism spectrum. It can cause difficulties in everyday activities, such as going to school or work. Feeling anxious can also make it harder for some children to learn. Useful strategies can involve identifying what makes a child feel anxious, followed by visual supports and other techniques to prepare them for stressful situations, along with relaxation techniques. There is evidence that modified cognitive behaviour therapy can be effective, and medication may also play a role in helping some people."
To access the whole article, please follow this link.


If you would like to learn more, you can access all of the fact sheets here.

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Enrolments at Carey


Hello families, 


My name is Joanne Clark and I am the Enrolments and Community Relations Officer here at Carey Forrestdale. If I have not already had the pleasure of meeting you, please stop by for a coffee and introduce yourself.


Enrolment interviews are now being offered for students enrolling for Kindergarten and Year 7, 2020. If you are unsure whether you have a sibling on the application list for 2020 and beyond, please contact me on 6166 2205 or by email


We have several tours coming up in 2019 that you are welcome to attend. If you have a friend or family member that would like to explore Carey Forrestdale for their children's education, please invite them to contact me on 6166 2205, or by email


– Mrs Joanne Clark, Enrolments & Community Relations Officer


It has been an exciting start to 2019 for Class 5/6! We have new faces, a new classroom, and a new year to grow in relationship. We are most grateful for the opportunities before us.

This term, we have enjoyed our Design Technology projects.

Our Year 6 students are researching, designing and constructing solar cookers whilst in Year 5 we started by building straw rockets and measuring how the nose cone affects how far it will fly. The Year 5 students will also be applying their engineering skills to explore rocket cars.

In Digital Technologies we are learning how to use code using EV3 Mindstorm robots to complete challenges that helped us to explore the sensors and how to program them. We also use mini-sphero robots that we control using ‘draw’, ‘blocks’ and ‘javascript’. This is requiring us to use our information technology, problem-solving and collaborative learning skills.

Our class has an amazing opportunity to participate in the Horticulture program here. We are helping to set up the garden beds and enjoy working with Mr Montgomery to develop our skills and knowledge in this field. We have been working in teams to set our garden beds with good soil and we will be planting very soon.

There is so much more to look forward to this term with our class assembly, camp, and swimming lessons to come.


God is good!

– Mr Matthew Caporn, Year 5/6 Teacher 


Secondary Assistance Scheme – 2019 Student Allowances


Eligible parents/guardians with students enrolled in Year 7 studying a full-time secondary course at a WA non government school will be able to apply for the Secondary Assistance Scheme (SAS) in 2019. 


This scheme consists of two allowances- an Education Payment Allowance that is made to the school, and a Clothing Allowance that is given to the parent/guardian.


To claim, you must hold one of the following cards, valid for a period of no less than four weeks:

• Department of Human Services (Centrelink) Health Care Card

• Department of Human Services (Centrelink) Pensioner Concession Card

• Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card


For forms to apply, or more information, please contact the Accounts Department where our team would love to help you. 



Scholastic Book Club LOOP


Welcome to another year of Book Club. Keep your eyes peeled for Book Week and our Annual Book Fair coming later this year.


For every order placed our school receives rewards, which enable us to acquire more resources.


Orders from Issue One are still available but will now incur a $4.99 delivery fee to your home address.


Do you want to come to church? 


You are warmly invited to our Sunday service that is held right here in our Forrestdale auditorium, starting at 10am each week.


There is a vibrant kids program as well. We'd love to see you!


If you need more information please feel free to ask at Reception, call the Church Office on 9394 9155 or email



Support for your young family


Parenting Support Services  |  Free for all families to access
Upcoming parenting topics are ideal for pre-school aged children and a FREE service to all local families. Bring your child along, no RSVP needed.


Community Nurse available for any parent queries!
Do you want your baby weighed, measured or some helpful advice? Pop in on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday between 9:00am - 3:00pm.

Located in the Carey Centre – 51 Wright Road, Harrisdale