Important Dates

Term 1 Dates:
Monday 4 February – Friday 12 April

17 to 22 March – Year 6 Camp
20 March – Incursion: Year 1 – Authors
21 March – Harmony Day: PPC and PPW
22 March – Excursion: Year 4 HASS
1 - 12 April – Swimming Lessons: Year 1 to Year 6
12 April – Last day of Term 1

Professional Learning:
Talking for Writing - Dyslexia Speld


Enrolment News


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 email

Our website has now been updated to include our Campus Tour Events for 2019. If you have a friend or family member that would like to explore Carey Forrestdale for their child's education, please ask them to visit our website for more information.

Mrs Joanne Clark
Enrolments and Community Relations Officer

Codes of Conduct


As our school year gets under way, we would like to inform you about our new Student Codes of Conduct which have been rolled out across the College. While the registration requirement is for a code of conduct which sets out minimum standards, preventing bullying, harassment and abuse, we have taken the opportunity to develop a code that highlights our values and the behaviours we expect from our students at Carey.

You will begin to see these documents in different forms around the College. We have separated Primary and Secondary in order to use more simplified language and less explicit concepts for our Primary students. We hope you will partner with us to encourage students to consider their actions in the light of these Codes.

They are available on the College website as well as in various display or print forms. You can access the relevant codes here:

Primary Code of Conduct
Secondary Code of Conduct

Parent Volunteer Opportunities


Are you skilled in areas of administration, finance, translation, or events? We have many opportunities at Carey for you to become involved, and we invite you to join our new Community Relations volunteer team! We have lots of exciting initiatives and events planned for the year ahead, and would welcome your help and involvement – whether it is for one event or on a more regular basis.


If you are interested or would like more information, please contact our Community Relations Officer, Mrs Joanne Clark at


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


Year 4 - Science: Among the Gum Trees!


It has been an exciting and interesting start to the school year, especially in Science! This term the Year 4 class are studying Biological Sciences and exploring the eucalypt, including its interactions with bees. We went for a walk around our school grounds and discovered three different eucalyptus trees! Students were fascinated that whilst the shape and size of the leaves and the flowers were different on all trees, the way the leaves hung down was the same. This certainly made identifying a eucalypt much easier!


Let's hear what some of our students thought about their study on the eucalypt and its interactions with bees:


Miranda: I am still wondering how long have the eucalypt trees been living in Australia?

Ganesh: I think it's amazing that eucalypt trees produce oil.

Liam: It's amazing the Queen Bee can lay over 1,000 eggs per day.

Josh: Why is there more than one eucalypt?

Will: The eucalyptus leaves smell different when you crush them in your hands!

Tain: Why do Koalas only eat eucalyptus leaves?

Tairua: It's fascinating how bees reproduce in a honeycomb!

Anri: How long can a eucalyptus tree live for?

Rinsola: It's not fair that worker bees only live for three weeks!

Zac: I found it surprising that koala's can stop seeds from reproducing because they eat them!

Funmi: I found it surprising the eucalypt trees are native to our country.

Carl: Why do bees make honey?


Our students certainly have a lot of inquisitive questions! It's exciting to see how our students are thinking about the world around them and questioning how and why God made beautiful scented flowers and buzzing bees with such important jobs to fulfil! Our God is truly an amazing creator!


Mrs Tanya Povey – Year 4 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


Forms must be submitted by April 12. To apply or more information, please visit Reception and speak to Helen.


Scholastic Book Club Loop


Issue 2 of the Scholastic Catalogue has been sent out and if you would like to place an order then login or sign up to Scholastic LOOP by the 27 March 2019.


This term we placed an order for over $2,000 of much needed resources in our classrooms for free thanks to everyone who has already ordered through Scholastic Book Club Loop!


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