We’ve been intentional in building a school community that not only focuses on academic achievement, but social connections, sport and music programs, and strong support networks. Features of an education at Carey Forrestdale include:


  • An on-site Chaplain offers renowned courses for social, emotional and spiritual development.
  • Active partnership with parents.
  • Sustainability and care for our world taught through our Carey Community Garden.
  • Student Mentoring and Leadership programs.
  • Build-up Zone (BUZ) program taught throughout Primary School


  • Participation in inter-house sport carnivals such as swimming, athletics, cross country and opportunities to represent the College at an inter-school level.
  • Opportunities to participate at an inter-school level in individual and team sports  (equestrian, cricket, AFL, netball, cricket etc.)
  • Swimming Lessons for Years 1 to 6.

The Arts

  • A variety of music ensembles in both Primary and Secondary.
  • Instrumental Music Tuition from Pre-Primary onwards.
  • Music Recitals for Years 1 to 9

Camps and Events

  • Camping programs from Year 5-9.
  • Regular excursions and incursions.
  • Annual Christmas Concert.
  • Annual Bush Dance.
  • Regular Assemblies.
  • Focus on different calendar events such as Mental Health Week, Harmony Day, Anzac Day, Book Week


  • Primary Co-Curricular opportunities include but not limited to: Junior and Senior Choir, Music Tuition, Sport, Chaplaincy Programs, Numero Club, We Love Our Earth Club, Writing Club, Carey United Soccer Club, Drama Productions.
  • Secondary Co-Curricular opportunities include but not limited to: Choir, Music Tuition, Sport, Outdoors Club, Drama Productions.
  • Focus on STEM, Technology and Robotics and Coding.
  • Weekly Bush School programs in Terms 2 and 3