Letter from the Principal

It is an exciting challenge to be embarking on a second Carey campus at Forrestdale. Whilst this second Campus is a new College, in many ways it will be the culmination of years of experience already garnered from the journey travelled at Harrisdale.

Much of the richness of this experience will be brought to bear in the planning, building and running of Forrestdale. With the cross over of staff and the shared governance structure, as well as the practicality of a centralised enrolment and accounting team, there will be a wonderful opportunity for Forrestdale to benefit from a wealth of skilled practitioners. This said, Forrestdale will develop a community that is unique and varied, just as Harrisdale will continue to do.

Our desire is for you and your family to be an integral part of this new community as together we focus on the holistic needs of the young lives that we will be shaping towards a fulfilling future.


Mr Nigel Wise | Primary School Principal

Teaching & Learning


In accordance with the Curriculum Council of Western Australia, Carey Baptist College operates within the guidelines of the Curriculum Framework.

The Curriculum Framework identifies a number of learning outcomes, which students should demonstrate at various stages of their development. It sets out what students should know, understand, value and be able to do as a result of the programs they undertake in a school from Kindergarten to Year 12. These outcomes are specific to eight major learning areas via:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Studies of Society and the Environment (SOSE)
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Languages Other Than English (LOTE)
  • Technology and Enterprise
  • The Arts

In addition, Carey identifies Christian Education as a major learning area.

National Partnership Agreement on Literacy and Numeracy

Read more about the work Carey Baptist College has been undertaking to improve literacy and numeracy through the National Partnership Agreement on Literacy and Numeracy here.

Pastoral Care

Staff at Carey Primary are committed to building positive and meaningful relationships with students to optimise each child’s learning potential. The College upholds seven core values, with these forming the framework of a whole school approach to Pastoral Care, which encompasses our code of discipline.

Appropriate behaviour is expected, taught and affirmed. Boundaries and expectations for behaviour are clearly defined and explained to students. Consistent consequences are enforced. Where appropriate students are involved in determining boundaries and consequences, thereby encouraging them to take responsibility for their actions.

When dealing with discipline issues that arise, much time goes into counselling the children involved, both at class and administration level, so that they learn how to resolve conflicts and move on. Parents are notified where appropriate so that they are aware of what’s happened and how the issue is being dealt with.

When there are issues such as a death in the family or parent separation, the Primary Chaplain becomes involved to offer counselling to the child and/or other family members, and practical assistance from the Carey Community Baptist Church. Each member of the staff and student community has the right to feel comfortable and safe at school. To this end there is no tolerance for the following:

  • Vandalism
  • Harassment – verbal, physical, bullying
  • Possession and / or sale of illegal substances or materials

Primary pastoral care really focuses on relationships, between both staff and students, and then between staff and families. Parents are encouraged to be involved as much as they are able in their child’s schooling, whether it be helping out with classroom activities, assisting at sporting events and special events such as class performances and concerts.

Parent Testimonials

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