From the Principal, Mr Nigel Wise

Since our commencement in 2016, it has been exciting to see the establishment of a strong community around our Primary School. We are now excited to begin the journey towards the development of our Secondary School, together.

Although we are in the early stages of our Forrestdale history, we have benefitted significantly from the years of experience garnered from our journey at the Harrisdale Campus. We will continue to access this experience as we plan and establish our Secondary School.

Much of the richness of this experience will be brought to bear in the planning, building and running of Carey Forrestdale. With a shared governance structure, as well as the practicality of centralised Enrolment and Accounting teams, there are wonderful opportunities for Carey Forrestdale to benefit from a wealth of skilled practitioners. That said, Carey Forrestdale will continue to develop its own identity, and to grow a community that is unique and varied, just as Carey Harrisdale continues 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.

Principal Forrestdale Carey Baptist College School

Secondary School will commence at Carey Forrestdale in 2019.

We are now enrolling for Year 7 students in 2019. Join many other local families who are giving their child a unique leadership opportunity at the growing Carey Forrestdale campus.

View our Secondary School Prospectus or contact our Enrolments Team to learn more.

Secondary School Information Evenings

Carey Forrestdale’s Secondary School is launching with Year 7 in 2019. Families are invited to join us at an upcoming Information Evening to hear about the Secondary School, and to ask any questions you have.

Upcoming Information Evenings

Wednesday 9 May | 7:00pm
Wednesday 1 August | 7:00pm

Book your place for an Information Evening now.

Teaching and Learning


The College Governors’ Council have engaged experienced Carey Secondary staff with expertise in current National and State curriculum requirements to develop the Secondary Program for the Forrestdale Campus. Students will be offered a range of subject options to experience a rich and varied curriculum.

As mandated by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority of Australia, the following subjects will be taught:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Technologies
  • The Arts

Elective subjects will be offered in Visual and Performing Arts, and Design and Digital Technologies.


In addition to the core academic program, co-curricular activities will be developed based on the needs and interests of the students and community.

Pastoral Care

Our staff are committed to facilitating the development of the whole child – mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. It is our desire to see each student reach his or her God-given potential.

At its heart, Carey is about relationships. Positive, healthy relationships will assist our young people to more effectively navigate the challenges of adolescence and to thrive in the school environment.

To this end, our commitment to strong Pastoral Care is unwavering and underpins all that we do. We believe it is the responsibility of all staff to care for students and to create an environment where each student has the opportunity to flourish.

Pastoral Care occurs in many ways including:

  • Building positive, appropriate relationships with staff.
  • Creating a community where each student is valued and known.
  • Fostering the development of lasting friendships between students that transcend individual differences.
  • Creating classrooms where students feel safe and can take risks in their learning.
  • The provision of a Chaplain.
  • Assisting students to manage the tensions and complexities of adolescence.
  • The development of structures, systems and timetables that support mental and emotional health and wellbeing.

An integral part of Pastoral Care is ensuring that students learn to manage their behaviour. Where students behave inappropriately, it is essential that they are held to account and that they learn to take responsibility for their actions.

To this end, the implementation of responsible behaviour management processes that hold students accountable for their behaviour, forms part of our Pastoral Care. Principles of restorative justice, based on forgiveness and reconciliation are foundational to our Behaviour Management Program.