Investing in student wellbeing, physical education and sport

At the end of 2019, the community was abuzz with the news that Carey had made a significant investment in the future sporting and wellbeing needs of our students with the purchase of the nearby MCC Kew Heights Bowling Club. The facility has since been put to great use, with many students playing tennis and utilising the clubhouse and changerooms for indoor activities and events. 

With your support, Carey will be able to begin the next exciting stage in the transformation of this site. The old lawn bowl greens will be resurfaced to become multi-use, modern sporting pitches for physical education classes, wellbeing programs, APS tennis and netball training and competition. The pitches may also be used in the future for hockey and soccer training.

This project will provide considerable long-term benefits for Carey students. It is well known that physical activity is essential for healthy growth and development, as well as for the maintenance of positive mental health. Research has shown that regular physical activity is also important to learning and academic performance, improving concentration and attention, and enhancing classroom attitudes and behaviours. 

Subject to Boroondara City Council planning approval, we hope to begin work on this initial stage of the redevelopment in early 2022. The further stage of the project aims for an indoor complex for basketball, netball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis and physical education along with improved onsite car parking.

The ongoing redevelopment of the Carey Sports Complex Kew presents the School and its students with a unique opportunity. We hope you share our excitement and will consider supporting our students with this substantial investment in their school experience.

For further information on this major project and its advantages for student health, wellbeing and education, please contact Stuart Galbraith, Head of Advancement, on +61 3 9816 1522 or