It was good to welcome back Mr Shadgett and Ms Birch this week, after they travelled to Sydney to represent the School at the AHISA Leading, Learning, Caring conference. They have returned with new ideas and learning, which I am thoroughly looking forward to hearing. I was particularly interested to hear up to date thoughts on AI and how artificial intelligence is being discuss ...

I had a fantastic Purim this year even though I like routine and I struggle with costumes and chaos, I knew what to expect and was quite comfortable and confident in this year’s Cat in the Hat outfit until, that is, two parents asked me if I were dressed as the Mad Hatter … Purim is one of those fabulous times where the students just love the day. From the costume parades to t ...

It’s always interesting to hear how the AVѧԺ experience has shaped the lives of our alumni. We recently caught up with Nicole Hirshowitz who is passionate about the health benefits of physical activity – an interest first sparked by Carmel’s Physical Education department. What did you enjoy most about attending Carmel? I started AVѧԺ in year one in 2002 ...

Listening to your parents... I hope it isn’t only my children who have always been resistant to hearing sage advice from their mother. They were quite happy to accept the suggestions of other relatives and the parents of their friends, but when their own mother offered wise counsel, it was ignored and often treated with derision. After all, what would I know about study strate ...

We warmly welcome Sam Hall to the Carmel community as our new Year 5.2 teacher! Sam says he was drawn to AVѧԺ for its strong commitment to academic excellence and holistic education. “AVѧԺ emphasises both rigorous academics and the development of students' character and values. It provides a supportive environment for educators passionate about making a diffe ...

Welcome to Brigette Lisani! Brigette completed her second-year practicum at Carmel Primary School and enjoyed work as a relief team member last year. We are delighted have her on board as our new Year 1.2 teacher. Brigette loves AVѧԺ for its strong ethos, wonderful people and great community. She is very much looking forward to celebrating Purim soon! Here are some mo ...

I recently enjoyed a comedy sketch in which various phrases were translated into German and the resulting phrase was shared. My favourite was the attempt to translate “Sorry I’m late”. The German person was seemingly unable to translate this phrase, the implication presumably being that Germans are never late to anything, so there is no word in the language to describe this. P ...

As I sat behind a lorry at the traffic lights this morning, I chuckled at the large sign on the back, which read “CAUTION – does not play well with others”. Although I had no intention of interacting with the massive vehicle (my little car and I would definitely have come off worse) my teacher brain immediately turned to the fact that much of what we teach, reinforce and develo ...

On Thursday, 15 February, students at Carmel High School heard from Sahar Shimon, Founder and CEO of The Association for Regenerative Agriculture & Agroforestry in Israel. In Perth for the EvokeAg agrifood tech innovation conference, Sahar took the opportunity to speak with the students about agroforestry and the importance for this new farming style in Israel, and around ...

Every year, JNF WA hosts a Green Sunday Telethon to coincide with Tu B’shvat, the new year for the trees. And every year, JNF WA knows they can count on Carmel High school students to volunteer for this important fundraiser. On Sunday, 11 February, a number of Carmel High School students took the time to make calls to the community to help raise funds to restore the Be’eri Fore ...