From then Principle  As many of our students prepare to sit their exams, I am reminded of a recent article in ‘The Australian’ newspaper titled ‘Jewish Genius Abounds, but Why?’  In the article, the author put forth a series of unfounded, hypothetical nonsense points that endeavour to explain a so-called ‘disproportionate’ representation of Jews in areas of scientific and acade ...

As we enter the middle of term, it is timely to give pause and reflect on the achievements of our students thus far this year. This opportunity allows us to forward-plan for the Academic Merit and Academic Excellence awards that are given to High School students at the end of each semester. The team of educators at Carmel School determined that the criteria for these awards are ...

There has been a lot of discussion following the release of Gonski 2.0 and it provides much food for thought for anyone in the education space – parents and practitioners alike. At first the recommendations in the report seem vital if we are to produce school graduates who have the necessary skills to function and positively contribute to a world of "significant economic, socia ...

ANZAC DAY There is no time of the year that highlights the duties of dual loyalties like these past weeks. As Jewish Australians, our students stood with respect and paid tribute to the Israeli soldiers who gave their lives for the State of Israel on Yom Hazikaron. These brave men and women gave their lives so that Jews everywhere can live in peace and security, for which we w ...

This year, Carmel opened its doors for all Jewish students in Perth to join in the 70th year Yom Haatzmaut celebrations. Nearly 30 students from outside of Carmel signed up to dance, sing and joyously celebrate with our School community on this auspicious day. The oval was transformed into an Israel wonderland with dozens of fun and stimulating stations for students to engage ...

  The success of a school is often not seen until years after the students graduate. School needs to have prepared them for the world, especially the world of employment, something that is changing more rapidly than the curriculum. The pace of technological advancement means that the job landscape is undiscovered terrain. What we teach our children today could be taken over b ...

We are very proud to congratulate John Schaffer AM, one of our Trustees, for receiving a Member medal in the Order of Australia Honours list, announced last night. John was honoured for significant service to the community through philanthropic contributions and governance roles with a range of health and cultural foundations. Mazel Tov! ...

We are very proud of our graduating students who, collectively, have achieved results of such a high standard that Carmel has been rated as a top ten school in WA for Median ATAR. Carmel has been ranked 10th in WA and we were also listed as a top school for Religion and Life, Mathematics Applications and English. Carmel missed out on being mentioned for Literature and Mathemati ...

In last week’s Australian Magazine, Nikki Gemmel bemoaned a generation whose brains are being eroded by too much smart phone usage. Addiction to phones is a cause of declining worker productivity as workers cannot withstand the power of the perpetual newsfeed with the average person spending a staggering 9 hours per day glued to their screen. Nikki wrote of her recent ‘digital ...

I spent last Shabbat with our Year 11 students on Zionist Camp. Once I had made the vege platters and put the schnitzels on the blech, I joined one of the groups for their ‘chavrutah’ session with Gavriel, one of the Madrichim from Israel. The session focussed on his experience as a shaliach in one of the Jewish communities in Germany and through his narrative he posed an impo ...