Welcome to Carmichael College. Our school was named after Amy Carmichael, a missionary from Northern Ireland, whose life was spent working with and for children, many of whom were orphans, in India. Having been brought up in the UK, with a Northern Irish wife and having spent some time working in India, I have a very personal connection to the foundation and the purpose of our school and much of what Amy Carmichael must have seen and been through during her life.
As a result, I share her passion for seeing young people given the opportunities in life not only to be the very best they can be, but also to have a positive effect on everyone in their community. The verses from Philippians 2: 3-4 demonstrate this perfectly and outline an expectation I share with staff, students, and families with whom I work: ‘Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others’.
In a world where personal gain and self-promotion are often seen as the ultimate aim in life, I would invite you to read more of a community which puts others at its centre. We strive as a school to train and equip our young people in their faith, life and ambitions to go out into the world to positively impact wherever they may be.
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