Well, after months of work I was delighted to hand over 111 Santa Sacks. All had been decorated by our students in Years 4 to 12 and by parents, staff and staff families. It has been a massive team effort. During the past week we did a final rush on creating the sacks with Year 4 and Year 6 students who came to the Chapel at lunchtime to work on them. You can see some photos of our crafting below!
Here is part of an email I received from the Backpacks for Vic Kids Volunteer Coordinator:
"My name is Suzie, I am the new volunteer coordinator at Backpacks 4 Vic Kids.
I have just seen the beautiful Santa sacks that were decorated by the students, parents and grandparents at Casey Grammar.
I want to say a HUGE thank you. They are gorgeous, and very much appreciated."
We are looking forward to hopefully having an even greater participation next year. Sincerest thanks to everyone who has been involved in this project.
End of Term Reminders
- Friday, Week 8: Senior School students bring their Wellbeing pack donations—as part of a toiletries pack, stationery pack or Share the Dignity handbag.
- Week 9: Senior School Textbook Donations—any texts printed after 2018 can be brought to the Chapel. Any English plays or novels, dictionaries and atlases can be printed before 2018. These are donated through the Les Twentyman Foundation. However, if a family from Casey Grammar has specific circumstances, they can please contact M.Riviere-Pendle@caseygrammar.vic.edu.au to see if they are eligible for donated textbooks.
- Thursday, Week 9: Junior School students bring a donation for our Christmas hampers and wear ‘a touch of Christmas’ to school. These hampers are going to the Salvation Army.
- Thursday, P1 Week 9: Junior School Christmas Chapel. Unfortunately, parents are not able to attend but we hope to make this event available to the Casey Grammar community.
It is going to be a very significant few weeks before we all conclude the 2021 academic year and there are many important events coming up.
Next Tuesday, our Year 4 families will gather for the dedication of Annalise Roy’s memorial stone in the Memorial Garden, as well as the newly created Reflection Garden. It will be an important time of celebrating the gift of Annalise’s life as a community.
The garden will be a place of peace, reflection and memories and I’m sure it will become a very significant place in our school.
As we prepare to finish this year, may you have time to reflect on what is truly important in your life and sense the presence of God during this Advent season.