Reaching the Finishing Line

It’s been an action-packed couple of weeks as we made our way to the end of the term. Teachers and students seemed determined to pack a whole term’s worth of activities into the remaining few weeks.

With restrictions lifted, every Junior School class has been on an excursion. The Years 3–6 students enjoyed their swimming carnival last Friday and the Preps–Year 2 students were worn out after their big Sports Day.

The Year 6 Graduation, which was originally an on-line event, moved to a live event for students and staff in the PAC. Then, in a last minute switch due to changed COVID restrictions, parents were also permitted to attend.

This is the first time we have had an event with parents, students and staff together in the PAC for almost two years! It was a wonderful evening and reminded us all of the good times that lay ahead now that our lives are returning to normal.

In Senior School, the students have enjoyed the end-of-year faculty activities days. They’ve had the opportunity to come to school dressed as a Super Hero, before heading out to have fun in a long-planned, and regularly postponed, Colour Run.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Junior and Senior School students who were the recipients of awards in our final Awards Presentation Assemblies. These awards acknowledge student dedication, persistence and excellence in Sport, Academia, Citizenship and Performing Arts.

Today, the students in Junior School enjoyed what some say is the highlight of the school year – the teacher’s assembly. The teachers again showcased their acting talents to a very appreciative audience. Thanks to Mr Shane Bell for his play which allowed all the Junior School staff to shine!

As our school year comes to a close, I extend my grateful thanks to all Casey Grammar School community members for their cooperation and vigilance in following the COVID safety protocols. As the COVID rules and behavioural expectations changed throughout the year, we also adapted and changed.

Our school has remained a safe and relatively COVID-free environment. We have all of you to thank for that. The respect, integrity, compassion and inclusion which guide our community has helped us through the difficult days of this pandemic and, I believe, has made our school community even stronger.

I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a relaxing summer holiday. I look forward to seeing you all in the new year.

Stay safe, stay well.

Fiona Williams


Uniform Shop Reminder 

Parents who visit the uniform shop over the summer holidays are reminded of the importance of using the QR code to check-in and to also show your vaccination certificate at the door.