Ten weeks ago, I commenced as School Chaplain for two days per week, while Mrs Rivière-Pendle is on maternity leave with her new baby daughter.

During those ten weeks, I’ve noticed so many positive things about Casey Grammar School.

This School community embodies its values in all it does, and this shone through loud and clear during the power disruption which abruptly disrupted a special Secondary Awards assembly, minutes before it was due to commence.

Casey’s values brought:

EXCELLENCE in the way the School leaders, student IT and Tech teams worked together to troubleshoot and explore as many options as possible in the time available. The level of professionalism and wisdom this young teamed showed was outstanding.

INCLUSION in the coming together to discuss with everyone the challenges being faced and looking at options and opportunities together.

COMPASSION in being aware of the impact on the many students and their families who were eagerly looking forward to receiving awards and how to support them.

RESPECT for the situation we all found ourselves in, and that decisions needed to be made, and being postured positively towards that.

INTEGRITY through and through in openly and honestly communicating and honouring the event when it proceeded later that week.

What a wonderful community to be educated in and learn valuable life lessons together – even in surprising places. Well done Casey Grammar!

“Brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8


Reverend Cindy Waters