From the Head of Junior School

Our recent Year 6 Canberra Camp was an unforgettable experience, filled with exciting visits to iconic landmarks and rich learning opportunities. Among the highlights were our visits to Questacon, the War Memorial and Parliament House, each offering unique insights into Australian history, science and governance.

Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre, proved to be a haven of interactive learning and discovery. The War Memorial, with its solemn atmosphere and poignant displays, provided an opportunity for reflection and remembrance.

Parliament House offered a glimpse into the workings of our nation’s government and our students enjoyed watching question time in the House of Representatives and the Senate chambers. Engaging in a mock parliamentary debate was another highlight for our students. It was a pleasure to accompany our Year 6 students to Canberra. Their behaviour and the way they represented CGS were an absolute credit to them.

Our Year 2 students enjoyed their recent excursion when they completed the Berwick Historical Walk. The walk offered our students a fascinating journey through time, allowing them to explore the rich tapestry of history woven throughout Berwick.

Our students discovered stories and landmarks that shed light on Berwick’s past and its evolution into the community it is today. Thanks to Mrs Harrison, Mrs Duell, Miss Shulz, Mrs Giles and Mrs Badar for making this excursion possible.

Last week’s Year 2D assembly was a heartwarming celebration of our school’s core values: respect, compassion, integrity, inclusion and excellence. Through a captivating play, our young students brought these values to life. It was a joy to watch our students shine up on the big stage and their final dance items were performed with such enjoyment. Bravo to Mrs Duell and her talented students!

Hoping our school community was able to enjoy the Labour Day long weekend and is ready for the action packed final three weeks of Term 1.

Melissa Roberton

Head of Junior School

Booth House Meeting

This term Booth House had their first Years 3–6 House meeting. It was wonderful to get all the Booth students together. We began the meeting by welcoming our Year 3 students and they were very excited to receive a welcoming certificate and their new Booth badge.

We also welcomed our new 2024 captains Logan and Sidakleen, the Booth House staff and of course Billy Booth. We spent some time talking about future events for Booth and the Booth Values.

Additionally, we launched our first competition for 2024. The students have an opportunity to colour in and write why they like being in Booth House. We already have some fabulous entries from students.

Finally, we finished the meeting with some fun and games. We introduced the chant to the Year 3 students, and they enthusiastically joined in and started singing. Everyone was demonstrating impressive ‘House spirit’. The students have already been asking when the next Booth House Meeting is!

Sarah Nolan

Head of Booth House

Mrs Williams Visits 3N!

The students in 3N enjoyed a special visit from Mrs Williams. It was fantastic to have Mrs Williams answer many of the students’ questions. Some topics that were mentioned included Buddy, School Values, Learning Goals, Harmony Day, NAPLAN, the school buildings, the tram and possibly the most exciting part — learning that Mrs Williams likes Taylor Swift!

Sarah Nolan

Year 3 Teacher

A Terrific First Trist House Meeting for 2024!

It was wonderful to meet with the Years 3–6 Trist House students in Week 4 for our very first meeting of 2024. We loved having the Year 3 students join us and presenting them with a certificate and Trist House badge. Well done to our House Captains, McKenzie and Ranuk, for confidently assisting and presenting to the team. I am looking forward to our next House Meeting in Week 8, where we will be learning all about the Good Friday Appeal and preparing for our upcoming annual fundraiser!

Upcoming Easter Raffle

It is one of our most favourite times of the year again! Not only is it almost Easter, but the Junior School Trist House is going to be hosting their annual fundraiser for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Casey Grammar School has proudly raised money for this charity for decades.

As many of you may already know, The Good Friday Appeal raises money for the Royal Children’s Hospital. This incredible hospital provides the best possible care for thousands of children across Australia and the money raised helps pay for things like equipment, research and education.

Our much-loved Easter raffle will take place in the last week of term. The reason why students enjoy holding a raffle is because it provides many fulfilling opportunities for leadership, organisation, participation and a sense of community engagement. It is also a bit of fun for the end of term, while raising money for such a worthy charity!

If you would like to donate a prize for our Easter Raffle, we would be so grateful! It could be chocolate or something Easter themed. All money raised from raffle ticket sales will be donated to the Good Friday Appeal.

Details about the raffle and ticket sales will be provided very soon, so please keep an eye out! Any raffle prize donations can be given to the Reception. Thanking you in advance!

Miss Bridgette Reale
Head of Trist House – Junior School

Leaver House Meeting

It was a family affair at our very first House Meeting this year with one of our new House Captains Enrick welcoming his little brother Adam to Leaver House. Our new House Captains, Enrick and Eva did a fabulous job introducing themselves in front of all the Years 3–6 students. We can’t wait till our next meeting, when we will be celebrating Easter with our very first Easter Joke Competition!

Mrs Bronwyn Kyne

Head of Leaver House

Year 3 String Program

Their focus was evident in Performing Arts this week as our Year 3 students began learning how to play a variety of string instruments, as part of our Introduction to Strings Program.

The students are very excited to be presenting what they have learnt at our Winter Concert with Miss Sun at the end of the semester. Happy playing everyone!

Mrs Bronwyn Kyne

Junior School Performing Arts