Sunday, February 14, 2016

2016 begins...

classes for 2016 are on the move...
my Year 9 Myths and Legends elective class is deep in research, 
exploring ancient myths and legends...
They have the opportunity of doing extension work ...
including creative responses like the beautiful drawing above from Zach...

Thursday, January 22, 2015

to the struggling and striving...

From former student Nat Sy...timely in these times of vicious confusions...  22.1.15



This is an appeal to the struggling and striving stakeholders of this planet:
This floating rock we call Earth

Alas, that means you


That means:
Everyone of your acquaintance
Every figure your eyes skim past in the street
Every charlatan still to defeat
Every tender face you find solace in
Now mimic the mindset William Wallace was in

Dismount - disembark - descend from your existance
Slacken your angst and decant your hate
'Cos in the long run they're about as useful
As pouring acid onto your dinner plate

To muzzled masses that lead lives of deafening desperation:
With Excalibur aloft King Arthur earned the throne
But it's our minds we got to wrench out of the stone

Don't be fooled by its simplicity
There was never a broadcat made of such urgency
'Cos at no time before us
Did we grasp the scope of this emergency?

Ladle out love and logic by the boatload
Equipped with that cargo you can take any road
Now grab life; seize time
This fight is for human kind

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Regan Bayliss rides on...

(click to enlarge)

Regan is a past student of Casey Grammar School...
He left the school in Year 10 to pursue a jockey career...his passion...
He has had many successes, even while still an apprentice...
And yesterday, the Herald Sun revealed that he continued his studies with the Certificate of Applied Learning...




Regan shared the honours with Jye McNeil at the top of the 2013/14 Rising Stars Series; 
he rode 37 winners.

So far, in his 2014/15 season, he has had 20 winners...

Recently, on October 18, he rode as the only apprentice 
in the prestigious Caulfield Cup - Race 9.
This cup pre-empts the final Melbourne Cup...highlight of the Spring Racing Carnival...
He rode Renew and was placed 16th out of a field of 18 top horses...
An amazing effort...





Sunday, August 24, 2014

Macbeth faces...


scan of James Schubach's interpretation of the Macbeth tensions...


sometimes
the image
can say more than
the words

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Winter Writers' Festival...


The inaugural Winter Writers' Destival was held at Casey Grammar School
on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th August.


It was all beautifully orchestrated by Ms Mandy Horton.


Students from primary to secondary levels were able to meet a writer or two over the two days.
Book signing was encouraged.


Writers included:

Emilie Zoey Baker - poet and slam champion.


James Phelan - author of 21 novels

Demet Divaroren - Melbourne-based writer of long and short fiction and non-fiction


Danny Katz - Canadian born author and newspaper columnist - including The Age.

Stig Wemyss - narrator of audio books for children and young adults


Ellie Marney - teacher and YA author who specialises in crime

Gemma Wiseman - poet, writer and photographer who maintains 37 blogs

Saturday, July 5, 2014

a piece of Melbourne's musical history...


Today, there was an historic photo shoot on parliament steps of Melbourne's 4 currently running musicals.

From left to right, the musicals were:
Wicked
The Rocky Horror Show
Les Miserables
The King and I


Our
Nat Sy
was part of the photo shoot
(back left with the orange, long-eared beanie)


He (back - left of centre) is more noticeable in this photo from Aussie Theatre.com - Oliver Toth

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Rocky Horror


The Rocky Horror Show opened April 26 at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne and closes July 13.


Former student
Nat Sy
is managing the lighting and sound...

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Immigration Museum and Ian Potter Gallery


Last Wednesday 18th June, Year 9 students visited the Immigration Museum and Ian Potter Gallery in Melbourne...
Here is one group outside the Immigration Museum...



Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sam's news...


as of the end of this month, former student 
Sam Fawke
will be joining the animal husbandry team at Melbourne Aquarium...


CONGRATULATIONS SAM

Friday, April 25, 2014

ANZAC DAY from a former student...


part of a memorial in Dromana...
These golden flowers always bloom in Autumn round ANZAC Day...


A former student of Casey Grammar
Nat Sy
penned these thoughts in Melbourne today...


Just walking through the city eating an icecream, strolling through the crowds. 
You glance up once or twice to see those quick glimpses of a mother running her hand accross her baby's hair, wide eye and smiling friends as they reunite, the couple running their thumbs as they hold hands. 
The kid fascinated by everything ontop her father's shoulders, the young girl on the bench who can read in peace. 
We see these things too quickly at a glance as we walk past for our minor goals in walking past them. 
The girl's smirk when she knows she's happy with the way she's dressed tonight. 
The guy who tucks a flower into his jacket pocket. 
The grandfather cradling his cherished legacy. 
The busker who will die for the dream. 
It's a bit overwhelming to know that many people died defending this. 
And listening to some Sigur Ros probably has something to do with this status making an ever wanky background soundtrack to my glimpses at life. 
But all that aside. 
We are all gifted. 
And I hope everyone can take at least a piece of that gift and make sure that we can all enjoy it.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Athletics Carnival - Year 12


hail and farewell to our last athletics carnival...



we are seeking higher fields...soon...



have you lost something?




I will remember this moment...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Athletics Carnival - faces


many faces, many thoughts...



many moments...



the red girls...



the green girls...



gotta get my football...



rug up...


measure up...



we're happy...



we're hangin'...



we're making bubbles...



we're groovin'...



I'm rollin'...


 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Athletics Carnival at Casey Fields - runners


Superman strides out...



I'm still smiling...



Yee-hah...



on the home stretch...



oooh... the pain...



it's you and me babe...



I'm with you all the way...



Am I there yet?


Jessica Watson

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