It’s always an incredibly busy start to the school year, especially for the Year 7’s....
This week I had the pleasure of being commissioned as well as being part of both the Junior and Senior School commissioning services. I would like to thank the Board Members, School Council, parents, students and the wider community for your support with these significant milestones. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our school Chaplain Mrs Monique Riviere-Pendle for her messages and blessings for our students. Whilst our official leaders were commissioned I would also like to point out that all Year 6 and Year 12 students were acknowledged and pledged to the school their commitment as to lead the school and support the School Leaders.
At the Commissioning Service, I accepted the role of Principal of Casey Grammar School to serve the students, parents, staff and the CGS Community as your leader. I vowed to display values of integrity, tolerance, respect and compassion always valuing the school founders, founding staff and founding students that have placed the school so very well for me to lead. I pledged to honour our vision and mission to provide the highest professional standards of teaching and quality educational services, with the aim of achieving our school objectives for educating the whole child, academically, spiritually and socially in the pursuit of excellence.
History has taught us that, when we come together in groups or teams, we can achieve more than we can as individuals. Good leadership ensures that groups of people work together effectively and efficiently to achieve a common purpose. Many people need leaders to show them the way - they need to be led in order to achieve their potential.
A true leader provides a new perspective, inspiring us to dream more, lean more and become better in everything that we do. Instead of trying to blind us with his or her brilliance, a true leader reflects our own light back to us, so that we may see ourselves anew.
True leaders understand that leadership is not about them but about those they serve, as Jesus served. It is not about promoting oneself it is about lifting others up. I am confident that this group of leaders will do an outstanding job in 2018.
Richard Baird - Principal