Carey Sport Attribute of the Week: ‘Imagination’

‘I use my imagination to form new ideas, visualise and explore possibilities’

Carey sport coaches were challenged this week to live the ‘Imagination’ attribute with their teams. It may be that they try a new set play or teach a new skill, or play someone in their team in a new position. Sport readily offers these opportunities, and has the potential to unlock countless possibilities… 

APS Reconciliation Round – Saturday 25 May
This Saturday the APS celebrates the annual Reconciliation Round to recognise our country’s Indigenous heritage. All teams playing at Bulleen will honour the occasion where team captains will read out the following the Acknowledgement of Country message prior to the commencement of the game:

Today we honour the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation and pay our respects to their elders past and present. The name Bulleen originates from the nearby Bolin Bolin Billabong and translates to lyrebird. The Bulleen billabongs were an important territory for the Wurundjeri people for approximately 5000 years.

Generations had lived on the river flats when wild fish and ducks were abundant. Bolin was the largest lake/billabong in the area and was a significant ritual meeting place for the aboriginal people, where numerous corroborees were held either by the billabong or on the hills. These informal gatherings were replete with ritual and socio-cultural significance. 

May today’s game be played in the spirit of Reconciliation whereby together, we grow stronger. 

Sports Reminders
Training and matches are compulsory for ALL students. Team managers will not accept excuses ‘after the fact’ – parents are asked to adhere to this policy, and it is requested that appointments are not scheduled during compulsory sports times. Any last minute Saturday absences should be communicated to Head of Sport, Paul Jepson, by SMS on 0403 245 953. This should be done prior to the game.

We set high standards regarding uniform at APS sport. Carey Sports uniform is the only acceptable dress at games – grey hoodies, tracksuit pants etc. are not part of our sports uniform and should not be worn. This includes any time before or after school games.

Despite the above reminders I’m pleased to report that the vast majority of students and parents do adhere to our sports policies and we thank you for your ongoing support with this.

Sport arrangements during exam period
Please refer to this form for information about sport scheduling during the exam period. 

Paul Jepson
Head of Sport