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TSS students in Oliver!
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Behind the scenes at the TSS and St Hilda's School production of Oliver!

Check out what students, staff and parents from The Southport School and St Hilda’s School said on the opening night of their latest collaboration – a production of Oliver! The coming-of-age stage musical, Oliver!, is based upon the 1838 novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens: “I’m nervous and excited because we’ve worked so hard for this. 12 months of planning and eight months of just practise and practise. I’m sure we’ve got this,” says TSS student Max Scott

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#MakeIt21: Jessie's and Jayden's stories

Jayden loves playing sport and wants to study at Bible college next year. Jessie has just graduated with a degree in Human Services. Having recently left care, Jayden has found the transition difficult. Extending support for care leavers to 21 could make a big impact on Jayden’s life. Jessie left care several years ago, but still remembers how difficult she found it. She’s frustrated that there hasn’t been a change yet, as she sees young people like her struggling with housing at a very young age. Anglicare is asking the Queensland Government to extend support for young people in out-of-home care to the age of 21

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Children’s ministry resource boxes on offer

”St Bart’s Kids has compiled and produced items for a series of resource boxes to help equip new or growing parish children’s ministries. We currently have 10 free resource boxes to give to interested ACSQ parishes. It is hoped that these resource boxes will initiate new partnerships with parishes seeking to intentionally nurture their children’s programs,” says Caitlin Judge from Resource Church St Bart’s, Toowoomba

Reflections

Is beauty in the (he)art of the beholder?

“What really interests me is that, given our notions of beauty might be different from person to person or culture to culture, the presence of God can be found in all kinds of situations, places, people, artworks, and music,” says Jonathan Sargeant from St Francis College

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Week of Prayer for Reconciliation: “a coming together of hearts, minds and souls”

“The focus on prayer during the Week of Prayer for Reconciliation will give us all an opportunity to pray specifically for a building up of the Body of Christ in a coming together of First Nations peoples and non-Indigenous peoples. The power of this is a coming together of hearts, minds and souls,” says The Rev’d Canon Bruce Boase, Chair of the ACSQ Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group