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Anglican Schools Commission

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Churchie explores this year’s Diocesan theme, ‘Nurturing Relationships’

“With Chaplain Steph’s help, Churchie students…have written in to share how they have been working together to explore ‘Nurturing Relationships’. Some of the many activities the boys said they have engaged in include circle time discussions, a class web and wall display, role plays about honesty and owning up to mistakes, games, an assembly presentation, and they’ve unpacked Bible verses to explore the power of our words and how our words affect others…Well done to Churchie students and staff for your inspiring work and thank you for letting me know what you’ve done. I’d love to hear from other schools and how you are exploring Nurturing Relationships. Please drop me an email or a letter to let me know,” says Archbishop Phillip Aspinall

Features

Tips for teenagers: keeping occupied at home in the school holidays

A Brisbane-based teenager shares his tips, with the help of the ASC’s Steve Window, for keeping occupied at home during the school holidays while physical distancing measure are in place: “For the last three years, I have been unable to attend school and rarely leave the house because of a medical condition, so I am an expert at keeping myself occupied at home. I hope these tips help other teenagers, and their mums and dads, keep mentally well while students stay at home in the school holidays to keep people safe”

Reflections

Calling out scapegoating and creating flourishing conditions

“So, my prayer for this year, as I practise peacemaking, is that I will be more effective at calling out scapegoating, better at challenging notions of redemptive violence and actively seek Jesus’ Third Way – I no longer want to regret not handling conflict situations as well as I could,” says the Anglican Schools Commission’s Mission and Education Advisor Vanessa Gamack

News

Farewells and a Commissioning

The Anglican Schools Commission celebrated the year’s achievements and highlights, farewelled long-serving staff and school council members, and Commissioned a new Director of Mission at an end-of-year Eucharist and dinner recently