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The Rev'd Jocelyn Pitt visited Churchie on 2 November 2022 as the school celebrated the 30th anniversary of the ordination of women. The Rev'd Jocelyn was the first ordained woman to be a Chaplain at Churchie, where she served between 1993 and 2003

Churchie celebrates the ordination of women

The 30th anniversary of the ordination of women in the Anglican Church of Australia was celebrated at Churchie recently with a special visit from The Rev’d Jocelyn Pitt to the Preparatory School chapel services


Nurturing student-centred engagement with scripture

“Many experienced educators desire an opportunity or device that encourages both authentic academic engagement and student-centred and directed interaction with complex scriptural writings, as either a catalyst or means of nurturing their journey of discovery. To this end, we have combined three known processes into a single lesson,” says Churchie Religious Education Faculty Head, Max Condon


What 'Nurturing Relationships' means to me

In this special joint reflection, seven young Churchie students share about what the 2021 Diocesan theme ‘Being Together: Nurturing Relationships’ means to them in the context of their friendships and families: “Over the years, my younger brother…and I have developed a strong relationship. Sometimes we don’t get along, but because we have developed that strong bond, it is quite simple to resolve arguments”


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