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Collaboration

Video TSS students in Oliver! Video

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. Twelve months of planning and eight months of just practise and practise. I’m sure we’ve got this,” said TSS student Max Scott

"Going on a planning and prayer retreat once a year for at least three days is both productive and fun" (Chris Bate, pictured with Scott Windred and David Browne)
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Implementing a cross-parish resource collaboration group: blessings and benefits

“When we’re all using the same lectionary readings week to week, it makes complete sense for us as peers to share the workload, the digital and print resources, and our unique gifts. We maintain the identity and needs of our own communities, while also supporting and encouraging them in their faith formation,” says The Rev’d Chris Bate from The Parish of Booval

Reflections

Collaboration: towards effective missional outcomes

From a personal perspective, I like the idea that I’m self-sufficient and smart enough to solve my own problems. Admitting I need help means being vulnerable and this can be deeply uncomfortable, especially for an introvert like me. Based on conversations I’ve had, I think parish clergy and lay leaders have similar concerns. If we admit that everything isn’t peachy, what will people think of us?” explores Dr Stephen Harrison

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Emergency Action Alliance launched

“The Emergency Action Alliance will be activated when the most serious natural disasters and humanitarian emergencies occur. I think the Australian community will appreciate agencies coming together in a spirit of co-operation in times like this, rather than inadvertently ‘competing’ with each other,” says Anglican Overseas Aid CEO The Rev’d Dr Bob Mitchell AM

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Collaboration as solidarity

When I think about collaboration as solidarity, I often think back to the moment when I found out that I was pregnant with my wonderful son, Tom. I was 15 and what I thought my life would be, changed in an instant. I was left somewhat reeling at a time when teenage mums still experienced significant social stigma…However, the solidarity of family members, friends and churched people shielded and carried me,” says The Ven. Tiffany Sparks