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Forgiveness is giving someone another chance after they have done something wrong. Everyone makes mistakes. Instead of revenge, make amends. Forgive yourself too. Instead of feeling hopeless after a mistake, decide to act differently, and have faith that you can change.
Attendance at Churchie’s Anzac Day Service on Tuesday 25 April is compulsory for all boys in Years 4 to 6. In order to be in position for the 8.45 am start, boys are to meet staff at their classroom at 8 am. Formal uniform of white shirt, tie and hat is required.
Boys in Reception to Year 3 are welcome to attend and sit with their parents in the general seating area. Reception to Year 3 boys should also wear their formal uniform.
The next meeting of the Prep Support Group will be in the Lanskey Theatre at 8.30 am next Thursday 23 March. All parents are welcome. This meeting will commence with a presentation by Mr Bretton Watson of Brand and Slater, Churchie’s consulting architects, on the new Prep School Master Plan. The Master Plan seeks to establish a plan for the buildings and site of the Prep School in response to the needs of the school in the future. I’m sure you will find this presentation interesting. All Prep School parents are welcome to attend.
I ask parents and carers to note that boys are not to play running games in the Early Childhood Playground before school, according to the school’s protocols. This protocol applies across the whole Prep School, from Reception to Year 6. Before school, boys may play handball and other games not involving running. This helps to ensure that boys are not physically overwrought at the start of the school day. Your reminders of this protocol to the boys would be helpful.
Parents should note that, in recent weeks, several boys in Year 4 have been diagnosed with Chickenpox (Varicella). Information about Chickenpox is available from Queensland Health.
The School’s Chorister programme operates in conjunction with St John’s Cathedral. Scholarships are available for boys entering Year 4 in 2017. Parents are encouraged to consider this special programme for their sons. Applications for 2017 scholarships close on 15 June 2017. For further information, please visit the Churchie website’s scholarships page.
I remind parents that the Preparatory School Inter-House Cross Country will be at Main Oval on Thursday 30 March, commencing at 9 am. All are welcome.
The final school day for this term is next Thursday 30 March. Term 2 commences on Tuesday 18 April.
Head of Preparatory School
Congratulations to Jordan Lau, Alex Conley (Year 7), Ben Campbell and Henry Parcell (Year 8) on their Admission to Holy Communion in School Chapel last week.
The next AHC Services will take place next term with the Prep School Service on Sunday 4 June at 6 pm. Years 7 and 8 Students may choose either their Cohort Eucharist (Year 7 on the 19 May at 8.30 am, Year 8 on the 28 April at 9.50 am) or join the Prep Service on 4 June. The application forms are online.
If you would like to volunteer in the Viking Café Tuckshop, please contact Liz Russell. Contact details are available via the link below.
Meals on Wheels
The 2017 rowing season culminated in the Head of the River held at Lake Wyaralong last weekend. The crews were well prepared and ready to race from early in the lead-up week and sickness was held at bay. Wyaralong presented its now-renowned high-quality conditions, and so the usual nerves about weather, in this somewhat weather-reliant sport, were not a feature.
The Churchie rowers did their school and themselves proud throughout the day and finished with five Championship boat class wins and two non-Championship boat class wins. To win 7 out of a total of 15 races is testament to the high calibre rower Churchie has rowing out of their sheds at the moment. The Open First VIII didn’t have things go their way in their event, which saw them finish sixth in the competition this year.
The winning crews were:
The overall points tally had Churchie ahead until, agonisingly, it was snatched away from us at the end of the competition. This meant Churchie finished a creditable second overall in points on the day.
This result and the performances of all crews promises a very positive trend for the programme going into future seasons. The culture in the rowing programme is positive across coaching staff, boys and parents and will only get stronger in pursuit of the long-worked-towards and inevitable win. The rowers have earned their break this season. Thank you to all concerned and see you on the water next season.
Using Student Smart Card at Viking Café
Senior School students can use their Student Smart Card to pay at the Viking Café and Churchie Shop. Please note that the Viking Café will become cashless from 6 March (week seven).
Your son’s Student Smart Card operates as a pre-paid account where you can add funds via online credit card payment (Visa and MasterCard). To top up the Smart Card, visit the Tuckshop page on the Churchie website and login with your ID and password. Once logged in, you will see My Student Account listing your son’s name and account balance. Choose the ‘Recharge Account’ button and top up your son’s account via Churchie Online Payments. Your son can start using his student card for payment at Viking Café and Churchie Shop. For more information, please refer to the My Student Account-FAQ.
Students must present their cards when they choose to pay by Student Smart Card, and students must not share their cards with siblings or other students.
Daily spending limit
Please inform your son if you have set a daily spending limit on his card.
Set a low balance notification
You can set a Low Balance Value notification email for when the account balance on the Student Smart Card falls below a nominated amount.
Dinner online order for senior day students
Dinner will be available for Years 7 to 12 day students from 24 April 2017.
For more information, please refer to My Student Account-Frequently Asked Questions
The Prep Tuckshop operates Monday to Friday. Parent support of the tuckshop helps sustain its viability as a daily service to the students. Many volunteers are needed. Please consider volunteering your assistance at whatever frequency is possible (e.g. monthly or fortnightly). Wednesday and Friday are the busiest days, and extra volunteers are needed for these days. Every offer of assistance will be welcomed, and your son will be proud to know you are in the tuckshop on his special day. Mothers, fathers and grandparents are all welcome. If you are able to help, please contact the Prep Office on 3896 2219.
Prep Tuckshop Orders
Tuckshop orders are to be made online only and the lunch order cut off time is 8 am.
To place an online order, go to the tuckshop page on the Churchie website and login with your ID and password. Once logged in, you will see your My Student Account listing your son’s name and account balance. Please add funds to the account via credit card online payments (Visa and MasterCard). For more information, please refer to the My Student Account FAQ.