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Changes to events and activities

Camps, tours and co-curricular sports and activities

In response to recommendations from external governing authorities, a range of activities has been either postponed or cancelled.

All school national and international tours are either cancelled or under review pending further updates from the government authorities.

The GPS Association has advised that:

The remainder of Term 1 activities, which includes GPS Cricket, Volleyball and Debating and the postponement of pre-season Cross Country meets, and all formal and informal pre-season training and competitions for Football, Tennis, Basketball and Rugby, have been cancelled. This decision is consistent with the relevant state and national sporting organisations current directive.

For Churchie, effective from 17 March, the following changes to GPS sports and activities will occur.

Term 1

  • all volleyball cancelled
  • all cricket cancelled
  • all debating cancelled
  • GPS Cross Country meets #1 and #2 are to be postponed
  • all training for these sports is cancelled (as communicated via Team App).

Terms 2 and 3
Preparations for Terms 2 and 3 activities are also implicated in this directive.

  • football, tennis, chess, rugby, basketball and water polo pre-seasons are now postponed
  • all training associated with these sports is cancelled
  • no camps or training sessions will be held during the Easter school holiday period.


School events

In addition to the GPS sports and activities and Tri-Services Cadets changes above, the list below details the status of other School events and activities.
Term 1 cancelled events:

  • Senior Formal
  • Parents Event for Senior Formal
  • Tennis First Serve Presentation
  • Volleyball End of Season
  • Debating End of Season Dinner
  • Cricket End of Season
  • World Scholars’ Cup
  • Prep School and Senior School assemblies
  • Chapel services
  • Prep School Fathers’ Sausage Sizzle
  • Prep School Easter Service
  • Prep School Inter-House Cross Country
  • Inter-House Singing
  • all Tri-Service Cadets activities
  • all service activities.

Term 1 postponed events (dates to be advised)

  • Prep Cocktail Party
  • Year 5 Camp
  • Year 6 Camps
  • House photos
  • Churchie Wellbeing Lecture Series (originally scheduled for 23 March).

Term 2 cancelled events

  • Anzac Day Ceremony
  • Year 11 Boarding Dinner
  • First XI Football Dinner
  • Year 10 Boarding Dinner
  • Year 5 and 6 High Tea
  • Year 12 IB Parent information evening
  • Year 11 IB Parent information evening
  • Year 7 Parent and Son Breakfast
  • Football Mother and Son Breakfast
  • Open Day
  • Churchie Physics Lecture
  • Year 9 Boarding Parents Dinner
  • Year 8 Boarding Parents Dinner
  • Prep School and Senior School assemblies
  • all chapel services
  • all Tri-Service Cadets activities
  • all service activities.

Term 2 postponed events (new dates to be advised)

  • Churchie Ball
  • Churchie Trivia Night
  • Vintage Viking Lunch
  • Prep New Zealand Tour meeting (originally scheduled for 24 April)
  • Prep and Senior School sibling photos
  • Prep Support Group Meeting (originally scheduled for 7 May)
  • Chapel services
  • Bands Concert
  • Senior School parent teacher interviews will operate as a teleconference.

Term 2 events under review (status will be advised)

  • Senior School Musical
  • Football Awards Presentation
  • Tennis End of Season Presentation
  • Prep School Billy Cart Grand Prix
  • Prep School parent teacher interviews 

International Churchie tours

The School is currently reviewing all of our international tours in accordance with official advice. The tours planned for China and New Zealand have been cancelled. The School will continue providing updates regarding the status of other Churchie tours.